Fellows’ Antiques & Collectables sale on Tuesday 21 November saw many fine ceramics and glass, paintings, clocks and furniture items be very popular under the hammer. From the first lot, it became apparent that some of the nicer pieces would flourish, as Lot 1, a turquoise glass casket in the manner of Moser, rose well above its modest estimate to sell for £540.
The ceramics section contained a pleasant surprise when a pair of 18th century figures sold for £5,100. From a local private collection, it had been suggested that these were English copies of Meissen originals, but clearly some bidders felt otherwise and the lot was competed for by specialist trade and collectors in England and Germany. Also performing well was a German porcelain monkey band, again after the Meissen factory, which more than doubled its top estimate to sell for £820.
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Here we have a fine limited edition Jaeger LeCoultre ‘Atmos du Millenaire’ limited edition ‘Atlantis’ mantel clock which features in our upcoming Antiques & Collectables sale on Tuesday 21st November. Designed by Frenchman Robert Kohler to celebrate the passing of the new Millennium, this clock works as with all ‘Atmos’ clock via changes in barometric pressure, as a kind of hybrid between a clock and an aneroid barometer. Within the mechanism there is a vacuum, and a ‘tin can’ which then expands and contracts with changes in the atmosphere, and these small movements keep the mechanism running far beyond normal ‘key-wound’ clocks.
Lot 682 from our upcoming Antiques & Collectables auction on 21 November. Estimate: £3,000 – £4,000
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The highlight of our 21st November Antiques & Collectables sale, which features a wide range of remarkable antiques, has to be a pair of fine Chinese porcelain famille rose yellow ground vases, estimated at £10,000-£15,000.
The vases are enamelled with the eight auspicious symbols from Buddhism: the Conch Shell, the Lotus Flower, the Wheel of Dharma, the Parasol, the Endless Knot, the Golden Fish, the Victory Banner and the Treasure Vase.
The mid sections have red Jiaqing six character mark (signifying 1796-1820).
Lot 121 from the upcoming Antiques & Collectables sale on November 21. Estimate: £10,000 – £15,000
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In late Summer 2016 Fellows Auctioneers moved the London office to Hill Street. Ideally situated in the heart of Mayfair this Grade II listed town house is home to our London team of specialists.
The London team warmly welcomes customers looking for free auction valuations of jewellery, watches or antiques and these can be offered throughout the week by arranging an appointment. If you are happy with the valuation and wish to consign the item to auction, the London team can easily arrange this for you.
The London Office is a stone’s throw from Bond Street and just five minutes’ walk from Green Park tube station:
3 Hill Street, London W1J 5LA
+44 (0) 20 7127 4198
Monday – Thurs – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Every month the London office houses viewings of the two flagship auctions: the Antique & Modern Jewellery auction and The Watch Sale. These viewings are hosted at No. 42 Berkeley Sq. to allow for our watches and jewellery to be viewed and tried on in beautifully lit, elegant surroundings. No. 42 Berkeley Sq. is conveniently situated next door to the London Office on Hill St.
The Watch Sale
Tuesday 24th October – 12pm -7pm
Tuesday 21st November – 12pm – 7pm
Antique & Modern Jewellery
Tuesday 31st October – 12pm – 7pm
Tuesday 28th November – 12pm – 7pm
Please note that Items purchased through Fellows (Watches & Jewellery) can be delivered and collected from our London office free of charge.
Among the array of historic medals in our Antiques, Silver, and Collectables sale, is this WWII medal group to Squadron Leader Edward John Greenleaf.
Edward John Greenleaf was a distinguished member of the RAF in the 1930’s. One of the key squadron members leading up to the end of the second world war, Edward John Greenleaf (Johnnie), performed superbly during his entrance exams and became an established flyer during a time of crisis. So much so, Johnnie Greenleaf was deployed to drop mines in the Kiel Canal in Germany, towards the end of the war. The mission was critically dangerous due to the sheer resistance and protection from German troops and searchlights.
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Heroic acts of bravery are often commended in the issuing of a medal; in order to acknowledge and reward those who have gone above and beyond in the face of danger. Medals for saving life are either officially awarded by the government or by organisations and individuals.
The first official award by the British Government was the Sea Gallantry Medal in 1841, followed by the Albert Medal which Fellows have sold on two occasions in 2013 (Lot 352 & Lot 396). Both of these are 2nd Class bronze examples which were issued for gallantry at sea and land, denoted by the different coloured ribbons.
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So you have had a clean out of the attic and have found a box full of enamel eggs? You have inherited a ring your granny wore every day who swore it was a “lump of glass”? You have found a watch in a draw and think it might be worth something?
Well, we would be delighted to tell you that you have a box full of lost Fabergé eggs; a 25ct diamond; and a Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona! However, we’ll also look at anything you have that falls within our specialist auctions:
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Lovers of Scandinavian design will be spoilt for choice in this auction. Featuring iconic styles such as Legacy, Bloom, Alfredo and Leaf, this sale of homeware and gifts has an array of items from across Georg Jensen’s current and legacy ranges.
The wide variation of items means that there is something for all price points -starting at the humble key rings and phone charms, all the way up to large ice buckets and cutlery sets.
There are special ranges designed and distributed for occasions, such as Christmas, as well as discontinued lines. The contemporary pieces are priced extremely competitively; one only has to look at well-known high-street retailers to see the drastic price differences.
Sale highlights come from the Bernadotte line. The result of collaboration between Prince Sigvard Bernadotte and Georg Jensen, the range that is still being sold today has its roots in the pre-war 1930s.
Lot 152 – Georg Jensen, Bernadotte, Thermo Jug, Chrome-plated stainless steel, designed by Sigvard Bernadotte.
The Legacy and Bloom ranges are instantly recognisable as Jensen, each with their own designs but both effortlessly cool additions to any stylish home. Start or add to an existing collection with simple pieces like oil and vinegar sets as well as serving bowls.
The whole auction will be sold as a timed sale, concluding on July 12th at 12pm. The collection is available to view online now and in person at the Birmingham saleroom at the following times:
8th July 2017 11am – 4pm
10th July 2017 10am – 4pm
11th July 2017 10am – 4pm
12th July 10am – 12pm
The Olympe Stratus handbag from Louis Vuitton’s 2007 Spring/Summer collection is a popular choice among celebrities, such as Lindsay Lohan. The slouched style fits perfectly with her casual outfit of distressed skinny jeans and white bomber jacket adding a focal point to her ensemble. The large size of the Olympe Stratus handbag along with its soft structure makes for a practical day bag, ready to be filled to the brim with your essentials plus a little extra.
In our upcoming Antiques, Silver & Collectables sale on Monday 8th May, we have a Baronet’s Badge, as part of a group of items in lot 624. The badge is accompanied by a Knight Bachelor’s Badge, and a George V Territorial Decoration.