Silver fit for a Queen at Charterhouse Auction

A massive Victorian silver gilt cup and cover by the Garrards, Gold and Silversmiths to the Queen, is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of silver and jewellery on Friday 16th May.

vase-box.jpg“Garrards are certainly the oldest firm of gold and silversmiths which were founded in 1735 and probably the most well known.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Throughout the centuries Garrards have received commissions from Royalty and the aristocracy with designs of splendor, opulence and craftsmanship. In 1843, Queen Victoria bestowed upon them the honour of Crown Jeweller. Since then, they have continued to serve six successive monarchs.”

It is possible that this cup and cover, which is over 2 ft high, was made as a trophy. In 1848, Robert Garrard II made the well known America’s cup. More latterly, other famous cups include the Dubai World Cup, the Cricket World Cup, and the Premier League Trophy.

This impressive cup and cover, which comes in its original oak traveling box, is estimated at £4,000-6,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of silver, plate and jewellery in Sherborne.

For further information regarding this auction, or to arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277