Wednesday 31 August 2022

Leap Frogging Elves at Boldon Auctions

A Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Marston bowl, designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones, "Leap Frogging Elves", circa 1920s, pattern Z4968.  13.5cm diameter
for Auction 7th September

Friday 26 August 2022

Hand Printed British Textile Design from the 1950s

This stunning geometric design featured in Shirley Craven's first collection following her graduation. 

 Venetian Stripe was shown in 1959.  

We have several lots of this design for auction 
9th - 21st September 2022 (Timed Auction).  

In 1960 Shirley joined Hull Traders as Colour and Design Consultant and within two years was the company's Chief Designer.  The use of bold colour was evident from her earliest works and here it is used to bold effect, controlled within a harmonious palette.  

A stunning piece of original hand printed 1950s British Textile design from this innovative designer who helped lead an interior design revolution.

Thursday 25 August 2022

Old Imari lights the way

Lot 48.
A pair of Royal Crown Derby Old Imari candlesticks, pattern 1128, 27cm height sold £540 on 24th August.

Wednesday 24 August 2022

First lot of the Auction - Citroen Picasso

Lot 1.  

Citroen C3 Picasso Exclusive, 2014, 1560cc, diesel, 71000 miles, 2 keys, V5

Sold £3,150 on Wednesday 24th August.

My Heart is in Vienna

Lot 77.

A pair of Vienna porcelain vases, decorated with classical panels, with looped gilt goat head mask handles and supported on plinth bases, 46cm height

Sold for £680 on 24th August 2022

Model engines continue to steam out of Boldon Auctions

Four trays to include model engine parts etc. 

Sold £300, 24th August

Cash is King

Lot 80.  

A heavy and ornate brass National till.  

For auction 24th August.

A Classic - Royal Crown Derby

Lot 86 A Royal Crown Derby, 'Old Imari' pattern oval tureen, no 1128.  Estimate £50 - £80.  For auction 24th August.

Chrome and Rosewood Style

Lot 347

A chrome and rosewood Pieff occasional table, 55cm wide

For auction 24th August    

Dublo Display


Lot 114. A Hornby Dublo shop display cabinet, to be offered for Auction 24th August.

Time for a Reboot

Lot 40. A Cheng Ching 'Space Warrior' robot (1985) and Magic Mike II for Auction 24th August

Wednesday 17 August 2022

A Veritable Who's Who of the 19th Century to come under the Hammer

An important Autograph Album containing a Who’s Who of the 19th century from Kings, Queens, Politicians etc. including Queen Victoria, Lord Palmerston, Duke of Wellington, Lord Kitchener, Sir Robert Peel, Sir Ponsonby and more (66 signatures) to be sold 

Antique, Interiors
& General Sale

Wednesday 24th August at 10am

Bid in person or live online!

Saturday 20th August 10 - 1
Tuesday 23rd August 10 - 12 & 2 - 6

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Inscribed Gladys Lundy with love from L. Henderson Smith, 27 1904 and G. Lundy Dec 9th 1905


Queen Victoria

King Edward VII

King William IV

King George IV

Regent George IV

Col. Cardigan (Balaclava hero)

Sir Colin Campbell

Lord Palmerston

Marquis of Lansdown

Sir Robert Peel

Lord Dalhousie Viceroy of India

Canon Wilberforce

Viscount Hill, Commander in Chief of Army 1808-1842

Viscount Wolseley

Sir T.F. Burgoyne, Bart. Field Marshal

King Khama

Sir George Cornwall Lewis, Secretary of State, 1861- 1869

Earl de Gray, Secretary of State for War, 1863 – 1866

Maule, Secretary of State for War, 1846-1852

Sir Edward Caudwell

Sir John Hobhouse, Secretary of State for War, 1832

Sidney Herbert, War Secretary, 1845

T.H. Burke, Under Secretary for Ireland, murdered in Phoenix Park

Canon Maccoll

Canon Gore

J. Tikender???

Lord Airey, OMG in Crimea

Two other unreadable signatures

J.H. Parry

Sir Edward Ward

Sir Lewis Morris

Canon Scott Holland

F.S. Stevenson

Marquis of Queensbury

D. G. Metaxas

John Morley

Campbell Bannerman

Edward Stanhope

Evelyn Wood

Mr John Ard..k Secretary for War

General Scarlet

Sir Charles James Napier

Sir James Hope Grant

Viscount Howick, Secretary at War, 1835 – 1839, afterwards Earl Grey

Cecil Frederick Collier

Annie Gladstone

Duke of Wellington

Sir Charles Trevelyan

Lord Chesham

Lord Raglan

Sir H Ponsonby, Queen Victoria’s Private Secretary

Lord Panmure, Secretary of State for War, 1855

G.P.R. James, Historical Novelist

Arthur, Duke of Connaught

Lord Kitchener

Viscount Gough

Lord Roberts

Arnold Forster, Secretary of State for War

Sir Redvers Butler

Lord Napier of Magdala

Lord Methuen

Professor Agar Beet

Lord Wantage

Professor McHardy
Unreadable signature