Tuesday 19th September, 2017
One of the UK's principal Fine Art Auctioneers, with General Sales, 
Fine Art Sales, Collectors Sales and Sporting Sales
 

MOORCROFT COLLECTION TO BE SOLD...

An amazing collection of Moorcroft Pottery is to be sold comprising around 120 pieces with the proceeds benefitting two charities.

Auctioneer Simon Jones says, “This is the best modern collection of Moorcroft Pottery I have seen in my 20 years at Lawrences. The quantity and variety is quite staggering and we are expecting a huge amount of interest from private collectors and Moorcroft specialists.’’

The collection will be sold in Lawrences October Fine Art Sale on Thursday 12th. Estimates range from £100-£1000 per lot.


BARNSLEY COMES TO CREWKERNE...

A rare piece of Arts and Crafts Furniture is to sold. “Made by the celebrated furniture maker and designer Sidney Barnsley, this large sofa is a superb example of his work,” says Simon Jones at Lawrences. “The oak sofa has chamfered splats on the back, curved arms, and exposed pegs and joints. It passed through the Gimson family until the 1980’s, then it was given to Sir Anthony Denny who lived at Daneway House in the late 20thc and subsequently the Priests House in Muchelney, Somerset.”

Simon added, “Sidney Barnsley furniture appears very rarely in auction with most items in museums or private collections, so we are expecting a great deal of interest from collectors.”

The sofa will be included in our October Fine Art Sale on Thursday 12th October, and is expected to make £6000-£8000 in auction. For further details about this sale please contact Simon Jones on 01460 73041.


‘KEY’ TO SUCCESS IN AUCTION...

Collected by a gentleman over many years, it includes hundreds of watch keys dating from the 18thc to the 20thc. Novelty examples include some in the form of Pistols, Horse and Rider, Dogs, Swans, Horses Hoofs, Bellows, Riding Crop, and many more. There are also many 18th and 19thc examples set with various hardstones and agates, and a huge number of advertising examples.

This really is an amazing collection, the sheer variety and number of keys is quite staggering. There are many collectors of watch keys, but they will also attract interest from Jewellery buyers and private bidders who will be attracted by their decorative nature.

The collection will be sold in mulitple lots, with estimates ranging from £50-£500. They will be included in Lawrences Collectors Sale on Friday 17th November.


Free Valuation Mornings...

With over 300 years of combined experience, our Specialist Valuers will be available to value your antiques at our Head Office and Salerooms in CREWKERNE, EVERY MONDAY - 9.30am - 12.30pm.

 

 

 


Taunton Valuation Mornings...

Simon Jones (General Valuations & Collectors Items) and one of our Jewellery Specialists, will be available to value your items EVERY FRIDAY - 9.00am - 11.30am at The Castle Hotel, Castle Green, TAUNTON.

 

 

 

 

 


Minehead Home Visits...

FREE HOME VISITS - Chris Flower will be in MINEHEAD on the LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH to value your antiques. Complete house contents and attic clearances arranged.  Please call to make an appointment. Tel: 01460 73041.

 

 

 

 


Wells Valuation Mornings...

Four of our specialists will be in WELLS at Roderick Thomas Estate Agents , 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR EVERY QUARTER to value your antiques - 9.30am - 12.00noon. No appointment necessary.