orchards are laden with fruit, now being harvested and much the
same can be said of the Auction Rooms here in Wotton-under-Edge,
where a full crop of some 1,700 lots found eager gatherers from
all parts of the country and abroad, all anxious to harvest the
large variety on offer.
At the top
of the ceramics section was to be found a good quality 19th
century Vienna charger, decorated with Venus, Cupid and Vulcan’s
forge, which sold at £1,040.
Virtually every lot in the ceramics section sold, whilst
amongst the silver plated wares, a pair of campana urn shaped
wine coolers sold for £1,050.
continues to sell strongly and almost all of the eighty or so
lots sold. This
section was quickly followed by the jewellery section, where,
once more, virtually everything sold including a 9ct gold charm
bracelet at £900, a collection of six sovereigns at £1,350, a
further cased set of four Queen Elizabeth II sovereigns at £900,
a 1940s 9ct gold cigarette case at £1,900.
The jewellery section totalled a sum of £16,925.
The clock section included a collection of
some thirty lots from one deceased estate, mainly
century dial, Vienna, mantle and longcase models and totalled
A large collection of Dinky toys were
consigned from Cornwall, the majority in good original condition
with boxes, some later painted and without packaging.
All forty seven lots sold, totaling
Two Roundhouse SM32 garden railway
live steam models and an ‘O’ gauge Princess Elizabeth electric
railway engine from the same estate totalled £2,201, while a St
George chess set probably by Calvert, sold at £980.
The best of the stamp collections included
a worldwide gathering in eleven albums which sold for £1,100.
library of 18th
century books including histories of the locality, natural
history, etc, saw strong interest from dealers and collectors
alike and included a Lysons Account of the Roman Discoveries at
Woodchester at £1,300.
The overall collection totalled
On the second day the
furniture progressed much as predicted, a pair of 18th
century open armchairs with painted finish and later upholstery
sold at £1,500, and a circular oak dining table together with
ten oak and leather chairs sold at £1,000.
The wide variety of
pictures sold well, none more so than a 20th
century Chinese study of a village by Cheong Soo Pieng and
initially understood to be a print.
It arrived at the salerooms from an
isolated property not far from the town where it had lain
stacked against a wall with numerous English topographical
views, mainly local, but prior to the sale interest grew in the
lot, particularly from Chinese buyers.
It was sealed in its frame, but
with further close examination from many, the emphasis tipped
from being a print to an original work.
The bidding opened online at £680
and progressed steadily with two online buyers with telephone
bidders waiting patiently in the wings.
By the time the online battle was
completed a Singapore buyer held the top bid, the phone lines
were beaten and the hammer fell at £10,000.
The November sale will contain a wide and varied selection of
effects, particularly from local deceased estates which have
been subject to probate during the summer months.