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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...
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...
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...
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...
Selling silver at auction in Glasgow - McTear's results shine for themselves!
Thursday, 6 November 2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
The Jewellery Auction
14 May 2017
McTear's Jewellery auctions present over 300 lots of fine and rare Jewellery for auction every six w...
The Coins & Banknotes Auction
16 May 2017
McTear's has experienced Coin Specialists who will advise you and value your items. Appointments can...
The Watches Auction
16 May 2017
McTear’s is the only auction house in Scotland to host an auction dedicated to Watches every s...
The Silver Auction
1 June 2017
The Silver Auction at McTear’s, a six weekly live auction, has become a destination for silver...
The Scottish Pictures Auction
7 June 2017
We are inviting entries for The Scottish Pictures Auction if you have high quality Scottish painting...