28/11/2023 General News, Latest News
The star lot in Kinghams specialist sale of Silver & Objects of Vertu on November 24th was a one-off scale model of the Lockheed TriStar aircraft, in sterling silver.
According to associate director, Matthew Lafite, “We were extremely pleased with the level of interest generated by this specialist silver and objects of vertu sale. Our Cotswolds location, being within reach of the capital and also convenient for locals, too, saw many through at the viewing.”
The Lockheed TriStar model was a special commission by the vendor in 1976, in commemoration of his involvement in bringing that aircraft in to service on British Airways’ routes. Following significant pre-sale interest from both the trade and specialist aviation enthusiasts, competitive bidding was seen in the room, on the internet and with multiple telephone bidders. After a protracted contest, the hammer finally fell at £4800.
Seventeenth-century English provincial silver proved sought after with a William and Mary York silver tumbler taking £3200 to a private buyer.
A Chinese silver humidor, of generous proportions and with fine intricate relief decoration went to an online buyer at £2400, after a protracted bidding contest against a room bidder.
A pair of George II cast silver candlesticks, hallmarked for London 1740, of good gauge, were snapped up by an online bidder for £2200.
The highlight of the objects of vertu section was a small, but perfectly formed, 18ct gold single sovereign case, by Sampson Mordan of London. This piece generated significant pre-sale interest, and took the fancy of many bidders online, after which time it finally settled at £1200.
Kinghams’ next specialist Silver & Objects of Vertu sale is scheduled for March 2024.