July 2013 Sale Report




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 office.


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 £1,500.


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.


LOT 730 sold for £3,800



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