Silver and Objects of Vertu

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An introduction to Silver and Objects of Vertu at Duke's Auctions

Be it antique or modern, Irish, Scottish or a regional rarity, silver remains a popular area for collectors. Duke’s Silver Department deals in objects spanning a broad range of periods, dates, styles and celebrated makers including Paul de Lamerie, Benjamin Smith, Paul Storr, and Hester Bateman.

Demand for quality pieces among buyers remains strong and Duke’s, with our combination of knowledge and global market reach, is one of the leading regional salerooms for this lively market.

Objects of Vertu, by their wondrous variety and often playful design, characterise our sales and can include snuff boxes, bodkins, cigarette cases, necessaires or pin cushions. Objects worked from precious metals such as gold, tortoiseshell, rock crystal and enamel are of particular interest to our buyers, as are leading makers Faberge, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Specialists: Max Beaumont, Robert Nevin