We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming Interiors sale on Monday 20th October. The auction includes the usual diverse selection of jewellery, clocks & watches, silver, pictures, furniture, textiles, militaria, musical instruments, ceramics & works of art.
Highlights include a pair of 18ct diamond and enamel cufflinks (Lot 16, £200-300), a 19th century oak longcase clock by J Knight of Coggeshall (Lot 176, £300-500) and a 19th century mahogany Davenport, c1860 (Lot 148, £150-250).
Ceramics are particularly strong, represented by some good early examples such as a Royal Doulton figure, ‘The Jester’ HN1702, issue 1935-1949 (Lot 294, £200-300) which looks sure to follow in the footsteps of a rare Doulton Lambeth figure of ‘Madame Pompadour’ by John Broad which sold in our last Interiors sale for £420. Other notable examples in Monday’s auction include a quantity of good quality Beatrix Potter figures, Beswick, Royal Albert & Moorcroft, as well as a fine Wedgwood bull, circa 1941 (Lot 275, £80-120).
Pictures are also in abundance with works by some well listed artists gracing the saleroom walls, as well as examples by talented but lesser known painters such as local artist Clarence Crawford (b. 1937) whose atmospheric landscapes (Lot 143, £100-200) provide a striking addition to the eclectic range on offer.
Crawford’s paintings which amongst the sale highlights of our last auction on Monday 6th October. A highly detailed portrait of Frank Bruno realised £320 whilst a colourful depiction of a Venetian regatta made £190. Other notable sales included a Victorian medal group to Sergeant Thomas Stevens, 31st Foot Regiment, comprising a China medal, Taku Fort Bar, Crimea medal, Sebastopol Bar, Army LSGC, Turkish Crimea medal and Sutlej Campaign Medal which was knocked down to an internet bidder for a healthy £1,000. However, it was a musical instrument that stole the show – a 19th century cased violin together with 3 bows generated significant interest on the telephones and internet before selling to a room bidder for £2,000.
Our next Interiors sale is on Monday 3rd November.