Our auctions are well suited to present Collections to the domestic and international market. Collections are always popular when they come onto the market and generate a lot of interest with both buyers and the media. We have sold several collections which have made outstanding results and we combine our expertise of selling and marketing in order to make sure that we maximize the value of the collection. Some recent successful Collections have included; The Rattray Collection of Dutch Delft Tobacco Jars and carved and painted wood Tobacco Advertising Figures. The Studio Sale of John Murray Thomson RSA RSW PSSA (1885-1974) animal painter in oil and watercolour. A Private Collection of Watercolours by Vincent Robert Stewart Ramsey Balfour-Browne (1880-1963) one of the finest sporting artists who specialised in stalking scenes. A Private Collection of ten rare early 19th century Indian Company School watercolours depicting famous Indian monuments such as The Taj Mahal. A Private Scottish Collection of Oil Paintings by John Maclauchlan Milne RSA (1886-1957) which were fresh to the market having been in the same family since the 1920’s. A Collection of Chinese objects to include Porcelain, Ivories and Bronze brought back from travels by a family member who was a missionary in China in the 19th century.
From The Rattray Collection, A late 18th/ 19th century carved and painted pine tobacco advertising figure of a Highlander, sold for £7,800
From a Collection of Chinese works of Art to include porcelain, ivories and bronzes, A Chinese blue and white porcelain bottle vase, Daoguang, 1821-1850, sold for £55,000
From a Private Collection of ten rare early 19th century Indian Company School watercolours, The Taj Mahal, sold for £14,000
From a Private Collection of watercolours by Vincent Robert Stewart Ramsay Balfour Browne (1880-1963) Good, Bad and Indifferent, sold for £1,800
From a Private Scottish Collection of oil paintings by John Maclauchlan Milne RSA (1886-1957) Still life with pink roses, sold for £19,000
From The Studio Sale of John Murray Thomson RSA RSW PSSA (1885-1974) Portrait of a Beagle, oil on board, sold for £1,700