September 2016 Sale Report



A good mix of lots at the September sale at the auction rooms in Wotton-under-Edge, produced a consistent selling level throughout the two days with bidders either in attendance, on the phone, leaving bids with the auctioneers or bidding online. It has never been so easy to partake in auctions here.

To give an idea of the breadth of the variety of this sale, a collection of mid 20th century ceramics by Beswick, mainly birds and animals, Disney cartoon characters, etc sold for over 1500. An extensive collection of Herend dinner and dessert ware made 850. Jewellery of good quality continues to sell well, a sapphire (1.14cts) and diamond ring (2.2cts in total) made 1300, an emerald and diamond dress ring made 1100 and a diamond flower head cluster ring 3.38cts in total, 1500. A collection of gold full and half sovereigns made 1000 and a 9ct gold cigarette case made 615. Good watches continue to sell, for example a stainless steel Rolex Tudor Oyster Date Automatic Chrono Time made 1950. The best of the silver, a canteen of Edwardian flatware for twelve sold at 850. Whilst amongst the clocks, a Jaeger LeCoultre Marina Bees black Lucite Atmos clock took a bid of 1800.

An oil on canvas showing a half length portrait of Jane Shore, purchased at the Berkeley Castle sale of 1946, made 2000. A Hoffmann (by Bechstein Europe) overstrung piano in a polished ebonised case sold for 1600.

The October sale is forming well, with a large volume of consigned goods arriving at the auction room daily. This will also include a very large and important collection of stamps, British, European, Commonwealth and worldwide. All further entries are requested by the end of the month.


Lot 217 - Sold for 1,300

Part of a collection of Beswick - Sold for 1,500

Lot 352 - Sold for 1,800