Valentines capture hearts
At Kivells Auction at Holsworthy on 9th February of Select Antiques & Collectables five Victorian Valentine Cards captured the bidders hearts.
The homemade paper cut out cards were very much admired prior to the Auction. The Guide Price of £100-£200 was soon exceeded as the bidding soared to £800 at which price they were sold to a bidder from Cornwall against opposition from London & the USA.
Another lot which attracted great interest from the Internet was a Chinese blue & white 10” Moon Flask. Despite having a kiln defect to its top the Flask sold at £1400 to an On Line bidder.
Chinese again but this time a silver 3 piece tea service sold at £1200, other silver selling well were two English 3 piece tea services at £240 & £280, Egg nest at £160 & oriental cigarette case at £180.
A very good selection of jewellery included a 18ct platinum sapphire & diamond ring at £460, a 9ct gold 26 charm bracelet at £560, 22ct gold bands £130 to 160, seed pearl necklace £150, 9ct gold padlock bracelet £260 & .750 gold bracelet at £220.
Among the China section a William Moorcroft 5½” jar despite chips to its lid sold at £380, two Chamberlains Worcester graduated jugs sold at £300, a set of 3 Beswick flying ducks at £100 & a Shelley jelly mould at £100.
Furniture selling well included 9ft pine farmhouse table at £600, an early pine chest at £550, oak refectory table £440, envelope card table £130, a narrow pine settle £150, pine kitchen cupboard £170, satinwood linen press £340 & an oak window bench at £150.
Other notable prices were Chinese bronze Cencer at £650, Thomas Treleaven Bodmin fusee wall clock £420, Skeleton mantle Clock £460, Stags head £110, leather cased hunting flask £90 & an elm elbow chair at £110.
The next auction will be Sports & Pastimes Auction on 8th March 2016 which will be live online at www.the-saleroom.com
Lots are being accepted for all future auctions.
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