Newsletter 25th October 2013


Bird artwork auctionBoningtons` Essex saleroom is now open for viewing for its forthcoming Interiors sale on Monday 28th October. There are over 450 lots on offer including a significant selection of jewellery, silver, pictures, ceramics, furniture, clocks & watches, works of art, stamps and much more. There are a number of fine ceramic examples in excellent condition, notably a Royal Doulton Limited Edition large water jug `The Regency Coach` (Lot 396), part of a large single private collection of ceramics including numerous Royal Doulton examples by Charles Noke (1858-1941).

Other highlights include some fine Lladro and Royal Crown Derby pieces, as well as a Wedgewood Fairyland lustre bowl (Lot 374). As ever there are plenty of pictures on view with two significant private collections contributing to the eclectic mix of modern & old works – such as an intriguing portrait of a gentleman (Lot 145, pictured top right) in need of restoration! There is also an excellent range of furniture up for grabs such as A 19th century rosewood carved four-tier wot not (Lot 217), as well as some fine decorative 20th century examples, not least a large Japanese wooden lacquered four-panel screen with relief tree & bird decoration (Lot 216).

Other individual highlights include a 1902 Black Forest carved pipe rack with bird and fruit carving (Lot 274) and a beautiful 19th century rosewood music box (Lot 273) is sure to be music to the ears of collectors. One of the highlights of Boningtons` last Interiors sale was a James Bond 007 Cased Replica Limited Edition Golden Gun which realised £460, and there is a healthy selection of firearms in the present sale, not least A 19th century Smith and Wesson chrome tie up 5 shot rim-fire pearl grip revolver (Lot 252).

Other highlights from the previous auction included a selection of etching by Phil Greenwood (sold for £340), a large National Cash Register (sold for £260) and a high quality stamp collection (sold for £780). The catalogue for our upcoming auction of Fine Art & Antiques is now also available to view online. Fine Art sales at Boningtons are always hotly anticipated and the November 13th sale has some very important works on offer which are already attracting international interest. The selection of pictures in the sale is particularly strong with Lot 73, a watercolour by the famed illustrator Ronald Searle (pictured left), a standout example.