Top hammer price for Selmer saxophone at McTear's!

Posted in: Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments
Posted on: 18 November 2015
Top hammer price for Selmer saxophone at McTear's!
The Clocks, Musical & Scientific Instruments auction hit all the right notes on Tuesday evening with a number of lots selling well above estimate.
The undoubted star of the show was lot 537 (a brass Henry Selmer saxophone) which exceeded all expectations but achieving an eye-catching hammer price of £3800. Lot 523 (a Scottish Violin by James Ormond) also flew above the estimate, finally realising an impressive hammer price of £550.
The classic Atmos clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre continued its trend of being an auction favourite with lot 534 (a gilt Marina example) selling at the top end of its estimate at £800. These are a classic timepiece and one that proves to be timeless in its appeal. We are happy to be able to offer another example in the next specialist clocks auction in December, so keep an eye on our website or pop in to our showrooms to have a sneak preview.

It was nice to see a number of longcase clocks selling well, especially lot 550 (a George III oak example) which sold well at £650. Maybe we are seeing the beginnings of an upturn in the market for these elegant timepieces. McTear’s is happy to be able to offer a number in the next sale in December so it will be interesting to see if the trend continues.

The Clocks, Musical & Scientific Instruments sale is a small but popular auction so staff hope to see you at the next one on December 16th. To consign to this, or any of our future auctions, please contact or telephone 0141 810 2880.

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