05/07/2013 : Magnificent Money for Military Memento........
Adam Partridge Auctioneers monthly Liverpool auction saw a bumper crowd turn out to see the latest array of antiques and collectables on offer.
Illustrated on the back cover of the catalogue, and receiving a lot of pre-sale enquiries, was a wonderful 18ct gold full hunter pocket watch. The case was engraved with the insignia of The Royal Artillery with the inner case also inscribed "To my friend the Q.M.S. R.Gowen, as a token of esteem for his great help, and all he has done for the 21 West Lancs 285th Bde R.A.F. James R.Heap.Capt T.F. Oct 1916." On the day it was two internet bidders who battled past a specialist dealer in the room to secure the watch at £1750.
The watch and jewellery section was again very strong with an unusual 19th century ring making £520, and a diamond cluster ring achieving £400. However, it was a stunning Edwardian necklace which got the pulses racing for two jewellery collectors. It was on a fine gold chain and had a dozen amethyst and diamond floral drops graduating beneath the main chain. This time it was a determined telephone bidder who outbid a collector in the room paying £1200 to take the lovely necklace home.
19th century glass is not normally a record breaker at auction, however lot 415 certainly bucked this trend. It was a finely modelled ruby tinted glass jug, enamel decorated with raised floral sprays, a bird and acorn, and was by the noted firm of Moser. The same private collector who purchased the Edwardian necklace paid another £1000 to acquire the jug.
Elsewhere in the sale a rare Moorcroft vase decorated in the Hazeldene pattern made £780, a Monart glass vase realised £760 and two Victorian dining tables each achieved £480.
The next auction in Liverpool is on Wednesday August 7th for further details please contact the saleroom on 0151 709 8070 or firstname.lastname@example.org