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.
PAINTINGS & NORTHERN ART.
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.