Richard Winterton Autumn Fine Art & Collectors Auction Highlights


The Art Deco era reigned supreme here with masses of pre-sale enquiries on Lot 6 a 1930’s platinum, diamond and sapphire ring which typified the era. After an intense bidding war it finally sold to a UK phone bidder for £2,600.

Also from the golden age of cocktail parties and Hollywood glamour was Lot 30, a ladies platinum, diamond and sapphire cocktail watch which sold to a private local buyer for £1,430.

Lot 26, a 2.25ct diamond solitaire ring discovered in Lichfield realised £5,200 in total and Lot 27, a pair of Victorian old cut diamond earrings from the same source at £2,600.


This section provided the highest single priced item and generated much pre-sale interest proving the continuing demand for premium luxury watches.

There were numerous Rolexes on offer dating from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. Lot 34, a 1930’s Art Deco 9ct gents Rolex brought in on valuation day exceeded expectations at £1,700 and Lot 33, a 1980’s gent’s 18ct gold Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Day-Date wristwatch with box and papers sold for a record £13,060.

Ceramics & Glass

Lot 145, a stylish 1970’s Whitefriars ‘Drunken Bricklayer’ vase in the large size sailed past its £700 top estimate to bring £1,210 and Lot 144, a rare Clarice Cliff Golly bookend at £1,170. Lot 153, a Lalique opalescent glass Art Deco ovoid ‘Formose’ vase brought a total of £1,950.

Highest price in this section was for Lot 158, a large nineteenth century Chinese famille rose vase discovered in a house in Wolverhampton. Its exceptional condition and demand from the East saw it competed to a total of £4,100.


Lot 180, a triptych oil painting of the Bay of Naples by Italian artist Giuseppe Cosenza (1847-1922) had been discovered in nearby Barton Under Needwood. A commission bid from Italy saw off three telephone bidders to total £5,200.

Next Auction

The next Fine Art & Collectors’ Auction is 25th November and will include special sections for Christmas gifts – including fine wines/spirits, watches, silver, jewellery, glass, pictures, the toys and works of art.

Please contact Adrian Rathbone, Fine Arts Manager for further details on 01543 251081 or [email protected]