Adam Partridge Auctioneers Cheshire
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22/11/2016 : November Sale

The sale that took place on the 3rd and 4th of November at Adam Partridge Auctioneers was one of the busiest yet with over two thousand lots up for auction over a two day period, realising almost 500,000. There was, as always, a wide range of impressive and intriguing items from antiques to fine art, with specialist sections featuring Asian art, musical instruments, silver and jewellery.

The sale that took place on the 3rd and 4th of November at Adam Partridge Auctioneers was one of the busiest yet – with over two thousand lots up for auction over a two day period, realising almost £500,000. There was, as always, a wide range of impressive and intriguing items from antiques to fine art, with specialist sections featuring Asian art, musical instruments, silver and jewellery.


 


It should come as no surprise that musical instruments featured significantly with Adam being a keen musician and able to play and teach both violin and piano. Having professional violinists for parents, and a grandfather that both collected and restored instruments, a love for music definitely runs in the family and explains Adam’s passion for showcasing a wide range of music related items and instruments within his salerooms.


 


The standout piece of the musical section was a full size French violin bearing the label “Gand & Bernadel no.1437, Paris” which sold for an astounding £9,800. Lot 286, an 18th century English walnut bentside spinet, was also something of a show-stopper – made by Kirkham of Manchester and formerly the property of John Venables Ticehurst, a pioneer of the English harpsichord revival, which achieved £9,000.


 


The jewellery section sparkled as always and brought in several stellar sales; most impressive of which being an Art Deco design diamond set cuff bracelet, sold for £19,000 and an 18ct yellow gold, diamond and cabochon sapphire suite of jewellery, sold at £10,000. There was also a selection of the timeless sterling silver designs of Georg Jensen, star amongst which was a “Splash” necklace, designed by Henning Kopel in the 1960ssold for £1,600, much to the delight of the Flog It! vendor.


 


With watches continuing to be a wise investment piece, the section unsurprisingly brought out some competitive bidding due to several excellent pieces being among the lots, with prestigious luxury brands such as Rolex, Longines and Omega amongst others. The highest price realised from the section was for an 18ct white gold Rolex wristwatch set with diamonds and sapphires, which sold at £4,700. A large amount of interest in a military issue stainless steel case wristwatch made by Longineswas notable, with a large number of phone lines requested and many commission bids taken, resulting in a closing hammer price of £3,200.


 


The array of art within the auction was impressive and Northern Art in particular was well received, with three characterful oil on canvas pieces by Peter Howson achieving from £2,250-2,700 and an atmospheric graphite drawing by Trevor Grimshaw, which sold for £1,800.


 


Mid-century design was also well represented in November’s sale and the ongoing popularity of the furniture from this era led to many items making well above their estimates. Various iconic pieces featured in this section, including a pair of LCW lounge chairs in black leather and rosewood veneer, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, which sold for a very respectable £4,300, a set of chrome wirework side chairs designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952, which sold for £520 and an elegant rosewood sideboard designed by Richard Young for Merrow Associates, which inspired some fiercely competitive bidding and eventually sold for £2,300.


 


The next sale at the Macclesfield showroom will be Antiques and Fine Art with Toys, Wines and Spirits on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December from 10am onwards, open for viewing on Wednesday 7th from 10am until 8pm.