Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Two Martin Brothers stoneware grotesque bird jars and covers, by Robert Wallace Martin, one dated 21-7-1913 and the other 10-1903 sold for a combined £20500 in our Antique and interiors Auction on 13th December in our.
This impressive Narwhal tusk (Monodon Monoceros) measuring a massive 256 cm long, and weighing in at 8.9 kg, sold in our Wednesday 15th November Antique and Interiors sale for an amazing £12,500. Our extremely happy vendor received the tusk as a gift 35 years ago when it was brought back from Greenland. Now the tusk has moved on to an ecstatic buyer.
A fantastic all round result!!
Lot 74 – A striking Art Deco period ‘Princess’ shaped tea service by Shelley, England, comprising six trios, tea pot, two cream jugs, bread plate, sugar bowl and two cups and saucers. In a rare poppies pattern dating from the early 1930’s, the pattern comprises tall pink poppies with green leaf foliage and grey trees in the background finished with an apple green rim and cup handle.
sold for £3500
Lot 2. A late 19th century Tiffany and Company of Paris carriage clock, with porcelain enamelled panels to the front and sides, striking action, numbered 13473, with leather case, sold in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 28th June for £3000
An F H Ayres rocking horse, stamped ‘Harrods Knightsbridge’ to stand
Sold in our General Sale Wednesday 17th May for £2300
A large pair of famille rose vases, decorated with children, on powder blue ground, late 19th century
Sold in our Wednesday 3rd May Antique and Interiors Sale for £2500
A large collection of Zippo lighters (150) and a display cabinet estimated £300 – £400
sold in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 5th April for £1600
Norman Cornish (1919-2014) oil on board, titled ‘Sea-anglers on South Shields Pier’
Sold in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 8th February for £4000
Norman Cornish is a much loved celebrated mining artist and much sought-after contemporary painter. Born on 18 November 1919, Norman lived in Oxford Street, Spennymoor, before his family moved to Bishops Close Street adjacent to the old ironworks and the gasworks. He described the house he shared with his parents and siblings as primitive. Norman began working as an underground datal lad (employed by the day doing odd job work) on Boxing Day in 1933, where Norman heard of a sketching club in Spennymoor. The club was provided by the Spennymoor Settlement, inaugurated in 1931 as a recreational centre, later known as The Pitmans Academy. Accepted as a member of the Settlement at the age of 15 Norman became focused on his art and his work. Norman exhibited at the settlement for the first time at the annual art exhibition and continued to paint throughout World War Two. Immediately after the war Norman held his first one-man exhibition in the ‘Green Room’ at the People’s Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1947 five of Norman’s paintings were purchased and destined for Hobart House, the NCB offices in London by Dr Revans, the director of education at the National Coal Board. Consequently Norman was asked to co-organise an exhibit in London’s Oxford Street called ‘Art by the Miner’. Norman continued to paint and exhibit nationally and locally becoming one of the most sought after contemporary painters. Here we have a Norman Cornish (1919-2014) oil on board, titled ‘Sea-anglers on South Shields Pier’. The artwork was sold with a receipt from The Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, from a Norman Cornish exhibition held in December 1992. sold in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 8th February for £4000
WOW! 2017 Has started well! See below a list of sales and highlights from January.
This fantastic blue and white Oriental teapot sold in our 11th January Antique and Interiors sale for an amazing £17000. Our online sales function was electric, jumping up £2000 at a time! We had one extremely happy buyer and an incredibly pleased seller.Our 25th January General sale saw several lots of cameras ranging from Nikon to Bronica, selling from £440 to £500 a lot.
Thank you to all of our fantastic customers, we have just finished our last sale of 2016! Its been an incredible year! Today we held our raffle for a fab Christmas tree and have raised £30 for SHELTER charity!! Thank you to everyone who has participated in what has been a fantastic year!! Love from us all here at Boldon Auction Gallery
Above are further Images of the remarkable 20th Century Marklin Wurttemberg steam engine
This stunning 18ct Gold, 5 stone diamond ring sold in our Antique and Interiors sale on Wednesday 20th July for a staggering £1600
Below is a selection of lots sold in our Antique and Interiors sale on Wednesday 20th July 2016
A selection of lots sold in our General Sale Wednesday 22nd June
A Cello bow, stamped E.Sartory a` Paris – Sold in our Antique and Interiors sale for £6500
Originating from Mirecourt France, Eugène Nicolas Sartory (1871) became known as an influential French archetier/ bow maker. Sartory first learned his trade as an apprentice to his father and then went on to work with Paccatte and Lamy Père, before setting up his own shop on the Boulevard Nouvelle in 1893.
Sartory’s bows are marked “E.SARTORY A PARIS”. It is said that bows made by the French archetier have been among those most sought after in instrument building for over 100 years. His perfectly balanced pieces have become classical examples of the standard of bow that follows the tradition of François Xavier Tourte. Sartory perfected his own model and throughout his lifetime produced amazing standard high quality pieces. Working mostly with dark Pernambuco in the earlier period and becoming increasingly lighter into the later years; but always giving his bows luxurious details, with ebony, silver and gold fittings as well as tortoiseshell thumb leather and lizard skin.
A 9ct gold football medal awarded to W.Tiffin, ex-Newcastle footballer and Northumberland Football Association and FA Councillor season 1921-2, this fabulous lot sold in our Antiques and Interiors sale on Wednesday 13th April realised a brilliant £300.
Our fourth Antique and Interior Sale is almost upon us. We are so happy to say we have had a great response from clients and a fantastic success in the sales. We thought we would gather together a selection of lots that have been sold in our previous three Antique and Interior sales so far this year. We would like to thank all of our clients for their participation in making the beginning of
2016 a fantastic success!
mileage 14,787. The Micra sold for £1300.
A Hipkins Patent Single lever corkscrew, stamped C.F Hipkins and son, LOT 188 sold in our 16th March Antique and Interiors sale for £1900.
The company G F Hipkins became Hipkins and son about 1878. By 1890 the company was managed by the founders widow. By 1901 William Hipkins had taken over the company and was the managing director until his death. Occupying two position, as MD at Hipkins and son and at W & T Avory.
William Hipkins started his corkscrew manufacturing career as foreman in the Lund factory in London. Later he joining father’s business in Birmingham. In 1879 William Hipkins obtained a patent for a Lever rack design. A year later he was granted another patent. He specialized in manufacturing patented corkscrews like the Whelan 1881 patent, the 1894 Maud’s patent and some Henshall straight pull corkscrews as well as steel eyebrow corkscrews. Hipkins was extremely appreciated developing the W & T A business as well as designing and manufacturing corkscrews.
Glass from the past
Included in our 17th February 2016 Antiques and Interiors Auction will be this fantastic Stained glass window. A large twelve piece stained glass window by Franz Mayer at Mayer and Company Munich; and a selection of other glass windows. Estimated to sell between £800 – £1200
The Stained glass windows was originally used in the St Bede’s Convent Chapel,
it was donated to Mother Superior Aloysius of the Sister’s of Mercy
(Superior for 36 years) by the people of Sunderland.
On the closure of the St Bede’s Convent the glass was brought to
Oaklea Convent on the corner of Thornhill Terrace,
this however coincided with WW2 so the glass was hidden
in the cellar behind false walls for protection.
The glass remained hidden in the cellar and forgotten until 1992
when the community were preparing for their 150 years celebration
to be held in 1993, only then did an old sister remember their whereabouts.
Some of the windows were then mounted on the staircase of Oaklea convent
and some of the smaller pieces used in the new
Chapel of St Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy.
We have in the sale the windows that have not been reused.