Antiques, family heirlooms, silverware and collectables are being dusted down for a special valuation day at the Red House Glass Cone.
A senior valuer from Bonhams Auctioneers will be at heritage attraction on Sunday 25 August from 11am to 3pm as part of this year’s International Festival of Glass.
The valuer will provide valuations on glass, ceramics, clocks, works of art, pictures and silver. It costs £2 per item or £5 for 3 items, with a maximum of 3 items per person. All proceeds go to the Red House Glass Cone to support its community activities.
Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration, said:
Bonhams is a highly respected auction house locally and we’re delighted to welcome them to the cone for the very first time as part of the International Festival of Glass.
"They are experts in ceramics, silverware, fine art, not just glass so we’re looking forward to seeing a fantastic range of items for valuation.”
No booking is necessary. The valuation day will take place in the upstairs gallery which has restricted access and is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users. The valuation day runs until 3pm
On the same day the venue is running two more events. Malcolm Andrews will be talking about his life as a glassblower, alongside afternoon tea incorporating wine or beer and accompanied by the Mercian String Quartet. The event runs from 2pm to 4.30pm, places cost £12 per.
Later that evening from 5 – 7pm, the cone itself becomes the topic of conversation with a talk by glass specialist Charles Hajdamach, accompanied by a pint, a glass of wine and some Black Country ‘Bostin Fittle’. Places cost £15 per person and tickets for both talks can be pre-booked on 01384 812750.