Size Matters – Little Elephants at Auction
Though the sun has been out over the summer, Charterhouse in Sherborne have continued to be busy advising clients for their two day auction of silver, jewellery, watches, wine, antiques and interiors and have put together a huge sale of 1,300 lots, but it one of the smaller lots which will generate big bids.
“Sewing related items have always been of great interest to collectors and with a resurgence in crafts fuelled by programmes such as The Great British Sewing Bee there are even more people collecting today.” Commented Naomi Grabham. “Novelty pincushions have always been popular, and we have two small silver elephant pincushions amongst 220 lots of silver and although they are one of the smaller lots, they will sell for a big price!”
The two silver elephant pincushions are just over a 100 years. One was made in 1907 and measures just 3.5 cm high, with the other one similar but with rubbed silver hallmarks. Part of the Charterhouse first auction day on Thursday 25th August of silver, jewellery and watches, they are estimated at £100-200. This is then followed by an auction of ceramics, wine, port, whisky, antiques and interiors on Friday 26th.
Viewing for all the Charterhouse lots is on Wednesday 24th August 10am-6pm and on the sale days from 9am. Catalogues are available from the auctioneers or you can download a copy from www.charterhouse-auction.com
Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their forthcoming auctions including classic and vintage motorcycles at The Netley Marsh Motorcycle Eurojumble on 2nd September, classic and vintage cars at The Royal Bath & West Showground on 13th September and coins, medals, trains and other collectors’ items on 22nd & 23rd September.
For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Naomi Grabham or Justine Jackson at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email item for valuation at
Two little Edwardian novelty silver elephant pincushions, just 3.5 cm £100-200