Silver & Objects of Vertu

Silver & Objects of Vertu

Silver at Tennants is sold throughout the auction calendar. Flatware, tableware, centrepieces and objects of vertu can be found in the Fine Art Sales, Country House Sales, specialist 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.

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