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Fine Art & Antiques

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

Our Fine Art and Antiques sales 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 Fine Art and Antique 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 Thomas Forrester, Ed Beer or Jessica Forrester on 01635 580595 or via our contact us page.

 

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
  • 5th March 2019

Lot 364

A late 19th Century Chinese robe, of orange silk decorated with embroidered three five claw dragons and a scene of two temple dogs guarding a temple with mythical birds either side, interior lined with blue silk, 98 cm length

Price realised

£400

Lot 257

Lydia Corbett (b.1934) oil on board, 'The Hydrangea Cat', signed 'Lydia Corbett' (lower right) and further inscribed 'Sylvette David' (lower left), 39 cm x 64 cm, framed and glazed; Lydia Corbett was previously known as Sylvette David and was one of Picasso's muses in the 1950s, becoming the subject of over 40 works

Price realised

£480

Lot 147

A Royal Worcester cased porcelain coffee set with painted decoration of birds by Ernest Barker, comprising six cups and six saucers, each setting individually painted with goldfinch, blue tit, bull finch, chaffinch, wren, and robin, each piece signed and with puce 1934 mark to base, in a T.W. Long & Co. case

Price realised

£1100

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

Auction highlights

  • A Celebration of Post-War Glass, Cigarette Cards & Sport
  • 8th January 2019

Lot 213

Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars, a Textured glass range 'Nipple' vase pattern 9828 in FLC Gold 26.5 cm. N.B. Fashioned as a Lamp base with a series of small lugs below a flat ground rim, but not drilled, this is thought to be a factory trial piece which never reached the production stage.

Price realised

£1100

Lot 274

Cigarette Cards, Motoring, Lambert & Butler Motors (25)(gd)

Price realised

£250

Lot 437

Cricket Scrapbook, contains numerous press cuttings and autographs from mainly the 1940s including autographs of the Australian team 1946, 1948, India 1940, South Africa 1951 plus many of the County teams represented in the same way of the era

Price realised

£780