Myself and fellow silversmith Angela Cork, were recently invited by Chiswick Auction House to spend a morning with the silverware department to explore their latest acquisitions for the upcoming 'Silver and Objects of Vertu' auction on 31st October 2017.
We got to handle the work, some of which dated back to the 1700's, and discuss the making processes and techniques that would have been used to produce the pieces. We also discussed differences in the way silverware is produced and used nowadays. All in all it was an enjoyable and thought provoking day!
The full catalogue for the upcoming sale can be found here: