September 2013 Sale Report




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.


LOT 936 sold for £3,200

LOT 332 sold for £6,800



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