Antiques challenge. Mark Stacey and Jonathon Pratt lead two teams into battle in the grounds of Kedleston Hall. Tim Wonnacott visits the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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A picturesque setting, stunning grounds
and hundreds of stalls - let's go bargain hunting! Yeah!
There's high drama at the Jaguar Antiques Fair in the grounds of Kedleston Hall.
-What's the matter, kids?!
-There's nothing here!
-We've only got one item!
Will they ever find three items to sell at auction?
-There's nothing else on here...?
-You don't want us to get it!
-No, no, no, that's not true.
Yes, it's as tough as it looks.
-Jennifer and Harriet, how lovely to see you.
-Feeling all right?
-Yes, thank you.
-Jennifer, you describe you two girls as history geeks. Right?
We both met at Lancaster University. We both did history degrees.
-But you haven't embarked on a historical career.
-No. I'm a retail manager at a supermarket.
-And you like to accessorise.
-I do, so I like a bit of shopping.
But my grandma left me some antique jewellery in her will, such as this brooch and the earrings.
-They kind of make the outfit.
-Lovely. Have you got a great box full of this stuff?
-Yeah, I have.
-And I keep adding pieces.
-Where has history taken you, Harriet?
-Kedleston Hall. I've worked for the National Trust for 7 years.
-Well, I had a job interview here.
-I was down in Devon and then in Derbyshire.
-So you are still associated with history, in a very practical way.
-I am, yes, and in three weeks' time,
I start my PGCE in History to become a secondary school teacher.
So what's your plan in today's shopping?
We'll go with an open mind, something that reflects our personalities.
Great. Now, Beth, you two share a passion, which brought you together. Tell us.
Well, we both go to the same university, in Birmingham.
-I was the president of the Metal Society.
-And when Greg was first coming to university
we had a Freshers' Fair where we get all the young ones...
-Like an induction.
-And I spotted him in that t-shirt.
-And shouted at the top of my voice, "Demons and Wizards!"
-The name of the band.
-Apart from Greg.
-And we now live in the same house.
-That's nice. So what's your subject at university?
I've done an undergraduate in Ancient and Medieval History
-and I'm starting a Master's, but I also dabble in archaeology.
-You should be pretty good at this!
-I'll have a ferret around.
-Very good, yes.
-What's this about you and owls?
-I'm obsessed with them.
-I just think they're fantastic.
-I've lost count of the owls in my room. Everyone buys me owl-related things.
-Has it got "to-wit, to-woo" on it?
-Front and back.
What fun! Very good. So, Greg, heavy metal, video games...
Well, I study theoretical physics at university.
You've come up with an equation to win Bargain Hunt.
-Take it as it comes, really.
-That's an equation?
-Take it as it comes and buy whatever...
Perhaps I won't be going in for physics after all. Very good luck.
The money moment - you get your £300 now. There.
Your experts await. Off you go and very good luck!
Gosh, she's going to enjoy herself.
-Harriet, Jenny, are you excited?
I've no idea what I'm doing, so I hope you do.
The modest Mark Stacey is teamed with the blonde Reds.
-What's your plan?
-I think to get something we like that's appealing and reflects who we are.
Jenny's into jewellery, so jewellery, ceramics maybe.
I've watched more of the programme than I'd like to admit!
And Jonathan Pratt is masterminding the plan for the Blues.
Point at things and I'll see if I can be intellectual about them. Let's wander along this way.
-Right, stall number one. Let's see what we can find. Let's go bargain hunting.
-What's really your interest?
-This is pretty. Really lovely.
-You've got the cut glass, mirror in the bottom...
And a little cream pot in the top. Hallmarked.
-That's rather nice.
-How much are you asking?
Pretty things do sell. This is stunning.
-That looks cool.
-What is it?
-A little French perfume.
-This would have been velvet.
-You see a hint of colour here.
It started dyed a red colour, which has faded with the years.
-Can I have a look?
-Hold it. How much is that?
That can be 95.
-Can it be any less than 95?
-No, I had 125 on it.
-I do like it, but I'm not sure we're willing to spend that much.
-Bear it in mind and go on.
-Keep it brisk. If there's nothing there we'll move on.
-I like the box.
-That is nice.
-The trunk is rather nice. Rather battered.
-But it would look nice.
