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Broad March Fine Art catalogue produces diverse range of highlights

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A fine quality Victorian Amoyna and Ebonised Bonheur
de Jour, decorated with Wedgwood Jasperware medallions
and central mirror, caused quite a stir; eventually
selling for £2,700. 

Lot 151, a Tissot Antimagnetic Gents’ wristwatch,
achieved £1,192. 

Lot 354, a landscape study with a waterfall attributed
to Alexander Nasmyth (1758 – 1840), sold
for an impressive £5,960

With a catalogue spanning everything from vintage clothing, furs and accessories through watches and jewellery to Oriental works, ceramics, furniture and art, West Midlands’ Auction House Cuttlestones’ Friday, 1st March Fine Art Auction produced an interesting selection of highlights.


While the first three sections, which covered vintage clothing and accessories, vintage and costume jewellery and compacts and perfume bottles saw some decent sales, it was the fine jewellery section that kick-started the big prices, with a good quality platinum & diamond ring (lot 96) fetching £2,503. Hot on its heels, from a particularly strong watch section – which included antique pocket watches, vintage collections and modern both ladies’ and gents’ modern dress watches – lot 151, a Tissot Antimagnetic Gents’ wristwatch, achieved £1,192.  


Art – both the traditional and the rather more exotic – also performed well. From a number of imposing oil paintings lot 354, a landscape study with a waterfall attributed to Alexander Nasmyth (1758 – 1840), particularly stood out. Despite being unframed and the canvas having numerous holes, it sold for an impressive £5,960. Elsewhere in the section, lot 375, a collection of 114 Indian Mica paintings, held in pairs and depicting characters in traditional crafts and professions, saw the hammer fall at £1,200.


The furniture section, meanwhile, provided the final star lots of the day – lot 402, a quality Mahogany foldover games table with later inset baize decoration and hairy paw style feet, sold for £1,400 despite the top carrying marks and scars. Lot 414, a fine quality Victorian Amoyna and Ebonised Bonheur de Jour, decorated with Wedgwood Jasperware medallions and central mirror, caused quite a stir; eventually selling for £2,700. 


For full result and hammer prices for the Fine Art Auction, visit www.cuttlestones.co.uk or call 01785 714905.
 

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