Clevedon Salerooms certainly hit the high notes with the latest auction of Antiques and Collectables at the Kenn Road Auction Centre on Thursday 30th March. Another successful sale saw in excess of 90% sold and a near record breaking sale total from over 800 lots offered.
As is lately so often the case it was the Asian Arts section which saw some of the day’s most impressive results. Top price of the day was for a pair of Chinese Famille Rose celadon ground vases, each painted with figures and flowering foliage, swept past their estimate to sell for £1,500. Also scoring well above expectations, a pair of Chinese cloisonné baluster vases, decorated with lillies on a geometric ground which sold for £1,200.
The sale commenced as usual with a good selection of jewellery, highlights of which included: a yellow metal (750) watch strap, which sold for £780, a Sapphire and diamond three-stone ring, sold for £680, whilst a 18ct two-colour gold Greek key design necklace sold for £580, the same price as a 9ct gold fancy belcher-link necklace. Amongst watches, it was an Omega gentleman's 18ct gold case Automatic Seamaster De Ville which took top price, selling for £650. Everything stopped for tea in the silver section where a George V silver three-piece tea set sold for £540.
Surprise of the day came in the unlikely form of a group of four Coalport ‘crinoline’ figures from the 'Four Flowers' collection, became the focus of a battle between two online bidders, going on to trounce their modest estimate to sell for a remarkable £460. Amongst other notable results was a Gumam silk rug, which sold for £440 and two miner’s safety lamps, which sold for £420, proving that there really is something for everyone at Clevedon Salerooms.