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Monday, 21st May 2012
Last week High Road Auctions enjoyed a successful specialist sale which featured over 100 Chinese, Japanese and Persian items. Although there was interest in many lots, it was the most unique pieces that really stood out and got collectors bidding on both the floor and the internet. An unusual turquoise glazed porcelain vase generated much interest globally and eventually sold for £1,054 but the top seller of the night was a 20th carved wooden brush pot which sold for £3,224 to a bidder in the room. Unique colours were also popular, particularly a striking Imperial yellow cloisonné vase which sold for £372, achieving over double the estimate, and an 18th century Chinese blue porcelain vase which fetched £744 and went to a successful commission bid.
Furniture achieved excellent prices with an antique Chinese lacquered chair selling for £868 to a collector in the room and a porcelain garden seat fetching £496.
Persian and Indian items also sold well, notably an Islamic sword with verses from the Quran in gold inlay which achieved £1,984 and an early Goan mother of pearl dish which sold for £1,178 both bought by a collector bidding online.