Clarks kick off 2018 on New Years Day at 1030am with an intriguing collectors sale. One notable entry is a collection of mostly Victorian toilets. Many have blue & white transferware print which is a far cry from the rather dull looking loos in modern homes. Some remain fully usable whilst others would make ornate plant stands or even could be easily converted into country cottage sinks! Guide prices start from just £10-20.
A large collection of ladies fashion & textiles have also been put forward as one former trader/collector takes in a well earned retirement. The items include handbags, costume jewellery & retro/vintage clothes with prices again from just £10 as it is there to be sold.
The sale also sees a large quantity of Moorcroft pottery with most pieces with their original boxes all from the stock of a retailer who has decided to sell up & move to sunnier climes in Thailand. With guide prices from a little as £60-80 these should prove popular among collectors & dealers alike.
There are numerous 20thC. & antique military items including a 19thC. suit of armour £600-800 & a blunderbuss pistol £300-500. A George III silver handled officers sword asks £200-300 whilst a Japanese WW2 samurai is also on offer with the same guide. There are numerous military bayonets with prices from £20 upward.
A large scale model of Trelawney House with boxes of accessories & working lighting asks £200-300. There are several clocks too which a 19thC. ting tang asking just £200-300 & an impressive French gilt bronze clock with pate sur pate Sevres panels very much in the manner of Marc Louis Solon asking £600-800 with a white metal French clock asking £200-300.
Jewellery is increasingly being collected by both sexes & has historically always proved a worthy investment. As shown above, a large 18ct white gold ring set with kunzite stone in excess of 20cts & eighteen fine white diamonds of approx. 2.7cts £1200-1400 whilst an 18ct gold solitaire ring with approx. 1.65ct diamond of good colour & clarity goes under the hammer at £2000-3000. A 19thC. pearl necklace asks £500-600 & a social history piece in the shape of an early Victorian mourning brooch goes under the hammer at £100-200. A French gold pendant with seed pearl decor surrounding a cabochon chalcedony asks £80-100 & a 9ct diamond & sapphire bracelet & necklace set with box asks a mere £300-400.