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The Silver and Object of Vertu sales are held quarterly and include antique and modern silver, flatware, Irish and Scottish silver, foreign and whole collections, with items spanning a broad range of periods, dates and styles. The demand for quality silver is strong with small objects of vertu and private collections continuing to appeal. 

A highlight for the department is a Henry VIII mazer bowl, which sold for £250,100. 

On 25th October 2016 we were delighted to achieve three world record prices for 'Castle-top' card cases, from The Arthur Holder Collection of Silver and Vertu.  One featuring Eddistone Lighthouse and one of Arundel Castle sold for £9200 each, and one of The Post Office, Dublin, sold for £9800.  Following the success of the Holder Collection, the 26th October 2016 Fine Silver sale also performed well with a top price of £15,500 for a pair of Elizabeth I apostle spoons.

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The department offers a free auction valuation service and can advise on all aspects of selling silver. 

Forthcoming Sales

24th & 25th October 2017 - Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu - closing date for entries, 1st September

  • Forthcoming Lots
  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A George II silver strawberry dish
    £2,000 - 3,000
  • A George III silver coffee jug on stand
    £5,000 - 7,000
  • A presentation silver trophy bowl
    £2,000 - 3,000
  • A George III silver armorial elephant wine...
    £1,500 - 2,000
  • A William and Mary / William III silver nutmeg...
    £700 - 900
  • By Murrle Bennett and Co
    £200 - 300
  • A William III West Country silver Lace-back...
    £1,500 - 2,000
  • A pair of George II silver candlesticks
    £3,000 - 5,000
  • By the Artificers Guild, an Arts and Crafts...
    £800 - 1,000
  • A George III silver plate from Admiral Lord Nelson's Copenhagen service
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • A fine Victorian presentation silver centrepiece
    Sold For £ 36,000
  • A fine George IV presentation silver regimental ewer
    Sold For £ 5,000
  • A George III silver honey skep
    Sold For £ 4,200
  • A pair of Elizabeth I silver Apostle spoons
    Sold For £ 15,500
  • A fine George IV silver-gilt presentation vase and stand
    Sold For £ 95,000
  • A pair of Victorian silver-gilt mounted glass claret jugs
    Sold For £ 15,500
  • A Victorian novelty silver sugar vase and cover modelled as a standing owl
    Sold For £ 5,700
  • *A rare George II Channel Islands silver coffee pot
    Sold For £ 15,000
  • A pair of George III cast silver candlesticks
    Sold For £ 2,400
  • Forthcoming Sales
  • Previous Sales
Contact Department
Rupert Slingsby (Associate Director)
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424501 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
Lucy Chalmers
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424594 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
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