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MAKING A STATEMENT

When it comes to making a statement, nothing quite compares to silver. From the epic, grandiose centrepieces of the Victorian period, to the restrained elegant forms of the 20th century, from large decorative models such as Nefs, to the rare and whimsical animal claret jugs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Whatever your statement is, say it loud and make it heard.

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L2906: Silver Plate Wall Charger

Hallmarked In 1876

Made in Birmingham in 1876 by Elkington & Co. and designed by Lionard Morel-Ladeiul (1820-1888), this Victorian electroplated and damascened plaque is titled 'A Pompeian Lady at her Toilet’. The wall charger is of circular form depicting a lady reclining on a couch attended by three handmaidens with a garden beyond all within elaborately decorated and gilt heightened borders. The charger is signed and dated Morel-Ladeuil inv.e.fecit 1876 to the front, with the reverse marked with a registration lozenge and a further Elkington mark, and inscribed 'REGISTRIRT IN DEN OESTERREICHISCHEN KAISERSTATEN, ZAHL 10 297, REGISTRIRT IM DEUTSCHEN REICH NO.27, BD.I.BL 114, and DEPOSE EN FRANCE DESIGN COPYRIGHTED IN THE UNITED STATES NOV IX, 76. This impressive shield measures 20"(51cm) in diameter. Versions of this plaque also form part of the collections of The National Museum of Scotland, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and The New Orleans Museum of Art.

£1,475

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b8687: Silver Plate Centrepiece

Made Circa 1880

Made circa 1880, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Centrepiece, features a central glass bowl, and three smaller side bowls. The centrepiece is naturalistic in style, modelled as an intwined vine under which two sheep are shading from the sun. The centrepiece measures 25.5"(65cm) tall, by 18"(46cm) in spread.

£4,795

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b9152: Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Epergne

Hallmarked In 1909

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1909 by John & William Deakin, this stylish, Art Nouveau, Antique Sterling Silver Epergne or Centrepiece is very large, just the thing for a big dining room, and features a central trumpet vase and three hanging baskets. The epergne measures 24"(61cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) in diameter and weighs 117 troy ounces.

£7,975

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L3363: Sterling Silver 'Butlers' Tray

Hallmarked In 1914

Hallmarked in London in 1914 by Barnards, this outstanding, George V, Antique Sterling Silver Tray, is of exceptional quality and size, plain in style, and featuring shaped corners and handles. The tray measures 28"(71cm) wide, by 17"(43.5cm) deep, and weighs a substantial 192 troy ounces.

£8,750

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L2358: Sterling Silver Monumental Cup & Cover

Hallmarked In 1909

Hallmarked in London in 1909 by Edward Barnard & Sons, this monumental, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Cup & Cover, features reed and acanthus loop handles, reeded borders and a fluted finial. The trophy measures 25"(64cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) from handle to handle and weighs an impressive 123.5 troy ounces.

£8,975

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b1581: Sterling Silver Salver

Hallmarked In 1748

Hallmarked in London in 1748 by Charles Frederic Kandler, this exceptional, George II, Antique Sterling Silver Salver, features wonderful flat chased decoration, four cast and applied feet, engraved crests, and reed borders. The salver measures 21.25 inches (54cm) in diameter and weighs 102.8 troy ounces. Kandler's work can be seen in the Hermitage Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

£12,975

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b7187: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Jardiniere & Plateau

Made Circa 1830

Made in Paris circa 1830 by Odiot, this spectacular, Antique First Quality French Silver Centrepiece Jardiniere & Plateau, has an oval bowl with removable liner, beautifully detailed with fluting, floral garland swags and applied bows, standing on a round pedestal base with lion's paw feet. There is wreath borders around the foot of the bowl, which follows through around the plateau. The jardiniere measures 17.5"(45cm) tall, by 23"(58cm) from handle to handle, by 13"(33cm) deep. The mirror plateau measures 16"(42cm) in diameter and 3"(7.5cm) tall.

