More than 450 silver and vertu lots crossed the auction block April 20 during Heritage Auctions
' Fine Silver and Vertu auction in Dallas. Interest and final prices realized were competitive with a strong 91 percent sell-through rate. Top lot honors went to a fine Pair of Paul Storr Silver-Gilt Wine Coolers for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, which featured multiple bidders and finally realized $62,500 well above pre-auction estimates.
Two other iconic names in the silver trade showed strong interest as A Pair of Georg Jensen Silver Five-Light Candelabra, designed by Johan Rohde, Copenhagen, circa 1945-1977 and a Rare 48 Piece Tiffany & Co. William K. Vanderbilt Pattern Flatware Service, New York, New York, circa 1885, each sold for $23,750.
An impressive Silver Philadelphia Yacht Club Nautical Presentation Punch Bowl and Ladle, attributed to Dominick & Haff, New York, circa 1904 sold for $12,500, joining a late 19th-century Viennese Gilt Silver, Enamel and Rock Crystal Tray in the manner of Hermann Bohm, which realized $10,625 as another pair of strong performers.
Two beautiful vases exceeded expectations when a John Samuel Hunt Neoclassical Victorian Silver Two-Handled Vase, London, 1863, sold for $10,312.50 and an exquisite Tiffany & Co. Japanesque Silver and Mixed Metal Bottle Neck Vase, New York, circa 1878, sold for $9,375.
A pair of William Leuchars Victorian Silver and Etched Glass Canary Scent Bottles, London, 1882, sold for $8,750 with multiple bidders vying for these meticulously etched pieces.
Rounding out the top 10 performers were a trio of silver beverage dispensers from around the world. A fine Robert Hennell II George IV Silver Chinoiserie Teapot on Stand, London, 1829, sold for $8,125 while a rare Bell & Brothers Coin Silver Mug, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1865 sold for $7,500 and a Gorham Silver Pitcher with Shell, Crab, and Oceanic Motifs, Providence, Rhode Island, 1884 sold for $6,562.50.
Additional highlights include:
· A five-piece Baltimore Silversmith's Mfg. Co. Silver Repoussé Landscape Tea and Coffee Service: Realized: $8,750
· A Hector Aguilar Mexican Silver, Brass and Amethyst Necklace: Realized: $6,250
· A two-piece Fred Davis Mexican Silver and Turquoise Jewelry Suite: Reailzed: $5,750
· A Matilde Poulat Mexican Silver and Hardstone Necklace: Realized: $5,750
· An American (Baltimore Region) Coin Silver Landscape Ewer: Realized: $3,750