Our 16th October Oriental & Ethnographia auction attracted international interest and fantastic prices!

The highest selling lot came from a private vendor in Penrith, booking all of our telephone lines and attracting plenty of competition! The Chinese blue and white cauldron with a sonorous stone mark was snapped up by an internet bidder from China for £3,600!

Chinese items did well overall. A large 19th Century Canton Famille Rose plate sold to an internet bidder for £280. A pair of blue and white porcelain dishes with character marks to their bases sold at the same level. An early 20th Century Cantonese bowl did well at £120.

Most valuable among the jewellery, a gent’s 18ct gold diamond gypsy ring 1.4cts approx. had plenty of room interest, selling for £2,200! A 9ct gold Longines wristwatch (1951) with an ostrich leather strap sold for £400 to the internet!

Most popular among the silver, a silver teapot and George III silver stand sold to the room for £320.

Sourced from a vendor in Kirkby Stephen, a 1849 Baccarat scattered millefiori paperweight sold for £1,600 to a bidder in Vienna!

An unusual Dunhill cigarette lighter in the form of a silver-plated boxed ruler did well with a commission bidder at £190!

From a vendor in Greystoke, a 9ct gold mounted pocket knife created plenty of room competition, selling for £160! From the same vendor, a 9ct gold and enamel horse jumper bar brooch sold for £120.

We had two lots of Nikon cameras in, both of which did well. A Nikon F70 camera together with a Nikkor lens, a Skylight lens and others sold for £140. At the same level, a Nikon F801 SLR and quantity of lenses etc did well with the room at £140.

A travelling pistol with Damascus barrel by Wilson of Liverpool sold to a room bid for £260. From the same vendor, a 1796 light cavalry sabre did well at £220.

Most wanted among the instruments, an Ozark 6-string guitar sold to the internet for £180! An internet bidder snapped up a Lafleur imported by Boosey & Hawkes silver-plated saxophone at £140.

From a house clearance, a regency work box did well at £130. A pair of birds eye maple frames did well with the room at £120. A Mappin & Webb brass J-Glass carriage clock sold to the internet for £110.

Two watercolours in particular did well. An Ennion watercolour of a dipper sold to the room for £360. The same buyer snapped up a similar watercolour of a pheasant by the same artist for £175.

Most valuable among the furniture, a Victorian glazed rosewood bookcase sold to an online bidder for £550!

Other Victorian items also did well. A mahogany figured chest of drawers sold for £220. A figured mahogany wardrobe proved popular with the internet at £190.

Edwardian items were popular! An internet bidder snapped up an inlaid breakfront sideboard for £360. From a house clearance, an Arts & Crafts walnut wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cupboard did well at £220.

An oak Jacobean design chest on stand sold to the room for £400.

A pair of George III design tray-top bedside cabinets attracted plenty of internet interest at £300.

Forming our ‘Peaky Blinders’ inspired office display, 18 mahogany and glass decorative doors/panelling did well with the internet at £220.

Stressless armchairs are still doing well. A blue leather swivel armchair and footstool sold to the internet at £190.

Following on from our last auction’s success with wine racks, two with some damage sold for £220.

From a house clearance, a pair of retro ‘disc’ heaters and a cylindrical lamp sold to the internet for £160.

Our next sale is 30th October Wines & Spirits, Interiors & Clearance. We’ll be accepting items 18th, 21st-23rd October.

For free valuation and sale advice, give us a ring on 01768 890 781 or email us at info@pfkauctions.co.uk

We hope to see you for the sale!


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