The silver and silverware market is one that is constantly altering, in flux and difficult to keep your finger on. With this in mind, we thought that we would reveal one type of silver that is on the way up – Burmese silver.
Hailing from the 1850s, this piece has a value of £1,500 and this is set to climb:
A closer look at the detail from a piece in the Suttons and Robertsons vault.
The intricate nature of the chasing used to create these pieces of silver is a truly magnificent skill to behold. Each detail has been painstakingly hammered out from the inside, in a process which can take months to complete. Take a look at this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YAIwQzmn7E) to see exactly how chasing is conducted in the 21st century.
This is finally a skill that is being recognised and valued by the silver community. Only a few years ago, Burmese silver would have been scraped, rather than sold.
Thankfully, however, this is no longer the case and Burmese silver is fast becoming a recognised, valued and better understood form of silverware.
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