Our 20th February auction, Clocks, Pocket Watches, Scientific Instruments, Interiors & Clearance was a great success, with quite a few surprises!
Two items in the watch section were the most valuable. Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, an 18ct gold cased open faced pocket watch and silver case sold for £800 to a room bidder! A George IV mahogany balloon bracket clock by Ezekiel of Exeter also proved popular. Overhauled by Clock Tower Antiques in Morecambe last year, it came with its original key and winding handle, it sold for £800!
Pocket watches did well. Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, an 10ct gold cased half Hunter Waltham pocket watch sold for £380 to the room! Consigned from a house clearance in Grange, a striking 18th Century shagreen and gold coloured metal pair cased verge pocket watch did well. Made by Robert Green of Liverpool, the internet and the room battled it out. The room won at £320! An 18k gold Swiss open face ladies pocket watch sold to the internet at £280.
Most popular among the long-case clocks, a Thomas Milner, Wigan oak long case eight-day clock sold for £170. Not far behind, a 19th Century oak long-case by J King of Salterforth did well at £150.
Vintage mechanical wristwatches always do well in our auctions, and a 1950s Gents universal Pole Router (sold with another watch) sold well, selling to the internet for £360.
A Harding & Bazeley – Cheltenham spherical weight clock, no. 94 sold for £380 to the internet.
Consigned from the house clearance in Grange, a Victorian black slate mantel clock by Frodsham, of Egyptian revival design sold for £260.
Most valuable among the barometers, a Goldsmiths and Silversmiths barometer in a silver mounted case did well at £160.
A 19th Century brass theodolite sold for £160 to the room.
Most popular among the silver, a George III silver teapot, marked London 1789, possibly by John Robins, sold for £340 to the room! A silver three-piece bachelors tea set sold for £240 to the internet. Not far behind, an Edward VII silver hip flask sold for £220! Two hallmarked silver cockerels sold for £160!
Gold is fetching healthy prices! Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, a 9ct gold and yellow metal charm bracelet did well at £680! An 18ct gold diamond 3 stone ring, 0.7 carats sold for £480. A 9ct gold hollow stiff bracelet sold for £180 to the room! A pair of 14k cufflinks sold for £140 to the room.
Sovereigns are still popular with our room buyers. A 1893 Victoria sovereign with pendant mount sold for £250! A 1913 George V sovereign sold for £190. A 1892 Victoria shield back half-sovereign sold for £160.
We had a range of surprises across our miscellaneous items! A British Chess magazine issued Staunton pattern chess set and board proved popular at £420!
Chinese items are doing well. A Chinese teapot and Imari style plates sold for £280 to the room. A Sony Dynasty bowl and stand and ink block sold for £190! A hand-painted Famille Rose tea set sold to the internet for £180! A pair of Chinese snuff bottles sold at £120 to the internet!
A Grundig Super-Hi-Fi music system and LPs sold to the room at £160.
Wemyss ware is still popular. A pig with its foot restored exceeded expectations at £130 to the internet!
A J.F. Slater oil of a landscape scene did well at £220!
A Colman’s Mustard advertising print, with some damage, sold for £130!
Bechstein pianos always sell well in our auction. Consigned from a vendor in Appleby, an upright piano, model 8, missing its music stand captured the internet’s interest at £550!
Pine is still fetching healthy prices. Sourced from a vendor in Appleby, a farmhouse table with sycamore top proved popular at £380! A Regency press cupboard sold to the internet at £220. A large kitchen cupboard sold for £180.
Receiving plenty of pre-sale interest, an oak settle with carved panels sold to the internet for £360! A carved oak hall seated with a carved iron mask central boss did well at £190. Another item which attracted internet interest, a Regency ebonised and silvered stool, reportedly from the Chatsworth estate, sold for £300.
A pair of tartan covered armchairs attracted the internet’s attention at £220. Ten rush seated spindle back chairs sold for £170 to the internet.
Ercol is still popular at our saleroom! A dining table and six chairs sold for £220.
A G-Plan floating top teak dressing table sold for £190.
Consigned from a Keswick vendor, an oak Arts & Crafts glazed cupboard did well at £170.
A George III mahogany secretaire bookcase had the internet’s interest at £160.
Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, a Victorian walnut cylindrical pot cupboard caught the internet’s eye at £130!
Our next sale is The Eclectic Collector’s Curated auction on 27th February.
We hope to see you for our next sale!