Anthemion Auctions have a truly eclectic auction coming up next week on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 11am, the auction includes the usual suspects in the jewellery section including a 3ct solitaire diamond ring at £3000-5000, numerous other diamond rings, gold, watches and costume jewellery, the silver section is dazzling with tea sets, flatware services, photograph frames etc. 

A solitaire diamond ring, the round brilliant cut diamond approximately 3 carats, the shoulders set with seven diamonds to each shoulder to a white metal setting and shank marked 14k. Sold for £3,000 at Anthemion Auctions
Sold for £3,000 at Anthemion Auctions

The picture section contains prints by Kyffin Williams, oil paintings by Jack Jones, mixed media by Ernest Zobole etc, the ceramics section includes a collection of Royal Worcester porcelain, painted by some of the great artists including Stinton, Sedgeley, Kitty Blake and Ricketts.  Also from the same deceased estate are two extremely rare Royal Doulton figures both titled “Shy Anne” but in different dresses, these should realise in excess of £1000 each. If clocks make you tick then the porcelain painted carriage clock at £800-1000 is a must, the detailing on this little clock is quite exquisite. 

Welsh furniture and effects are also well represented with not one but three 18th century Welsh oak dressers, oak linen presses and an assortment of coffers and lowboys. The more unusual items in the auction include a collection of boxed dinky and corgi toys, postcards, medals and militaria. However to take the proverbial biscuit the Tongan club all the way from the South Seas in the 19th century turned up in a house in West Wales where it has been residing for the last 42 years and is expected to realise £2000-3000. 

A Tonga Islands palm leaf club, of traditional form, with diamond section blade, circular shaft and flared grip, carved throughout with alternate horizontal and vertical panels of zig zag ornament, dark brown patina, 80cm long, 11cm wide. Sold for £2,000 at Anthemion Auctions
Sold for £2,000 at Anthemion Auctions

So don’t delay, have a quick look at our online catalogue, then come down and view this highly interesting sale in person, you never know what intriguing gift idea may be sat there waiting for you to walk in and buy it. For further information contact Ryan Beach, MRICS at Anthemion Auctions on 029 2047 2444 or visit our website at Cardiff’s only professionally qualified auctioneers.