Tuesday 26 July 2022

Slow and Steady

A rare Minton majolica tortoise teapot, the tortoise's head protruding from its brown shell to form the spout, its tail extending over the shell to form a handle, the cover with a shell knop resting on seaweed, with pink interior, impressed marks and date mark for Minton 1878.  11.9cm high 

Estimate £300 - £500

For Auction 10th August

Classic Blue and White style

 Lot 15. 

A Chinese blue and white oblong dish, 35cm wide

For Auction 27th July 2022

Our 27th July Auction Cover Star


Lot 24.

An Austrian 'Hallstar' model of a horse

Estimate £10 - £15

For Auction 27th July 

Beautifully balanced Danish inspired design


Lot 330.

A  teak Dalescraft sideboard.  Estimate £250 - £350.  Auction 27th July.

Need a new Marmalade pot?

We adore this preserve pot perfect for those al fresco breakfasts through    out August.

Lot 29.

A Clarice Cliff Bizarre 'Marguerite' pattern preserve pot, 7cm height

Estimate £60 - £100

Lady of the Lamp

Lot 68.

An Art Deco style lamp

For auction 27th July

For King and Country

Lot 318. 

A George V pole mounted letter box.  

Estimate £80 - £120.  For Auction 27th July.

Advertising figure


Lot 11.  Advertising; 'Phillips, Stick-A Soles and Heels, Double the Life of your Shoes', a shop counter advertising figure, 30cm height.  For auction 27th July.

Animal Attraction?

Lot 49. 

A Midwinter 'Zambesi' dinner service, comprising two oval meat plates, two tureens, one salad bowl, one gravy boat, six dinner plates, six dessert plates, six sandwich plates and six small bowls

Estimate £80 - £120

For Auction 27th July

Making Music

Lot 63. 

An SX electric guitar model, JO28CB/BUS and hard case.  

Estimate £40 - £60.  For auction 27th July.

Another live steam traction engine at Boldon Auction Galleries

Lot 62  

A live steam traction engine, 2" scale model, with current certificate of pressure and current boiler certificate, 95cm width, 60cm height

For auction 27th July

Victorian Design


Lot 34 for auction 27th July, Three Victorian floral glass dumps, estimate £30 - £50

Supporting the Lionesses


We are proud to support the Lionesses in their bid to reach the Final in the Women's Euro 2022 Competition

Lot 215.

A small silver cup, 3oz

Estimate £20 - £40

For auction 27th July

The Colour Purple


Lot 253.  A Marks and Spencer purple Love armchair, Estimate £60  - £100.

For Auction 27th July 2022

Timeless Classics

Lot 276.  Two smokers bow armchairs, estimate £40 - £60, for auction 27th July.  We invite you to come along and take a seat and try the chairs out for yourself.  We are sure you will be impressed.

Delightful treats at Boldon

This two super sweet silver sugar sifters, 6.6oz are lot 217 for Auction on the 27th of July.  With an estimate of between £60 - £100 we are sure they will hit the spot.

Leopard Heads


Lot 216.  A 9ct gold Leopards head bracelet, 11g
Estimate £100 - £150, for auction 27th July

Useful yet stylish


Lot 248. An apple green metal trolley, for auction 27th July

Art Deco Delight

Lot 56.

Two Moorland pottery wall masks

Estimate £15 - £30

For Auction 27th July

Wednesday 20 July 2022

I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds

British artist Damien Hirst created the painting, ‘I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds 2006’.

The title of the painting was inspired from a quote originally taken from Bhagavad Gita, of the Mahabharata and later recalled by Robert J. Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist, after the detonation of the first atomic bomb.  

This Damien Hirst butterfly paperweight is for auction 27th July.

Consigned for Auction - Glasform vase

Another piece of Glasform has just been consigned for Auction.

To be sold on 27th July at 10am.

You can view and bid in person or remotely.  See Boldon Auction Galleries Website for more details or call us  0191 537 2630.

Local Lustre for Auction

We have an interesting collection of Sunderland Lustre for auction on 27th July.

Lustreware was originally developed in Staffordshire by Wedgwood in the early 1800s and was marketed as 'Moonlight' pottery. The Sunderland factories replicated this in a fairly cheap manner and the pottery became highly popular for collectors and people from the North East. It was in production until the early 1930s.

There were 16 potteries in Sunderland of which 7 are known to have produced lustre warein the 19th century.  Many are not marked and are hard or impossible to distinguish from similar wares made in Staffordshire pottery, as well as Newcastle upon Tyne and North Shields, so to some extent Sunderland has become a term for the style, rather than a specific indication of origin.

The Sunderland factories mostly made fairly cheap and popular pieces, many of them plaques, especially rectangular ones with "picture frame" edges, and an image of inscription in the central panel; these are usually in the characteristic pink colour. These might be a transfer-printed image of a ship, celebrity, or building, or a painted personal inscription (known as presentation pieces). Many used the "splash lustre" effect, achieved by dropping drops of oil onto the lustred piece before firing.

It is normally found in a pink form, but orange and other colours are also found. Typical pieces are plaques with moral or religious images and texts, and jugs featuring a design incorporating the bridge over the River Wear, or various heraldic - especially Masonic - devices.

Sitting Pretty!

For all those Cliff Richard fans out there 'Congratulations' why not bid on these brilliant cushions to take on your 'Summer Holiday'. For auction on 27th July. Come on you know you want to! #cliffrichard #Auction

BMW Z3 Roadster for Auction 27th July

BMW Z3 Roadster, 1.9i, 2002, mileage 35,867, MOT to 28/03/23, KAZ 7858 for auction on Wednesday 27th July. Estimate £5,000 – £6,000.

Come along and view on Saturday 23rd July 10am - 1pm, Tuesday 26th July 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 6pm and on the morning of the auction from 9am.

BMW Z3 Roadster Video

Friday 15 July 2022

Pretty Petit Point

Lot 192

A Petit Point dressing table set, a silver top dressing set etc. sold £140, 13th July

Younger sells strongly at Boldon Auction Galleries

Top lot of the Auction on 13th July was
Lot 381 a teak Younger dining room suite, comprising drawer leaf table, six chairs and a sideboard, which sold for £700.

Tuesday 12 July 2022

A Stitch In Time

Lot 224. Two unframed samplers, one dated 1769.  Entered for auction 13th July.

Gentleman of distinction

 Lot 255. Unsigned, oil on board, Portrait of an elderly gentleman, 19cm x 14cm.  For auction13th July.