SOLD TO THE LADY IN SOUTH KOREA – AGAIN
Another month and once again the
Auction Rooms at Wotton-under-Edge are packed to capacity and with
increasing interest worldwide attracted to these eclectic sales.
For instance, dominant amongst the ceramic section was a South
Korean buyer bidding online, who continually outbid all other
buyers to secure good percentage of those lots. Although no one
lot achieved more than £500, the section saw a virtual clear out.
Silver too was hotly contested with
almost every lot selling, the fifty lots totalled £4,995.
Jewellery attracted strong interest throughout, and prices were
consistently above estimate, this section totalled £17,570.
A collection of fourteen sovereigns,
three half sovereigns and two five pound gold coins totalled
The best of the watches, an 18 carat
gold top wind half hunter pocket watch together with an 18 carat
gold chain sold at £2,050.
The highest price of the sale was
taken for a bronze after Jean Auguste Barre 1811-96, being a
silvered sculpture of a winged ballerina, coming from the estate
of Dame Alicia Markova and selling to an eager American on the
telephone at £4,200. This was followed by a bronze bust of a
Grecian soldier at £940.
Saved from a bonfire, three antique
boomerangs and two tribal oars were sold at £1,700.
The second day’s sale commenced with
the outdoor effects and with the sun beating down, prices too
soared; virtually every lot in this department sold totalling
Furniture prices remain stable, but
with few lots unsold, and included a good quality walnut display
cabinet with well carved detail at £1,020 and a substantial 19th
century Sheridan revival mahogany bedroom suite at £1,100. A 19th
century four door breakfront bookcase with original painted finish
in a mid green and gilt line colourway sold for £3,200.
A collection of 20th
century design effects again found favour and the 26 lots
The next sale on June 20th & 21st
will contain interesting consignments from Bath, Beverston and
elsewhere and are already on the saleroom floor awaiting