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Recently in our April 3rd Fine Art Sale:

Lot 95. Vilmos Aba-Novak( Hungarian1894-1941)

Not a household name, but in Hungary he is big. This picture was delivered to our household sale with some old beds. The owners had no knowledge of its considerable value. We spotted it, gave it international publicity and sold it for £13,000.

To hear more about the exciting sale of this unusual discovery and the buzz of the auction room, log onto our blog

 

Lot 509. A wonderful archive of letters and Christmas cards sent by Dame Laura Knight to Charles & Ella Naper of Lamorna. Also lot 510, six letters from Harold Knight to Ella Naper. Spanning nearly 50 years of friendship, these wonderful letters, many of which are illustrated, give a fantastic insight into the lives of these extraordinary characters. Sold for £4,000

 

It was a strong sale with over 500 lots, including such popular Cornish artists as Bryan Pearce, Gill Watkiss, Joan Gillchrest and more traditional works from Thomas Hart and JC Uren.

Recently...

In our February 20th & 21st Antiques Auction

 

Another exciting item from the Aspinall Estate. A large finely carved Egyptian figure in the style of the 12th dynasty, with a parayer to Osiris in hieroglyphs on the back pillar. This will be sold with other antiquities from this interesting estate which has already yeilded many valuable and unusual items, including the Liverpool Spring Cup in our December antiques sale and lots 364 and 365 in the Fine Art (see below.) Sold for £9,500

 

 

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Saturday 12nd April, 9am - 1pm.

Monday 14th April, 9am - 5pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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PastHighlights

 

From the Pendarves Archive Auction Part II This beautiful sketch book by Luttrell Wynne soared from the opening bid of £2,000 to finally sell for a staggering £23,000 in our June auction of papers & manuscripts from the Pendarves Estate of Camborne.

 

 

Ram Kumar 'The City'

This wonderful, major work from one of India's most celebrated artists was brought in to David Lay's by a Devon dealer. Painted in the 1950's, it had lain undiscovered in Devon for many years. After a well publicised viewing at a specialist London dealers during Asian Art Week, it was auctioned in our 2010 July Art Sale. Hectic bidding on 14 telephone lines saw the painting finally sell for a staggering £170,000.

  

This altar piece, in the form of a Tibetan Stupa sold for an incredible £25,000 in our 2011 December Antiques Sale.

It was sold on behalf of a mid-Cornwall vendor and was being used as part of a table lamp! Clearly damaged and incomplete, an estimate was given of £400 - 600.

With frantic bidding online and on the telephones, the piece eventually sold to a specialist, London based dealer.