Auction excitement as truncheons sell for £66,000 and jug for £11,000

Auction excitement as truncheons sell for £66,000 and jug for £11,000
 

Some startling prices set a few records tumbling at Mellors & Kirk's whopping three-day September Fine Art Sale, writes Nigel Kirk.
Some of the items that have featured here over recent weeks more than justified my enthusiasm, and fully lived up to expectations.
Most dramatic of all was the Clarice Cliff Appliqué Monsoon jug of 1931 for which a collector paid £11,000. I had predicted a modest £500-700 because, to quote from Tennyson it was "crack'd from side to side'.
The local couple who sold it and watched the sale online were, they told me afterwards, dumbstruck as the price... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 25
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