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SPRING FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION: CONSIGNMENTS INVITED

We are presently collecting items for our Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction, taking place in March 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

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.

 

 

WINTER FINE SALE HIGHLIGHTS

Our Winter Fine Sale achieved top market results across all departments with swathes of international bidders vying for the many top-quality pieces on offer.

19th century furniture continued to produce strong results. Two Victorian military campaign chests, lot 19 and 20, both shot past their estimates, achieving £2,962* and £3,091* respectively, while a rare painted rocking horse galloped to a price of £5,796*. An exquisitely woven Aubusson verdure tapestry claimed the top lot on day one with a price of £7,470*.

In our ceramics department, a fine example of Fin de Siècle glass from esteemed glassmaking company Muller Freres (lot 365) was hotly contested by multiple phone bidders, reaching £4,894*, nearly 10 times its lower estimate. Competition was hot for rare Wemyss ware.  A pair of pictorial plaques painted by Karol Nekola (lot 420) sold for £1,288*, while a charming cat (lot 388) achieved £1,159*. Demand for quality Asian works of art remained strong.

A beautifully enamelled Chinese armorial plate featuring the crest of Scottish Whig politician Sir James Grant soared to £2,576*, while Japanese Satsuma performed well, with an impressive vase (lot 226) achieving £1,803*. A fierce battle occurred for lot 203, a presentational Siamese gilt niello bowl, stand and ladle, which sold for £6,182*.

Our jewellery department saw increased demand for well-crafted examples from top class makers. A Cartier lapis lazuli ring more than doubled its high estimate at £2,060*, while a Garrards cigarette case sold for £7,212*. A fine sweetheart brooch and masonic medal (lot 759) shot to £2,189*, while lot 805, an interesting gold guard chain featuring a daguerreotype of a gentleman sparked the interest of bidders, selling for £1,803*.

Our paintings department saw continued strong results for beloved Scottish artist Donald Bain. Elegant (lot 1057), a sumptuous pastel coloured still life, achieved £2704*. British artist Joanna Carrington who worked under the pseudonym Reginald Pepper and created primitive and often humorous works such as Wake up, Reg & Cats on a Sofa (lot 1117) claimed the top lot of the department, selling for £3,091*.

Early Scottish comic annuals were all the rage in our collectables department. A rare Broons No. 1 (lot 505) and an Oor Wullie No. 2 (lot 507) excited collectors, achieving £2,833* and £2,447* respectively. The star lot of the sale was a rare first edition, first issue Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone. One of only 300 copies sent to libraries and complete with spelling mistakes, the famous wizard soared to a magic £8,114*.
*All prices include buyers premium.

 

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