Silver Blog

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Spectacular Sterling!

Spectacular Sterling!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

One of the highest performing lots of The Silver Auction held Tuesday 2nd June was also one of the most delicate, in the form of a Continental silver and enamel cigarette case with a beautiful scene of a female nude  (lot 355). The early 20th ce... View Blog
Collectable silver selling well at Glasgow auction!

Collectable silver selling well at Glasgow auction!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Spring has truly sprung and so has the price of quality silver. The Silver Auction, held on Tuesday 24th March, comprised many exciting collectors’ objects and there was plenty of pre-auction interest! Top billing came towards the end of the... View Blog
Unusual silver lots yield excellent hammer results at auction…

Unusual silver lots yield excellent hammer results at auction…

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Perhaps one of the most interesting silver items in the The Silver Auction, held Tuesday 13th January, was lot 49, a large Victorian silver ewer made for Alfred Cornish from ‘The Bohemians.’ The Bohemian Club was founded in Melbourne in 1... View Blog
A Silver Ewer Fit For a Prince - coming to Glasgow auction

A Silver Ewer Fit For a Prince - coming to Glasgow auction

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Bohemian Boys The Silver Auction on Tuesday 13th January boasts this stunning silver ewer. The devil is known to be in the detail, and this is certainly the case here. A lovely thing in itself, a true work of art, the ewer is finely detailed w... View Blog
Selling silver at auction in Glasgow - McTear's results shine for themselves!

Selling silver at auction in Glasgow - McTear's results shine for themselves!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

 Sensational Silver!    Kicking off The Silver Auction on Tuesday 4th November was a stunning Victorian centrepiece with putti on a goat, which soared above estimate to sell at £3400. This was closely followed by a pair of comp... View Blog
Silver and Furniture On the Up and Up at Auction in Glasgow

Silver and Furniture On the Up and Up at Auction in Glasgow

Thursday, 28 August 2014

MAD ABOUT METAL! Who would have thought it but in the three auctions on Tuesday 26th August, thirteen out of the top selling sixteen lots were made of solid metal! It was not confined to silver either, but included brass and iron. The biggest s... View Blog
ELIKNGTON AND CO - 'PURE BRILLIANT'!

ELIKNGTON AND CO - 'PURE BRILLIANT'!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

 Britain today, is marketing itself as manufacturers of quality in a number of industries. Just think of Rolls Royce and it is easy to understand why. This is not a new thing and in the Victorian and Edwardian eras it was Elkington and Co that w... View Blog
The Silver Auction in Glasgow

The Silver Auction in Glasgow

Monday, 16 June 2014

Although for the duration of McTear's 172 years of existence so far, silver objects have graced the shelves, cabinets and table tops of the auction galleries, it was only fairly recently that The Silver Auction, a dedicated sale of usually around 100... View Blog
Nathaniel Mills, master craftsmen of silver boxes

Nathaniel Mills, master craftsmen of silver boxes

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Nathaniel Mills & Sons was a 19th century company of silversmiths in Birmingham, well known for producing high quality silver boxes that regularly appear at The Silver Auctions at McTear’s. It was one of Britain’s most prestigious ... View Blog


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