Steppes Hill Farm Antiques Newsletter #28 - November 2013
Christmas is coming and the auctioneers are getting fat! Saleroom history was made this month in New York when Francis Bacon's 'Three Studies Of Lucian Freud' set a new high for any lot ever sold at auction. The triptych from 1969 drew a prolonged bidding battle at Christie's before it was knocked down for $127m or $142m (£89m).inclusive of premium. The total for the 69 Lot Sale amounted to $691.6m (£452m). This netted Christies some £50,000,000 plus in commission!

I am afraid that I cannot offer you Francis Bacon or Edvard Munsch to fill your Christmas Stocking with, but I hope that I have managed to procure a nice little selection of English Silver and Porcelain to tempt you this festive season. Please visit Steppes Hill Farm Antiques to view.

A fine Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel Christmas Cracker Double Ended Scent Bottle

Worcerster Gazebo Pattern Coffee Cup Worcester Fisherman & Willow Pavillion Cream Jug Worcester Spiral Moulded Coffee Cup First Period Worcester Pierced Basket
Letter Clip with two Fighting Cocks Racing Scene Vesta Case Canova Pattern Christening Set Cribbage Board and Card Box

New arrivals this month include an early Worcerster Gazebo Pattern Coffee Cup, a fine Victorian novelty silver Letter Clip with two Fighting Cocks, an early Worcester Fisherman & Willow Pavillion Cream Jug, a rare Victorian silver and enamel Racing Scene Vesta Case, an early Worcester Spiral Moulded Coffee Cup, a Victorian Silver Gilt Canova Pattern Christening Set, a First Period Worcester Pierced Basket, and Victorian Silver Cribbage Board and Card Box.

I do hope that you will find this Newsletter informative and helpful and will allow us send it to you on a regular basis. I would welcome any feedback you may have, both positive and negative.

David W.A. Buck.
Steppes Hill Farm Antiques