Spring appears to be on the
horizon which in the auction rooms means interest in garden
effects and prices start to rise. Five limestone staddle stones
realised £910 and two stone troughs £470, all filmed in the
presence of the BBC who were producing a programme in the series
‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ to be broadcast later in
The sale was, as usual, a varied
event, an Adam & Eve blue dash charger which arrived in a box of
general china realised £1,850 despite damage. A large collection
of jewellery was fiercely contended. The 110 or so lots totalled
under £19,000, individual prices including an 18ct gold link
chain at £1,180, whilst the best of the diamond rings realised
£1,500. This enlarged jewellery section will become a quarterly
event in the rooms with the next sale scheduled for June. The
watch section included an 18ct gold pocket watch at £1,150.
Silver continues to sell
exceedingly well and about 120 lots were offered with just a
handful of lots remaining unsold. The section totalled around
£13,500, with the top price of £1,800 being made for a random
collection of Victorian and Georgian silver flatware weighing in
at 120 ounces.
Amongst the pictures a late 18th
century or early 19th century copy of ‘The Worship of
Venus’ after Titan realised £2,400, while an oil painting by Luc
Raphael Ponson showing a harbour scene at Les Martigus sold at
A consignment of miniature
portraits received from two estates, one in Chippenham, the
other in Cheltenham found favour with buyers from across the
country, with the best being a framed set of seven children
which realised £5,600. The collection totalled over £9,000.
The second day’s sale, 450 lots
of furniture was more predictable and included a good quality
freestanding display cabinet at £1,250, a George I style
shepherd’s crook armchair which sold at £2,000, a George III oak
dresser base at £950, an Italian stool with dished top on
scrolled supports at £950, and a small size, Edwardian demi-lune
occasional table with high quality inlay which made £1,250.
auction to be held on April 17th & 18th
will contain the contents of properties from Painswick,
Cirencester and further afield, all entries should be received
at the salerooms by April 2nd for inclusion.