Silver Auction August 2023

Published 24th July 2023

By Sam Tuke View profile

The August Silver Auction on the 1st August, promises an array of splendid collectors' items, along with some swanky London market pieces. Standing almost half a meter tall and weighing 109 troy ounces, Lot 2259 captures attention - a massive table centrepiece made in the Rococo style by Robinson, Edkin, and Aston in Birmingham, 1826, estimated at £3000 - £4000. Topped with a glass fruit bowl, it would have been a focal point of any discerning Victorian dining room. In more modern times these silver sculptures look very impressive on circular hall tables holding flower displays.

Another notable piece, Lot 2158, is a large silver punch bowl estimated at £400 - £600. Filled with ice, it can easily be transformed into a glamorous wine cooler. Its good condition is rare to find, as many similar bowls have either been over-polished, engraved, or scrapped for their silver weight.

Additionally, Lot 2113 offers a small oval George I silver pocket snuff box by Edmund Haliday, London, estimated at £150 - £250. Notably, this piece is in excellent condition, complete with a rare maker's mark and original engraving, and has a soft feel that you only get on items of good design that have been truly loved.

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