06/02/2015 : Forthcoming Auctions
Adam Partridge Auctioneers have a busy first 6 months of 2015 boasting specialist sales in a plethora of categories.
The 5th and 6th March Fine Art & Antiques sale will also include specialist sections for Northern & Contemporary Art, Silver, Jewellery & Watches. A pencil drawing by Laurence Stephen Lowry will spearhead the Northern Art section, closely followed by a very interesting collaborative pastel drawing by Lowry and his good friend Harold Riley. Estimated at £10,000-£15,000 and £15,000-£20,000 respectively, they’re sure to get pulses racing on the day of the sale. The last sale of fine jewellery, silver & watches was held just before Christmas and was a great success. By March those wallets and purses will have had plenty of time to recover for yet another tranche of superb pieces for the discerning collector or doting partner. Already, lying and waiting for sale are a selection of fine diamond, sapphire, emerald and ruby rings, Art Deco jewellery, along with a good collection of gold and silver pocket watches from as early as 1700 (not long after their invention!). Entries are invited for this sale until the 20th February.
A five week hiatus until The Cheshire Saleroom holds yet another two day fine art auction, on the 16th and 17th April. This time the specialist concerns are stamps and ephemera. Already a huge collection of stamps from various sources are being catalogued for entry into this sale, and a specialist consultant will be present for a stamp valuation day in Macclesfield on the 16th February. This has proved an enormously successful area of interest to both our vendors and buyers from across the world and the sale is already set to break records for a stamp auction at these premises. The last date to consign stamps, ephemera or indeed antiques & fine art for this auction is 30th March.
Last year also saw our hugely successful inaugural sale of Studio Ceramics and Decorative Arts, curated by consultant specialist Jason Wood. The auction received such a great response and the decision to hold regular sales of this kind was a swift and easy one. This will be held on the 1st May and already includes works by the likes of Rosemary Wren, Lucie Rie, Briglin Pottery, Colin Pearson, Richard Batterham and John Maltby to name but a few. Entries are invited for this sale until 3rd April. For enquiries contact Jason Wood on 07763 475 442.
The following week, on the 8th May the Cheshire Saleroom will hold another specialist one day auction of Militaria & Medals, Sporting and Tribal Art. The military consignment thus far includes some very important letters and documents namely from the archive of the late General Sir Miles Dempsey, commander of the 2nd Army for the invasion of France. Needless to say, the ninety or so lots this archive consists of is one of the most important collections of WWII memorabilia to come on the open market in recent years. Alongside this from a different source is an important letter relating to the decisive Battle of Jutland in WWI written by Admiral Jellicoe, Commander of The Grand Fleet aboard his Flagship H.M.S Iron Duke. A George III bronze ‘pay’ cannon, 19th century cavalry helmets and an envelope addressed by the Duke of Wellington are just a small selection of other highlights already consigned for this sale. A Tribal Art and Ethnographic specialist auction is a new string to the Partridge bow and already there are two major consignments from collectors for the auction, each complimenting the other. One is a collection of over thirty Nigerian bronzes and twenty early terracotta heads, the other a great assortment of wooden carvings, figures and masks. The last chance to enter items into this specialist one day sale is the 13th April.
The third and final sale in May will be held on the 28th and 29th, and will consist of a vast array of antiques and fine art with specialist sections of Chinese & Japanese Works of Art and Musical Instruments. Already consigned from a professional musician is a collection of fine instruments including violins and bows. This is the fourth year we have been holding dedicated Asian Art sales and they are steadily improving. Blue and white porcelain is swarming the store room of The Cheshire Saleroom, along with some interesting early porcelain and a lovely pale green jade carving. Entries for this sale close on the 11th May.
Summer is always the perfect time to hold a Classic Car sale and so following the great success of 2014’s inaugural Classic Cars, Vehicles and Automobilia auction in Macclesfield, the next one is scheduled for the 2nd July, as part of a Fine Art & Antiques two day auction. With the largest saleroom in the North West, Adam Partridge Auctioneers have the luxury of being able to accommodate several ageing iconic cars, enabling them to be viewed and examined on site by collectors and enthusiasts from across the world. Entries for this sale are invited until 15th June.