December 2019 Sale Report




The Christmas sale of 2019 was held just before the Christmas break and a full saleroom of some 1400 or so lots greeted buyers both in person and online. 

Highest price of the sale was taken by a small group of medals, comprising a general service medal 1962-07 period with clasps and a naval general service medal with clasps, and oak leaf defining that the recipient was mentioned in Dispatches.  They sold to a collector at £3,000.

Ceramics faired well and a collection of Wedgwood Jasperwares from a clearance in Clifton, Bristol offered in 15 lots sold for just under £3,000.  The silver section saw just about every lot finding a buyer with £1,450 being achieved for a Spanish 916 silver standard canteen of cutlery, the section achieved around £7,600.

Jewellery once again found strong favour with trade and private buyers, a good platinum three stone diamond ring, 1.75ct in total sold for £2,600, while the whole section took a little over £15,000. The best of the clock section saw a Black Forest double fusee cuckoo clock, in a Gothic case realise £980, whilst amongst the paintings a collection of large portraits, mainly of clerics, five in total realised £2,600.

Amongst the more unusual items in the sale were 18 large, medium and small glass fibre hares, the largest, some 5ft in height, were the remaining examples from the 2018 Natural Beauty Hare Trail, which had been scattered across the Cotswold’s and decorated by various local artists in a variety of designs.  They totalled £5,100.

Curious objects find their way to the sale room, which shows the breadth of items offered and included a 19th century human skull at £420, two 19th century empty mahogany gun cases, £720, a collection of Scouting memorabilia, £800, a Victorian Gothic oak library table, £540 and an art deco wicker tub chair, £460.

The December sale was unusual, normally held between Christmas and New Year, the calendar simply made this impossible this year, however the December sale in 2020 will again revert to the post-Christmas/pre-New Year Date, a sale for which these auction rooms have become famous.


Collection of Cotswold Hare Trail Hares
Sold for total £5,100

Platinum Diamond Ring
Sold for total £2,600

Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Sold for total £980

Collection of Wedgwood Jasperwares
Sold for total £3,000

Group of Medals
Sold for £3000

Collection of Miniature Portraits
Sold for total £2,600