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Antiques & Fine Art

At Special Auction Services (SAS) we hold a monthly Antique & Fine Art auction. Through these auctions we offer a range of items including ceramics, glass, works of art, objet d'art, and fine art.

Our Antique & Fine Art auctions usually held on the first Tuesday of every month start at 10 am and include some 500 lots. There are always items available to suit every pocket and taste.

The Antique and Fine Art department hold free valuation days every Wednesday from 10am-3.30pm in our Newbury saleroom. We recommend booking ahead to ensure a specialist is available to see you and appraise your valuables.

Experience and knowledge allows us to give you expert and comprehensive advice when selling. Prior to the auction a professional, colour printed catalogue is produced and publicised worldwide to ensure that your items reach the excellent prices they deserve.

Our consultants are available and eager to offer friendly and honest advice to any buyers with questions regarding items for sale, prior, during or post auction.

Any enquiries regarding buying or selling and for more information please contact our specialists Helen Bennett, Harriet Mustard or Alan Pritchard on 01635 580595 or via our contact us page.

 

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Arts
  • 4th August 2020

Lot 132

Monogrammed RB Ruth Bare Della Robbia Pottery (Birkenhead 1894-1906), a twin handled vase

Price realised

£900

Lot 138

Della Robbia Pottery (Birkenhead 1894-1906), an ovoid vase

Price realised

£700

Lot 142

Della Robbia Pottery (Birkenhead 1894-1906), a twin handled vase

Price realised

£1,300

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 2nd June 2020

Lot 373

A collection of Chinese and Asian conquilla nut beads, with carved decorations of figures, architecture, flowers and foliage, together with a string of bone beads carved as flowers (200+)

Price realised

£1,000

Lot 417

A quantity of Chinese snuff bottles, to include cinnabar lacquer examples, cameo glass, a wooden carving of boys holding a peach, an opaque glass example with yellow ground and raised cricket, height 6.5cm (15)

Price realised

£1,800

Lot 420

Five underglaze red and blue Chinese snuff bottles, four of cylindrical form, decorated with various landscapes, Immortals or celestial beings and one with dragons amidst waves, tallest 7.5cm (5)

Price realised

£2,400

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 2nd June 2020

Lot 154

A Black Forest carved wooden monkey's head, with glass eyes, cut teeth and a hinged jaw, possibly opening to reveal an ash tray, height 14cm

Price realised

£700

Lot 233

Seven Ian Fleming James Bond books, including three with dust jackets, 'The Spy Who Loved Me', 'You Only Live Twice' and 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (7)

Price realised

£750

Lot 313

Arabic Dallah Coffee Pots, a group of copper and brass Dallah some with decorative detail in varying sizes the largest 30cm high, F-G, (7)

Price realised

£1,500

Auction highlights

  • Antiques and Fine Art
  • 7th January 2020

Lot 317

Two Chinese portraits attributed to Lam Qua (1801-1860), one of a seated Lady in traditional Chinese costume, touching her hair with her right hand, seated near a table, oil on canvas, modern gilt frame and glazed, 58cm x 44cm, the other a portrait of a Lady in traditional Chinese costume holding a child, seated beside a table, 58cm x 44cm, Provenance: both sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong as lot 68 on 16th November 1973 (2)

Price realised

£4600

Lot 378

Johann Zoffany (1753-1810) oil canvas portrait of a gentleman in fine 18th Century frock coat with lace and silver applied lapels, a gilded waistcoat, label to front Johann Zoffany RA born 1753 died 1810, verso with stencilled black reference number, signs of old re-lining, 77cm x 64cm

Price realised

£3600

Lot 566

An Edwardian period Sheraton revival painted Carlton House desk, the upper section fitted with central cupboard and 6 short drawers, flanked by a pair of cupboards and two short drawers, profusely painted with garlands throughout together with portraits of ladies, children and fruits, slide out writing surface with inset green leather, above one long central and two short drawers to either side, raised on six square tapered supports, 129cm x 66cm x 96cm. provenance: purchased Sotheby's 1984

