Friday, 23 October 2020

Militaria


Lot 166.
An Officer's sword and leather scabbard, makers marks rubbed
Estimate £60 - £100
For Auction 28th October 2020



Glorious North East Glass


Lot 287.

An amber coloured North East glass jar and cover.
Estimate £15- £30
For Auction 28th October 2020

Poole Pottery


Lot 305.
A Poole pottery milk jug and a two handled vase.
Estimate £20 - £40
For Auction 28th October 2020

Horse Play


Lot 284.
A distressed pull along wooden horse on wheels, 21cm wide .
Estimate £30 - £50
For Auction 28th October 2020

Literary Greats


Lot 282.
A collection of Folio Society books 'Works of Shakespeare' and 'Famous Artists'
Estimate £20 - £40
For Auction 28th Auction 2020

Sitting Pretty


Lot 366.
An Edwardian mahogany chair, with marquetry inlay, satinwood cross banding, with wheelback and shaped seat.

Estimate £60 - £100
For Auction 28th October 2020

A Gentleman's Compactum

 


Lot 476.
 A mahogany double door 'Compactum Limited' wardrobe, 
with fully fitted interior                            Estimate £80 - £120
For Auction 28th October 2020







Thursday, 22 October 2020

Cataloguing Day




It is another cataloguing and photography day here at Boldon Auction Galleries.  

Our team are busy sorting the lots, putting the catalogue together and getting ready to welcome you physically or online at the weekend.  

With a full saleroom there will be lots to look at - watch this space - pics to follow!

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Wonderful Whitefriars


Lot 340

A Kingfisher blue Whitefriars 'Totem' vase, pattern number 9671, 26cm high

Estimate £60 - £100 sold for £140 14th October 2020


History of Whitefriars
James Powell
 bought a glass factory in 1834, in the Whitefriars area of London.  
James' three sons, ArthurNathanael and John ran the factory from 1840. Originally the company made stained glass, and scientific and industrial glass. Whitefriars began making glass tableware during the 1860's. In 1875, Nathanael's son, Harry James Powell, joined Whitefriars, and ran the company until 1919 and created many designs. In 1923, the company relocated to a new factory in Middlesex. Designers at Whitefriars during the 20's, 30's and 40's were Arthur Marriott PowellWilliam ButlerBarnaby PowellWilliam Wilson, and James Hogan. In 1954 Geoffrey Baxter joined the design team, and launched his very successful textured glass range in 1967, which included bark vases, the banjo vase, the Totem pole vase and of course the drunken bricklayer vase. The Whitefriars factory closed in 1980.

Auction info

Auction 28th October 2020 - We start at 10am.


Come and View on Saturday 24th October 10-1 (drop in) or Tuesday 27th October 9.30 - 6.00 (by appointment)


There are plenty of ways to view and bid with us - go to boldonauctions.co.uk and click On-Line Auction.  The Online Catalogue will be available to view from 5pm Friday 23rd October.


1. Leave a commission bid with us either over the phone or through our website


2. Book a telephone line. Phone bids are only accepted on lots estimated at over £100.


3. Bid online through the-saleroom.com - you would need to register first with the-saleroom, but it is straightforward and simple to do so - you can then watch and listen to the auction live and bid if you wish. Bear in mind there is an extra 4.95% plus vat to pay with this method. Go to our website www.boldonauctions.co.uk and click on the On-Line Auction Tab.


4. Leave an auto bid with the-saleroom.com (this is like leaving a bid on our website however there is the extra charge as above for using this service unlike our website where there is no extra cost).

5. Or book with a member of staff or by phone 0191 537 2630 to attend the Auction - with the current situation we are limiting the number of people who can attend the Auction in person - thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe.




Halloween Valuations

 

Come along and have 

your items valued on 

Friday 30th October 

10-12 and 2-4 

or 

Saturday 31st October 

10-1

No appointment needed

6 items or less please

Blast from the Past for Auction



Lot 1.  A 1989 Vauxhall Nova Merit, with personalised registration RH1508, mileage 10,000

for Auction 28th October 2020

Estimate £500 - £800






Launched in 1983 to 1993, the Vauxhall Nova represented the first attempt by General Motors European operation to launch a supermini.  With a basic yet classic 3 box styling and with a large range of engines and trim levels Vauxhall attempted to create the perfect Nova to please everyone. The best seller tended to be the 1.2 litre Merit which we will auction on Wednesday 28th October.  

