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Imperial Prussian centerpiece highlights Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu at Heritage Auctions
An Imperial Prussian Hermann Julius Wilm Silver and Cut-Glass Centerpiece, with Cypher of Queen Augusta, Wife of Kaiser Wilhelm I, Berlin, Germany, circa 1865. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.



DALLAS, TX.- Silver fit for royalty — an Imperial Prussian Silver and Cut-Glass Centerpiece, with Cypher of Queen Augusta, Wife of Kaiser Wilhelm I, circa 1865 and a George Smith III & William Fearn Basting Spoon with the Crest of Queen Charlotte — are among the highlights in Heritage Auctions’ Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu Auction Nov. 12 in Dallas.

“This is a strong sale with exceptional pieces from a wide range of private collections,” said Karen Rigdon, Director of Silver and Decorative Arts at Heritage. “This season we have assembled a beautiful selection of nearly 450 lots dating from the 18th century to the present day.”

The auction is accentuated by a special lecture event featuring Merribell Parson, Curator of European Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. She will be speaking on Irish Silver from the Museum’s holdings at Heritage Auctions’ Design District Annex Nov. 10.

Leading a fine selection of table pieces is A James Young George III Silver Epergne, circa 1792, stands 17-inches high and more than 23-inches wide (est. $15,000+), and an unusually-detailed, 34-piece miniature tea service by the renowned English miniaturist Silversmith David Clayton dates to circa 1720 (est. $12,000+).

“We are excited to present the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Harold and Audrey Eklund of Des Moines, Iowa, which includes one of the largest selections of American Coin Silver to come to auction in years,” Rigdon said. The collection features a 182-piece Shiebler Medallion Pattern Flatware Service for 12, designed in 1865 in New York (est. $10,000+) This diverse collection also holds Asian, Mexican and European silver, including a pair of French Silver Footed Trumpeted Vases, circa 1860, (est. $5,000+).

An important selection of silver neck pieces created by Eduardo Herrera — which were recently on view at the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City — includes a stunning Feather Collar, from Taxco, Mexico (est. $5,000+) The artwork is presented alongside the Coral Pattern Silver Centerpiece (est. $3,000+) by his partner Cristina Romo Castillo, and her mother Emilia Castillo, who created the Silver and Hardstone Swan Pitcher, 2015 (est. $4,000+).

Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:

• A rare Sterling Silver Ladle with angular handle by Christopher Dresser, the father of modern design (est. $5,000+).

• American Flatware from the Collection of silver scholar Charles Curb includes a Cased Gorham Bust Pattern Coin Silver Pastry Server, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1860 (est. $800+) and a Wood & Hughes Medallion Pattern Silver Punch Ladle, New York, New York, designed in 1863 (est. $700+).

• The Strong Collection of American Aesthetic Movement hollowware, including a Dominick & Haff Japanesque Partial Gilt Silver Flask (est. $3,000+).

• A pair of Gorham Partial Gilt Silver Egg-Form Egg Cups to be presented among Dr. Eklund’s extensive collection of Gorham Bird’s Nests pattern flatware (est. $700+).

• A whimsical collection of pre-Cambodian Civil War Figural boxes, led by an Elephant-Form Betel Box (est. $800+).










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