Highlights from our January Online Auction

This limited edition Lorna Bailey Cream Egg The Cat figure was our top lot this month, well surpassing its £20-£40 estimate and finding a home for £300!

Our first auction of 2021 took place this month over Friday 8th and Saturday 9th January and featured an exciting array of items, from furniture and household items to a large assortment of rare pottery pieces and dinnerware, gold jewellery, and charming Art Deco pieces too.

Plenty of lots from our online auction live from the Silverdale Saleroom sold for a good price, so check out some of the highlights from our most recent auction below. Who knows? Maybe they’ll provide some inspiration if you have a valuation in mind.

A yellow-coloured metal Victorian chain and locket, and a large hallmarked 9ct gold locket with 9ct chain

The jewellery section of our sales always proves popular with our buyers, and this month was no exception. This yellow-coloured metal Victorian chain and locket (top) sold for £160, while this Hallmarked 9ct gold large locket with 9ct chain (bottom) sold for an impressive £260

A set of three French Art Deco face mask wall plaques

This pretty unique set of three French Art Deco face mask wall plaques, marked Paris and dated 1914, piqued plenty of interest and eventually sold for a wonderful £240

As always, we saw a large quantity of rare pottery pieces from famous names such as Beswick, Moorcroft and Royal Doulton pass through our saleroom, as well as plenty of highly sought-after dinnerware. Check out some of the best performing lots below.

A Moorcroft Blue Rhapsody slim vase, a limited edition Moorcroft A Clouded Clearing vase, and a Moorcroft Sweetness vase

We had a very large selection of Moorcroft pottery lots go under the hammer this month that attracted many interested buyers. (L-R) Lot 174 was a Moorcroft Blue Rhapsody slim vase that sold for £150, Lot 236 was a limited edition Moorcroft A Clouded Clearing vase that went for £260, and Lot 237 a Moorcroft Sweetness vase that was sold for £150

A Moorcroft Viola vase, a Moorcroft Anna Lily vase, and a Moorcroft Sissons Gallery Chislaine vase

Lot 239 was a Moorcroft Viola vase that attracted a hammer price of £160, Lot 242 was a Moorcroft Anna Lily vase that sold for £150, while Lot 246 was a Moorcroft Sissons Gallery Chislaine vase that attracted a final sale price of £180

A limited edition Moorcroft Pansy decorated Biscuit Barrel, and a Moorcroft Au Lait Patterned Trio

It wasn’t just Moorcraft vases, however, that kept people bidding. Lot 170 was a lovely limited edition Moorcroft Pansy decorated Biscuit Barrel that sold for an impressive £170, and Lot 190 was a Moorcroft Au Lait Patterned Trio that went for a very respectable £150

A 24-piece collection of Snowman nursery ware that included a cruet set, nursery mobile set, set of plates, egg cups, bowls, dishes and more

This 24-piece collection of Snowman nursery ware that included a cruet set, nursery mobile set, set of plates, egg cups, bowls, dishes and more, that sold for a wonderful £200 this past weekend

A large seconds collection of Royal Old Country Rose items that included 73 pieces and featured rimmed bowls, coffee and tea sets, dinner plates and more

This large seconds collection of Royal Old Country Rose items included 73 pieces and featured rimmed bowls, coffee and tea sets, dinner plates and more, eventually selling for a brilliant £190

A collection of Beswick Top Cat figures that included Top Cat, Officer Dibble with a truncheon, Spook, Benny, Choo Choo, Brain and Fancy Fancy

Pottery character figures were another area of interest for our bidders at our January auction. This lot of boxed Beswick Top Cat figures included Top Cat, Officer Dibble with a truncheon, Spook, Benny, Choo Choo, Brain and Fancy Fancy and sold for £170

A collection of four Royal Doulton Guinness advertising toucans

This great collection of four Royal Doulton Guinness advertising toucans, all in mint condition with boxes and certificates, sold for £180

If you have items for auction, get in touch and we can help you with a valuation. Talk to our team of experts who will be able to give you an accurate auction estimate on a range of items from household goods to antiques. You can join us at one of our valuation days (lockdown permitting), email us for an appointment [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Our next Cobridge auction is scheduled for 31st January and our next Silverdale auction is scheduled for 12th-13th February. The details for both will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page in the coming weeks.

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If you can't come in and see us in person but would like to submit items for auction or valuation, send us an email to [email protected] with details and a photograph (eg make, model, model number, measurements, condition) and one of our experts will provide information and auction estimates. Alternatively, give us a call on 01782 638100 to arrange an appointment.

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