Silver & Silver-plated items

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Silver

Silver has long been regarded as a precious metal and status symbol. As a material that can be worked into many different forms, a wide variety of items have been made using silver over many centuries.

Edwardian silver novelty

Silver Novelty Items

While grand and elaborate pieces of silver became an essential part of 18th and 19th century dining culture, at the same time, smaller silver novelty items began to emerge as the Victorians acquired a taste for humorous or whimsical pieces.

Liberty Cymric silver vesta case by Archibald Knox

Five vesta cases on thesaleroom.com including a Liberty silver match safe designed by Archibald Knox

Vesta cases date back to the early 19th century when people started keeping matches in small portable boxes.

Decorative Art
silver hallmarks

Silver Hallmarks Guide

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'.

pine bookcase

Five examples of the Arts and Crafts style on thesaleroom.com including bookcases and candlesticks

Furniture and silver in the Arts and Crafts style remains a popular choice for buyers at auction. Here are five upcoming pieces available at auctions on thesaleroom.com.

Furniture