LOWRY'S MATCHSTALK MEN OF THE MOMENT
anticipated sale of mid 20th century paintings and
furniture did not fail to delight and kicked off the first day’s
auction. A strong
online following had been building for sometime, prior to the
auction, and resulted in a torrent of bids, particularly for the
This included five signed prints by increasingly sought after
artist, Lawrence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976), which had been
consigned from a Cotswold market town.
With hopes of around
£12,000 they achieved, in total, £20,700.
The vendor has already consigned a further five prints by
this artist for inclusion in a sale next year.
Other prices included a John Houston (1930-2008) oil,
entitled Bass Rock, Summer, at £1,550, while the best of the
three Mary Fedden (1915-2012) entitled Desert, made £2,500.
An oil by Rachel Nicholson of a mug made £1,750 and a
large unattributed oil sold at £1,050.
Roger Hilton (1911-1975), was the artist of an untitled
abstract figural study which sold at £4,000.
Studio Pottery, furniture and other modern art objects
from this section also sold well.
The section totalled some 200 lots and
realised over £62,000.
There will be a further sale of this very popular modern
art style next year, and entries are already being invited.
Auctioneer John Rolfe will be pleased to discuss any
entries you may be considering consigning.
the more traditional section, the two hundred or so lots of
ceramics saw a virtual clear out, as did the glassware and
The jewellery section of some seventy lots also enjoyed a
virtual sell-out and totalled over £15,000.
A large cocktail ring set with coral, emeralds and
diamonds realized £1,250 and an Arts & Crafts enamel belt set
with eleven panels and attributed to Charles Fleetwood Varley
wristwatches are soaring in price, with an Art Deco Vacheron
Constantine gents 18ct dress watch realising £1,100, an 18ct
Omega Constellation automatic chronograph at £2,100 and a Heuer
chronograph in a stainless steel case selling at £4,000.
Virtually all the clocks found homes, so too the toy
miscellaneous section, a selection of effects ranging from a
boxing trophy, books on hunting, a hunting style weather vane,
saddles and jackets, all from the estate of the late Captain E
De L Cazenove, sold for around £1,000.
19th century violin labelled Gand & Bernardel
Fres, Luthiers Du Conservatore De Musique number 761, Paris 1878
generated wide interest.
Having been found as part of a local clearance, it
escalated to a price of £13,800, despite being in need of
restoration and down to a single string.
day’s auction commenced with the sale of a TR2 sports car or, to
be fair, the remains of a TR2 sports car, found languishing at
the back of a garage in Gloucester.
A large crowd gathered to see it sell at £2,700.
That was followed by a rather more modern car, a Nissan
Micra from 2010, which made £1,400.
A 19th century verdigris cast iron Fonderies
Du Val D Osne 56 BD Voltaire Paris torchere figure of a maiden
made £1,800, a pair of Quad II classic valve amps, complete with
original cardboard packaging, realised £1,000.
collection of Eastern carpets and rugs saw virtually every lot
sold, with the 45 lots totaling £3,410.
A Georgian mahogany
drum table, the circular top with inset leather detail, made
£1,250, while a pair of late 17th century or early 18th
century walnut open armchairs with tapestry seats made £1,150.
An 18th century cricket/cheese table raised on
three very simple supports, together with a further rustic
cricket table and two very simple stools made £1,600.
A carved panelled oak settle, the box seat incorporating
high quality carvings of birds and animals amongst foliage, and
with a certain Arts & Crafts influence to it, realised £2,600.
A good early oak credence table, the D end top raised on
four gun barrel supports, took £1,800.
At the time of writing, the auction rooms are now filling
rapidly for the auction to be held just before Christmas, on the
19th & 20th December, and a full calendar
of forthcoming sales for 2020 is soon to be available.