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Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables

24 November 2023 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Lodge and Thomas, The Truro Saleroom are pleased to invite you to view our forthcoming auction of Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables on Friday 24th November, the last ‘Fine Art’ sale of the year.  We have an intriguing and wide variety of lots to suite all tastes and pockets.  Considering the proximity of the festive season we offer the opportunity to purchase a unique Christmas gift.

Viewing for the auction will take place on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of November between 10am and 4pm. The sale is scheduled to commence at 10am on 24th November, with limited viewing prior to the start of the auction.

A link to the fully illustrated catalogue, as well as access to live international online bidding is available at the link below:


Click on the link below for the Catalogue List:

Included in the sale we have a Yamaha 250 motorcycle.  The machine, originally a standard production bike, has been in the ownership of legendary amateur racer Sheelagh Neal, daughter of the equally renowned racer Ossie Neal.  The bike has been adapted for quarter-mile and hill climb racing, with Sheelagh’s best time for the quarter mile of 13.01 seconds.  The lot comes with original parts, to return the bike to a road version, if desired, and a trailer.  In keeping with the forthcoming festive period, and approaching the finale of Strictly Come Dancing, we are offering a huge glitter-ball.  Originally from the Sailor’s Arms in Newquay the ball is in excess of 70cm in diameter and makes an impressive sight. 

Our ceramics section once again has a wide variety of lots, including a selection of pigs.  The assemblage includes production from the famous Wemyss pottery and also an unusual early 20th century green glazed Rye Pottery Sussex salt pig, bearing the unofficial county motto ‘Wunt be Druv’, a reference to the counties perceived intransigence to officialdom.  Also included in the ceramics section are some interesting tube-lined wares by Charlotte Rhead.  The picture section includes a significant contribution from local artist Steve Camps.  His naïve renderings of whales, cattle and Cornish harbours are proving to be ever popular.  We also have a second tranche of works by Nancy Baily.  Traditionally considered to be a Cornish artist, these works are representative of her travels further afield.  The series of pictures depict craftsmen of the Far East, monasteries in Nepal in addition to subjects closer to home.  Together with the foregoing we a have a selection of more traditional Cornish images by the likes of Michael Praed, Ken Symonds and Daphne McClure. 

Christmas may also be a good time to purchase jewellery, and we have an extensive range to suite all tastes.  From a private source we have a beautiful single stone diamond ring.  The solitaire diamond has a weight of approximately two carats and is set in 18ct white gold with diamond set shoulders.   Additionally, we have an impressive Art Deco style ruby and diamond cocktail ring, fit to grace any Xmas soiree.  The jewellery section also has a large number of sovereigns, with twenty-six various examples including some early Georgian coins. 

Our sale will be concluding with the furniture section.  This will include an extending dining table by post war British designer Gordon Russell.  Whilst born in Cricklewood he moved to Broadway, in the Cotswolds, as a young boy.  There he was influenced by the Guild of Handicraft and following the First War he became one of Britian’s most influential designers of his generation.   During the Second War he was influential as chairman of the Utility Furniture Design Panel and becoming chairman of the Design Council in 1947.  The table is typical of his design principal, being uncluttered but using exotic woods to accentuate the elegant lines.  Other lots of interest include a Damascus games table, veneered with exotic hardwoods and mother of pearl, a set of Ercol chairs and an interesting pair of Danish coffee tables.

Newquay Road
Truro, Cornwall TR1 1RH United Kingdom