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
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