-110, though, ladies.
-Lovely material inside, but it is rather tired.
-It would be nice to know the history.
-It's got some damage.
-Of course, people buying this
-are looking for character as well.
-So what sort of age...? Oh, 1860.
-It looks about that to me, with all the stud work.
-What do we think?
-It is nice.
Close it down. Move that cloth and we'll see how it looks without anything.
Let's stand back for a second. It's useful to get a perspective.
Yeah - the further away, the better!
If I was putting it into auction - if the dealer's not too cross - to be absolutely honest with you,
I'd probably have put £60-£80 on it. So the estimate is slightly to the top of that.
-But you just never know.
-You've got to love it.
-I like it. It's up to...
-I really like it.
-(Why don't we try 70?)
-Yeah. Shall we try 70?
See if we can try that. We just wondered if you'd accept 70?
70? Well...I will do 70. Yeah?
-Yeah, I'll do 70.
-Thank you so much!
-Are you happy with 70?
-Yeah. Mid-range to what you suggested.
-Well done. Our first purchase. Well done.
So a smooth start for the Reds. One trunk for £70.
I always stick my nose into these because they have little objects that are quite interesting.
-Is that a little owl?!
-Yes, a pin cushion. You have to stick pins into it!
-That's really sweet.
-What's your obsession with owls?
-She wants to be one!
OK, let's get moving.
Each to their own, Jonathan! Now here's a bit of a hoot...
I do love this shopping on Bargain Hunt. You never know what you will find on these stalls.
What do you think about this?
One can hardly believe that this started off its life as a nut,
hanging from a West Indian spice tree and this nut is called a coquilla nut.
Originally, it was covered in some coarse bark
like a coconut. That's all been scratched away to reveal the hard nut itself.
It's then been carved most exquisitely in the form of a clam shell.
If I turn it over, you can see the incredibly fine, lifelike shell lines
carved onto the nut itself.
Bearing in mind that this is hardwood, it's not an easy job to create thus shell-like effect
and it's even more extraordinary when it was done by a common or garden sailor
travelling on the long voyage from the West Indies back to Europe, laden with sugar.
That would have happened some time about between 1780 and 1830.
And if I open it up, you can see that it contains a hollow and that's to hold snuff.
So what's it worth? Well, the asking price on the stall for this thing is £50.
I reckon in this condition at auction it's worth at least £80-£120
and if you took the trouble to get it professionally restored, it could be worth as much as £200.
If you believe that, you should take a pinch of snuff with it.
Now those Blues really need to find something.
Let's stick our nose in. Miniature chairs.
-We need to get something soon.
-I just said that! The Reds spend 70 smackers...
-We've spent £70 and got one item.
-Oh, I give up.
-Do you want to go up there?
-Let's try it up there, then.
Just practical things like dressing stools, people buy for the home, so you get almost a retail price.
This is a good kidney shape, probably made in the '20s. Walnut.
-I quite like that stool. How much is it?
-I'd do that for 35.
-How much could it sell for?
-Buy it and I'll tell you off-camera!
No, no... Would you take 30? ..35, OK.
-I gave you my absolute best.
-I don't like to push it. Are we in agreement? Shall we buy something?
-We should get this. Greg, agreed?
-..Yeah, go on, then.
Why not? It's not a big spend for a start. And I believe it's got potential.
-OK, I'll take your word for it!
-This one really is for you.
OK, all right, all right. We'll have it, thank you.
Not convinced, are you, Greg?
-That's quite dramatic, isn't it?
-Moorcroft. Do you like Moorcroft?
-They're quite pretty.
-They are quite nice, aren't they?
-Are these something you'd want to try to negotiate on?
-Would Moorcroft sell well at auction?
It's still quite popular. Earlier pieces are more desirable
-and it depends on that, really.
-I'm quite drawn to this.
That's Clarice Cliff, I think, but a very late piece. Here's the mark.
Clarice Cliff, Newport Pottery.
-It's 65. I mean, it's...
-Would you say it's collectable?
It is collectable. Probably late '30s.
-Clarice Cliff used the name after the war, so sometimes you get it on '50s pieces.
It's not going to set the world on fire, but it's nice.
-I'll do you a good price.
-He can do a good price.
-What's a good price?
