THE ITALIAN'S LOSE IT
The July sale at the Wotton Auction
Rooms provided a good and varied mix of lots and included a good
percentage of probate instructions. Despite the hot weather a
good crowd attended the view with many buyers returning to the
sale while others bid via the internet, either from home, or the
A late 19th century
Italian oil painting by Antonio Paoletti, a Venetian scene
showing three young women lace makers seated beside a canal
serenaded by a boy on a guitar sold for £3,800 to an English
buyer against an Italian under bidder.
A 19th century Anglo
Indian work box with bone and tortoiseshell panels enclosing a
number of drawers realised £1,600 and a Georgian silver coffee
pot by Francis Crump London 1858 made £1,000. A Russian silver
cigarette case with cloisonné detail made £1,650.
Elsewhere an 18 carat white gold
necklace set with 25 diamonds realised £640, an interesting
collection of eleven World War II silk handkerchief maps
together with a number of military button compasses sold for
£850. A collection of 19th century miniature
portraits totalled £680.
Amongst the furniture a large 18th
century oak gateleg table sold for £850 and a very small one for
£560. A very pretty Victorian walnut and figured walnut vitrine
with porcelain panels and raised on shaped supports sold at
The August sale on the 20/21st
will include a number of clearances including a farmhouse from
Berkeley and a Kensington apartment to name but two. Entries
should be received for this sale by Friday August 2nd.