Orange is the new black, as a-peel for antiques leads to bounty of Satsuma ware

29th June 2017

Orange was in vogue at an antiques valuation event in the Cotswolds, with a bounty of Satsuma ware – a type of Japanese pottery originally from Satsuma Province.

In fact, the first four antiques owners through the door of the CHYP Shop in Cirencester on Tuesday (June 27) for the Moore Allen & Innocent event in aid of Cirencester Housing for Young People each brought a piece of Satsuma ware for valuation.

A Meiji period (1868 to 1912) vase by Hodata was valued at £80 to £100, while a hexagonal vase was valued at £50 to £80.

A charger decorated with deities in a garden scene in oxide reds and golds, and dating from around 1900, was valued at £100 to £150, while a mid-20th century charger decorated with a battle scene was valued at £10 to £20.

A café au lait set of coffee and milk jug, dating from 1937 and fashioned in the Regency style by silversmiths PB Ltd of London, was valued at £300 to £400, while an 18th century portrait of Sir Richard B Glover, Baronet, painted in oils on board by an unknown artist was valued at £200 to 300.

A Williams cheque punch, made by Peter Hooker of London in 1890, was valued at £80 to £120, while a piece of needlework decorated with the first verse of Up-Hill by Christina Rossetti – Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day’s journey take the whole long day? From morn to night, my friend – was valued at £50 to £80.

A singed and framed linotype of a cat, printed on handmade paper by political cartoonist Nicholas Garland OBE was valued at £80 to £120.

Antiques owners paid £3 per item to have their antiques valued, and the event – part of CHYP Awareness Week – raised more than £150 for the charity, which runs two houses in Cirencester for homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 25.

The young people are helped with all aspects of their lives, from learning how to cook and wash their clothes to identifying educational, training and employment opportunities.

The charity aims to get its young clients back on their feet, with the security of a job and accommodation of their own.

It is the seventh year that Moore Allen & Innocent has run a valuation day for the charity.