65. We'll do it for 45. How's that? That's a bargain.
Oh! How many times have I heard that today, I wonder?
What price could you offer on the four Moorcroft?
£80 on them. And they're at 28 each.
If I'm being honest, I like Clarice Cliff
and I like very jazzy 1930s pieces with the funky shapes and bright enamel colours.
-This is a little bit weak to me.
-What do you think? It's a team decision.
-Jenny liked it, so I think we should go for it.
-There's nothing else...?
-I don't think he wants us to get it!
-No, no, no.
-That's not true. Clarice Cliff is a name and sometimes people overpay at a general sale.
-Go for it.
-OK. Let's go for it. OK, we'll take this. Thank you very much.
So Mark's concerns - completely ignored!
Number two bought for 45 smackers. 30 minutes down. Focus now, Blues!
Have a look at them. Try them on. They'll be quite cool.
-Whether they'll sell well at auction... But that's not the thing. You can buy them for home.
-To sit down and watch the telly. Do you ski?
-Take up skiing.
-I have to live with this guy.
We'll just have a quick squint down here. If anything grabs you, shout out, all right?
Aaaargh! Sorry, couldn't resist.
Oh, dear, you look unhappy. Group hug. What's the matter, kids?
-There's nothing here!
-We've only got one item!
One item?! And with our number one man here, too.
-What are we going to do about it?
-Buy, buy, buy!
-We need to get something.
-But what, what, what?
-I know, I know. This is the name of the game.
-If your number one man can't lead you, what can I do?
-We've looked at lots.
-Fancy a bit of Midwinter?
Over to my new number one man, then.
-There's a right mixture of pieces here. What do you like?
-The sugar bowl.
-Are they silver?
Yes. Well, they look a Georgian shape. I'd love to have a look.
Thank you very much. There we are. Let's look at what we've got.
So this is a very Georgian shape.
-1815, 1820. But actually the marks are here for London
and they'll be late-Victorian, I think, looking at the hallmarks.
-There would, of course, originally have been maybe a teapot. But nice, substantial pieces.
-I have also just seen this one here.
-That's a little caddy, isn't it?
-It's a lot lighter than that one.
-But that's a little tea caddy, I'd have thought from the shape.
-Oh, this is a Chester hallmark. Chester is a slightly more unusual hallmark.
It's hallmarked in the lid as well. This dates from the 1920s, I think. How much is that?
-The best I could do is 180.
-Oh, that's beyond our budget. What about these two?
-Those I quite like, actually.
-We're looking for something silver.
-Is that really the very, very, very, very, very best?
I don't know. I do like these.
Can we just leave them out for a second? Is that all right?
That's it, girls. Time for a think.
-I forgot where it was!
-It's behind you!
Er...this lady here.
-Can I just leave you two to negotiate?
-I'm going to look at this chap's stuff.
-I don't want to crowd your style. Good luck.
Hi, there. We've come about your scent stand we looked at earlier.
We do really like him. However, we were wondering if you could do something better price-wise?
As I said earlier, it was 125. And I really, really cannot do better than 95.
-Let's be honest. We have 10 minutes.
-Yeah, we do. We both like it.
-We should do it.
-Yeah. OK, cool.
-That'll do nicely. Thanks.
-Good luck with it.
-I'll wrap it up for you.
Identical hair, those two. They got the price down from £95 to...£95.
Who needs an expert(?)
Now I want you two lovelies to go over there to that man, use all your ways that you can
to see if that's the very best price he can do. I'll speak to the lady.
-Let's do it.
-Uh-oh. He's back.
-Guys, this is the chap here. We've got eight minutes.
Whilst you negotiated, I nipped to the stall opposite and this caught my eye immediately.
-The stallholder said straight away, "But the marks are rubbed," which isn't good.
This is where they would be. It comes from use.
-It wears it away.
-It's been loved.
These are collectable. People like elephants, like they like owls, dogs, cats. The condition's not bad.
-How much is he asking for it?
-Can I have a look?
-He's asking... Crikey. About £90.
That tends to go hand-in-hand with that. I might get him down a touch.
-I think I've fallen in love with it!
-What could you see this going for at auction?
Cheap is 40-60. Realistic, maybe 60-80.
At the top end, maybe 80-120. I'll tell you what, guys,
-we've got a stall there and there. I'll go and ask him.
