October
 The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Fri, 22nd Oct 2021 10:30

This specialist auction brings 250 lots of drinkable, collectable and investable whisky, with a whole host of native Scotch Whiskies, as well as some rarities from the USA.

The headline bottle from this collection which has made its way across the Atlantic is the Old Rip Van Winkle aged 23 years. One of only 1,200 bottles, it is expected to achieve £7,000-£9,000. Hailing from the same collection are some other big names in American whisky, including Eagle Rare, Old Weller, William Laure Weller, Henry McKenna amongst others.

Scotch whisky is not to be outdone, with the Glenlivet 1943 Gordon & MacPhail sure to cause a stir at £30,000-£40,000, and the Black Bowmore 1964 First Release at £12,000-£15,000.

Viewing will open to the public on Wednesday 20th October.

Bidding is available in the room, by commission, telephone and online. Live online bidding is available with no additional surcharge when registering through mctears.co.uk.

Entries are invited for the next Rare & Fine Whisky Auction taking place on 3 December 2021.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Sun, 17th Oct 2021 13:00

Entries are currently invited for the next Jewellery Auction, taking place 5 November 2021. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880.  


The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Sun, 17th Oct 2021 15:30

Entries are invited for the next Watches Auction taking place on 28 November 2021.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 15th Oct 2021 09:30

Highlights of this auction included Stamps, Jewellery and mid-century furniture.  With buyers competing from across the globe including Australia, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia and China to name a few, the competition was firece.

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 29 October and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The Coins & Banknotes Auction

The Coins & Banknotes Auction

Date: Thu, 14th Oct 2021 10:30

Entries are invited for the next Coins & Banknotes Auction taking place on 25 November 2021.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


Scottish Pictures Online

Scottish Pictures Online

Starts: Mon, 27th Sep 2021 14:30
Ends: Tue, 12th Oct 2021 19:00

McTear’s spectacular Scottish Pictures Auction continues online with a selection of lots, including masters of Scottish art, like Sir William Russell Flint, Anne Redpath, James McBey and more. For the best of the best of Scottish art from the 20th and 21st century, you have come to the right sale, where Glasgow Boys James Kay and George Houston feature, as well as more contemporary artists such as Alexander Goudie.



The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 1st Oct 2021 09:30

With over 700 lots in this auction, it was no surprise the competition was on point.

Ercol furniture remains popular, as well as jewellery, watches, banknotes, stamps and ceramics including Burmantofts and Clarice Cliff. 

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 15 October and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk

September
The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Thu, 30th Sep 2021 10:30

Diamonds continued to prove popular with global bidders, with sapphire, ruby and gold pieces bringing competition online, on the phone and in the saleroom.

Entries are currently invited for the next Jewellery Auction, taking place 17 October. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880.  


The Asian Works of Art Auction

The Asian Works of Art Auction

Date: Thu, 30th Sep 2021 13:00

Highlights of this international auction included a Chinese blue and white ginger jar which soared over estimate to achieve £2600. Also a Japanese sword, selling at £2200. Ceramics, bronzes, textiles, prints and more enjoyed competition from the saleroom to the other side of the world.

Entries are currently invited for the next Asian Works of Art Auction, taking place 17 December 2021.

Advice on selling Asian Works of Art is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


Scottish Pictures Online

Scottish Pictures Online

Starts: Mon, 27th Sep 2021 14:30
Ends: Tue, 12th Oct 2021 19:00

McTear’s spectacular Scottish Pictures Auction continues online with a selection of lots, including masters of Scottish art, like Sir William Russell Flint, Anne Redpath, James McBey and more. For the best of the best of Scottish art from the 20th and 21st century, you have come to the right sale, where Glasgow Boys James Kay and George Houston feature, as well as more contemporary artists such as Alexander Goudie.


The Silver Auction

The Silver Auction

Date: Wed, 29th Sep 2021 10:30

A striking set of commemorative ingots romped home at £1450 and an unusual 18th century Dutch beaker brought competition at £1100. Tea services, trophies and flat ware enjoyed bidding as usual, while enamel and curious objets d'art sold over estimate.

Entries are invited for the next Silver Auction taking place on 16 December 2021.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


 


The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

Date: Wed, 29th Sep 2021 12:45

Royal Worcester was one to watch in this international auction, with a Stinton vase enjoying a hammer of £3000. Artworks from Monart, Hannah Moore Walton, John Pearson, Sabino, Royal Crown Derby and Lalique also brought competition from home and abroad. 

Entries are invited for the next British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction taking place on 16 December 2021.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 


 The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Wed, 29th Sep 2021 14:30

A stunning set of Barbedienne comports stole the show, with fierce competition taking the hammer to £8150. Cannons, too, brought much interest and enjoyed results of £3000 and £900, while a lovely pair of Jugenstil shell lamps are off to their new home at £2000.

Entries are invited for the next Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture auction taking place on 4 November 2021.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 


Contemporary Pictures Online

Contemporary Pictures Online

Starts: Mon, 13th Sep 2021 09:15
Ends: Sun, 26th Sep 2021 19:00

This September’s Contemporary Pictures Online auction features beloved artists such as Graham McKean, Douglas Lennox and Marion Drummond. Among the 96 lots you can find a picture for every budget and taste, including paintings by Jolomo, John Mackie and David Shrigley, just to name a few.


The Scottish Pictures Auction

The Scottish Pictures Auction

Date: Fri, 24th Sep 2021 14:00

The Scottish Pictures Auction at McTear’s turned out to be a spectacular sale, truly showcasing the best of the best of Scottish art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The sale had constant excitement and international bids, and the second lot of the sale truly set the bar for the remaining 50 lots; Lot 2002, a small oil by George Leslie Hunter, ended bidding with a hammer price of £10,000 against an estimate of £4,000-8,000.

The excitement continued with fierce competition for a small oil by Scottish Laird, Joseph Farquharson, selling at a hammer price of £24,000, with an original estimate of £10,000-15,000.

With such stellar results, it is hard to determine a true star of the show, but that position is likely tied between two lots. Lot 2030, a Herbert Whone tram scene which soared past the previous auction record of £13,000 hammer for the artist (lot 520, McTear’s 20 June 2021) at a £18,000 hammer price. The other contender was lot 2005, a breath-taking oil of Iona by John Maclauchlan Milne, selling for a hammer of £29,000, after receiving a flurry of bids from around the globe and in the sale room.

Entries are currently invited for the next Scottish Pictures Auction.  For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880.  


The William Mowat-Thomson Collection

The William Mowat-Thomson Collection

Lot: 1 to 548 - Fri, 17th Sep 2021 10:30
Lot: 996 to 1453 - Sat, 18th Sep 2021 10:30

McTear’s was delighted to offer at auction the contents of 19 St Bernard’s Crescent, Edinburgh – The Private Collection of William Mowat-Thomson.

An iconic figure in Scottish dance, Edinburgh-based William Mowat-Thomson was a teacher of dance, drama and yoga and a collector of the most wonderful array of art and antiques. From modest beginnings on Orkney, William achieved success in his working life and from a young age furnished his grand homes in his much-loved Georgian style. When William passed away in 2019, at the age of 86, he had built a collection unrivalled in breadth and vibrancy. A great friend of the late gentleman recalls that those visiting Willliam’s house at St Bernard’s Crescent, Edinburgh, affectionately referred to it as the V&A, being as it was a museum of beautiful objets d’art.  

