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Autumn Fine Art & Antiques Auction: Consignments Now Invited

We are presently collecting items for our Autumn Fine Art & Antiques Auction, taking place in September 2021.

 

Our quarterly auctions feature fine examples from notable makers, designers and artists, and are broadcast online worldwide, attracting a wide range of specialist collectors and connoisseurs.

 

Included in our sale will be;

 

Jewellery & Watches

Paintings, Watercolours & Prints

Asian, Ethnic Art & Antiquities

Silver

Coins and Banknotes

Collectables

Books

Militaria

Sporting Memorabilia

Ceramics, Clocks & Decorative Arts

Whisky, Wine & Champagne

Antique Furniture & Rugs

20th Century Design

 

Our Specialists will be delighted to appraise your items and offer free auction valuations whether it be a single piece or an entire collection.

 

VALUATIONS

 

Contactless, in-house valuations continue to take place by appointment. To book an appointment, contact us via email or telephone 0141 954 1500.

 

Alternatively, fill out our online valuation form and a specialist will liaise with you regarding your items and consignment to auction.

 

Smaller items that have been valued via email may be posted to our premises and consigned to auction.

 

SUMMER FINE SALE HIGHLIGHTS

 

Our Summer Fine sale produced top market results across all departments.

 

Our Fine Furniture sale included an exquisite collection of rugs from a single owner consignment. Displaying not only quality but a wealth of intricate designs from various regions, UK bidders battled fierce competition from the Middle East, particularly for the signed examples, Lot 80, 85 and 90. Lot 80, a blue ground Isfahan rug, achieved a top price of £9,660, bringing the 11 Lot total to £35,223 (inc fees).

 

20th Century design continued to attract strong interest and buoyant prices, particularly for rosewood, seen in Lot 116, a Danish mid-century four door sideboard which achieved £1,550, as well as Lot 120, the iconic Ray and Charles Eames lounge chair, which realised £2,190.

 

The top lot of the day was to be found in our Antique Furniture section, a Louis XV gilt-bronze bureau plat (Lot 48), which sold for £15,456.

 

The market for fine examples of Chinese ceramics shows no signs of abating, with a pair of clobbered slender vases (Lot 208) selling for £7,700, and another Canton Famille Rose pair (Lot 141) reaching £2,500. Special mention goes to Lot 151, a striking Canton Millefiori baluster vase decorated with a coiling dragon – which was hiding in plain sight in a local charity shop – soared to £2,300.

 

Classic styles and quality gems commanded top prices in our Jewellery department. After a tense battle between phone bidders, Lot 520, a platinum sapphire and square cut diamond ring, sold for £9,016, over ten times its original estimate. An 18ct white gold diamond solitaire ring continued the trend, achieving £7,080.

 

In our Paintings department, a nearly 400 year-old work (Lot 900) claimed the top spot. Attributed to Frans Francken the Younger (BELGIAN 1581 – 1642), this classic morality scene of death serenading a rich man – complete with its beautifully ornate, original frame – sold for a dazzling £10,900. Modern and contemporary art was also in high demand. Works by Craigie Atchison (Lot 875) and Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (Lot 890) sold for £2,190 and £1,800 respectively.

 

A wide range of collector’s items achieved strong results.  While a Wright’s terrestrial globe (Lot 372) sold for £1,416 and an expert handmade gramophone for £2,320, a vintage enamel Fry’s chocolate advertising sign (Lot 368) triumphed, ultimately achieving £2,830.

 

Our Ceramics department produced one of the top results in the sale. Though a mix-match of patterns, Lot 297, an extensive Royal Copenhagen Tea and Coffee Service comprising 92 pieces, attracted a swathe of international bidders. Illustrating the tea-set renaissance that the market is currently experiencing, Lot 297 finally sold for a grand £14,168.

 

Full results from our Summer Fine Sale can be viewed here.

 

HOUSE VISITS & ESTATE CLEARANCES

 

Carriage can be arranged for the transport of large items such as furniture to our premises at 1291 Dumbarton Road, G14 9UY.

 

Our Estates department will continue to conduct house visits and clearances. For more information on this service, contact Claire Godwyn or Paul Howard.