-And then we'll make a decision.
The Force is with you.
So how are the girls getting on with the silver?
-How did you get on?
Not very well, I'm afraid.
I got an extra fiver off, so 115.
-And we managed to get an extra fiver off of the Chester piece.
-Using my head, not my heart, I think we go for the two-piece.
-Use Harriet's head!
-Go for the two-piece.
-Are you sure?
Off you go, then. I'm going to have a sit down because it's exhausted me.
Oh, he's such a sensitive soul. So the silver jug and bowl
completes the shopping for Jennifer and Harriet and it joins...
A domed top trunk for £70.
And Mark's favourite - the Clarice Cliff bowl for £45.
-BOTH: Come on, Mark!
-What's going on here?!
-Is he just resting all the time?
-We've had no help whatsoever!
-But you've had a lovely shop?
-How much did you spend overall?
-We spent £230.
-Have you got the £70? Which is your favourite piece?
I think I like the silver, the milk and sugar bowl.
-What about you, Harriet?
-Mine was the trunk.
It's a really nice piece, a lot of character and I hope it will sell well at auction.
-What about you, Mark? What's your favourite piece?
-I think I have to say the silver.
I like the quality. But the trunk, I think, will make the most profit.
-We've got a lot of predictions here. Anyway, here's your 70 smackers.
Have you got any idea? Usually you're hot on what you want.
-Well, I've already spent it. I've found it already.
Walking around from here to the loo. I can't say any more than that.
Is there a hint there? When you trot to the loo?
-Are we talking horsey here or lavatorial? Very interesting.
-I'm very confused now.
-That won't be the first time!
That is not true, girls! Toodle-oo! Good luck, Mark.
Now why don't we see how the Blues are getting on, eh?
So Mark is first on the lookout for a bonus buy. Has Jonathan bagged the elephant for less than £95?
-Beth, you know that fox doorknob?
-The guy can do it for £25 and we only have 4 or 5 minutes.
So we're thinking, are people more likely to spend 25 quid on foxy
-or 90 on a tiny elephant?
-I think he's quite a foxy character.
-£110 is what he wants.
-We can get that for 25.
Or you can get that for 25 - a Victorian shell cameo of a lady. It should be set in gold.
He wants 25 quid for it. If this was set in a gold mount as a brooch, you'd be talking 100-150.
-I say yes.
-It's a cheap spend. I'd much rather pay 25 than 110.
-I say that.
-Door knocker or cameo?
-Thanks very much.
-It will appeal to more people.
-Oh, my goodness.
That's lucky, cos time's up!
Here's Beth and Greg's complete line-up. Despite Greg's protests,
the kidney-shaped stool was theirs for £35.
The heavy metallers bought some fancy French scent bottles.
Poo! And Jonathan's £25 cameo completed the trio.
-So how much did you spend?
-So £145 of leftover lolly.
-Here it is.
-Now which is your favourite piece?
-Ooh, I think it might be the little cameo.
-OK, that little cameo.
-What about you, Greg?
-I think the perfume thingummy-jiggly was all right.
-The perfume stand?
-Didn't like my stool?
-Your stool? No, I didn't like it.
-I think it's rather nice.
-It'll bring the biggest profit.
£145. It's a masterful amount. Very good luck with that, Jonathan.
Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere incredibly intellectual.
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge was once famously described
as the greatest small museum in Europe.
if this is small, what on earth is big?!
There's so much to see. Where do I begin?
Well, how about something that's got a little bit of everything and also happens to be completely bonkers?
I guarantee you, we have never seen anything like this in all our years watching Bargain Hunt.
It's a completely and utterly unique and mad piece.
It's in the form, loosely, of some sort of medieval ewer,
but was created by that master craftsperson and architect of the 19th century,
He died, according to his death certificate, from a combination
of opiates and tobacco.
And looking at the way in which this thing has been put together,
the opiate bit of it is understandable. Burges travelled extensively as a young man
throughout Europe and the Middle East.
He absorbed more than anything else in his training as an architect all ancient objects
and this ewer encapsulates practically all of his interests.
It's made of silver, it was hallmarked in 1865,
but conceived by Burges in 1858.
The top of this ewer is hinged. If I press that little button, it opens like that.
So technically you could fill it full of wine, but the cover itself is really strange.
