Wednesday 17th April and
Thursday 18th April 9am to 5pm
Private viewing by appointment

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An Oriental Collection from the Estate of Phillip Allen

Friday 19th April
Commencing at 10:30am

W&H Peacock are pleased to be offering for sale an oriental collection from the Estate of Phillip Allen.

Phillip Allen was a regular face around W&H Peacock for many years, rarely missing a ‘Robert Room’ Antiques Sale and often popping into the weekly auctions. Many regulars at Peacocks will remember Phillip as an interesting and friendly character who really ‘knew his stuff’. As well as being a council member of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Phillip also catalogued the Sir Victor Sassoon ivories collection and was instrumental in organising their bequest to the British Museum.
Recently a Chinese Zitan treasure chest belonging to Phillip sold for £125,000.



Please read the following information carefully before bidding.


Bedford Auction Centre, Eastcotts Park, Wallis Way, Bedford, MK42 0PE

Wednesday 17th April and Thursday 18th April 9am to 5pm
Private viewing by appointment

One important difference between an auction and a retail shop is that all goods are sold as seen. Lots could have faults or missing parts so it is very important that you carefully inspect items you are interested in buying before the sale takes place. There are no guarantees given when buying at auction. The absence of a condition report does not constitute a guarantee.

A buyers’ premium at 17.5% plus VAT, will be added to the bid price of each lot.
Lots purchased online will in addition attract a 5% plus VAT fee.

We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale.

Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.

On sale day until 5pm and on the following Saturday, Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5pm.

Should you require items packed and posted please contact the Peacock Post team from Monday to Wednesday on 01234 608908 or shipping@peacockauction.co.uk

Attention is drawn to the Auctioneers Conditions of Sale in this catalogue and posted on the premises.

In particular it is emphasised that all accounts must be settled on the day of sale. Sale currency is GBP.

The following payment methods are accepted:
• Cash
• Debit card (in person)
• Direct bank transfer

We do not accept payments by credit card or any card payments over the telephone.

Bank transfer details are as follows:
Bank Name: Metro Bank Plc
Account Name: W&H Peacock
Sort code: 23-05-80
Account #: 29033862
Please quote both the auction number and your invoice number as reference. Failure to do so may delay goods being released. Please be aware that clients making international transfers will be liable for any bank imposed charges.

In completing the online bidder registration and providing your payment card details you:

(i) confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to the auctioneer and have sufficient funds available to complete the transaction.

(ii) agree to abide by the auctioneer’s conditions of sale and special terms and conditions as stated in these particulars and on the online bidding platform.

(iii) agree to make payment via the methods and timescales stated above at the completion of the auction and authorise the auctioneer that on failing to do so the credit/debit card given may be charged in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased.

W&H Peacock
Bedford Auction Centre
Eastcotts Park
Wallis Way
MK42 0PE
United Kingdom
Tel: 01234 266366

Wednesday 17th April and Thursday 18th April 9am to 5pm

For International buyers please contact for account details.

Collection details:
Location - Bedford Auction Centre, Eastcotts Park
Date/Time - Day of sale, Monday & Tuesday following sale 9am - 5pm


Mailing & postage:
For mailing enquiries please contact our in house posting and packing department Monday - Wednesday 9am - 5pm on 01234 608 908 or email shipping@peacockauction.co.uk

Courier Services:
For larger items we suggest making arrangements immediately after the sale with JenTel Packaging : sales enquiries@jentelpacking.co.uk https://www.jentelpacking.co.uk/ or Proovia : support@proovia.co.uk +44 121 314 9848 https://www.proovia.co.uk/

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