Silverware, jewels from S.J. Phillips to be offered for sale at Sotheby’s
LONDON, September 30, 2017 – A collection of English and continental silver spanning over 500 years, exquisite vintage jewels and objects of vertu from the renowned antiques dealer, S.J. Phillips is to be offered for sale at Sotheby’s on 18 October, 2017.
Celebrating the rich and distinguished history of London’s oldest family-owned dealership, the sale will comprise some 260 prized lots from this treasure house.
Founded in 1869 by Solomon Joel Phillips, S.J. Phillips has long been a London institution known for offering pieces of superlative quality and beauty.
Establishing themselves as the largest silver dealers of the mid-19th century, the company attracted the patronage of the great collectors of the 20th century, including generations of the Rothschild family.
Today, the business is run by the great-grandsons of Solomon Joel Phillips – brothers, Nicolas and Jonathan, and their cousin, Francis – and continues to attract a loyal and illustrious clientele, including renowned tastemakers and members of the aristocracy, many of whom have a strong and personal relationship with the dealers.
Nicolas Norton, Director of S.J. Phillips and great-grandson of the founder, said: “Earlier this year, we moved to our new premises on the second floor of 26 Bruton Street, marking a new chapter in our history.
“Owing to the smaller space we now have available, we are no longer able to display all of our collection successfully and have decided to part with a number of beautiful objects which we hope will bring pleasure to new owners.”