Fine Silver With Character and Name Find Enthusiastic Buyers at Auction
Many families reach for their fine silver to accompany the holiday dining experience, and the Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu sale held at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on November 18 suggests a continued interest in quality silver pieces. Blue chip names continue to do well at auction and include Tiffany, Jensen, and Puiforcat as well as Chinese Export. Additionally, American Arts and Crafts is performing well. The most successful of these offer unique character and quality. People are buying for a formal experience when met with both name and personality.
At the most recent Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, a pair of Tiffany Chrysanthemum pattern silver footed meat platters from the estate of Mrs. Bertha Palmer, Chicago, IL, realized $27,500 and sold to a local collector of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer memorabilia. Alongside this highlight, a 30-piece Puiforcat Art Deco dinner service, a seven-piece Chinese Export tea set, and a six-piece Kirk & Son tea set achieved particularly pleasing results. Additionally, all of the Jensen lots sold well.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers looks forward to an online only silver sale before the holidays hit. It will be their last auction of the year.