A wide variety of
lots almost 1300 greeted buyers as they stepped through the doors
of Wotton Auction Rooms. Several Estates provided a large
percentage of the auction and several new buyers were in
attendance including South African dealers on an extensive buying
Highest price of the
day was taken for a large, early Victorian, pine library bookcase
of architectural style. It had been painted numerous times so much
of the finer detail had been almost completely obscured. This was
removed from a property in London and sent directly to these
rooms, it realised £3,500.
A small 18th
century walnut chest of drawers with overall marquetry decoration
but lacking feet and some mouldings achieved £1,300.
A Georgian oak
refectory table capable of seating six to eight people and of good
colour on turned supports with a central rail made £1,000. A pair
of Art Deco oak framed bed chairs with side pockets and loose
cushions to the seats and backs and estimated at just £50 to £60
sold for £1,400.
Amongst the first
dayís sale a collection of blue and white banded Cornish Ware sold
well, divided into about twenty lots, it totalled £1,500. There
will be a further similar selection included in the forthcoming
sale in November.
Gold continues to
sell strongly, five George III Spade Guineas sold for £880, whilst
the best of the watches, a gentlemanís 18ct gold half hunter
chronograph sold at £1,120.
Silver prices remain
buoyant, a substantial silver tray 118 ounces in total sold for
£1,950 and a further tray weighing 80 ounces sold for £1,060. A
collection of seven plain silver trophies totalled £1,510, while
eight Victorian one pint tankards sold for £1,275.
Other notable prices
included six Georgian wine glasses £430, a diamond bracelet at
£590, a Napoleonic bone work knife grinder £480, a Rolex Oyster
Perpetual wristwatch at £580, while a Hester Bateman silver wine
basket made £600. A pair of Victorian gothic silver plated
candelabra made £510, a Mouseman oak bowl at £420 and a Victorian
burr walnut tea table £600.
The next sale to be
held on November 13th & 14th is at the time
of writing coming together well, with entries being received from
various local properties and estates.