Coming up in next weeks Antiques Auction:
Lots 255-258 A good group of silhouettes by August Edouart, Silhouettist to the French Royal Family, dated September 1837.
Lot 2412 A fine French four colour gold and enamel repeating pocket watch by Baillon a Paris.
Lot 2815 A good 18th century Northern Italian commode with shaped Rouge Royal marble top.
From our recent Fine Art Sale, 18th April:
This important Patrick Heron oil on canvas was sold in our April fine art sale. It is dated 1969 and inscribed "To Roger Slack" who was a close friend of the artist. It sold for £28,000
Another strong work in the sale was the Roger Hilton below. It had a good provenance and sold for £8000.
Also on 4th June...
The Pendarves Archives Part 2
Including printed volumes, musical scores, sketch books, travel diaries 1767-1780
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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.