Fine Silver and Objets de Vertu from Distinguished Collections at Alderfer Auction


Fine Silver and Objets de Vertu at Alderfer Auction:

Alderfer Auction is dedicated to showcasing both distinguished collections and significant individual pieces of silver and Objets de Vertu. Our team of seasoned experts meticulously identifies, evaluates, and categorizes objects to place them into appropriate sales, ensuring maximum exposure and value.

Our offerings span various eras, styles, and makers, including but not limited to Continental silver, Georgian pieces, early American coin silver, Victorian silver, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Danish Modern. These categories are highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

We are proud to feature works from renowned makers such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Georg Jensen, Buccellati, Gorham, S. Kirk & Sons, Stieff, Paul Storr, William Spratling, Fabergé and Feodor Ruckert, Tane, Wallace, and Christofle.

Past Highlights:

Our past auctions have featured remarkable pieces such as a pair of table pheasants by the English maker Asprey & Co., a German Sterling Silver Chess Set, a Paul Storr Snake handled Tureen, Victorian Silver Monkey Mustard Pot . We have also brought to auction countless single pieces and flatware services by well-known makers.

Whether you are a seasoned collector or new to the world of Fine Silver and Objets de Vertu, Alderfer Auction invites you to explore our offerings. Join us in celebrating the craftsmanship and beauty of these timeless treasures.


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Faberge Gilded Silver and Cloisonne Enamel Box

Rectangular box with hinged lid, enameled with black, white, gray and blue abstract and geometric decoration. Struck K, Faberge in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant, 88 Zolotnik (91.6%) on both the cover and base. Probably Fedor Ruckert. 1.25"h x 2.75"w x 2.125".

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Sold for $11,500

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Paul Storr George III Silver Soup Tureen, 1817

Oval, with gadrooned rim, the reeded handles rising from lion heads and capped with acanthus and shells, set upon a single gadrooned pedestal foot. Body engraved on both sides with Coat of Arms. Dome decorated with gadrooned borders, coiled serpent handle and stag head engraving. Cover and base both hallmarked Paul Storr, London, 1817. Includes Robert Garrard II sterling silver insert dated 1865. Approx. 160ozt or 11lbs total weight 13"h x 17.5"w x 0.5"d.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Sold for $10,250

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Gorham Sterling Silver Ice Tongs

"Lady's" pattern variation with eagle claw gripper and pierced shell bowl, each held by human hands, the banded arms with bright cut medallions, monogrammed, marked "Patent 1868", in fitted case from Starr & Marcus. 11", and 4.89 ozt.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for $3,500

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Brent Souder

Sales Director | Auctioneer | Appraiser

Brent Souder began working with Alderfer Auction in 1986 and has extensive knowledge in the auction industry. Brent graduated from Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, Highpoint, NC in 1987. He is also a graduate of Certified Auctioneers Institute at Indiana University, with certifications as a Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA). Brents expertise include jewelry, fine and decorative arts, with a focus on the Pa Impressionists which he has established record sales in his discoveries throughout his tenure. Brent was named the Pennsylvania State Bid Calling Champion in 2003. He received the honor of the PA Auctioneer of the year in 2018 and inducted into the PA Auctioneer Hall of Fame in 2020 for his contributions to the industry. He currently serves on the PA Auctioneer Association Board of Directors.

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Adrian Martinez

Generalist and Cataloger

Adrian Martinez joined the Alderfer team in 2020 as a Generalist and Cataloger with a focus on Decorative Arts and Silver. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, PA and earned a BA in US History at New York University. Adrian spent several years in New York as an assistant to an antiques collector/archivist and as a museum tour guide. He has held various roles in the surrounding Philadelphia area auction industry since 2016. Adrian works in the areas of Fine and Decorative Arts and Mid-Century Modern & Design.