Our Summer Sale achieved incredible results, proving that PFK is the place to sell! With a range of interesting lots both modern and a selection of rare antiques consigned by vendors across the country – with one very large clearance in Barrow – the sale attracted bidders globally!
Consigned to us from a vendor in Anglesey, a signed watercolour by Michel Jean Cazabon (1813-1888) will travel back to its roots in Trinidad, a striking portrait of a British ship at anchor in Trinidad/Tobago, after a hard-won battle against a phone bidder, also from Trinidad. The victory was with the commission bid at £27,000, soaring well past its original estimate of £7,000-10,000!
Another item which attracted interest from further afield was the Morris chair, the Victorian walnut armchair designed by Morris & Co, consigned to us from Penruddock where it was long cherished. The chair breezed past its £600-800 estimate with fierce internet bidding from Australia and London at £7,600 to the Australian bidder!
In Royal Worcester, an ewer painted with Highland Cattle by Harry Stinton, signed with date code for 1911 and shape 1587 received competitive bidding from both online bidders and in the room. The internet won out at £1,700 to a UK buyer! Another depicting Highland Cattle, this time by John Stinton, a two-handled lidded vase with lobed body, signed, date code for 1905, shape G790, had a room bidder battling it out against the internet. The room bid won at £1,500! A Worcester blue and white lidded ‘Mansfield’ pattern mustard pot, circa 1770, soared past its estimated £60-80 at £180.
From the same vendor, a choice selection of silver performed well! A George III silver meat skewer by Solomon Royes, London 1820, sold for £110. A pair of George V solid silver coffee and hot water pots of Queen Anne design, by Lionel A Crichton, London 1919 & 1920 sold for £440.
An intricate early Victorian silver double-sided ‘Castle Top’ card case, finely relief cast and chastened with view thought to be Windsor Castle, by Taylor & Perry, Birmingham 1842, sold for £420 to a buyer in New Zealand.
A rare Edwardian silver Rifle Brigade Officer’s whistle of William IV design, belt attachment fittings, belcher chain and lion mask plate, by specialist military makers Joseph Jennens & Co, Birmingham 1906 sold for £360 to the internet, above its estimated £180-220! The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own) formed in 1800, amalgamated to form the Royal Green Jackets 1966, this example presumably commissioned in 1906 to replace an antique example lost.
In the jewellery section, Georg Jensen jewellery fetched healthy prices. A silver oyster brooch, designed by Nanna Ditzel with onyx pearl to centre sold for £200 to a commission buyer in Wales, while a silver haematite oval ring, No. 46A sold for £130 to an internet buyer from New Zealand. The silver ‘Moonlight Grapes’ pendant with matching original chain sold for £200, just above its £130-150 estimate.
An 18ct gold diamond cluster ring, the face formed of 15 round and baguette cut diamonds sold for £400 to a telephone bidder. A damaged white metal mounted carved carnelian and citrine bracelet, along with a Royal Academy of Music bronze medallion and a quantity of costume jewellery and watches soared past its £120-160 estimate at £260 to an internet bidder!
Most valuable among the KSIA selection was two tea caddies, which overturned its estimated £40-60 at £200!
A collection of banknotes to include a Bank of Westmorland £10 note and three white £5 notes and others shot past the estimate of £100-150 at £360 to an internet bidder!
An Enid Blyton 1st reprint of Child Whispers, published by Saville & Co, London, 1923, with dustwrapper attracted plenty of interest, with the internet against a telephone bidder. The telephone won out at £320, well above the £100-150 estimate!
An oil painting by Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897) consigned from Langwathby ‘A scene from Ivanhoe’, possibly depicting The Black Knight (King Richard) learning about the capture of Robin of Locksley and volunteering his assistance for the besiegement of the Castle of Torquilstone, sold for £1,750.
A bottle of Chateau Petrus Pomerol 1953, from the same vendor as the bottle we had consigned in December, sold for £1,700!
Sent for sale by the executors of an estate in Barrow, an immense Celestron CGEM series telescope with electronic tripod base and accessories, sold for £1,300 to the internet!
From the same estate, we had a selection of Canon camera equipment and electricals. The camera equipment fetched some healthy prices! A EOS1D MK II N digital SLR camera and 100mm macro lens sold for £200. A Ultrasonic 17-40mm lens and EW-83E hood received competitive fierce internet bidding, overturning the estimated £60-80 at £160! A 70-200mm telephoto lens with Hoya filter, ET-86 hood sold for £420, well above the £200-300 estimate. A 100-400mm telephoto lens this time with a Hama filter and ET-83C hood, sold for £360. A MR-14EX macro ring light shot past its £10-20 estimate at £120. Two flashguns, 550EX and 580EXII Speedlite sold for £120, well above the estimated £20-30.
The electrical items all did well. A Cyclotricity electric bicycle, modified to have no speed limit, along with a Limar bicycle helmet, received plenty of interest and a few test rides! It breezed past its £150-200 estimate at £340! A Samsung RSG5MUBP American style fridge freezer sold for £200. A Sony TV and remote sold for £110, well above its £20-40 estimate.
The LG OLED 65-inch TV, with remote attracted plenty of attention and sold for £650.
Carpet and rug prices are trending from our previous sales. An Afghan carpet with three rows of eight guls, 10ft x 7ft 8ins, sold for £190. A Caucasian rug woven with landscape above arches, 145cm x 110cm, sold to an internet bidder for £100, just above the estimated £50-70. A modern Persian carpet of Isfahan design sold for £100.
Both antique and modern furniture drew in a wide selection of bidders. Most wanted after the Morris chair was an 18th Century oak bureau bookcase, featuring original fielded panelled doors, the base with central well, sold to a local room bidder at £1,000. A brown leather and fabric L shaped corner settee received a flurry of bids and sold for £110 to the room.
In the garden section, a hardwood garden bench sold for £100 to a commission bid, just above the estimated £50-70. A painted wrought iron garden obelisk shot past its £30-40 estimate at £100 to an internet bidder. Lot 302, a group of four composite garden figures sold for £120 to a commission bidder.
Our next sale is 22nd August, Interiors featuring Transport. Entries are accepted 13-15th August. The following sale is 29th August, our on-site auction in Anglesey, the details of which will follow on our website.
We hope to see you for our next sale!