Hannam's | JANUARY SALE REPORT

Entries for our three day auction starting 30th October are now open.

JANUARY SALE REPORT

Hannam’s first sale of 2015 carried on from last year, with strong prices for Chinese & Japanese Works of Art, but also for all areas ‘Time’ related, a locally consigned wristwatch by Vacheron & Constantin, lacking its winder and with wear to the dial, sold for over ten times its auction estimate, £800-1200 was soon eclipsed when 7 phone lines contested for the prized piece, dating from the 1940s, before eventually selling to a delighted American Client for £9750, the same bidder also snapped up a French enamel pocket watch for £3800 and a carriage clock for £1500, with an unusual silvered metal case. Chinese bronzes were again snapped up by customers from around the globe, a large bronze figure of a Lama made £6000 and a smaller bronze figure of a buddha sold to a Chinese mainland buyer for £2800, a single owner collection of 18th Century English sparrowbeak jugs all found buyers, with prices from £110 for a modest and more commonly painted example with landscapes, to £460 for an unusual Meissen style jug and cover, a Ming ivory figure caused a stir, again cautiously estimated at £800-1200, a bidder secured the piece with a of £2600,  it has now found a new home in Paris, an 18th Century green jade censer sold for £7500 and from the same collection, an earlier Ming style russet jade buffalo made £4000 under the hammer, Hannam’s are inviting entries for their March 6th Auction, these include: Porcelain, silver, clocks, watches, pre 1947 carved ivory and rhinoceros horn, jade, selling commission is 10% plus VAT and items will be marketed worldwide to achieve the best prices possible, all enquiries to sales@hannamsauctioneers.com or telephone 01420 51188.



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