Highlights from our March Fine Art Sale

This 96-piece collection of Aynsley Georgian Cobalt patterned tea coffee and dinner ware sold for a wonderful £2,100 at our March Fine Art sale this past weekend

Our Fine Art sale this month took place over Friday 12th and Saturday 13th March and featured an exciting array of items, from dinnerware and other household items to a very large assortment of rare pottery pieces, gold jewellery, and even tribal art 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 rare Royal Doulton prototype large character jug of Neil Armstrong

The top selling lot of this month’s auction was this rare Royal Doulton prototype large character jug of Neil Armstrong, which sold for an amazing £3,900 on the Friday of our online auction. The Astronaut, modelled by Timothy Pots in 2008, was proposed for the 2009 character jug of the year but was never put into production.

A 9ct gold bracelet, complete with 20 9ct gold charms including a Concorde, Toby jug, miner’s lamp and more

This gorgeous 9ct gold bracelet, complete with 20 9ct gold charms including a Concorde, Toby jug, miner’s lamp and more, sold for an impressive £1,900.

A Tribal art collection that contains bronze, brass and glass bangles, including a white metal ornate Buddha bangle, plus various Chinese bronze disks and more

This exciting Tribal art lot contained a good collection of bronze, brass and glass bangles, including a white metal ornate Buddha bangle, plus various Chinese bronze disks and more! It certainly piqued the interest of our buyers and ultimately sold for a staggering £1,600.

As always, pottery pieces proved very popular at auction this month and we saw a large quantity of rare pottery, including vases and figurines from famous names such as Beswick, Royal Doulton and Ruskin as well as various Chinese porcelain, pass through our saleroom and fetch some amazing prices. Check out some of the best performing lots below.

An early Chinese porcelain Flambe vase, and a Chinese porcelain vase decorated with swallows and blossoms

We had some stunning Chinese porcelain pieces go under the hammer, including these two vases. This early Chinese porcelain Flambe vase (left) sold for £1,600, while this Chinese porcelain vase, decorated with swallows and blossoms, sold for an outstanding £2,600.

A collection of Chinese Crackle glazed vases

This collection of Chinese Crackle glazed vases sold for an impressive £1,400.

A Beswick prototype model of Queen Elizabeth on a Skewbald coloured horse, and a Beswick Huntsman on a horse

Beswick horses are always a firm favourite with our buyers. Lot 495 (left) is a Beswick prototype model of Queen Elizabeth on a Skewbald coloured horse, while Lot 468 (right) is a Beswick Huntsman on a horse. Both lots sold for an amazing £1,300 each at our March Fine Art auction.

A Ruskin high fired speckled Souffle glaze vase, and a Ruskin high fired tazza Speckled grey glaze vase

These beautiful Ruskin vases also did very well under the hammer this month, with high fired speckled Souffle glaze vase (left) selling for £1,300, and this high fired tazza Speckled grey glaze vase (right) selling for £1,000.

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. 

The next online auction from our Cobridge saleroom is a timed auction taking place from Monday 22nd - Sunday 28th March, and our next auction from our Silverdale saleroom is set for Friday 9th and Saturday 10th April, the details of which will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page very soon.

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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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