Antique silver, general jewellery and collectables were in hot demand at our Summer collectors auction. Over 350 lots came under the hammer on the 11th August, featuring a great selection of silver principally from two Devon estates.
With several hundred online bidders and some very good local bidders in the Saleroom, it was no surprise that many estimates were left behind. The headline lot for the silver section was a rare provincial silver coffee pot by James Strang of Exeter dated 1787. This attracted lots of interest and sold for an impressive £2,200. The next lot was an 18ct century pot by Robert Makepeace of Newcastle, which also sold well at £800. The silver section continued to sell very well, and a small find in a job lot was rewarded when a Georgian silver nutmeg grater sold for £280.
With many lots to choose from, other highlights in the sale included an Asprey Art Deco compact box in silver and gilt, which sold well over its guide price to a local bidder for £450. Several gold coins all found bidders, most notably the set of four 1887 Jubilee gold coins, including a five-pound gold, which sold for a hammer price of £2,300.
A neat 19th-century French carriage clock by ‘Bolviller, Paris’ sold for £680, whilst in the furniture section a rare Edwardian mahogany campaign desk by Chapman of London seemed a good buy at £550, as did the well-kept fully fitted 19th-century mahogany apothecary’s cabinet at £460.
With very few lots left unsold, we were delighted to have held another buoyant sale at Plymouth Auction Rooms, and have already made a start collecting lots for the next Antiques & Collectables Sale in October.