Silver & Objects of Vertu

Silver & Objects of Vertu

Date: 11th Jun, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 11th June 2024
Location: Barley Mow Centre
Lots: 428

The summer sale offers a fine selection of silverware with a strong section from India as well as a rare example of a 17th century chinoiserie mirror. One of the most prominent rarities from the history of silverware is in the form of a piece of Norwich silver. A spoon by Arthur Haslewood I of 1640, only about a dozen pieces are known by this maker, Norwich silver overall has long held the position of some of the most sought-after from provincial England. There are other rarities such as a teapot from Aberdeen, items from the famous Hôtel de Monaco, and a pair of sauce tureens from the Adelaide service, Queen consort to William IV (r.1830-37) This pair have remained in private family ownership since the early 20th century by Sir Lewis Richardson (1873-1934) who owned Harrington House in 1924, now The Russian Embassy. The De Pinna cup now returns to auction, after completing another round of date testing, concluding that each element of its construction is of 16th century date, and now rightfully joins the corpus of important Elizabethan silverware.