George Nathan & Ridley Hayes


Nathan & Hayes, or George Nathan & Ridley Hayes registered their sponsor's mark in Birmingham in 1897. With premesis in both Birmingham and Hatton Garden, this pair of expert silversmiths created a fantastic and varied output that is sought after by collectors to this day. Specialising in Arts & Crafts style silverware, and paying homage to their heritage with their interpretation of early silver, Nathan & Hayes registered with Birmingham and Chester assay offices. 


Unique and substantial pices from Nathan & Hayes, as well as smaller, charming pieces of novelty silver sell particularly well at auction. Top prices have been achieved for unusual centrepieces, silver mounted coconut cups, enamelled photograph frames, epergnes, as well as the more typical pieces of the time such as tea sets, rose bowls, and twin handled trophies.  


Whether you have an individual silver item, or a whole collection of silver, our specialist team can help you to achieve the very best price for your items at auction. Our specialist silver auctions include four Fine & Classic Sales per year. For a free, confidential, and up-to-date auction valuation of your collection, contact our specialist team.

Contact our qualified specialist Liz Bailey for a free, confidential and up-to-date auction valuation.


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Maker's Marks 


N & H - sans serif with no background, within a curved or rectangular surround. Accompanied by Birmingham anchor passant mark or Chester wheatsheaves mark, lion standard mark and date letter. For further information or advice on marks from our specialist team, do not hesitate to contact us. 


Nathan & Hayes silver tea set


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