This sale includes a variety of important European silver pieces and gold boxes. For the first time this sale will also feature a selection of South American silver including a monstrance and a reliquary dating from 16th/17th century Guatemala, but also limosneros, perfurme burners, frames, caskets and spurs from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Some of the European silver has Royal provenance such as a large Swedish surtout de table made in 1908 for the wedding of a Princess of Sweden, a French travel necessaire made for a Russian Grand-Duchess; a set of plates and a set of dishes made for King Louis XVIII of France, a French silver-gilt flatware set made for Said Pacha, Vice-Roy of Egypt and an Italian bed warming-stand made for Queen Adelaid of Savoy. The most surprising is a large silver-gilt clock decorated with hens, a turkey and a rabbit made in Portugal for the Countess d’Edla, second wife of king Ferdinand II of Portugal.
Early German silver-gilt will also feature with tankards, covered cups, beakers and candlesticks. In the Italian section, a nice selection of “scaldini” (warming stands made for warming hands in carriages) will be offered.