£17,675

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e6990: Sterling Silver Centrepiece And Suite Of 8 Dishes

Hallmarked In 1873

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1873 by Fenton Brothers Ltd., this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece and Suite of 8 Dishes, features wonderfully ornate decoration throughout. The centrepiece features a glass vase for flowers, and measures 19.75"(50cm) tall, by 10.5"(27cm) in diameter, each of the four oval dishes measure 4"(10cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) wide, by 7.5"(19cm) deep, and each of the four round dishes measure 5.25"(13cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) in diameter. The total silver weight is 133.7 troy ounces.

£17,950

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L1411: Britannia Standard Silver Surtout De Table

Made Circa 2009

Titled "Cidade" due to its futuristic cityscape design, commissioned by renowned antiques firm Mallett for their contemporary Meta Collection, and conceived and created by the design duo Barber and Osgerby, responsible, among other items, for the London 2012 Olympic torch, this candle laden ‘Surtout de Table’ is reminiscent of the tradition of the 18th century favoured by Louis XIV, where silver candlesticks were used in number on a polished silver base to multiply the candlelight. Made circa 2009 this amazing gilt Britannia Standard Silver Centrepiece comprises of seven candlesticks on a rectangular curved corner base measuring 19 inches x 12 inches (48cm x 30.5cm). It weighs 259 troy oz in total.

£18,975

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b4915: Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Tray

Hallmarked In 1937

Hallmarked in London in 1937 by Omar Ramsden, this exceptional, Sterling Silver Tray, is in the Arts & Crafts style, with rivets around the border, and a hand hammered finish. The tray is a very rare piece by Ramsden, with not many items of this size and quality available. The tray measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 28"(71cm) from handle to handle, by 18.5"(47cm) deep and weighs an incredible 198 troy ounces (6158g).

£19,750

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b3525: Sterling Silver Pair Of Dessert Stands

Hallmarked In 1873

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1873 by Elkington & Co., this wonderful, pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Dessert Stands or Compotes, are in the Egyptian revival style, with the urn shaped central columns supported by three gilt figures of Bast, frosted and cut glass dishes and hoof feet. Each dessert stand measures 17"(43cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) in diameter. The total silver weight is 146 troy ounces.

£19,750

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b9200: Sterling Silver Set Of 3 Bowls

Hallmarked In 1893

Hallmarked in London in 1889 and 1893 by Barnards, this fantastic, set of 3 Antique Sterling Silver Bowls, are in the ‘Monteith' style, featuring gilt interiors, engraved crests and mottos, and lion mask drop rings handles. The larger central bowl measures 10"(26cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) in diameter, and the two smaller bowls measure 7"(18cm) tall, by 9.5"(24cm) in diameter. The total weight of the set is 194 troy ounces. The crest is likely that of the Butler family, and the motto translates as 'Be steadfast'

£19,975

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L0541: Sterling Silver Set Of 3 Bowls & Plateau

Hallmarked In 1892

Hallmarked in London in 1892 by Elkington & Co., this impressive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Set of Three Bowls, sits on the original Mirror Plateau base. The bowls and plateau feature borders modelled in a classical Roman frieze and the mirror plateau is shaped to fit the bowls and stands on lion’s paw feet. The plateau measures 29"(74cm) wide, by 16"(40cm) deep. The bowls feature half fluting with gilt interiors and stand on pedestal bases. The central bowl is oval and measures 12.5"(32cm) wide, by 11"(28cm) deep, by 5"(13cm) tall. The two side bowls are round and measure 6"(15cm) in diameter, by 3.5"(9cm) tall. The three bowls together weigh 95.2 troy ounces.

£22,750

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L1471: Foreign Silver Gothic Revival Candlesticks

Made Circa 1890

Made circa 1890, this truly spectacular pair of German, Antique 800 Standard Silver, Gothic Revival Altar Candlesticks, incorporate many design elements from gothic architecture including spires, cathedral window frames and gargoyle detailing. The wide tops have a spike to hold a large church candle. These magnificent candlesticks were originally retailed by the ecclesiastical specialist shop Jansson & Co. of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Each one measures 29"(74cm) tall, with diameter of 10"(25.5cm). The total weight of the pair is an impressive 242 troy ounces.

