COOPER and Tanner’s first Antique and Collectables sale of 2021 was a roaring success!

Despite being postponed for four months due to coronavirus lockdown, the hammer prices at the sale were better than ever.

An incredibly strong area was a good collection of Chinese and oriental ceramics, with excellent results for a large Chinese vase that sold for £2,600, and the hammer came down on a pair of lovely blue and white Chinese ginger jars at £1,000, as well as many other items.

Coming up in June’s Antique and Collectables sale is another excellent collection of oriental ceramics from a local estate.

An original blue Triumph Stag with V8 engine was up for sale for renovation and after strong bidding sold for £2,000.

Another unusual motoring item sold in the sale was a Wakefield pattern Castrol motor oil glass globe, selling at £600.

As ever jewellery, silver and coins performed well.

Stoneware and outdoor items have always been a best seller at the sale rooms and a magnificent pair of reconstituted stone lions caused quite a stir with three telephone bids as well as interest from the internet eventually selling on the hammer at £1,300.

The star of the sale was an unlabelled violin and bow stamped Lupont, in need of rather a lot of restoration it had generated a lot of interest in the run up to sale day, and after a long bidding war it sold for £2,400.

There hasn’t been a better time to sell at auction in recent years, so please do get in contact on 01373 852419 if you would like a free valuation from their friendly valuers.