Tennants Auctioneers have started 2024 with a bang, selling over 2600 lots for a total hammer price of over £838,000 in the first two weeks of the year.
Auctioneer Jane Tennants says, “It has been an incredibly busy and buoyant start of the year, with packed viewings and strong prices achieved for our clients. We have been privileged, too, to have sold property from numerous private estates across the country, and a fantastic selection of Jewellery, Watches and Silver which totalled in excess of 600 lots alone”.
Highlights from the past two weeks include the Country House Sale on 12th and 13th January, which saw over 1000 lots go under the hammer, including items from the Terry Family of York (Terry’s Chocolates), and selected contents from Dutton Manor, Lancashire. Amongst the outstanding lots in the sale were a Bronze Horse, after Antoine Louis Barye (1796-1875), which sold for £10,000 (plus buyer’s premium), a British School 18th Century ‘Portrait of a Girl’, which sold for £2,800, and a intricate set of ten applique buttons depicting birds, made during the 1st half of the 19th century, which sold for £1,500.
A collection of Regimental Silver, sold by order of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to benefit the Fusiliers’ Aid Society, was offered in the Antiques & Interiors Sale on 5th January and the Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale on 13th January. Selling well throughout, the collection offered such highlights as an oversized Victorian Silver Claret Jug and a Pair of Goblets made in Birmingham in 1880 by Frederick Elkington and presented to the Second Battalion of the 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment by Lieutenant A. Montgomery to mark his marriage, which sold for £2,500.
Still to come this January at Tennants is 26th January Antiques & Interiors Sale, which will focus on furniture, rugs, textiles, books and pictures, and the Scientific and Musical Instruments, Cameras and Tools Sale on 31st January.