Clarice Cliff is Still Top of the Pots at Charterhouse Auction

. April 29, 2008

A Clarice Cliff vase, featured on the cover of the Charterhouse April auction catalogue sold for a high hammer price of £5,800 despite the vendor hoping it could be worth a few hundred pounds.

clarice-cliff-sunray.jpg“The vase was a true piece of Art Deco geometric design boldly decorated in black and orange.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The vase was certainly the talk of the trade, it featured not only on our web site, but also other specialist auction web sites and was talked about in cyber space on the Clarice Cliff Collectors Club web site.”

On the auction day, there were numerous commission bids left but after the bidding rose above £2,000 a row of telephone bidders started with collectors from as far as Australia. However, the vase was eventually bid to its high £5,800 by a collector from Devon.

Also in the sale, a pair of George II style upholstered wing armchairs which are, in essence, reproduction chairs now 100 years old, sold for £2,600. In need of recovering, the Somerset vendor was downsizing and had bought new furniture for his house and took advantage of the free home visit service Charterhouse offer. Elsewhere in the sale which totalled over £100,000, a large early 19th century oil painting depicting an imaginary view with ruins sold for £2,600, a Moorcroft limited edition Centenary vase made £1,600 and a pair of South American ornate spurs sold for £500.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their forthcoming programme of specialist auctions including silver and jewellery in May, clocks, collectors items, medals & militaria in June, classic cars and motorbikes in July and Beswick & Royal Doulton in August. To arrange a free home visit throughout the West Country, please contact Richard Bromell, Partner at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS, 01935 812277.

Auction info www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

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