The Silver & Objects of Vertu Department has an excellent reputation offering fine silver and objects of vertu from the 17th through the 21st century. We have offered works by notable silversmiths and manufacturers including Fabergé, Paul Storr, Tiffany & Co., Buccellati, Georg Jensen, William Spratling, The Kalo Shop, and many others. We put our auctions together carefully and bring to the market what collectors are avidly seeking — material composed of silver, gold, and other precious metals, along with exceptional objects of vertu.
In June 2015, we handled selected works from the Roy and Sarita Warshawsky Collection. This included a rare Art Nouveau Sea Holly hair comb by René Lalique that sold for $205,500, the highest price ever achieved at auction for a Lalique comb.
On May 5, 2019, Toomey & Co. offered items from The Paul & Terry Somerson Collection of 20th and 21st Century Metalwork and Jewelry. This carefully curated, single-owner catalog sale drew on the largest private collection of American Arts & Crafts metalwork and jewelry. The auction achieved over $650K in 500 lots of a relatively niche collecting category with an astounding 93% sell-through rate.