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Viewing on Monday 17th June 2024 from 10am to 4pm GMT.


Hannam’s Auctioneer’s penultimate two day auction of the year received great results across the board, with oriental, clocks, silver and gold exceeding expectations at their saleroom in Selborne, Hampshire. The star lot of the auction was a good Chinese blue and white ‘Islamic market’ incense burner and cover. Valued at just £600, the item took off across all three online platforms and reached a staggering total of £10,000.

The fear of the impending ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn within the industry obviously showed as multiple Oriental items were not only consigned in numbers but sold for fantastic prices. Objects of note included a superb 19th century Japanese Meiji period shibayama kodansu carved ivory cabinet, selling for £9,500. A very large pair of early 20th century Chinese carved ivory immortals, selling for £4,400, and a fine and rare 19th century Japanese Meiji period shibayama carved ivory tankard sold for £5,800.

Hannam’s provided a wonderful collection of private clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches in their auction, and buyers from around the world came to purchase a large number of these antiques. There was a fine mid-19th century 18ct yellow gold gentleman’s pocket watch that sold for £4,800. A very rare 19th century French bronze and Limoges enamel repeating carriage clock which sold for £6,000, along with a rare 19th century French industrial clock and barometer and a superb 19th century French champlevé enamel carriage clock, which sold for £3,200 and £2,400 respectively.

Looking back at the sale, Harry Hannam, the senior valuer and auctioneer was content with the results over the two days, “With the industry fluctuating lately, it is a breath of fresh air to see such positive results spread over multiple categories of the auction. We have a strong client base for quality Oriental works of art, along with antique clocks and pocket watches. Added to the fact that gold and silver prices are holding their own, the current opportunity for the public to obtain the best price for their antiquities could not be better.”

Hannam’s auctioneers invite the public to consign items for their forthcoming fine art antique sale on 8th & 9th December, and again in the New Year on 18th & 19th January. With great results in silver, clocks, porcelain, oriental art and jewellery, they offer valuations on any of your items. Hannam’s also offer free valuation consultations at their saleroom, in Selborne every Monday from 10am and also house visits to the public if needed. For more information please contact the office on 01420 511788 or at sales@hannamsauctioneers.com.


Lot 635 – £3,200


Lot 653 – £4,800


Lot 670 – £2,400


Lot 676 – £6,000


Lot 1055 – £5,800


Lot 1085 – £10,000


Lot 1105 – £9,500

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