Set of 22 Victorian ivory snooker balls
Assorted Crown Derby tea ware
Ottery Auction Rooms had over 900 lots in their last Antique and Fine Art Sale at the Finnimore Industrial Estate Auction Rooms. There were interesting and quirky items from all over the world things. It is the burgeoning economy of China that is producing dividends with approx. 100 lots of Chinese ceramics, glass. paintings, weaponry and silk works being fiercely contested with bidders in the room, on telephones and on the internet. Some of these items were sold directly to China via the live internet bidding service offered by Ottery Auction Rooms and some items bought by Chinese runners who will take their purchases back to their employers in Mainland China and Hong Kong and some items went into the hands of English collectors.
It has certainly been a busy first 9 months of trading for us We conducted our first sale at the end of April 2013 and have held nine it total in as many months including 2 specialist antique and fine art sales. We feel very honoured that Ottery St Mary has welcomed us so fervently and has used us to sell their treasured possessions however it is not only Ottery St Mary that we have to thank because we have had consignors from across the four nearest counties as well as overseas. The buyers have come in from all the West Country and beyond for the antique and general sales and all over the world for the fine art sales. The use of the internet has broadened our catchment area and puts us on the same playing field as the big auction houses.