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CLOCK REUNITED WITH FAMILY AFTER 250 YEARS
A George III ebonised bracket clock by Thomas Washbourne has been reunited with the Washbourne family after it was discovered in Hannam’s Auctioneers November auction by a descendant of the London clockmaker. Thomas Washbourne is recorded in G.H. Baillie, ‘Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World’ as working in London from before 1744 until his death in 1756. Consigned locally from a private collection, the bracket clock, standing 50cm tall, sold for £6,000 to the clockmaker’s family, who were bidding in the room during the three-day 3,009 lot auction.
The star item in Hannam’s auction was an interesting 18th Century Korean vase. Consigned from an estate in the North of England, the blue and white vase, estimated at just £80-120 sold to a bidder for £35,000 who flew over to the saleroom in Selborne to purchase the item. In addition to this, the gentleman also purchased a Korean water dropper in the form of a Buddhistic Lion for £12,000.
Hannam’s can also assist by providing a comprehensive professional probate valuation of an estate. They can take the worry out of your hands by helping you value an estate and settle the affairs. Their valuers will provide a professional researched detailed report following an appointment to attend the estate. Some insurers may require or recommend that you have a professional valuation document to support any claims for an item, should something unexpected happen and Hannam’s Auctioneers can offer these insurance valuations. Alternatively, you may wish for a formal valuation of items in your home to ensure you apply the correct insurance policy via the right provider.
Throughout the year Hannam’s will be hosting additional one day auctions in between their three-day monthly auctions. These will be available to view the day before and the morning of the sale, and as always, online. The next auctions shall be a one-day auction on 3rd December, followed by a three-day auction on the 6th, 7th & 8th January. For free valuations and consignment entries please visit their Selborne saleroom, or for further information please visit the website www.hannamsauctioneers.com or call the office on 01420511788.
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