THE INTERNET GAINS STRENGTH
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