Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Service Soars to $41,000 at Leland Little Auction

A beautiful 72-piece sterling silver service (circa 1948-1955) by the renowned Mexican silversmith Hector Aguilar, in the “Aztec” motif, sold for $41,400 at a two-day, four-session multi-estate sale, dubbed the “Historic Hillsborough Auction,” by Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. The sale was held at the firm’s spacious showroom, located at 246 South Nash Street.

Aguilar’s shop, Taller Borda, was known for its high-quality and well-designed sterling silver flatware, hollowware, jewelry and other objects. The service sold was large and rare, with the incised bands, scrolls and applied beads that exemplified Aguilar’s bold eye for design. It was also a superlative example of mid-20th century Mexican silver. It was the top seller of the nearly 1,000 lots put up for bid.

“This was the biggest grossing sale to date for our company, and a wonderful way to conclude the year,” said Leland Little of Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. “We continue to attract national and international interest in our collections, and will continue what has been a successful partnership with LiveAuctioneers.com for online bidding. We anticipate more great sales in 2009.”

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd., holds quarterly cataloged auctions in its spacious showroom in Hillsborough, N.C. The first cataloged sale of 2009 is slated for March 21. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them, at (919) 644-1243, or e-mail them, at [email protected]

To learn more about the company and its calendar of upcoming auctions, you may visit them online at www.LLauctions.com.

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