Our June two-day auction including Centuries of Glass took place on 24th and 25th June. Sadly this was still an online only auction, however this did not stop hundreds of buyers from registering on our online bidding platforms easylive and saleroom.
The sale encompassed over 1300 lots of 18th/19th Century glass, contemporary British and European glass, Asian Art, Jewellery, ceramics, clock and watches, furniture, paintings and much more.
Hightlights from the auction were :
- Lot 55 - An 18th Century drinking glass circa 1750, the round funnel bowl engraved with a head and shoulders portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in Highland dress.
Provenance - Sir Hector Monro, M.P.,J.P.,D.L Sold at Sotheby's 24th November 1986, lot 37.
Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 selling for £6,300
- Lot 1170 - JOHN PIPER (1903-1992) - 'Dungeness Lighthouse', ink, wash and body colour, signed.
Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 selling for £4,900
- Lot 430 - A large late 19th Century Clutha Glass vase of compressed propeller form, designed by Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) for James Couper & Sons of Glasgow, circa 1880, green glass with trailing milky and aventurine inclusions, height 34cm. This piece was loaned to the Victoria & Albert Museum between July and October of 1975 to celebrate the centenary of Libertys of London. Ref - Literature: Halén, Widar Christopher Dresser: a Pioneer of Modern Design London 1990, pp. 174 and 175, figs. 194 and 195 where similar vases are illustrated.
Estimate £800-1,200 selling for £4,000
- Lot 1039 - A cased pair of hallmarked 22ct Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Commemorative Medals each with certificate, numbered 69 and 310 of 1000, total weight 89.3g, London 1965, John Pinches, in original case.
Estimate £3,200 - 3,500 selling for £3,000
- Lot 817 - An 18th/19th Century Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze/copper alloy figure of a seated Amitayus
Estimate £400-600 selling for £2,900
- Lot 47 - An 18th Century colour twist drinking glass circa 1770
Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 selling for £2,800
Lot 1173 - GIUSEPPE GUIDI (1884-1931) - A game of draughts, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1911
Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 selling for £2,200
Posted on 28 June 2021