17th October 2020
Over 800 lots went under the hammer at the sale of Antiques and Collectables held on 10th October with over 500 registered online bidders as well as a good attendance of face covered bidders in the room.
An excellent selection of silver attracted keen interest leading to prices that were described as one seasoned buyer as “fantastic”. An Irish silver teapot [Dublin] achieved £950 whilst a silver Art Deco plain form tea and coffee service [Birmingham 1957] realised £700. A further Irish silver coffee pot [Dublin 1821] made £650. A good entry of jewellery also saw strong interest with the offer of a yellow metal bracelet with charms leading to competitive bidding and a price of £700 being achieved.
It is being found that quality sells as well as those items that can fit into a modern home. An impressive Sevres style quatrefoil gilt mounted box and cover sold well above estimate for £1100, a George III painted open armchair for £900 and an impressive portrait of Lady Worsley for £600.
Items selling well above estimate included:
Sevres style quatrefoil mounted box and cover, early 20th century - £1100
An Irish silver teapot, of heavily repousse decorated floral and scroll round form, Dublin - £950
An early 19th century mahogany extending dining table of d section - £900
A George III painted open armchair in the Hepplewhite style - £900
An early 19th century mahogany longcase clock - £800
An early 18th century walnut veneered chest on stand - £800
A Victorian satin birch linen chest, mid 19th century 720
A yellow metal curb link bracelet with charms - £700
A large yellow metal abstract sun design pendant, set with a full sovereign coin - £650
A 19th century South African medal group = £550
John Bucknall Russell (British c. 1819 – 1893), river trout in a mountainous landscape, oil on canvas - £480
A Bueche Girod wristwatch - £440
The next sale of Antiques and Collectables at the Mendip Auction Rooms will be staged on Saturday 7th November starting at 10am. Viewing takes place on Thursday 5th November (10 – 6) and Friday 6th November (10 – 7). Entries are invited.