Friday 2nd February @ 10am Live Internet Bidding on


*** Over 800 Lots ***

Silver & Silver Plate: 80+ Lots inc. Indian white metal embossed tea pot & milk jug, Vict. Silver 3pc tea set, Vict. salver, 2 bachelor coffee pots, Liberty button hook, flatwares & cutlery.

Jewellery & Bijouterie: 100+ Lots inc. 18ct dia. & emerald ring, 3 prs 9ct cufflinks, George III Staff. enamel oval patch box, French C19th gold sewing set in ivory case, 9ct watch albert with swivel fob, rings, brooches, costume jewellery. Watches: inc. 18ct half-hunter pocket watch & albert 134.6g.

Ceramics: C18th Derby porcelain grp "The Grace's Adorning Pan", Champion Bristol porcelain coffee can, saucer & tea cup trio, C19th Copeland style rose decorated vase, R. Doulton inc. collection of Bunnykins, Clarice Cliff, Royal Copenhagen, Caiger-Smith dish, set of 6 Chamberlain Worcester armorial plates.

Glass: C18th lace-makers oil lamp, C18th wine glasses. Miscellaneous: Bronze sculptures inc. life-size model of a boar, boxes inc. tortoiseshell tea caddy, musical instruments inc. USA Fender Stratocaster, textiles & vintage costume, automobilia inc. mascots.

Collectables: Militaria inc. medals, military cross group, pistols, dolls, collection of Meccano from a Dec'd Estate, stamps, postcards, coins inc. gold.

Paintings & Prints: Inc. John Piper, P. Naismith, John Miller, N. Sotheby Pitcher, W.L. Hankey, S. Stafford, 7 Gill Watkiss, maps inc. John Speede Cornwall.

Furniture: Chinese carved & pierced 4-fold screen, Chinese large carved jardinière stand, Edw. inlaid ladies writing desk, Vict. games/work table, twin pedestal desk, 4 large museum display cabinets, George III Walnut chest-on-chest, George III Mahog. linen press, early C18th Oak Court cupboard, George III Mahog. mule chest, chest of drawers, chairs, clocks.




Friday 29th September - Sale Report!!

Lodge & Thomas, The Truro Sale Room, held their last Antiques & Fine Art auction for 2017 last Friday, 29th September and it proved to be another hugely successful sale.

With over 870 lots on offer, it was well viewed by local collectors and the National and International antiques trade via

There were over 400 registered online bidders and over 350 commission bids left online and with the auctioneers!!     


Over 130 lots of silver and jewellery were on offer with all silver lots finding new homes, the top price going to a good comprehensive silver twelve setting canteen of cutlery, weighing over 200toz and selling for £2,100. A Victorian twin handled, silver gilt, lidded trophy cup by Goldsmiths & Silversmith Company won second prize and sold for £700. The highest price lot of the day was in the Jewellery section, with a butterscotch amber bead necklace, from a local deceased estate, and weighing 134 grams, sold for a whopping £4,500 to an online bidder. From the same estate came an antique pair of diamond cluster earrings with over 2 carats of diamonds selling to a London jewellery dealership for £1,650. In the watch section the highest hammer price of £2,800 went to the 14k diamond set Waltham full hunter pocket watch with Cornish mining provenance, sold to a local collector.

In the ceramics section a Royal Worcester ‘Hog Hunting' group modelled by Doris Lindner sold for £450. An 18th century Dutch Delft blue and white dish with Chinoiserie decoration dish sold for £170. Antique maritime items are always popular at The Truro Saleroom and so it proved on the day with an early 20th century German copper and brass diving helmet selling for £1,100. A Chinese carved ivory concentric puzzle ball sold for £350.

In the collectables section, a well filled postcard album with scenes of Canadian commercial whaling sold for £410. Found in a box of books from a clearance was a rare mid-17th century book written by the mathematician John Collins ‘Geometricall Dyalling' a treatise on maritime navigation by dials, sold to the book trade for £1,300.

The Automobilia section received a very good response, with a private collection of Rolls-Royce, vehicle and motorbike parts and accessories on offer. There was a 1950's Velocette motorcycle in "barn condition" which sold for £450 and will certainly be a fun project for the new owner, and a Bentley Continental touring kit sold for £400.

In the Painting & Print section three paintings by in demand Cornish painter Gill Watkiss sold for a combined £2,850. Another Cornish painting by Nancy Bailey, depicting Porthleven Harbour, achieved £800. Furniture was bucking the "brown furniture" trend with most lots well contested online and in the room, including a George III mahogany tall chest of drawers selling for £650 and an Edwardian Sheraton revival rosewood inlaid ladies desk selling for £450.

Our next auction is a General auction is scheduled for the 27th October, with our next online Antiques & Fine Art auction booked for January 2018.

Entries invited to auctioneer Carl Nielsen 07738219438  



Lodge & Thomas, The Truro Sale Room, held their largest Antiques & Fine Art auction last Friday, 16th June. With over 970 lots on offer, it was well viewed by local collectors and the National and International antiques trade. There was over 400 registered online bidders with and over 350 commission bids left online and with the auctioneers.

Over 190 lots of silver and jewellery were on offer with all silver lots finding new homes, with the top price going to a George V silver basket epergne by Huckin & Heath selling for £400. Top price of the day was in the jewellery section, an Indian high purity gold, enamel, diamond and pearl peacock pendant and earing suite sold for an amazing £2200. A long butterscotch amber bead necklace from a deceased estate sold for an incredible £850 against a come and buy me estimate of £200-300. Butterscotch is much prizes by the Chinese and these beads will be flying out to a Chinese buyer.

In the ceramics section an Aynsley ‘Orchard Gold' pattern teaset surprised by selling for £500 against an estimate of £150-200. Antique tribal artefacts which were made prior to mass tourism are always in demand by collectors and dealers, and a 19th century Australian Aboriginal boomerang and two nulla nulla war clubs, mounted as a wall display, sold to an Australian buyer for £850. An erotic Bergmann style bronze, modelled as a cross legged oriental nude lady within a Buddha lid, sold for £400.

The collectable section of the auction was well received, with a good collection of vintage die-cast toy vehicles including Dinky and Corgi and other vintage toys. Top price amongst them was two rare Scalextric racing car models, within their original boxes, which sold for a combined £1260!

We had a small collection of vintage automabilia from a deceased estate including some Rolls Royce car parts which created some interest. The most sought after item amongst this was a dashboard from a 1933 Rolls Royce Ranalah Sedanca drophead coupe car, which sold for £650. A box of Rolls Royce parts also made £500. There will be more vintage automobilia in our next antiques auction in September from the same estate.

The Decorative Art & Design section proved very popular, with an Ambrose Heal for Heal & Son Arts & Crafts bedroom suite selling for £1900 against two telephone bidders, eventually selling to an Arts & Crafts furniture dealer in Norfolk. Another Heal & Son chest of drawers sold for £700 to the same buyer. Amongst the decorative ceramics a Goldscheider style pottery goldfish bowl, modelled as a Polar bear and her cub looking into the glass bowl, sold for £1050 to an online bidder.

Our next auction is a General auction scheduled for the 14th July, with our next online Antiques & Fine Art auction booked for September 29th. Entries invited to auctioneer Carl Nielsen 07738219438



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