Sensational silver centrepieces... A real talking point for the table

A nice family dinner at the dining table has all the more meaning in the context of 2021. Have you upgraded your table decorations to fit the occasion? A beautiful table centrepiece can really set the tone of the evening, and if you’re in the market for an upgrade, there are a few enchanting options to consider in the upcoming Silver Auction at McTear’s.

A spectacularly pretty Edwardian silver centrepiece is offered at lot 472 in the forthcoming sale. Over a century old, this centrepiece dates from 1901, and promises to add more than a little elegance to the table! This is offered with an estimate of £150-250.

An equally attractive option, a George V silver centrepiece comes with the added appeal of a little history! Presentation inscriptions can allow a wistful delve into the provenance of a given piece, and in this case, reveals that this rather nice piece was in fact presented to William Fullerton, Treasurer of the British Medical Association, on the occasion of the Annual Meeting in Belfast, 1937. A handsome and historical centrepiece, sure to prove a real talking point, this features at lot 423 with an estimate of £250-350.

If neither of the aforementioned take your fancy, then lot 451 is sure to be a winner. A stunning WMF Art Nouveau silver plated centrepiece, this perfectly encapsulates the style of the Art Nouveau era, and would make the perfect addition to the table. This lovely piece, dating from circa 1900, is offered with an attractive estimate of £60-80.



Featuring just shy of 100 lots of silver ware, The Silver Auction at McTear’s this month features a winning variety of silver, including everything from tea sets to tennis trophies. Don’t miss out. For advice on all things auctions, contact our Specialists on 0141 810 2880.


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Hannah Murphy


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

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