East Anglian Silver from the Colman Family Collection

We are hugely excited to begin our Fine Interiors silver section with a prestigious collection of 17th-century East Anglian silver, assembled by one of Norfolk’s most notable families. The twelve incredibly rare pieces come from Bixley Manor, the estate of businessman Sir Timothy James Alan Colman (1929-2021) and his wife, Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother.

Many of these pieces formed part of an exhibition in the Norwich Castle Museum in 1966, with silver from the East Anglian city being highly coveted, as its Assay Office was only in operation for a limited amount of time, having closed in 1702.