28th June Fine Art & Collectors Sale


28TH JUNE 2017

Richard Winterton Auctioneers are very pleased to report another excellent auction at The Lichfield Auction Centre with unprecedented international interest. Buyers bidding live from Australia, Germany, Holland and elsewhere battled hard with the UK market to help achieve some thrilling moments during the sale.

Jewellery, watches, gold and silver were offered first and the market was exceptionally buoyant, the top results included an early 19th Century gold and agate snuff box with an engraved inscription to the interior which raced away to £1850, the box was unmarked but tested as 18ct, an 18ct gold open faced pocket watch in its original fitted case £1160, a Victorian Irish silver tea caddy in the Rococo style £1300. Drawing great interest before the auction were the inclusion of five silver tankards dating from 1700 to 1744, two in the higher standard Britannia silver, the hammer prices ranged from £480 to £960.

Medals, coins and banknotes proved as strong a collecting area as usual.  A lot made up of over 1300 banknotes produced the top price of the sale at £6000. A collection of Isle of Man coin sets and commemorative spread over five lots made £2410.

Works of art and collectables produced a few surprises when a late 19th century French gilt metal, ivory and wood inlaid tray by Ferdinand Duvinage attracted multiple phone bidders but was finally knocked down to a buyer in the room at £5000, a pair of mid-19th century rock crystal and ormolu vases also had multiple phone bidder interest but a room bidder won again at £1000.

Dogs are man’s best friend and are appreciated in many art forms, this auction included porcelain and enamel snuff boxes in the form of a pug and a spaniel. They made £1200 and £950 respectively and will no doubt be bringing much joy to their new owners.

Other items of note in the morning session of the sale were a bottle of Talisker 12-year-old single malt scotch whisky at £420, an oil on canvas by Pierre de Clausade (French 1910-1976) titled “La Plage” made £950, the same figure was achieved for another oil on canvas, this time by William Henry Mander (1850-1922) of a mountainous river landscape.

Highlights of the afternoon toy section included several lots of hollow cast lead figures making strong prices, a collection of toy and train catalogues dating from the 1940’s – 1970’s making £180 as well as the usual strong prices for diecast models and early Action Man items. Model railway items again sold very strongly with a major part of the sale being a collection of recent boxed 00 gauge locomotives and rolling stock which achieved a total of £17000.







The next Fine Art & Collectors auction is to be held at The Lichfield Auction Centre on 16th August commencing at 10.00am, entries close on 21st July. For further details call the office on 01543 251081.


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