Adam Partridge Auctioneers Cheshire
Auctioneer in Cheshire

01/12/2017 : Highlights from the November Auction

Highlights from the November two day auction of Antiques and Fine Arts with Asian Art, Musical Instruments, Silver and Jewellery with a Specialist Evening Auction of Whisky.

November proved to be another very busy auction for the team at Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers with a very healthy attendance in the room and over 1500 registered bidders on

Some highlights from the sale include:


A good Japanese Meiji period carved ivory okimono depicting a woman wearing a wide brimmed hat with baby in a papoose and with two further children by her feet, with detailed coloured engraved decoration throughout and with elaborate signature to base, height 25cm. This item proved to be the focus of some competative telephone bidding and eventually sold for £7200, well above the initial estimate of £1000 - £1500.


A large and impressive 18ct white gold diamond and emerald pendant, the natural emerald weighing approx 8.75cts, within a framework of eleven round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.75cts and 245 baguette cut diamonds totalling approx 12.25cts, length including bail 9.75cm, length without bail 7cm, width 4.5cm, approx 29g, sold for £15,000.



'Spirits' were high in the room during the Specialist Evening Auction of Whisky. This bottle of Macallan 30 year old sherry oak, 700ml, 43%, in original presentation case, with Spanish import label to capsule, sold for £3700.


This unsual piece caused a bit of a stir by achieving a huge £4700 having been given the humble estimate of £50 - £100, obviously someone was determind to get their hands on it! This was described 17th century Indo-Portuguese bone inlaid table cabinet, decorated with micro-mosaic panels within floral and foliate borders to each side, the hinged full front enclosing a fitted arrangement of seven brass handled drawers, 27 x 20 x16cm.


Our next auction is the final of 2017 and it will be a two day Auction of Antiques & Fine Arts with Toys, Wines & Spirits at The Cheshire Saleroom, Macclesfield on Thursday 14th & Friday 15th December 2017 with viewing day on Wednesday 13th December 2017.