Hergest Croft, Charity Auction Catalogue

Hergest Croft Spring Fair Charity Auction for St Michael's Hospice

Hergest Croft, Charity Auction Catalogue

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  • Brightwells is hosting this page to give donors the opportunity of placing commission bids on lots in an auction held by St Michael’s Hospice. These bids will be executed by the auctioneer at the live event auction at Hergest Croft on Monday 6th May 2019 and the highest bid will be the winner of the lot.
  • Bidders must place their commission bids by clicking on the button below each lot in the list below.
  • The button links to a form, where you will need to fill out every field. If you wish to place bids on more than one lot, you will need to return to this page, by following the link on the form, because you will need to fill in one form for each lot. The form is sent to the representative from St Michael’s Hospice, and they will administer your bid.
  • You must place your commission bid by 12 noon on Friday 3rd May 2019. Any bids received after this time will not be administered.
  • The live auction takes place on Monday 6th May 2019 at Hergest Croft Gardens Spring Fair. If your commission bid has been successful, and you have won the lot, you will be contacted by St Michael’s Hospice after Tuesday 7th May 2019, to arrange payment and collection. Your items will be located at Hergest Croft Gardens, Hergest Estate Office, Ridgebourne Road, Kington HR5 3EG for collection. Vouchers can posted. For queries, please contact Paddy Nugent at St Michael’s Hospice, the telephone number is 01432 851000 or email pnugent@smhospicehereford.org
  • There is no Buyers Premium or charges to go on top of the sale price of a lot. The items are sold “as seen” and the description is given by St Michael's Hospice.

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Picture Lot No. Description
1 1 A day out at the Rhondda Valley Allotment of BBC Radio 2 Gardening Guru Terry Walton. Spend the day with Terry and his friends deep in the Rhondda Valley at his famous Radio 2 allotment. Contact details will be given to the winning bidder to make arrangements direct with Terry.

1 2 An original acrylic on canvas painting by Stuart Roper. Measuring 20cm x 20cm, framed. Stuart has a growing reputation that has attracted the attention of fine art buyers across the globe. Magdalen College, Oxford has purchased two pieces of his work for the their extensive collection of artwork.

Estimate of £100 - £200. Please do not submit a bid of less than £100, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 3 An Original painting by Peter Horrocks. Earthworks Study in natural earth, pigments on board. 40cm x 40cm. Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Peter studied at Leicester College of Art, Chelsea School of Art and London University.

Estimate of £300 - £500. Please do not submit a bid of less than £300, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 4 Black Swan Sculpture in steamed willow and a small amount of birch by Paul Baines. Paul uses willow and other found materials to make sculpture. The base is oak and is part of the work with steel rods fixed to the base and running up the legs to give it strength. 100cm high by 80cm long. The piece has a limited life if kept outside and slowly returns to nature. Treat the sculpture with teak oil to lengthen its life.

Estimate of £150 - £250. Please do not submit a bid of less than £150, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 5 Heart Sculpture by Rolf Hook
Medium: Burr Myrtle
Size: H 50 cm, W 25 cm, approx.
Rolf is an experienced master of a fine art style with a predominant leaning to the naturalness of the material. His work tends toward the minimalist, creating extremely intensive shapes and expressions.

Estimate of £600 - £1600. Please do not submit a bid of less than £600, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 6 Sculptural Bird Bath in Yew by Rolf Hook. 1.5m high including stainless steel tripod as base. Rolf is an experienced master of a fine art style with a predominant leaning to the naturalness of the material. His work tends toward the minimalist, creating extremely intensive shapes and expressions, giving his objects a very specific finish which enriches them with such a high degree of sensuality that the onlooker feels compelled to reach out and touch the object.

Estimate of £600 - £1000. Please do not submit a bid of less than £600, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 7 A pet portrait in watercolour by Judy Weir. Judith lives in Titley and resumed water colour painting in 2017 after a 20-year gap. Traditionally a landscape painter, Judith experimented with other subjects and found that she enjoyed painting animals, and after several requests for pet portraits, now offers this service. Judith paints from high resolution photographs. Her repertoire does not include horses

1 8 A Welsh slate bird bath/bowl by Caitriona Cartwright. 55cm x 50 cm x 7 cm approximately. Caitriona searches small, local quarries for pieces of stone that will take letters, to form standing stones, natural bowls and benches as well as use old slate tiles and pebbles to make smaller pieces.

