Broken Wemyss in demand!


3rd July 2019

The June Antiques & Paintings sale on the 27th June offered some interesting ‘fresh to the market pieces’.

Most notably was lot 433, a mixed lot of broken Wemyss pottery which included the cat and two pig ornaments. The pieces were smashed in transit whilst being shipped back from Australia some time ago and it really was a consideration by the vendor to dispose of them. Thankfully they didn’t and the bidding surprised all expectations finally selling for £4712!

The silver section practically sold out and good quality collectables and smaller items all sold well; Chinese porcelain never seems to disappoint, and the interesting mix of paintings on offer created good interest, although we saw some selective bidding for certain genres.


The furniture section included some good decorative pieces which sold well, not necessarily all antique but the ‘right look’ for the current market. Typical antique ‘brown furniture’ however continues to frustrate with limited interest in certain styles, notably sideboards, bureaus and single chairs where interest and sales are and have been limited for some time. Now really is the time to snap up this quality furniture!

Day Two highlights:

  • Lot 425 English porcelain vase with a portrait of George IV £744
  • Lot 471 Signed Beatrix Potter book £1054 
  • Lot 483 Derbyshire Blue John goblet £992
  • Lot 473 Pair of flintlock pistols by William Bond £5456
  • Lot 514 Chinese porcelain brush pot £2232
  • Lot 613 Follower of Jean Baptiste Corot oil  £4712
  • Lot 653 Harold Gilman oil £4092
  • Lot 647 Mary Fedden watercolour £2108
  • Lot 780 Pair of replica gilt metal console tables £1612     


The next Antiques & Paintings auction will be held on the 26th September 2019 with entries now invited until the 30th August

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