The Andrew Cottrell Collection

Over 400 stunningly decorative 19th century and later cake and jelly moulds.
TWO WEEK TIMED AUCTION opens Wednesday June 28th and closes Wednesday July 12th July.

Bellmans Winchester are pleased to announce the brilliantly eccentric and unique forthcoming timed auction of over 400 copper, tin and ceramic cake and jelly moulds - collected over a lifetime by the late Andrew Cottrell, fondly known in the trade as ‘Mr Copper’. 

Andrew was a much loved and larger-than-life antiques dealer, not only passionate about copper – but also passionate about the world of antiques in general. Having intended to write a book about his collection entitled Wibbly Wobbly, Bellmans and Andrew’s four sons have put together The WIBBLY WOBBLY Timed Auction in his honour, which will run from Wednesday June 28th to Wednesday July 12th 2017.  With over 400 fantastic and eccentric moulds for you to choose from, there really is something for everyone – from tennis playing ladies to leaping salmon to regal lions. The collection will be viewable online via our website and on Wednesday 28th June. Alternatively please do pick up a printed Wibbly Wobbly catalogue from either of our showrooms, or simply order one over the phone priced £5.

Finally, in celebration of the sale, Bellmans Winchester invite you to join the Cottrell Family, the Mayor and Mayoress of Winchester,  and renowned food historian Ivan Day for a Charitable SUMMER WIBBLY WOBBLY SOIREE Monday 3rd July 5.30-7.30pm: an evening of Drinks, Canapés, and Jelly Fun when the collection will be on view, and Ivan will deliver a 45 minute bespoke talk to bring these wonderful old moulds back to life, and help to explain why for centuries - no matter how old we are – the joy of jelly just keeps us coming back for more… 

Proceeds to Naomi House & Jacksplace, and The Mayor’s Charities.  
Tickets £5  Catalogue £5.  Limited space so booking is essential - please email or call Bellmans Winchester 01962 861789 by June 28th to secure your tickets.  

WATCH The Wobbliest Jelly In The Universe - made from an 18th Century mould designed to entertain!
(Courtesy of Ivan Day


Wobbliest Jellies In The Universe courtesy Ivan Day at from BELLMANS on Vimeo.