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A.E. JONES: HISTORY & VALUATIONS

Have you ever wondered what your piece of A.E. Jones is worth?

Find out more about the history of A.E. Jones and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

How we can help you sell your A.E. Jones silver

A.E. Jones pieces are highly collectable, but sometimes difficult to identify due to the fact that some of his pieces are not hallmarked. If you think you own a piece of A.E. Jones silver, get in touch using the form on this page for a free valuation of your item. 

If you would like to know more about A.E. Jones and the features of his pieces, scroll down to the history section of this page. 

The Market for A.E. Jones in 2020

The market for silver, especially that of A.E. Jones, has grown steadily over recent years.

Prices of A.E. Jones continued to increase in 2019 with the rarest forms commanding the highest prices. Many A.E. Jones pieces are not hallmarked, and so vigorous evaluation takes place to ensure the authenticity of the pieces. 

More than ever collectors are discriminating against small imperfections on items – condition is key! 

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Selling your A.E. Jones silver with Mark Littler Ltd.

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Send us details about your silver directly via email or use the form below.

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We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your silver. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

Auction or Private Sale?

If you are deciding on how to sell your A.E. Jones we can have a no-obligation chat on the best options for you. We can either make a personal introduction to the best saleroom based on your location and item free of charge. Or we can look into collecting you some no-obligation offers for a private sale, which could save you considerably in commission.

In a nutshell here are the main pros and cons of each option:

  • Auctions can provide an increased market exposure (when you choose the right saleroom) but their gross fees can reach as much as 50%, and the payout times can be drawn out.
  • Private sales leave you in control of the price, and can be completed quickly but there is no chance of ‘buyers fever’ driving up prices.

Mark Littler Ltd. are one of the only independent advisers in the antique industry. We offer trusted, independent advice to help you sell your A.E. Jones silver for the highest possible price.

A History of A.E. Jones

Albert Edward Jones, more often referred to as A.E. Jones, was an English silversmith and designer whose works are recognisable for their distinctive design style, due to Jones having been heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Pieces of silverware are often mistakenly attributed to Jones, due to them having been designed with similar features. This is because some of Jones’ works did not bear a hallmark. Vigorous testing and research now takes place on pieces attributed to Jones in order to ensure that the works truly belong to this master of silversmithy. 

A.E. Jones was born in 1878 to a family with a rich history of craftsmanship. Jones received formal training at the Birmingham School of Art under Edward R. Taylor, an artist who founded Ruskin Pottery in 1898, and was a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Jones was briefly active in the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. 

In 1902, Jones established A.E. Jones LTD at his own premises: 21 Holloway Head, Birmingham. The firm quickly became known for producing wonderful pieces of handmade silver, as well as copper, brass, and bronze. Many of these pieces are not hallmarked, and so collectors rely on other distinctive features to determine whether a piece belongs to A.E. Jones.

Many of the copper pieces that were produced by the company were given copper patinas that can be used to identify the pieces. Early A.E. Jones pieces often feature a turquoise pottery roundel that was made by Ruskin Pottery – owned by Jones’s former mentor Edward R. Taylor. 

Despite his high-quality craftsmanship and distinctive design, very little information and literature exist surrounding A.E. Jones. If you have any information regarding this visionary silversmith, please do get in touch.

What is your piece of A.E. Jones worth?

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

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Have you ever wondered what your piece of A.E. Jones silver is worth?

Find out more about the history of the silversmith A.E. Jones and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

How we can help you sell your A.E. Jones silver

A.E. Jones pieces are highly collectable, but sometimes difficult to identify due to the fact that some of his pieces are not hallmarked. If you think you own a piece of A.E. Jones silver, get in touch using the form on this page for a free valuation of your item. 

If you would like to know more about A.E. Jones and the features of his pieces, scroll down to the history section of this page. 

Receive a free valuation for your A.E. Jones Silver

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

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Images of Your Item
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Selling your A.E. Jones with Mark Littler Ltd.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your silver directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your silver. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

Auction or Private Sale?

If you are deciding on how to sell your A.E. Jones silver we can have a no-obligation chat on the best options for you. We can either make a personal introduction to the best saleroom based on your location and item free of charge. Or we can look into collecting you some no-obligation offers for a private sale, which could save you considerably in commission.

In a nutshell here are the main pros and cons of each option:

  • Auctions can provide an increased market exposure (when you choose the right saleroom) but their gross fees can reach as much as 50%, and the payout times can be drawn out.
  • Private sales leave you in control of the price, and can be completed quickly but there is no chance of ‘buyers fever’ driving up prices.

Mark Littler Ltd. are one of the only independent advisers in the antique industry. We offer trusted, independent advice to help you sell your A.E. Jones silver for the highest possible price.

A History of A.E. Jones

Albert Edward Jones, more often referred to as A.E. Jones, was an English silversmith and designer whose works are recognisable for their distinctive design style, due to Jones having been heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Pieces of silverware are often mistakenly attributed to Jones, due to them having been designed with similar features. This is because some of Jones’ works did not bear a hallmark. Vigorous testing and research now takes place on pieces attributed to Jones in order to ensure that the works truly belong to this master of silversmithy. 

A.E. Jones was born in 1878 to a family with a rich history of craftsmanship. Jones received formal training at the Birmingham School of Art under Edward R. Taylor, an artist who founded Ruskin Pottery in 1898, and was a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Jones was briefly active in the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. 

In 1902, Jones established A.E. Jones LTD at his own premises: 21 Holloway Head, Birmingham. The firm quickly became known for producing wonderful pieces of handmade silver, as well as copper, brass, and bronze. Many of these pieces are not hallmarked, and so collectors rely on other distinctive features to determine whether a piece belongs to A.E. Jones.

Many of the copper pieces that were produced by the company were given copper patinas that can be used to identify the pieces. Early A.E. Jones pieces often feature a turquoise pottery roundel that was made by Ruskin Pottery – owned by Jones’s former mentor Edward R. Taylor. 

Despite his high-quality craftsmanship and distinctive design, very little information and literature exists surrounding A.E. Jones. If you have any information regarding this visionary silversmith, please do get in touch.

Receive a free valuation for your A.E. Jones Silver

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

Basic Contact MINI
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