July 2021
The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

 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

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

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

 



The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

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

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

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

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

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

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 2021


Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

Jewellery, Coins & Watches Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2021


The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

The Paintings, Drawings & Prints Auction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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 2021
The Antiques & Interiors Auction

The Antiques & Interiors Auction

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 2021

British & International Pictures Online

British & International Pictures Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2021
The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2021
The Silver, Asian, Ceramics & Works of Art Auction

The Silver, Asian, Ceramics & Works of Art Auction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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