Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Good crowds and good money at Gaze architectural





Gaze Auctioneers, Diss Norfolk

Gaze architectural furnishings and statuary sale on Saturday 8 August 'drew a large crowd' according to Carl Willows head auctioneer at the sale. He was extremely pleased with the results and said, "Both vendors and buyers went away happy. In excess of eighty per cent of items sold and sold for good money.

"To start with york stone is making ridiculous money! A single york stone flag approx 50" x 66" x 2" made £460 and another flag approx 65½" x 62" x 2" thick made £600. Bricks made 80p which is good for us.

"A surprise lot was a crown chimney pot which sold for £260 to everyone's amazement. There was a fierce battle between one buyer in the auction room and another on the phone. Eventually it sold to a private buyer from Kent. The same phone bidder brought the Coalbrookdale cast iron fern pattern corner umbrella stand marked CB Dale Co, with lozenge for £380 which I personally think is a bargain.

"A good lot was the set of four sandstone pier finials in the form of pine cones from Spixworth Hall each approx 24"high x 15"wide. These came with a great provenience as the consignee had photos of the finials at Spixworth Hall in Norwich, which has since been demolished in the 1950's. These sold to the trade for £1,900 which I was happy with as I had estimated them at £1,500 hoping that they would reach that high, but obviously they have a few more miles in them yet."

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Above: A set of four sandstone pier finials in the form of pine cones from Spixworth Hall each approx 24"high x 15"wide, sold for £1,900.


Above: A Coalbrookdale cast iron fern pattern corner umbrella stand marked CB Dale Co, with lozenge, sold for £380.


Above: A crown top chimney pot, sold for £260.

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