Array of silver items to suit any pocket in Strauss & Co’s February Online-Only Auction


Array of silver items to suit any pocket in Strauss & Co’s February Online-Only Auction

12 Feb 2021

The silver department has consigned an array of wonderful pieces for the February Online sale to suit any pocket and home.

Amongst the top lots is a William IV silver three-piece tea service, made by Robert Makepiece & Richard Sibley, London, 1833-1835 (R 18 000 – 20 000). More traditional pieces include a German silver dish, maker’s initials ICK, with import marks for Austro-Hungary, 1886-1922 (R5 000-7 000) and a George II example, Thomas Heming, London, 1759 (R 6 000 – 8 000).

The most humble of dining tables will be enhanced by four Elizabeth II silver candlesticks, Henry Atkins, Sheffield, 1952 (R 15 000 – 20 000) complete with the addition of an Edward VII silver rose bowl, Cooper Brothers & Sons, Sheffield, 1905 (R 7 000 – 9 000) filled with fragrant roses.

Novelty pin cushions are sure to catch the eye of animal lovers, notably a silver-plate example in the form of a chick (R 1 500 – 2 000) and three early 20th century silver pig pin cushions, Adie & Lovekin Ltd, S & Co, Birmingham, (R 3 500 – 5 000).

A pleasing mid-20th century Italian silver three-piece coffee service, Palermo, .800 sterling, of small proportions (R 6 000 – 8 000) would be a good way of introducing the younger generation to start a silver collection

A 19th century Victorian Sheffield silver-plate wine decanter wagon trolley complete with two decanters, maker’s initials H & Co, (R 7 000 – 9 000) would be a great conversation piece. On more formal occasions this was a convenient way of passing the wine from guest to guest down a long table. Silver wine bottle coasters are both decorative and functional, so the pair of George V silver bottle coasters, Elkington & Company, Birmingham, 1935 and an Elizabeth II silver coaster, CSR Ltd London, 1986 (R 4 000 – 6 000) should have no trouble finding buyers.

One of the most elegant pieces on the sale is a Victorian silver basket and cover, Joseph Angell & John Angell, London, 1845 (R 5 000 – 7 000) with blue-glass liner. During the Victorian era these were popular wedding gifts, often engraved with whimsical inscriptions to mark a new beginning for the happy couple.

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