April 2012 Sale Report




Once again a mixed and varied sale on behalf of local deceased estates and other private vendors, saw a busy two days of selling at the Auction Rooms, and with the good Spring weather, a larger than normal garden ornament section could be found.


Amongst the silver section a George I chocolate pot by Edward Feline made in London in 1726 made £1,250, while a mixed collection of silver cutlery made £550, and a collection of Belgian silver cutlery also made £550. Amongst the pictures an oil painting by Auguste Bonheur with cattle in landscape made £630, a pair of oils by local artist Henry Harris made £450 and an oil painting by the Irish artist Maurice Canning Wilks showing a Connemara landscape sold at £950.


Amongst the furniture a 19th century rosewood and brass three tier étagère sold at £750, an inlaid Edwardian revolving bookcase at £540.


Next month’s sale will be conducted over three days, the final day given entirely to books. Some 300 lots principally from three deceased estates including a large number of historical Bristol area books, natural history, particularly mosses, lichens etc, travel books as well as a number of books with fine leather bindings.


Lot 384 - £1,250

Lot 1513 - £450

Lot 282 - £360






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