29/05/2018 : Highlights from the May Auction
Highlights from the Two Day Auction of Antiques & Fine Arts with Asian Art & Musical Instruments
The May two day sale recorded the one of the highest number of online bidders that The Cheshire Saleroom in a while. There was a lot of international interest in a good many lots and some buyers in the room had travelled a fair distance in order to attend the auction.
There were over 2,300 lots up for sale over the two days and below are some of the highlights.
This Kinora Ltd viewer with three lenses, brass crank handle and a carved and gilt mahogany case, mounted on a Corinthian column and circular base certainly attracted a lot of interest and was one of the most popular pieces, selling for £5,800, almost double its original estimate.
This pair of Japanese plated base metal vases with engraved and relief decoration of cranes and clouds led to some competitive bidding in the room, online and on the telephone. It eventually sold for £2,900 having been estimated at £300-£500.
A Henri Selmer No.80 Super Action Serie II brass alto saxophone complete with case in beautiful condition was one of the musical instruments in highest demand. It sold for £1,400, well above the top end estimate.
A Chinese porcelain sleeve vase painted in underglaze blue with a villager and crane in mountainous landscape and with inverted stylised leaf band to the neck had originally been valued at £400-£600 but was clearly a much sought after piece and sold for £2,100 to an online bidder.
These little ladies always seem to be highly regarded at our auctions and this sale was no exception. With a duo setting precedent at our toy auction in December 2017, the valuation was almost exact with these girls achieving £2,250, precisely in the middle of the bottom and top end estimates.