Dawsons October Fine Art and Antiques Auction offered over 800 lots, with something for every serious collector. Selling live and online attracted a worldwide audience of keen bidders.
Before answering the question regards the crystal ball, here are some other highlights from the sale.
Both contemporary and antique furniture did well:
Lot 89 Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, set of 4 dining chairs - £550 hammer
Lot 92 Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller - £2000 hammer.
Lot 102 A George 111 oak dresser base - £1200 hammer
Lot 103 A small George 111 mahogany chest on stand - £420
Lot 110 A Victorian folding steamer chair - £750 hammer.
Lot 111 A pair of George 111 mahogany inland foldover card tables - £6400 hammer
Lot 113 An Edwards & Roberts mahogany Wellington chest - £2100 hammer
Royal Copenhagen ceramics are very popular and the earliest pieces attract the highest prices from collectors:
Lot 218 Four Royal Copenhagen pieces - £2100 hammer
Lot 221 A large Royal Copenhagen figure of a White Snow Owl - £650 hammer
This delightful mid-19th century German Noah’s Ark, lot 266, was consigned by a local Maidenhead lady who played with it as a child- £3900 hammer.
This fine 19th century Italian micro-mosaic depicting the Roman Forum of the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, lot 448, was one of a number of amazing items consigned by the Nuns from More House Catholic Chaplaincy in central London. £3200 hammer.
And Lot 276....in these uncertain times, you do wonder.
The Crystal Ball of ‘Gypsy Lee’ as owned and used by the renowned fortune teller of Brighton in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Passed on to her daughter Urania ‘Gypsy Lee’ Boswell, who advised George Washington Vanderbilt 11 not to board the Titanic. Retained by the family by descent and with the supporting documentation. £1200 hammer.
Whist we certainly can’t predict the future, current prices and demand for Art, Antiques, Collectables, Jewellery and Silver are very strong.
If you would like a valuation with a view to sell, please do get in touch.