Saturday 8th April at 12 noon

 

ORDER OF SALE

Jewellery & Objects of Vertu

1 -  53

Silver & Plate

54 -  91

European Ceramics & Glass

92 - 127

Antiquities & Coins

128 - 156

Tribal Art

157 - 164

Oriental & Eastern Works of Art

165 - 196

Printed Books, Manuscripts, Photographs & Ephemera

197 - 246

Pictures, Prints & Maps

247 - 265

Collector's Items, Works of Art & Furniture

266 - 308

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JEWELLERY & OBJECTS OF VERTU

1

An antique pearl set gold mourning ring, inscribed, Mifs Mary Anne Armstrong died 10 June 1806 Aged 15, containing a later portrait miniature of a gentleman, and a Victorian gold, ruby and pearl cluster ring. (2)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £140

 

2

An antique silver, garnet and paste pendant with bow of pierced cruciform design, 2in. overall.

 

SOLD £300

 

3

A pair of antique garnet cloak pins; a paste garnet brooch; a carved coral pinchbeck brooch; and a necklace of graduated coral beads. (4)

 

SOLD £520

 

4

A pair of Georgian paste garnet silver and cut steel shoe buckles.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £320

 

5

A Victorian gold cabachon garnet brooch, the mount of circular moulded form with rope pattern border, ¾in. diameter; an antique gold mourning brooch of floral design set with turquoise and pearls, ½in. wide; and a pearl set gold mourning brooch, 1in. wide. (3)

 

SOLD £190

 

6

An antique tortoiseshell piquework brooch of circular moulded form, 1½in. diameter; a gold turquoise tie pin; and a Victorian gold propelling pencil with foliate mounts. (3)

 

SOLD £150

 

7

A Continental gold pendant of circular form decorated in coloured enamels, with a figure of the Virgin Mary within pierced flowerhead and leaf pattern borders, indistinctly marked, 1½in. diameter, in original green leather case inscribed, Wartski, Regent Street, London and Llandudno.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £700

 

8

A Renaissance style silver pendant, with a figure of an eagle displayed, set with garnets and half pearls, the reverse decorated with C-scrolls and flowers, indistinct Continental marks, 19th century, 2¼in. overall.

 

SOLD £230

 

9

A Victorian diamond and opal centrepiece from a tiara, mounted in silver and gold, now containing fifty-five Brazilian oblique and rose cut diamonds, and fifty-five cabachon opals, a considerable number of small diamonds have been removed, 2¾in. overall height, width 3½in.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,700

 

10

An Art Nouveau 9ct gold paste aquamarine pendant, with chain necklet, of openwork floral design, 1¾in. long.

 

SOLD £140

 

11

An antique diamond and garnet brooch, mounted in silver and gold, the large oval cabachon garnet enclosed within a garter of fifty-two rose-cut diamonds, 1¼in. wide.

See Illustration

 

 

SOLD £700

 

12

A Victorian 9ct carnelian hardstone cameo pendant, with chain necklet, portraying a classical bust of a young woman, 1¼in. long.

 

SOLD £340

 

13

An antique silver paste garnet brooch of pierced floral design with detachable pendant drop, 2½in. wide, 3in. long; and a pair of similar drop earrings, 2in. long. (2)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,950

 

14

A Victorian 18ct gold curb watch chain, 40gr.; together with a pair of rolled gold lorgnettes. (2)

 

SOLD £380

 

15

An antique  diamond and baroque pearl pendant, of pierced floral design, gold mounted, set with five large pearls and seventy-one faceted flat-backed rose diamonds, 17th - 18th century, 2¼in. overall height.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £2,450

 

16

A Victorian gold signet ring with bloodstone intaglio, inscribed in Arabic and dated 1873; a 9ct gold bloodstone and camelian swivel action fob seal; and a 15ct gold opal set kidney bean. (3)

 

SOLD £120

 

17

An antique heart-shaped ruby, opal and pearl pendant, with diamond and ruby suspension loop, 2in. overall height.

See Illustration

With an insurance valuation for £100.00 by Emanuel Snowman of Wartski, dated 12th October 1944.

 

SOLD £480

 

18

A Victorian 15ct gold three stone diamond brooch with filigre and floral decoration, 1½in. wide.

 

SOLD £70

 

19

A pair of 18ct yellow and white gold enamel cuff links decorated with the garter star, inscribed Honi Soit Mal Y Pense, 28gr., one enamel garter lacking.

