Thirteen lots of Chinese silver were sold on February 26 by Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions at their Donnington Priory Saleroom (see our pre-sale article). The best pieces comfortably exceeded pre-sale estimates.
Lot 801, the 18th century pair of Quianlong filigree vases and covers, estimated at £3,000-4,000, achieved a highly satisfactory £23,560, inclusive of premium, and Lot 800, a smaller version, pulled in £21,080 (estimate £2,000-3,000).
Deputy-Chairman James Nicholson professed himself ‘highly delighted’ with the result. Well known silver expert Adrien von Ferscht has just joined the company as Consultant in Chinese Export Silver to maximise on the opportunities in the area currently presented.