Battered Salmon leap to £9,900
Salerooms November Specialist Sale was lead by this pair of 19th
Century carved painted fish. With damage to the tail fins and
craquelure to the painted surface the fish were not as fresh as they
might have been. A pool of determined bidders took the bait of
an estimate that reflected their condition, but very few onlookers expected
the winning bidder to land the catch at £9,900!
Providing further raised eyebrows was the collection
of photo albums compiled by the Rev Francis John Griffith who was working
as a missionary in Northern China and Mongolia in the 1920s. The
market for such items has grown dramatically in recent years but all were
surprised when a bidder parted with £4,700 for the unique collection.
Feathers were ruffled when a new record auction price
was established for the Andrew Beer oil on canvas depicting three racing
pigeons that made it home with the bidder paying £2,700. The
section included a fine Victorian garnet, diamond and pearl set pendant
that sold for £3,700. Whilst the pound may be weak for Brits
travelling abroad, on-line bidders from around the world used it to their
advantage with many overseas on-line bidders including furniture being
purchased by a bidder in Australia and a teaset going to Vietnam!
next Quarterly Specialist Sale will be held on Thursday 9th
|Sold for: £4,700
||Sold for: £1,850
||Sold for: £9,900
||Sold for: £2,700
||Sold for: £3,700
Free Jewellery, watch, silver & gold valuation days
On the dates below our Jewellery Specialist John Kelly,
Fellow of the Gemmological Association will be providing free
no-obligation verbal sale estimates on all items of jewellery, silver and
gold. Watches will be appraised
by Marc Burridge. (Items valued
may be consigned for the 9th March Quarterly Specialist Sale)
|Sold for: £1,350
||Sold for £1,350
||Sold for £3,550
||Sold for £4,600
||Sold for £5,150
||Sold for £30,000
||Sold for £69,000
for a list of forthcoming sales.
Click here for the list of
Free Valuation Days
Clevedon Salerooms is now the only Auctioneer and Valuer in the
Bristol area conducting Quarterly Specialist Sales of Antiques, Fine
Art & Collector's Items.
These quarterly sales of quality items are extremely popular with both
buyers and sellers because they contain a wide range of privately
consigned lots covering Furniture, Paintings, English, Oriental and
Continental Ceramics, Silver, Jewellery and Collectors Items at a
purpose built venue with the benefit of free car parking and close
proximity to the M4 and M5 motorways.
We also hold fortnightly Sales of Antiques and Quality Furnishings,
Collectables and Jewellery which have featured in the BBC series 'Flog-It' on
a regular basis.
We also provide Professional certified Valuations for Insurance, Inheritance
Tax and Probate purposes. We are proud to be the first choice of valuers for
many Bristol and West Country Solicitors charged with administering estates.
We hold regular Free Valuation Days at our salerooms
METHODS OF PAYMENT
– Payment can be made in cash as well as face-to-face credit or debit card
payment. Please note that we do not accept remote card payments.
Payments by credit card are subject to a charge of 2%. In addition we accept
payment by bank transfer and by cheque (all cheques must be cleared before
removal of goods and this may take up to 8 working days).