Coming up: The Pendarves Archive Part II
12pm 4th June
Including printed volumes, musical scores, sketch books, travel diaries 1767-1780 etc.
Lot 121 This lot is typical of the many beautiful sketchbooks and travel diaries by Luttrell Wynne included in this fascinating and important collection
Lot 189 Portrait of Alexander Pendarves 'Gromio'
The first husband of 18th C Bluestocking artist, correspondent and chronicler, Mrs Delany.
From our recent Antiques Auction:
We had particularly exciting results in the
These famille rose twin handled vases sold for £6000.
The lacquer & porcelain Japanese cabinet below sold for £1500, both above their estimates, showing how strong and boyant the Oriental market still is.
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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.