Dee Atkinson and Harrison’s live online Antique and Fine Art Auction on 25 April attracted international interest - with more than 250 buyers registering to bid from China, Italy, Turkey, USA and Ireland.
Fifty lots of silver started the sale and almost every lot sold - including a 1791 quart tankard by the Batemans at £850, a 1789 York silver sugar basket at £700, tea sets from £360 to £620, two Nathaniel Mills vinaigrettes £240 and £230 and a William IV toast rack £280.
Jewellery buyers were again very selective with a suite of moonstone jewellery making a four times estimate £600, an emerald and diamond cluster ring £1,000, an Edwardian lady’s 18ct gold fob watch £400 and a gentleman’s Omega wristwatch £250.
The metalware section started off with nineteen lots of pewter which totalled nearly £1,800, followed by a modern Old Hall stainless steel tea set designed by Robert Welch at £120, two WMF bowls at £130 and an Art Nouveau copper coal box £400.
Amongst a wide range of miscellaneous items was a Victorian combined walking stick and horse measure at £380, a pair of huge composition garden urns at £450, an early 20th Century pond yacht £200, a collection of fountain pens £120, the cherished number plate P55 AWF £180 and two Victorian shot gun cases £180.
Traditional ceramics provided one of the surprises of the day with a 19th Century Measham bargeware two spouted teapot making a three times estimate £1,100.
Also in this section was a large majolica glazed figure of a pug dog at £300, a Doulton stoneware ewer designed by Frank Butler £240, a Ming dynasty Chinese earthenware group £280 and a 19th Century Cantonese vase £220. Modern ceramics performed equally well with a small collection of Moorcroft providing the highest prices.
The objets d’art section included a 1970’s moulded plastic elephant designed by Sir Edward Paolozzi as a promotional booklet box for Nairn Floors which sold for £480, two continental carved meerschaum pipes at £170 and a Chinese carved ivory puzzle ball on stand at £150.
Books provided another surprise with a collection of six 18th/19th Century manuscript receipt (recipe) books which made a 10 times estimate £770.
The following lot was two 19th Century medical books being the author’s own working copies for future editions with multiple additions, amendments and sketches which realised £220.
Glassware, textiles and clocks performed as expected with the highest price for an 18th Century oak longcase clock by Roberts of Otley at £900.
As is usual these days certain items of furniture sold very well and others proved difficult to find a buyer. Highest price was achieved for a Chinese rosewood asymmetric hall seat, sold on the telephone to a buyer in Beijing for £1,350.
This was closely followed by a set of twelve early 20th Century dining chairs at £1,300, a Victorian walnut pedestal desk £950, an Arts and Crafts oak sideboard £780, a Victorian rosewood breakfast table £750, an 18th Century oak dresser £580 and an 18th Century walnut lowboy £550.
Pictures concluded the auction and were dominated by local artists.
Various maritime watercolours and oil paintings by Jack Rigg sold for £150 to £500 and an oil painting by Walter Goodin depicting huntsmen and hounds leaving the Old Star Inn, Bridlington made £2,200.
The next Antique and Fine Art Auction is on Friday 4th July 2014 and the closing date for entries is the 30th May.