Browse the results from this stunning two-day auction here. 

McTear's offers Estate Valuations and Sales across the UK. Please contact Magda Ketterer for more information - 0141 810 2280, magda@mctears.co.uk. 

 


The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sun, 12th Sep 2021 13:00

This September’s Scottish Contemporary Art Auction saw competitive bids from around the world and make for an exciting day in the sale room. Sculptures seemed to shine especially bright in this sale, including stellar lots by Benno Schotz, Selma Hortense Burke and Scott Sutherland. Contemporary wire sculptures, each titled ‘Pilgrimage’, also performed well alongside a copper and wire sculpture of a globe.

Female artists did exceptionally well in the sale room, with Sheila MacMillan achieving £1,100, Ann Wegmüller selling for £950, Shelagh Campbell reaching £1,800, and Ethel Walker at £2,600, among others.

Similar to the August Scottish Contemporary Art Auction, an oil by D’Oyly John far exceeded its estimate of £700-1,000, with a final hammer price of £1,600. McTear’s favourites, including Gerard Burns, Graham McKean, and David Shrigley also returned astonishing results in the sale room.

Entries are currently invited for the next Auction, taking place 24 October. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880. 


 The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Fri, 10th Sep 2021 10:30

This auction was a truly international affair, bringing together bidders from as far afield as Hong Kong, USA, Germany, and Holland, as well as UK based whisky enthusiasts to compete for some of the most desirable spirits on the planet.

Closed distillery bottlings have demonstrated that they are still high on everyone’s wish list, with the 30 year old 2002 release of the recently resurrected Brora distillery, and the Port Ellen 1979 first annual release leading the way achieving hammer prices of £1,500 and £2,200 respectively.

Rarely does an auction go by where fantastic Macallans don’t feature, and this auction was no exception. The miniature of the 1950 Fine & Rare 52 years old reached £1,500 with the older style Exceptional Cask bottlings also registering strong performances.

Entries are currently invited for the next Rare & Fine Whisky Auction, taking place 22 October. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880. 


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Sun, 5th Sep 2021 13:00

Diamonds proved ever-popular in this Jewellery Auction, along with sapphires, turquoise, emeralds and rubies.  

Entries are currently invited for the next Jewellery Auction, taking place 17 October. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880. 


The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Sun, 5th Sep 2021 15:00

Rolex, Zenith and Omega continue to perform very well in this dedicated Watches Auction. Pocket watches, too, as well as lady's and men's gold watches, enjoyed international competition. 

Entries are currently invited for the next Watches Auction, taking place 17 October. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880. 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 3rd Sep 2021 09:30

A pair of Egyptian revival floor lamps enjoyed much pre-auction attention and the hammer was brought down at £460. A few lots of 20th century sectional bookcases did well, selling for £190 each, and as always costume jewellery and vinyl records did extremely well on the day.  

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 1 October and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The Coins & Banknotes Auction

The Coins & Banknotes Auction

Date: Thu, 2nd Sep 2021 10:30

This auction enjoyed competition from across the globe. With a fantastic array of British and South African gold coins, there was plenty to choose from

With krugerrands and sovereigns continuing to perform very well in this dedicated auction, strong results were also seen for silver coins and ingots. Two sets of sterling silver stamp ingots were snapped up by a local buyer to be added to their silver collection.

Entries are currently invited for the next Coins & Banknotes Auction, taking place 14 October. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form, or call us on 0141 810 2880. 

August
Jewellery Online

Jewellery Online

Starts: Mon, 16th Aug 2021 10:30
Ends: Sun, 29th Aug 2021 19:00

The Jewellery Online Auction boasts a huge variety of beautiful items. Included are a number of certificated items such as yellow diamonds, rubies, emeralds and many more! An unusual pair of earrings at lot 851, are set with neon apatite, perfect if you are looking for something different. Or perhaps you’d prefer a pair of classic diamond stud earrings such as lot 854.

With many options, don’t miss out on this fantastic online auction.


British & International Pictures Online

British & International Pictures Online

Starts: Thu, 12th Aug 2021 10:00
Ends: Sun, 29th Aug 2021 19:00

This timed auction is full of British & International art and includes works by auction favourites such as Ralston Gudgeon and John Bulloch Souter. Among the lots you will find stand-out artworks by the likes of David West, James McBey, William Lionel Wyllie and Jessie Isabel Garrow, among others.


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Thu, 22nd Jul 2021 09:45
Ends: Sun, 22nd Aug 2021 19:00

This month’s Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction features 181 lots from the 18th century to the 21st century, meaning there is truly a picture for everyone’s taste. From landscapes by Carol West to historic portraits, the selection is ripe for the picking. Prints after well-known international artists such as John Byrne and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are on offer side by side with local artists, proving to be an exciting timed auction.


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 20th Aug 2021 09:30

With competition from Canada, Australia, Germany, China and Italy to name a few, this auction was fast paced and had some exciting hammer results.  

Lot 181 a Victorian overmantel wall mirror sold for an impressive £400 and a Danish dining table and sideboard by Skovby reached the same £400 hammer.  The competition was fierce for lot 307 an early 20th century Scottish School pen on paper in the manner of Jessie M. King selling for £320. 

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 3 September and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


Contemporary Pictures Online

Contemporary Pictures Online

Starts: Mon, 2nd Aug 2021 09:45
Ends: Sun, 15th Aug 2021 19:00

This timed auction is full of nearly 100 lots of contemporary art, and includes works by major names in Scottish contemporary art. Among our lots you will find stand-out artworks by the likes of Simon Laurie, Joe Hargan, Marion Drummond and Muriel Barclay, among others.

Advice on Scottish contemporary art is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Fri, 13th Aug 2021 10:30

Friday the 13th didn’t prove to be an unlucky day for buyers attending the Jewellery Auction. Diamonds and coloured gemstones proved as popular as ever with the star lot, a pair of impressive diamond stud earrings, lot 885, achieving a hammer price of £10000. This was followed by a diamond tennis bracelet, lot 933, attracting fierce bidding in the room and online before the hammer came down at £5400. A Cartier trinity ring at lot 949, also achieved an impressive £3200.

The next auction dedicated to jewellery takes place on 5 September. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk

 


The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

Date: Fri, 13th Aug 2021 12:30

Whilst the biggest selling lot was the Jimmy Johnstone Faberge egg at £6300, some of the other top lots were a Third Lanark medal which sold for £600, a collection of golfing medals which made a cumulative £1130, and a collection of Yachting trophies which sold for a total of £1490.

The next auction dedicated to sporting medals & trophies takes place on 5 November. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


 The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

Date: Thu, 12th Aug 2021 10:30

Violins were stars of the auction today, with two instruments fetching over £6000 combined. A Gibson guitar, too, attracted much interest, selling over £1200. Clocks, naturally, were strong sellers in this sale, with a striking Edward & Son longcase achieving £2200 hammer.

