Summers Place Auctions, Billingshurst, West Sussex
Auctioneer and one of the Experts in Charge, James Rylands said: “The buying in the sale was selective with good items selling very well. The highest price was paid for the Four Seasons, as it is great to find a set of oversized figures, which although were not very old, had been very well carved. The figure by Andreoni also sold well above estimate because it was a virtuoso example of fine carving. We were very pleased to be able to include such an impressive selection of Coalbrookdale – one of the best groups to be sold at auction for a while.”
Above: An impressive set of four carved limestone figures representing the Seasons, last quarter of the 20th century. Estimated at £60,000/80,000 eventually sold to a private Irish bidder for £106,100.
Above: A carved white marble figure of a vestal virgin by Orazio Andreoni. Estimated at £20,000/30,000 sold to a private buyer from South America for £50,900.
Above: A late 19th century carved white marble fountain, removed from The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road London, estimated at £25,000-40,000. The fountain eventually sold for £30,500 to a member of the US trade.
Above: A pair of composition stone figures, mid 19th century from a model by John Bacon. The figures were removed from the facade of the Lord Nelson Public house in Boston, Lincs in the 1960‘s. Estimated at £6000-10,000 and eventually sold for £14,900 to the English trade.
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