Silver, an ancient precious metal, is as diverse as it is beautiful. Mined from different corners of the globe, it is used in film photography, solar power cells and insulation materials. Silver is also used to make coins, jewelry, tableware and décor. Since it has been around for so long, many silver objects carry with them a rich historical background. Barnebys has taken a look at the different silver pieces that are currently available for auction and present to you just a small selection of the many, remarkable items.