AUCTION Round up
The rattle came from the collection of Dr Hugh S Wyman
The Yokuts consisted of 60 North American tribes around
BONHAMS, LOS ANGELES A Tlingit rattle, c. 1770-1790, made $504,500 (£390,000) at the Californian saleroom’s sale of Native American art. Attributed to Kadjisdu.axch, the greatest carver of wood among the Tlingit people, the rattle included an eagle, a bear, and a wolf.
The same sale saw a Yokuts polychrome basket make $52,500 (£40,000) from the Alan and Bronnie Blaugrund Collection.
Did you know? The Tlingit are an indigenous people from the Northwest coast of America, they have a matrilineal kinship system, with children considered born into the mother’s clan, and property and hereditary roles passing through the mother’s line.
CHORLEY’S, PRINKNASH ABBEY PARK A portrait of a gentleman by Cornelius Johnson – court painter to Charles I – and an art deco watch were among the highlights of two significant collections under the hammer at the Gloucestershire auctioneer’s two-day sale on January 29-30.
The Cheltenham saleroom saw two collections up for sale – one from Grade I listed Ombersley Court in Worcestershire, the other from 14th-century Beverston Castle in Gloucestershire.
The miniature, part of a collection of portraits from Ombersley Court sold for £5,000, against an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.
The collection from Beverston Castle, for many years the home of Olympic eventing gold medal winner Major Laurence Rook, included art deco jewellery. The watch, which was estimated at £700-£900, sold for £900.
Chorley’s director, Thomas Jenner-Fust said: “The sale offered a truly fresh-to-the-market selection of items from significant country estates. It is rare for two such collections to come onto the market at the same time.”
The portrait was by Cornelius
Johnson a court painter to Charles I
The stunning art deco watch came from the
SWORDERS, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET An oil painting by Mary Fedden (1915-2012) was the top lot at the sale of the Barbara Holliday collection at the Essex auctioneers.
Signed and dated 1988, Garden Bunch sold for £38,000, well above its pre-sale estimate of £5,000£7,000. The late Barbara Holliday started collecting works by Modern British Artists in the 1960s, going on to befriend several artists including Sheila Fell (1931-1979). Sworders registered its second highest number of online bidders for the packed sale that lasted eight hours.
Mary Fedden’s oil was the sale’s top seller
Sheila Fell’s Mungrisdale, Lake
FELLOWS, BIRMINGHAM Two watches, which belonged to one of the 20th-century’s greatest gold and silversmiths, went under the hammer at The Midlands auction house.
Devlin wore the diamond watch by Jaeger LeCoultre as a dress watch
Australian born Stuart Devlin, who died last year aged 87, held the Royal Warrant to supply gold and jewels to the Queen and is seen as one of the most innovative and highlyregarded jewellery and silver designers of the 20th century.
A stunning diamond watch by Jaeger LeCoultre, which Devlin wore as a dress watch, made £2,700, against an estimate of £2,000-£2,500, while the gentleman’s 18ct white gold watch by Ebel, which carried a presale estimate of £1,500-£2,000, made £1,500.
Known for his taste and appreciation of good design, Devlin was given the watches by the brands who wanted him to promote their items.
The white gold watch by Ebel carried a pre-sale estimate of £1,500
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