 

SOLD £160

 

20

An antique carved coral bracelet formed as a coiled serpent, with forked tail, a fruiting branch in it's mouth.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £400

 

21

An antique carved coral necklace with box snap; a graduated row of coral beads; two turquoise matrix necklaces; and a necklace of graduated lapis lazuli beads. (5)

 

SOLD £100

 

22

A fine Victorian seed pearl necklace with pendant drop, on mother-of-pearl supports, with pearl set gold snap.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £700

 

23

An Edwardian 9ct gold amethyst, peridot and pearl pendant, with chain necklet, of pierced floral design, with loop and pendant drop, 2¼in. long, in original leather case.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £230

 

24

A 'Man in the Moon' micro-mosaic gold brooch, 1½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,300

 

25

An Edwardian gold brooch of pierced floral design set with half-pearls, 1in. diameter.

 

SOLD £130

 

26

A Victorian gold mounted pietra-dura brooch, depicting a spray of coloured flowers, the moulded oval frame decorated with applied scrolls and vines, 2in. x 1¾in.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £780

 

27

A lady's platinum single stone diamond ring, approximately ¾ carat.

 

SOLD £110

 

28

Kutchinsky, London; a lady's 9ct gold cigarette box decorated with an all over geometric design, hallmarked 1965, inscribed to the interior, 3¾in. x 2¾in. x ¼in., 110gr.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £380

 

29

An Edwardian gilt metal jewel box of shield-shaped outline, decorated with floral swags and ribbon ties, the cover inset with an oval portrait miniature on ivory of a lady, indistinctly signed, 5½in. x 4in. wide.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £140

 

30

A Victorian silver topped ruby glass scent bottle, hallmarked Birmingham 1895; a faceted cut glass scent flask with chain suspension, unmarked,; an Edwardian silver mounted button hook with teddy-bear handle, hallmarked Birmingham 1909; and a Russian silver needlecase decorated with floral bands, St. Petersburg mark, 84 zolotniks. (4)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £240

 

31

A Victorian double ended amberina cut glass scent bottle with plated mounts; a frosted blue opaline heart shaped scent bottle with gilt mounts and chain suspension; and an enamelled cranberry glass scent bottle decorated with birds and flowers, with gilding, gilt metal mounts with chain suspension. (3)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £76

 

32

A French gold mounted enamel vinaigrette, in the form of an egg, decorated with gold floral latticework on a translucent blue enamel guilloché ground, silver gilt interior, Paris marks, late 19th century, 1in. high, slight damage to cover.

See Illustration

A gift from Emanuel Snowman of Wartski to Lydia Craven.

 

SOLD £350

 

33

An early Victorian gold thimble, engraved with a band of flowers, carved rim, owner's initials AB, contained in an abalone shell and mother-of-pearl case.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £180

 

34

A carved hardstone figure of a chicken, probably carnelian, with silver set eyes, gemstones now lacking, unmarked, 1½in. high, slight chip to wattle.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £100

 

35

A miniature silver gilt carriage clock, with folding loop handle, raised on ball feet, circular white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, lever movement, hallmarked London 1913, 2in. high overall, 1in. wide.

 

SOLD £280

 

36

An Edwardian miniature, silver mounted ebonised mantel clock of architectural design, circular white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, hallmarked Sheffield 1908, 2¾in. high, 3in. wide.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £220

 

37

A Russian silver gilt and cloisonné enamel book cover, decorated in shades of blue, green and white, the front inset with a repoussé panel depicting the Annunciation, the back with a small figure of Christ, unmarked, late 19th  century, 4¼in. high, 7¾in. fully opened.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £220

 

38

A George III silver caddy spoon, with bright cut handle, Thos. Wallis, London 1807; a George IV fiddle pattern caddy spoon, London 1826; and a William IV caddy spoon, Glasgow 1833. (3)

 

SOLD £220

 

39

Three antique silver hunting buttons of octagonal form, each depicting a horse and rider within engraved wrigglework borders, unmarked, probably early 18th century, one much worn, ¾in. diameter.

