Our 19th February Clocks & Scientific Instruments sale was our best to date!

The highest selling lot booked all of our telephone lines, attracting attention from all platforms! An early 18th Century brass Lantern Clock mechanism, with its face intact but lacking hands, a bell and its sides, had the internet battling it out with a phone bidder. The determined phone bid snapped it up at £9,000! One clock authority has suggested that the clock may have been experimental and certainly was extremely rare! Found in the basement of a house clearance property by Head of Department Michael Roberts, the clock is our new house record price for clocks – the lantern clock is the most valuable clock we’ve ever sold!

Most valuable amongst the pocket watches, a 9ct gold cased Waltham open-faced example together with a 9ct gold watch chain and an enamelled 15k gold Kangaroo charm did well. Consigned by a Morecambe private vendor, in a case retailed by Stewart Dawson & Co, Perth, Brisbane, it sold to a room bidder at £980!

Consigned from a private vendor in Ambleside, vintage Rolex and Omega watches did well. Most popular, a 1970s gents Oyster Shock Resisting watch with a cream dial and its original strap did well with the internet at £900.

A 1950s gents Oyster Speedking Precision wristwatch with black dial and gilt numerals sold to a bidder in Hong Kong at £550.

A 1960s gents Omega stainless steel wristwatch black dial, possibly RAF Military issue, sold to the internet at £550.

A Victorian Egyptian Revival slate mantel clock from Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite, had the internet’s interest at £180.

Amongst the sovereigns, a George IV 1826 shield back sovereign in superb condition sold for £600.

Gold performed well. A pair of late Victorian gents 15ct gold cufflinks had the room’s interest at £280. A mixed lot of yellow metal and costume jewellery sold to the room at £260.

A Seeburg vintage jukebox sold at £400.

A limited edition ‘Ferry Boats’ print after L.S. Lowry with its framed certificate sold to a commission bidder at £550.

In the figures, a selection of bronzed figures after D Alonzo and Chiparus did well collectively at £550!

Popular in the garden section, a Honda 1211 ride-on petrol lawnmower did well at £320.

In rugs and carpets, a Persian Tabriz rug sold to the internet at £500. Not far behind, a Kerman carpet did well at £420 with the internet. At the same level, an antique hand-woven Arts & Crafts carpet of Donegal style sold to the internet.

Among the furniture, a limed oak domed top wardrobe sold for £550. An oak framed Victorian armchair, possibly ex-Lowther, stirred up the room competition at £420.

An Australian mid-century Jarrah wood sideboard sold to the internet at £340. An oak framed Victorian day bed did well at £200.

Our next sale is our 26th February Curated auction, featuring an Act of Parliament Clock, an enamel farming sign and a lifetime collection of over 200 vesta cases. The catalogue is online now!

Our next Carousel & Interiors auction is 4th March Ceramics & Glass. Entries are accepted 24th-26th February.

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