There was tremendous interest in the graduated row of coral beads. The bidding sky rocketed as bidders online, in the room and a phone line struggled for possession. A telephone bidder bought the beads for £2,285.
This sum was soon dwarfed in a considered jewellery section when a sapphire and diamond cluster ring smashed its’ reserve and sold to an online bidder. The buyer paid £3,535.
A room bidder bought a part muff chain, circa 1840 for £1,400. Other prices of interest in this section included a gentleman’s nine- carat Rolex Precision wristwatch. All the running for this was online and the hammer came down at £950. The same sum was achieved for a sapphire and diamond “Ballerina” cluster ring, which went to a room bidder. A three row uniform cultured pearl necklace also sold for £950.
The day long sale featured a significant section of 20th Century design and this did not disappoint. A Hans Wegner “heart” dining table and set of six chairs in teak and beech, which had been bought by the vendor’s parents in the 1950s’ proved a massive draw. Bidding opened at £1,000 and climbed rapidly. Room and phone bidders were edged out by the internet. The buyer paid £2,795.
Three pottery pieces by Waistel Cooper, made for and given to the vendor’s father proved particularly popular and went to three different bidders for a combined sum of £2,530.
A modern Danish sideboard by Carlo Jensen for Poul Hundevad made £600 while two “Helix” sideboards were sold to internet bidders for £350 each.
In the ceramic section family groups of cattle by Beswick together were bought for just shy of £1,050..
Once again there were some fine prices achieved in the furniture section. An attractive 18th Century walnut chest on stand sold for £850 to an internet bidder.
A rather plain, Victorian circular, copper boiler/log bin went for £300. The same sum secured an Indian ivory inlaid folding backgammon/chess set to a commission bidder.
In the collectors section a Second World War Royal Air Force leather flying jacket sold to an online bidder for £190, while an all world collection of 19th Century and later stamps made £200.
The next monthly sale takes place on Thursday, August 3. It will feature a section of West Country art. To consign items to the sale please ring the saleroom on 01823 332525.