The Silver department holds quarterly which include antique and modern items, flatware, foreign, Scottish and Irish silver, objects of vertu and private collections. The department holds a number of records for highest prices, including a Victorian silver 'castle-top' card case of Dublin Post Office for £9,800, which was part of the Arthur Holder Collection of Silver and Objects of Vertu. Recent highlights also include a Victorian silver centrepiece presented by the King of Netherlands, which was sold for £36,000 to an overseas museum. Highlights from the the October 30th 2018 Fine Silver sale included a silver and enamel tea set by Fred Rich, which sold for £13,000 and a vase by the same maker for £11,000. From the collections of early spoons, one highlight was a Henry VIII silver Lion Sejant affronté spoon, by William Simpson, London 1530, which sold for £9,000.
Please contact the department to discuss consigning any items, whether collections or single lots.
Silver and Objects of Vertu 22nd & 23rd January 2019 - closing date for entries 23rd November 2018