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ALWYN CARR: HISTORY & VALUATIONS

Have you ever wondered what your piece of Alwyn Carr is worth?

Find out more about the history of Alwyn Carr and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

How we can help you sell your Alwyn Carr silver

Pieces of Alwyn Carr silver are highly collectable. If you would like to find out more about Alwyn Carr and his partnership with Omar Ramsden scroll down to the history section of this page. 

If you have a piece of Alwyn Carr silver that you are considering selling, use the enquiry form on this page to request a free valuation of your item. 

The Market for Alwyn Carr in 2020

The market for Alwyn Carr silver has grown steadily over the years.

There is now more than ever an appreciation of the role of the artist or maker, and Ramsden & Carr’s partnership produced stunning pieces of silver. Prices continued to increase in 2019 with the rarest forms commanding the highest prices. 

Keep in mind that more than ever condition is key and collectors discriminate against even the smallest imperfection.

Free Valuations Of Your
Alwyn Carr Silver

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Selling your Alwyn Carr silver with Mark Littler Ltd.

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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 Alwyn Carr 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 Carr silver for the highest possible price.

A History of Alwyn Carr 

Alwyn Carr was a gifted silversmith who entered into a partnership with Omar Ramsden. Ramsden & Carr pieces are highly sought after and valued, due to the high-quality craftsmanship, and the flair for public relations that Ramsden possessed. 

Alwyn Carr was born in 1872, and met Ramsden during evening classes at the Sheffield School of Art. Both men went on to take summer classes at the Royal College of Art in London, and subsequently formed a partnership in which they would produce stunning pieces of silver. Their creations included teapots, tea services, and plates. 

The two men capitalised on the appetite for handmade silver due to the rise of the Arts and Crafts movement. Their pieces were influenced by Gothic and Renaissance art. Celtic-style inscriptions became a tell-tale sign of a piece made by Ramsden & Carr. 

Omar Ramsden had an aptitude for public relations, meaning that he marketed the pair’s pieces remarkably well. Alwyn Carr, as well as providing financial backing, was a gifted designer and silversmith, working on and creating many pieces himself. This is in contrast to Ramsden who, whilst having an eye for design and ample knowledge of the trade, never worked on a piece himself. 

In 1915 Carr joined the British Army and went away to fight in the First World War. The partnership subsequently broke down in 1919. Ramsden continued working in the industry and achieved great commercial success – his pieces are highly-valued and sought after. Carr, however, continued to produce pieces of silver with his own hands and in his own studio. Thus, Carr’s creations are much rarer, and fantastic finds for any antique enthusiast.

What is your piece of Alwyn Carr worth?

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 Form
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
Are You a Robot?
I agree to the privacy policy *

Have you ever wondered what your piece of Alwyn Carr is worth?

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

How we can help you sell your Alywn Carr silver

Pieces of Alwyn Carr silver are highly collectable. If you would like to find out more about Alwyn Carr and his partnership with Omar Ramsden scroll down to the history section of this page. 

If you have a piece of Alwyn Carr silver that you are considering selling, use the enquiry form on this page to request a free valuation of your item. 

Receive a free valuation for your Alwyn Carr 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
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
Are You a Robot?
I agree to the privacy policy *

Selling your Alwyn Carr silver 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 Alwyn Carr 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 Carr silver for the highest possible price.

A History of Alwyn Carr

Alwyn Carr was a gifted silversmith who entered into a partnership with Omar Ramsden. Ramsden & Carr pieces are highly sought after and valued, due to the high-quality craftsmanship, and the flair for public relations that Ramsden possessed. 

Alwyn Carr was born in 1872, and met Ramsden during evening classes at the Sheffield School of Art. Both men went on to take summer classes at the Royal College of Art in London, and subsequently formed a partnership in which they would produce stunning pieces of silver. Their creations included teapots, tea services, and plates. 

The two men capitalised on the appetite for handmade silver due to the rise of the Arts and Crafts movement. Their pieces were influenced by Gothic and Renaissance art. Celtic-style inscriptions became a tell-tale sign of a piece made by Ramsden & Carr. 

Omar Ramsden had an aptitude for public relations, meaning that he marketed the pair’s pieces remarkably well. Alwyn Carr, as well as providing financial backing, was a gifted designer and silversmith, working on and creating many pieces himself. This is in contrast to Ramsden who, whilst having an eye for design and ample knowledge of the trade, never worked on a piece himself. 

In 1915 Carr joined the British Army and went away to fight in the First World War. The partnership subsequently broke down in 1919. Ramsden continued working in the industry and achieved great commercial success – his pieces are highly-valued and sought after. Carr, however, continued to produce pieces of silver with his own hands and in his own studio. Thus, Carr’s creations are much rarer, and fantastic finds for any antique enthusiast.

Receive a free valuation for your Alwyn Carr 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
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
Are You a Robot?
I agree to the privacy policy *