24/01/2012 : 19th January Sale Report and Details of Forthcoming Sales inc. The Great Exhibition Sale
Following the inaugural auction in our superb new saleroom in Macclesfield, an extremely busy few months now follow. Details below... Pictured left: A small selection of items included in The Great Exhibition Sale
It was clear on a busy viewing day on 18th January that our new saleroom in Macclesfield impressed the crowds of people coming to view the 900 lots in the inaugural sale at Withyfold Drive. Reports came back of jubilation at visiting a warm on site cafe where various refreshments could be taken in between examining the broad range of Fine Art and Antiques to be offered for sale on 19th January.
Particularly in comparison to the January sale of 2011, this was a huge success, boasting a total of over £100,000 with some notable results across the board.
The first notable result of the day came when a pair of phone bidders sent Lot 61, a Parke’s and Hadley’s orrery, rocketing to a hammer price of £720; a worthy price for such a remarkably engineered piece of teaching equipment. Moving on to decorative arts with bronzes, two polished bronze figures by Liverpool man Arthur Dooley made £3500 and an electroplated letter rack by Dr Christopher Dresser attracted much pre sale interest and made a strong £380. The ceramics section included a Doulton Lambeth wall plaque gilt decorated in relief with four famous classical musicians, which sold to an absentee bidder for £1900. The Oriental works of art section was desolate, in preparation for the second specialist Asian Art sale, scheduled for 24th May following the huge success of the October Asian Art sale. Already consigned for this sale is a Chinese three piece silver tea service of superb quality, and a similar Japanese example, plus a good selection of Chinese porcelain and a very fine pair of cloisonné vases (entries invited until 30th April).
A relatively small but good section of jewellery and watches included an 18ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual gentleman’s wristwatch which was bought over the phone within its estimate of £3000-£5000, for £4400.
Some notable results in the paintings section included £880 and £800 for two oil on canvas paintings by Alfred Fontville de Breanski, followed by two paintings by Dublin artist Patrick Hennessy, exceeding their estimates with a hammer price of £580 and £2000 respectively. They have since been repatriated. On the Irish theme, a superb inlaid freestanding corner cupboard with tambour shutter doors was the star of 200 lots of furniture, selling for £2200.
A busy few weeks follow for Adam Partridge Auctioneers; The largest single owner collection of exhibition and exposition memorabilia is to go under the hammer on the 11th February in the much anticipated one day Saturday sale. This is dubbed the most important sale of its kind and includes an astonishing array of items collected over 30 years by an exhibition fanatic, and will undoubtedly attract fervent interest from across the globe, and all to be sold without reserve. Approximately 1000 lots will consist of over 3000 pieces of crested china, included many extremely rare examples, 10,000 badges and finely cast bronze medals and medallions, over 15,000 fascinating stereo view cards, approaching 10,000 postcards, 2000 pieces of glass, over 3000 tickets, 1000 books, Mauchline ware, Prattware, and much much more. The great exhibition Crystal Palace 1851, Chicago 1893 & 1933, London 1924, Glasgow 1901. 1911 & 1938, New York 1939, St. Louis 1904, Portland 1905, Festival of Brittain 1951, Paris 1889, 1900, 1931 &1937, Buffalo 1901, Edinburgh 1886 are just a few of the exhibitions with strong representation in the sale. The catalogue for this will be available online from 1st February, and printed catalogues will follow.
The Great Exhibition sale:
Viewing: Friday 10th February 10am – 8pm
Sale: Saturday 11th February from 11am
We are still inviting entries for our next Antiques and Fine Art Sale on 23rd February, closing date 30th January. Already consigned for this sale is a Triumph Model H motorcycle with sidecar from the 1915-1918 period, Est. £10,000-£15,000, a pair of large 18th Century Dutch blue and white tiles, est £400-£600, a superb selection of decorative arts including magnificent Della Robia pieces, Georgian silver and much more.
Antiques & Fine Art Sale:
Viewing: Wednesday 22nd February 12-8pm
Sale: Thursday 23rd February from 10am
This will of course be held at our new premises:-
The Cheshire Saleroom
0845 835 0520
Next Partridge & Bray sale in Liverpool is Wednesday 7th March
See www.theliverpoolsaleroom.co.uk for more details
51 Jordan Street,
For Enquiries Call: 0151 709 8070