Hannam's | Sale Highlights

Next Auction 15th, 16th & 17th November. Deadline for entries Friday 27th October.

Sale Highlights

Highlights from some of our recent auctions:

LOUIS VUITTON TRUNKS TRAVEL THROUGH AUCTION

A fantastic collection of Louis Vuitton suitcases, trunks and large travelling wardrobes were sold at Hannam’s Auctioneers in their October fine art auction. One of the items, with all the original internal fixtures and fittings, standing over a metre in height sold for £7,000 to an internet bidder. Another smaller similar trunk, with shelves and a hanging rail sold to a telephone bidder for £4,000.

Hannam’s experienced their l...

UNUSUAL TURKISH ABSTRACT SCULPTURE SELLS AT AUCTION

Known as the ‘Turkish Da Vinci’, Ilhan Koman (1921-1986) was an important figure in the history of Turkish modern and contemporary art. Recognised for his experimental approach to sculpting, he worked with many materials including stone, metal, clay and wood. Graduating from the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy he became the understudy to famous sculptor Rudolf Belling, the first German artist to produce abstract sculptures. Whilst working in Turke...

LARGE COLLECTION OF CHINESE SHIPWRECKED PORCELAIN SOLD AT HANNAM’S

In 1725, a Chinese merchant junk boat en route from Canton to Jakarta tragically sank due to an on board fire off the Ca Mau peninsular in Southern Vietnam. Its cargo consisted of chinaware, porcelains, blue and white ware, porcelains decorated in brown, white-glazed porcelains over-glazed with enamels, and various stoneware. Discovered by Vietnamese fisherman in 1998 after their nets were snagged on the wreck, the resurfacing of the cargo began....

SÈVRES PORCELAIN TEA SET SHOCKS AUCTION

A beautiful 19th century Sèvres porcelain tea for two set on tray painted with figural panels, with jewelled decoration stunned the staff at Hannam’s Auctioneers when it sold during their three day fine art auction for £17,000. The wonderful eight piece service, only 34cm wide, was consigned locally and valued at only £3,000, but internet interest along with telephone bidders from Europe soon brought the hammer price up to the staggering ...

RECORD RESULTS SMASH AUCTION BEST

Hannam’s Auctioneers of Selborne recorded their best ever Fine Art Auction at the start of May. With over 2,200 lots, spread over two days the fantastic variety available on offer for bidders was vast and of high quality. With 2,952 approved registered bidders online, 70 telephone bidders booked, and over 100 absentee bidders recorded, the life of an auctioneers is dramatically moving into a new technological era. With the great success and ...