Silver at Tennants is sold throughout the auction calendar. Flatware, tableware, centrepieces and objects of vertu can be found in the Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver Sales, the Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sales and in the fortnightly Antiques and Interiors Sales.
The department handles items spanning five hundred years of the silversmiths’ craft, from antique silver made by the likes of Paul Storr, Robert Hennell, Robert Garrard and the Chawner Family to pieces by the top names in modern and contemporary silver design such as Gerald Benney, Stuart Devlin, Hector Miller and Brian Asquith.
Notable sales have been seen in emerging areas of collection, such as Chinese Export and Oriental silver, for which there has been a growing demand of late, and provincial silver particularly from York and Newcastle. There is also a strengthening market for Arts and Crafts silver, an area of particular interest for the department, as collectors seek out pieces by top makers such as Charles Robert Ashbee, Omar Ramsden, A E Jones, Georg Jensen and Archibald Knox.
Handling consignments of all sizes, from important specialist collections to individual items of family silver, our specialist can advise you on current market values and guide you through all aspects of buying and selling silver at auction.
A Victorian Nef, Neresheimer & Co. of Hanau, Import Agent Berthold Muller, Chester 1900Sold for £48,000
A George III Silver Pagoda Epergne, Thomas Pitts, London 1762Sold for £68,000
A Singing Bird Musical Automaton, late 19th centurySold for £21,000
An Important Australian Silver Three Piece Tea Service, Alexander Dick, SydneySold for £42,000
A Pair of George II Provincial Silver Sauceboats, James Kirkup, Newcastle 1747Sold for £7,400
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7th August 2021, 09:30
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