A number of items of local interest were also for auction this month with Sunderland lustre ware continuing to sell well.
We had a wide selection of fine examples including this collection of five jugs which sold for £380;
this “frog mug”,
with its cheeky resident frog
which sold for £210;
Lot 91 A miniature purple lustre cream jug
'Ladies all I pray make free, and tell me how you like your tea' which sold for £280;
and Lot 138, A Sunderland purple lustre jug "Success to the Coal Trade" with "High Level Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne".
which sold for £250.
Sunderland also featured on a Victorian etched glass rumer dated 1845 which sold for £160.
A large private collection of Maling pottery was up for sale at this auction, including Lot 109
A Maling vase "Anemone grey" which reached a hammer price of £130.
Two albums of local postcards were well received with Lot 188,
an album of postcards of Sunderland and South Shields reaching £160;
and an album of cards of Darlington and Durham selling for £130.
Three Tom McGuinness limited edition prints proved popular:
sold for £100;
“Time to go” sold for £110;
and “The Allotments Easington” sold for £200.
Paintings of Northumberland’s castles are always popular at auction, with this unsigned oil on canvas“View of Warkworth Castle” fetching £180.
Do you have a piece of local history or art hiding in the back of a cupboard? If so, why not bring it along to one of our free Open Valuation sessions on Friday 22nd October or Friday 5th November between 2-4pm?