The three private collections of glass in Semley Auctioneers’ sale of European Ceramics and Glass last Saturday drew buyers from all corners of the country.
The top lot was a large 17th century Continental soda glass goblet from the Plesch collection which brought £2,700, selling to a private collector. The sale of garden and architectural items which followed was, as ever, very well attended too, and, as expected honours here went to the set of four reconstituted stone models of Egyptian dogs on plinths at £5,300.
A Kubota tractor mower also did well at £5,200. Items are still being accepted for the Easter specialist sale of silver, jewellery and objets vertu, which will also include commemorative and military medals. Enquiries regarding consigning items for this sale, or the May specialist sales of Oriental and Islamic ceramics and works of arts and Persian carpets, rugs and textiles should be directed to Karen Marshall at the main office.