Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Man’s Best Friend?

Boldon Auction Galleries once again held a highly successful Fine Art and Antique Auction on Wednesday 7th July 2010, with a wide range of antiques, collectables, jewellery, furniture and memorabilia.

We had a wide selection of ornaments, from early Staffordshire figures to contemporary ceramics.

These charming Beswick Fireside dogs fetched between £75 and £100 each

proving that dogs still are “man’s best friend"
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and this pair of Royal Doulton “Evacuees”

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modelled by Adrian Hughes more than doubled their estimate, making £400.

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One of our most eagerly contested lots was a beautiful diamond and emerald “lucky clover” brooch which sold for £900 to a telephone bidder.

Books were also good sellers in this auction

accruing an impressive £720;

and a set of 7 botanical volumes “A supplement to Elwes Monograph of the genus Lilium” selling for £700.

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One of our most interesting furniture lots was a 19th Century mahogany campaign chest which sold for £500.
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Our most publicised lot has to be Marilyn Monroe’s corset.

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Although it did not reach its reserve at auction an excited collector read about it in The Chronicle and telephoned after the sale for more information about the lot. She was delighted to discover that it hadn’t sold and happily paid £250 for this amazing piece of memorabilia.

Proving that Boldon Auction Galleries is a truly international business, Lot 370,

A Caucasian Soumak, is now on its way to New York having sold for £1700.

Vintage toy collectors had a busy time at this sale with an impressive selection of Corgi, Hornby and Dinky vehicles coming under the hammer. One of the smallest, was Lot 152 a boxed “Spot On” Lambretta which despite its diminutive size sold for an impressive £85.

Our next Fine Art and Antique Sale will be held on Wednesday 22nd September with viewing from 10-1 on Saturday 18th September and 2-7 on Tuesday 21st September.

We will be accepting entries for this sale until Friday 3rd September.

Please contact us via telephone, email or in person if you have items that you would like to submit.

Boldon Auction Galleries
0191 5372630


Anonymous said...

It all looks really interesting and I'm looking forward to the next sale in September.

Helen said...

We want more shabby chic!!!