Silver set to shine in Charterhouse sale

An inherited collection of ancient and modern silver is going under the hammer at Dorset auctioneers Charterhouse in their specialist sale of silver, jewellery and watches on August 4.

The earliest piece of silver dates from when William & Mary were on the throne. A lidded tankard, of plain slightly tapering cylindrical form, this was assayed in London in 1692 and is estimated at £2,000-3,000.

William & Mary silver tankard

The most recent silver in the collection dates to the mid 20th century and is a table service of silver cutlery for 12 place settings. Produced in Denmark by Georg Jensen, their most famous silversmith, this set is estimated at £4,000-6,000.

Georg Jensen silver cutlery set

“It is a fabulous collection with silver dating from the late 17th century through to the mid 20th century,” commented John Snape of Charterhouse Auctions. “With the market continuing to be very strong for silver, jewellery and watches we are looking forward to some great results in the auction.”