It looks as if it's got on it a piece of carved glass.
It's not glass. That's crystal.
And that was carved in China in the form of a Buddhistic lion.
So Burges has taken a piece of ancient Chinese art and introduced it as part of the design.
If you look at the spout, it looks like an ibex or antelope,
but look at the head - that's not the head of a deer. It's the head of a donkey
and it's got jammed in its mouth a cork attached to a chain.
The handle is similarly strange. A winged beast with an ivory head
that looks like the end of a walking stick that he's placed inside.
The body of the vessel is made up of polished Russian malachite
in a band running round the neck and the body itself is dark green blown glass.
Holding it all together are a series of straps,
which just ooze medievalism.
And then that metal provides a showcase for a number of other features
that clearly fascinated Burges.
The pink pieces are cameos.
Not ordinary Victorian cameos, but Roman cameos.
2,000-year-old pieces of decorative jewellery that he has introduced into the body of this vessel.
Similarly, in all these bosses they are centred by genuine Roman and Byzantine coins.
In short, Burges has had tremendous fun gathering together all his favourite little pieces
into this one magical piece.
And running around the bottom of the foot we've got some seriously strange engravings.
A hedgehog or porcupine, a frog,
a wee rat.
Mad, but wonderful.
Impractical, but incredibly beautiful.
Like I say... completely bonkers!
So will the bidders go bonkers for our lots at today's sale room?
Before we find out, let's chat to auctioneer Annabel Lewis at Bamfords in Derby.
Now, Annabel, first up Jennifer and Harriet went with this trunk. It's a pretty tatty thing.
It is. I can't see it making an awful lot of money.
It hasn't got many uses. Sometimes they make good toy boxes, but I can't see that.
-And would you want to put your nippers' toys...
-..in that tatty leather box?
The other thing I've noticed is that the domed top ones, unless they're 18th century,
-they don't help. You want a flat top to put magazines and coffee on.
-So on a couple of counts it doesn't work. Plus it's clapped out.
-I mean, terminally clapped out.
-Anyway, that's dissed that one. What's it worth?
-A generous 40-60.
-That means, in auctioneer's speak, even lady auctioneers,
-20-40 on a bad day.
-It does, yes.
-You might struggle for £10.
-They paid £70.
-That is a whopper, isn't it? Right...
-Next they've gone for something traditional. Clarice Cliff.
-I'm not quite sure what you'd put in that. Maybe fruit. Not flowers.
-No, it's just a table bowl, really.
-Bung it full of tangerines at Christmas.
-Just fairly standard.
-Everybody knows the name Clarice, so should sell.
-OK, they paid 45. At least they're in the frame.
Then we've got two rather sad pieces of silver here. Left over from a four or five piece service.
-How do you rate that?
Very standard. £60-£100 for the scrap, really.
-The value of metals has gone up incredibly, hasn't it?
Very sad. It's the knacker's yard for you. Anyway, there it is.
-They paid £115. They might just get there.
-You don't look terribly confident!
-I think that's the top end.
I don't think they'll get £115. Probably just about the 100. Ish.
OK, particularly on the basis of this trunk, it's disappointing,
so they'll need their Bonus Buy. Let's look at it.
Now Jennifer and Harriet, two good girls, spent £230,
which is magnificent. And you gave Mark Stacey £70.
-What did he blow it on?
-Lots of goodies for ladies. There's three items.
I'll hand you the bracelet first, which is Tiffany silver.
Then there's a little Gucci key ring holder in silver
and I'll hold this - a Tiffany silver ingot pendant.
-Oh, my God!
-You like that.
-And I paid a full £70.
-Can we keep them?
-Harriet's face lit up!
This is just a joy. Try it on. See whether it fits first.
-I thought you'd rather like this.
-It's too big. You can have it.
-It'll fit you better.
-And that just fits perfectly.
The names sell these things. In a general sale, hopefully they'll get a bit carried away
-but I can't promise it.
-Is that what you would go out and buy?
-Do you like that sort of thing?
-Yes, I've got some Tiffany jewellery and I'm always after Gucci.
-How much would you pay for Tiffany?
-More than £70.
Would you, would you? It could be that you've done a blinder.
