A SERIES of antiques evaluation events held in Pembrokeshire by a visiting team of auctioneers has raised more than £400 for the Paul Sartori Foundation.

Specialists from Halls in Shrewsbury, a leading fine art auction house, raised more than £400 for the Paul Sartori Foundation by holding two charity antiques valuations at Crug Glas Country House Hotel, St Davids on Thursday, October 26 and Crundale Village Hall on Friday, October 27.

A charge of £1 was made for each item valued by the specialists and all the proceeds went to the Paul Sartori Foundation, which provides Pembrokeshire’s only hospice at home service to people living in the later stages of a life-limiting illness.

Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley, silver and jewellery specialist, took in a silver punchbowl and four stone diamond and three stone sapphire and diamond rings each valued at up to £600, a diamond and ruby ring at up to £500 and a silver salver at up to £350.

Other items valued by Alexander Clement, Asian art, European ceramics and furniture specialist, included a carved Anglo India chair at up to £600 and an Indian brass lamp in the form of oxen pulling a cart at up to £300.

James Forster, pictures specialist, took in a marine scene by Arthur Wild valued at up to £1,200 and an interesting painting by an Israeli artist, which he is to research further.

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home service is available 365 days of the year and operates a 24/7 on-call service. Services are free of charge.

Sandra Dade, Paul Sartori Foundation manager, thanked both venues for hosting the events and said the charity hoped to repeat them next year.

Halls’ fine art department may be contacted on Tel: 01743 450700 for more information about their next planned visit to Pembrokeshire.