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.
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