Top Selling lots from June’s Auction
Posted in: News on June 25, 2019.
We are delighted to share with you our June auction highlights. Saturday’s auction was a great success as more than 700 people joined us in the room, on the phone and online from the around the world. Overall, the sale featured many pieces of beautiful furniture, fine art, jewellery, Asian artefacts, and much more.
The first section of the auction featured many pieces of beautiful furniture. Most notably, a George II giltwood and gesso occasional table, which sold for a remarkable £17,500 plus buyers premium. This table is in the style of James Moore or Elizabeth Gumley with exquisite details. As a result, this lot was a fantastic moment as it sparked a vibrant bidding war throughout the country.
Moreover, the auction saw a fantastic display of fine art, including an original Mary Fedden. Within which, depicts a scene of still life with a vase of flowers and lemons on a table, along with a pair of figures in the background. The market for modern British art is strong at present, and after prominent interest throughout the UK this painting sold for £9,000.
An additional painting that did incredibly well, was this unusual and almost haunting piece by Xavier Bueno. The portrait ‘Regazza Seduto’ depicts a half-length portrait of a seated girl with a ribbon in her hair. Which also includes heavy impasto oil on canvas, and a collage applied with real human hair. This distinctive painting sold for an impressive £8,200.
Works of Asian Art were also in high demand on the day. Cleared from a deceased estate in Hampstead, we were proud to showcase a fine early Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Tara, which sold for £4,800. This figure is likely to originate from the Qing Dynasty or earlier, possibly 16th century. Only 11cm in height, this small Tibetan figure saw a great deal of enthusiasm from international bidders.
In the collectables section, our two favorites were a handwritten letter by Winston Churchill and Dash the Great’s dog collar, the faithful companion of Sir Aurel Stein. Churchill’s letter, dated 1906 went for £1,000. At the same time, Dash’s collar sold for £1,600. Both of significant, yet different historical descent, saw affirmative interest during the auction from all over the world.
Towards the end of the auction, our jewellery department saw great success. A beautiful 18ct white gold, diamond and sapphire ring sold for £1,000. Furthermore, this gorgeous ring is set with a mixed oval-cut pale blue sapphire, flanked with two round brilliant-cut diamonds of approximately 1.0 carats combined.
In addition to the ring, we also had an elegant Art Deco diamond and ruby bracelet. The delicate bracelet is centered with three old round-cut diamonds, within a stylised swirled mount. Each larger diamond is surrounded with a halo of calibre-cut rubies, and old-cut diamonds. As a result, this beautiful bracelet sold for £950.
Certainly, a big thank you to all who joined us over the weekend, we look forward to our next auction on the 27th of July. If you have a single item or whole collection that you would be interested in selling, please contact us today for a free valuation.