July 2016 Sale Report



At last the hot weather arrived, at least for a few days, coinciding directly with the auction at Wotton-under-Edge.  In previous years a very hot spell would have severely reduced the number of serious buyers attending. However with the online sale, interested buyers can be on the beach, in the garden, at home - indeed anywhere where there is an internet connection and the result was a very good and brisk auction.

A Triumph T255S Blazer 250 cc motorcycle from 1971, adapted for road use in 1991 and sold with a large quantity of spares and literature, realised 2,600 against hopes of 600 to 800. 

A large collection of garden effects, troughs, benches, terrace sets, staddle stones, iron work and galvanised items sold with strong demand throughout realising 8,399. 

From several local estates, a section of good quality engineering equipment had been put together including lathes, power tools, drills, etc, all in good condition: Several interested parties, intent on improving their own workshops, ensured that prices were strong and this section totalled 3,125. 

The picture section saw a number of strong prices including three oil paintings by Lionel Edwards, the eminent equestrian artist, totalling 4,580.  A small oil painting by Francous Barraud showing two pink peonies in a glass jar made 1,300 and two oils by Samuel J Carter showing a chestnut and a bay hunter in a stable setting realised 1,250. 

Amongst the miscellaneous effects an early 19th century brass microscope by Meredith of Bond Street with additional lenses and set in a mahogany case sold for 2,100. 

An interesting selection of jewellery attracted attention, with a single stone diamond ring, approximately 1.29 carats selling for 2,500, a sapphire and diamond flower head cluster brooch at 1,000 and fourteen various fish charms in 9ct gold for 990, followed by an Irish Guards Regimental sweetheart brooch, by Cartier, at 2,500. 

The best of the longcase clocks showing High Water at Bristol Quay made 2,100. 

The saleroom is now filling with goods for the next auction on the 23rd/24th August and entries should be received by August 5th.


Lot 1000 - Sold for 2,600

Lot 313 - Sold for 2,500

Lot 582 - Sold for 2,100