He did bid for the flask, and was prepared to splurge – but it went way outside our price range, selling for £24,000 (hammer price, it pushes £30,000 with premium and VAT) , which has to be a record price. I’m just glad to have had the chance to hold and admire it. Remarkably, it was bought by a London dealer.
The Sage did buy one item, which went within its estimate. A lot of pieces went way above. Way.
I’ve had a really busy day, looking after Zerlina all morning and then meetings in overwarm room in the afternoon and evening, and now I can hardly get my sboes on. I’m off for a cool bath and an early night – sorry darlings, I’m short-changing you. And the Sage is tired too, as the train was delayed by a signal failure. We’ve had to put off Dave, with apologies, from bricklaying tomorrow.