Almost 600 lots came under the hammer at Gildings Auctioneers antique and collectors sale in Market Harborough, when the BBC television Flog It team was in the saleroom. The auction was conducted by Mark Gilding.
Top price was fetched by an early Moorcroft Moonlit Blue pattern baluster vase with flared neck, impressed marks and signed. It was 9.5 inches high and despite being “as found” with a chip in the rim, sold for £1300 (Lot 90), well over the presale estimate. It was bought by a collector, keen to acquire an example of this pattern.
|Lot 90||Lot 308||Lot 253|
An 18ct. white gold ring, set with brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds fetched £1200 (Lot 308), an Omega man’s Seamaster wristwatch, with sweep second hand and 3 subsidiary dials, £1100 (Lot 253), and £1000 was paid for an oil painting on canvas The Spinning Wheel by Carlton Alfred Smith (Lot 593).
Mr Gilding said: “It was a very varied sale and there was good interest in the wide range of lots from collectors and dealers on the day. There was bidding not only in the room, but also by telephone and through the internet. The presence of Flog It all added to the atmosphere of the occasion for one of our regular sales.”
|Lot 593||Lot 589||Lot 223|
A set of 8 Edwardian mahogany Chippendale-style dining chairs, including 2 carvers, by Cooper & Holt sold for £800 (Lot 589), with a similar amount paid for a white metal necklace, with platinum diamond-set heart shaped pendant, and a silver hallmarked rectangular tea tray, made £780 (Lot 223), with maker’s mark Roberts & Belk, Sheffield, 1947.
Pottery by Clarice Cliff continued to sell well. A Rhodante pattern part tea service comprising 6 tapered cups with geometric handles, 5 saucers, teapot, milk jug, bread plate and oval dish fetched £760 (Lot 30).
|Lot 30||Lot 579||Lot 545|
In furniture, a Victorian mahogany chest-on-chest made £700 (Lot 579), so did a Victorian walnut Canterbury (Lot 545). A Continental walnut table with 2 drawer leaves made £480, a 19th century mahogany pail bucket with brass rim and swing handle £600 (Lot 468), a 19th century mahogany D-ended dining table £440, and a 19th.century oak and mahogany longcase 8-day clock, inscribed E. Butlery, Tutbury, £430.
|Lot 468||Lot 22||Lot 168|
A Russian Imperial porcelain egg, decorated with a crown and monogram to one side and red cross to the reverse and another similar item together made £660 (Lot 22), and a Bing train set £550 (Lot 168), including an engine, a GNR tender and 3 carriages.
|Lot 68||Lot 320||Lot 365|
Jean-Jules Salmsom’s bronze Arab Soldier fetched £540 (Lot 68), a Japanese Wakizashi with iron tsuba and leather bound scabbard £500 (Lot 320), with 2 paintings each making £480 – a full length portrait study of a Continental girl by G. Lenz and a study of a horse in a stable dated 1888 by Walter Harrowing (Lot 365). J. Heimerl’s oil on canvas of a girl playing with a kitten was sold for £440 (Lot 386). and a painted plaster and spelter figure of an Arab £420 (Lot 10) – it had an indistinct foundry mark “…Koeln.”
|Lot 386||Lot 10||Lot 224|
A modern silver 4-piece tea set with maker’s mark C.J.V. Ltd, London 1958, including teapot, waterjug, milk jug and sugar bowl, came under the gavel for £600 (Lot 224). A platinum cluster ring set with 9 diamonds £460 (Lot 257), and a similar amount was paid for a lot including an Edward VII sovereign 1909, 2 half-sovereigns –1903 and 1907, a Maltese coin dated 1977 and five 9 ct. gold medallion pendants.