"Did you know that 'Nova' in Spanish literally means 'does not go'? 
Re-badged as Opel Corsa sales improved in Europe !"                     

A little information from our Auctioneer Tom Robson 

 



 


Friday, 9 October 2020

Happy Birthday John Lennon !



Lot 175

Quantity of LPs; including The Clash, Fun Boy Three, Roxy Music, John Lennon etc.

For Auction 14th October 2020


 


Lot 236

Gents wristwatch, dial signed Omega, on flex fit strap

Estimate £200 - £300








One of several Omega watches in the 14th October Auction


Lot 244

A Ladies 9ct gold Omega wristwatch

Estimate £300 - £500

Royal Worcester


Lot 375
Royal Worcester ewer, decorated with chrysanthemums
Estimate £40 - £60
For Auction 14th October

 

Thursday, 8 October 2020


Auction 14th October 2020!

We start at 10am.


Come and View on Saturday 10th October 10-1 (drop in) or Tuesday 13th October 9.30 - 6.00 (by appointment)


There are plenty of ways to view and bid with us - go to boldonauctions.co.uk and click On-Line Auction.  The Online Catalogue will be available to view from 5pm Friday 9th October.


1. Leave a commission bid with us either over the phone or through our website


2. Book a telephone line. Phone bids are only accepted on lots estimated at over £100.


3. Bid online through the-saleroom.com - you would need to register first with the-saleroom, but it is straightforward and simple to do so - you can then watch and listen to the auction live and bid if you wish. Bear in mind there is an extra 4.95% plus vat to pay with this method. Go to our website www.boldonauctions.co.uk and click on the On-Line Auction Tab.


4. Leave an auto bid with the-saleroom.com (this is like leaving a bid on our website however there is the extra charge as above for using this service unlike our website where there is no extra cost).


5. Or book with a member of staff or by phone 0191 537 2630 to attend the Auction - with the current situation we are limiting the number of people who can attend the Auction in person - thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe.

Flights of Fancy


We have lots of toys, games, books and model kits 
for Auction on Wednesday 14th October

 

Nursery Tea Time


We are offering for Auction a wonderful selection of Nursery Tea china on the 14th October
The catalogue will be on-line from Friday 9th October



 

Time for Reflection

 


Oak carved monk for Auction 14th October 2020

"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."


Lot 342
Pair of Royal Doulton figures 'Laurel and Hardy' 
Comic Classic Duo for Auction 14th October
Estimate £60 - £100

 

Thunderbirds Are Go ...

 




These fantastic Supermarionettes are for Auction on 14th October - why not bid for a chance to take home some classic British science fiction.  Lot 194.



2021 Sale Dates coming soon

 


Valuations



Free drop in Valuations and Accepting Entries

Friday 10 - 12 & 2 - 4

16th October

30th October

13th November

27th November

11th December


Saturday 10 - 1

17th October

31st October

14th November

28th November

12th December


No appointment necessary but a maximum of 6 items per person please

Booking Times

 

 

We are taking bookings for items for the 28th October 
Antique, Interiors and General Sale

Monday 19th October 9.30 - 4.30
Tuesday 20th October 9.30 - 4.30
Wednesday 21st October 9.30 - 4.30
Thursday 22nd October 9.30am - 12.30

Bring as much as you like - please email images of furniture and large items to info@boldonauctions.co.uk 


Viewing Times for the 14th October Auction

Antique, Interiors & General Sale 14th October

We have extended our Viewing Times and Days:

Saturday 10th October 10am – 1pm

With the new mandatory regulations for wearing masks offering added safety to our customers, Boldon Auction Galleries have decided to relax the restrictions on our Saturday morning viewings.  Customers will no longer be required to view by appointment and are now invited to view via drop in from 10am until 1pm on Saturday viewings only.  We will still aim to have no more than 20 people viewing per hour so queuing may be necessary.

Tuesday 13th October 9.30am – 6pm

Please note viewing is by appointment for Tuesday




We are also taking Bookings to attend the Auction in person please ask a member of staff for details.




