'ARK AT THESE RESULTS!
Despite the continual overcast and wet weather experienced by us
all for the greater part of June, the saleroom once again filled
up to present a good selection of effects across the board and
the two-day sale was eagerly followed by both those attending
the salerooms and those viewing online across the world.
Ceramics were led by a price of £880 paid for a pair of Minton
aesthetic movement low vases, designed by the famous Victorian
designer Dr Christopher Dresser. The silver section saw an
almost total clearance, but it was the jewellery that was most
hotly contested, led by a pair of 18ct white gold diamond stud
earrings, two carats total approx., which against a pre-sale
estimate of £1000 - £2000, realised £3,200. A further five stone
diamond ring realised £820.
Amongst the vintage watches, a rare
Omega Marine stainless-steel example c.1935, found in a box of
general watches, made £1,200, whilst an Omega DeVille automatic
9ct gold watch realised £700.
Three well cast bronze busts of children,
one dated 2001, made £880 and a 19th century German
timber Noah’s Ark with a good selection of animals made £940.
Three pairs of heavy floral brocade
curtains sold for £840 and an early to mid-19th
century Chinese silk vest realised £760.
A good and varied selection of pictures saw
a 17th century continental school portrait realise
£620 and a mid-19th century sketch book containing
good quality illustrations of mushrooms, toadstools and shells,
etc, realised £820.
A good large collection of mixed CDs
sold for £760.
Although the garden section was smaller than usual, virtually
everything sold totalling £5300.
The best of the Persian carpets saw a
carpet square with geometric floral patterns realise £1000 and
another, not dissimilar, made £820.
the furniture a large Victorian button back Chesterfield sofa
made £980 and a pair of Victorian club chairs and a day bed, all
upholstered in a mid-tan coloured leather, realised £1,200. A
set of twelve (11+1) Regency sabre leg dining chairs made £1050
and a 19th century Italian floral marquetry centre
The forthcoming sale on July 23rd
and 24th is already looking good, particularly
amongst the jewellery, picture and collectables sections.