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The Charterhouse two day November auction on 16th & 17th includes an early Victorian silver tea set.

“The market for silver remains strong.” Commented Richard Bromell. “You then combine this with small, pretty and desirable pieces and this produces a recipe for auction success.”

England has been a nation of tea drinkers for centuries. With the 21st century fashion for taking afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones, the silver tea set at Charterhouse, although needing a good polish, will grace any table whether in a cottage or a country house.

The set was made in London 1846 and is of compressed octagonal form. Engraved with flowers, foliage and strapwork it also had the advantage of not being inscribed with a presentation inscription and is estimated at £400-600 plus 25.2% buyers premium (inc VAT)

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy autumn programme of specialist auctions which include classic & vintage cars on 5th November followed by a two day auction of watches, jewellery, silver and antiques with a selection of wine, port and whisky on 16th and 17th November and coins, medals, stamps and collector’s items on 15th December.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell or Justine Jackson at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at