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Wednesday 30th January 2019 @ 6pm

Viewing 28th 2pm to 5pm, 29th & 30th 2pm to 6pm, or by appointment.

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Wednesday 20th February 2019 @ 10.30am

Viewing 18th February 2pm to 5pm, 19th 10am to 5pm, from 9am on sale day.

WESTCOUNTRY ART AUCTION

Wednesday 13th March 2019 @ 6pm

Viewing 11th,12th March 10am to 5pm, 13th March 2pm to 6pm.

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Welcome to Plymouth Auction Rooms

Plymouth Auction Rooms is a family run business established in 1992. The team have a wealth of experience enabling them to provide a professional, friendly and efficient auctioneering and valuation service.

Auctioneer and valuer Paul has some 30 years’ experience in the auction business and has appeared on BBC television, local and national radio. He is also regularly featured in the Westcountry media – with regular newspaper columns and editorial features.

The auction rooms hold regular sales featuring art, jewellery, watches, antiques and collectors’ items.

Enthusiasm for promotion and marketing has yielded many exceptional results including a record price for a pair of Chinese Export pottery parrots at £170,000; the auction of English gold pattern coins, selling worldwide for £330,000; and the sale of a cricket ball from the famous 1933 ‘bodyline’ series for £10,000.

Plymouth Auction Rooms is widely respected and recognised as the leading saleroom for works by iconic painter Robert Lenkiewicz with many paintings regularly selling from £10,000 to £20,000.

A high profile internet presence and an on-line bidding facility has seen Plymouth Auction Rooms evolve into one of the Westcountry’s leading auctioneers and valuers.

Auction 13th March 2019 - Estimate 4,000 to 5,000.

Auction 13th March 2019 - Estimate 4,000 to 5,000.

SOLD 54,000

SOLD 54,000

Auction 13th December 2017, a marine chronometer by Thomas Earnshaw SOLD 5,600

Auction 13th December 2017, a marine chronometer by Thomas Earnshaw SOLD 5,600

LOT 369 10th May 2017 SOLD 8,400.

LOT 369 10th May 2017 SOLD 8,400.

FINE SETH GARLAND PAINTING HEADLNES THE 2019 ART AUCTION

We are delighted to present a beautiful painting by the popular contemporary Cornish artist Seth Garland. Painted in oil and tempera from the 2012 Lapis Lazuli Series and titled 'Inertia Shines', this stunning painting has been in the same collection since it was painted and now presents an opportunity for a collector to acquire it at the March Art Auction with a guide price at £4,000 to £5,000. Private viewing is available, contact us for details.

Sold 2,700 - A 19th century Turkish gilded sword.

Sold 2,700 - A 19th century Turkish gilded sword.

Rolex left to right 1978 Submariner model 5513 for 8,900, 2004 GMT Master model 1671 for 5,700, 1969 GMT Master model 1675 at 6,200, November 2018.

Rolex left to right 1978 Submariner model 5513 for 8,900, 2004 GMT Master model 1671 for 5,700, 1969 GMT Master model 1675 at 6,200, November 2018.

Sold 9,500 November 2018

Sold 9,500 November 2018

Sold 2,200, December 2018.

Sold 2,200, December 2018.

Sold 6,400.Chinese Export Silver, a Challenge Cup, richly embossed decorated with various scenes including Warriors and Village Life, the stem in the form of an ostrich foot, having ring drop handles, the cover with flower finial and gilt lined, stamped L.W possibly Luen Wo, height 29cm with cartouche inscription Chefoo Club, Billiard Handicap Challenge Cup presented 1889, height 29cm, weight 15.53oz.

Sold 6,400.Chinese Export Silver, a Challenge Cup, richly embossed decorated with various scenes including Warriors and Village Life, the stem in the form of an ostrich foot, having ring drop handles, the cover with flower finial and gilt lined, stamped L.W possibly Luen Wo, height 29cm with cartouche inscription Chefoo Club, Billiard Handicap Challenge Cup presented 1889, height 29cm, weight 15.53oz.

Auctioneer Paul Keen with the the Dancing Faun of Pompeii, which sold for 2,000.

Auctioneer Paul Keen with the the Dancing Faun of Pompeii, which sold for 2,000.

News from the Rostrum Highlights

2018 BRIEF REVIEW

Fine jewellery, valuable watches and Asian works of art dominated the higher end results at Plymouth Auction Rooms buoyant 2018 year of sales. Auctioneer and valuer Paul Keen says "our sales have been underpinned by the ever growing online competition from worldwide collectors and specialists".

The watch department continues to grow and with Rolex expert Richard Sheppard on board there are now six watches sales planned for 2019. The recent watch sale saw some over sixty watches finding buyers with top prices gong for Rolex watches including models 1978 Submariner model 5513 for £8,900, 2004 GMT Master model 1671 for £5,700, 1969 GMT Master model 1675 at £6,200.

Valuation days in Plymouth and Kingsbridge generate a high proportion of jewellery for the bi monthly sales servicing the demand for antique and modern jewellery, the owner of a pretty diamond ring from the South Hams was delighted to see it sell for £9,500 at the Christmas sale.

Paul says "it’s great to see that auction attendance has remained constant, as many people still prefer the buzz of a live auction particularly when lots sell for way over estimate", as found at the December sale with a small carved white jade figure sell for almost 50 times estimates, when a telephone bidder from Beijing admired its quality but faced stiff competition on the day from two other phone bidders and had to bid an impressive £2,200 to buy it. Another surprise came when an ornate Turkish sword flew past its guide price with an army of online collectors pushing the price from just £200 to £2,700 much to the delight of the owner.

A collection of Chinese silver created a stir in the saleroom, coming to sale with great provenance so it was no surprise when bids came in way over guide price, top seller was a challenge cup at £6,400.

The art department has focused on Westcountry artists with paintings and prints by Robert Lenkieiwcz leading the way, although values have softened in the last five years Plymouth Auction Rooms were still able to sell a number of paintings in the £5 to £10,000 bracket this year. Other artists strongly promoted are continuing to flourish are Fred Yates, Joan Gilchrest, Brian Pollard, Lee Woods and Beryl Cook.

The auctioneers are now looking forward to 2019 and will be welcoming your treasures at their Cattedown salerooms for their upcoming sales. For further details call 01752 254740 or visit plymouthauctions.co.uk