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CHINESE GILT BUDDHA SHINES BRIGHT AT HANNAM’S
All prices excluding buyers premium
Hannam’s Auctioneers new premises at the Old Dairy in Selborne has seen its own in house record for a single item sold at auction broken in three consecutive sales, on October 23rd, £26,000 was achieved for a Chinese Qing Dynasty buddhistic figure, four phone lines including a top Chinese collector battled against a £10,000 estimate before it was eventually knocked down to a delighted buyer. The Chinese market has certainly boosted regional salerooms margins and similar high prices were realised for items with good provenance and local history, £9000 was paid for a Kangxi style birthday plate, £8000 for a Qianlong mark and period Kong vase, although in this instance extensive restoration and hairline cracks were visible, however its rarity and quality saw it power through a modest estimate.
Perhaps more pleasing was the result for a local vendor from the Village, consigning a gift from a Japanese Gentleman acquired in the 1970s, a pair of Doucai porcelain candlesticks, estimated around £2000, a phone bidder from London secured the prized sticks for £7500, the delighted vendor (watching from home via www.the-saleroom.com) has subsequently booked a holiday on the proceeds from her Grandfathers acquisition.
An unusual Islamic tile made £750 and various Safavid copper and silver fetched between £30 and £500, including £360 for a single 17th Century copper jug. With ivory regulations firmly in place the market has dipped slightly however quality will always prevail, a wonderful early 20th century Chinese carved figure of guanyin upon an elephant, sold for £9500 to a UK buyer, a small Kangxi period bottle vase made £1900 against a £200-300 estimate.
Chinese Scholars and Buddhistic objects are always in demand and a handsome price was paid for a Buddhistic Cloisonne Enamel Stupa Stick, conservatively estimated it eventually sold for £5500 to a Parisian Collector. Clocks also have enjoyed a steady rise in price for unusual pieces, a leather cased ormolu clock by Thomas Cole fetched £5500, an Industrial Windmill clock sold for £2600 to the London trade and a Longcase clock in the George III style made £1800 under the hammer.
Perhaps the most surprising sale of the day, a small and rather insignificant looking Celadon glazed brush pot, delicately enamelled in white with flowers, estimated at £200-300, with strong telephone bidding and a single buyer in the room, who eventually prevailed buying the piece for £7200.
Hannam’s Final auction of the calendar year will take place on Friday December 5th at 11am, entries close Friday 21st of November, we are inviting entries of all Antiques, Collectables and Jewellery, Particularly Chinese and Japanese works of art, including Jade, Pre 1947 carved Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn, Silver, Ceramics, Bronze Censers, Figures and Furniture. Selling Commission of 5% and no other fees, for all enquiries please phone 01420 511788 or email images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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