Silver & Silver-plated items
Silver and silver plate may look similar but there are important differences between them which greatly affect their values at auction.
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.
Call it a pepper shaker, a pepper pot or a pepperette, this selection of novelty examples will persuade you to pick up a piece for your home.
Keep calm and drink tea – certainly good advice during the current lockdown. And what better way to enjoy a brew than serving it in a rare, elegant or unusual teapot?
Lockdown has meant more time for baking and cooking at home so why not splash out on some quirky vintage items to spice up your cooking cave.
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.