Thursday, 24 March 2011

BBC Flog It! returns to Boldon Auction Galleries!

We are delighted to confirm that BBC Flog It! will be coming to Boldon Auction Galleries again to film at our Fine Art and Antiques Sale on Wednesday 21st September and at our viewing day on Tuesday 20th September.

The ever popular BBC show is in it's 9th Series and we are proud to have supported Flog It! since 2002.

The Valuation day with Paul Martin (pictured above) will be held at the prestigious Alnwick Castle on Tuesday 2nd August.

Doors open from 9.30am to 4pm.  This may be an outdoor event weather permitting.

The Flog It! team will value just about any antique or collectable, as long as you can bring it yourself to the valuation day.

For any enquiries about the valuation day, please contact us at Boldon Auction Galleries 0191 537 2630, email or if you wish to contact Flog It! their contact details are below:

Phone: 0117 974 7839
Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider's call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher.


Flog It!
Whiteladies Road

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Sale Highlights

Our Fine Art and Antique Sale on Wednesday 16th March 2011 proved to be a bright start to Spring with a bustling saleroom full of eager buyers.

Items sold well throughout the sale with popular lots across the board:

Lot 7 - A large circular Crown Ducal wall plaque by Charlotte Rhead  - sold for £200

Lot 15 - a pair of Japanese cloisonne vases - sold for £180

Lot 20 - A 19th Century mahogany tea caddy with with marquetry and parquetry inlaid decoration – sold for £460

Lot 34 - A 19th Century Indian coromandel work box sold for £260

Lot 39 -  A Goldscheider figurine of a dancing lady - sold for £280

Lot 52 - a small Clarice Cliff "Fantasque" pedestal bowl, and an orange preserve pot and a shallow circular pot - sold for £130

Lot 97 A Wells of London boxed "Mickey Mouse" clockwork hand car – sold for £230

Lot 113 – A leather bound 'The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments', imprinted at London by Robert Barker, dated 1635 – sold for £340

Lot 132 - A large silver circular pedestal bowl embossed with scrolls and flowers, London 1900 - sold for £240

Lot 154 - A 9ct gold pocket watch – sold for £360

Lot 187 – A Pair of oils on canvas by Oliver Clare – sold for £820

Lot 231 - A Victorian walnut pier cabinet – sold for £1150

Lot 248 - A pair of French Kingwood and veined marble topped standing corner cabinets – sold for £1100

Lot 282 - A 19th century mahogany circular centre table with marquetry inlaid top, decorated with flowers and butterflies - sold for £1600

Lot 263 - An Original 1970 Child's Chopper bike – sold for £170

Local Interest

As always, we had an interesting selection of local items which proved very popular with the buyers:

Lot 13 -  A Sunderland purple lustre jug by J Phillips of Hylton pottery with a South View of the Sunderland Bridge - sold for £200

Lot 36 - A Sunderland purple lustre rectangular plaque "Thou God, See'st Me" - sold for £480

Lot 71 - A postcard album containing North East postcards including the Newcastle Pageant – sold for £85
Lot 99 - A death plaque and medals with photographs and related ephemera.  Awarded to 20509 Pte J Collingwood of the Durham Light Infantry – sold for £320

Lots 171 and 172 - Folders of black and white photographs of S.A.F.C footballers from 1920-1970s - sold for £110 and £200 respectively

We are now accepting entries for our next Fine Art and Antique Sale which will be held on Wednesday 6th July 2011 and will be filmed by the team at Dickinson's Real Deal!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Fine Art and Antique Sale 16 March 2011

Edited to add sale prices

We have some fabulous lots coming up for sale in our next Fine Art and Antique Sale on Wednesday 16th March with a wide selection of items for collectors of everything from traditional porcelains to contemporary ceramics and glass, toys, ephemera, silver and silver plated items, paintings, prints, clocks, watches, jewellery and furniture.

The following are a selection of items to be sold:
Lot 15 A pair of Japanese Cloisonné vase decorated with blossoming prunus and green bamboos.
Estimate £100-150  - sold for £180

Lot 13 A Sunderland purple lustre jug by J. Phillips of Hylton pottery with a South View of the Sunderland bridge and verse.  Estimate £80-120 - sold for £200

Lot 17 A Sylvac brown coloured "Bloodhound" No 2624. Estimate £40-60 - Unsold

Lot 23 Three Hummel figures "Little Pharmacist", "Conductor" and "Prayer before Battle".   Estimate £80-120 - sold for £120

Lot 25 A Beswick Walt Disney "Sneezy", numbered 1328 with gold printed oval stamp. Estimate £50-80 - sold for £120

Lot 37 Two Chemist window display medicine bottles of pear shape with faceted tear drop and conical tear drop shaped stoppers.  Estimate £100-150 - sold for £140

Lot 38 Ten clear glass chemist bottles. Estimate £100-£150 - sold for £130
Lot 97 A Wells of London boxed "Mickey Mouse" clockwork hand car. Estimate £40-60 - sold for £230 
Lot 73 An unboxed Dinky Supertoys Guy Van 919 Golden Shred, and a Dinky Supertoy 923 Heinz.. Estimate £50-80  - sold for £65
94. A 1930s Art Deco house by Triangtois. Estimate £50-80 - sold for £180
Lot 263 An Original 1970 Child's Chopper bike with black frame. Estimate £100-150  - sold for £170
Lot 100 A hammered Tudric pewter two handled oval tray and five piece tea set. Estimate £30-50 - sold for £45
Lot 140 A large silver plated centre piece, the top with open basket bearing wheat sheaves and fruiting vines below a semi-naked figure supported on a naturalistic base.  Estimate £60-100 - sold for £130
Lot 187 Pair of oils on canvas
Oliver Clare
"Mixed fruit still life"
Estimate £300-500 - sold for £820
Lot 203 Oil on canvas
Joseph Dixon Clark Senior
"Sheep grazing on Marsden Cliffs, South Shields"
Estimate £800-1500 - unsold
Lot 234  A Victorian walnut pier cabinet with gilt edging below an arched marquetry panelled door with central plaque depicting classical figures flanked by turned semi fluted pillars and supported on turned feet.  Estimate £1000-1500  - sold for £880
Lot 248  A pair of French Kingwood and veined marble topped standing corner cabinets, the veined marble with moulded edge below a concave ¼ door with crossbanded edge, the sides with applied ormolu mounts and ormolu lion paw feet. Estimate £1500-2000 - sold for £1100

Lot 297 A pair of composite garden lions.  Estimate £400-600  - unsold

The sale will start at 10am on Wednesday 16th March 2011
Viewing Saturday 12th March 10am-1pm
Tuesday 15th March 2-7pm
Please see our website  for our fully illustrated catalogue.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

16th March 2011 Fine Art & Antique Sale

This blog will be updated shortly with information about our next Fine Art & Antique Auction on 16th March 2011...................................