29/09/2017 : Highlights from the September Sale
September's auction drew good numbers to The Cheshire Saleroom for its sale of Antiques & Fine Arts with Sporting, Militaria & Northern Arts. As well as large crowds bidding in the room, the popularity of online bidding is ever increasing and Adam Partridge is very proud to hold a number of records in registered online bidders over the last year (source: ATG)
There were clearly a number of 007 fans both online and on the telephone as this Ian Fleming first edition, found in a house clearance in Macclesfield comfortably achieved over its highest estimate, realising £15,000.
FLEMING, IAN; Casino Royale, first edition, first impression, published by Jonathan Cape, London 1953, with dust jacket.
This Order of Leopold and Order of the Iron Crown was a very interesting item and proved to be a great crowd pleaser on the day of the auction. The competition became very heated between all forms of bidding. The lot was eventually won by an overseas buyer online for £2,300.
Austrian Empire, mid-late 19th century; Order Of Leopold, gold and enamel, stamped 'FR' and '750', contemporary ribbon in Rothe Of Vienna case of issue, 55 (including crown suspension) x 30mm; Order Of The Iron Crown, gold and enamel, stamped (possibly) 'VN' with Gensenkopf mark to suspension ring, reverse with presentation inscription 'dem geliebten Commandanten sein Officiers Corps', contemporary ribbon, in Moritz Tiller & Co Vienna case of issue, 55.4 (including crown suspension) x 27mm; also with illustrated book announcing knighthood of Commandant Carl Vever for distinguished military service, particularly during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-49, signed by Emperor Franz Joseph I and Minister of the Interior Alexander von Bach, with brass bound imperial wax seal.
Of course, a Northern Arts auction wouldn't be the same without having an L.S Lowry painting. 'The Fever Van' proves that L.S Lowry still draws bidders to the saleroom and realised a very healthy £3500. None too shabby given that Lowry critics have described him as "inept, tedious, repetitice, lacklustre, stuck in a rut"
LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY RBA RA (1887-1976); a signed limited edition coloured print, 'The Fever Van', signed in pen to lower right, bearing blind stamp lower left, and letter to number for no.111, 41.5 x 51.5cm, framed and glazed.
This Turkish tea set achieved well over its initial estimate of £30 - £50 to sell to a telephone bidder. There were several interested overseas buyer who were keen to return the set to it's country of origin, eventually selling for a magnificent £3100.
A Turkish Tophane Pottery coffee set, with both silver and gilt heightened decoration, comprising circular tray, coffee pot, lidded jug, lidded bowl, six cups and saucers, also two pipe ends, the lidded bowl and cups with silvered plaques inscribed 'Husmeni Consple', diameter of tray 33cm.
Our next auction is a One Day Sale of Studio Ceramics & Modern Design at The Cheshire Saleroom, Macclesfield on Friday 13th October 2017, with viewing taking place on Thursday 12th October from 10am until 8pm.