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Martin McIlroyMartin McIlroy
Department Head

Martin McIlroy runs the Silver Department at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. Recent results include £6,100 for a fine set of four George III candlesticks made by Fenton, Creswick & Co of Sheffield. Another example of the quality of the silverware being offered in our salerooms is the Victorian Grecian pattern part table service by George Adams that reached £5,000.

A George III Cow Creamer

An unusual and amusing piece of early George III silver was the cow creamer by John Schuppe, who was an immigrant silversmith working in London in the 18th century. The piece itself measured 15cm in length and was assayed in 1761.

A Jug

Whilst there is always strong demand for the more usual items such as candlesticks, tableware, tea services and salvers, there has been a steady rise in demand for smaller collectable pieces, such as novelty menu holders, caddy spoons, desk accoutrements, miniature furniture and unusual electroplated items. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood hold sales of fine silver and silver plate both of English, Continental and Oriental origin.

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