Price realised

£2600

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 3rd December 2019

Lot 101

A finely carved late 19th Century 'Black Forest' carved walnut group, attributed to Johann Huggler (1834-1913), modelled as two cows, one wearing a bell, on a shaped and break-front rustic pattern base, height 23cm, width 43cm

Price realised

£900

Lot 282

After George Romney (1765-1815) a portrait of Lady Mansfield, in a late 18th/early 19th Century frame, internal dimensions 69 cm x 72 cm, total size (including frame) 93 cm x 109 cm

Price realised

£460

Lot 388

A 19th Century continental scarlet tortoiseshell and inlaid cabinet on stand, in the 17th century Flemish style, the upper section with central door with architectural design and black and white chequer, opening to reveal mirror and fitted drawers to interior, having marquetry gilt and black inlaid star motif, having drawer above and below and a column of five drawers enclosed by pillars with gilt terminals, the base with six turned supports, lacks marble top, 124cm wide, 47cm deep and 154cm

Price realised

£2100

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 3rd March 2020
Lot 50

Lot 50

An RAF drop dial clock, a/f with glass pane, length 50cm

Price realised

£550

Lot 154

Lot 154

An interesting Johnson's Tunstall Brewery jug, produced by Elsmore and Forster and with factory mark to the base, Staffordshire pottery with transfer printed decoration of the premises and hops, height 21cm

Price realised

£650

Lot 182

Lot 182

Four Robert Thompson of Kilburn 'Mouseman' oak wall light brackets, rectangular mounting plate attached to an arm with carved scroll work detailing to both sides, with carved mouse signature, 23cm high, 7.5cm wide, depth 13cm (4)

Price realised

£600

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 5th November 2019

Lot 71

A 19th Century marble Roman figure of the jovial faun, the satyr plays two instruments: the crotala and the scabellum attached to his right foot and is based on an ancient sculpture currently in the Uffizi Gallery, af, height 68cm

Price realised

£1000

Lot 84

An interesting 18th Century folk art treen carving of a ship, with a historic note tucked inside "this was taken out of a writing bureau belonging to Lord Collingwood. I saw the bureau and know it's history". Collingwood was partner to Lord Nelson, serving in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars. Length 14cm

Price realised

£1600

Lot 244

J.A Bailey for Aynsley a hand decorated part tea service, dating to the early 20th Century, with each individual piece hand enamelled with floral sprays under the glaze, the exteriors with gilt ground, or gilt borders, to include a sandwich plate length 26.5cm, cups, saucers, side plates and jug

Price realised

£3200

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 1st October 2019

Lot 233

An Atkins Patent safety water filter, the stoneware vessel with relief moulded decoration, the lid a/f, height approximately 70 cm, together with a large ceramic 'pure butter' stand from 'The International Tea Co's Stores' (2)

Price realised

£650

Lot 250

Two Royal Worcester cabinet plates, with shaped gilt borders and hand painted with fruit, one signed 'H. Ayrton', the other 'P. Love', diameter 27 cm (2)

Price realised

£680

Lot 496

A 20th Century Jefferys Bros (Billiards) Ltd bar billiards table, complete with balls skittles and cues, with later Jeffery Bros score board to top

Price realised

£750

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 3rd September 2019

Lot 83

A bottle of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge triple orange liqueur, circa 1980's, 38.5%, together with a bottle of D.O.M Benedictine liqueur and a bottle of W. L. Weller Special Reserve 7 year whiskey (3)

Price realised

£420

Lot 227

A 19th Century Chinese hardwood altar table, the oblong top with convex carved ends over a prunus blossom and bird frieze, raised on slender oblong section legs, width 114 cm

Price realised

£1500

Lot 294

A good 19th Century Chinese fan, Qing dynasty, ivory monture, the guards deeply carved with a dragon and phoenix, mounted à l'Anglaise with a cream gauze leaf embroidered with pastel silks, the recto depicting a dragon and the verso butterflies and flowers, trimmed in white feathers with a double silk tassel, contained within the original fitted box of black lacquer, gold figural decoration to the exterior, a blue silk lining to the lid painted with birds and flowers, guard length 37 cm

