December Fine Arts & Specialist Sale
Friday, 06 December, 2019 - Modified on Thursday, 12 December, 2019 at 3:10 pm
THE 2019 December Fine Arts & Specialist Sale is here and it is knocking our socks off!
With 632 lots covering a vast variety of categories, it’s a cornucopia impeccably arranged through 20 sections in our catalogue.
Commencing at 10am at The Lichfield Auction Centre on Wednesday, December 11, the sale features:
- Medals & Militaria
- Ceramics & Glass
- Works Of Art
- Decorative Sculptures
- Designer Accessories
- Decorative Pictures
- Antique Pictures
- Sporting Guns
- Decorative & Design Furniture
- Antique Furniture
- Mouseman Furniture
- Cigarette Cards, Autographs & Ephemera
- Wine, Whisky & Port
Here are a few of our favourite things...
A Victorian gold and diamond floral and foliate brooch with the central flower mounted ‘en tremblant’ on a spring mechanism (Lot 22 Est. £2,500-£3,000*) and a big collection of vintage watches including Rolex, Omega and Tudor (Lots 41-68).
A rare James I gold angel ten shillings (Lot 76 Est. £1,800-£2,200*) and a George V silver pin cushion in the form of a brogue with real shoelaces (Lot 152 Est. £80-£120*).
A very fine example of a WW1 Princess Mary Christmas tin from 1914 (Lot 193 Est. £130-£170*) and a Royal Worcester vase decorated with cranes by William Powell (Lot 210 Est. £400-£600*).
A single owner collection of portrait miniatures (Lots 287-313) and a bronze sculpture of a golden eagle’s head by Steve J Winterburn (Lot 319 Est. £300-£400*).
A pink suede Burberry trench coat (Lot 323 Est. £100-£150*) and an abstract oil by Dutch painter, sculptor and poet Karel Appel (Lot 375 Est. £5,000-£8,000*).
A private registration car number plate 69 BOB with retention document (Lot 391 Est. £25,000-£30,000*) and a restored 1948 Morris Eight E Series four door saloon (Lot 392 Est. £2,000-£3,000*).
A matched pair of 36 bore percussion rifled barrel target pistols (Lot 404 Est. £350-£400*) and an Ercol 1960s elm model 495 nest of five tables (Lot 468 Est. £150-£200*).
A George II longcase clock by James Oatley of Tamworth (Lot 509 Est. £600-£800*) and a 1686 first edition of Robert Plot’s The Natural History Of Staffordshire (Lot 537 Est. £600-£650*).
A large collection of official NASA signed and unsigned photographs (Lot 575 Est. £300-£400*) and a bottle of The Bowmore limited edition 1968 distillation Islay single malt whisky (Lot 632 Est. £5,000-£6,000*).
*All prices are subject to buyer’s premium of 24% inclusive of 20% VAT
These treasures are just the tip of the iceberg! The sale also features a stunning single owner collection of Robert Thompson of Kilburn ‘Mouseman’ furniture in its own special section (Lots 480-488) and a collection of Chinese silver and items relating to the Shanghai Police career of Albert Aiers, including the rare AH Fong photograph album ‘The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937 Shanghai’ (Lots 169-177).
There's also a comprehensive collection of cigarette cards (Lots 543-562), a late Victorian taxidermy case (Lot 397) and even a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (Lot 393).
The best advice we can give is peruse the catalogue - either online here or pick up your glossy free copy at The Lichfield Auction Centre now - and then come and view for yourself!
Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Fine & Decorative Arts Sale takes place at The Lichfield Auction Centre, Wood End Lane, Fradley Park, on Wednesday, December 11, commencing 10am.
Viewing is on Saturday, December 7, from 9.30am-12noon; Tuesday, December 10, 9am-4pm; and on day of sale from 8.30am.
Email email@example.com or telephone 01543 251081.
Forthcoming Sale Dates
27th January: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sale days: from 8.30am
17th February: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sale days: from 8.30am