Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu

Tuesday 30th October 2018. Starts at 10:00am

Following the success of the April Fine Silver and July Silver sales, the October Fine Silver auction will comprise antique silver, Scottish and Irish silver, flatware, modern and Post war silver, foreign silver and objects of vertu.  There will also be several private collections of silver, including one of George II/III silver spurs, with estimates starting at £300.

A feature of the sale is early silver, and the market remains high for both flatware and hollowware. We will be selling Part III of a private collection of Queen Anne spoons, a highlight being a rare pair of Scottish provincial silver Dog-nose spoons, by David Dunlop, Canongate circa 1703.  The sale also contains another small private collection of early silver Apostle spoons which includes a James I example by Martin Hewett, London 1615.  Also included in the auction is a pair of Queen Anne candlesticks by John Barnard, London 1705, which were purchased from Mrs How, and a pair of George I silver candlesticks, by David Green, London 1721. 

Caddy spoons and novelty items have a strong following, especially for rarer pieces, and two good examples in the sale are the eagle’s wing, by Joseph Willmore, and silver-gilt budgerigar pepper pot, by Walker and Hall. 

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