Hannam's | Sale Highlights

Entries for our three day auction starting 6th January are now open.

Sale Highlights

Highlights from some of our recent auctions:

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...

ANOTHER RARE ANTIQUE DISCOVERED IN THE MEON VALLEY

Another local family were left stunned when an unusual stone figure, thought to be of the grand tour period, proved to be of an earlier date and sold at Hannam’s Auctioneers for £14,000 in their monthly three-day auction. Discovered when clearing out their relative’s house near Warnford, the family brought the 62cm high figure of a Roman male to Hannam’s saleroom in Selborne for a free valuation, without the thought that it would reach suc...

IVORY SALES REMAIN STRONG IN AUCTION

Hannam’s 2,687 item July auction proved a great success for vendors and buyers, with items selling at all ranges from £5 to £18,000. Spread over three days, Hannam’s offer multiple categories for bidders and their vendors with plenty on offer in their auctions every month. With glass, porcelain, ornamentals, silver, gold and jewellery on the first day. Clocks, watches and oriental works of art on the second day, and finally general wares, f...

£34,000 WATCH FOUND IN FAMILY DRAWER

A local family couldn’t believe their luck when they heard a grubby wristwatch, they had discovered in the back of their relative’s desk drawer sold at Hannam’s Auctioneers for a hammer price of £34,000. The extremely rare vintage Compur Universal chronograph wristwatch had the internet and telephone bidders in a frenzy, with people even trying to purchase the item before sale. The style of watch was only produced for 18 months in the 1...

LALIQUE DISH DISCOVERED IN LOCAL STORAGE CONTAINER

An unusual French Lalique glass dish, decorated with two love birds was discovered in an unpaid storage container in Hambledon, just down the road to nearby Auctioneers, Hannam’s, in Selborne. In fantastic condition, the rare dish was put into their three-day fine art auction this month and sold for £4,200 after a modest £150-200 estimate. This just goes to show there are still antiques buried away, unknown and unappreciated. So, don’t forg...