Friday 27 January 2023

Mystery Lady

Lot 268.

Unsigned, late 19th century, oil on canvas, Half length portrait of a seated lady, 71cm x 63cm

Estimate £80 - £120

For auction 1st February 2022

Lot 268.

M. Aaron, oil on canvas, signed, Still Life with fruit, 75cm x 100cm

Estimate £80 - £120

For auction 1st February 2022

Ferris Wheel Fun

Lot 208.

A tin plate Ferris Wheel

Estimate £20 - £40

For auction on 1st February

Ediswan Radio Advertising Figure

Lot 216.
A jointed wooden Ediswan Radio Valves advertising figure
Estimate £80 - £120
For Auction 1st February

Pocket Watch

Lot 255.
A 9ct gold pocket watch
Estimate £200 - £400

Silver Bar for Sale


Lot 247.

A kilo bar of 999 silver
Estimate £500 - £800
For Auction 1st February

Terrific Tins

Lot 36.

Three green tin storage jars

Estimate £20 - £40

For Auction 1st February

Skoda Yeti TDI for auction 1st February

Lot 1.
Skoda Yeti TDI, 2013, Diesel, No MOT, mileage 38,340
Estimate £3,500 - £4,000
For Auction 1st February

Lot 2 Volvo V40 ES D2 Auto

Lot 2.

Volvo V40 ES D2 Auto, 1600cc, 2013, Diesel, MOT 13/10/23, mileage 17,887

Estimate £3,500 - £4,500

For Auction 1st February 2023

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Grotesque or Gorgeous ?

A Burmantofts yellow faience grotesque
seated Ibex ewer, the horns forming the handle, impressed model number 555 for auction on 1st February. 

Burmantofts Pottery began in the mid 19th century in Leeds when fire clay was discovered in a coal mine owned by William Wilcock and John Lassey.  By 1879 the firm was producing decorative tiles and bricks working in terracotta and glazed terracotta (also known as faience).  From 1880 to 1957 Art Pottery was created such as vases, jardineres, chargers, bottles and animal figures, often in experimental and elaborate colours such as Persian blue, orange yellow and deep red.

Audi A3 for Auction


Audi A3 S Line TFSI, 2018, Petrol, MOT 28/08/2023, mileage 20,087 for auction 1st February 

Come and View on Saturday 28th January 10-1 and Tuesday 31st January 10-12 and 2-4

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Helping South Tyneside Thrive

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Just In ......

Brought in this morning are this collection of 12 fascinating Soviet Propaganda Posters.  To be entered in next week's auction on Wednesday 1st February.  These type of posters first appeared during the Proletarian Revolution in Russia to deliver Communist Party slogans to workers and peasants to fight for justice and freedom.

Thursday 19 January 2023

Layers of Victoriana


Tea caddies, originally called tea canisters, first came to Europe in enamels made of Chinese porcelain, in white and blue colours. The caddies, used for tea leaves, often had locks to prevent theft of tea by serving staff. In the 1800’s wooden caddies became more popular, usually walnut, mahogany or pine. Wooden tea caddies were often decorated with Papier-Mache, giving them soft delicate outer designs.

Papier-Mache, first originated in China, with examples dating back to the Hans Dynasty (BC 202 – AD 220), was used for festival creations such as masks and ornaments. It is a composite material, using pulp and paper mashed together and bound with adhesives such as glue.

The use of Papier-Mache to create inexpensive, attractive objects became popular in the Georgian and Victorian period, between the 1700 and 1900s. Papier-Mache is sometimes moulded into a shape, but is often applied to a solid form to create decoration. In the 1700’s this included small boxes, ceiling decoration and inkstands. By the Victorian period, methods of creating Papier-Mache items had changed and instead of time-consuming hand moulding, items were created using machine, industrialising the process, this meant that it could be used to decorate furniture, leading to the creation of Japanning; the process of making items look like they are Japanese lacquer works. Japanning was popular throughout the Victorian period and solid items were given intricate detailing, often flowers, birds and patterns, with heavily polished finishes; some with inlaid embellishments such as shell and mother of pearl.

Keeping Safe

Lot 386. 

A safe with key.

Sold £130. 

18.01.23 Auction.

Reflections at Boldon


Lot 389.  Sold £140. 18.01.23

New Furniture at Boldon Auction Galleries

Lot 373. A painted double door display cabinet, sold for £220 amongst many other items of modern household furniture in the auction on Wednesday.

Why go anywhere else when you can buy fantastic quality individual pieces at a percentage of the price you would pay on the High Street?

Perfect for new home owners, graduates or anyone looking for a unique piece to give their home the wow factor.