The next Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction will take place on 4 November and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 


 The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Thu, 12th Aug 2021 12:30

A signed copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets stole the show with a magical hammer price of £3000. Alongside this, two RAF scramble bells made a combined total of £3100, whilst an Arts & Crafts sideboard went for £1500, and a bronze by none other than Salvador Dali made £1400

The next Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction will take place on 23 September and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The British & International Pictures Auction

The British & International Pictures Auction

Date: Wed, 11th Aug 2021 14:00

This August’s British & International Pictures Auction made for a great start to a week of 5 auctions at McTear’s. We saw strong bids from around the globe, from New Zealand to the United States. Familiar artists such a Ralston Gudgeon and James McBey performed well, alongside some more rare examples to the saleroom.

A recent favourite at our British & International Pictures Auction has been Arthur MacDonald, and his popularity continued, with two of his pictures selling with a £1,400 hammer price for each.

British artist Edmund Blampied was represented in three lots, and while the lots of etchings did well, lot 61, his small oil did exceptionally well, with an estimate of £1,000-2,000, and a hammer price of £3,700.

The unrivalled star of the sale was lot 39, an absolutely stunning oil by Dame Laura Knight. The oil, Sun Rays on the Malvern Hills, caught much attention on the view and generated plenty of interest. There was a lot of competition, with a number of bidders on the phone and online, leading to the picture soaring over its estimate of £4,000-6,000, with a hammer price of £26,000.

The next British & International Pictures Auction will take place on 3rd November and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk.

 


Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

Starts: Wed, 28th Jul 2021 09:30
Ends: Sun, 8th Aug 2021 19:00

This online auction includes an Elizabeth II gold proof sovereign three coin set, a stunning diamond cluster ring by Graff and a Gentleman's Patek Philippe wrist watch. 

The next auction dedicated to jewellery takes place on 13 August. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 6th Aug 2021 09:30

With bidders competing from Canada, Australia, China and Italy to secure lots in this auction, the bidding was fierce.

Lot 52 the Mont Blanc pen sold for an incredible £700, there was also good competition for 19th century postcards with lot 75 selling for £320 and lot 105 reaching a hammer of £240. Jewellery was as popular as ever, with lot 31 reaching an impressive £850.

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 20 August and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sun, 1st Aug 2021 13:00

August is off to a great start at McTear’s with the Scottish Contemporary Art Auction. The Sunday afternoon sale brought about exciting competition on a number of lots, ending with some phenomenal hammer prices. There was some excitement at the beginning of the sale, with lot 540, an oil by Ian G Orchardson; much admired on the view, the oil, estimated at £100-200 went away with a hammer of £600. Mid-way through the sale, a string of lithographs by David Shrigley preformed well, with consistent results across the 8 lots. Fierce competition over the phone and online brought about hammer prices of £440 and £750 for lots 685 and 687 respectively, both small oils depicting Glasgow. An early oil by Jack Vettriano, signed as Jack Hoggan, sold for £4,000, after tense bidding between phone bidders. A few lots sold for well over their expected estimate, with lots 601 and 668 turning out the most exciting results. Lot 601, Three Roses in a Blue Jug, an oil by Emily Patrick succeeded its original estimate of £200-400, with a hammer price of £1,500. Lot 668 an oil of Nice, France by Cecil Rochfort D’Oyly John also surpassed its estimate of £200-400, with a final hammer price of £1,100. With results like these, the excitement is sure to continue in our further sales in the coming month! 

Advice on Scottish contemporary art is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

July
Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

Starts: Wed, 28th Jul 2021 09:30
Ends: Sun, 8th Aug 2021 19:00

This online auction includes an Elizabeth II gold proof sovereign three coin set, a stunning diamond cluster ring by Graff and a Gentleman's Patek Philippe wrist watch. 

The next auction dedicated to jewellery takes place on 13 August. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

 


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Thu, 22nd Jul 2021 09:45
Ends: Sun, 22nd Aug 2021 19:00

This month’s Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction features 181 lots from the 18th century to the 21st century, meaning there is truly a picture for everyone’s taste. From landscapes by Carol West to historic portraits, the selection is ripe for the picking. Prints after well-known international artists such as John Byrne and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are on offer side by side with local artists, proving to be an exciting timed auction.


 The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Fri, 30th Jul 2021 10:30

Included in the auction is a selection of distillates from the late 1930’s bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in the 1960s and 70s. The Strathisla 1937, Glenlivet 1937, Mortlach 1938, The Pride of Strathspey 1938, and Linkwood 1938 are amongst the collection along with the sensational Macallan 1937 70° proof. Each of these bottles comes from a collection gathered over a number of decades. A fantastic selection of old spirits which are sure to entice the interest of collectors in the UK and overseas.

Miniatures, that include desirable examples such as a 1960s Laphroaig, Ardbeg White label from the 1970s, and a Macallan Edrington Express, also feature.

With a mix of bottles ranging in value from £30-£4,000 there is something for the avid connoisseur, as well as the most budding of collectors.

Viewing opens to the public on Wednesday 28 July.

Bidding is available in the room, by commission, telephone and online. Live online bidding is available with no additional surcharge when registering through mctears.co.uk.

The next Whisky Auction will take place on 10th September and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Sun, 25th Jul 2021 13:00

Earrings proved popular in this dedicated auction, with sapphire, emerald and diamond earrings achieving £3000 and over. A suite of panther-formed jewellery attracted much bidding, selling for several thousand pounds. Jewellery buyers across the globe are now receiving their purchases while McTear's Specialists prepare for the next international auction.  

The next auction dedicated to jewellery takes place on 13 August. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Sun, 25th Jul 2021 15:00

 A rare Rolex Comex was a much anticipated lot in this dedicated watches auction and it did not disappoint, selling for £17,000 hammer. Cartier, Longines, Hublot, Breitling and Omega remain auction favourites, along with gold pocket watches, all attracting international bidding.

McTear’s is the only auctioneer in the country to hold regular, dedicated watches auctions. The next auction takes place on 5 September. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk.

 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 23rd Jul 2021 09:30

 The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 6 August 2021 and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The Coins & Banknotes Auction

The Coins & Banknotes Auction

Date: Thu, 22nd Jul 2021 10:30

Coins from all across the globe feature in this auction, including early and more recent British sovereigns and shillings, South African krugerrands and Ancient Roman coins. With estimates ranging from £2000 to under £100, there is something for every collection. Start your collection with a group of fascinating Ancient Roman or go for gold with a krugerrand - there are many on offer in this auction!

 

The next auction dedicated to coins and banknotes takes place on 2 September. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk



The Silver, Asian Works of Art and Ceramics Auction

The Silver, Asian Works of Art and Ceramics Auction

Starts: Sat, 3rd Jul 2021 09:15
Ends: Thu, 15th Jul 2021 19:00

An online only auction of British, European and Asian ceramics, glass and works of art.

 



The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 9th Jul 2021 09:30

The fortnightly eclectic auction drew bidders from around the UK and further afield, with over 92% of the 600 lots successfully finding buyers.

A Nautilus tea service made by the Possil factory in Glasgow, featured amongst the large and varied selection of ceramics on offer, selling for £380. The sale also included porcelain from Royal Worcester, Moorcroft, Poole and Royal Albert. A large private collection of Royal Doulton figures included many rare examples, one lot featuring a model of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson sold for £1000. The popularity of vinyl records continued with a group of Oasis LPs selling for £420, and the selection of garden furniture on offer saw a marble table and benches make £800. Mid-century furniture included a lounge suite in the manner of R.W. Toothill – the settee and armchair sold for £360.

