John Byrne, oil on panel, sold for £1600
Our Fine Paintings and Works of Art sale on 6th May 2017 was a resounding success with a round of applause in the room for the sale of the Jenny Saville, Nude Study, oil on paper at £180,000 to a bidder in the room. Other exciting lots included a small panel by John Byrne, part of his submission for the Royal Academy, achieving £1600, a charming unsigned oil on canvas, Terrier and Bust achieved a hammer price well over estimate of £1250. A series of watercolours by James Miller representing his travels around Europe also attracted interest both in the room and online with the highest price being achieved for Teatro La Fenice, Venice which sold for a healthy £650.
Our June Antique & Decorators Auction is already taking shape and will include a pair of tiles by William De Morgan, a rare 1960s Rolex, furniture includes a Regency rosewood chiffonier and a 19thc Edinburgh longcase clock, an unusual 19thc piano form workbox, a 19thc Grand Tour stone model of a Roman sarcophagus. Further Entries are invited
A rare 19thc thumb cut etched Last Drop whisky tumbler (illustrated). Sentenced to hanging, the last drink would be taken from such a glass, the last thing seen at the bottom of the glass would be their own fate, a hanging figure on the noose. Highlights from recent Antique & Decorators Sales include: A 19thc Oriental porcelain, Monkeys Journey to the West, sold for £6500, a naturalistic Tree of Life rug, sold for £1250, a Regency sampler sold for £4600, an unsigned oil on canvas depicting an early view of Gibraltar sold for £2150, a silver topped cane in the form of a hound, sold for £580 and a diamond and emerald Art Deco style bracelet sold for £2300. The market for antiques and collectables remains buoyant with collectors and investors alike making this an ideal time to buy or sell.
Further entries are invited for this sale and we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact us on 0131 553 7000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a valuation or home visit for any lots which you would like to submit for this sale.
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