Highlights From the Auction of Silver & Plated Ware

Well-timed to coincide with the beginning of British Silver Week 2012, Fellows’ auction of Silver & Plated Ware plays host to a variety of items, demonstrating both delicate design and impeccable artisanal skill.





Amongst the many highlights, this auction features three Georgian & Victorian Bosun’s whistles (Lost 620, 621 & 622). With a basic design that remains relatively unchanged, such pipes have experienced continued usage throughout maritime history right up until the present day. These antiquated versions demonstrate detailed and decorative craftsmanship which, transcending mere functionality, serve as reminders of the Navy’s regalia of old.



Accompanying a wide selection of Scottish pieces is a George II silver coffee pot, hallmarked Robert Gordon, Edinburgh 1751 (Lot 6). The beautifully embossed and chased flowers enveloping the main body display outstanding Georgian silversmithing skills.



Perched among our large collection of novelties, cutlery, flatware and animal themed pincushions are a pair of Edwardian silver menu holders fashioned after the shape of owls (Lot 626). These glass-eyed birds make for an ideal dinner table accessory.



These items, along with similarly bid-worthy examples of antique silversmithing can be found in the sale of Silver & Plated Ware on Monday 18th June.



You can view all the items in this auction here.


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