July 2015 Sale Report





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.


The highest 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.


Amongst the 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.


Paperweights 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.


Lot 1100 - Sold for £3,300

Various taxidermy lots Sold for a total of £3,130