Paul Storr wine coolers hot sellers at Heritage Auctions silver auction

Paul Storr

Pair of Paul Storr silver-gilt wine coolers for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, London, 1813, 11-5/8 inches high (29.5 cm), 248.28 troy ounces. Price realized: $62,500. Heritage Auctions image

 

DALLAS – A fine pair of Paul Storr silver-gilt wine coolers for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell sold for $62,500, well above estimates, at Heritage Auctions’ fine silver and vertu auction on April 20. Prices realized were competitive with a strong 91 percent sell-through rate. Absentee and Internet bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

Two other iconic names in the silver trade showed strong interest as a pair of Georg Jensen silver five-light candelabra, designed by Johan Rohde, Copenhagen, circa 1945-1977, and a rare 48-piece Tiffany & Co. William K. Vanderbilt pattern flatware service (below), circa 1885, each sold for $23,750.

 

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Rare 48-piece Tiffany & Co. William K. Vanderbilt pattern flatware service, New York, circa 1885, 101.90 troy ounces (weighable). Price realized: $23,750. Heritage Auctions image

 

An impressive Philadelphia Yacht Club presentation punch bowl and ladle, attributed to Dominick & Haff, New York, circa 1904, sold for $12,500.

 

Paul Storr

Silver Philadelphia Yacht Club nautical presentation punch bowl and ladle, attributed to Dominick & Haff, New York, circa 1904, 140.82 troy ounces. Price realized: $12,500. Heritage Auctions image

A late 19th-century Viennese gilt silver, enamel and rock crystal tray in the manner of Hermann Bohm, realized $10,625.

 

Paul Storr

Viennese gilt silver, enamel, and rock crystal tray in the manner of Hermann Bohm, late 19th century, 10 1/8in diameter. Price realized: $10,625. Heritage Auctions image

 

Two beautiful vases exceeded expectations when a John Samuel Hunt Neoclassical Victorian silver two-handled vase (below), London, 1863, sold for $10,312.50 and an exquisite Tiffany & Co. japanesque silver and mixed metal bottle neck vase, New York, circa 1878, sold for $9,375.

 

Paul Storr

John Samuel Hunt Neoclassical Victorian silver vase, likely intended as a trophy, London, 1863, 13 1/in (34.3 cm), 46.48 troy ounces. Price realized: $10,312.50. Heritage Auctions image

 

A pair of William Leuchars Victorian silver and etched glass canary scent bottles, London, 1882, sold for $8,750 with multiple bidders vying for these meticulously etched pieces.

 

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Pair of William Leuchars silver and etched glass canary scent bottles, London, 1882.
31/4in high x 6in long x 1-1/2in wide inches (8.3 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm). Price realized: $8,750. Heritage Auctions image

 

Rounding out the top performers were a trio of silver beverage dispensers from around the world. A fine Robert Hennell II George IV silver chinoiserie teapot on stand, London, 1829, sold for $8,125 while a rare Bell & Brothers coin silver mug, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1865 sold for $7,500 and a Gorham silver pitcher with shell, crab, and oceanic motifs, Providence, Rhode Island, 1884 sold for $6,562.50.