French and American artists triumph at Glasgow auction!

Posted in: British & International Pictures
Posted on: 18 November 2015
French and American artists triumph at Glasgow auction! Lot 8, the beautiful watercolour "The Lily" by Paul Chabas (1869 - 1937), sold for a mighty £6000 (hammer). This
artist's work has been sold over the years by all the major auction houses in London, Paris and New York and indeed
all around the world, yet the highest auction price ever achieved for a watercolor by Chabas was shattered by our
result in The British & International Pictures Auction on Sunday 15th November (source: and others).

Another 'Starr' of the auction was Sidney Starr's "Fairground Moonrise" (lot 86) was a small but excellent example of the artist's work and the hammer
price of £3200 represents the highest recorded price at auction anywhere for an oil painting by the artist. (source artinfo
.com and others).

The market demand for exceptional pictures remains strong and The British & International Pictures Auction has generated
many new auction records in 2015. The market remains variable for modest pictures, but if you've got something of genuine
quality, McTear's can, and repeatedly does, generate the optimum price.

We are currently inviting consignments for The British & International Pictures Auction on 10th January 2016. If you have
high quality paintings which you are considering selling, please contact the Pictures Department on 0141 810 2880 or at

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