Freeman's 20 May 2015 auction Silver & Objets de Vertu demonstrated that rare and impressive objects of fine quality are still highly appreciated. With its extraordinary design and craftsmanship, the rare Victorian silver teapot by Christopher Dresser for Elkington & Co., sold for $40,000. Substantial prices were achieved across the board and other highlights include a monumental sterling silver punch bowl, tray, and goblets by Reed & Barton which achieved $37,500, a fine pair of William IV silver candlesticks by Paul Storr which soared to $28,750, and a sterling silver flatware service in the “English King” pattern by Tiffany & Co. which brought $21,250.
Top Lots 05/20/15
- Lot 25 - Rare Victorian silver teapot, designed by Christopher Dresser for Elkington & Co., Birmingham, 1885-86, Sold for $40,000
- Lot 167 - Monumental sterling silver punch bowl with tray and thirty goblets, Reed and Barton, Taunton, MA, 1933, Sold for $37,500
- Lot 12 - Fine pair of William IV silver candlesticks, Paul Storr, London, 1835-36, Sold for $28,750
- Lot 61- Fine pair of Danish silver five-light candelabra, designed by Johan Rohde for Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, 1945-77, Sold for $21,250
- Lot 134 - Sterling silver flatware service, Charles Grosjean for Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, 1885, Sold for $21,250
- Lot 101 - German gold and enameled snuff box, circa 1800, probably Hanau, Sold for $20,800