This week we are pleased to bring you an exciting article from our friends at Bonhams on 4 Things To Know About Silver.
Bonhams is a privately owned international auction house established over 200 years ago. They hold over 400 specialist sales annually in 60 different categories across the globe.From Georgian cutlery to Art Deco candelabra, silver is an ubiquitous presence in the most elegant of interiors. Both functional and decorative, this beguiling material has been used by craftspeople for centuries to produce bespoke pieces and everyday objects.
In this article, Ellis Finch, Head of the London Silver Department at Bonhams, gives us a brief introduction to the category and offers essential advice for new collectors, illustrated with lots offered in the 'Decorative Arts Through the Ages' auction on 13 July in London, New Bond Street.
Covered in this article:
- Hallmarks and Makers' Marks
- Form and Function: Period Style and Design
- On the Market