Christie's Silver sales offer objects from the 16th century to the present day, by some of the most important English and European silversmiths, from Paul de Lamerie to Paul Storr to Nicolas Besnier and Hans Beutmuller, to Tiffany and Jensen.

Christie’s reputation for exceptional provenance and sale results is affirmed by historic sales of distinguished collections, including recently those of the Rothschild and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Christie's is currently the market leader in the sector, having set some world auction records for extraordinary pieces such as a Dutch silver ewer, by Adam Van Vianen, Utrecht, 1619 sold for $5,375,000 in New York in April 2018 and acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Duchess of Modena silver-gilt dressing service by Nicolas Besnier, Paris, 1719 which achieved a total of €3,000,000 in Paris in November 2019 and was acquired in part by the Louvre Museum.


Decorative Arts at Christie's

Across our London, New York and Paris salerooms, Christie’s offers decorative arts from antique to modern, in curated sales designed to appeal to both new and seasoned collectors. These include The Exceptional Sale, presenting museum quality pieces; The Collector sales, offering a tailored selection of works of art, porcelain, silver, gold boxes, portrait miniatures and furniture for connoisseurs; Interiors sales in New York, featuring contemporary and classic pieces for the home; Private Collection sales, showcasing the collecting passions of iconic figures, tastemakers, private collectors and interior designers; and Art of China online sales that include select groups of Chinese ceramics and works of art made for the export market at accessible price points appealing to new and existing collectors.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss buying or selling within this category at Christie’s.

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