NEW YORK – As the most versatile of precious metals, silver stands as both the backdrop and center stage of a tastefully decorated home. Many beautiful forms of American, British and Continental sterling silver will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Sunday, Oct. 22. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the many highlights of the 77-lot auction is a set of six English sterling silver Georgian-style beer tankards (above) made by Barker Ellis, Birmingham, in 1977. Each of the highly polished pint tankards bears a full English hallmark. The set is expected to fetch $3,300-$3,700.
Two matching George III silver sauce tureens (below) by Joseph Craddock and William Ker Reid, London, 1813, have impressive engraved armorials and small crests engraved on the lids, stand on four clawed feet and have foliate embellished handles. The pair is estimated at $4,500-$5,000.
Anyone favoring French taste will be drawn to the Rococo style flatware service for 12 by Pierre Queille, circa 1840. Each of the 72 pieces bears the French hallmark Minerva first standard (.950 purity silver) and the Pierre Queille silversmith stamped mark. The set, which is in excellent condition and in its original box, includes a ladle.
According to its hallmarks a Louis XVI sterling silver oil and vinegar set is the work of a Parisian silversmith in 1789. The crystal bottles were probably manufactured during 19th century, but match the style perfectly. The set is in excellent condition.
Chrysanthemums, roses, daisies and poppies are depicted in remarkably high relief on a sterling silver repousse floral vase made in China around 1920. This rare find demonstrates impressive hand-detailing. It is marked “C.J.” and “Sterling,” and has a Chinese character panel.
A sterling silver mantel clock in the Jasper52 auction was made by William Comyns, London, in 1902. It holds a French eight-day movement with chime. This beautiful antique has a $3,500-$4,000 estimate.
This Jasper52 specialty auction of sterling silver treasures will begin Sunday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. Eastern.