The Fine Antique auction on the 9 November saw some good results with some surprises. A good set of three lead garden figures, modelled as cherubs emblematic of earth, wind and water, on circular bases. Estimated at £500-700, they fetched £1100.
Estimated at £500-600, the ever popular Clarice Cliff bizarre “forest green” tea set, teapot and cover, milk jug, sugar basin and two cups and saucers went for £1100. A standing bronze from Sir William Hamo Thornycroft RA (1850-1925) British , 129 baluchis, wearing his medals, holding a rifle with bayonet in front of him sold for £5500 with an estimate of £2000-3000.
The clock section did well with a superb rare Moser of Paris brass carriage clock, with eight-day movement, triple dial with month and days, striking on a single bell, stamped Moser A. Paris, no. 9483, stamped on the movement and case, complete with carrying handle. Carrying an estimate of £600-800, it went for £1100. Also, a superb French 19th century gold, diamond and blue enamel bangle, made in France circa. 1890 and estimated at £500-800, sold for £1400.
A rare set of four early Dutch silver candlesticks, estimated at £2500-3000 sold for £3800.
More unusual was an early Fijian whale tooth necklace. Estimated at £500-700, it sold for £1300.
We will be running an auction of collectors’ items on 2 December. Please see the catalogue on our website nearer to the sale.