Silver & Objects of Vertu - Day 1

Tuesday 27th April 2021. Starts at 10:00am



The Silver sale will take place over two days and consists of 1056 lots:

Day 1 - lots 1000-1595

Day 2 - 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.

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