We visited the client in a Somerset cottage who wanted to downsize and move near to her family. Amazingly, this pottery charger, which dates to 1540, was mounted in a coat hanger wire frame and hung on a wall behind the kitchen door. Having removed the charger from the wall, it was taken back to our salerooms where research started to properly identify the charger. After several months of research, the charger was entered into an auction dedicated to it, such was the importance of this one lot.
Viewing for this Italian charger, which tells the story of King Herod and Salome, was by appointment only, with many dealers, academics and collectors making the journey to our salerooms. On the auction day, there was not much standing room and even our Town Mayor made an appearance. The hammer finally fell at £460,000 to a Bond Street dealer bidding on the telephone.
All of our auctions use live internet bidding platforms to ensure that every lot, whether it is worth £20 or £500,000, reaches the widest possible market and sells for the best price possible. In the run up to an auction we receive 100’s of emails requesting further information for lots in the sale. Attached to these email replies, we regularly send well over 1,000 digital images, such is the huge interest generated in our auctions.
For further information regarding European Ceramics, or any other special items you wish us to value or auction, please contact Richard Bromell, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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Do you have an item or items you wish to have valued or sell?
Please contact us, or telephone us if you prefer.
If you decide to sell your items through Charterhouse we would be delighted to help.
Richard Bromell has over 30 years of experience within the auction world. He originally started work in The Long Street Salerooms when it was owned by Phillips. Since then, he has worked for numerous firms of auctioneers from Bearne’s in Torquay up to Tennants in Yorkshire. If you call the office to arrange a free home visit, then it will probably be Richard who will see you at your property. Since the 1990’s, Richard has been involved in numerous antiques television programmes including Going for a Song (with both Michael Parkinson & Anne Robinson), Going, Going, Gone, Antiques Treasure Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It! In 2003 and 2004, Richard was nominated as one of the top four auctioneers in the country at The British Antique & Collectors Awards (BACA). This was the first time an auctioneer has been nominated for two consecutive years. What do you love about running Charterhouse? “The huge variety of items I see every day, from silver to medals. Every day is like Christmas, you never know what you are going to see!”
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
Viewing for antique auctions Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm during sale week.
Antique Auctions start at 10 am on Friday with viewing from 8.30 am until 9.45 am.
There is limited viewing during the sale.
Viewing days and times vary for car sales.
Please contact the office for details
Tel: (00 44)1935 812277
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
Our Sale Rooms in Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset
From The North Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow signs for Yeovil and then Sherborne. Sherborne Castle is on the South East side of the town.
From the East From the M3 take the A303 signposted Sherborne (via Wincanton)
From The West Take the A30 from Exeter and Honiton and follow signs to Yeovil then Sherborne
If you are thinking of staying in the area, the telephone number for
Sherborne Tourist Information is 01935 815341
accommodation we have recommended in the past, in order of proximity, includes;
- The Eastbury Hotel 01935 813131
- Bridleways 01935 814716
- The White Post 01935 851525
A useful website for accommodation is www.sherbornetown.co.uk