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View Catalogue Our Next Auction: 16 April 2019 - Antiques and Fine Art - commencing 10.00am

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

19th century, Continental School

St John the Evangelist and the poison chalice, oil on canvas.

Sold for: £440,000


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).

Sold for: £5,000


A pair of George II walnut library armchairs, in the manner of Giles Grendy

with acanthus and scoll carved arms, raised on similarly carved cabriole supports, joined by carved aprons, bearing 'IT' stamped initials to the rear legs

Provenance:  The Liddell family of Ravensworth Castle, Tyne and Wear

Sold for: £35,000



A three stone half hoop diamond ring

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

Sold for: £7,500



A World War II PDSA Dickin medal (animal VC) to Princess, a smokey blue carrier pigeon hen

awarded posthumously for carrying an important message from Crete to Alexandria whilst serving the the RAF in 1943, this medal was accompanied by its certificate and explanatory letter and two press photographs of the award ceremony.  The flight of 'Princess 42 W.D.593' is listed by the PDSA as one of the finest performances of pigeons in war service, the flight was a staggering 500 miles mostly over water.  This lot came directly from the family of the trainer

Sold for: £7,000

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.

Sold for: £125,000


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