Our 24th April Curated Auction did well, with quite a few lots exceeding expectations!

The most wanted lot pre-sale didn’t disappoint, consigned from an Essex vendor on holiday in the lakes! An Edward Hersey (b. 1948) oil painting depicting a Farmyard scene with chicken, signed, in gilt swept frame had two telephone bidders and a commission bid competing! One of the telephone bidders won at £1,250!

Most valuable among the furniture, A William IV mahogany circular Rent/Library table consigned from a Cumbrian stately home, also received plenty of telephone and commission interest. Fitted with four real and four dummy drawers, one real drawer fitted with writing slope, it featured leaf capped bulbous column and platform base with paw feet. The telephone bidder won out at £1,000!

The collection of Royal Worcester performed well, all consigned by a retiring collector. A Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Stork’ vase painted by Walter Powell, with a green printed mark and date code for 1913, was snapped up by a commission bidder at £900! A ‘Highland Cattle’ vase painted by Harry Stinton with a green printed mark and date code for 1908 sold for £440.

Six pieces of Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Fruit’ miniatures did well, collectively selling for £525!

Most valuable among the selection of silver pin cushions, an extremely rare Edward VII ‘Recumbent Camel’ pin cushion by Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1903 sold for £800! A rare Edward VII silver and mother of pearl ‘Donkey & Cart’ pin cushion and basket by Adie & Lovekin, Birmingham 1909 sold to a telephone bidder for £420! The ‘Golden Pheasant’ pin cushion by Sampson Mordan & Co, Chester 1905 sold for £340! A ‘Hedgehog’ pin cushion by Levi & Salaman, Birmingham 1904 sold for £190.

Several modern silver miniature tea sets did well. A George VI four-piece tea and coffee service with tray by Barker Brothers, Birmingham 1950/51 sold for £100 to the internet. Two Elizabeth II silver miniature sets did well collectively at £195.

Other examples of silver did well. A Victorian vinaigrette by Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1854 sold for £180. A George III silver pounce pot by William Bell, London 1816, sold for £150!

Sourced from a vendor in Dalston, a Balinese carved and painted wooden figure of Garuda and Wisnu did well at £280 to the internet!

Most valuable among the jewellery, a 18ct gold and platinum mounted diamond solitaire ring, approx. 0.3ct sold for £170 to the internet!

A A.W. Rich (1856-1921) ‘On The Canal’, Rickmansworth, signed with label verso sold for £80.

This sale also featured a large collection of framed early 19th Century Lakeland sketches and poems. Consigned by a South Lakes vendor who had originally purchased them from an auction in Penrith in 1980, most popular among the collection was ‘By Grasmire’, together with contemporaneous ink verse titled St John’s Vale and framed as one sold for £80 to the internet.

Our next auction is 1st May, featuring Wines & Spirits, Interiors & Clearance.

The next auction we’re accepting entries for is 15th May, featuring Vintage Toys, Collectables, Interiors & Clearance. You can bring your items to us on Friday 3rd May, Tuesday 7th May and Wednesday 8th May.

We hope to see you for our next sale!


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