May 2021
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 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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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