Delightful Doulton


A Doulton Lambeth vase decorated by Hannah Barlow for Auction on 14th October 2020

Roadworks



 Please note that the A19 Testos Roundabout will be closed on Saturday 10th October 2020


Friday, 2 October 2020

Avoid the rain!

Come along to our FREE drop in Valuation session Saturday 3rd October 
10am - 1pm

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Antique, Interiors and General Sale Wednesday 30th September 2020

 

A Technofix (270) toy plane
Lot 175 Estimate £30 - £50
Founded by Johann and Georg Einfalt in Nuremburg, Germany in 1922, the company Gebrüder Einfalt, manufactured tin wind-up toys and other toys such as airplanes and animal figures. The company took the name Technofix in 1935. The toys had mechanisms in them made from high quality durable material and are said to have never needed repair. Some of the older toys such as the kangaroo boxer are much sought after by collectors. 

An Edwardian miniature silver dressing table mirror, by William Comyns and Son 1902

Lot 176 

Sold £380

Originally William Cormyns (1859), William Cormyns & Sons, was founded in 1885 when William Cormyns sons Charles and Richard Cormyns enter as partners. The company’s silverwares, including decorative items were said to have made a significant impact to the silver market in the 1880’s. 

A Royal Doulton Figure 'PIERRETTE', HN 644

Lot 249 Sold £180

Originating in the late 17th century Pierrette and Pierrot are characters from pantomimes, movies and other poetry, visual art and fictional tales. The Pierrot is identified by his whitened, often forlorn face and oversized white shirt with pom pom buttons and a fitted black hat or skull cap. Whereas, Pierrot’s counterpart, Pierrette is depicted as playful, with a pointed pom pom hat and giggling face, albeit naive face. Pierrette’s gown often matches that of Pierrot in that it is white with black marking or pom poms. 

Print of The Chinese Girl by Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff.

Lot 271 Sold £120

The youngest of eight siblings living in Petropavlovsk, Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff, was a self-taught artist who painted still life, portraits, animals, and realistic figures. Tretchikoff is well renowned for his painting, The Chinese Girl, also known as The Green Lady. The painting is one of the best-selling prints of the twentieth century. 



A pair of James Kent Ltd 'Cydonia' Art Deco vases.

Lot 219 Sold £45

Founded by James Aloysius Kent in 1897 and becoming James Kent Limited in 1919, the family company specialised in china and are renowned for their delicately detailed vases and dinner sets. The Cydonia pattern seen here is delicately decorated in an Art Deco fashion with stylised landscapes. 

A pair of Doulton and Slater vases
Lot 263 Sold £95
Dating back to 1815, Royal Doulton takes its name from founder John Doulton. Formed in London, Royal Doulton was a late bloomer in the potteries which boasted companies, such as Minton and Wedgwood. Over the years the Royal Doulton company have collaborated and created mergers with many other pottery companies such as Lambeth Pottery. It was however, Doulton’s art director John Slater that appreciated the growing enthusiasm for brightly coloured enamelled porcelain. The Royal Doulton company currently produce porcelain, collectables, glassware and cookware among many other decorative and homeware items. 


An Ox blood button back leather three piece suite and footstool.

Lot 363 Sold £380

A global favourite the button back sofa is a luxury piece of furniture made from high quality leather and sporting a well-recognised deep button, high arms and low back as seen in the well-known Chesterfield. The Chesterfield is said to have been given its name by Lord Philip Stanhope (fourth earl of Chesterfield), from whom the style was first commissioned. 

A selection of Caithness and Heron studio glass, part of a mixed lot. 

Lot 41 Sold £65

Formed by Robin Sinclair in Caithness, Scotland 1961, Caithness Glass was a Scottish manufacturing company that produced beautiful, colourful glass paperweights. Similar to the beautiful colours of Caithness glass, Heron Glass, founded early 1990’s produced ornamental glassware and paperweights in the shape of fruit, veg and animal that often boasted a striking iridescent finish, as can be seen in the mushrooms pictured.

A gold ladies wristwatch.

Lot 188 

Sold £95

Timeless elegance, or an elegant way to tell the time. The watch has been a common accessory worn or carried as a portable time telling device since the 17th century. The simplicity of this watches clock face housed in gold creates a striking touch of elegance to adorn any outfit. 

