Silver has been sold at 25 Blythe Road within Matthew Barton Ltd’s series of auctions since November 2009.
The silver section forms a considerable part of the biannual European and Asian Works of Art sales. Matthew Barton started in the silver department at Sotheby’s over thirty years ago and brings his experience to bear on a rich variety of items spanning from early spoons to 20th century designed pieces. As well as catering to the dedicated collector, the department affords opportunities to buyers at all levels.
Amongst recent highlights are: a large Edwardian silver presentation pilgrim flask by Carrington & Co. which sold for £15,500; a pair of Victorian parcel-gilt-silver and enamel ‘Graeco-Pompeian’ 1862 International Exhibition wine coolers by Elkington & Co., sold for £38,000 and a large Austrian enamel, silver and lapis lazuli figure of an ostrich, Vienna, late 19th century which sold for £15,000.