Other enthusiasms catered for were the Arts and Crafts movement in the form of a 5in (12.5cm) hammered silver bowl, and railway buffs in the form of a GWR clock. The 7oz, London 1922 bowl, designed by SD (probably Sylvia Dunlop) with Celtic bands and inset with mauve stones, made £1600. The 2ft 4in (71cm) tall railway clock with fusée movement and inscribed GWR to the dial and a plaque, made £1300.
The cat’s whiskers
THE sale at Amersham Auction Rooms (15 per cent buyer’s premium) on October 3 had a number of items with collector appeal – none more so than this Wemyss cat, right, a speciality within a speciality. The vendors had no knowledge of the value of the 123/4in (32cm) black and grey cat but bidders at Buckinghamshire didn’t need the Wemyss Ware Made in England painted mark to the base to recognise it for what it was and the cat sold to a local dealer at £4000.