Bonhams makes over half a million in successful Scottish house sale
The contents of Marcus, in Angus, the Scottish country home of the 27th Lord Mowbray and 21st Lord Stourton, were sold yesterday at Bonhams in Edinburgh on 29th November making over £500,000.
James Stourton commented: 'I am delighted with the way the sale went. Bonhams did a magnificent job and I am grateful that it was sold together so that the context was not lost.'
The contents of Marcus were sold on behalf of Lord Mowbray and Stourton and the Hon James Stourton. Top lot for the sale was a 19th Century French gilt-bronze clock by Henri Picard, an established gilder with pieces in the Louver. Closely following the clock's top position was a Dutch delft garniture from the 18th Century, pictured above, which broke its presale estimate by nearly four fold.
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Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and appraisal services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com