Gold and silver items continued to light up the saleroom when Gildings, Roman Way, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, held their latest Antique & Collectors Auction Sale. Bidding came from private collectors and dealers not only in the saleroom, but also on the internet and on the telephone from a wide area.
Mark Gilding said: "We have seen good demand for sometime now on gold and silver pieces, whether jewellery, goblets, tea sets, coins, or other items. But, as usual, there is also great interest in more unusual lots, which can be closely contested by bidders."
"Viewing for this sale was strong again and it is always good to see people of all ages and interests taking an opportunity to come to these sessions in advance of a sale."
|Lot 459||Lot 424||Lot 367|
The top amount achieved on the day was £1,700 for Lot 459 – an 18ct gold curb-link chain, 90g, with Lot 424 £1,000 – Continental silver four-piece tea set, 800 standard, of lobed pear form, with wooden handles and a similar oval tray, the latter unmarked (5 in lot), and Lot 367 £850 – part canteen of Russian silver cutlery – 1883, Fiddle pattern twelve-place setting.
|Lot 423||Lot 399||Lot 416|
Four silver goblets (Lot 423) fetched £810 – by C J Vander, London, 1974, a pair of similar tall goblets, London, 1973, and a pair of similar liquers, London 1971, 54oz in total (8 in lot); and a pair of tall Victorian silver beaker vases (Lot 399) £500 – Sheffield, 1894, semi-gadrooned with embossed repousse scrolls, 35oz.
A George III commemorative creamware jug (Lot 416) attracted attention among ceramics and went for £640 – "God Save the King, Britons Rejoice, Cheer Up and Sing and Drink His Health, Long Life the King" and initialled H.S.
|Lot 666||Lot 746||Lot 778|
In furniture, a buttoned leather Chesterfield settee (Lot 666) achieved £550 – square tapering walnut legs, brass toes and castors; a set of Chinese hardwood quartetto tables (Lot 746) £460 – each with a carved blossom frieze; and a Victorian burr walnut breakfast table (Lot 778) £440 – circular tilt top with crossbanding and stringing, carved column, on carved and scrolled splayed legs.
|Lot 688||Lot 630||Lot 481|
Among more unusual lots was Lot 688 – a vintage laminated propeller – which sold for £460 – stamped – Recon Curtiss LX 90HPD2500P1700, and Lot 630 a Toyota Corolla three-door hatch-back 1998 made a similar amount – registration S163 SAV, tax expired.
|Lot 419||Lot 417||Lot 401|
On to coins and other silver. Lot 481 realised £420 – Elizabeth II Sovereign – 2001, Half Sovereign – 2001, other collectors coins in a coin cabinet, together with eight Millennium coin sets. A three-piece silver tea set (Lot 419) made £390 – Sheffield, 1935, of rounded and polygonal form, the teapot with composition handle and finial; £370 was paid for Lot 417 – silver three-piece tea set, Birmingham, 1913, each of rectangular form with canted corners, the teapot with composition handle finial, 30oz gross in total; and Lot 401 £360 – a Victorian silver trophy cup, Birmingham, 1896, with a domed lid, twin leaf-capped scrolled handles, chased and repousse decoration, engraved, "Kettering Clubs Whist League Challenge Cup," with an ebonised stand, 26oz.
|Lot 673||Lot 765||Lot 713|
A French figured walnut rosewood amboyna and stained wood jardinière (Lot 673) realised £400 – with drop-in cover, cast brass gallery; Lot 765 £360 – William IV rosewood and amboyna sideboard, the rectangular mirror back under a shelf, glazed panelled doors and fretted panelled doors under; Lot 713 £360 – set of four oak dining chairs, early 19th Century, vase splats, solid seats; Lot 694 also £360 – Arts & Crafts style oak corner settee, with a carved cresting; a George III mahogany octagonal shaped wine cooler (Lot 755) £340 – with brass bands, separate base; and Lot 672 also £340 – Empire style mahogany, parquetry and gilt metal gueridon, circular marble top, gilt metal appliqués.
|Lot 694||Lot 755||Lot 672|
|Lot 204||Lot 469||Lot 342|
Books of local history interest (Lot 204) came under the hammer for £400 – various books, folios of photographs, etc; Lot 469 made £300 – 9c rose gold keeper chain, 34g; a Victorian walking cane (Lot 342) £290 – cast silver pommel, in the form of the head of a cockatiel, by Brigg, London, 1899, and a 14k gold half hunter pocket watch (Lot 353) £270 – white enamelled dial, keyless lever movement.