This May McTear’s again have our monthly auctions with a marvelous selection of lots within a variety of departments. We have selected a few specific items of interest to draw to your attention…
Our Asian Works of Art Auction on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 starting at 10:30 AM and includes ceramics, metalwork and furniture dedicated to rare and collectable objects from Asia, including China, Japan and India. In Lot 96 we are auctioning a rare pair of large Satsuma vases, decorated with geisha, with gilt dragon handles on ebonised wood. These are very special, estimated for auction between £3000 - £4000.
Later that day we are hosting our Clocks, Scientific and Musical Instruments Auction at 5PM. We will be showcasing a selection of items from each category, including this early 19th century gilt gesso simulated birds eye maple eight-pedal harp in Lot 330. The fluted column of the harp is moulded with winged angels, anthemion and caryatid figures and the base of the column with further anthemion. The maker has inscribed on the brass plate inscribed 'Sebastian Erard Maker by Special Appointment to His Majesty and the Royal Family', Patent Number 4339. This has been estimated for auction between £800-£1200.
Furniture, Works of Art and Collectables Auction on Tuesday 13th May at 6PM contains the largest furniture to the smallest miniature, offering a wide range of artworks and objects. Lot 353 is a Hornby Dublo Electric Train Set in its original control unit with ‘Silver King’ Locomotive and is estimated between £100 - £200.
A particular highlight this month is Lot 1106 in our Jewellery Auction on Wednesday 14th May at 6pm. We have an outstanding diamond solitaire ring with a brilliant cut diamond approximately 7.28 carats, in platinum, size N-O. This has been estimated between £60000 - £100000 and is sure to draw a lot of attention!
The British and International Pictures Auction takes place on Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 02:00 PM and is dedicated to the sale of 19th & 20th century British & International paintings. In Lot 1602 we have this colourful oil on canvas by Kate Wylie, a Scottish artist who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and is known well for her floral paintings. This one is estimated between £700 - £900.
We have plenty more where these have come from, check out our other upcoming auctions here and we look forward to seeing you soon at McTear’s!