Christmas 2015 Sale Report




The additional auction slipped into the calendar at Wotton-under-Edge between Christmas and the New Year proved to be a remarkable success.  Attended by the largest company of buyers seen at these rooms throughout the year and with the additional drive focused on this auction by the internet, several extraordinary results were achieved.  Made up of around 500 lots principally from local deceased estates and other private clients, the sale is set to become, once again a regular fixture in the Wotton Auction Rooms calendar.   

A collection of T G Green blue and white banded Cornishware china, as found in kitchens throughout the land, totalled 3,500.  A most interesting selection of Edwardian postcards, offered in some twenty five lots, showing early vehicles, local views, aircraft, World War 1 shipping, mining disasters, etc, sold to a wide variety of collectors at 3,750. 

A late Regency mahogany bracket clock striking on a single bell sold at 980 and a Dent limited edition inclined plane clock, dated 1973, sold for 930. 

Furniture did exceptionally well, with strong interest throughout and included two Black Forest pieces, a liquor decanter stand and a stick stand which sold to the same buyer for a total of 1,750.  A 19th century green marble carving sculpture of Hercules and The Nemean lion sold for 860.  A Georgian serpentine chest of drawers made 2,900, while the best of the mirrors made 520.  A small 18th century oak coffer made 760.

At the time of writing, the forthcoming sale on January 26th & 27th looks as though it will be a large affair with the saleroom almost at capacity.  It will almost certainly be oversubscribed by the closing date (8th January).  The sale will include a number of estates, particularly a strong entry of good Georgian furniture, pictures and other effects from a deceased estate in Cirencester.