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October 25th 2013 Fine Art Sale Results

25 October 2013

 

Our October Fine Art sale attracted a great deal of pre-sale interest and, true to form, many of the interesting and unusual items entered achieved exceptional prices on sale day.  

 

A snapshot of results include:

 

  • Lot 26, a Mahouts steel ankus or hook, £580
  • Lot 64, a Peter Turnerelli 1775/1839 George III marble portrait bust, £6,000
  • Lot 66, Adolfo Cipriani 1880/1930 marble bust of a classical maiden, £2,400
  • Lot 107, a new and correct globe of the earth by J Senex Frs, £4,400
  • Lot 108, a 19C Newton's 3inch improved pocket celestial globe, £3,500
  • Lot 109, a new Terrestrial pocket globe by Nathanial Hill, 1754, £5,000
  • Lot 116, a Victorian Asprey burrwood veneered gentleman's travelling box, £680
  • Lot 129, a late Georgian pearwood pear shaped tea caddy, £1,100
  • Lot 219, a Meiji ivory figure, £1,000

 

The sale room was well attended with silver and jewellery buyers who rewarded vendors with some great prices. Notable results in this section include: Lot 265, a gold diamond daisy set ring, £1,400, Lot 294, a rare George I Hanoverian pattern, long handled table spoon, £500, and Lot 323, a pair of George III wine bottle coasters, £480.

 

We also had many overseas buyers attending the sale and our Oriental Ceramics section was full of surprises: Lot 333, two 18c Chinese famille rose teapots and covers, sold for £1,500, Lot 334, a Chinese famille rose saucer dish, £600, Lot 335, a pair of famille verte plates, £2,600, Lot 338, a pair of jars and covers painted with flowers and leaves, £15,000, Lot 341, a pair of Oriental baluster vases, £1,300, and Lot 343, a Kutani baluster vase, £6,200.

 

Above Left: Lot 335, a pair of famille verte plates, £2,600. Above Right: Lot 338, a pair of jars and covers painted with flowers and leaves, £15,000.

 

Entries in the European section were also in demand with Lot 369, a pair of Nantgarw dessert plates, selling for £1,080, Lot 375, a Flight Barr & Barr Worcester plate, £500, and Lot 390, a pair of 19c Vienna porcelain chargers, £480.

 

  

Above Left: Lot 369, pair of Nantgarw dessert plates, £1,080. Above Right: Lot 390, pair of 19c Vienna porcelain chargers, £480.

 

The buoyant demand for Oriental associated items continued in the Needlework Pictures, Textiles, Maps and Prints section, with items of particular interest including: Lot 400, a 19c Oriental sleeve panel, £3,800, a particularly fine needlework Lot 404, a mid 18c silkwork picture of a shepherd and shepherdess, £3,300.  The bubble then burst as we moved into the pictures and prints but some fair prices were recorded despite this.

 

 Above: Lot 404, a mid 18c silkwork picture of a shepherd and shepherdess, £3,300. 

 

Fair trade was recorded in the furniture section. Examples include: Lot 553, a George III mahogany small chest, £650, Lot 555, a late 17c style oak plank top refectory dining table, £520, Lot 572, a Regency mahogany serpentine sideboard, £1,200, Lot 611, a William IV mahogany show frame serpentine sofa, £600, and Lot 618, a Georgian mahogany chest on chest of narrow proportion, £700.

 

Above: Lot 611, a William IV mahogany show frame serpentine sofa, £600.

 

All in all, this sale proved that if we get the quality, we get the prices; the market seeks the best in all categories.

Tring Market Auctions offers competitive buying and selling charges.
Please see details on our website.

 

The next Fine Art Sale will be held on January 24th 2014

All entries and enquiries welcome.

 

 

 

 

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