Price realised

£480

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 6th August 2019

Lot 203

An interesting European tin glazed earthenware charger and other blue and white ceramics, the Delftware charger with chinoiserie decoration probably 18th century, earthenware mug with inscription "Roles for Ever 1768", octagonal plate with stylized Chinese scene and Chinese vase with blue and white underglaze decoration of two ladies holding flowers, diameter of charger 36 cm (4)

Price realised

2200

Lot 332

Sir David Murray (1849-1933) oil on canvas, 'The Bridge', signed 'David Murray' (lower left), the back inscribed 'The Bridge, David Murray RA. 1 Langham Chambers, Portland Place', sticker for 'L. Freedman, art dealer', 43 cm x 59 cm, framed and glazed

Price realised

£800

Lot 234

A 19th Century Staffordshire figure of a lion, of the 'Lion and the Unicorn' designed by John Walton c.1820, modelled wearing a crown and seated on a grassy base, height 15 cm

Price realised

£920

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Art
  • 2nd July 2019

Lot 81

An early 20th Century cased taxidermy pike, labelled 'Caught at Edenbridge on the Isis Feb 11th 1911 by Mr W. Holland, Weight 25.6s', mounted within a naturalistic setting upon a blue background, 112 cm x 51 cm x 22cm

Price realised

£200

Lot 109

A Japanese bronze vase, baluster form, flared rim, high relief eagle decoration, marked to base, 30 cm high

Price realised

£550

Lot 283

A pair of Victorian needlework panels featuring a shepherd and shepherdess, silk and wool on silk with painted faces, framed and mounted with the name 'Margaret Jones', 33 x 28cm

Price realised

£480

Auction highlights

  • Antiques and Fine Art
  • 4th June 2019

Lot 33

A George II silver tankard, bellied form, scroll handle, London 1747; together with a niello work goblet, two roundels depicting churches within a foliate band; and a white metal pin tray inset with a Maria Theresa thaler (3)

Price realised

£520

Lot 236

A pair of Chinese figural candlesticks, each modelled as a woman in pink robe holding a lotus flower, 29 cm high (2)

Price realised

£1500

Lot 284

17th Century Dutch School oil on canvas laid down on panel, 'Tronie of an Old Man', 17.5 cm x 12 cm, framed

Price realised

£1300

Auction highlights

  • Antique and Fine Art
  • 8th May 2019

Lot 363

Sir William John Newton (1785-1869) miniature on ivory, portrait of a gentleman

Price realised

£600

Lot 391

Two pairs of early 19th Century lady's shoes and textiles

Price realised

£580

Lot 270

A large selection of 19th Century stock from a milliners shop

Price realised

£270

Auction highlights

  • Antiques and Fine Art
  • 2nd April 2019

Lot 60

A large collection of 19th Century Grand Tour plaster plaques, featuring classical and historic figures including Michangelo, Galileo and Tiberius in assorted sizes, contained within a ten tray fitted wooden box

Price realised

£400

Lot 157

An early 19th Century KPM pot pourri vase and cover, twin-handled ovoid body, floral encrusted cover, raised on cabriole legs united by quadraform under tier with floral encrusted cover (af), body decorated with cartouche of Bacchus in profile on a gilt-highlighted ivory ground, marked to base, 18 cm high

Price realised

£340

Lot 359

Robert Gemmell Hutchison (1855-1936) oil on board, 'Girl Carrying Cabbages', signed 'RGHutchison' (lower right), 22 cm x 14 cm, framed

Price realised

£700

Auction highlights

  • Antique and Fine Art
Early Bronze Ganesh Figure

Early Bronze Ganesh Figure

Price realised

£114,000

Chinese Sensor

Chinese Sensor

Price realised

£7,200

Collection of Beer labels and patents

Collection of Beer labels and patents

Price realised

£18,000

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