Chinese paintings wowed buyers – and thrilled sellers – in the October Two Day Sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries, with the price of one pair of small oils spiralling beyond expectation to £11,000.
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Clocks collected by a Kent antiques dealer did more than just mark time in a sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries – the 20 lots on offer raised £42,000, a total double that expected by his family.
This year The Canterbury Auction Galleries were again proud sponsors of a series of talks held during the Canterbury Festival from 17th - 31st October.
In our most recent sale, we offered on behalf of a local private owner a rare pair of small oil paintings showing respectively a view of the Canton hongs and a panoramic view of nearby Macau harbour from the hills. Painted on brass panels measuring just 4.25ins x 5.75ins, the early 19th century paintings were important records for historians particularly as the hongs were destroyed in a fire in 1856. Just how important was proved when they sold to a local collector for £11,000, a multiple of their guide price.