Friday 2 November 2012

Antique Sale Highlights 26th September 2012

Our September sale got off to a seasonal start with Lot 40 A Clarice Cliff Fantasque Bizarre 'Blue Autumn' pattern tea service, which sold for £2100,

Lot 49, a Moorcroft vase decorated with leaf and blackberry pattern on an autumnal ground which sold for £800

and Lot 50 a pair of Italian Cantagalli copper lustre vases which sold for £980.

Musical instruments sold well, in particular Lot 174 An Italian violin bearing the label G. Pedrazzini Cremonese fece in Milano 1933, along with a silver mounted bow which sold to a telephone bidder for £12500 after a fiercely contested battle.

Local interest came in the form of Lot 187, an album of black and white shipping photographs that fetched £700,

while more exotic lots 295 and 297 Oriental seals sold for £1100 and £1700 respectively.

The Rolex brand name continues to bring in good money; Lot 321 a Gentleman's Rolex 'Yacht-Master' Oyster Perpetual watch went for £2800.

Gold prices also remain high with Lot 332 a 9ct gold curb link charm bracelet, stamped 375 with a full sovereign dated 1911 and a half sovereign dated 1914, total weight of 71 grams sold for £920.

We had an interesting selection of art works with traditional oils such as Lot 392 attributed to Harry Fidler 'Plough Team in open Countryside' fetching £460

and Lot 406, a watercolour by Frank Henry Mason selling for £480,

while Lots 430 and 431, photographs by Patrick Lichfield, of David Bailey and Italian designer Valentino sold for £1500 and £1800,

and a collection of contemporary prints by Antony Micallef sold for between £220-300 each.

Lot 465 A Shirvan prayer rug wove a price of £1600 after much interest and bidding from the room, telephone and internet.

In the diverse furniture section; Lot 502 A 1970's steel lamp with three tiered globe and a large single steel table lamp shone with a hammer price of £450.

Lot 505 A Danish teak dining room suite comprising; sideboard, extending table and six chairs sold for £400

and Lot 508 An oxblood three seater Chesterfield settee sold comfortably at £420.

We are now accepting entries for our next Fine Art and Antique Auction to be held on Wednesday 5th December 2012.  Please call in, telephone or email us and we will arrange to value and/or enter items for Auction.

The December Auction will be a super opportunity to find the perfect Christmas present!

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