March 2015 Sale Report




The March sale at Wotton Auction Rooms attracted a strong and wide circle of buyers from many parts of the country and the internet played its part with online buyers participating from the USA, Russia, Australia, New Zealand as well as many of the continental countries.

The top price of the day was taken for a good late 19th century bracket clock in mahogany with brass overlay, the movement striking on eight bells and a gong. A buyer in the room beat all internet rivals with a bid of 2,600. Two regulator wall clocks built during the middle part of the 20th century sold for 2,200. A fine quality satinwood Bonheur du Jour with inlaid detail sold at 1,550 and a good Victorian figured walnut credenza with Sevres panel inlay at 1,900. At the other end of the scale a very primitive ashwood occasional table raised on three simple stick legs made 1,350.

A look at the more unlikely lots included ten folios of Royal Mint first day covers at 600, a Victorian concertina at 320, a Victorian Fitzroy barometer at 460, a Georgian percussion cap pistol at 360, a large Victorian silver bowl Sheffield 1898 2,050, whilst the best of the gold pocket watches made 440. A Lalique glass bowl made 420 and a Wedgwood Jasperware vase and cover 440.

The forthcoming sale in April has already attracted strong interest including a 1905 Pederson cycle, a Victorian walnut credenza and a selection of good outdoor effects including stone troughs, cider press, well head, etc.


Lot No. 1455 - 1,550

Lot No. 1364 - 1,900