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Silver service style for nutmegs and grapes

26 March 2001Written by ATG Reporter

UK: AMONG the spicier silver prices realised at Manchester-based Capes Dunn’s February sale of jewellery, silver, plated wares, watches and gold coins, were a small cylindrical nutmeg grater with pull-off domed lid and two ribbed girdles.

It brought £340 while several interested parties contested a George III oval nutmeg grater with hinged lid engraved and crested by John Salkeld, London, 1799, 13/4in (4.5cm) to £760.

And a reminder of the proper way to serve grapes was a pair of Victorian grape scissors with Albany pattern handles, by Harrison Brothers, Sheffield, 1896. 33/4oz, that were sold at £145.

But the biggest silver price was reserved for a George Angel 19th century matched table service of King’s pattern cutlery.

It made £2100 while an 18ct white gold ring set with a solitaire diamond, approx 3ct, stole the limelight at £6000.

Capes Dunn, Manchester, February 27
Buyer’s premium: 10 per cent

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