International interest at The Fine Art Sale

The September Fine Art sale attracted worldwide interest

The two day sale included items from Monks Hall, Syleham, Suffolk. Some of the highlights of day one began in the English pottery section with two brown salt glazed mugs, attributed to Vauxhall and inscribed ‘Wm Mott 1726’ and ‘Ambrose Thomson 1722’ selling for £4,800 and £4,600.  Jewellery saw good prices throughout and some particular highlights included, a four carat diamond in a 1920’s sapphire and diamond double halo surround make £15,000 and an important single stone Asscher cut internally flawless diamond ring make £19,000. A late 18th/early 19th century French gold and blue enamel circular powder box depicting Diana and her nymphs and Actaeon made £7,000.

Paintings, Prints & Drawings saw good international interest with lot 450 ‘A view over the Swan River in Australia, a 19th century journal, finally fetching an excellent £9,500 and returning to Australia. Lot 488, View of Muckross House, Killarney, Ireland by Henry John Campbell, RHS (British 1757-1828), sold well and made £1,200. Lot 525 saw much attention, ‘A peacock and other birds near water in a parkland setting’ by Marmaduke Cradock (British 1660-1717) and finally fetched £16,000.   

The Sporting and Wildlife section continued to attract good attention with the particular highlight of lot 661, the pencil drawing of General Jack Seely’s war horse Warrior, by Sir Alfred Munnings, PRA (British 1878-1959) which attracted much admiration and finally sold for £10,000 to the Munnings museum.  The collectors’ section also continued with great international interest seeing lot 686 a carved and painted wood model of a trout caught by the Hon. John Pleydell-Bouverie, after much keen competition from the American market finally making £6,500 and selling to America.

Furniture and rugs ended the sale successfully with good prices throughout and was highlighted by Lot 896, the marble heroic female figure entitled ‘Armed Science’ by John Bell (1811-1895) 225cm (88.5in) high. The figure finally made £15,000 after keen interest.

The next Fine Art sale will be held on Wednesday 30th November & Thursday 1st December. Entries close 21st October.

 For further information please contact Lisa Freeman-Bassett, PR Manager (Fine Art).



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