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A well-dressed table turns any meal into a feast; add elegance to yours at the Adam’s auction of silver spoons, plates and lobster picks.

Where would civilisation be without those essentials for a well-dressed dining table – silver soup plates or, indeed, silver lobster picks? Both will go under the hammer at Adam’s this Sunday. The George III soup plates possibly have the mark of William Pitts, silversmith to the monarch (€3,000-€5,000), while a fine cased set of lobster picks will be sold with a set of Art Nouveau-style coffee spoons (€300-€500).

Leading the silver section is a 1770...

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