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CLOCKS KEEP TICKING IN SEPTEMBER SUCCESS
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Hannam’s Auctioneers of Selborne, Hampshire, were left celebrating along with local vendors, after their second sale since their launch in July 2014 was a great success, with many lots offered with tempting estimates, fetching top prices with over 700 registered bidders Worldwide, from the USA to the Northern Regions of Russia, Clocks and Oriental Works of Art were again flavor of the month, a fine 19th century French Champleve enamel carriage clock made £3200 selling to the trade. A local family were left stunned when their George II mantel clock, originally consigned in 14 pieces, fetched £2400 under the hammer, with strong interest in unusual and good quality enamel clocks from China, prices have sky rocketed in recent months, a Mainland Chinese buyer was delighted to secure an Industrial clock by Howard and Co, in the form of a pump for £8000, against 4 telephone bids, the same buyer contested a Victorian Automaton Bird clock, however was outgunned for the piece, selling to the London trade for £9000.
One of the Finest Carriage clocks in the auction, featured painted ivory panels of classical females, upon a rich red enamel ground, consigned locally, 5 telephone lines battled for the piece, before eventually being purchased by a collector for £4200. An 18th Century Dutch walnut Longcase clock sold to a Private American Stately Home for £5000.
Hannam’s following for Chinese and Japanese works is stronger than ever, with a busy saleroom and over 200 registered buyers in Asia, strong bidding ensued for prized pieces, Chinese bronze censers have always been popular auction wares, a small gilt bronze censer made £2400, and a large polished censer made £4200, both bearing Xuande marks but made in the 19th Century, with ivory regulations changing , prices have dipped in recent month, but a surge in interest from Europe resulted in a delighted buyer of a pair of Canton ivory baskets for £9000.
Oriental silver far outweighs its material value, a pair of Japanese dragon bowls made £950, an enamelled Chinese silver basket £2200 & a pair of silver goblets fetched £650 under the hammer.
Another locally consigned piece, traced back in the same family for over 100 years, a carved Zitan and bamboo table screen, depicting erotic scenes, surpassed a £2000 estimate, before eventually selling to an American collector for £5000, from the same home a Gilt Bronze Buddha battled between 3 phones lines, before selling to the London trade for £9000.
A jade Buddha C1950 was perhaps the biggest surprise of the day, estimated at just £200, 7 phone lines contested the piece, before the hammer dropped for £5500 to a delighted Private Collector, who has the matching pair to the piece.
Chinese furniture was also popular in the saleroom, a carved Chinese hardwood centre table made £15,000 against a £3000-5000 estimate, and a pair of Chairs £6500.
Hannam’s Auctioneers will hold another European & Oriental Works of Art sale on Friday 24th of October, inviting entries of Porcelain, Glass, Silver, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art, Oriental Furniture, Gold, Jewellery & Bronzes, selling commission of 5% plus VAT, all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01420 511788 to arrange a free valuation of your items.
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