'The Incoming Tide St Ives Bay', an oil on canvas, signed and dated by the artist David James (1854-1904) sparked a good deal of pre-sale interest.
On the day a keen, local, private collector emerged victorious to clinch the painting for just shy of £9,000.
Elsewhere in the sale it was gold that captivated, much exceeding estimates and the current gold price.
A number of examples of modern chain link jewellery attracted interest. An 18ct gold curb link bracelet sold for £1,600, while a 1970’s 9ct gold fancy link long chain went for £1,340, and an attractive gold mesh bracelet made £1,350.
A 9ct gold half-pocket watch by J.W. Benson surpassed its pre-sale estimate with the hammer coming down at £1,000.
A monogrammed and hallmarked 9ct gold cigarette case from the 1920s sold for £1,200.
The winning combination of gold and the allure of the heavyweight name of Rolex proved another winning combination in the saleroom. An example from the early 1970s sold for £2,000.
The next sale takes place on Thursday, April 7. To consign items or for more information please call the saleroom on 01823 332525.