The next Antiques & Interiors auction takes place on 23 July. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk



The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Fri, 2nd Jul 2021 10:30

The saleroom was a rainbow of colour as jewellery enthusiasts the world over bid for vivid gems. A sumptuous emerald and diamond ring achieved £3,400, as did a stunning tanzanite and diamond bracelet. Blue and pink sapphires, as well as rubies and topazes enjoyed international competition. An unusual Egyptian revival brooch sets off to its new home, while a gem set clown pendant - one of the most admired lots during viewing - sold to a delighted buyer in the saleroom.

The next Jewellery Auction takes place on 25 July and entries are invited.

Advice on selling jewellery is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Asian Works of Art Auction

The Asian Works of Art Auction

Date: Fri, 2nd Jul 2021 13:00

A 19th century Chinese ceramic plaque inset to a table was one to watch in this auction and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Strong national and international competition saw the hammer fall at £29,000. Blue and white Chinese ceramics, too, continue to outperform pre-auction estimates, with one particularly beautifully painted example storming away at £4,000. An unusual Anglo-Indian table proved popular, achieving £2,800, while Japanese and Chinese ceramics, ivories, bronzes and textiles enjoyed highlight after highlight. Browse these and more results below. 

The next Asian Works of Art Auction takes place on 23 September and entries are invited.

Advice on selling Asian Works of Art is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Silver Auction

The Silver Auction

Date: Thu, 1st Jul 2021 10:30

Grand indeed, the striking pair of silver stags did not fail to catch eyes the world over, selling at a fine £5,400. HMS Victory, too, sails away to its new home at £4,600. Silver tea services, bowls, trays and more proved that the international taste for quality silver continues to be strong.

McTear's is the only Scottish auction house to hold an auction dedicated to silver. The next Silver Auction takes place on 23 September and entries are invited. 

Advice on selling silver is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

Date: Thu, 1st Jul 2021 12:00

Clarice Cliff, Royal Crown Derby, Royal Copenhagen, Lalique, Schneider, Faberge and Daum are heading off to destinations the world over. 

The next British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction takes place on 23 September and entries are invited. 

Advice on selling ceramics & glass is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Thu, 1st Jul 2021 13:30

Filled with many highlights, the standout lot was an impressive medal group awarded to Captain Robert Bruce Wallace. Spanning two world wars and including the DSO and Military Cross, this was bought by an Australian bidder for £6,500.

Alongside this, a Victorian silver and niello dirk sold for an impressive £3,000, whilst a boxwood dirk was picked up for an equally strong £2,200.

The next Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction takes place on 12 August and entries are invited. Advice on selling is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

June


Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

Starts: Mon, 14th Jun 2021 11:45
Ends: Sun, 27th Jun 2021 19:00

This auction has a selection of Jewellery, Coins & Watches to bid on.

Advice on selling jewellery, coins & watches is free and without obligation. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 25th Jun 2021 09:30

Collections of coins, jewellery, stamps, Dinky and Corgi vehicles, silver and more continue to outperform expectations in this international auction.

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 9 July and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form.

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk


The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sun, 20th Jun 2021 13:00

The star of the day was undoubtedly Herbert Whone’s 'Glasgow Tram'. The picture, once owned by celebrity Johnny Beattie, generated great pre-auction interest and following fierce competition eventually sold for an impressive £13,000, a new record for the artist.

A stunningly detailed still life by Willem Dolphyn exceeded its pre-auction estimate of £500-£800 with a final hammer price of £1,800. Scottie Wilson's works sold well, with a rare oil making £4,000 against an estimate of £600-900. Works by Neil Dallas Brown have also had a successful trend in the saleroom as of late, with works by the artist stimulating widespread competition. The 300 lot sale finished strong with a small oil by Alfred Allan depicting Elie selling for £1,100, and a bronze plaque by Joan Miró £650.

The next auction of Scottish Contemporary Art takes place on 1 August, entries are currently invited. Advice on Scottish contemporary art is free and without obligation. To discuss consigning to a McTear's auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Fri, 18th Jun 2021 10:30

This auction attracted fierce bidding from all over the globe, most notably the USA and China, with the regular contingent of domestic and continental European interest.

The star performer on the day was the Glenlivet 1940 Gordon & MacPhail aged 70 years, which was won by a bidder in New York for a fantastic £15,000 hammer price. Macallan, never to be out done, also had a strong performance, with the Adelphi 30 year old independent bottling selling for more double the low estimate, reaching £2,200 with an English bidder.

The appetite for rare and fine whiskies shows no signs of waning in this six weekly dedicated international auction.   

Advice on selling whisky is free and without obligation. The next Whisky Auction will take place on 30th July and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Sun, 13th Jun 2021 13:00

On a beautiful day in Glasgow a collection of equally beautiful jewellery came under the hammer, with unmounted gems, solitaire diamonds and an unusual panther diamond bangle. Competition was fierce from around the globe bidders online from America, Australia, Germany and France.

Highlights of the auction included two silver Georg Jensen brooches and a silver bracelet, stud earrings proved popular with aquamarine, opal, peridot, diamonds and many other gemstones performing well. 

Advice on selling jewellery is free and without obligation. The next Jewellery Auction will take place on 2nd July and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 


The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Sun, 13th Jun 2021 15:00

The auction saw competition from as far afield as New Zealand in what proved to be a very exciting auction, with a beautiful Breitling limited edition SuperOcean performed above estimate before selling to the internet bidder for a hammer price of £1000. The much admired Smiths military watch achieved a wonderful hammer price of £700 and is now off to its new home in the Netherlands, and an eighteen carat gold pocket watch sold for £1,900.

McTear's hosts Scotland's only auction dedicated to watches, the next sale will take place on 25th July and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 11th Jun 2021 09:30

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 25 June and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk

 

 


The Coins & Banknotes Auction

The Coins & Banknotes Auction

Date: Thu, 10th Jun 2021 10:30

This auction enjoyed competition from across the globe. With coins from Ancient Rome and Greece to gold krugerrands and foreign banknotes, there was plenty to choose from!

With krugerrands and sovereigns continuing to perform very well in this dedicated auction, strong results were also seen for silver coins. Banknotes, too, still pique bidding interest the world-over. A collection of Scottish banknotes sold for a hammer price of £240 to a lucky bidder in Russia. These beautifully coloured banknotes won’t look out of place in the vibrant city of Moscow.

Advice on selling coins and banknotes is free and without obligation. The next Coins & Banknotes auction takes place on 22 July. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 



May


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Thu, 29th Apr 2021 15:00
Ends: Sun, 30th May 2021 19:00

An exclusive online auction, featuring 174 lots, including a number of Scottish watercolours, nude studies by Lee Stewart, and sketches by Glasgow-favourite Peter Howson. Among the impressive lots are fantastic prints, oils and works of various mediums, all dating from the 19th through 21st century.

The next auction of Paintings, Drawings & Prints will take place in June. Entries are invited.
For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 28th May 2021 09:30

This auction saw strong bidding as usual from across the globe and in the saleroom. An early 20th century Aynsley tea for two set, with butterflies in relief, exceeded all expectations to sell for £2800 hammer. An unusual French ‘Adam and Eve’ casket is destined for its new home, having achieved £360. The hammer was brought down on a gorgeous Bechstein grand piano - which had delighted clients and staff alike during recitals (we mean, during viewing) - at £1600.

