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John Nicholson's Sales Highlights

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Christmas Collectors’ auction 2 December

The recent Collector's auction exceeded expectations; a combination perhaps, of being able to bid online (and therefore being accessible to all) but also there were some great bargains as well! Not least, the Louis Vuitton luggage collection. Such an iconic design....

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FINE PAINTING AUCTION 15 NOVEMBER

A good strong sale with two particular Lots flying out the door. Lots 136 & 256 did very well.. the first Lot 136 sold on the phone. Alonzo C Webb (1888-1975) American. An American City Skyline, possibly Chicago, mixed media, signed and dated 1950, 20” x 26”....

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FINE ANTIQUE AUCTION 9 NOVEMBER

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,...

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ORIENTAL AUCTION 8 NOVEMBER

The recent Oriental sale in November saw items selling well. A 19th century framed Chinese kingfisher feather river landscape picture, the frame 33in x 25.5in sold for £4000. Also, a Chinese famille rose porcelain butterfly vase, the base with a qianlong seal mark,...

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FINE ANTIQUE TWO DAY AUCTION – 5&6 OCTOBER

The excitement of this two-day sale was very much an extraordinary collection of Maori artefacts with an unbroken provenance dating back to their acquisition in 1837 by one of the earliest English missionaries to New Zealand. The collection, is the remains of a larger...

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ORIENTAL AUCTION 4 OCTOBER

There were a few surprises at our October Oriental auction on the 4th. Japanese and Chinese Lots sold really well including a fine quality signed Japanese gold wire Cloisonne vase by Hayashi Kodenji, the silver foot rim with an impressed Jungin 'pure silver' mark and...

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Oriental Auction – September 6, 2017

The first Oriental sale of the Autumn was a great success. It is hard to predict how the sales will go at times. Of course, online bids and sales are by far outweighing activity in the room (where would we be with the power of the internet?), but all in all, a busy...

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General sale – August 12, 2017

What a fantastic turnout we had last Saturday. The saleroom was so busy that we had to write on more paddles so that everyone who wanted to, could bid! The big draw was the collection of pots and garden furniture we had taken from a house clearance in Wimbledon. The...

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