Paperweights Prove Popular

12th February 2024

A majority single-owner collection auction of Royal Crown Derby Paperweights have proved extremely popular as they went under the gavel on Thursday 8th February 2024 at the Derby Auction House. 

The Specialist curated auction which was catalogued by Colette Coleman consisted of 272 lots was a huge success and achieved a classic 'white glove' sale when every single lot sold and reached a total hammer price of over £36,000. All 272 lots sold on the day, sparking International interest from bidders and collector's from countries such as Australia, New Zealand and The United States of America. 

Sean Devitt, Auctioneer and Valuer of Bamfords said "The saleroom was alive with bidders both in the room and on the Internet. Many of the lots saw fierce competition from collector's both far and wide and this was the catalyst to why so many of the lots flew past their top estimates."

"Royal Crown Derby continues to be very popular with the collector's and we're delighted to have handled such a wonderful collection, I'm delighted for all involved."

The highest selling lot of the sale was lot 5108 -  A Royal Crown Derby paperweight, Long Eared Owl, a Prestige limited edition, designed by Tien Manh Dinh, number 71/300, gold stopper, 27cm, printed marks in gold, certificate, boxed, which sold for a hammer price of £650, against an estimate of £500 - £800.

Maybe you have a collection that you are looking to sell, or have similar items that are just gathering dust? If you would like to consign items for a future sale or have any other enquiries then please feel free to get in touch with our team, all our contact details are available to view on our website


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