We hold regular auctions throughout the year which include silver and silver plate items. Our specialist valuer, Jackie Rothwell will advise you on which auction is best and guide you on estimated value.
Jackie is familiar with a huge range of makers and pieces varying from cutlery, tea and coffee sets, trays, tureens and candelabra to card and cigarette cases as well as christening tankards, napkin rings and decanter labels.
Jackie can look at single pieces or whole collections, and offer values for probate and insurance purposes. She’s also on hand to offer help and advice to first-time buyers, collectors and those in the trade. Once an item has been accepted for sale, Jackie will catalogue and photograph it and then our powerful online auction platform will ensure it gets the attention of international bidders, local buyers and dealers.
You will find fine Georgian silver in our auctions, with items like a three-piece tea set fetching over £1,500, as well as more unusual pieces such as a Chinese silver cigarette box which made £1200. You'll encounter top names like Danish designer Johanne Siggard, Dutch designer Begeer Van Kempen, as well as British firms like Elkington & Co Ltd, Walker & Hall, and eminent silversmith H G Murphy, for the falcon studio.
This is an incredibly varied auction category where a Tiffany & Co silver ballpoint pen can make over £60, a Georgian Irish silver straining spoon sell for £200 and an Irish Art Nouveau silver vase realise £340. And many items have a fascinating history or come with an incredible rescue story like a box that served as a Christmas tree holder, an umbrella stand and even a coal box - until the BBC’s Flog It! team filming with us discovered that it was a 1920s Fabergé trophy! It sold through our auction to an international online bidder for £2,800.