Wednesday 28 February 2018

Despite the weather we have beaten the 'Beast from the East' and the General Sale will start as normal at 10am today.

If you are having difficulties getting to the saleroom there are still plenty of ways to bid with us today:
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Friday 23 February 2018

A silver centre piece, Horace Woodward and Co. Ltd, London, 1892, with three hippocampi to the base.  19 cm high
Estimate £300 - £500

The firm Horace Woodward & Co Ltd was established in 1850 and ran until 1919 producing silver, sterling silver and electroplate items from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century.

To be entered for Auction 14th March Antique and Interiors Sale
Lot 44 
A Troika chimney vase
General Sale 28th February 2018

The Troika pottery was established in St. Ives, Cornwall by Lesley Illsley, Jan Thompson and Benny Sirota in 1963. The name Troika (meaning a Russian sleigh drawn by three horses) chosen for its sharp, angular sound that hinted at the sharp, angular forms they had in mind for production.  The dream was to produce innovative mould-cast wares – heavily textured monolithic wares were the result.  Due to the size of the kiln and the small operation only small items could be produced at first, such as bottles and tiles.  In late 1963 a larger kiln was purchased and larger pieces created.  The move to Newlyn saw fresh creativity amongst the colony of artists in 1970 and the pottery prospered.  By the early 1980’s the impetus waned with two of the three original founders leaving and the pottery closed in 1983. Despite this, Troika Art pottery is ranked amongst the most distinctive pottery produced in the 1960’s and 1970’s and remains highly sought after.

Front Street, East Boldon, Tyne & Wear, NE36 0SJ
0191 5372630

General Sale

To be held on
Wednesday 28th February at 10am

Six Carlton Ware retro napkin rings

Viewing to be held on:
     Saturday 24th February  10am – 1pm
                        Tuesday 27th February  2pm – 6pm
And morning of sale from 9am
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Friday 9 February 2018

A super selection of Mousey Thompson lots to be offered for Auction on Wednesday 14th February

Lot 505 (Antique and Interiors Sale 14th February 2018)

A William IV rosewood centre table by Thomas and George Seddon, with block ends and turned uniting stretcher. Bears label to underside 'Manufacturers to her Majesty, T. and G. Seddon, numbered 2631, Grays Inn Road London', signed in pen J.Ferry and stamped J.Ferry, 106cm length, 60cm deep, 75cm height

Thomas and George Seddon were English Cabinet Makers, established in the 1750's in London, at one time employing over four hundred craftsmen, their contemporaries included Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite during the heyday of English craftsmanship.  George Seddon (1727-1801) was an English cabinetmaker who's two sons George and Thomas also worked in the business.  Given the Royal Warrant in 1832, Seddon's was synonymous with quality and style.

On Valentine’s Day
diamonds are definitely 
a girl’s best friend


A selection of Jewellery to be sold, including 
a diamond solitaire ring, 6.74ct

Antique & Interiors Sale
Wednesday 14th February at 10am

     Saturday 10th February 10am – 1pm
                        Tuesday 13th February 2pm – 6pm
And morning of sale from 9am

Lot 334 (Antiques and Interiors Auction 14th February 2018)

A Sunday stick in the form of a wood, with metal ferrule at tip and ivory and ebony insert, stamped D. Andrews and Sons, Scotland, St. Andrews.  84cm long

Sunday sticks, or clubs, were first made in the 1890's.  Made by apprentices in the workshops to test their mettle.  Called Sunday clubs because they could be surreptitiously used on the Sabbath, a day when golf was prohibited; as the owner wandered along the road he could take a furtive swish at the nearest pebble.

D. Anderson and Sons (St. Andrews) continued the business in 1893 that previously existed as D W Anderson.  David Anderson was the son of legendary Old Da, a ballmaker and greenkeeper of the Old Course.  The factory was situated adjacent to the 18th green on the Old Course at St. Andrews and saw all five of David Anderson's sons working there.  The firm ceased trading in 1939.

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Lot 1
Antique and Interiors Auction 
Wednesday 14th February at 10am

A Chinese Moon flask on an apple green ground, decorated with red five clawed dragon above a turbulent sea, bears character marks to base. 38.5cm high x 30cm diameter (approx.)
Estimate £6,000 - £8,000