IT WAS A WINNER!
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
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
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