Hannam's | Sale Highlights

Next auction 3rd, 4th & 5th September [Entries Closed]

Sale Highlights

Highlights from some of our recent auctions:

THE MOTHER OF ALL SCREENS SOLD AT HANNAMS

Hannam’s Auctioneers, Selborne finished 2017 with their largest and best ever sale. Spread over three days, covering antiquities from all categories and all corners of the world, the 2,460 lot auction was attended by 3,560 approved registered bidders online, 75 telephone bidders, and a room full of customers. The highlight of the sale without question was a locally consigned 19th century Austrian mother of pearl and painted glass four fold ...

LOUIS VUITTON TRUNKS TRAVEL THROUGH AUCTION

A fantastic collection of Louis Vuitton suitcases, trunks and large travelling wardrobes were sold at Hannam’s Auctioneers in their October fine art auction. One of the items, with all the original internal fixtures and fittings, standing over a metre in height sold for £7,000 to an internet bidder. Another smaller similar trunk, with shelves and a hanging rail sold to a telephone bidder for £4,000.

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UNUSUAL TURKISH ABSTRACT SCULPTURE SELLS AT AUCTION

Known as the ‘Turkish Da Vinci’, Ilhan Koman (1921-1986) was an important figure in the history of Turkish modern and contemporary art. Recognised for his experimental approach to sculpting, he worked with many materials including stone, metal, clay and wood. Graduating from the Istanbul Fine Arts Academy he became the understudy to famous sculptor Rudolf Belling, the first German artist to produce abstract sculptures. Whilst working in Turke...

LARGE COLLECTION OF CHINESE SHIPWRECKED PORCELAIN SOLD AT HANNAM’S

In 1725, a Chinese merchant junk boat en route from Canton to Jakarta tragically sank due to an on board fire off the Ca Mau peninsular in Southern Vietnam. Its cargo consisted of chinaware, porcelains, blue and white ware, porcelains decorated in brown, white-glazed porcelains over-glazed with enamels, and various stoneware. Discovered by Vietnamese fisherman in 1998 after their nets were snagged on the wreck, the resurfacing of the cargo began....

SÈVRES PORCELAIN TEA SET SHOCKS AUCTION

A beautiful 19th century Sèvres porcelain tea for two set on tray painted with figural panels, with jewelled decoration stunned the staff at Hannam’s Auctioneers when it sold during their three day fine art auction for £17,000. The wonderful eight piece service, only 34cm wide, was consigned locally and valued at only £3,000, but internet interest along with telephone bidders from Europe soon brought the hammer price up to the staggering ...