March 2014 Sale Report

 

 

THE BEST OF THE YEAR


 

The March sale at Wotton Auction rooms produced some of the most interesting results for some months.

 

A hoarde of some eighty gold coins, some dating back to the reign of George III but including examples from Europe & America, sparked national interest with telephone, commission and internet bids, contributing to a remarkable total of 26,640 for the entire collection.

 

A fine example of a 17th century oak credence table, a side table with a fold over top raised on gun barrel supports, took the top price of the sale. Consigned from a major local property, it again attracted national interest before selling at 8,600.

 

Found in the outbuilding of another local property was a fine but very damaged specimen marble architectural model of a portico or entrance. Although complete it was broken into numerous pieces and a long restoration awaits, however the pre-sale hopes of 500 were left trailing as it sold for 7,500.

 

A good George III silver quart tankard made in Newcastle in 1774 sold at 1,200. One of the best Tyrolean carved groups to be seen on the market for some time again attracted considerable interest as it was not the usual bear and cub model but a mother dog and her two playful pups. Beautifully carved in lime wood and almost 2 in length, sadly two legs were missing. However this did not deter the eventual buyer who paid a remarkable 5,200.

 

Two London street signs for St James Square and St James Street dating from the 1920s or 30s, made a good return for the owner who paid 1 each for them as they were being removed by the council for replacement in the 1960s; they sold for 1,300.

 

The best of the diamond rings sold at 1,850. A mixed collection of about thirty pocket and wristwatches in gold and silver sold well, totalling 3,900.

 

The next sale will be held on 15th/16th April and entries are invited until the end of March, a good number of entries are already to hand.

 

 

Lot 630 - 5,200

 

Lot 438 - 1,200

 

Lot 1405 - 8,600