Jewellery, Silver and Watches

Silver and Silver-plate

A exceptionally rare Charles I silver circular basket by Richard Blackwell I, London circa 1624–1640
Sold for £39,000; $60,100; €45,300

Dreweatts hold 11 Silver and Objects of Vertu Sales each year, including three flagship Fine Sales in March, July and November. These sales encapsulate the whole range of the silver market from early English silver to modern design silver from the most esteemed master makers such as Paul Storr, Hester Bateman, Matthew Boulton and Paul de Lamerie to collectable modern designers such as Gerald Benny, Stuart Develin and Christopher Lawrence. These sales often include Provincial English, Scottish and Irish silver.

Objects of Vertu are small objects created from precious and rare materials either to be admired as works of art or, more often, created for a practical purpose, and include snuff and gold boxes, portrait miniatures, desk accessories, decorated fans and enamels.

European and Colonial silver and Objects of Vertu are also well represented in these sales, with recent sales including Imperial Russian pieces by Faberge and Ovchinnikov amongst others; Chinese Export pieces by makers such as Wang Hing; Indian Colonial pieces by Oomersi Mawji and 18th century gold boxes, including a rare specimen Steinkabinett by Johan Christian Neuber, circa 1790.

Contact our specialists in this discipline

James Nicholson

James Nicholson, FGA, DGA
Head of Department

David Rees

David Rees

Ian Pickford

Ian Pickford
Consultant

Nick Mann

Nick Mann