Large antique silver collection looks set to sparkle in sale

A large antique silver collection looks set to be the sparkling centrepiece in a Dorset saleroom next month.

The antique silver collection in the sale

Auctioneer Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Auctions commented, “The silver was collected over a number of years by the owner’s father. Sadly he has been ill and recently moved into a home. Whilst the client mentioned it was a large collection of silver, I did not expect to see such a huge variety of items and the collection is expected to sell for five figures.”

The silver collection is from a Somerset farmhouse and includes a range of silver tea caddies, cutlery, baskets, vases and a huge variety of silver cream jugs from the 18th century onwards. The various items come in all shapes, sizes and forms, with estimates from £50 up to many hundreds.

Elsewhere in the forthcoming auction, a large diamond solitaire ring also looks set to sparkle. “When we look at diamonds it is all about the four C’s – Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat and this ring certainly ticks all four boxes,” commented Naomi Grabham of Charterhouse. “Estimated at £6,000-10,000, the diamond ring is of good colour and clarity with no large inclusions, a brilliant cut measures and measures just over the magic number 3 carat in weight.”

The sale takes place on August 23.

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