One of the highlights of the Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu sale is a Scottish parcel-gilt silver galleon by Brook and Son, 1912. Measuring 66cm long and 69cm high and weighing 192oz troy, the galleon is an impressive item, complete with rigging, intricate deck details, 42 canon, and a gilded figurehead and stern. It has an equally impressive provenance, once belonging to John Entwistle (1944-2002), the original bass guitarist for the rock band The Who. Alongside this is the Jeremy Hebblethwaite Collection of Wine Tasters consisting of over 80 lots of silver, ceramic, glass and treen examples, with dates ranging from the 17th century through to the modern day. A particular feature of the sale is a striking early 17th century German silver-gilt tankard, by Peter Wiber, Nürnberg, circa 1620. The tankard is engraved with three interpretations of allegorical prints by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). A feature of the modern and post-war silver is a limited edition sculpture ‘The Leaping Salmon’ by David Wynne, London 1980. Also included in the sale is a private collection of early spoons and a rare George I silver Youghal basting spoon, by Edward Gillett, 1720.
Friday 25th October 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 26th October 10.00am - 1.00pm
Monday 28th October 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 29th October 8.30am - 9.45am
Please note that all lots from this sale will be cleared from our Castle Street Salerooms to our new
Castle Gate Office on Monday 4th November. If you are collecting items on or after this date,
please contact the department on 01722 424594. All accounts to be settled prior to collection.
Payments are still to be made at Castle Street. The Silver Department is now based at our new
premises at Unit 1B Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury SP4 6QX.
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Lots marked ‡ May be subject to Artist's Resale Right / Droit de Suite click here for details.