An Antiques Roadshow Expert Private Collection and a Designer Novelty Sale are two auctions taking place not far from Teesside. The designer sale and David Battie collectibles event will take place at Leyburn’s Tennants salerooms in Yorkshire in July.
David Battie was a regular face on the Antiques Roadshow for many years and even appeared on the very first episode of the hit BBC show in 1977, now in its 44th series. The sale will take place on Friday July 15 and will include over 180 lots of academic interest from David Battie’s extensive collection, and will be on view from Sunday July 10 to Thursday July 14.
The Designer Sale, which will give bidders the opportunity to buy from a private collection of designer handbags, scarves and accessories from brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Jimmy Choo, will take place at the Yorkshire sales from Sunday 7th July. 6, to Sunday July 17.
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David Battie joined Sotheby’s in 1965 and worked in the ceramics and oriental art departments before being appointed director in 1976. The sale, titled David Battie: A Study Collection, includes a number of key pieces, including a Chinese porcelain plate from the Qianlong period estimated at £150-£250 plus buyer’s premium.
Other talking points include a Chinese canton plate, circa 1855, estimated at £200-300, and a Blanc de Chine wine cup from the second half of the 17th century, estimated at £200-300. A far cry from the ceramics on sale, a finely crafted table clamp in cut and gilded steel in parcels is on offer with an estimate of £300-400. Sold with its original case, the pliers would have been made for a wealthy lady to hold her needlework in place.
As for the designer auction, notable pieces include a 1990s Chanel double-flap quilted leather shoulder bag, offered with an estimate of £1,200-1,500 plus buyer’s premium, and a Louis Vuitton ‘on the go’ empreinte leather bag with beige and black monogrammed leather, estimated £600-800.
For more on both sales, visit Tennants’ website here.