ALMOST THE LAST
There was no
stopping this sale, strong viewing, heavy online interest and
bidding, together with a good company of buyers throughout the two
day auction, resulted in a very high selling rate of around ninety
per cent and a number of very interesting prices.
Ceramics got the
sale off to a fine start with a somewhat damaged lot of Chinese
ceramics being heavily contested between an English dealer and a
Chinese buyer in the room. The lot comprised of three pieces of
late 18th century/early 19th century blue
and white ware, two bowls and a vase, two of which were badly
damaged and estimated at around £200. The bidding started below
that figure and hovered around the mid hundreds for a while before
two contenders got to grips with each other and pushed the price
higher and higher until the hammer eventually fell at £6,100.
included a pair of Meissen models of Count Bruhlís tailor and his
wife at £800, three Meissen monkey musicians at £600, while the
best of the Worcester vases sold at £520.
A fine collection
of Cornishware was included in the sale, including a number of
named storage jars. The collection totalled £2,720 and this
represents about one third of the total collection, the balance
to be sold in the rooms here on December 30th.
glassware a Lalique Formose vase made £880, and amongst the
jewellery a diamond ring weighing in at 2.08 carats set in
platinum realised £2,200.
There was a good
collection of clocks including a 19th century clock
garniture in a blue porcelain case of lyre shape set with white
paste stones representing diamonds which sold well at £3,600.
furniture an antique run of drawers made £620 and a large butchers
We are delighted
to announce an additional sale between Christmas and the New Year,
some 400/500 lots of mainly probate entries will be sold on
December 30th and on view on the 29th
December between 10 am and 5 pm. The catalogue will appear online
around the 22nd December.
The sale will be
presented in the Schoolroom.
Entries for the
January sale on January 26th/27th will be
accepted until January 8th.
A full calendar
of all sales for 2016 can be viewed on the website and printed
calendars will be available at the office.