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction will take place on 11 June and entries are now invited. To consign to this auction, make an appointment to visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

Auction advice is free and without obligation. Home appointments are also available. To arrange a home appointment, please contact Michelle Henderson on 0141 810 2880, email michelle@mctears.co.uk

 


Contemporary Pictures Online

Contemporary Pictures Online

Starts: Tue, 11th May 2021 17:00
Ends: Sun, 23rd May 2021 19:00

Entries are currently invited for the next auction taking place on 20th June. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Fri, 21st May 2021 10:30

Diamonds continue to fare well in the twice monthly Jewellery Auctions. A stunning solitaire ring went away at £3300. Another much anticipated lot of the sale was a beautiful diamond bee brooch, which sparked a bidding war between the room and the internet. The lucky online winner, at £550 hammer, will enjoy this unusual brooch for years to come. A diamond set clown pendant and a gold pendant modelled as a globe and set with gems both achieved strong results, proving that gold remains a popular entry in this dedicated auction.

The next Jewellery auction takes place on 13 June 2021. Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

Date: Fri, 21st May 2021 14:00

A rare medal from Heart of Midlothian’s victorious 1896-97 Scottish League Championship campaign was the star lot in this auction, selling for nearly triple the low estimate at £13,000!

This wasn’t all in a sale packed with the very best of sporting medals, trophies and jerseys, with the 100 lots that formed the Paul Goodwin collection, selling for over £10,000. This included Alan Morton and Jimmy Blair’s matchworn Scotland international jerseys, which saw the hammer come down at £2,600 and £1,700 respectively.

Likewise, medals from teams including Greenock Morton, Falkirk and Rangers saw fierce competition from fans and collectors alike.

The next Sporting auction takes place on 13 August 2021. Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


 The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

Date: Thu, 20th May 2021 10:30

With two Yamaha pianos selling for a combined total in excess of £1,000, and an array of brass instruments being snapped up for more than a song, this month’s auction saw stiff competition from musically-minded bidders from around the globe. 

Alongside this, clocks spanning the centuries sold for strong sums too, with an 18th century tavern clock being knocked down at £950, and a Jaeger leCoultre ‘Atmos’ clock for a cool £400.

There’s never been a better time to sell at McTear’s. 

The next Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments auction takes place on 13 August 2021. Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Thu, 20th May 2021 11:30

A Victorian automaton proved – for the second consecutive auction – the strong demand for these fantastic 19th century novelties. Modelled as a conjurer performing a magic trick, this quirky automaton attracted sensational interest, far exceeding high estimate with a magical hammer price of £2,600. A second automaton, modelled as a girl dressed as a clown, sold for a hammer price of £850.  

In other highlights, a much anticipated collection of Scottish dirks proved especially popular, with four of the dirks selling for a rather bonnie hammer price of £2,000 each. A marvellous 19th century Italian rosewood marquetry corner cabinet sold for £1,800, whilst an unusual set of weathered, rustic garden furniture sold for £1,000. Meanwhile, a late Victorian rocking horse galloped straight past top estimate, selling for a hammer price of £550.

The next Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture auction takes place on 2 July 2021. Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The British & International Pictures Auction

The British & International Pictures Auction

Date: Wed, 19th May 2021 14:00

Prices and excitement were high in the saleroom, with bidders in the room, on the phone, and online, from as far as afield as Mexico, making the sale a truly international one.

Bidding was strong from beginning to end. Five pictures by Scottish artist Arthur MacDonald were offered, and all five went away over estimate, with a cumulative hammer price of £5,600.

The fiercest competition may have been with an oil attributed to Evelyn Mary Dunbar, with a hammer price of £9000, 9x the high estimate of £1000. The star of the day was no doubt John MacLauchlan Milne, with a small watercolour selling for £800 and his stunning oil depiction of Iona selling for £20,000.

The next British & International Pictures Auction takes place on 11 August 2021. Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 



The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 14th May 2021 09:30

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As always this auction had a few surprises on the day; a scratch built model lifeboat reached an amazing £850 hammer price.

Many of the garden furniture pieces did extremely well - fingers crossed this will bring the sunshine to Glasgow so the buyers can get use of their purchases.

We knew lot 327 would be popular and it didn’t disappoint. The Epiphone guitar made £300.

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction takes place on 28 May, entries are now invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact one of our specialists, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sun, 9th May 2021 13:00

May’s auction saw competition from bidders in the saleroom, online and on the phone. Highlights included works by Grayson Perry, Peter Howson, Graham McKean, and Gerard Burns, to name but a few. A number of works from the private collection of the late Jan Morrison, proprietor of the Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, performed extremely well, including Jane Cruickshank’s A Closer Look, selling for £1,1000, and James Watt’s Vic 32, Crinan, with a hammer price of £750.

Another recent favourite of The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction has been David Shrigley. True to form, his lithograph, Vibes, attracted strong competition and exceeded the pre-auction estimate of £300-500 to fetch £800 hammer. Following recent saleroom trends, the stand-out lot of the day may have been the untitled gouache by William Gear, fetching £1,400, against an estimate of £400-600, proving that competition remains fierce in this dedicated auction.

The next auction of Scottish Contemporary Art takes place on 20 June, entries are now invited. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists on 0141 810 2880 or by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Fri, 7th May 2021 10:30

With an abundance of fine Bordeaux wines alongside, it came as no surprise there was fierce competition from bidders in France as well as Germany, Austira, Hong Kong, Russia and Australia.

The Pol Roger 1928 exceeded pre-auction expectations achieving a hammer price of £650, more than three times its low estimate. A fantastic price for the antique champagne.

Whisky was not to be outshone, with the Longmorn-Glenlivet 1971 reaching a fantastic £1300 for what will be without question an outstanding spirit.

Strong worldwide competition for Rare whisky and Fine wines shows the continued strength within the auction market for these items.

The next Whisky auction will take on place on 18 June, entries are now invited. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist, Graeme Maxwell, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Sun, 2nd May 2021 13:00

The next Jewellery auction takes place on 21 May 2021. Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist Amy Cameron by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Sun, 2nd May 2021 16:00

McTear's is the only auction house to hold a dedicated watches auction in Scotland. The next Watches auction takes place on 10 June 2021. Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist Amy Cameron by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

April
The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 30th Apr 2021 10:30

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With over 600 lots in this auction, there was something for everyone. Bidding began briskly with ceramics including a variety of Versace objects attracting interest from the room bidders, and online competitors from around the UK and Italy. An extensive selection of Spode sold for an impressive £650, while the interest in floral ‘bone china’ tea services continued, a Rosyln & Hammersley service making £300 hammer. An Australian Aboriginal Boomerang sold for £110, with the buyer from New South Wales bringing it home.

The next auction of Antiques & Interiors will take place on 14 May. Entries are invited.
For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Thu, 29th Apr 2021 15:00
Ends: Sun, 30th May 2021 19:00

An exclusive online auction, featuring 174 lots, including a number of Scottish watercolours, nude studies by Lee Stewart, and sketches by Glasgow-favourite Peter Howson. Among the impressive lots are fantastic prints, oils and works of various mediums, all dating from the 19th through 21st century.

