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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

Charles Frodsham, a lapis lazuli hour repeating and alarm carriage clock

The silver plated case with panels on five surfaces around an engine turned Arabic dial with moon handles, the movement striking on a gong with two hammers over an enamel alarm setting disc, 16cm (handle up)

Estimate: £600-800.

Sold for: £2,400


An unusual Welsh gold ingot

Rounded rectangular and engraved 'Gwynfyndd Wales' marked '100 grams', in fitted presentation box.  Welsh gold has a history of going back over 2000 years.  It is prized for both its purity and scarcity.  The Queen was presented with a kilogram ingot of gold from this mine on the occasion of her 60th birthday.  The Gwynfyndd mine closed in 1999.

Estimate: £2000-3000

Sold for: £6,500


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 late Victorian sapphire and diamond pendant

The principal mixed old cut diamond open work plaque of scroll design, set with a central oval cup sapphire and cushion cut sapphire to scroll mounted diamond set drop, the whole to a trace link chain.

Estimate:  £1200-1800

Sold for: £4,000



Charles Edward Halle (English 1846-1919)

Saint George and The Dragon, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 151 x 90cm

Estimate: £3000-5000

Sold for: £3,000

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.

Estimate: £140000-160000

Sold for: £125,000


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