For all those who want to see what is on auction for FRIDAY 8TH MARCH – please see attached and if you want to send me an email with any sealed bids for the evening which you want me to take into the room please email me by 4pm on Friday 8th March at email@example.com or call me on 07818 090913 AUCTION AND RAFFLE 8TH MARCH DWR
A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART IN AID OF THE MEMORIAL APPEAL
The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Memorial Appeal Committee has been asked whether it would consider commissioning a sulphur bronze edition of the Memorial maquette for sale in order to raise further funds for the Appeal. The original maquette is made of powder bronze which, whilst perfectly suitable for the purpose of showing the design of the Memorial, is of far lesser quality than if it had been cast in sulphur bronze. The Committee decided at the outset of the project that the maquette would be presented to the Regimental Museum in Halifax and there has never been any intention of putting it up for sale.
The Committee has considered very carefully the idea of commissioning a sulphur bronze edition of the maquette of which there would be one and only one produced and it would of course be signed by the artist Andrew Sinclair. Naturally to commission a piece of this size and complexity will be expensive and thus it will be necessary to place a reserve on it. The finished bronze will be approximately 3 feet 6 inches high and the estimated market value of the piece once completed is £15,000. The Committee would like to offer this unique sculpture to the highest bidder through a process of sealed bids with a reserve of £12,000.
If you would like to submit a bid please complete the enclosed form and send it to Caroline Cary either by post or email, as follows:
By post: The Appeal Office The Close Boscombe Wiltshire SP4 0AB. Telephone: 01980 611211
Bids need to be submitted by 5th April and once the winning bid is confirmed Andrew Sinclair will be commissioned to complete the piece. All bids will be treated with complete anonymity. If yours is the winning bid, you will be contacted to discuss payment arrangements as soon after 5 April as possible.