The next auction of Paintings, Drawings & Prints will take place in June. Entries are invited.
For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Coins & Banknotes Auction

The Coins & Banknotes Auction

Date: Thu, 29th Apr 2021 10:30

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On a glorious day in Glasgow, the public were welcomed back into the Galleries for the first auction with in-person room bidding this year. Customary with coins auctions, there was plenty of competition from the auction room audience, along with telephone and internet bidders from around the world.. 

This auction included a rare George VI 1937 specimen gold coin set that sold for £8,500 - for the reign of George VI, 1937 was the only year gold coins were minted, making this set a very special one.

McTear's is Scotland's only auction house to host a regular auction dedicated to Coins & Banknotes, the next one takes place on 10 June 2021. Entries are invited.
For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist Amy Cameron by clicking this link and completing the short form.



The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Tue, 16th Mar 2021 11:45
Ends: Mon, 19th Apr 2021 19:00

Entries are currently invited for the next Paintings, Drawings & Prints auction.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists Makenzie Cool by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


British & International Pictures Online

British & International Pictures Online

Starts: Wed, 10th Mar 2021 19:00
Ends: Sun, 18th Apr 2021 19:00

The next British & International Pictures auction takes place on 19 May 2021.

Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists Makenzie Cool by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 16th Apr 2021 10:30

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Packed with the standard varied selection of mid-century, antique and contemporary furniture and accessories, the increasing demand for ‘bone china’ tea services drew strong competition in this auction - a sweet Susie Cooper ‘tea for two’ set attracted bids from Poland and Turkey, however the set stayed in Scotland, a bidder from Glasgow the eventual winner.

The popularity of vinyl LP records continues to grow, several lots featured in this auction with one group selling for an impressive £220 hammer.

Amongst the small selection of antique military items, a swordstick, whilst not in the best of condition, made £260, and a model rifle £110.

The next Antiques & Interiors Auction takes place on 30 April, entries are now invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact one of our specialists, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 



The Asian Works of Art Auction

The Asian Works of Art Auction

Date: Fri, 9th Apr 2021 10:30

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The principal part of this auction comprised a single owner Scottish collection of Chinese and Japanese artworks. Amongst the top lots was a stunning Japanese lacquered and Shibayama cabinet, and a richly carved Chinese stage cabinet, with both lots selling for ten times pre auction estimate. 

As one of the most impressive auctions of Asian art to take place in Scotland in recent times, bidders from around the world paid almost £200,000 for the collection. Asian Art Specialist and Director Magda Ketterer commented, “This was a truly magnificent auction that emphasised the current strength of the international market for Asian art.”

The next auction of Asian Works of Art takes place on 1 July, entries are now invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist, Magda Ketterer, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 


The Silver Auction

The Silver Auction

Date: Thu, 8th Apr 2021 10:30

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The only dedicated auction of silver to be held in Scotland takes place in Glasgow, at McTear’s. It comprised the standard large array of tableware, such as trays, ‘sticks, salvers and services, competition for a pair of Georgian silver candle snuffers was intense, the eventual winner from London fighting off strong international interest. The eventual hammer price continuing to underline demand for high quality pieces of 19th century silver craftsmanship. Dating from the early 1800s, this pair exhibited a technically brilliant mechanical motion which proves remarkable even in the 21st century.

Amidst the array of antique silver ware, objects of recent manufacture did not pass under the radar of collectors. Dating from the 1970s, a beautifully formed silver chess set by Cyril Endfield of London proved a most unmissable highlight of the auction. An example of the official commemorative chess set for the 1972 chess match between the American player Bobby Fischer and the Russian Boris Spassky, this exquisitely formed set featured silver and gilded pieces which slot quirkily together. Proving incredibly popular with buyers in the UK and beyond, this splendid chess set eventually sold to a buyer based in Germany.

The next auction of Silver takes place on 1 July, entries are now invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact one of our specialists, James Bruce or Hannah Murphy, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

 


The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

Date: Thu, 8th Apr 2021 12:30

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With catalogue contents that could be mistaken for Lalique Magazine, its doubtless that discussion of the highlights of the British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction on 8 April must include the famous French glass maker, Rene Lalique. Perhaps the most desirable lot of the day, a Lalique ‘Serpent’ vase took the top spot, eventually selling to a buyer based in London against strong international online and telephone competition. Many of the beautiful Lalique vases in this sale sold to buyers in the South of England, with others of note selling to buyers in France, and more locally, in the West of Scotland. 

A glorious day for glass, this terrific sale encompassed period examples from the Victorian, William IV and Regency eras, marvels by makers from Monart to Moser, and of course fine French glass including Galle, Daum and Baccarat. 

Not to be overlooked, ceramics likewise performed extremely well. An early 20th century Italian terracotta bust of a lady attracted strong interest, as did a fine and large Lladro figure group, each eventually selling for £1,500. Other highlights in this category came from Moorcroft and Meissen, early Belleek and studio pottery by Chiu-I-Wu.

The next auction of British & Continental Ceramics & Glass takes place on 1 July 2021. Entries are invited.
For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Wed, 7th Apr 2021 10:30

Results page from The Jewellery Auction.

The auction saw fierce competition in a bid to own some of the beautiful diamonds and precious gemstones on offer, with bidders from across the globe including from London, Ireland, Germany, America and Dubai to name a few.

Victorian gem set and diamond jewellery continues its popularity, with many pieces off to their new homes in London and Dubai - the latter now the new residence for an impressive carved emerald and diamond ring.

The next auction of Jewellery takes place on 2 May. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist, Amy Cameron by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Wed, 7th Apr 2021 13:30

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Despite its 'well-loved' condition, a standing automaton (pictured) that once enjoyed a real smoke, sold for an impressive £7,400. The eventual buyer, from the north of Scotland, fought off strong competition from the United States and England, the quirky machine's exceptional rarity encouraging the buyer to pay more than twenty-times its pre auction estimate.

Display cabinets may not universally be in current strong demand, though two outstanding examples in this auction proved to be the exceptions. A late 19th century French Japonisme stage cabinet in the manner of Gabriel Viardot, and an Arts & Crafts display cabinet attributed to Ernest Archibald Taylor, achieved hammer prices of £2,800 and £7,000 respectively, the latter a recent auction record for the designer.

From the world of railwayana, a small but sensational collection of original 1950s British Railway travel posters sold for a total over £2,750, a healthy endorsement for staying local in the year of the staycation! 

In an auction that combined a fine collection of furniture, medals, militaria and works of art, buyers from around the globe were keen to bid as incredibly strong prices continue be recorded.

The next auction of Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture takes place on 21 May, entries are now invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact one of our specialists, James Bruce or Hannah Murphy, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 2nd Apr 2021 10:30

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The Antiques & Interiors Auctions take place every fortnight. Entries are invited.
For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 

March

British & International Pictures Online

British & International Pictures Online

Starts: Wed, 10th Mar 2021 19:00
Ends: Sun, 18th Apr 2021 19:00

The next British & International Pictures auction takes place on 19 May 2021.

Entries are invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists Makenzie Cool by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Tue, 16th Mar 2021 11:45
Ends: Mon, 19th Apr 2021 19:00

Entries are currently invited for the next Paintings, Drawings & Prints auction.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists Makenzie Cool by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sun, 28th Mar 2021 13:00

Results page from The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction.

