An exquisite George III Britannia silver cream jug (lot 940) was one highlight of The Silver Auction at McTear’s last Thursday.
The striking jug, by popular 19th century London silversmith Edward Farrell, was extensively embossed with the body boasting an attractive scene depicting revellers within a woodland landscape. As such, it was thus of no surprise that the handsome silver jug attracted a great deal of interest both locally and overseas.
Sure to be a sweet addition to someone’s silver collection, this eventually sold - after competition online and on the telephone - for four times the high estimate, achieving a hammer price of £1,600.
The Silver Auction on 10 October truly demonstrated that for many silver collectors, Georgian pieces really are the crème de la crème! A George III silver coffee pot achieved a hammer price of £700, whilst a George I Britannia silver tea caddy fetched £500.
An especially nice set of four George III silver candlesticks sold for £2,100.
Do you have silver you would like to sell at auction? Perhaps a Georgian piece, or something from the Victorian era? For a free no-obligation auction valuation, pop into McTear’s Monday-Friday this week, or email firstname.lastname@example.org