Anyway, you've got two very smiley girls who are happy. Don't pick now. You pick later,
after the sale of the first three items. But let's find out whether our lady auctioneer today
likes the jewellery or not.
-Look at that. That's handsome, isn't it?
-A little group of modern lady's jewellery.
-It could be a bloke, I suppose.
That's unisex, that little tag.
-All made of solid silver and quite heavy.
-They are. All good makes.
Tiffany and Gucci. Nice and plain.
I expect they would have cost a fortune new from the shop,
but what happens in the after-sale market with jewellery like this?
You tend to get 1/10th to 1/20th of the retail price.
An awful lot of things go into the price ticket.
-I'd put £30-£50 on these three pieces.
-Oh, dear. Mark's just paid £70 on the three.
-He thinks he got a steal.
-Fingers crossed. You never know.
Right. We'll separate this lot. That lot come over here.
Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now the Blues.
Jonathan Pratt went very strongly for the modern, kidney-shaped dressing stool.
Why, I ask myself? How do you rate it?
-It's a 1920s, walnut, kidney-shaped dressing stool. That's all I can say.
-It came out of a big suite.
-There would be a wardrobe, dressing table and all that rubbish.
-The suite would have been OK,
-but a single stool on its own will struggle to sell.
-What have you put?
You wouldn't normally select that for sale as a single lot.
No, we'd normally hope to have a few other things.
-I'm afraid Jonathan paid £35.
-A little bit much.
-A little bit much. Right, OK.
Next is this scent bottle holder, which, if we hone in on the condition of this, is disappointing.
Yes, it's very disappointing. It's got broken bottles.
-Bald means all the plush has rubbed off.
-So not a lot going for it.
-No, I've got the message there.
-How much have you put on it?
-Was that optimistic?
-Oh, lordy! They paid 95.
-So that's not so good, is it?
-I wouldn't want that sitting on my dressing table.
-Moving on, the last item is the cameo.
-OK. Positive things - it's not badly carved.
Negative things - it's not on gold, it has no pin, it's very sad looking and out of fashion.
-I think the negatives outweigh the positives by about 75%.
-OK, what's the estimate on that?
-£25 was paid. So it's in the middle. They might get away with it.
-But overall it ain't looking healthy!
-In which case, they'll need their Bonus Buy.
-B and G...
-Beth and Greg.
You spent £155 and you gave JP £145 of leftover lolly. Jonathan, what did you do with it?
-There we go. Have a little chick. Take a little chick.
I spent it on a pair of German silver - in inverted commas.
They are 800 standard silver. Little menu holders,
modelled as wrens. I like them. They're a novelty item you can display on the dining table.
-I like the open mouths.
-They have a bottom you can put things up.
-How much did you spend on them?
Well... I spent a lot of the budget.
-I spent on them £120.
-That's quite hefty.
-Yes, but they are nice objects.
-I'm not too convinced.
-Do you like them?
-I think they're amazing.
-You are fond of birds.
I certainly am, but 120 is a big chunk of money.
We'll see how we do. You never know.
-Anyway, you like them?
-We don't want you to decide now.
Decide after the sale of your first three items. For the viewers at home, let's find out
what the auctioneer thinks about Jonathan's little birds.
-So, Annabel, think they're sweet little wrens?
-Nice little name holders.
-Would normally be a set of six at least, I'd have thought. German silver.
-And not very old?
No, not a great deal of age.
But charming to have on your table.
-What's your estimate?
-Jonathan paid £120 for these.
-We'll hope they come in to roost.
-Are you taking the sale?
-I am, yes.
-So, Harriet, how excited are you on a scale of 1 to 10?
-We've been nervously waiting!
-What about you, Jennifer, darling?
You're 11? What's your prediction? How do you think you'll do?
Around the auction room there are picture frames of auctions that sold for about £4,000.
-So we're thinking maybe £5,000.
-That's your profit prediction?! What are you on, girl?
-We're optimistic. Eternally.
-First up is your leather trunk.
Victorian, leather-bound, domed-top trunk.
£30, please, for it. 30.
£30 for the trunk. Got to be worth £30. Useful trunk.
Anybody wants it? Got to be worth £30.
On the front?
20 there. 20 is bid, thank you. 22? 22 at the back.
30? At £28 right at the back.
-At 28, are you all done?
-28 is two shy of 30.
That's minus £42.
