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Next Auction – Tuesday 27th February to Friday 1st March from 10am.
Viewing Monday 26th February & on the day of the sale from 9am.
GREEK HERO MENELAUS CONQUERS HAMPSHIRE AUCTION ROOM.
Hannam’s Auctioneers in Selborne had a very successful October auction, with an Italian school large bronze of Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus, during the siege of Troy selling to a phone bidder for £13,000. The stunning bronze group is just one of a number of fantastic items that sold to phone bidders throughout the sale from across the world, casting a shadow over both internet bidders and bidders in the room.
An example of this would be the lovely collection of musical boxes Hannam’s had in their sale. A lovely 19th century Swiss tortoiseshell musical bird box attributed to rochet commanded seven phones and eventually sold for £4,400. And a fine and rare 19th century Swiss musical box by the notable maker Nicole Freres sold for £2,600.
Once again the clock department at Hannam’s auctioneers held their own, with a majority selling to UK bidders as well as abroad. Notable lots from this section include a rare mid-19th century French royal exchange London carriage clock for £3,400, a fine 19th century Sevres bisque porcelain and ormolu figural clock based on Canova’s three graces for £3,000, and a fine 19th century French industrial boiler engine clock c1880 for £5,000. All three of these clocks sold via Hannam’s three online platforms, live auctioneers, the saleroom and invaluable.
The Chinese and Japanese market is still strong with a steady selling rate to buyers throughout the world. The most fun item had to of been a rare 19th century black forest carved hall stand in the form of a standing bearded dwarf holding aloft a tree stump, standing at an impressive 7ft 4ins tall, selling to a telephone bidder for £5,000. Other Oriental items that sold included a fine large 19th century Japanese Meiji period carved Tokyo school ivory okimono for £4,800, a Chinese Qing dynasty carved white jade libation cup for £4,400, and a fine 17th century Chinese blue and white porcelain brush pot for £4,000
Hannam’s next Auction will be on Friday 11th December, and they are inviting the public to consign items for their final auction of the year. For additional information or assistance please visit their website at www.HannamsAuctioneers.com or call them on 01420 511788, or alternatively email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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