Highlights from our September Fine Art Sale

These large, rare Royal Doulton prototype witch and wizard character jugs, both modelled in the 1980s by William K Harper and sporting a not for resale back stamp, sold for £3100 and £3000 respectively at our September online auction earlier this month

Our live online auction this month took place over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September and featured an exciting array of items, from furniture and other household items to a very large assortment of rare pottery pieces and a large selection of jewellery too.

Plenty of lots from our 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.

Of interest to many was the large section of clocks and watches for auction, of which the ones highlighted below are just a small selection. Many of the clock and watch lots available in this auction came from the personal collection of Cliff Price AKA Cliff the Clock, who sadly passed away earlier this year. You can find out more about his legacy and some of the clocks from his collection here.

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust gentleman's wristwatch, featuring stainless steel and 18ct gold with a white dial and Jubilee bracelet, complete with its original box, guarantee, spare links and paperwork

Lot 1198 was a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust gentleman's wristwatch, featuring stainless steel and 18ct gold with a white dial and Jubilee bracelet, complete with its original box, guarantee, spare links and paperwork. Originally estimated to sell for £1000-£2000, it sold for a staggering £3100 at our September auction

A 19th-century floor standing Regulator clock, and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-king precision gentleman’s wristwatch, both sold at auction by Potteries Auctions

Lot 822 (left) was a 19th-century floor standing Regulator clock that sold for a brilliant £2300, while Lot 1199 – a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-king precision gentleman’s wristwatch – surpassed its £500-£1000 estimate and sold for £1900 at our September auction

An Omega Seamaster 18ct gold gentleman’s automatic wristwatch, an 18ct Waltham gold half hunter pocket watch and a Lemania WWII military WW2 RAF wristwatch

(L-R) Lot 1202 - an Omega Seamaster 18ct gold gentleman’s automatic wristwatch with a 9ct gold bracelet. Lot 1263 - an 18ct Waltham gold half hunter pocket watch with top winder. Lot 1245 – a Lemania WWII military WW2 RAF wristwatch. All three of these timepieces each sold for a very impressive £1400 at our September Fine Art sale

It wasn’t just clocks and watches, however, that drew a lot of attention at auction. There was also a selection of jewellery that piqued plenty of people’s interest, but the star of the show was definitely Lot 1386 (below), a 5ct certified diamond single stone Solitaire and platinum ring that sold for an astronomical £11,200 at auction!

A 5ct certified diamond single stone Solitaire and platinum ring that sold for an astronomical £11,200 at auction with Potteries Auctions

This 9ct gold charm bracelet set with 16 charms sold for £1500 on the Sunday of the Potteries Auctions September Fine Art sale

This 9ct gold charm bracelet set with 16 charms (Lot 1439) sold for £1500 on the Sunday of our Fine Art auction

We also saw a large quantity of rare pottery pieces from famous names such as Martin Brothers, Royal Doulton and Beswick pass through our saleroom this month, many of which proved to be extremely popular and did very well at auction. Check out some of the best performing lots below.

An 18th century Chinese Pomegranate Flambe vase and a rare Royal Doulton Lambeth stoneware model entitled ''Failure of Pears Soap'' by George Tinworth

Lot 1104 – a 18th century Chinese Pomegranate Flambe vase – sold for an astounding £4700 at our September auction, while Lot 399 was a rare Royal Doulton Lambeth stoneware model entitled ''Failure of Pears Soap'' by George Tinworth that sold for £2700

A Martin Brothers stoneware vase and Martin Brothers stoneware smiling musician imp figure

Lot 739 was a beautiful Martin Brothers stoneware vase that sold for a spectacular £3700, while Lot 741, a Martin Brothers stoneware smiling musician imp figure, was set to go under the hammer for £750-£1500 but sold for a wonderful £2500 our September Fine Art auction

A Royal Doulton prestige Charge of the Light Brigade model, designed and modelled by Alan Maslankowski, and a Beswick Swishtail horse in painted white gloss

Lot 249 was a Royal Doulton prestige Charge of the Light Brigade model, designed and modelled by Alan Maslankowski, that sold for £2300. Lot 493 – a Beswick Swishtail horse in painted white gloss – was estimated to sell for £200-£400 but ultimately sold for a brilliant £1600

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, email us for an appointment [email protected]auctions.com or call us on +44 (0)1782 638100 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. 

Our next sale is scheduled for 27th September at the Cobridge site where we will be accepting viewings by appointment and will invite limited numbers of participants in the bidding room.  Our next Silverdale online auction is scheduled for 9th October, details of which will be published to our Upcoming Auctions page very soon.

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