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Top 25 Highest Selling Lots

Debbie Porter

Our first Antique, Rare Pottery & Fine Art Sale of 2017 took place on Saturday 11th February and was extremely well attended despite a flutter of early morning snowflakes.

The sale comprised of over 1100 lots of exceptional variety with the star lots of the day consisting of a number of pieces of Oriental Qing Dynasty white jade. The top selling lot was Lot 894 – Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) A Chinese white Jade Lingzhi pendant, which sold for £6,200.00, followed by Lots 896 and 897 which realised £4,000.00 and £3,800.00 respectively.

Another area of the sale that made consistantly high prices was the jewellery with Lot 1084, a beautiful gold necklace set with sapphires and diamonds, and Lot 1068, the Rolex Gents Cellini wristwatch, both selling for £2,700.00 each. A proof set of gold coins “Krugerrand Set” realised £1,700.00 and Lot 1041 which consisted of three gold full sovereigns sold for £800.00. 

Next came thirty plus paintings, with Lot 275, an oil painting by Fr J Ostermann selling for £480.00 and Lot 301 an oil painting by AFJ Vermeulen sd Breda 1850, making £800.00. Amongst the furniture, a beautiful Queen Anne reproduction three drawer dresser base, had many bidders interested in this piece, which sold for £480.00.

There were some interesting Royal Doulton pieces including a rare Jan Van Riebeeck loving cup that realised £1,550.00, a Doulton Lambeth stoneware Fairy lamp base, made £260.00.  A selection of Burslem vases, self-pouring teapots and a very rare Titanium vase decorated with Pochard Ducks which realised £240.00.  Overall the Royal Doulton in this sale did extremely well.

Lot 91A

We had an enormous selection of Royal Crown Derby, again with some special and rare items, such as Lot 342, a Gypsy Caravan, The Ledge Wagon, which was a limited edition for Goviers and sold for £320.00.

Another very large section of our sale consisted of several items of Masons of which Lot 605, a large collection of Masons Mandalay dinnerware items and this lot fetched £400.00.

The Wade Pottery section of the sale proved to be very busy with a lot of interest from both the room and online as Lot 619, the rare Wade cellulose clock ‘Bashful’ from the Walt Disney Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, is a rarely seen item.  This actually sold for £780.00.  The other rare piece, Lot 629, the Wadeheath Donald Duck milk jug realised £340.00.  Another highlight was the Set of Golly musicians made for Robertson’s Jam sold for £300.00.

 Lot 629

Moorcroft was ever popular with Lot 745, a large signed and dated William Moorcroft exhibition flambe vase decorated in the Wisteria design realising £2,000.00.  A MacIntyre Florian vase fetched £1,050.00 and a William Moorcroft MacIntyre miniature tyg vase made £820.00.  The sale finished at 8.45pm and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.  

 Lot 894

 Lot 896

 Lot 897

 Lot 1084 

Lot 301

We are currently looking for entries for our next Fine Art Sale which will be held in June 2017, if you would like to enter items into this sale, please contact us for further information on 01782 638100.

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