Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Sale highlights from our Fine Art & Antique Auction held on Wednesday 12th June 2013
One of the most charming lots was a boxed Japanese tinplate 'Grand Air March' model and a boxed Essdee German 'Over The Top' which included a rare tinplate clockwork R100 Zeppelin with tower. It had been given a moderate estimate but completely exceeded expectations by selling for a massive £900.
In our porcelain and ceramics section of the auction we had a fine Satsuma lidded circular box by Yabu Meizan, estimated at £2,000 - £3,000 which sold for £3,700,
and lot 74, A tall Kralik iridescent vase with flared rim, waisted neck and octagonal tapering body with Art Nouveau pewter mounts which sold for £750, while lot 247, a French ormolu clock garniture shot up to £1,400.
Lot 1, a purple M.G.B. convertible car, registered 27th June 1975, 1798 CC, with a mileage of 48,399, sold well at £1,300 continuing our success at auction with vintage cars.
Two local North East railway clocks had their time in the limelight, selling for £580 and £600, while a rare North East glass Victorian water jug, acid etched with a scene commemorating the opening of the Newcastle upon Tyne swing bridge, c1876 sold for £75, and Lot 271, a Collection of local North East Victorian and later photographs sold for £220.
This auction was filmed by the BBC team behind the popular series Flog It! Led by Paul Martin, the team worked brilliantly both behind the scenes and out in the saleroom and we are all looking forward to the showing of the episodes in the autumn.
We are now accepting entries for our next Fine Art and Antique Auction to be held on Wednesday 4th September 2013.
Please call in, telephone or email us and we will arrange to value and/or enter items for Auction.
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