Our 3rd October auction featuring Clocks, Pocket Watches and Scientific Instruments had a collection of clocks consigned by clock dealer G.K. Hadfield. Trading for over 50 years, all of these clocks had been restored and overhauled by a Fellow of the British Horological Institute. The highlight of the selection was a J. Gandy of Cockermouth thirty-hour oak longcase clock. After plenty of pre-sale interest, it sold for £1,100 to an internet bidder! Collectively, the lots sold for £3,810!

Two clocks from local makers did well. An 18th Century brass dial 30-hour longcase clock by William Porthouse of Penrith sold for £440 to a commission bidder. A George III oak 30-hour longcase clock by Hugh Lough of Penrith flew past its £300-500 estimate at £660 to a room bidder!

A 14k gold plated pocket watch and rosewood watch stand captured the internet’s attention, soaring past the £30-40 estimate at £320!

A 1960s Gents Omega Wristwatch was also popular, selling for £180 to an internet bidder.

Silver also fetched some healthy prices. A silver medal collection of Peter Scotts Birds by John Pinches flew past its £100-150 estimate at £500 to a room bidder! A silver coffee pot marked London 1853 by Daniel & Charles Houle, sold for £320, doubling its £100-150 estimate. 2 Elkington Plate White Star Line sugar bowls sold to an internet bidder for £150, well above the £20-30 estimate!

Gold is still doing well in our sales! A 15ct gold and agate ring had the internet competing against the room. The room won at £170! A 585 gold bi-colour diamond set ring sold for £230, well above the estimated £100-150. A small quantity of jewellery to include a 9ct ring which raced past its estimated £15-20 at £120! A 9ct gold watch chain with T bar and bloodstone fob sold for £160.

In Ceramics, a Maggie Angus Berkowitz Ceramic Cat and Bird Tile Display C1980’s sold for £220. Following on from our last sale, a quantity of Italian Spode sold above its estimate at £180. 5 Border Fine Arts Groups with some damage raced past the estimated £40-60 at £130. A quantity of general ceramics including Royal Doulton Flambe, Gouda etc shot past its estimated £20-40 at £120.

A range of miscellaneous items proved popular. 60 hand-coloured engravings circa 1860 of Morris’ Birds sold for £110. An antique Underwood plate camera captured the internet’s interest at £130. With plenty of pre-sale interest, a Mouseman oak cheese board sold to the internet at £220, well above the £50-100 estimate. A box of Aircraft magazines and memorabilia flew past its £30-40 estimate at £110. A box of adjustable brass desk lamps sold for £100.

Following on of the success of curtains in our previous sale, most popular was a pair of heavy curtains and pelmet, the internet winning at £160, well above the £30-50 estimate! A pair of cream and blue interlined Vanessa Arbuthnott curtains also did well, selling for £130. Two boxes of gold curtains and pelmets received plenty of pre-sale interest, selling to a room bid at £120, well above the £15-25 estimate!

Most popular among the selection of mirrors was an Art Deco mirror, racing past its £30-50 estimate at £110.

Two Chinese embroideries did well, generating Chinese online bidding interest, the room won one at £45 and the internet pipped the other at £110!

A watercolour of a shipping scene, attributed verso to Charles Napier Hemy sold for £130 to an internet buyer, well above the £50-80 estimate.

Furniture had quite a few surprises in store for us with oak as always doing well. A 18th Century 5 panel settle captured the internet’s interest at £170, above its £80-120 estimate. A small siesta carved dresser received a flurry of bids from the internet, selling for £170, well above the estimated £20-40! Receiving plenty of room interest, a wine table sold to a local buyer for £130. An Arts & Crafts table estimated at £20-40 sold for £110. A campaign style wardrobe sped past its estimated £100-200 estimate at £300!

A fitted collectors cabinet raced past its estimated 50-80 at £140.

Most popular among the chest of drawers was an Edwardian walnut 2/3 chest of drawers which sold for £100, above the £30-50 estimate.

Two cast iron campana urns had plenty of commission interest, selling at £130.

A large pine and pitch pine glazed bookcase sold for £340, well above its £100-150 estimate!

Most popular among upholstered furniture was a Stressless leather chair and stool, which sold for £150 to an internet buyer. Two wingback chairs flew past the estimated £30-40 at £100. A floral upholstered settee, estimated at £50-80 sold for £130!

A modern bedroom suite including two modern pine beds had several room bidders competing, soaring past the £20-30 estimate at £120.

We had three large sandstone troughs in the auction which did well, collectively selling for £355!

Our next sale is 17th October, featuring Vintage Wines & Spirits. Entries are accepted 8th-10 October.

We hope to see you then!


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