07/10/2013 : Maritime Auction Sails Away!
October Sale Report!
Maritime Auction Sets Sail to
The star of the October antique, collectors' and maritime auction was a wonderful oil painting by William Gay Yorke, a Canadian who's family moved to Liverpool in the 19th century. He made a living painting marine views for both wealthy British tycoons and their American counterparts. This stunning painting detailed "Sea Flower", a triple masted vessel at sea and was inscribed Liverpool 1860. Consigned by a collector in America who saw the value in marketing the work in Liverpool, it sold to a UK buyer for £4000.
The maritime section was strong throughout the sale but it was the picture section that led the way with several works topping the £500 barrier.
One of the surprises of the day came in the form of a small but perfectly formed Japanese bronze. It was made around 1880 and depicted a workman upon a gilt heightened wooden base by Miymo Eisuke, but did have a broken arm! Two telephone bidders battled hard from £50 to see the hammer finally fall at £560.
The sale also contained a good section of Decorative Arts where a large pair of Della Robbia vases achieved £720, an Terracotta bust made £460 and a Liberty & Co pewter timepiece realised £400.
The November sale welcomes ITV's Dickinson's Real Deal to the saleroom and also hosts our Rock, Pop and Entertainment auction. Already consigned are some important early film posters, signed photographs and a signed fedora owned and worn by Michael Jackson.
Entries for our Rock and Pop Sale are now welcomed, closing date for this sale is 23/10/13
Valuation days are to be held on the following Wednesdays;
The sale is taking place at
The Liverpool Saleroom
18 Jordan Street
Tel: 0151 709 8070