Cambi Auction House boasts a long tradition in the management of antiques auctions, in which collectible silverware was also regularly offered. It was in 2012 that a real Department dedicated to silver auctions was created thanks to the arrival of Carlo Peruzzo, who still works as an expert in silverware.
The Department organizes sales of Italian and international silverware through monographic catalogs entirely dedicated to rare and collectible silverware. The silverware auctions, offered every six months, are exceptional collections of fine silver objects, often made by silversmiths known to enthusiasts. The quality of the artifacts, the beauty of the silver objects and their provenance, often from important private collections, are the main strengths of the Silver Department.
We select, with the utmost attention to detail, for our customers passionate about silverware, various types of objects for everyday use such as fine tureens, cups and trays, coffee pots, sugar bowls, teapots and creamers, cutlery sets, elegant kettles, mugs and glasses, but also ice and champagne holders, empties pockets and purses and much more.
Catalogs of collectible silverware also propose objects of sacred use in silver such as ancient icons, in particular Russian and Eastern European icons, candlesticks, crucifixes, monstrances, cartagories, holy water fonts and other liturgical objects, objects exquisitely dedicated to niche collectors. Finally, the catalogs of silver auctions also include, with a certain frequency, decorative silver objects such as mirrors, frames and présentoir, candelabra and centerpieces, toiletry mirrors and jewelry boxes, vases and fruit bowls.
Cambi Aste's experts select silver objects and excellent objets de vertu from the most famous maisons and workshops. This experience and meticulousness in the selection of objects brings to silver auctions important names of international silverware. Paul Storr, Elsa Peretti, Gioacchino Belli - one of the major silversmiths of the Roman Neoclassicism - , George Fox, Giuliano Gabriele Marcello, Richard Crossley, Joseph Zweig, R. & S. Hennell, Ferruccio Cravenna, F.lli Cacchione Milano, H. Matthews are just some of the silversmiths included in the silver auctions of Cambi Aste.
Among the Maison and the manufactures often present in the auctions of collectible silver we remember Tiffany & Co., Buccellati, Nason & Moretti, Fratelli Calegaro Padova, Maison Christofle, Parigi, F.lli Calderoni Milano and many others.
The Department of Collectible Silver also boasts some sales records for the Italian market, such as a 16th century German silver cup at €256,000.
Noteworthy are the sales of an exceptional cast silver coffee pot, the largest Roman coffee pot documented to date, sold for €50,000 and a pair of Louis XV appliques from Genoa, sold for €40,000. We also recall the important cast and chased silver cutlery service signed Paul Storr, sold in December 2019 for €50,100, an important set composed of two soup tureens, four legumes and four gravy boats in Sterling silver signed R. & S. Hennell, sold in November 2021 for €32,600 and again the Russia tea service with stamps of the Fabergé atelier, sold for €45,100 in 2018.
Starting in 2019, alongside the traditional auctions of antique silverware, two highly successful catalogs have been added, L'Art de la Table, with the finest silverware for the table and monographic catalogs for 20th century collectible silverware, grouping the best works of the great silversmiths of the last century. A wide selection that satisfies different tastes, that's why auctions of collectible silverware are unique occasions dedicated to all those who love table silverware, sacred silverware and decorative and everyday works.
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