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With two specialist auctions a year, Silver and objects of vertu remain a popular area for collectors. Be it antique or modern silver, flatware, Irish, Scottish or regional silver, the silver department deals with items spanning a broad range of periods, dates and styles. Demand for quality pieces among buyers remains strong and Duke’s, with their combination of knowledge and global audience, are one of the leading regional salerooms for this lively market. For more information please contact the department.


‘The Lushington Tankard’ An important Charles II silver tankard engraved with depictions of the Great Plague and the Fire of London with laudatory Latin inscriptions, together with the arms of Charles II and Sir Edmund Berrie Godfrey, makers mark "IN" in a heart with a mullett below, London 1675/76, 7.5" high. Provenance: Sir Edmund Berrie Godfrey's niece, Catherine Godfrey, who married Stephen Lushington of Sittingbourne, Kent, in 1699.

Sold for £80,500

 


A set of three William III lighthouse castors of conventional form, , each scratch initialed SB/DS, on spreading gadrooned circular feet, by Christopher Canner, London 1699, 8" high, the two smaller 6.75" high, (c.24oz).

Provenance: Acquired from J.H. Bourdon-Smith Ltd. London 1994.

The collection of James Fairfax A.C. Stanbridge Mill, Gussage All Saints, Dorset.

Sold for £12,200

 


A German silver gilt tankard of tapering form, the tapering body chased with Islamic style tendrils and scrollwork above a formalised border, the caryatid handle with a grotesque mask and an eagles claw terminal at the base, the underside engraved with an armorial incorporating the initials MH and the date 1589, Augsburg, 4.25" high.

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

Sold for £9,760


 

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14th September 2017

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22nd August 2017

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Silver, Jewellery and Furniture [8th and 9th June 2017]

8th June 2017

Including an Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante, 1968

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Asian Art

18th May 2017

Two include two masterworks by Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010)

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1st August 2017

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Featured Lots

  • A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

    A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

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  • A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

    A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

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  • A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

    A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

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  • A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

    A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

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  • A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

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  • AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25' x 20'. Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

    AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25' x 20'. Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

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