Adam Partridge Auctioneers Cheshire
Auctioneer in Cheshire

17/05/2011 : Sale Report - Voysey drawing brings 33,000

A drawing by renowned Arts & Crafts architect Charles Francis Annesley Voysey was the highlight of another hugely succesful two-day auction held on 12th & 13th May. The drawing, pictured left, was found by auctioneer Adam Partridge in a Macclesfield house clearance and created a huge amount of pre-sale interest from specialist collectors with the hammer finally coming down at 33,000.

Results were strong across the board in one of the most successful auctions the firm has ever had.

Amongst other highlights were -

An excellent selection of over 100 lots including -

A Cartier platinum pocket watch (lot 1235) at 4900, an 18 carat gold Omega Constellation (lot1335) at 1500 and an 18 carat white gold IWC at 1150.

Less than 10 lots of over 200 offered remained unsold and notable prices included -

A good Edwardian inlaid mahogany dining suite (lot 1756) at 3100.

A Victorian mahogany library bookcase (lot 1546), removed from the offices of a local solicitor, brought 2200.

An Irish mahogany pedestal desk by Strahan & Co (lot 1560) formerly the property of prominent Irish politician John Dillon realised 1350.

Every single lot of silver in this sale found a new home with healthy prices across the board. There was a great selection on offer including a collection of vinaigrettes and sovereign cases, cutlery and some weighty tea services and trays.

Lot 1070, a tea service with tray, brought 2250, an oval tray (lot 1068) made 1650 and another tea service (lot 1069) realised 1400.


In the Northern Art section -

An oil on board "Bowls" by Donald Macintyre (lot 816) brought 2300 and a selection of works by Trevor Grimshaw were offered - top price amongst these was a pencil drawing of a Manchester street scene (lot 820) at 1000.

Top price amongst the traditional pictures this time was a watercolour "Bubbles" by Irish artist Samuel McCloy (lot 737), which was fought over by two telephone bidders and reached 2000 when the hammer fell.

Other notable highlights of the sale included the following -

A fine English brass microscope by John Cuff (lot 460) at 2700.

A rare Howat's patent miner's lamp (lot 112) was found in the attic of a Congleton lady and sold for an astonishing 1800, much to her surprise and delight.

An Arts & Crafts pottery vase in the style of William de Morgan (lot 1200) was bid to 1200 despite damage.

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NEXT SALE - 23rd JUNE 2011.