Thursday, May 21, 2009

The importance of provenance at Summers Place Auctions

Summers Place Auction, 19 May 2009 Billingshurst

Sale Results: Garden Statuary and Fossil Decoration
Auction at The Walled Garden, Billingshurst, West Sussex
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
GRAND TOTAL: £723,850

James Rylands and Rupert van der Werff, commented: “The importance of provenance and rarity were paramount in this sale with the two top lots demonstrating this. The top 10 lots, which were good fresh to the market examples, were all bought by private clients and seven of them being international. This showed the importance of buying solid assets in this current economic climate.”

Above: A wrought and cast iron bridge, 19th century, 277cm.; 109ins long by 156cm.; 59½ ins wide. Estimated Price: £10,000-15,000, Hammer Price: £18000.00, Buyer: Private Europe

Above: The Wrest Park Finials: A pair of extremely rare and fine lead lidded finials attributed to John van Nost, circa 1700. Estimated Price: £30,000-50,000, Hammer Price: £55000.00, Buyer: Private UK

Above: Louis Hottot: A rare zinc figure of ‘The girl on the moon’, late 19th century, 178cm.; 70ins high on square panelled composition stone pedestal 75cm.; 29ins high. Estimated Price: £30,000-50,000, Hammer Price: £30000.00 Buyer: Private US

Above: A rare and monumental Georgian carved Portland stone neo-classical tazza, late 18th/ early 19th century, 106cm.; 42ins high by 230cm.; 91ins to extremities of handles, bowl diameter 200cm.; 79ins. Estimated Price: £15,000-25,000, Hammer Price: £52000.00, Private Middle East.

Above: A pair of painted and parcel gilt cast iron Egyptian figural lamps, French, circa 1860, 115cm.; 45ins high. Estimated Price: £5000-8000, Hammer Price: £21000.00, Buyer: Private Russian

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