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.  

The 24th and 25th October 2017 Fine Silver will include the Tom Lawson collection of hat pins, regimental silver from the Royal Green Jackets and Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. There are also several private collections including nutmeg graters, wine labels and The David Constable early spoons.  Also in the sale is Scottish and Irish silver, antique and modern silver, objects of vertu and flatware.


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

Forthcoming Sales

23rd & 24th January 2018 - Silver & Objects of Vertu

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  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A George III silver plate from Admiral Lord Nelson's Copenhagen service
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • A George II silver strawberry dish
    Sold For £ 1,800
  • A fine Victorian presentation silver centrepiece
    Sold For £ 36,000
  • By the Artificers Guild
    Sold For £ 2,300
  • A fine George IV presentation silver regimental ewer
    Sold For £ 5,000
  • An early 17th century German parcel-gilt silver tankard
    Sold For £ 4,200
  • A George III silver honey skep
    Sold For £ 4,200
  • An Elizabeth I provincial silver Seal-top spoon
    Sold For £ 4,500
  • A Victorian silver castle-top card case
    Sold For £ 1,000
  • A collection of eight menu card holders formed from medals
    Sold For £ 750
  • 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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