Butterscotch leaves a Sweet Taste at Richard Winterton Auctioneers

. July 28, 2014

Butterscotch in confectionary terms is made primarily of brown sugar and butter and the colour, a delightful rich golden hue. The same term is used to describe some types of amber, a fossilized tree resin, (not sap) which has been highly prized for its colour and natural beauty since Neolithic times. It has been used in ancient folk medicine for its purported healing properties but more commonly used in jewellery and regarded in the same league as gemstones.

amber necklaceThe necklace, Lot 116 had been consigned to Richard Winterton’s jewellery sale this week, (22nd July) by a private vendor and the power of internet live bidding forced the price up to £1,450 and was secured by a gentleman bidding in the room.

In the same sale, Lot 25, a 1920’s portrait locket set with diamonds sold for £1,150 and Lot 460 a nineteenth century Neapolitan mandolin by Vinaccia sold for £2,500 to an Italian collector bidding online.

In the furniture and pictures section, Lot 1838 a late nineteenth century iron statue ‘Charlemagne’ brought £550 and Lot 1835 a small pair of landscape watercolours by Irish artist Percy French soared to £3,900. Lot 1862, a Victorian walnut credenza found in Cannock sailed past the £400 estimate to bring £1,280.

The next three-day Antiques, Home & Interiors Sale is 26th to 28th August and final entries are being invited. Please contact Richard Winterton Auctioneers for further details on 01543 251081 or email lichfield@richardwinterton.co.uk Website: www.richardwinterton.co.uk

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