June Sale Highlights

Posted in: News on June 26, 2017.


Dawson’s marked the midway point in the year with a sixth successful sale in the auction calendar.


The watches were our top sellers this time, and it was the Rolexes that particularly flew. Our top lot of the day was a Rolex Daytona Oyster Perpetual Automatic wristwatch, which flew out of the cabinet for £6,000. This was closely followed by another Rolex, this time a Datejust II Oyster Perpetual, for £4,000. A Rolex Tudor Oyster Prince Day Date sold for a double estimate £1,200. It wouldn’t quite fit on your wrist, but it certainly garnered as much pre-sale interest as the watches, the George III chinoiserie longcase clock by David Balneaveis of London with its gorgeous lacquer and gilt scenes of oriental life had a number of telephone bids and sold for £1,200.

The beautiful little Italian micro-mosaic caught the attention of many people worldwide. This sweet little piece showing two birds resting on a chariot saw a strong bidding war, eventually selling for £2,000. The jewellery department had some lovely diamonds consigned, as ever. A large solitaire diamond ring set in 18ct white gold sold for £1,650. Further, a pair of diamond clips sold for £1,200. Gold ever strong, an 18ct yellow gold necklace by UnoErre of Italy, comprised of two articulated segmented chains, together with a matching 18ct gold bracelet by the same maker, and a 9ct yellow gold ladies wristwatch sold for £1,280. You can never have too much gold!

Love it or hate it, the Bryan Kneale (born 1930) nude in a foetal position flew for £1,500, somebody’s certainly bought themselves a new talking point! Following this in Art was Return of the Flowers, attributed to Lady Beatrice Glenavy RHA, for £850. The two Charles Wyatt Warrens in this sale also sold well, clarifying that Wales really is everyone’s secret favourite part of the UK.

In Silver, a very rare set of Sampson Mordan & Co silver and enamelled menu holders, depicting various fish in the water sold for £1,500. This was followed by an assembled set of 148 pieces of King’s pattern cutlery. Someone’s popular! This lot sold for £1,400. A George III silver coffee pot by Hester Bateman almost made the same, going for £1,300.

Our Carpets and Rugs department were particularly happy with the results of June’s sale. having sold all the Persian rugs consigned. The beautiful top seller – a large Persian ivory ground wool and silk Isfahan carpet sold for £1,500. Sticking with the interiors theme, a lovely Regency rosewood games table left the saleroom at £1,100. who needs an iPhone when you’ve got this table – containing a chessboard, backgammon board and a sewing well to entertain you?

Dawson’s Auctioneers hold an antiques and collectables sale once a month, and six specialist auctions a year. We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 5pm for drop in valuations, otherwise by appointment. The next sale of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables will be on Saturday 22nd of July at 10am. Viewings will be held on the Thursday and Friday prior. For more information please contact us. Dawson’s have also just set dates for two further specialist sales – a Fashion and Handbags sale on Saturday 30th September, and a Rare Books & Stamps sale on Saturday 28th of October. Entries are currently being accepted for all sales.

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