FINE & RARE – THE LAKE DISTRICT SALE , 9TH & 10TH AUGUST 2017
Our Fine & Rare auction on 9th & 10th August was a collector’s cabinet of treasures, achieving a healthy hammer total of £65,000.
Silver and jewellery sections were mostly keenly contested, result highlights including an Art Deco platinum and diamond brooch by Lacloche Freres selling for £2,500 to a telephone bidder, whilst a stunning 1.5ct solitaire diamond ring sold to a local buyer in the room for £1,750.
Amongst the silver, £550 was paid by a determined bidder in the room for a good George V period silver double inkstand with bloodhound mounts and original inkwells, whilst a pair of American silver entrée dishes and covers made £650, selling to an internet bidder.
Local paintings sold strongly, with £640 bid for a well executed painting of the Solway Firth by Bertram Walter Priestman (1868-1951), whilst a watercolour of Foxgloves by renowned Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly (1918-1993) made £420.
Ceramics also performed well during the sale, with a collection of Royal Worcester all finding new homes for a total in excess of £2,000, highlight amongst which was a cylindrical vase painted with cattle by Harry Stinton selling at £440. Also in the ceramics, a fine pair of 19th Century Staffordshire models of lions made £900 (selling to a London-based internet bidder), whilst an equally fine pair of early 20th Century Meissen models of parrots made £1,000, selling to a telephone bidder.
The sale also include quirky lots too – chief of these being an early 19th Century Brougham carriage by Eugene Girard of Paris, selling for £1,800 to a West Sussex internet bidder! A long journey home!
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