CRANE VASE FLIES
auction at the Wotton Auction Rooms saw around 1400 lots go
under the hammer with a very high selling rate throughout the
The top price of the auction was taken for a Pilkington Royal
Lancastrian vase designed by Walter Crane with painting by
Richard Joyce. Standing 27cm high, the vase attracted strong
pre-sale interest from home and abroad, with the internet,
telephone and room, all bidding. A telephone bidder finally
secured the piece at £3,900 against a pre-sale estimate of
A Chinese vase
of slender cylindrical form with polychrome detail showing a dog
of fo, standing 26cm high, made £1,300.
A William IV
sovereign in very fine condition sold for £530, an interesting
and unusual Chinese ivory card case carved with marine life sold
A Rolex Oyster
quartz date adjust gentlemenís wrist watch with stainless steel
casework realised £850.
clocks a small 18th century brass lantern clock by
Thomas Church of Norwich sold for £700 and the best of the dial
clocks made £420 despite extensive repair being necessary.
postcard showing Titanic centre anchor leaving Lloyds Proving
House made £220.
furniture, a large tower of drawers in pine formally from a pawn
brokers shop sold for £780 whilst the largest piece in the
entire sale a 16í pine cupboard removed from a solicitors office
sold for £1,350 and a Victorian walnut credenza made £600.
The next auction
on June 17th & 18th will include a
quarterly jewellery section and the saleroom is filling quickly
at the time of writing.