Silver linings at Sotheby’s New York sale

A Regency, silver gilt, two-bottle wine trolley, engraved twice with possibly the later arms of Montefiore, is expected to fetch $30,000-$50,000

18th April, 2021
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The Regency, silver gilt, two-bottle wine trolley by London silversmith Benjamin Smith III, circa 1815-20, is one of the top lots at Sotheby’s

All that glisters is not gold, but who can resist the lure of parcel and silver gilt crafted by a master?

For the finest examples, a collector needs deep pockets and a Sotheby’s New York sale ending tomorrow obliges with a number of superb examples such as a Regency, silver gilt, two-bottle wine trolley by London silversmith Benjamin Smith III, circa 1815-20. Some 46.4cm long, in the form of two conjoined baskets, it is engraved...

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