Silver & Gold prices set records at Dawsons

Our latest Fine Art sale on the 28th of August included over 300 lots of Silver & Gold. Every item sold and at prices not seen for many years.


A local family consigned some ‘old gold jewellery’ and their silver collection that had been ‘wrapped in newspaper in the back of a wardrobe for 20 years’. It went on to net them over £10,000! Not bad for a ‘lockdown clearout’. Makes you think - what treasure do you have hidden away? 


Lot 432 A Geo III silver tea caddy, Robert Hennell I, London 1793 estimate £400-£600. Hammer £1,800


Lot 437 A Continental silver table centrepiece estimate £300-£300. Hammer £950.


Lot 450 An Edwardian silver hip flask, Robert Pringle & Sons, London 1902 estimate £100-£150. Hammer £220.


Lot 454 A consolidated canteen of silver flatware, 19th century and later, estimate £1500-£2000. Hammer £2500.


Lot 456 A mid-20th century four piece silver tea set, Sheffield 1959, by Viner's Ltd estimate £1500-£2000. Hammer £2400.


Lot 460 A pair of mid 20th century silver two-branch candlesticks, Sheffield 1963, by James Dixon and Sons estimate £150-£250. Hammer £580.


Lot 469 A set of three early George III silver tea caddies, Albert Schurman, London 1763 estimate £2,000-£3,000. Hammer £4,900.


Lot 488 An Edwardian large silver Monteith, George Nathan & Ridley Hayes, Chester 1905 estimate £600-£800. Hammer £2,100.



Lot 493 A large 20th-century silver 'Armada' dish by RE, London,1966 estimate £750-£950. Hammer £1,100.



Lot 506 An early 20th century 18ct yellow gold and solitaire diamond ring, estimate £250-300. Hammer £350


Lot 556, a collection of gold jewellery, estimate £100-200. Hammer £280



Lot 595, A yellow gold and diamond bracelet, estimate £200-300. Hammer £700



Lot 604, a collection of gold jeellery, estimate £100-200. Hammer £260



Lot 608, A Victorian yellow gold, diamond, and enamel snake necklace, estimate £800-1200. Hammer £2,300



Lot 645, A late Georgian / early Victorian yellow gold fancy link bracelet, estimate £500-700. Hammer £1,300


Our next Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery Auction is on the 30th September. If you are considering selling any items, please do contact us for a complimentary valuation, either at our offices or in the comfort of your own home.


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Jenny Knott

Jenny Knott

For Jenny, finding that surprise item within a sale has always been an exciting aspect of working within the auction world. Jewellery, Watches & Silver have developed into a real passion for Jenny over the years, and she loves the fact that there is always more to learn.

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