 

SOLD £80

 

40

A Victorian silver vinaigrette of shaped rectangular form with engine turned and engraved floral decoration, pierced floral grille, by George Unite, Birmingham 1862, 1¼in. wide; and a Victorian silver barrel pepper pot hallmarked London 1874, 2in. high. (2)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £200

 

41

A Caucasian gilt bronze buckle set with coral, early 19th century, 8in. wide; and a carved mother-of-pearl and engraved silver coloured metal box decorated with flowers, unmarked, late 19th century, 4in. wide. (2)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £100

 

42

A silver gilt and enamel knife of Caucasian design with curved soapstone handle, the sheath with filigre panels decorated with painted enamel flowers set with sapphires and pearls, some stones now lacking, marked B.M. 800, probably Berthold Muller, Nuremburg, late 19th century, 11in. overall.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £150

 

43

A 19th century carved ivory desk seal, the handle in the form of a pair of clasped hands, 3in. high; two small desk seals in onyx and mother-of-pearl, both with hardstone intaglios, approximately 1¾in. high; and a Georgian carved ivory 'leg' penknife with iron blade, stamped Rogers, Cutlers, 2in. long. (4)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £160

 

44

An Arts and Crafts silver spoon, the cast handle enamelled in green and blue, triangular shaped hammered bowl, hallmarked London 1904, by William Hutton and Sons Ltd, 7in. long, 1¾oz.

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SOLD £220

 

45

A silver and tortoiseshell triple-cased verge watch with piquework and bright cut decoration, made for the Turkish market, the white enamel dial with Turkish numeral chapter, inscribed, Edward Prior, London, hallmarked 1864.

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SOLD £500

 

46

An antique silver pair case verge watch, with bull's eye glass and white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, the movement inscribed Montgomery, Dublin, No. 133, case unmarked.

 

SOLD £180

 

47

An antique pinchbeck verge watch, with Roman numeral white enamel dial, the movement inscribed George Purse, Strand, London, 9722.

 

SOLD £130

 

48

A Victorian silver verge watch, with bull's eye glass and Roman numeral white enamel dial, engine turned case, hallmarked Chester 1841; and a Swiss silver Hebdomas Patent' eight day lever pocket watch with coloured enamel dial and visible escapement. (2)

 

SOLD £120

 

49

A 19th century German porcelain pipe, painted with a portrait of Feldmarshal Graf Radetzky within a floral gilt reserve, the silvered metal cover formed as a military cap, unmarked, 4¾in. high overall.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £100

 

50

A 19th century German porcelain pipe, painted with a portrait of Beatice Cenci, after Raphael, pierced silvered metal cover, 5in. high overall.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £100

 

51

A Regency silver mounted tortoiseshell box of sarcophagus form, inscribed Needles; a Victorian tortoiseshell card case; and a silver and gold inlaid tortoiseshell piquework needle case. (3)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £250

 

52

A Victorian inlaid silver mother-of-pearl card case, decorated with floral engraving; and a similar card case. (2)

 

NOT SOLD

 

53

A lady's 19th century inlaid rosewood necessaire music box, in the form of a piano, the top opening to reveal a velvet lined and mirrored interior with a complement of silver mounted and cut glass fittings, incomplete, Paris marks, the frieze enclosing a draw containing a music box to play two tunes, raised on X-scroll end supports with turned stretcher, 11in. high, 12½in. wide.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £850

 

 

SILVER & PLATE

 

54

A George II silver waiter of circular form, with shell decorated scroll border raised on scroll feet, contemporary armorial, by Dorothy Mills, London 1753, the cast border additionally struck with maker’s touch, 7½in. diameter, 9¾oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £350

 

55

A George III silver waiter of shaped circular outline, with beaded floral rim and panelled border, raised on ball and claw feet, crested, by Robert Makepeace and Richard Carter, hallmarked London 1776, 7in. diameter, 9¾oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £260

 

56

A George III silver salver of circular form with gadrooned border, raised on scroll feet, contemporary armorial and crest, by John Carter, London 1767, 9¾in. diameter, 16¾oz.

The reverse with later inscription from the Chief Officers of the Great Western Railway to Sir James Milne, R.C.V.O., C.S.J., 4th May 1943.

 

SOLD £600

 

57

A pair of George III silver Onslow pattern ladles with shell bowls, by E. Lowe, London 1804, 3¼oz.

 

SOLD £200

 

58

A George III three piece silver tea set of octagonal oval form decorated with bands of floral engraving and reeding, with gadrooned borders, raised on ball feet, gilded interior, crested, by Stephen Adams, (probably junior), hallmarked London 1811, total weight 31½oz.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

59

A pair of George III silver tablespoons with later chased decoration, by WP Cunningham, Edinburgh 1817, 4½oz.

