Concertina plays a happy tune

18th August 2019

The sale of Antiques and Collectables held on 10th August attracted an excellent entry of some 750 lots with some exceptional lots on offer generating very strong interest. The room was packed with potential buyers with many commenting that they had never seen so many in attendance in spite of being in the middle of the summer!

A fantastic selection of quality jewellery once again led to many viewing the sale and a large number of bidders in the room as well as on the internet and telephone. A white metal cluster ring set with a central blue sapphire and diamonds achieved £1650 with a further similar ring realised £1000. There was a good entry of watches and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust wristwatch made £1600, another by Ulysse Nardin making £1350 and a yellow metal Geneve wristwatch selling for £950.

There was also a good selection of oriental items and interest was seen from across the world. A carved jade and wood brush stand, just 17cm long with the jade panel carved with a dragon in foliage, generated interest in the room, on the internet and a number of phone bidders and sold for £3600. Three further Chinese hardstone carved figures, the highest being 8cm tall, sold for £1600.

Prior to the sale, interest was shown in a charming boxed concertina manufactured by the well-known London maker, Charles Jeffries. This interest turned into bids on the day with a sale price of £3200 being achieved, well above estimate. Other collectables entered included toys, militaria, kitchenalia, ceramics, glassware, rugs, carpets and other items that met with firm interest. A collection of books relating to Eton achieved £600 and two tiny 19th century Hertwig bisque bears sold for well above estimate at £540. There was a good collection of paintings and pictures with interest in modern and contemporary art shown. A certified Banksy print achieved £1000.

Our next sale of Antiques and Collectables will be staged on Saturday 7th September starting at 10am. Entries are invited.

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10am - 5pm
Valuation Days
Monday - Friday
10.00am - 1.00pm or home visits by appointment
Sunday following a Saturday sale
9.00am - 12.00pm

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