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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 Art
  • 3rd September 2019
Lot 83

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

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

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