The auction saw strong competition from internet and phone bidders across the globe and made the sale, for bidders, sellers and browsers alike, an exciting event to watch. Auction records were set, lots achieved higher than estimate prices, and the competition was not only focused on well-loved auction room veterans such as Peter Howson and Graham McKean, but other artists, known and unknown, took the spotlight.

Two lots 525 and 517 are memorable – both stand out works by Glasgow School of Art graduate Ryan Mutter. The hammer came down on The Cutty Sark in Moonlight at £3,000, setting a new auction record for the artist, while a short time later Beneath the Titanic, estimated at £800-1,200, also reached close to the record, fetching an impressive £2,800.

Sculptures by George Wyllie, along with watercolours by the late Glasgow artist all sold well, with the sculpture, Nae Direction, achieving a hammer price of £1,300 against an estimate of £400-600.

Perhaps the fiercest bidding was for a large pair of indistinctly signed but highly decorative oils. Each of the pictures, In Your Head and About Face, were estimated at a mere £200-300 - they achieved a combined hammer price of £3,050.

The next auction of Scottish Contemporary Art takes place on 9 May, entries are now invited. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist, Makenzie Cool by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Fri, 26th Mar 2021 10:30

Results page from the Rare & Fine Whisky Auction.

The Rare & Fine Auction saw some strong bidding from collectors in the UK, as well as further afield in continental Europe, Thailand, Hong Kong and the United States amongst others.

Springbank stole the headlines with two different 1964 vintage bottlings each selling for £3,000, closely followed by the ever-popular Macallan Private Eye achieving £2,800.

But Macallan’s place as a collector’s favourite is not in any threat with Anniverary Malts, Gran Reserva 18 years old, and 10 year olds still performing well.

The next Whisky auction will take on place on 18 June, entries are now invited. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist, Graeme Maxwell, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Sun, 21st Mar 2021 12:00

This auction is being held live online. Live online bidding is available with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (thesaleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat).

Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

The next Jewellery auction will take on place on 4 April, entries are now invited. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist, Amy Cameron, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Sun, 21st Mar 2021 16:00

This auction is being held live online. Live online bidding is available with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (thesaleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat).

Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

The next Watches auction will take on place on 2 May, entries are now invited. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialist, Amy Cameron, by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


Jewellery Online

Jewellery Online

Starts: Wed, 10th Mar 2021 19:00
Ends: Sun, 21st Mar 2021 19:00

This online auction has over 150 lots of jewellery to bid on.

Entries are currently invited for the next auction taking place on the 9th of April. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist Amy Cameron on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 19th Mar 2021 10:00

This auction is being held live online. Live online bidding is available with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (the saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat).

Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

The next Antiques & Interiors auction takes place on 2 April 2021. Entries are invited.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact our specialists by clicking this link and completing the short form. 


The Coins & Banknotes Auction

The Coins & Banknotes Auction

Date: Thu, 18th Mar 2021 10:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

McTear’s holds a dedicated Coins & Banknotes auction every six weeks. The only of their kind in the country, these special events attract consignments and bidders from all over the world. From old banknotes to brand new gold coins, there is a place for everything in this auction.

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries, contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or email images to amy@mctears.co.uk


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Tue, 9th Feb 2021 17:00
Ends: Sun, 7th Mar 2021 17:00

Entries are currently invited for the next auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 5th Mar 2021 10:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

The Antiques & Interiors auctions are held fortnightly. This auction has items that would interest everyone, with normally around 400-600 lots which include jewellery, watches, stamps, pictures, furniture, silver, ceramics, glass and vintage toys.  This is an exciting auction to be part of and if you are looking to experience the excitement of either selling or buying, come along to McTear’s to be included in this well attended auction.

February
The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sun, 28th Feb 2021 13:00

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

For tips on bidding online please click here

For over 12 years, McTear’s has held an enviable position at the heart of Scotland’s thriving contemporary art scene and strong relationships have been forged with many of the country’s leading artists. February's sale includes a fine selection of works by Peter Howson, John Bellany, Michael Scott, Peter Graham, Ken Howard, John Cunningham, George Devlin, Jolomo, Gerard Burns, Sheila Macmillan, Graham McKean, Gordon Hope Wyllie, John Boyd, Robert Kelsey, Malcolm Dickson, John Haskins, Caroline Leburn, Sandie Gardner, William Birnie, John Byrne, Adrian Wiszniewski, Sherree Valentine Daines, Willie Rodger and Lynne Johnstone among more than 280 pictures.

McTear's holds The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction every six weeks. Entries are currently invited for the next Scottish Contemporary Auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

Starts: Tue, 9th Feb 2021 17:00
Ends: Sun, 7th Mar 2021 17:00

Entries are currently invited for the next auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


 The Clocks, Cameras, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

The Clocks, Cameras, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

Date: Fri, 26th Feb 2021 10:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

For tips on bidding online please click here.

Enjoy browsing Jaegar Le Coultre and Kieninger timepieces alongside early lantern, mantel and longcase clocks, as well as a collection of brass carriage clocks going under the hammer in this auction. An exciting collection of cameras and photography accessories features, along with musical and scientific instruments to please enthusiasts the world-over.

Entries are currently invited for the next auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Fri, 26th Feb 2021 13:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

For tips on bidding online please click here.

Don’t miss the many highlights of this sale including a rare-to-auction Sebastian Steiner carved diorama tavern scene, a stylish Hans Olsen teak dining table and chairs, George Smith button back settee beautifully upholstered in grey, a Victorian table liqueur cabinet and a collection of exquisitely voguish French fashion magazines. 

Entries are currently invited for the next auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

Date: Fri, 26th Feb 2021 15:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

For tips on bidding online please click here.

Scottish and international football, golf, curling, rifle and even quoiting medals and ephemera feature in February's auction, alongside agricultural and farming medals in Scotland’s only regular auction of Sporting Medals & Trophies.

Entries are currently invited for the next auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Thu, 25th Feb 2021 10:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

For tips on bidding online please click here

McTear’s holds dedicated Jewellery Auctions every three weeks. These special events attract consignments and bidders from all over the world, featuring around 200 items with estimates ranging from £50 to £50,000. 

February's auction features pieces from Asprey, Boucheron, Cartier and Tiffany among the more than 250 lots of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian and contemporary jewellery.

Entries are currently invited for the next Jewellery Auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The British & International Pictures Auction

The British & International Pictures Auction

Date: Wed, 24th Feb 2021 14:00

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880. 

For tips on bidding online please click here

The British & International Pictures Auction features a strong contingent of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Scottish art alongside artworks from across the globe. Highly collectable work of the Scottish Colourists sit alongside local favourites in Glasgow Girls and Boys circles, whilst appearances by Jamini Roy, MK Parandekar, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee demonstrate the truly international dimension of this auction. Exemplary works by William Hanna Clarke, EA Hornel, William Kennedy, William Stewart MacGeorge, James Kay, Sir John Lavery, Charles Oppenheimer, Cathleen Sabine Mann and David Gauld are just a few of the lots going under the hammer this month.  

