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Thu 19 December 2019An excellent Christmas sale at the Portcullis Auction Room rounded off a record year for these rooms. Some 510 lots were entered with many exceeding pre-sale expectations, with great interest both in the room and on the online bidding platforms.
Pictures – Another large entry with top sellers being £500 for a nude study oil by Wilfred Gabriel De-Glehn and an astonishing £2,550 for a Chinese School watercolour, selling in the room to the Chinese trade against fierce competition on the telephone.
Silver – From an entry of some 50 lots, all of which sold well, the highest price was for a George III punch bowl by the celebrated English silversmith Paul Storr, knocked down in the room at £4,100, one bid over the top estimate.
Ceramics – An extensive and varied entry, selling to £600 despite damage for a Mintons dessert service decorated in enamels by Edouard Rischgitz.
Jewellery – Selling very well to £400 for a Victorian gold and blue enamel pendant and £300 for an 18ct lever watch.