20/04/2013 : The Antiques and Fine Art Sale with Sporting and Militaria Report
The Antiques and Fine Art Sale with Sporting and Militaria ended with a record sale total.
Over 2,200 lots across a mammoth 2 days brought in a total of over £¼m and saw such prices as £6,400 for a pair of mid-19th century Sinhalese carved ebony and specimen wood inlaid occasional tables, £5,200 for a late 19th century painted wooden Noah's ark with 176 animals, and £4,100 for a mahogany cased Edison "Opera" phonograph.
The jewellery section gave us the two biggest prices of the sale with a pair of diamond earrings with a total stone weight of 5.74cts fetching £15,000 and a 2.64ct diamond set solitaire ring fetching £7,000.
The Guns section also came up with some good results including £2,800 for a pair of Army & Navy side-by-side shotguns and £2,050 for a mid-19th century Colt Baby Dragoon .310 revolver.
Medals, always a good seller at Adam Partridge Auctioneers, featured an impressive Belgian group of 31 medals including an MBE and a DSO which made £2,550, and a WWII Military Medal group of five which made £1,800.
The next sale at Adam Partridge’s Cheshire Saleroom is Antiques and Fine Art with Oriental and Asian Art. This takes place on the 30th and 31st May with the closing date for entries being the 13th May. Already consigned are a 19th century Chinese Canton silver work box by Khe Cheong (£10,000 - £15,000) and a 19th century Chinese carved jade buffalo (£600 - £800). For more information, call 01625 431 788.