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The July Sale - 2017
Added Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 11:44
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our last auction before the summer holidays had some surprises -- most of them pleasant. With a hammer price of 2750, the Powell & Leyland compound microscope, made of gleaming brass and including many lenses, a tripod, and a mahogany case was a real showstopper. It would look at home in any Victorian scientist`s lab.

Not quite so old but also wonderfully mechanical (which seemed to be this auction`s theme) was lot 444 a Breitling gentleman`s chronometer wristwatch selling for almost as much as the microscope.

Selling over estimate was the Salter Standard Improved Number 6 typewriter. It`s hammer price was 225. Is typing making a comeback?

And what about the rosewood music box also selling for around 200? 
Microscopes, watches, typewriters, and music boxes...what does it all mean? We venture that the more our everyday lives get digital and virtual the more we long for solidly made, built-to-last, beautiful examples of craftsmanship. 
And we are happy to help provide those things.

We also, as always, sold a lot of silver, and some terrific paintings like lot 257, an Emmanual Vierin Belgian scene (possible the Beguinage in Bruges?) from 1911. A gorgeous, generously proportioned painting that everyone loved.

Enjoy your holidays! Our next auction is on September 9th.  
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