Auction highlights from September's Fine Art sale

We look at some of the day's Fine Art & Antiques highlight lots

September's Fine Art & Antiques auction produced wonderful results for clients.


This auction was a hit with bidders around the world, and we are very excited to show you some of our favourite lots from the day!

We definitely had some standout items, and the first worthy of note is certainly is no exception...

The Toko Shinoda (1913-2021) Japanese abstract, gouache on "Arches" wowed bidders with its intriguing design with contrasting red and silver colours. In good, clean order with only a few minor blemishes to the frame, the painting sold for £10,000 - after some extremely strong bidding across the globe.


Arches by Toko Shinoda

 Dimension is a one-of-a-kind original painted on "Arches" by Toko Shinoda (1913-2021). Sold for £10,000



Next up within our sale highlights, was this beautiful picture by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680). It shows a late 17th-century portrait of a woman, possibly Lady Henrietta Maria, Queen Consort of England (1609-1699), finely dressed and wearing pearls, painted on oil on canvas, surrounded by a gilt frame.

Coming from a private collection in London, the lucky bidder who won this painting also received a hand-written from 'J. Singer, Paintings and Antiques, 46 Cawdor Crescent, London W7, dated May 1956, giving attribution to the workshop of Lely, as well as the potential sitter. He states, 'it comes from the collection of John Morant, Brockenhurst Park, Brockenhurst Hampshire'.


Circle of Sir Peter Lely

  Circle of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), a late 17th century portrait of a woman. Sold for £8,000.


Another highlight lot and also a painting which shows an exquisite display of colours and textures, was The Manner of Michael Dahl (1659-1743), which is a very large full-length portrait of a woman seated beside a large floral display with a bird perched on her left hand. It was painted on oil canvas (probably 19th century). Surrounded by a shaped giltwood frame (with a later nameplate added), the painting was from a private collection, and bought in the 1980s.


Manner of Michael Dahl

  Manner of Michael Dahl (1659-1743). Sold for £3,600.


The final painting to make our personal favourites list was this painting of Orkney off the north-eastern coast of Scotland, by Peter McLaren. The painting is full of movement and shows waves gushing into a crack in the rocks at a slight cliff edge. After some enthusiastic bidding, this lovely painting eventually sold for £2,300 on the day. 


Peter McLaren Orkney

  Peter McLaren, (B. 1964), Orkney. for £2,300.



Moving onto another lot that proved fantastically popular on the day... A pair of Dunhill Montecristo Seleccion Suprema No.2 cigar boxes, each opened and containing 25 cigars within.

 Dunhill Montecristo Seleccion Suprema Cigars

 Two boxes of Dunhill Montecristo Seleccion Suprema No.2 cigars. Sold for £3,700.



Last but not least, we have chosen another box of cigars as a highlight... These being Jose Gener Havana Epicure No.2 cigars, unsealed and appearing to be complete.

At Dawsons we have achieved some great results for our clients' cigar lots; why not find out what yours might be worth and request a free valuation? Our team of specialists are happy to help and will get back to you promptly. 

 A box of Jose Gener Havana Epicure No 2 cigars

 A box of Jose Gener Havana Epicure No.2 cigars. Sold for £1,300



The team of experts at Dawsons are always happy to provide a free verbal appraisal and auction valuation; regularly consigning an array of wonderful items to our monthly Fine Art & Antiques sale. We can also provide insurance valuations, where required.

Please do get in touch, should you any Fine Art, Antiques or Asian Art that you are keen to have valued.

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