£24,750

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L2499: Sterling Silver Centrepiece 'The Warwick Cup'

Hallmarked In 1876

Hallmarked in London in 1876 by Robert Hennell III, this wonderful, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, was originally the Warwick Cup race trophy, and stands on a wooden plinth with a beaded band and engraved presentation inscription. The front of the trophy is beautifully chased with a scene depicting Warwick castle, and the other side of the trophy is engraved with the coat of arms for Lord Edward Heneage, the 1st Baron Heneage. The centrepiece measures 31"(80cm) tall, by 21"(54cm) wide, by 16"(41cm) deep, and the silver weighs 168 troy ounces. The presentation inscription reads "Warwick September Meeting - 1876 - The Warwick Cup - Won by - Mr Heneage's 'Freeman'"

£24,975

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b1283: Sterling Silver Large Nef

Hallmarked In 1925

Carrying import marks for London in 1925 by Thomas Callow & Sons, this superb example of a Sterling Silver Nef, is a particularly fine representation of the 16th century style, elaborated detailed, and resting on 4 wheels to allow it to “sail” around the table. The top of the ship lifts off to reveal an empty hull. The nef measures 27.5"(70cm) tall, by 32"(81cm) wide, by 5.5"(13cm) deep, and weighs an impressive124.7 troy ounces.

£26,750

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b3808: Sterling Silver Epergne

Hallmarked In 1793

Hallmarked in London in 1793 by Henry Green, this wonderful, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Epergne, is in the neoclassical style, and has four removable round bowls, two smaller removable oval bowls, and a larger oval bowl to the centre. The epergne measures 17.75"(45cm) tall, by 26"(66cm) wide, by 19"(48cm) deep and weighs 96 troy ounces.

£29,750

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L1308: Gold Pint Mug

Hallmarked In 1968

Made in London in 1968 by Prestons Ltd., this incredibly rare, 18 Carat Gold Pint Mug, is a true statement piece for any serious beer lover. It has been beautifully crafted in the George III style, with an acanthus detailed scroll handle and baluster shaped body. The mug measures 4.5"(12cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) from handle to side, by 3.5"(8.5cm) in diameter and weighs an impressive 593.7 grams.

£29,795

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L2051: Sterling Silver Monkey Claret Jug

Hallmarked In 1909

Hallmarked in London in 1909 by Richard Hodd & Son, this incredibly rare, Edwardian Antique Sterling Silver Claret Jug, is in the form of a monkey, realistically posed and with glass eyes. The claret jug measures 11.5"(29cm) tall, by 8"(20cm) from handle to mouth. Animal shaped claret jugs became popular amongst the aristocracy in the Victorian period due to the expanding trade and travel at the time, which broadened peoples interest in the exotic and whimsical. These jugs were made rarely, to order, and by hand. There have been some noteworthy collectors of animal shaped jugs, including Her Majesty the Queen Mother, and the famous Kent collection of claret jugs.

£33,750

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L2562: Silver Plate Centrepiece & Mirror Plateau

Made Circa 1848

Made in 1848 by Elkington, Mason & Co., this spectacular, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Centrepiece and Matching Mirror Plateau (made by Elkington circa 1870), has a central glass bowl, and six spaces for candles. The Centrepiece celebrates the wine harvest, with grape and wine motifs throughout, and three central figures dancing around the fruit laden vine. The centrepiece measures a substantial 40.5"(103cm) tall, by 25"(64cm) in spread, and the mirror plateau measures 24.5"(62cm) in diameter.

£34,750

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j6774: Sterling Silver Pair Of Scottish Wine Coolers

Hallmarked In 1841

Hallmarked in Edinburgh in 1841 by William Marshall, this fantastic pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coolers, are campagna shaped, and feature acanthus detailing throughout. Each wine cooler measures 10.5"(26.5cm) tall, by 10.25"(26cm) wide and the pair together weigh an impressive 179 troy ounces.

