Silver & Objects of Vertu - Day 2 - 13th July

Wednesday 13th July 2022. Starts at 10:00am

Day 1 - lot 1-384

Day 2 - lot 385-782

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The 12th and 13th July Silver and Objects of Vertu auction comprises 782 lots.

Particular highlights of the sale are lot 574 and 672.  Lot 574, an early-19th century French silver-gilt table knife and fork, by Martin-Guillaume Biennais, circa 1810, for Napoleon Bonaparte, estimate £3,000-5,000.  The knife handle decorated with a profile of Minerva, bees and the imperial arms of Napoleon, also with an N in a roundel. Lot 672 pair of George III silver two-handled wine coolers, by William Frisbee, London 1807, engraved with the arms of Smith, estimate £10,000-15,000.  The pair are sold with their fitted case and a watercolour of Thomas Smith Esq. who owned the wine coolers in 1807.  Thomas Smith was a merchant, selling wine on Bridge Street, near Blackfriars, who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1809. 

Offered in the sale are a number of collections. Firstly, on Day One of the sale are 27 lots of Regimental silver, being sold on the instructions of the Trustees of The Royal Welsh Regiment Museum Trust.  Included is a pair of George IV Regimental silver two-handled soup tureens and covers, by Joseph Angell, London 1825, estimate £4,000-6,000.

Day two of the sale starts with silver of the late Arthur Holder. A keen collector of silver, Arthur discovered silver-making courses at his local college where he remained a student for over 40 years.  As well as hand-made items, the collection also includes a 17th century German silver pomander, estimate £3,000-4,000.

Continuing our strong following of early silver spoons, the July Silver Sale also features three comprehensive private collections, including one comprising 37 lots.  Highlights include lot 570, a pair of Henry VIII silver Apostle spoons, St. Peter and St. James the Greater, estimate £15,000-20,000. Lot 572, a rare Elizabeth I provincial Apostle spoon, possibly St. Matthew or St. Thomas, estimate £10,000-15,000. Lot 573, a fine Henry VIII silver Apostle spoon, The Master, by William Simpson, London 1530, estimate £15,000-20,000.

For buyers of early 19th century and continental silver, lot  579 is an Austrian silver box and cover, by Otto Prutscher for the Weiner Werkstätter, executed by Alfred Mayer, 1908, estimate £10,000-15,000, once held in the collection of Gustav Klimt.

Finishing the two-day sale is a private collection comprising over 100 lots of silver and features lot 771, a George II silver swing handled basket, estimate £5,000-7000; lot 772, a set of four George II silver candlesticks by John Café, estimate £2,000-3000; lot 779, a William IIII silver Monteith bowl, by Robert Timbrell, 1698, estimate £6,000-8,000 and lot 781, a James I silver wine cup, estimate £4,000-6,000.

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