May 2014 Sale Report

 

 

WALTER CRANE VASE FLIES


The May auction at the Wotton Auction Rooms saw around 1400 lots go under the hammer with a very high selling rate throughout the two days.

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 £500-£600.

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 for £520.

A Rolex Oyster quartz date adjust gentlemenís wrist watch with stainless steel casework realised £850.

Amongst the 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.

A single postcard showing Titanic centre anchor leaving Lloyds Proving House made £220.

Amongst the 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.

 

 

 

Lot 111 Royal Lancastrian vase realises £3,900