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JANUARY 28TH FINE ART SALE REPORT

9 February 2012

 

Our first Fine Art Sale of 2012 presented a promising start to the year.

 

The sale commenced with a selection of books with particular interest in the Collection of Jackson's Oxford Journals and A Collection of the Oxford Chronicle which sold for £120 and £70 respectively. 

 

There were a number of entries in the Metalware section which met great demand from buyers in the sale room. A late 18th century/ 19th century church bell sold for £180, a pair of late 19th century cast bronze figures of a lady and gentlemen sold for £280, and a late 19th century/ early 20th century bronze figure of a South American boy wearing a straw hat and carrying a corn basket by Alois Mayer sold for £950.

 

Above Left: A late 18th century/ 19th century church bell sold for £180. Above Right: A bronze figure of a South American boy wearing a straw hat by Alois Mayer realised £950.

 

There were some interesting entries in the Clocks and Instruments section with a late 18th century eight day longcase clock, signed Richard Gunter, London, realising £1,850, and a late 18c English fusee dial clock signed Delafons, Royal Exchange, London realising £4,000.

 

As always there was a large entry in the Treen and Boxes section. Lot 38, a 19th century ebonised boullework and coloured enamel decorated travelling box containing bottles and jars, sold for £120, a Victorian black lacquered papier mache tea tray of serpentine form sold for £240, and a 19th century rosewood cribbage box containing period playing cards with ivory markers, sold for £120.

 

 

Above Left: A 19th century ebonised boullework and coloured enamel travelling box sold for £120. Above Right: A Victorian black lacquered tea tray realised £240

 

Other items of interest included an early 19th century English pocket watch by Edward Prior (1800-1868) which realised £1,120, a pair of late 19th century pink glass opaque white cut overlay scent bottles selling for £420, and an early 19th century Wedgwood Rosso Antico teapot, cover and stand realising £500. In the Oil Paintings section, The Study of a Horse, Sunshine, by H.M. Bryant sold for £1,000 and A Scene from the Battle of Naseby by Thomas Peploe realised an impressive £2,300.

 

Above Left: Edward Prior pocket watch (1800-1868) realised £1,120. Above Right: A Scene from the Battle of Naseby by Thomas Peploe sold for £2,300

 

The furniture section generated lots of interest. Items in particular were an Edwardian Sheraton style satinwood bureau bookcase which sold for £1,400 and a 19th century satinwood standing open breakfast bookcase which realised £2,600.

 

 Above: An Edwardian Sheraton style satinwood bureau bookcase which sold for £1,400.

 

Overall, the first sale of the year met a lot of interest and a good response from a wide range of buyers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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