Freeman’s has been selling silver and objets de vertu for seven generations and is now conducting auctions dedicated to this genre. The bi-annual Silver & Objets de Vertu auction is conducted every spring and fall and includes American, English, and Continental silver from the seventeenth to the nineteenth-centuries, as well as Modern and Post-War pieces by well-known makers such as Bucellati, Tiffany, and Georg Jensen. In addition to fine tableware, centerpieces, candelabra, and flatware services, these auctions also highlight objets de vertu, including Russian enamel, gold boxes, scent bottles, and card and cigarette cases.
Highlights from recent auctions include:
·Faberge silver and enameled firebird kovsh which sold for $533,000
·A George Paulding Farnham silver and enameled vase for Tiffany and Co. achieved $115,000
·A pair of French silver seven-light candelabra by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, circa 1830, sold for $55,000
Freeman’s attracts an international audience and is best known for continually offering quality material. Augmenting Freeman’s history of selling silver, our specialists David Walker, Ann Glasscock, and Lynda Cain have more than forty years of combined experience in this area. We always welcome consignments, from single objects to entire estates. Please contact a member of our department if you wish to discuss buying or consigning fine silver.