Precious metals like gold and silver are often seen as an indication of people’s wealth. Elites in most ancient cultures preferred to eat off precious metal plates at the table.

The greater the means, the higher was the quality of tableware that was owned and the more numerous its pieces.

Silver is also interesting because whilst gold is, by and large, used for decorative purposes silver is used a lot in industry, particularly in medical equipment, electronics, the nuclear industry and many other areas, so the price is indexed against these uses too. For example, the price of platinum is greatly reduced now because it is no longer in demand for catalytic converters in diesel cars.

As an ever-changing market, silver presents an exciting subject matter for our valuation specialists.

It covers important pieces by the renowned masters De Lamerie and Paul Storr, to more recent collections by the likes of Georg Jensen and his stunning take on silver as an art form, and the recent upsurge of interest in mid-20th century works by Stuart Devlin and his contemporaries. As advisers to many of the City Livery Companies, we work with some of the finest collections to date.

Our team of industry-recognised specialists at Doerr Dallas works together to offer you an independent service to provide valuations of fine art, antiques, jewellery, watches and classic cars, we also offer a full range of other art-related advisory services.

We offer our clients a personal, professional, friendly, discreet and completely confidential service. We work closely with leading firms of insurance brokers, insurers, solicitors, wealth managers, private banks and professional advisers to provide an efficient and timely service.

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