PEDALLING THROUGH JULY
The July auction
at the Wotton Auction Room provided a genuinely wide variety of
objects under the umbrella of one catalogue which attracted a
large company of buyers, both in person and online.
price was taken for a bicycle, not just any machine but a rare
Dursley Pedersen, The Royal, a ladies model made in 1906 and a
design way ahead of its time. It had the appearance of a machine
made twenty or thirty years later and was in exceptional
condition. A fierce battle ensued between two collectors, with
the local man winning the day with a successful bid of £3,300.
ceramics a curious garden planter formed by four 19th
century Chinese blue and white panels held within a 1950ís
concrete framework and still planted, realised £940.
vary hugely in quality and in this sale a good 19th
century example attributed to St Louis appeared and was keenly
fought over. Despite a degree of damage it realised £2,000.
Best of the
silver was £800 taken for a cased set of fifty silver ingots
representing one thousand years of the British monarchy. A mid
19th century Vienna regulator wall clock with Grand
Sonnerie movement sold at £900. A collection of taxidermy also
attracted interest with two pike selling for a total of £2,100
and a Perch at £700. A collection of vintage electronic
machinery, valves and other unidentified pieces sold for a total
of around £2,000. A carved Coco de Mer begging bowl or kashkul
sold for £1,400. A good Georgian style oak dining room suite
comprising dresser, table and eight chairs made £950.
With a five week
gap between sales, the August auction is, at the time of
writing, forming up well and will include a good percentage of
recent probate instructions, further items can be accepted until
Friday July 31st.