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Time to de-clutter

23/01/2024     General News, Latest News

With the New Year well underway, what better time to have a de-clutter and find out the true value of your antiques and collectables. With the market for antiques, silver, watches, jewellery, designer items, pictures and collectables booming, now is the perfect time to have those heirlooms valued and realise some capital. You may be pleasantly surprised.


2023 ended on a high for Cotswold Auctioneers Kinghams with record prices achieved across the board in their December Fine & Decorative Arts auction. One of the highest single prices realised was for an unassuming wine glass, Lot 515. Dating from the Queen Anne period, circa 1710, the heavy baluster wine glass boasted a conical bowl with a single air drop to the lower stem. Measuring just 18cm high, the glass had been consigned by a client having a sort out of unwanted possessions.  

Identified as 'rare' by Kinghams' glass specialist it received much pre-sale interest from collectors and connoisseurs of wine-related antiques and glass enthusiasts. Estimated at £500-800, strength in the market saw it soar to an eye-watering £9,750.  


Kinghams boasts leading specialists in niche areas such as jewellery, watches, silver, glass, ceramics, paintings, designer goods and much more. Free no-obligation valuations are undertaken across the UK with home visits available and valuation events at specific venues. We also offer valuations for probate purposes at an additional charge, contact us today if you would like to learn more about our probate services.


Clients looking for free no-obligation valuations can email images/details, request a home visit or visit one of the valuation events in Moreton in Marsh, Solihull, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire or Oxfordshire.


For further information, please contact enquiries@kinghamsauctioneers.com or call 01608695695, we would be happy to help.