18th August 2018
In spite of being held at the height of summer, the recent sale of Antiques and Collectables held on 11th August saw excellent numbers of attendees viewing and attending the sale. With over 600 lots entered, it was a sale with something for everyone.
There was an excellent entry of quality jewellery and the show was stolen by an Etruscan style pendant with matching earrings that generated very strong interest from internet and telephone buyers. A battle between two on the phone eventually saw a hammer price of £9000 achieved. Other jewellery selling to advantage included a white metal three stone diamond ring that realised £4600, a white metal pair of single stone diamond stud earrings £2800 and a cultured pearl four row choker £750.
There was also strong interest for quality pictures particularly from within the room. A 19th century English School oil on canvas after J M W Turner of the Battle of St Vincent made £1500 whilst a pair of 19th century Venetian Canal Scenes by W Meadows achieved £950. Other pictures sold to advantage including a large contemporary oil on canvas of figures in Shakespearean costume by Stuart McAlpine Miller that realised £460.
Viewers love to look at the variety of collectables, ceramics and smaller items on offer but there weren’t quite so many on offer at this sale. This helped prices with militaria keenly wanted. A cast iron signalling cannon found in Mounts Bay, Cornwall made £380 whilst a Polynesian wooden paddle made £550.
Our next Antiques and Collectables sale will be held on 8th September and entries are invited.