06/03/2013 Chiswick Curates
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Art, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 12th March, 12noon
Come along and join the FUN as Filming for ITV This Morning’s Treasure Hunter competition will be taking place.
Chiswick will host the Grand final of the competition, where the two finalists will take their last items to auction, and whoever has made the most money will be crowned the Treasure Hunter champion.
French Glass is the title of the final round in the competition where four of "This Morning" celebrities have trawled vintage fashion fairs, antique fairs and carboot sales to find valuable items for the auction. (With all the money raised going to charity.)
The finalists taking part in ITV This Morning’s competition will be two of the following celebrities - Louie Spence, Alison Hammond, Jeff Brazier or Amy Childs.
As these items will only arrive at Chiswick Auctions on Tuesday morning the lots will not appear in our catalogue so viewing Tuesday morning is essential. Tuesday viewing 10am – 11.30am.
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The Antiques and Fine Art with Printed Books & Manuscripts sale was a busy affair. Highlights of the auction were many and it seems that quality always shines through when collectors and dealers battle it out for the best in the sale. A couple of interesting small collections that sold well were the three miniature Moorcroft vases bearing the brown printed MacIntyre stamp and green signature to their bases. All sold strongly within estimates. The collection of Tunbridge ware created a lot of interest and sold in its entirety. While lot 351, the fine Meissen chocolate pot and cover with puce floral decoration, (fourteen pieces in the lot) reached £1580 including buyers premium and VAT shows that old style antiques that are fabulous are always highly desirable.
A small pencil drawing on paper of a ‘Gent’ in a top hat with a brolly by Kees Van Dongen (1877 – 1968), the Fauves artist from Rotterdam, who participated in the controversial 1905 salon d’Automne exhibition Paris, sold for £1050 including buyers premium & VAT .
While lot 202 a collection of 18th century and later Chinese small porcelain wares over over 40 items and lot 212 a 19th century Chinese famille verte rouleau vase sold for £730 and £3600 including buyers premium & VAT showing that the Oriental market is still popular.
A fun side to this sale was the late Victorian cast iron promotional vending machines with lots 231 and 232 exceeding their estimates and creating a lot of excitement, with lot 232 fetching £8680 including buyers premium and VAT. While there were also four lots of 1960’s Coca Cola promotional fridges including lot 402, an upright Coca Cola Cavalier vending machine painted in white with logos in red sold for £2700 including buyers premium & VAT.
Tom Keane says “I’ve taken a completely different view of vintage Coca Cola machines.”