Charles Horner was founded in Halifax during the 1860s. Charles Horner produced silver jewellery and ornaments, thimbles and hatpins aimed at the middle market. Popular at auction, the Charles Horner pieces that are the most sought-after are the firm’s Art Nouveau jewellery, enamelled in shades of blue and green and suspended from delicate chains. Collections of Charles Horner hat pins also sell well, with premiums paid for rarer pieces.
Our specialist Fine Jewellery & Watch auctions are held 4 times a year and include the whole spectrum of jewellery, from modern and designer pieces to antique jewels, coloured gemstone jewellery to fine diamond rings. Our department is headed by Liz Bailey who is FGA and DGA qualified, with many years experience in the industry. We offer a free valuation service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.
Contact our qualified specialist Liz Bailey to find out more.
Charles Horner pieces typically bear Chester assay marks and a 'C H' sponsor's mark.