Stately home contents sold

The entire contents of a stately home near Truro have been sold at auction.

Auction required 'careful planning'

Cataloguing was a massive undertaking, accurately logging the result of over 100 years of collecting, creating an authoritative catalogue as well as a reference work for future generations.

At the sale we had to establish our own communication network enabling us to receive live online and telephone bidding from around the world."

– Roger Tappin, Bonhams Regional Director in Cornwall

Result exceeded 'all our expectations'

Interest from three continents drove prices ever upwards.

The sale was broadcast live round the world and bidding was fierce in the room, on the bank of ten telephones and on the internet.

Trelissick House, the repository of so many wonderful art works over the years is synonymous with Cornwall and this sale was a landmark event for 2013.

The on-site auction gave everyone in Cornwall who has visited and loved Trelissick a chance to bid on a piece of Cornish history."

– Roger Tappin, Bonhams Regional Director in Cornwall

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Trelissick House vase sells for £330,000 at auction

The entire contents of one of Cornwall's best known stately homes are being auctioned off today and tomorrow.

The items from Trelissick House near Truro include the biggest private collection of Spode ceramics.

But the big surprise of the day was a rare Chinese vase, which sold for more than £330,000 - more than three times its estimate.

Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy was there:

Trelissick House items to be auctioned

Items from Trelissick House will be auctioned off tomorrow Credit: ITV Westcountry

The contents of a stately home in Cornwall are being auctioned off today and tomorrow.

The sale is at Trelissick House near Truro includes the biggest private collection of an internationally renowned range of ceramics.

There are around 750 lots which are expected to raise up to £1.5million.

Full report: contents of stately home to be sold off

The entire contents of a stately home are to be sold off this summer. The sale at Trelissick House near Truro includes the biggest private collection of an internationally renowned range of ceramics.

It's expected to fetch between one and a one and half milllion pounds. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy has been to look around the house which overlooks the picturesque Fal estuary.

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