The Fine Art Sale June 2017

'The Nymph Callisto' makes £8,000

The June Fine Art sale saw good prices across the two day sale with highlights in ceramics, jewellery, silver, pictures and furniture.

Day One began with the Ceramics & Glass section where lot 49, a large Meissen figure of Count Bruhl’s Tailor, attracted strong bidding and finally made £8,000. 

Jewellery also saw good prices; highlights included a pear cut diamond crossover ring by Tiffany which attracted many admirers and finally made £4,200. Lot 247 a Victorian Archeological Revival negligee necklace also stood out and eventually fetched £1,500. 

In the silver section lot 480, a Victorian silver mounted claret jug modelled as a walrus by Henry William Curry, London 1883, could not fail to appeal, with his jewelled eyes and silver head; the wonderful walrus made £2,400.  

 Paintings, prints and drawings also produced some good results. Lot 605 the watercolour of ‘The Nymph Callisto’ by Edward Robert Hughes, RWS (British 1851-1914) made an excellent £8,000. Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote of one of Hughes’ works that it was ‘exquisite in feeling, poetry and colour’ . Vanessa Bell also attracted good bidding, lot 541, ‘Landscape with a farm at Firle, near Lewes, Sussex’, made £7,500 and the following lot ‘Still life with tulips and roses in a vase and a bust of a child by a curtain’ also made £7,500.

In the Sporting & Wildlife section lot 684 attracted much attention. ‘Study of Caesar, the King’s dog’ by George Earl (British 1824-1908) finally made £3,000. Caesar was King Edward VII’s beloved dog who followed his master’s coffin through London at the funeral of the King in 1910.

Furniture was also strong with some good results; lot 921 a George III mahogany low square back sofa, upholstered in pale blue satin made £2,400. Lot 933 a Howard armchair, early 20th century, upholstered in original printed fabric made £2,800.  

The next Fine Art Sale is September 13th and 14th 2017. Entries close 4th August 2017

For media enquiries please contact Lisa Freeman-Bassett, PR Manager (Fine Art).

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