April 2013 Sale Report




This turned out to be a very lively sale, diverse in nature, with a good attendance from local buyers and a stronger than ever internet presence. The sale saw high prices throughout the two day, 1400 lot, event.


A collection of some 40 medals, mainly 19th century campaign examples accompanied by World War I and World War II pieces, sold for a little over 6,000. Four 18th century tin glazed plates painted John & Sarah Bowles and dated 1792 together with a matching but cracked bowl made 1,700. An earlier porringer dated 1680 made 750. Thirteen Doulton Lambeth tiles decorated with birds realised 800, whilst amongst the Chinese porcelains a damaged collection of jars and vases sold for 3,400.


Jewellery continues to sell well, an 18ct gold charm bracelet set with two sovereigns and over thirty nine carat gold charms sold at 980.


A painting by Pierre De Clausade showing a panoramic estuary scene sold at 800 and a large quantity of paintings by John Rendell, a Gloucester artist and teacher, totalled something over 1,100.


A library of books from Cheltenham mainly folio society works, art reference, historical and other subjects totalled around 6,000 with a further consignment to be included in the May sale.


Amongst the furniture a small Georgian mahogany chest of drawers with inlaid detail sold for 3,400 and a Regency mahogany and brass overlaid mirror realised 1,300. An eight day longcase clock by William Bilbie made 1,300 and a French walnut bedroom suite 1,050.


The forthcoming sale will be held on May 21st and 22nd and entries are now being accepted for that auction. In the meanwhile approximately 500 lots are being sold on May 4th in a marquee in the grounds of Ashcroft House, Ashcroft, near Wotton-under-Edge and a report of that auction will be included with the May sale report.


Medal Collection - 6,000


Lot 33 - 1,700


Lot 1419- 3,400



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