The January Auction Sale Report

The January Auction Sale Report

Dawsons first sale of the decade

Our first sale of the decade saw a great start to the year for Dawsons, with a select sale of antiques, fine art, and jewellery and the contents of several large London homes.


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The sale began with paintings and the bidding got started right away with bids coming in from internet bidders, and telephone bidders from across the world. Lot 3, a beautiful portrait of a young woman in the manner of Herman Van Der Mijn (1684-1741, Dutch), sold for £5,100. A fine oil painting depicting a scene of musicians in the snow by Polish artist Franciszek Streitt (1839-1890) sold for £5,100.

 

Franciszek Streitt (1839-1890) Polish - Musicians in the snow

 

In the decorative arts department, we were delighted to handle the sale of a beautiful George III Chippendale style chinoiserie wall mirror which sold for £3,000. A Russian bronze sculpture after Eugene Lanceray (1848-1886), modelled as a Cossack bidding farewell to his lover, sold for £4,400 hammer.

 

 

Our Asian Art department showed some strong results and one of the highlights was a fine Qing dynasty porcelain bowl with coral ground, which sold for £6,200.

 

 

The clocks and watches department always features a fine selection of pieces and two notable lots this month were a 9ct gold Cartier travel clock, hallmarked London 1964, which sold for £4,200 and the top highlight of the sale a fine and rare Patek Philippe Nautilus automatic wristwatch, which sold for £48,000.

 

 

 

Our jewellery department, as always, gathered a great deal of attention and bidding, with antique and contemporary pieces alike selling well. Highlights included an opera length necklace of natural saltwater and freshwater pearls, which sold for £3,400. A diamond drop pendant necklace sold for £3,200, and a similar bracelet from the same collection sold for £1,500 hammer. A beautiful multi-coloured natural diamond brooch/pendant consigned by a client in Holland sold for £2,000 to a buyer in America.

 

We are now accepting consignments until Tuesday 11th February for our next Fine Art, Antiques, and Jewellery auction on the 22nd February.

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