Oh, dear, girls.
Clarice Cliff chestnut pattern salad bowl. Nice little bowl.
£30 is bid. On commissions.
And 2. 32 for the Clarice Cliff.
32. 32. 35. 38?
38, surely. 38? 38.
40? At £38 against the commission.
Are you all done at £38?
£38, I'm sorry, is minus £7 there. We're up to 49.
George V boat-shaped milk jug and sugar basin. London, 1917.
And £60 is bid. 60. 5. 70. 5.
80. 5. 90.
5. 100. And 10?
110 for you. 110, surely? At £100.
110, is it? At £100, on commission.
Are you all done?
£100. That's minus £15.
42, 52, 57, 64.
-What about the Bonus Buy? Going to go with it?
-Definitely? Going to back your man?
Yes. OK, go with the Bonus Buy.
-Brilliant. Here it comes.
-Starts on commission. 30. And 5?
35 for you. 35? 35. 40.
5. 45 at the back. 45.
At £40. 5 is it? 5.
50. And 5 for you. 55, right at the back of the room.
At £55, are you all done? At 55. Anybody else?
Wow. £55 is minus £15.
64, 74...minus £79. Now that could be a winning score, girls.
-It could be.
-It's not too bad.
Really, it's not too bad. Just don't tell the Blues a thing. Keep mum.
-OK, BGs, how are we doing?
-Do you know how the Reds got on?
-They seemed pretty happy.
Anyway, first lot up is the stool.
Queen Anne, walnut, kidney-shaped stool. £15 for it, please.
-15 for the stool.
-It's got to be worth £15.
15 is bid. 18. 20 for you.
20, yes? 20. And 2? 22?
Surely. Are you certain? 22. 25?
At £22, then. At £22 for the stool.
£22...is minus £13.
Well, like I say, disappointing. Now stand by for the scent bottle. Here we go.
There is a bid on this one. Start me at £50. And 5? 5 in the room anywhere?
At £50. Two bids here.
At 50, we'll take it. At £50, on commission.
50. Very swiftly, that. It's minus £45.
Victorian oval shell cameo. £20, please, for it.
20 for the shell cameo. £20? Got to be worth £20.
-Nice little cameo for 20. Anybody want it for £20?
At 20. 20 is bid.
2, is it? 22 anywhere?
At £20, then. Maiden bid. Are you all done at 20?
-£20 is minus £5, which means you are minus 63 smackers.
Not necessarily. You could be ahead at minus 63.
It will all rest on Jonathan's placeholders.
What we've got to do here is decide. Jonathan won't mind
if you jettison the placecard-holding jobbies
at £120. On the other hand, you might like to go with his little wrens and see what happens.
-I want to go with it, yeah.
-Are you serious?! Why?
-Having seen how they went for my cameo!
-Do you want to win or not? Are you going with it?
-All right. They're going with it.
A pair of silver German novelty placeholders. Nice little wrens.
Got a couple of bids here. Starting at £45.
45 and 50? 50 is it?
50 for them?
-How much did I pay?
60 for you? At £55.
60 anywhere? At £55. Are you all done?
At £55. Surely worth a bit more. At 55, then.
-That's minus 65.
-The bell tolling...
-To add to the minus 63.
It's now 128.
-That's a nice number.
-It wasn't the sale for them.
-It's a power of 2.
-A power of 2!
Yes, OK. Minus 128 is the tally, all right?
-I suggest you go out looking confident, too.
-And show the Reds.
Sadly, all great things have to come to an end.
We've had a superb programme.
As far as winners and losers are concerned, we only have runners-up. Have you guys been talking?
We have a complete turnaround here,
which has turned on the basis of the Bonus Buy.
Because one team was winning by only £1 at one point,
until they decided to go with the Bonus Buy and made a smacking great loss of £65
to add to their other losses and so the Blues are down, I'm afraid.
Oh, we lost. Never mind.
As a result, you are minus £128. We're not going to dwell on that,
-but turn to the victors today. You lot are very lucky to be winning today!
All skill. We had a few disappointments but you have won with minus £79.
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting!
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Experts Mark Stacey and Jonathon Pratt lead two young teams into a Bargain Hunting battle in the grounds of Kedleston Hall.
Tim Wonnacott reveals one of the many treasures at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.