October 20th, 2021
An important collection of mid 18th century porcelain scent bottles are to be included in our forthcoming sales of Antiques & Collectables to be held on Wednesday 17th November 2021 at 10am.
The collection includes several examples made by the Charles Gouyn factory in St. James. Charles Gouyn, who was a partner in the Chelsea Porcelain factory, formed his own company in 1748/9. The ‘Girl-in-a-swing’ factory, so called after their most famous piece, was only first identified during the 20th century. Gouyn, a Huguenot born in Dieppe, was a second generation Jeweller. The scent bottles often feature gold or gilt metal mounts. Several pieces created by St. James can be found in the collections of the V&A, the Royal Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Also included in the sale are bottles created by the Chelsea Porcelain.
This fascinating collection of scent bottles will be offered with estimates range from £300 to £3,000.
July 30th, 2021
We are delighted to announce our next timed auction will feature a Private Collection of Transport Signs and Ephemera and Part II of our Westminster Council London Street Signs sale. Alongside street signs, which include Regents Street and Parliament Square, we are delighted to offer London Underground signs including Oxford Circus and Bond Street together with Northern Line direction signs and other iconic London Underground collectables and signs. The timed auction will run from 10th – 24th September. Please contact email@example.com for further information or call 0208 468 1010.
Diamonds dazzle at Farleigh
June 16th, 2021
Our most recent sale at Farleigh Court Golf Club on 9 June saw an exceptional result for a stunning piece of jewellery. In what was a highly successful section of the sale, with all jewellery fetching strong results across the board, it was lot 270, a 25 carat diamond necklace made up of 46 graduated brilliant-cut stones that shone brightest. The pre-sale interest and the competitive bidding, which eventually saw the necklace sell for £22,000 hammer, shows that in a market where coloured gems are often more sought after the power of carefully selected white stones coupled with quality craftsmanship can’t be overestimated.
If you have some diamonds hidden away – or any piece of jewellery for that matter – then it looks like the jewellery market is particularly favourable right now. We are continuing to accept consignments for our forthcoming sale which takes place at the end of July. To get in touch you can email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to us on the phone on 0208 468 1010.
Calling all fashionistas!
May 4th, 2021
Our upcoming 9th June auction promises fashion fixes for devotees of luxury goods with items ranging from Cartier watches to iconic Hermes bags and a stunning private collection of Louis Vuitton handbags, purses and luggage. The sale also contains classic Chanel suits and a retro Pierre Cardin shift dress for lovers of vintage fashion. Pre-loved fashion and luxury goods are experiencing a revival especially with sustainability and recycling being at the forefront of the news recently.