Russian silverware is being auctioned at Clitheroe

A signed Dali print

A signed Dali print

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CLITHEROE auction house Silverwoods’ recent success in selling specialist antiques to a worldwide audience has attracted two further collections which will feature in its sale on Thursday, April 26th.

Exceptionally fine examples of Russian enamelled and silverware will come under auctioneer Wilf Mould’s hammer on the day. The highlights are expected to be a Russian silver gilt and cloissone enamel snuff box with an estimate of £1,500 to £2,500, and a kovsh or drinking vessel – both made in Moscow around 1899 to 1908 and already attracting international interest.

Russian enamel drinking vessel

Russian enamel drinking vessel

For those fond of a dram, more than 20 lots of fine aged malt whiskies from famous names such as Knockando, Sepyside, Cragganmore and Whyte and Mackay will also feature, with estimates reaching £200 per bottle. Also in the sale and expected to sell well are a finely carved Chinese bamboo brush vase, some Longines watches and a signed Salvador Dali print.

At a recent sale of presbytery and ecclesiastical furniture and effects held by Silverwoods in Preston, most of the lots on offer comfortably exceeded their estimates, with a gothic oak bookcase selling for £6,000, a Puginesque altar table for £1,800 and a Victorian sacristy lamp for £720. A 19ft dining table and a set of chairs sold to a buyer in the Isle of Wight for a total of £7,600.

A fine collection of sticks and sword sticks which featured in Silverwoods’ February sale more than tripled its estimate.

Based at the Ribblesdale Centre in Lincoln Way, Clitheroe, Silverwoods holds free valuations every Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and items can be left for sale at Silverwoods weekly or bimonthly auctions. For information visit www.silverwoods.co.uk or call 01200 423322.

Russian snuffbox

Russian snuffbox

Glengoyne single malt whisky

Glengoyne single malt whisky