Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson


Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson, or Phipps & Robinson, were English silversmiths working in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Their London assay mark was registered in 1783. With a production of intricate and exquisitely crafted silverware to include snuff boxes, spirit labels, nutmeg graters, snuff boxes, and even silver mounted coconut cups, Phipps & Robinson silver appeals to collectors interested in rarity and novelty. 

With the highest prices at auction achieved for folding, urn shaped nutmeg graters, the value of these collectable items belies their small size! Other items to fetch top prices at auction include the fox head stirrup cup that was sold here at Wilson 55 for £4,700 in 2023, an ear trumpet, an eye bath and bougie box. Typically with discerning silver collectors, the more unusual and the better condition items will achieve the most uplift at auction, so contact our specialist team for advice. 

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


Thomas Phipps Edward Robinson Marks

'TP ER' or 'T.P E.R' within a quatrefoil surround.


Phipps & Robinson labels

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