When buying silver at auction it’s important to look for an item’s hallmarks. These silver hallmarks indicate the purity of the precious metal and often identify the date and location where the item was originally stamped or 'assayed'.
Decorative art designs from the Arts and Crafts movement from the mid-19th to the early-20th century are still extremely popular with collectors, decorators and interior design enthusiasts.
These modern designs will brighten up any home this winter.
The umbrella term Decorative Arts is commonly used in the antiques trade to describe the plethora of objects made during the avant garde art movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Looking to find an unusual gift for loved ones this year? Look no further than auctions for that special, one-off item. From watches to wine, prints to handbags, here is a selection of ideas for what gifts to bid for and win at auction this season.
Forget the high street or ‘not-on-the-high street’ – for those looking for an original gift a carefully-chosen antique will never disappoint.