An Imperial 58 model typewriter.

Lot 210 Sold £40

This Imperial 58 model typewriter that bares the shield of the late king George was produced in Leicester by the Imperial Typewriter Company. The Imperial was established in 1911 by the Spanish engineer Hidalgo Moya. This typewriter is a refreshing blast from the past that still types just as well today as it did in the late 1940’s.

Two decorative glass vases - part of a mixed lot.

Lot 129 

Sold £25

Used as a decorative feature, often used to hold flowers the vase comes in many materials, shapes and sizes. Some vases are tall and fluted with narrow stems, whereas others may have no stem and instead boast a large main body. Many different shapes have emerged over different time periods, from vases with handles to vases that are painted with pictures. As can be seen here coloured glass makes for a striking timeless decorative addition to home and workspaces. 

Lilliput Lane 'Woodman's Retreat', part of a mixed lot.

Lot 16 Sold £85

Founded in 1982 by David Tate, the Lilliput Lane company was renowned for its substantial collection of exquisite handmade model cottages. In 2009 the company moved from its base in Workington, Cumbria to Langholm, where it seen the production of The Tower Bridge and Tower of London. The Langholm factory ceased the manufacturing of Lilliput Lane in 2016. 

A  oak hall stand.

Lot 359 Sold £35

A trendy must have of the 19th century and seen aplenty in Victorian and Edwardian time periods the hall stand is a free-standing piece of furniture gracing any hallway with a sense of grandeur. Made from a variation of different woods, such as mahogany, walnut and oak, most hall stands boast a central mirror positioned above a glove box; more recently used to house mail and keys. Sitting upon straight legs, this particular hall stand has a sleek straight finish unlike more traditional stands carved and turned supports. Complete with coat hooks and umbrella space, this hall stand has additional drip trays along the outer edges of the base to catch rainwater from umbrellas. 

A tin travelling trunk.

Lot 312 

Sold £25

This Warranted Best Steel Japanned travelling trunk from the 1930’s is large, has lots of storage space & looks much slicker than any suitcase ever could. The Japanned metal is both aesthetically pleasing and practical as not only does it look stylish it also ensures the trunk is waterproof so it will protect any items that it is containing.

One of a pair of mid 1960’s style vinyl covered barbers chairs.

Lot 367 

Sold £90

Barbers chairs have been a staple of barbers shops for close to a century and a half, these red vinyl covered barbers chairs originate from around the mid 1960’s and are in very good condition, they are ideal for being used in a barbers shop or alternatively used as decorative seating. 

A 9ct gold, platinum diamond and pearl pendant.

Lot 189 Sold £650

Often considered to symbolise the moon, pearls have been given as gifts from as far back as the 13th century. Favoured by celebrities, such as Grace Kelly and Marylin Monroe, the pearl was also considered a protective jewel by ancient civilisation; thought to be a protector from dragons and fire. A distinctive difference to pearls from other gemstones is where they can be found, pearls are found deep in the ocean as opposed to earth rock and they can be used in the condition they are found. Used often in jewellery the pearl can be used as a solo gemstone or can be teamed with other precious gemstones as seen here. This beautiful pendant, providing the wearer with an age of decadence is adorned with delicate pearls and diamonds. Diamonds, as sung by Marylin Monroe have been said to be a girl’s best friend, they are also one of the gemstones most richly associated with betrothal and are said to be an indicator of commitment and monogamy in romantic relationships. This can also be said for the delicate bow design of this magnificent pendent. Traditionally bow designs have been used in jewellery since the 17th century to symbolise love and marriage. As seen here the delicate leaves are carved out around the bow potentially showing growth. 


A Triang Minic Clockwork car with internal working musical mechanism.  With original cardboard box and winding key. 

Lot 178 Sold £40

Set up by the Lines Brothers, better known as Tri-Ang in 1935, the Minic brand was originally used on tinplate toy miniature vehicles. The Minic range then developed into plastic bodied clockwork cars in bright reds, blues and yellows. The pictured Saloon car was modelled to play real music and plays as it moves. Tri-Ang went on to develop a wide range of vehicles and toys, including Minic Motorways and Minic Narrowgauge railway.