Sterling silver auction a must for collectors

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 15th November, 2016

A pair of museum quality George III regency covered tureens is the highlight of a significant collection of English sterling silver to be auctioned at Kim’s Auctions forthcoming sale from 11am Sunday November 20 at 327-329 Warrigal Road, Burwood.

The tureens, hallmarked London 1811 by Thomas Robbins, feature incised swirled decoration and applied heavy casting of a floral carouche surrounding a contemporary noble coat of arms supported on four feet complete with lion motifs.

Collectors will be particularly intrigued by the well modelled cast figural Victorian three light candelabra by Edward, John and William Barnard and hallmarked London 1844, along with the heavy gauge oblong George IV regency swing handled cake basket.

The collection includes many other fine items including a melon shaped five-piece tea and coffee service by Royal silversmiths and jewellers Asprey of London comprising a kettle on stand, teapot, milk jug, covered sugar basin and bowl and finely engraved matching hallmarked tray.

Most unusual is the George III large covered jug with a fluted decoration to the lower half made in 1800 by Peter Anne and William Bateman of London and the rare pair of George III rice pudding dishes, hallmarked London 1807, probably by William Fountain.

Another fascinating piece is the museum quality George II cake basket, hallmarked London 1734 and complete with a noble family coat of arms, and the neoclassical designed George III Scottish tea urn, hallmarked Edinburgh 1773 by Patrick Robertson, is not to be missed.

Other worthwhile sterling silver items include a Victorian punch bowl, hallmarked 1880 by Henry Wilkinson, and another William, John and Edward Barnard creation – this time a William IV tea and coffee service, hallmarked London 1830.

The collection also contains a 1766 George III baluster mug, a Victorian cased set of Bacchanalian pattern dessert servers and 12 matching George III saltcellars.

Other auction features include an eight-day 19th century mahogany grandfather clock, five David Bromley paintings and a 19th century terracotta bust of “Bachantee after the harvest”.

A 19th century Venetian Blackamoor figure of a girl is a further attraction, along with an art nouveau bronze of a French lady signed by sculptor Adelphe Lavergne and a large pair of ruby and gold leaf vases.

Among the furniture is a 19th century silver and brass inlay three-door sideboard and a 19th century Boulle inlaid tortoiseshell bureau plat table.


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