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Results: Fine Silver

22nd November 2021.

Tennants Auctioneers’ Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale saw buyer’s flocking to the North Yorkshire Salerooms, and confident bidding led to an impressive total hammer price for the 404-lot sale of £875,920, and a strong selling rate of 89%.

Amongst a good offering of Silver in the sale was a Charles II Provincial Silver Puritan Spoon, made by Rowland Kirby of York in 1670, which sold for £3,800. Kirby is recorded as being free in 1669 and working until 1680, during which time he sold six silver boats to the Wardens of the London Goldsmith’s Company.

A Polish Silver-Gilt Chalice dated 1652 sold for £6,500. The Chalice was marked with a Housemark and an indistinct Town Mark, and decorated with angels in niches, foliage and putto masks. A Russian Silver Vase by Fabergé sold for £3,200. Marked for Fabergé and Workmaster Jenny Väkevä, it was made in St Petersburg in 1902-1908, and was set with three Russian coins depicting Empress Elizabeth. Also selling well were a Victorian Silver Mustard-Pot by James and Nathaniel Creswick of Sheffield modelled as an owl (sold for £2,000), and a Pair of Elizabeth II Silver Models of Partridge by Edward Barnard and Sons Ltd of London (sold for £2,000).


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