£37,975

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e3066: Sterling Silver 9 Basket Epergne

Hallmarked In 1763

Hallmarked in London in 1763 by Thomas Pitts, this phenomenal, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Epergne, is the rarer and larger nine basket variety, and makes for an extremely impressive display. The epergne features cast and applied decoration to the borders and feet, with piercing to the body. It comes with an additional piece that fits underneath the central bowl. This later extension tube carries a hallmark for Charles Fox II circa 1825 and was presumably commisioned by the then owner to increase the height of the epergne. The epergne measures 14.25"(36cm) tall, by 26"(66cm) wide, by 24.5"(62cm deep, and weighs a substantial 155 troy ounces.

£49,750

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b8576: Sterling Silver Pair Of 'Grotesque' Candelabra

Hallmarked In 1875

Hallmarked in London in 1875 by Alexander Macrae, this sensational pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Candelabra, feature wonderful 'Grotesque' decoration and gilding, and are engraved with a crest and initials to each base. Each candelabrum measures 27.5"(70cm) tall, by 15.5"(39cm) in diameter and together they weigh a substantial 310 troy ounces. The crest and initials are likely that of William Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham.

£49,775

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L1525: Sterling Silver Pair Of Gilt Candelabra

Made Circa 1875

This fantastic pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Candelabra were made in London in 1867 and 1890 by Hunt & Roskell and Benson & Webb respectively. (Benson & Webb purchased Hunt & Roskell in 1889). They feature grape and vine decoration to the stems and branches, and each base has a a putti holding a bunch of grapes with vine leaves in their hair. These traditional symbols of Dionysus, the God of wine, clearly celebrating an abundant grape harvest, make these wonderful, rococo candelabra the perfect table decoration for a passionate wine drinker. Measuring 26"(66cm) tall with a span of 14.5"(37cm) this heavy, gilt, and cast pair of Sterling Silver candelabra weigh 362 troy ounces in total.

£54,750

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b2140: Sterling Silver Pair Of Soup Tureens

Hallmarked In 1839

Hallmarked in London in 1839 by Riley & Storer, this impressive and rare pair of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Soup Tureens, are richly decorated, featuring chased floral decoration to the bodies, cast floral and acanthus borders, ornate scroll feet, and engraved with a coat of arms to the body and a crest to the lid. Each soup tureen measures 12"(31cm) tall, by 18"(46cm) wide, by 12"(31cm) deep and together they weigh a substantial 251 troy ounces.

£56,750

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b3583: Sterling Silver 'Mythological' Centrepiece

Hallmarked In 1854

Hallmarked in London in 1854 by George Angell, this wonderful, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Centrepiece, features three large cast mythological figures. One is a man with with a hammer and anvil, perhaps Hephaestus, god of Blacksmiths. The other two are ladies, one with a quill and scroll, perhaps Clio, the muse of history, the other with her arms simply raised, a pose typical of Aprhodite, god of love and wife of Hephaestus. The centrepiece supports a central cut glass glass bowl surrounded with 6 branches for candles, decorated with acanthus leaves. The cut corner triangular base stands on large acanthus, shell and scroll feet. The centrepiece measures 28"(71cm) tall, by 15"(38cm) wide and deep, and weighs 229 troy ounces.

£57,750

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L1535: Sterling Silver Centrepiece Made For Admiral Tryon

Hallmarked In 1868

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1868 by Elkington & Co. This magnificent centrepiece was presented to Captain George Tryon (later Admiral) in recognition of his important role in the Abyssinia Expedition to free missionaries and representatives of the British Government, who had been imprisoned by Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia. Tryon acted as the transport officer to Annesley Bay for troops and supplies heading to Abyssinia with General Robert Napier’s expedition. He was given the Companionship of the Bath by her Majesty Queen Victoria as a reward for his services, and presented with this monumental centrepiece decorated with scenes depicting his activities in the campaign. The centrepiece stands on a mirror plateau which in turn stands on a wooden base with silver plaques and anchors. The overall height is 31.5” (80cm). The base diameter is 23”(59cm).

£95,750

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