OUTSTANDING INAUGURAL SALE FOR DUGGLEBY STEPHENSON OF YORK

The new Duggleby Stephenson antiques Saleroom enjoyed a remarkable first sale with a Japanese black lacquer cup selling for a staggering £23,000 yesterday afternoon in York.

The cup was the highest sale on a day that saw buyers also competing to own a white and russet jade thumb ring that was eventually sold for £18,000 at the new Duggleby Stephenson state-of-the-art Saleroom which has been built at the York Auction Centre.

Both lots came from the collection of Roger Soame Jenyns (1904- 1976) and were sold by order of the executors of his younger son, the late John Jenyns. Soame Jenyns was Assistant Keeper of Oriental Antiquities at The British Museum from 1931-1967. He published several books including: “A Background to Chinese Painting” published 1935.

A total of 666 lots went under the hammer and William Duggleby, Managing Partner said: “What an outstanding way to launch our new showroom and we are delighted with the interest shown by the large number of people who attended the sale and those who did their bidding online. The Japanese black lacquer cup did fantastically well and overall it was an excellent first sale day. We are now all looking forward to the next sale on Friday 9th November”.

Duggleby Stephenson utilizes the knowledge and experience of David Duggleby of Scarborough allied to the reputation of Malton & York based auctioneers Boulton & Cooper Stephensons. Together they have formed a new antiques, interiors and fine art auctioneering business, which has created a simple and accessible auction experience for private and trade customers alike, within a modern environment at Murton.

Duggleby Stephenson is located at The Saleroom, York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5GF 01904 393300 www.dugglebystephenson.com

For further information please call William Duggleby on 01904 393300

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