Selling in Wilson 55’s October Fine & Classic is a remarkable single-owner collection of silver, assembled through decades of collecting. Beautifully kept and in fantastic condition, nearly sixty lots worth of silver are offered and expected to attract the interest of fellow collectors worldwide.
A beautiful example from this fantastic collection is an Edward VII silver centrepiece by William Comyns & Sons of London. This eye-catching piece with a typical openwork design featuring floral garlands and birds in flight is offered with an estimate of £400-600.
Further pieces from the collection include Scottish silver, Newcastle silver and Glasgow silver, with tea sets, flatware and decorative items on offer. Here are a few more pieces that have caught the eye of our valuers:
Lot 150: A Victorian silver three-piece tea set, hallmarks for John Walton, Newcastle, 1837 and 1864, heights 13.5 to 22cm, gross weight 43.48ozt. £550-750
Lot 195: A pair of George V silver and silver gilt novelty salt and pepper shakers, designed as hunting horns, Padgett & Braham Ltd, 1930, height 16.5cm, gross weight 6.22ozt. £300-500
Lot 134: A set of fifteen Elizabeth II silver models of birds, Paul Eaton, London, 1987-1990, gross weight 20.11ozt. With maker's pouches. £500-700
Lot 137: An Elizabeth II silver commemorative goblet, no. 234/750, made by order of the provost and chapter of Blackburn to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the cathedral in 1976, consecration in 1977, Hector Miller for Aurum Ltd., London 1977, height 16.7cm, gross weight 9.62ozt. With fitted case and booklet. £150-250
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