 

NOT SOLD

 

60

A set of six William IV silver fiddle pattern dessert spoons, by William Eley, London 1834, 9oz.

 

SOLD £120

 

61

An early Victorian silver pedestal christening mug with repoussé decoration, leaf scroll handle, inscribed, lip re-moulded for use as a cream jug, London 1839, 3¼in. high, 3¼oz.

 

SOLD £100

 

62

A pair of Victorian silver fish servers with pierced floral decoration, beaded handles, loaded, by Harrison Bros. and Hawson, Sheffield 1872, in original fitted leather case.

 

SOLD £150

 

63

A Victorian silver Old English pattern table service by George Angel, London, 1874-75, total weight 102oz., comprising: twelve tablespoons, 1874; twelve table forks, 1874; ten dessertspoons, 1874; twelve dessert forks, 1874; twelve teaspoons, 1875. (58)

 

SOLD £1,000

 

64

A pair of Victorian silver dwarf candlesticks of eighteenth century design, with spiral columns and floral sconces raised on square stepped gadrooned bases, London 1886, one nozzle Sheffield, 5¾in. high, loaded.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £240

 

65

A fine pair of Victorian silver candlesticks of Adam design, the square inverted tapering stems with circular sconces raised on square stepped bases, with ‘zig-zag’ and beadwork decoration, by Martin Hall and Co. of Sheffield, hallmarked London 1891, 11in. high, loaded.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,150

 

66

A Victorian silver christening mug of circular tapering form with loop handle, engraved with ferns, inscribed, by James Deakin and Sons, Sheffield, 1883, 3½in. high, 4oz.

 

SOLD £100

 

67

A set of twelve 19th century Continental apostle teaspoons, probably German, and a pair of similar sugar tongs, hallmarked London 1886, cased.

 

NOT SOLD

 

68

A Victorian silver toastrack of Regency design with shell pattern decoration, raised on winged paw feet, hallmarked London 1896, 8¼in. wide, 8oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £200

 

69

A Victorian matched set of six silver fish knives and forks with engraved blades and prongs, with King’s pattern handles, the knives hallmarked Sheffield 1888-1890, the forks Birmingham 1898, loaded.

 

SOLD £80

 

70

A pair of Victorian silver serving spoons, with shaped bowls, decorated with floral engraving, hallmarked London 1899, 4oz.; and a pair of silver 'Old English' pattern salad servers, crested, London 1926, 8½oz. (2)

 

SOLD £140

 

71

An Edwardian silver chamberstick and snuffer, of neo-classical design, with beaded edge and repoussé bell flower border, by James Dixon and Sons, Sheffield 1903, 4½in. diameter, 2¾in. high, 6¾oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £350

 

72

An Edwardian silver helmet shaped ewer raised on pedestal base, with bound split cane scroll handle, hallmarked Birmingham 1907, 9¼in. high, 7½oz.

 

NOT SOLD

 

73

A Victorian silver christening set, comprising a spoon, fork and serviette ring, engraved with ferns, hallmarked Sheffield 1891; an Edwardian silver card case decorated with floral engraving, Birmingham 1909; and an Edwardian silver mounted glass match striker, Birmingham 1908. (3)

 

SOLD £110

 

74

A Victorian repoussé silver and cut glass dressing table box decorated with cherubs and floral scrolls, hallmarked Birmingham 1899, 3¾in. diameter; and a three-piece silver cruit of circular waisted form with blue glass liners and mother-of-pearl spoons, Chester 1919. (2)

 

SOLD £80

 

75

A silver epergne of ‘Arts and Crafts’ design with four trumpet flower holders, raised on circular domed base, hallmarked Birmingham 1910, loaded.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

76

A pair of silver ‘Art Nouveau’ crocus pattern flower vases raised on circular bases, hallmarked Birmingham 1902, loaded, 6½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £240

 

77

An Edwardian silver box of quatrefoil design with scroll border, inset with a blue circular cameoware plaque, probably Wedgewood, hallmarked Chester 1904, 2¾in. diameter, 1¼in. high, total weight 3¼oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £190

 

78

A silver sweetmeat basket of circular lobed form pierced and decorated with floral swags, raised on scroll feet, hallmarked Birmingham, 1910, 5¼in. diameter, 2¼in. high, 4oz.; and a silver pedestal cream jug of fluted oval form, with reeded loop handle, hallmarked Birmingham 1910, 3¼in. high, 2oz. (2)

 

SOLD £150

 

79

An Art Nouveau repoussé silver picture frame of shaped rectangular outline decorated with floral designs, by G&C Ltd., Birmingham 1913, 6½in. x 4½in.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £100

 

80

A silver picture frame of rectangular moulded form, with cut corners, hallmarked Birmingham 1916, 11in. x 9in.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £160

 

81

A crocodile leather travelling case, with silk lined interior, containing a complement of leather, silver mounted and cut glass fittings, including a spirit flask, hallmarked London 1930, with velvet lined canvas cover, 18in. x 14in., 7½in. deep.

