June 2013 Sale Report

 

IT WAS A GOOD JUNE

 

The June sale at Wotton-under-Edge was a lively affair with strong attendance on the view day and good competition during the sale days from those returning to the rooms and the online bidders who were represented from many parts of the world.

 

An interesting Oystered laburnum wood chest on stand with a rising lid over two drawers led the selling at £2,900, while a 1949 James competition motorcycle in need of re-commissioning having not been on the road since around 1965, was sold for £980.

 

An unusual lot commemorating a heroic Great Dane attracted a good deal of interest. The dog named Juliana was awarded a medal for extinguishing an incendiary bomb in April 1941 when it crashed through the roof of her owners’ property and once again for warning the occupants of the building when a fire occurred again in 1944. The lot comprised a watercolour portrait of Juliana (who was later sadly poisoned) together with one of the Blue Cross medals and sold for £1,100.

 

Silver continues to sell well with a Victorian tea and coffee set 51 ounces £550, a very pretty George IV silver tea set 41 ounces at £800 and a collection of Kings pattern flatware in various lots sold for £1,054.

 

An extensive jewellery section attracted good entries and results. A 55 gram link bracelet sold for £590, a ruby ring flanked by two diamonds realised £750, and a pair of diamond set cluster ear-rings £520. A 19th century emerald, diamond and pearl set pendant of bow and garland form made £580. An amusing lion brooch in 18ct gold and gem-set made £900. Diamond rings made £760, £480, £320, etc. Elsewhere an Isle of Wight Art glass etched Harris sold for £550, a pair of Carltonware Art Deco vases £700, a collection of 13 Worcester netsuke porcelain style animal groups including carp, snail, rabbit, etc sold for £ 1,250.

 

At the time of writing the saleroom is filling rapidly for the following sale on July 16th/17th. The first day’s sale is looking particularly healthy and will include several local house clearances and probate

instructions.

 

Lot 481 - £1,100

Lot 1064 - £980

 

 

 

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