A WELL RECEIVED SALE
This was perhaps our largest sale of
the year, certainly one of the most varied and excellent results
were obtained for a variety of lots.
The quarterly jewellery sale gains
momentum and was led by a sapphire and diamond set flexible line
bracelet with 10 cts of diamonds and six oval sapphires. It was
a remarkable piece and sold for £6,800. This was followed by an
emerald cut diamond ring with trapeze cut diamond shoulders at
£2,000, a Tiffany Atlas design white gold and diamond bracelet
at £1,500 and a one ct diamond set dress ring at £1,800. The
jewellery section of 130 lots totalled £31,015.
Silver continues to sell very well,
a strong section of 120 lots grossed £14,335 with £600 being
taken for a pair of Keswick School dishes and virtually every
lot was sold.
An interesting collection of 18th
and 19th century miniature portraits and silhouettes
was consigned from near Chepstow. The single owner collection
attracted strong interest as the overall quality was good.
Attracting steady bidding, the collection realised £8,500.
The best of the pictures was a
watercolour by John Kyffin Williams RA showing a group of Welsh
farm buildings, etc which sold at £3,200.
Amongst the glassware a selection of
five decanters normally difficult to sell and estimated at
£30-£50 sold for £1,600. Amongst the furniture the best of the
longcase clocks realised £780, a pine tavern table £880 and a
pair of Healís limed oak wardrobes £460.
The next sale will be held on
October 15th & 16th and a the time of
writing entries are being received which will include the first
part of a huge collection of oil lamps and lighting effects
amounting to probably 100 lots. The residue will be included
over the following two, if not three, sales.