 

SOLD £400

 

82

Motor Cycling; a silver cigarette box with engine turned decoration, mounted with a badge of the Motor Cycling Club, founded 1901, inscribed London – Land’s End – 1934 – O.M. Dixon..CAR, hallmarked Birmingham 1933, 3½in square, 1¼in. high.

 

NOT SOLD

 

83

A Mappin and Webb silver fruit dish of shaped oval form, the rim formed as a fruiting vine, with pierced and chased floral border, raised on a shaped pedestal foot, hallmarked Sheffield 1938, 16½in. wide, 2½in. high, 35oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £350

 

84

A fine Mappin & Webb oval silver tea tray, with beaded and floral pendant border, leaf scroll handles, engraved with a band of flowers, initialled P, hallmarked Sheffield 1939, 27in. across handles, 121oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,200

 

85

An early 19th century German silver punch ladle with turned ebony handle, the bowl of oval form with gilded interior and repoussé border, marked 13, 13in. overall.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £90

 

86

A Russian silver tea glass holder of squat baluster form with fluted decoration, leaf capped scroll handle, St Petersburg mark, 84 zolotniks, overall height 3¾in., 6½oz.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £110

 

87

A pair of George III Matthew Boulton ‘Old Sheffield’ plate two branch candelabra, with flame finials, the detachable sconces, knopped stems and circular bases with gadrooned decoration, double sunburst mark to underside of branches and edge of bases, crested, 19in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,100

 

88

A pair of George III Morton’s Patent ‘Old Sheffield’ plate telescopic candlesticks, with fluted sconces and circular moulded bases with gadrooned decoration, 14in. high extended.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £310

 

89

A pair of early Victorian silver plated candlesticks of hexagonal baluster form with chased and embossed floral decoration, matching ‘Old Sheffield’ plate sconces, circa 1850, 10¾in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £150

 

90

An early Victorian silver plated three piece teaset of fluted oval form decorated with bright cut engraving, the teapot with carved ivory handle and finial, ‘Bell’ mark, probably Smith, Sissons and Co., circa 1850.

 

SOLD £180

 

91

A pair of Victorian silver plated two branch candelabra, with flame finials, the detachable sconces, knopped stems and moulded square bases decorated with C-scrolls and flowers, 20½in. high.

 

SOLD £600

 

 

EUROPEAN CERAMICS & GLASS

 

92

A Surrey Tudor-Green cup, of flaring form with pedestal base and upright circular rim, single vertical strap handle with well thumbed terminal, off-white fine body, mottled apple-green glaze, 16th century, 5¼in. diameter, 3in. high.

See Illustration

Cups of this form, without lobes, are considered to have been made for medical purposes to serve as 'bleeding-bowls'.

Rackam, B.: Medieval English Pottery, page 19.

 

SOLD £1,100

 

93

A 19th century Fremington slipware oval pottery dish, with incised decoration on a white and red ground, 12in. wide, 4in. deep.

 

NOT SOLD

 

94

A 19th century slipware pottery flask in the form of a boot, the buttons decorated in yellow slip, covered in a brown tortoiseshell glaze, inscribed, Sarah Bryden 1871, 6½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £130

 

95

A 19th century slipware puzzle jug of baluster form, with single loop handle, decorated in a cream slip under a brown glaze, inscribed, R. & W. Sumner, 6¾in. high.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

96

A Sunderland lustre marriage jug, inscribed, Robert and Elizabeth Foster 1835, above an imaginary coat of arms, with a tree as the crest, depicting carpenters tools, decorated in coloured enamels, the sides transfer printed alternatively with a verse and a view of the Iron bridge, with single loop handle, cracks to neck, spout chipped, 9in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £750

 

97

An early 19th century Staffordshire pottery 'satyr mask' jug, with scroll handle, decorated in coloured enamels on a canary yellow ground, 4½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £200

 

98

A pair of early 19th century brown saltglaze stoneware 'drug' or tobacconists's jars of baluster form with vestigial scroll handles, one sprigged with a figure of a woman taking snuff, the other of a man with a pipe, within vine and scroll borders, probably Kishere's factory, Mortlake, 8½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £170

 

99

Irish Home Rule; a 19th century rectangular terracotta plaque modelled in relief with a sculptor in a graveyard carving a tombstone, inscribed, In Memoriam Home Rule Bill Murdered In The House Of Lords, 8 Sept 1898, Resurgam, impressed A. George, 11in. x 9½in., damaged.