Entries are currently invited for the next British & International Pictures Auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, please contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or email to auction@mctears.co.uk


The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Tue, 9th Feb 2021 10:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

The February 12 Rare & Fine Whisky auction is a Macallan Bonanza. Over 100 different expressions of Macallan feature, from miniatures to the Macallan Easter Elchies and an early Anniversary Malt. There is something for everyone wither it be a Macallan drinker, investor or collector.

Entries are currently invited for the next auction, taking place March 26. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


Jewellery Online

Jewellery Online

Starts: Fri, 22nd Jan 2021 09:15
Ends: Sun, 7th Feb 2021 19:00

McTear’s holds dedicated Jewellery Auctions every three weeks. These special events attract consignments and bidders from all over the world, featuring around 200 items with estimates ranging from £50 to £50,000. 

Entries are invited for the next auction taking place on the 21st March. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or contact  specialist Amy Cameron on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

Date: Fri, 5th Feb 2021 10:30

The Antiques & Interiors auctions are held fortnightly. This auction has items that would interest everyone, with normally around 400-600 lots which include jewellery, watches, stamps, pictures, furniture, silver, ceramics, glass and vintage toys.  This is an exciting auction to be part of and if you are looking to experience the excitement of either selling or buying, come along to McTear’s to be included in this well attended auction.

January
The Silver, Asian, Ceramics & Works of Art Auction

The Silver, Asian, Ceramics & Works of Art Auction

Starts: Fri, 22nd Jan 2021 08:45
Ends: Sun, 31st Jan 2021 19:00

This online auction has Silver, Asian Works of Art & Ceramics to bid on.

Entries are currently invited for the next run of Silver, Asian Works of Art and Ceramics Auctions taking place in April 2021. 

For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


Jewellery Online

Jewellery Online

Starts: Fri, 22nd Jan 2021 09:15
Ends: Sun, 7th Feb 2021 19:00

McTear’s holds dedicated Jewellery Auctions every three weeks. These special events attract consignments and bidders from all over the world, featuring around 200 items with estimates ranging from £50 to £50,000. 

Entries are invited for the next auction taking place on the 21st March. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or contact  specialist Amy Cameron on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sun, 24th Jan 2021 13:00

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

Condition reports are available by telephone, email and video call.  To request your preferred method of condition report please click on the 'Request Condition Report' button on the lot description page and complete the form.

For over 10 years, McTear’s has held an enviable position at the heart of Scotland’s thriving contemporary art scene. Strong relationships have been forged with the country’s leading artists, with the finest examples from these contemporary masters moving effortlessly from the McTear’s saleroom into the galleries and homes of the world’s leading collectors - many at record prices. Whether it is a Howson, Bellany or Byrne, you can rest assured McTear’s team of skilled art specialists will ensure your work is placed in front of the widest selection of potential buyers at home and overseas. January's Scottish Contemporary Art Auction holds a number of impressive works, including examples by John Byrne, Herbert Whone, Graham McKean, and more. 

McTear's holds The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction every six weeks. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Thu, 21st Jan 2021 10:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

Condition reports are available by telephone, email and video call.  To request your preferred method of condition report please click on the 'Request Condition Report' button on the lot description page and complete the form.

McTear’s holds dedicated Jewellery Auctions every three weeks. These special events attract consignments and bidders from all over the world, featuring around 200 items with estimates ranging from £50 to £50,000. 

Entries are invited for the next auction taking place on the 7th of February. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or contact  specialist Amy Cameron on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Thu, 21st Jan 2021 12:00

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

Condition reports are available by telephone, email and video call.  To request your preferred method of condition report please click on the 'Request Condition Report' button on the lot description page and complete the form.

The first Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction of the year is not one to be missed, featuring everything from vintage games machines to designer travel trunks, by Louis Vuitton to be precise! An extensive collection of compacts a truly unmissable feature of this sale, as are an eye catching assortment of bronze sculptures, including a fantastic bronze of Duck Taking Off, by Phyllis Mary Bone RSA. 

Entries are currently invited for the next auction taking place on 26 February. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Silver Auction

The Silver Auction

Date: Wed, 20th Jan 2021 10:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

Condition reports are available by telephone, email and video call.  To request your preferred method of condition report please click on the 'Request Condition Report' button on the lot description page and complete the form.

From tea services and tea trays to trophy salvers, the Silver Auction on 14 January has a true assortment of silver treasures. A handsome silver cigarette box with a charming little portrait of two terriers is one standout lot that might take your fancy, as may two lovely novelty silver items by Sampson Mordan & Co. 

Entries are currently invited for the next auction taking place on 8 April. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The Asian Works of Art Auction

The Asian Works of Art Auction

Date: Wed, 20th Jan 2021 12:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

Condition reports are available by telephone, email and video call.  To request your preferred method of condition report please click on the 'Request Condition Report' button on the lot description page and complete the form.

This international auction is dedicated to artworks in ceramic, bronze, ivory, jade and wood, as well as metal work, painting and textiles from China, Japan, Korea, Indian as well as the Middle East. 

Chinese famille noire and famille rose, Japanese bronzes and satsuma, as well as enamel, ivory, jade, prints and wood carvings are all well-represented in this auction. 

Entries are currently invited for the next auction taking place on 8 April. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

Date: Wed, 20th Jan 2021 14:30

This auction is being held live online. Bidding is available live online with no additional surcharge for bidders registering through mctears.co.uk. (The-Saleroom.com surcharge remains unchanged at 4.95%+vat). Bidding is also available by telephone and commission. Please email instructions to bids@mctears.co.uk or call us on 0141 810 2880.

Condition reports are available by telephone, email and video call.  To request your preferred method of condition report please click on the 'Request Condition Report' button on the lot description page and complete the form.

This January, The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction at McTear's showcases wonders from the continent, with highlights ranging from Lalique to Lenci. Other showstoppers within this eyecatching auction catalogue are an array of incredible figures, including a Goldscheider figure by Dakon, a rare Royal Doulton figure designed by Tittensor and a figure by Constantine Holzer-Defanti for Rosenthal. 

Entries are currently invited for the next auction taking place on 8 April. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk


Prints & Multiples

Prints & Multiples

Starts: Fri, 4th Dec 2020 15:30
Ends: Sun, 17th Jan 2021 17:00

This auction brings together printed, photographic and original artworks by Jolomo, Alexander Miller, Doug Hyde, Graeme Wallace, Colin Wilson, Irene Leslie Main and many more contemporary artists, with a wide variety of subjects and price points.


Paintings, Drawings & Prints Online

Paintings, Drawings & Prints Online

Starts: Mon, 14th Dec 2020 17:00
Ends: Sun, 17th Jan 2021 19:00

This online auction features artworks spanning many eras and origins, including contemporary Scottish art and a strong contingent of late 19th century and early 20th century British & International watercolours, oils and prints. These are offered at attractive estimates providing both new and established buyers the perfect opportunity to discover the joys of building an art collection. Works by Alick Gray, Hugh McIntyre, Douglad Davies, Antonio Massa, Frank McFadden, Greer Ralston, J.D. Henderson, Edward Priestly and Ralston Gudgeon and many more await your bidding...

Entries are currently invited for the next auction. For a complimentary, no-obligation valuation, visit our Glasgow Galleries or contact a specialist on 0141 810 2880 or auction@mctears.co.uk