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Recent Auction Highlights

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

Antiques and Fine Art 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

 

An Edwardian 18ct gold and enamel half-hunting cased watch

With enamelled chapter ring, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds at six o'clock, the lever platform movement signed 'The Field Watch', movement and dial signed J W Benson, movement numbered, in fitted case.

Estimate:  £700-800

Sold for: £1,100

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

After Kyffin Williams, a pencil initialled and titled lino-cut

Pryderi a'r Moch, a Christmas card inscribed and signed John, 23.5 x 16cm, this is accompanied by fourteen other lino-cut Christmas cards, each inscribed and one pencil initialled top front, also two other pencil initialled cards and sixteen further cards, all with hand written greeting; also three hand written letters from the artist and various printed ephemera.

Estimate: £600-800

Sold for: £800

 

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