A Late Summer Flyer
With many still on holiday, the
September auction at the Wotton Auction Rooms attracted an
attentive audience and some still with gardening on their minds.
The clearance of effects from a local
farmhouse included several pieces of substantial stoneware too
heavy to remove to the Auction Rooms. They were therefore viewed
on location and intending buyers stood at the rooms to buy them.
First up a substantial stone trough some 66 in length, over 3 in
depth and 2 in height realised £1,500, a record price for such a
piece sold at these rooms. This was followed by a fine old
Gloucestershire stone cider press 7 in diameter which sold at
£2,500 and three feeding troughs totalled £1,040.
Amongst the large jewellery section a
Victorian crescent brooch containing about 6cts of stones sold at
£1,500 and an Art Deco diamond bracelet containing around 3cts of
stones realised £2,100. A diamond and pearl pendant made £720
and a topaz and diamond set ring £750.
Further auction prices included £550
for a pair of Cantonese jardinieres, £200 for a Meissen begging
spaniel, £580 for a double strand graduated pearl necklace, £400
for an 18ct gold open faced pocket watch, £440 for an Omega
Constellation wristwatch, £500 for a Jaeger-Lecoultre Atmos
clock, £1,300 for two Turkey wool rugs, £350 for a crocodile skin
suitcase and £1,050 for a set of four graduated occasional
tables. A watercolour by George Cockram showing sheep made £440,
while an extensive collection of LPs by Genesis, Black Sabbath,
etc made £480 and 20 Beatrix Potter books, including some early
editions, made £550.
The next sale will be held on October
14th/15th and will contain a large volume of
summer probate instructions leading to what we hope will be one of
the most interesting sales held here in recent months.