Published 14th July 2012
The quarterly fine sale of selected antiques held on 11th and 12th July 2012 proved to be a scorching success, with some fantastic prices achieved throughout each discipline.
The top lot of the day was in the furniture section of the sale, with a mid 18th Century mahogany Pepys bookcase being fiercely contested. This unusual piece had telephone bidders worldwide and finally went under the hammer for £20,000.
In the silver section of the sale, a pair of Charles I silver flagons were equally popular. By the maker William Mainwaring and inscribed St Stephens, this unique pair fetched a stunning £19,000.
Also in the silver section of the auction, an Elizabeth I Exeter silver communion goblet and paten by the maker John Jones of Exeter surpassed its estimate. This wonderful example of Exeter silver, dating from circa 1572 sold for £16,000.
Entries are currently being invited for the next quarterly fine sale to be held in the autumn.