End of the road

Cheshire Life: Novem­ber 2018

Cheshire Life - - Homes & Interiors -

This 1951 Rolls-royce Sil­ver Wraith started life as a hearse owned by the Scot­tish Co­Op­er­a­tive Whole­sale So­ci­ety. The ven­dor pur­chased it from the Rolls-royce Own­ers Club in 1978 and had it trans­formed it into a coupé. With only 22,550 miles on the clock, it sold for £28,000 at Adam Par­tridge in Mac­cles­field. In the same sale, a 1972 Ford Es­cort Mk1 sold for £4,600. Over at Wright Mar­shall in Bee­ston, this charm­ing 1928 Clyno Royal Tourer open-topped run­about with a lowly 10.8hp en­gine, sold for £10,100. The Clyno is some­what less well known. Cousins Ail­wyn and Frank Smith founded the com­pany in 1909,

Lon­don prize

Top of the top ten list of ob­jects sold in Der­byshire auc­tion­eers Han­sons’ sale, Lon­don rooms in Ted­ding­ton, was this Chi­nese dish found on the dresser of a Lon­don home and pur­chased in the 1950s at a coun­try house sale for around £3. Car­ry­ing the Yongzheng mark from the pe­riod 1723–1735, it at­tracted eight tele­phone bid­ders to sell to a Chi­nese buyer for £100,000.

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