The Silver department holds quarterly auctions, which include antique and modern items, flatware, foreign, Scottish and Irish silver, objects of vertu and private collections.
In recent years we have successfully sold a number of private collections, including early spoons from the David Constable collection, with a James II silver Lace-back Trefid spoon selling for £3,200.
A particular feature of the sale was a private collection of over 130 lots, and highlights included a William IV silver ice pail / wine cooler, by Paul Storr, London 1830, which sold for £31,000; a Charles II Chinoiserie two-handled porringer and cover, by Benjamin Pyne, London 1683, sold for £26,000 and a rare Elizabeth I provincial communion cup, sold for £12,000. A third private collection in the auction was of caddy spoons, formed of over 140 lots, spanning George III to modern day periods, with an eagle's wing caddy spoon by Joseph Willmore, Birmingham 1814 selling for £5,000. The overall sale total was over £950,000.
We are always happy to discuss consigning items for auction, please contact the department.
View the recent sale of the Royal presentation cigarette case and letter from George VI to Lionel Logue.