All in an Auctioneer's Day
10th July 2012
A Martin Brothers pottery bird, estimated value of between £8,000 and £10,000, will be auctioned by Henry Adams in Chichester at their next Fine Art Auction on 12th July.
The four Martin brothers manufactured stoneware pottery from 1873 until the First World War and were best known for their slightly eccentric bird sculptures (‘Wally Birds’) dating from the Victorian era.
Auctioneer Cliff Beacher had previously acted for the owner and was delighted to accept this latest piece for the next auction. Henry Adams holds auctions each month, with selected antiques and fine art sales, including silver and jewellery, auctioned four times a year.
Cliff Beacher worked with Henry Adams when Adams acquired the premises in Baffins Lane Chichester and started the firm which now encompasses all aspects of property services with offices in Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire. They are also well known for their successful auction room and Cliff has appeared on both Dickinson’s Real Deal and Flog It!
A member of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA) and Associate of the Society of Fine Art Valuers (ASFAV), Cliff’s depth of experience and obvious enthusiasm comes across clearly.
“I’ve been an auctioneer for over 40 years and I still enjoy all aspects of the role from the cataloguing and researching of fine art or furniture right through to the auctioneering on the day,” he enthuses.
“The most frequently asked questions are what the value is and whether we could sell it for them,” said Cliff. Having built up a reputation for higher quality auctions, Henry Adams are able to accept around 95% of the items people bring to them.
“We hold regular valuation days each month and the rest of the time I’m out doing valuations for insurance, family division, Inheritance Tax, and for sale. Then there’s the cataloguing to do and finally the sale - it’s non-stop!”
For further information on the lots for auction on 12 July, contact Henry Adams on 01243 532223 or visit www.henryadams.co.uk.