So I said to Joe, why don’t you open a gents’ hair dressing salon next door to the saleroom and serve my clients? So that’s what he’s done and very smart too. It’s called a Gentleman’s Lounge and if you take a catalogue in he will give you a 15% discount and a cup of coffee. He has great music playing.
As for our auction, we have a real cracker for the last sale of the year. Another 900 lots of fresh-to-the-market goods. How do we do it sale after sale? And this is year 40.
The speciality this sale is DRINK. Oh boy ….we must have 500 bottles of wine, champagne, whisky, brandy, vodka, gin, port, sherry, Martini and some very strange spirits. Special lots include Macallan 18 year old dated 1972, bottled 1990; a Glen Farclas 8-year old malt whisky, Ben Lomond Fine Old Liqueur Whisk,y 66% proof, bottled by Roderick Mcleod & Co. Ltd, various other single malt whiskies including Bowmore 12 year old, Oban, Glenmorangie, Ardmore, the Balvenie, Buchanans Red Seal from the reign of King Edward VI, Gordon & McPhail single malt from Talisker 1956, Lagavulin, Glenlivet, Jura, Dalwhinnie, Aberlour,15 year old Condor whisky from J & G Grant from the Royal Marines Officers’ Mess, lots of Johnnie Walker Black and Red Label, one 70% proof; blended whiskies by Ballantyne, Tullamore, Dew, Blackbush, Jamieson, Bush Mills, J&B, Chivas Regal, Famous Grouse, Bell’s. Fine wines include Carruaudes de Lafitte 2005 Pouillac, Ch. Longueville Pouillac 1980, Ch. Beychevelle 1971, Ch. Cantemerle 1967, Ch. Smith Havt Lafitte 1982 (6 bottles), Ch. Grand-Puy Ducasse 1981 Pauillac (6 bottles). Good champagnes including Dom Perignon 1975, 1980, 1995, 1999, Krug including 1988 (2 bottles in presentation boxes), Ruinart; Verdelho Madeira 1895, 1942 Janneau Grande Fine Armagnac bottled 1981. The list is endless. One of the main entrants, a deceased estate, kept a lot of his drink in the garage. The spirit bottles – not all -are dirty and of mixed levels.
All sections are well represented. PICTURES is over 100 lots and includes many interesting and decorative prints, mainly late 18th and early 19th centuries, from the collection of Edda Tasiemka, including after Rowlandson, ‘Cries of London’ and caricatures including various ‘Miseries’ and Hogarth, and a collection of nine prints after Marcellus Lauron (1653-1702), ‘Cries’, and works from other owners, including later prints after Toulouse Lautrec, Stubbs, George Morland, Francis Wheatley, Cruickshank, etc., and paintings by various artists including Frederick Thomas Underhill, Ernest Stuart, Arthur H. Davis, W.H. Wilkinson, Albert Deman, W. Eger, Guy Cambier, C.H. Thompson, G. Frati, Alfred Daniels, etc.
SILVER AND PLATE is full and JEWELLERY has some lovely pieces as does the art object section. Only the COLLECTORS shelves are a little light.
PORCELAIN, POTTERY AND GLASS includes a Royal Crown Derby dinner, tea and coffee service, and a pair of candlesticks, pattern 1128, fantastic dinner plates by Minton from T. Goode & Co., the broad blue rims heavily decorated in gold foliage, 16 spectacular Royal Copenhagen fish plates, each plate hand-painted within a raised gilt border, along with the serving plate, interesting Staffordshire figures from the collection of Edda Tasiemka (also pictures and prints from the same collection), a Meissen centrepiece, a large Victorian overlaid glass beaker and bowl, impressive table lamps in marble and porcelain, a pair of large 19th century famille rose Chinese vases decorated with famous heroes, a large pair of antique carved ivory dogs, cut glass including a huge glass bowl on stand and a thistle-shaped bowl of fine quality, mantel clocks including a Victorian trio in pink marble and another with Sevres-style panels, a good airgun, officer’s sword and wartime trench periscope, a good model steam engine by Mersey Model Co. of Liverpool, model 54, in original box, an extensive and fine set of cut glass table crystal by St Louis of France, various Lalique bowls, one mounted with birds and I’ve hardly started.
Good TOYS including model soldiers, teddy bears vintage and modern including a Merrythought Cheeky bear and Nookie Bear, dolls including some old wooden dolls, action figures, model trains, books and records.
ORIENTAL CARPETS. The FURNITURE section is small but includes some good chairs, a large Victorian dining table, a fine inlaid credenza, a 1960s teak dining suite, a sleigh bed, good Victorian brass and iron beds including a pair and an early 20th century large oak shop unit of multiple drawers.
AND THE BEST IS SAVED TO LAST … TA DAAAA …..
WE HAVE A SPECTACULAR FASHION SECTION. It includes numerous bags by Louis Vuitton, one a full size suitcase, as well as handbags and travel bags, also handbags from Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Gucci, Mulberry, Longchamps and many, many others. There are shoes by Todds and Mephisto …. and racks of good designer clothes IN YOUR SIZE including suits and jackets from Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Guy Laroche, and separates from Moschino, Celine, Joseph, Escada, MaxMara and many more.
This is not a sale to miss!
It’s on Thursday the 13th December with viewing the day before 1-7pm.
Online bidding is with UKAuctioneers – you can register with them at WWW.UKAuctioneers.com
The illustrated catalogue will be on our website from this Sunday evening.