Sale highlights from our Fine Art and Antique Sale on Wednesday 7th March 2012.
The most spectacular performer in our spring sale was Lot 28, a small Lalique green satin glass frog seated in a shallow circular bowl which fetched an impressive £14500! Auctioneer Giles Hodges said “Ribbit! Ribbit!”
Lot 54 was another rare item, an early 17th century lantern clock which hadn’t been altered like many of its type so was even more appealing to the buyers.
It sold for £6500 to a telephone bidder.
Building on our recent successful sales of musical instruments, this sale had a couple of guitars that sold very well: A Gretsch 6120AM which fetched £1100, and an acoustic guitar by Jose Ramirez which sold for £1400.
Jewellery and watches were popular, with Lot 293, a platinum radiant cut diamond solitaire ring, selling for £11000,
Lot 314 a Cartier gentleman’s watch selling for £640, Lot 353 a gentleman’s gold Rolex watch selling for £520 and Lot 389 a gentleman’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch selling for £650.
One particularly charming lot was The Good Child’s Cabinet, a miniature library of 15 children’s toy books with titles such as “Fairy Tales of Mother Goose” and “A History of Flowers”.
Furniture went well, with local favourite, Robert “Mouseman” Thompson items fetching £1300 for a dining table, £2100 for a sideboard and £2400 for a set of four chairs,
The most interesting local items were a collection Durham Quilts including one that sold for £300.
We are now accepting entries for our next Antique & Fine Art Sale on 13th June.