September 2012 Sale Report


With the summer months passing the auction world changes gear, sales are larger, buyers return and the market gets going once more. The September sale experienced just that.

Amongst the oriental ceramics a Cantonese bowl 16” in diameter in remarkably good condition sold at £800. Jewellery did well, a turquoise set flexible fringe 18 carat gold necklace with bracelet ensuite weighing in at a massive 200 grams sold at £3,900. Whilst unexpectedly a jadeite ring with diamond shoulders sold at £2,900. A two stone brilliant cut diamond cross over ring found great favour selling at £3,000. Two full and four half gold sovereigns realised £870.

Silver continues to sell well. A pair of Georgian style Adams candlesticks by John Parsons of Sheffield and dated 1788 sold at £1,250, while a Queen Anne Britannia standard silver mug dated 1698 and found in the bottom of a cupboard in Bristol realised £1,100. A large silver tray weighing in at 50 ounces dated 1926 made £790.

A Lehmann Tut Tut clockwork car sold for £500 whilst it’s companion lot, a comical clown, made £340. A collection of Malmesbury lace realised £670.

Amongst the pictures an interesting album of watercolours mainly by George Cumberland, including views of the Italian towns, buildings and characters together with views illustrating Adam and Eve etc, realised £1,200.

The second day’s sale commenced at the Aerodrome Café, a very quaint corrugated iron building which in its hey day during the wars, was very busy. Business fell into decline in the early 1980’s with the development of motorways and the Severn bridge. The cafe closed in 1982. Many of the original fittings were still in place including pine tables, bentwood chairs and Victorian dining chairs, as well as a selection of beautifully carved oak furniture made by a family member. This attracted a curious crowd and a total of £3,600 was fetched.

Amongst the furniture at Wotton, a William IV rosewood writing/centre table fitted with two drawers on a stretcher base made £1,750, a secretaire bookcase £650 and a Regency rosewood Canterbury £620.

A large volume of entries have been received for the forthcoming sale on October 16th/17th including probate instructions from Wales and more locally from Bristol and Gloucester, the saleroom will again be full to capacity.


Lot 40 sold for £800

Lot 392 sold for £1,100

Lot 1479 sold for £620






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