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AUTUMN FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION (SEPTEMBER 2022): CONSIGNMENTS INVITED

We are presently collecting items for our Autumn Fine Art & Antiques Auction, taking place in September 2022.

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
Contemporary Art & Sculpture
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

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 a plethora of stellar results across all departments.

Our Jewellery & Watches department saw dedicated bidding both from online platforms, phone and room bidders. Headed by a private collection of fine rings, brooches, bracelets and more, with examples ranging from Georgian accoutrements to Art Nouveau pieces, many skyrocketed past their estimates.

The star lot of the sale and the ultimate in metamorphic jewels was undoubtedly a Diamond and Pearl Tiara by Garrard & Co. Though multiple phone bidders vied for the stunning piece, after a 5-minute battle, the winning bid came from an overseas client, selling for a total of £41,216*.

Our 180 lot Paintings department had myriad top quality works from renowned artists on offer. One such work, lot 1037, a fine charcoal and pastel portrait of a General by the orientalist artist John Frederick Lewis RA, which came directly from the descendants of the family, sparked an intense bidding frenzy, selling for £19,320*.

Quality works from the Scottish Colourists continue to perform well: George Leslie Hunter’s study of a Flower Market sold for £3,606*, Samuel John Peploe’s The Pantheon from The Jardin De Luxembourg achieved £1,674*, and a fine study of Iona by Frances Campbell Boileau Cadell soared to £12,588*.

Works by the late Dame Elizabeth Blackadder achieved strong market prices. Her well-known and expertly composed watercolours of cats and flowers, such as lot 1001 and 1119, sold for £15,456* and £10,948* respectively.

A private collection of 18th century English ceramics attracted competitive bidding in our Ceramics department, with lot 220 selling for £1,416*.

An English delft apothecary jar (lot 318), a rare example of its type, dated 1723, sparked an intense phone bidding war, selling for £20,608*, over five times the high estimate.
Early samplers continue to perform well in our Collectables department, with lot 672 selling for £2,318*.

Found at the bottom of a box, The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith, published London 1759 (lot 604) saw multiple phone lines vie for the book, unusually well preserved, which achieved a price of £17,388*.

Giltwood framed mirrors continued to attract attention in our furniture department, with lot 73 selling for £3,220*. Howard & Sons chairs (lot 58 & 59) produced strong results, achieving £1,932*. A Victorian cast iron garden bench (lot 67) was the star lot of the department, selling for £4,894*.

 

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.