Grand Auctions is a Kent auction house situated in Folkestone. We are a specialist, internet based auction house dealing in paintings, jewellery, watches, gold and silver, quality glass, ceramics and Asian art. On our staff we have a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader, a published art biographer and a general valuer who spent six years in the valuations department at Christie’s.
Everything we sell is photographed and given global exposure both on our own website and on www.the-saleroom.com. We run a live online bidding facility during sales and prospective buyers are welcome to view all lots at our premises prior to each auction. View our next auction catalogue here.
The term ‘silver gilt’ is used to describe an item of silver completely covered in a thin layer of gold. However, as you will find, this term is often loosely used to describe ‘parcel gilt’ silver objects. Parcel gilding in fact refers to a silver object only partially covered with gold. For some reason, 'parcel' is actually a corruption of the word 'partial' in this context, although I am not sure exactly when this change occurred.Read More