Please note the change of sale date.
Silver & Objects of Vertu including a collection of early silver
The Silver sale will take place over two days and consists of 1056 lots, with the collection being sold on Wednesday 27th January:
Day 1 - Tuesday 26th January: lots 1000-1595
Day 2 - Wednesday 27th January: lots 1596-2056
Viewing for the sale is by appointment
The collection we are selling on the second day of the Silver sale comes from a deceased estate and consists of over 300 lots of silver from the Elizabethan period through to the 19th century. The majority of the hollow-ware dates from pre-George I, with over forty-five lots dating to pre-1700. The early silver is the best selection we have offered for sale since the How sale in 2007, and one highlight is an Elizabethan Pomander, unmarked circa 1680. The exterior is engraved with Royal portraits, and it divides into six sections on opening. This was purchased from Gerald Sattin in 1981, and is expected to fetch between £6,000-8,000.
As well as early silver, the collection includes one hundred and forty lots of caddy spoons, with examples by Paul Storr, and rare designs like the Brighton Pavilion and the filigree dove caddy spoon. The private collector also enjoyed purchasing silver butt markers or place finders for shooting. The rarest is probably a late-Victorian example by Hilliard and Thomason, Birmingham 1899, which is modelled as a walking cane handle. The estimate for this is £1000-1500. The hinged cover opens to reveal a pull-out cartridge, which in turn which opens to reveal ten ivorine numbered pegs.
The two-day sale includes a good and varied selection of mixed silver, collector’s items, foreign silver, flatware, and antique and modern silver, with a strong section of post-war silver. One highlight of this is a Gerald Benney gold and silver box, with London marks for 1966. Estimate £2,500-3,000, and a Rod Kelly silver centrepiece and vase, London 1990. Estimates £3,000-4,000 and £1,800-2,000. Also, there will be more early spoons from The David Constable Collection and three Chester spoons from the Richardson Collection.
Viewing is by appointment only during the following hours:
Saturday 23rd January - 10.00am - 1.00pm
Monday 25th January - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 26th January - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 27th January - By appointment only
Please contact the department to arrange an appointment.
Please note: collection of lots after the sale are by appointment only and collection of lots will not be available on Saturdays until further notice.
Condition reports should be used as a guide only, buyers are advised to obtain a full condition report prior to bidding. The absence of comment on condition does not imply that the lot is free from imperfections
ALL LOTS ARE SUBJECT TO BUYER'S PREMIUM AT 25% PLUS VAT.
Live online bidding will be available via our own online bidding system once the sale goes live.
Please use the link to register and refer to the 'Buying' section of our website for terms