Silver Chalice for Charterhouse Silver and Jewellery Auction

A rare early 17th century silver chalice and paten, which languished in a Kew attic for over 25 years has been entered into the Charterhouse auction of silver and jewellery in August.

silver-chalice.jpg“It originally belonged to the vendors father who collected silver many years ago. After his death, the vendors mother put it away in the attic as she had little interest in collecting silver and found it a chore to clean.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Then a few years ago the mother moved to the West Country and now the son has taken it out of storage. He had an idea that it was a valuable item, but was not certain exactly what it could be worth so he brought it into our Long Street Salerooms where we hold regular specialist advisory and discovery days.”

The chalice and paten dates to circa 1625-30 and was made in York by James Plummer. Today, York silver is highly prized amongst collectors and the Charterhouse chalice is estimated to fetch £6,000-8,000 when it goes under their hammer on Friday 15th August.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their forthcoming programme of specialist Summer auctions including Beswick & Royal Doulton with wine port & spirits on Thursday 14th August, silver, plate and jewellery Friday 15th August and clocks and collectors items on Friday 12th September. To arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS, 01935 812277.

www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

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