Dawson’s Auctioneers Second Successful Sale
Posted in: News on February 27, 2017.
The second sale of Dawson’s Auctioneers on the 25th of February saw a continued success for the new auction house. Regardless of Storm Doris, the Thursday viewing was very well attended. The saleroom was busy through the two viewing days, continuing into the evening on Friday. With almost five hundred lots, Saturday’s auction had an excellent attendance, with a number of attendees even having to sit on the valuations counter, having arrived too late to find chair space.
The jewellery department sold a number of very high quality items. It saw the largest sale of the auction, with a stunning fourteen carat white gold and diamond necklace selling for £8000. In fact, diamonds proved themselves the most popular gemstones in this sale, with an eighteen carat white gold and three stone diamond ring selling for £3700, and a loose marquise cut diamond for £2500. A number of high quality watches also garnered a lot of interest from the general public.
The most exciting sale of the day was Dorothea Landau’s beautiful oil painting The Secret. The work was strongly contested with six phone bidders, a multitude of commission bids and a number of bidders fighting it out in the room. After fierce bidding, it finally sold for £3200.
Other top sellers include a pair of silver candelabra by C.J. Vander Ltd, making £3000, and a domed dish £2500 by the unfailingly popular Paul Storr. The Victorian tea set selling for £2300, along with the beautifully stylish five piece Greggio Art Deco coffee set for £1600 seem to show a local love of afternoon tea. Although we are hoping to get invited around by the buyer of the £1200 bottle of Macallan whiskey!
Several items exceeded their estimate. The first sale of the day, a lovely Victorian rocking horse attracted a huge amount of interest, quadrupling its estimate at £2000. In the same vein, a Victorian silver mounted claret jug made £700, a lovely mahogany drop dial wall clock by Hunt & Roskell made £1100 and a highly niche book of watercolours of Chinese torture for £750.
Dawson’s will hold an antiques and collectable sale once a month, and six specialist auctions a year. They are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 5pm for drop in valuations, otherwise by appointment. The next sale of Fine Art & Antiques will be on Saturday 25th of March at 10am. Viewings will be held on the Thursday and Friday prior. For more information please contact us. Entries are currently being accepted for all sales.