October 2012 Sale Report


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 trip.

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.



Lot 348 sold for £1,120

Various lots - totalled £1,500

Lot 1471 sold for £1,300






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