Thursday, 25 July 2013

What's Coming Up in McTear's End of July Auctions?

From 30th July until 4th August, we have 8 auctions for you to get bidding in. These include auctions of Asian Works of Art, Furniture, Works of Art & Collectables, Clocks, Scientific and Musical Instruments, Rare & Collectable Whisky, Wine & Port, Watches & Coins, Fine Jewellery, International Pictures, and Scottish Contemporary Art.
We have an interesting piece in our Asian Works of Art auction; our Lot 39 Chinese Wooden Wedding Basket is rich in legacy and tradition and still used to this day. The basket is traditionally customized and filled with a wedding gift to give to the bride and groom. They are traditionally red in colour, as this colour symbolises joy and love... a pretty and practical addition to your home, but we are not sure you would want to give it away?

Lot 39

In our Furniture, Works of Art and Collectables Auction, Lot 400 brings 19th Century Pewter Scottish communion tokens. They were a token issued to members of Presbyterian churches to provide them entrance to the Lord’s supper. John Calvin first recommended Communion tokens with the intent that no unworthy person would be admitted to the communion service. Overtime, with church acculturation and rising liberal theology, the tokens became unfavourable as some people viewed the church discipline as unfashionable and judgemental, and communion became considered more of a means of grace than reward.

Lot 400

Finally, keeping in theme with the recent news of the birth of the Royal Baby, George Alexander Louis, we wanted to highlight the upcoming pen and ink drawing by Scottish artist Hannah Frank (1908-2008) in Lot 1667 'There was once a King's Son - The Garden of Paradise' in our Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on Sunday 4th August. Hannah Frank was born in Glasgow and attended Glasgow School of art. Her unique contemporary style of elongated black and white figures have been described as having a medieval romanticism and melancholy air bearing her instantly recognisable stamp.

Lot 1667

See below for further information on our auctions and browse our catalogues to find yourself more unique and wonderful pieces to get bidding on:

Asian Works of Art -Tuesday 30th July 2013

Furniture, Works of Art & Collectables- Tuesday 30th July 2013

Clocks, Scientific and Musical Instruments- Tuesday 30th July 2013

Rare & Collectable Whisky, Wine & Port- Wednesday 31st July 2013

Watches & Coins- Wednesday 31st July 2013

Fine Jewellery- Wednesday 31st July 2013

The International Pictures Auction- Thursday 1st August 2013

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction- Sunday 4th August 2013

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