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
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
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