September 2014 Sale Report



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 6’6 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 LP’s 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.





This fine collection totalled £5,040