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Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction: Consignments Now Invited

We are presently collecting items for our Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction, taking place in December 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.

 

AUTUMN FINE SALE HIGHLIGHTS

 

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

20th Century Design continued to attract strong interest, particularly for designers such as Ercol, with a charming day bed (lot 110) realising £1223*. Danish design also fared well, with a mid-century teak dining table (lot 126) achieving £644*, while a strikingly stylish Mogens Kold boomerang chair flew past its top estimate, reaching £1,094*.

Harkening back to the first few decades of the 20th century, Edwardian furniture claimed two of the top prices of the day. While a pair of tapered torches (lot 5) shot to £1,932*, after a fierce bidding war, an exquisite Edwards and Roberts satinwood Pembroke table (lot 1) came to be the star lot of the sale, achieving £3,864*.

Victorian mirrors were all the rage in our Antique Furniture section: two beautiful examples by Scottish firm Ciceri & Co Edinburgh (lot 70 and 71) achieved £900* and £2,318 respectively. Furniture from further afield sparked bidder’s interests. An intricately carved Japanese hardwood Shodana (lot 69) realised £1,288*, and a rare North Italian coromandel centre table (lot 64) shot past its £300-500 estimate, finally selling for £1,416*.

Ubiquitous blue and white Chinese ceramics proved ever popular in our Asian & Ethnic art section. Two pairs of impressive blue and white baluster vases (lot 201 & 209) mirrored each other in price, both selling for £900*. Furthering the appetite for blue and white wares was lot 196, a finely decorated ginger jar, which reached £1,352*. Bidding was equally as fierce for the fine selection of Japanese works; a Cloisonne baluster vase and a white metal double inkwell (lot 179 and 153) achieved £837*, while lot 152, a bronze baluster vase nearly quadrupled its high estimate with a price of £1,223*.

Once again, delightful tea sets drove international bidders into a frenzy. First, a striking pale blue Ridgways set (lot 321) reached £1,223*, while a charming 19th century floral set soared to £2,060*.

Modern and contemporary makers commanded top prices. A superb bowl by master ceramicist Waistel Cooper (lot 346) achieved £1,288*, while a stylised bronze horse and figure by sculptor Sophie Dickens trotted in at a healthy £2,833*. However, the top lot of the section came in the form of a delicate Beilby glass (lot 349). The fact that these finely enamelled 18th century glasses scarcely come to market was illustrated in the £3,340* price it achieved.

A single owner collection of Ian Fleming’s Bond books was hotly contested in our Collectables section. Unclipped and complete with their original dust jackets as well as featuring lavish illustrations, the collection achieved a grand total of £3,930*.

Paintings by the Glasgow Girls were some of the most sought after works in our Paintings department. Quality examples of Annie French’s exquisite linear style proved to be popular: lot 907 and 960 easily surpassed their £200-300 estimates, achieving £772* and £1,030*. A quiet, charming landscape by the little-known John Quinton Pringle (lot 866) excited local bidders, selling for £3,864*, while one of John Bellany’s famous orange figures (lot 872) achieved £5,152*.

Dazzling arrays of gems from all eras were keenly sought after in our Jewellery department. A finely crafted Victorian locket back dove brooch (lot 648) sold for £1,146*, while a stunning suite of garnet & diamond jewellery (lot 608) achieved £2,060*. A pair of sapphire and diamond stud earrings caught the eye of multiple bidders by nearly quadrupling its high estimate, selling for £2,189*. The star lots of the day, two superb diamond rings (lot 621 & 627), achieved a dazzling £5,152* and £8,114*.

Full results from our Autumn 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.