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Lindsay Burns & Company

Antiques & General Sale

Lindsay Burns & Company

Post-Sale Report

Antique & General Sale

24th - 25th Feb 2022

 

The two day auction sale with online bidding and telephone bidding.

 

The jewellery and fellow luxury goods in the sale were very well viewed and provided many of the bestselling lots. The star of the jewellery was a beautiful mid-20th century articulated yellow gold, ruby and diamond buckle bracelet (Lot 177) that sold for £2700. The workmanship was of the absolute highest quality and likely French. The interlocking links were worthy of the workshops of the legendary houses such as Boucheron and Van Cleef & Arpels. The sale also had a diverse offering of gold charm bracelets with many styles and periods showcased. A gold charm bracelet with Sovereign charms (Lot 188) sold for £1020 with other lots boosting some very finely finished and unusual charms as well. The Interiors sales always has a great selection of wearable pieces to add to any collection, from simple plain bands to bolder and a celebratory cocktail rings. A pink sapphire, blue sapphire and diamond day and night ring (Lot 174) was a beautiful middle point between the two with a simple elegant design but using such vivid coloured stones. It sold for £624 to an international internet buyer. The discerning hand and wrist were well and truly catered for but the humble pocket was not to be left out. A late 18th century gilt metal and enamel verge pair-case pocket watch by Pierre Rigaud, Geneve (Lot 180A) was cased in beautiful enamels, set with paste jewels and in working condition. After much pre-sale interest it sold on the telephone for £660, three times the high estimate. The final corner of the luxury pyramid brought a flash of Parisian glamour to the final lots of the sale with a set of three Louis Vuitton monogramed Sirius 70 suitcases (Lot762A) selling for £600.

 

The Asian Art lots had many strong prices which were headed by a large collection of antique Chinese cabinets. The single owner collection had been held by the family for many years and was brought back from Hong Kong at the beginning of the 20th century. The highest achieving piece was a Chinese lacquer and gilt wedding cabinet (Lot 710) which sold for £660. This was closely followed by two pairs of wedding cabinets which also due above estimate prices. A fine Japanese Meiji period Shibayama ivory tusk fitted box (Lot 80A) was a refined and sophisticated piece in very good condition. Shibayama is the art of inlaying very detailed and intricate designs in coral, silver, mother of pearl and rare woods. The overall effect gives a radiant pattern that shimmers in the light and whose design of birds and branches seem to come to life. It most certainly livened up the telephone bidders, after several bidders sought to win the piece, it was finally hammered down for £900

 

The Antiques & General Sales always offer items for a wide range of collectors and genres. Each month giving something to enjoy for all levels, from those just discovering a new passion to the seasoned connoisseur. Early in the sale there were two such items that drew in concerted interest from Naval and Football enthusiasts alike. A rare early 19th century pearl ware puzzle jug of maritime interest inscribed 'H. Marshall Foxholes 1829' was painted with decoration of a clipper and compass in rich colours. Even despite being in cracks condition it sold for £575 to an internet buyer. The strongest performing lot of the sale was a collection of early 20th century Scottish football medals and badges (Lot 49) which sold for £2880. It was a varied collection featuring some known and highly respected names in the early history if the Scottish game. The fact that several examples were cast in gold was a testament to their hard won nature and rarity.

 

The auction house’s strong links to Scottish Furniture and applied arts are always evident, selling market leading examples in the field year on year. One of the best-selling pieces of furniture was a 19th century Scottish mahogany drumhead longcase clock, signed Smiths, Musselburgh (Lot 663A). It’s rich deep colour and unusual shape made it’ mark and was bought by a central Scottish buyer for £540.

 

Make sure to view the items in our next Antique & General Sale on 24th & 25th of March 2022 through the catalogue due to be posted on our website. Lindsay Burns & Company’s Antique & General Sales always host a strong offerings of jewellery, silver, gold, ceramics, works of art, militaria, coins, books, clocks, furniture and paintings for both the collector and those with an interior designer’s eye.

 

All prices including Buyer’s Premium of 20% + VAT

 

Notes to Editors

Lindsay Burns & Company is a family run firm of Auctioneers and Valuers located in Perth, conducting quarterly Antiques and Fine Art Sales together with regular Antique & General Sales. The Auctioneers are able to provide valuations for sale, inheritance tax and insurance as well as advise on the sale of Antiques, Fine Art and Chattels. With our own transport we are well equipped to undertake the uplift of a single item or clear an entire estate.

Established in 1982, the saleroom and offices at located at 6 King Street in Perth. The premises date back to 1834 and the interior with its stained and leaded glass windows provides a suitable background for the sale of Antiques, Fine Art and Chattels. With its own car park the consignment and collection of goods is simple and convenient. For further information please visit www.lindsayburns.co.uk

Lot 20. An early 20th century pearl ware puzzle jug of maritime interest, dated 1829, sold for £480
Lot 20. An early 20th century pearl ware puzzle jug of maritime interest, dated 1829, sold for £480
Lot 80A. A Japanese Meiji Period Shibayama box, sold for £750
Lot 80A. A Japanese Meiji Period Shibayama box, sold for £750
Lot 174. A mid 20th century white metal, pink and blue sapphire, diamond set night and dat ring, sold for £520
Lot 174. A mid 20th century white metal, pink and blue sapphire, diamond set night and dat ring, sold for £520
Lot 177. A yellow metal, diamond and pink sapphire buckle bracelet, mid 20th century, sold for £2,250
Lot 177. A yellow metal, diamond and pink sapphire buckle bracelet, mid 20th century, sold for £2,250
Lot 180A. A late 18th century enamel verge pair case pocket watch, Pierre Rigaud, Geneve, sold for £550
Lot 180A. A late 18th century enamel verge pair case pocket watch, Pierre Rigaud, Geneve, sold for £550
Lot 762A. Three Louis Vuitton monogramed Sirius 70 suitcases, sold for £500
Lot 762A. Three Louis Vuitton monogramed Sirius 70 suitcases, sold for £500

More Information

Sale Date

Thursday 24th (Lots 1 - 419) & Friday 25th (Lots 420 - 779) February 2022
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February 24th & 25th Antique & General sale
February 24th & 25th Antique & General sale

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