Silver service at latest Adam’s sale

The tankard is the oldest of 182 treasures from the collection of Jimmy Weldon

14th May, 2017
Silver service at latest Adam’s sale
Silver 18th century nutmeg grater

In 1696, the first edition of Lloyds News (predecessor of Lloyds List) was published by London coffee house owner Edward Lloyd. In Russia, St Petersburg was but a gleam in Peter the Great’s eye (he’d recently travelled to Manchester to glean tips on city building), and in Ireland, someone was sipping ale from a spanking new silver tankard made by Dublin silversmith Joseph Walker. It can be yours for €8,000-€12,000 when it goes under the...

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