Silver & Objects of Vertu

Silver is one of Stamford Auction Rooms’ biggest departments, selling thousands of pieces every year, with high prices being achieved across the board. Demand at auction for silver has been driven upward by a combination of high overall precious metal prices and the continued appeal for interesting and well made antique items and objects, whether they are small pieces such as silver caddy spoons, to large and impressive candleabras. 

Early silver, and pieces of silver that have well renowned makers such as George Jensen tend to sell extremely well, having many interested collectors. 

Furthermore, private single owner collections also create a buzz in the saleroom, for example a large collection of Dutch silver vinaigrettes that came to us all the way from Holland did exceptionally well for our seller. 

A typical fine silver auction can include pieces dating from the 16th century to the present day, with traditional English antique silver as well as silver from all over the world. Objects of Vertu covers a wide collecting area and includes items such as decanter labels, nutmeg graters, card cases, vinaigrettes and collectors' boxes. Jessica’s favourite consignment in the objet d’art field came from the Private collection of Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, with a Kensington Palace certificate of provenance and included an enamel silver box containing a miniature glass pig, an enamelled miniature hand mirror, and agate snuff bottle pendant which achieved a hammer price of £560. 

If you have something you would like to sell, we can advise on current market value and most importantly, help you achieve the best possible results by accessing our world-wide database of collectors, enthusiasts and dealers. 

Contact us for a free valuation via email or alternatively you can arrange to meet a specialist at our offices or at your home, email call us on 01780 411485 and speak to one of the team.  

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