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Recent Auction Highlights

Below are highlights from recent auctions. You can view a list of our past Fine Art Auction catalogues by clicking here.

Antiques and Fine Art Auctions and Vintage Car/Automobilia Auction

A pair of early 1970s Royal Worcester fruit painted pot pourri and covers

Each with sceptre finial, twin key handles, gadrooned lower section and square-shaped foot, painted in the round, one with pears, blackberries, peaches and grapes, signed Freeman, the other with plums, grapes, apples and raspberries, signed Johnson, number 314, black printed marks, 27.5cm

Estimate: £2,500-3000

Sold for: £3,000


Sato Koju, Tokyo School, Meiji Period

A carved ivory okimono of a fisherman carrying a basket and feeding a crane and its young, signed, and with seal mark, 29cm. 

Sato Koju was a member of the Tokyo Carver's Association and was probably a student of Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913).

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold for: £5,000


2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Sports Tourer

Fountain blue with magnolia hide upholstery with French navy piping and trim panels, matching magnolia pinstriped coach-line to bodywork, French navy and dark blue mohair lined hood; French navy and magnolia split-top roll; dark highly figured burr-walnut woodwork with cross-banding and boxwood inlay to fascia and trim panels; dark blue lambs-wool rugs, Rolls-Royce logo motifs to both headrests and waist-rails, two umbrellas fitted to boot and top tint to windscreen.

Estimate:  £90000-100000

Sold for: £95,000


A three stone half hoop diamond ring

The graduated brilliant cut diamonds in coronet claw mounts, to a plain shank

Estimate:  £4,000-6,000

Sold for: £7,500



A World War II Military Cross and CBE (Mily) nine medal group to Captain N.C. Mark Sykes M.C.CBE

Later to become Brigadier Mark Sykes of the East Riding Yeo, 1914-18, 11th Hussars 1915-34, Military Police 1936-46, the group comprising, cased CBE, Military Cross, Italy, Star 1914-15 Star and Great War medal (oak leaf) 1939-45, War medal and oak leaf (missing), together with a partly corresponding miniature group with the inclusion of the Africa Star missing from the full size group, also two more incomplete miniature sets to the same recipient

Estimate: £600-800

Sold for: £2,400

1929 Rolls-Royce - Phantom II with barrel-sided tourer, coachwork by Wilkinson of Derby

Specification:  7,300cc 6-cylinders in-line single overhead valve 40/50HP rated motor; four-speed manual gearbox with live rear-axle; leaf-sprung suspension fore and aft; four-wheel servo-assisted mechanical brakes.

Colour Scheme:  Maroon coachwork with black wings and burgundy leather interior; black double-duck hood and weather equipment; nickel-plated lamps and fittings.

Estimate: £140000-160000

Sold for: £125,000


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