Estimate of £300 - £500. Please do not submit a bid of less than £300, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 9 Wild Boar by Rachel Ricketts in iron/resin with stainless steel inner reinforcements in the legs. Rachel Ricketts RBSA exhibits widely, and her work is held in many prominent private and public collections, both in the UK and overseas. She was awarded RBSA status in 2008.

Estimate of £1500 - £3000. Please do not submit a bid of less than £1500, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 10 A slipped earthenware bowl by James Burnett-Stuart. 26cm wide x 9.5cm high. Thrown and then scalloped by hand while still soft. It is made by Stuart at Lower Hergest, about 1 mile from Hergest Croft. The white slip is over the earthenware clay. The glaze gives it the creamy colour. It is meant for salad, fruit etc.

Estimate of £120 - £250. Please do not submit a bid of less than £120, as it will not be considered. St Michael's will receive 25% of the proceeds of the sale of this lot.

1 11 A voucher for dining for £100 at Pensons Restaurant at the Netherwood Estate Herefordshire, WR15 8RT. Pensons restaurant is Lee Westcott’s new restaurant on the beautiful Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border that encapsulates Lee's love and respect for quality, seasonal, local produce.

1 12 A two night break Sunday to Thursday at Trunkquility, Hereford. A real treehouse built up in the canopy, turning into a truly magical night time holiday retreat beneath the canopy and stars. Contemporary modern living space in the form of an architectural design modern house, but built in the treetops. Subject to availability . http://www.trunkquillitytreehouse.com/welcome

1 13 A Radbournes One Tonne Bulk Bag of decorative gravel up to the value of £100-00 inc vat and delivery in Herefordshire. Kindly donated by Radbournes

1 14 A two course meal voucher at Parva Farmhouse Tintern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP16 6SQ. A 17th Century former farmhouse set just 50 yards from the banks of the River Wye, less than a mile from historic Tintern Abbey. Listed in the Guardian as one of their 50 of the best hotels in the UK. Kindly donated by Parva Farmhouse

1 15 A small hamper of 3 mixed fine wines - Cote Du Rhone Villages 2017 x 2 and one Macon Villages 2017

1 16 One 12 bottle case of Chateau Fonroque Grand Cru St Emilion 1998. This sublime Bordeaux wine was produced in St. Emilion that year and wine of this age is difficult if not impossible to find. 1998 is acknowledged to be one of the finest vintages in recent times. Kindy donated by Mr Lawrence Banks

1 17 A two-hour session on The Potter’s Wheel with personal tuition, for up to two people, from Kathy Priddis, an experienced potter. Held at Round Oak Cottage, Hoarwithy Road, Bridstow, HR6 6QJ. Kindly donated by Kathy and Anthony Priddis.

1 18 Acer micranthum is a small maple propagated from the plant by the entrance to Hergest Croft Gardens which was collected by the Banks family in 1980 on Mount Horai near Kyoto in Japan. It is notable for its spectacular autumn colour and red twigs in winter. Kindly donated by the Banks family.

1 19 Tilia ‘Hergest Silver’ is a chance seedling of unknown origin with silver undersides to its leaves which blow in the wind. It is probably a selection of Tilia tomentosa, the silver lime but is much more spectacular – it has been mistaken for a Davidia (Pocket Handkerchief tree) at a distance. Hergest Silver is a provisional name. Kindly donated by the Banks family.

1 20 Magnolia ‘Lucy’ is a hybrid of Magnolia ‘Purple Breeze’ and Magnolia ‘Anne Rosse’ made by Vicomte Phillipe de Spoelberch in Belgium. It has very large pink flowers in March. Phillipe has named his hybrids after his grandchildren and we are following this tradition. Kindly donated by the Banks family.