Jedburgh art auction set to attract bids from across country

SBSR Snaffles - Tonnage painting up for auction April 2016
SBSR Snaffles - Tonnage painting up for auction April 2016

A Jedburgh auction this weekend will see bids flying in from around the UK and abroad for some much sought-after paintings.

Swan and Turner Auctioneers and Valuers, part of Harrison and Hetherington, are expecting over 600 Lots to go under the hammer in their general antiques and collectables sale. Already generating a buzz of excitement, the sale will commence at 10.00am and will be held at Swan and Turners sale rooms in Jedburgh on Saturday 23rd April.

All the items for sale are available to view online at http://www.swanturner.co.uk. There will also be viewings on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22, and on the morning of the sale.

Creating a great deal of interest this specialist sale features Lot 458 ‘In the Haining’ a watercolour painted by the renowned artist, Tom Scott, which is expected to achieve between up to £7,000. There will be seven watercolours by Tom Scott, and having previously sold Tom’s paintings for up to £16000 at Swan and Turner, there will certainly be some fervent bidding.

Frank Forrest, Auctioneer at Swan and Turner said: “There are many beautiful pieces included in this sale, and it really makes it very special that we are able to offer the exceptional pieces of artwork. A painting, which may spring a surprise and sell well above the estimate, is the high quality 17th Century Portrait of Esme Stuart, Duke of Lennox, which has been consigned from a lady from the west of Scotland, and carries a pre-sale estimate of £4,000 to £6,000.”

Frank went on to say: “We are always extremely well supported by people here at the auction rooms in Jedburgh, and our sales always create a great deal of interest from telephone bidders throughout the UK and abroad.”

Other highlights include a collection of Snaffles prints, and it is expected that these will prove particularly popular with the hunting community. Ceramics will include an early Worcester (circa 1765) blue and white half tea set, Lot 191, with an estimated price of £800 to £1,200, and a rare Beswick Silver Dunn Galloway Bull, Lot 12, estimated at £500 to £700.