Hungarian silver-gilt cup and cover
The Hungarian silver-gilt cup and cover that sold for £85,000 at the SJ Phillips sale at Sotheby’s.

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The family-owned firm moved to Bruton Street earlier this year, ending a 144-year presence on Bond Street. A total of 199 of the 260 lots were sold for a hammer total of £1.3m

The trumpet form cup – engraved with bands of scrolling foliage and crowned with a spread-winged swan finial – is a type made in both Germany and Hungary in the second and third quarters of the 16th century. Similar vessels were made in glass.

This 10in (25cm) example, carrying the unidentified maker’s mark only (HB conjoined above a trefoil) was dated to c.1540.

It was estimated at £25,000-30,000 but sold at £85,000.

Leading the sale at £115,000 was a Fabergé gold and red enamel timepiece made by workmaster Henrik Wigström in 1908-13. It was estimated at £120,000-180,000.

Fabergé gold and red enamel timepiece

Fabergé gold and red enamel timepiece embellished with gold floral motifs and ribbons, created by Henrik Wigström in 1908-1913 that sold for £115,000 at Sotheby’s as part of the SJ Phillips sale.