Category: Sustainability

Sale Results

We do so love a single-owner collection. Unusually, due to our packed auction schedule (keep checking our website closely as we have a lot of sales coming up) we had a sale that closed on a Tuesday, rather than our usual Sunday evening.

Our really rather smashing sale results from yesterday's sale, appear below:

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TOP LOT:
A COPELAND & GARRETT PART TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

Mid 19th Century, circa 1840

Number of bids: 17
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Hammer Price: $11,000

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MOST BID ON ITEM:
A PAIR OF BARR WORCESTER COFFEE CANS AND SAUCERS

Circa 1800. Decorated in the imari palette with a stylised ori...

Bid Barometer - No Reserve Asian Ceramics

Sundays auction was a huge success, with many lots pulling in a huge number of bidders

  • 98% sold (just 4 unsold lots),
  • $61,750 total hammer
  • 148 bidders
  • average selling price per lot sold was $381.12
  • average number of bids per lot sold was 10.85

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1. TOP HAMMER PRICE, MOST BID-ON ITEM & HIGHEST OVER TOP ESTIMATE

TWO BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN JARS AND COVERS

One example decorated with birds amongst foliage and chrysanthemum flowers, the other decorated with dragons, with associated cover, one bears Kangxi type mark to base. Both 43cm high

Estimate: $200-$400
Number of bids: 63
Hammer Price: $9,...

Home & Decor (July) ~ Top 5

Last Sunday's sale was an interesting one to watch and several lots had a flurry of bids. Here's the scoop on the stats:

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TOP HAMMER PRICE

A CEYLONESE SATINWOOD AND EBONY CABINET - In two sections with a carved and pierced apron, on bracket feet, with ebony mouldings and decoration, with keys

Estimate: $3,000

Hammer price: $5,500

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HIGHEST OVER TOP ESTIMATE

A MAORI NEPHRITE JADE CLUB - Of typical form with leather cord. 27cm long

Estimate: $150

Hammer Price: $850

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MOST BID-ON ITEM

A SET OF EIGHT CHINESE FAUX BAMBOO DINING CHAIRS -Compromising two carvers and six dining chairs, with white uphols...

Asian Ceramics - and why you need them in your life

Ceramics, except the greats, generally tend to be rather under-appreciated; overlooked in favour of paintings. Perhaps it's their fragility; perhaps it's because they always seem to look best in a pair (or more). Well, our Single-Owner Collection of Chinese Ceramics makes them both accessible and affordable: everything in the catalogue is being sold with - drum roll please - no reserve. This means that if no one else places a bid, you win it for the opening price of $40!

Let your decorating skills run riot. Here are some of our favourite pins for some serious ceramic inspo:

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PS: Stand out fro...

Hotlotz Items - Reimagined

Sometimes it can be hard to visualise where a piece that you buy at auction will fit in your home. Not for Mel and his wife Harriet, who live in a stunning townhouse amidst a delicious jumble of antiques juxtaposed with modern pieces and...pieces bought at auction right here in Singapore, from yours truly no less.

Follow us on a whistle-stop tour, to see how artistic and talented Mel spots pieces at auction, what's his knack, what pieces catch his eye. See them re-imagined inside the 'living gallery' they call home, working hard and living their best (second) life possible.

"Why does a table ...

Glamour without Costing the Earth

With more and more companies now leaning towards lab-grown diamonds over the real deal, part of the joy of buying antique jewellery at auction is that you know you are not contributing to this:

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The Mir Mine in Russia

Also called the Mirny mine, this is an open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Sakha Republic, in the Siberian region of eastern Russia. The mine is more than 525 meters (1,722 ft) deep (4th in the world), has a diameter of 1,200 m (3,900 ft), and is one of the largest excavated holes in the world. Opened: 1957 Closed: 2004*

  • The mine was recommissioned in 2009, and is expected t...

What Have You Renovated and Restored Recently?

We love hearing back from happy customers! In our record-breaking last Home & Decor auction earlier this month, (read about it here) we sold, among other things, the contents of a Peranakan shophouse, untouched since the 1920s.

These Chinese cleavers came out of it and were snapped up for a very reasonable sum in their rather charming, rusty state:

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Two weeks later, they have been transformed:

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What have YOU recently restored or renovated? We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line at hello@hotlotz.com and star in one of our weekly blog posts.

#reuse #restore #recycle