 

NOT SOLD

 

100

A 19th century Prattware plate of shaped outline, decorated with a coloured transfer print of a river landscape with figures, the border with winged cherubs and vine leaves, highlighted with gilding, 9½in. diameter.

 

NOT SOLD

 

101

A 19th century Wedgewood blue cameoware biscuit barrel with silver plated mounts, the lid with turned ivory finial, 8½in. high overall.

 

NOT SOLD

 

102

A 19th century Minton majolica 'pannier' figure of a boy dressed in rural attire, decorated in coloured glazes, impressed Mintons, incised arrow cypher for 1874, 7¾in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £350

 

103

A 19th century Spode miniature jug and basin of octagonal form, transfer printed with Chinoiserie scenes and decorated in purple enamel with gilding, marked SPODE, in underglaze blue, impressed numerals, jug 1¾in. high, basin 2¼in. diameter.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

104

A 19th century Staffordshire pot lid, with a bust of Prince Albert, transfer printed in shades of blue, yellow and black, with gilding, inscribed Cosnell Bros. And Cos, Universal Cherry Toothpaste, for beautifying and preserving the teeth and gums, 3¼in diameter.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £120

 

105

A Martinware saltglaze stoneware pottery jug of baluster form with loop handle, decorated with sunflowers, the base incised 5-1-83, Martin, London and Southall, 8½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £560

 

106

A slipware pottery teapot decorated in yellow slip under a brown glaze, with rustic spout and reeded scroll handle, inscribed, Jane Ann Todd, Abbey Town 1889.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £120

 

107

A 19th century Bishop & Stonier 'Oriental Ivory' toilet set, comprising jug and basin, chamber pot, sponge dish, soap dish, toothbrush holder and slop bucket, decorated with peacocks and flowering plants in coloured enamels and gilding, with raised scrollwork borders, jug 11½in. high, basin 16½in diameter. (7)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £460

 

108

A late 19th century Staffordshire 'double' figure entitled Gin and Water, portraying a youthful male figure in rural attire, decorated in coloured enamels, 8¾in. high.

 

NOT SOLD

 

109

A Moorcroft 'Art Pottery' baluster vase, the shoulder incised with floral roundels, decorated with a flambé glaze, incised facsimile signature, 7½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £100

 

110

A pair of Poole pottery groups, each modelled as three apes, decorated in a grey-blue glaze on an off-white ground, impressed mark Carter Stabler Adams, Poole, England, 6in. wide, 7in. high. (2)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £250

 

111

A Poole pottery group, modelled as three apes, decorated in a streaky-turquoise glaze on a red terracotta ground, impressed mark Carter Stabler Adams, Poole, England, 6in. wide, 7in. high.

 

SOLD £190

 

112

A Beswick pottery water jug, modelled as a spritely ageing business executive, inscribed, A DOUBLE DIAMOND works wonders, 1517 in raised numerals, 8½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £220

 

113

A Beswick pottery figure, Beatrix Potter's 'Jemima Puddleduck', F. Warne & Co. Ltd., gold backstamp, 4¼in. high.

 

SOLD £80

 

114

A Beswick pottery figure, Beatrix Potter's 'Hunca Munca', F. Warne & Co. Ltd., gold backstamp, 2½in. high.

 

SOLD £80

 

115

A Beswick pottery figure, Beatrix Potter's 'Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle', F. Warne & Co. Ltd., gold backstamp, 3¼in. high.

 

SOLD £110

 

116

A Royal Doulton pottery figure of a penguin, the base inscribed Best Wishes, 4½in. high.

 

SOLD £100

 

117

An 19th century porcelain coffee cup and saucer, decorated in coloured enamels and gilding, with exotic birds and winged insects within shaped reserves on a blue-scale ground, fretted square seal mark in underglaze blue.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £130

 

118

A 19th century Continental porcelain toilet set, comprising jug and basin, chamber pot, sponge dish and soap dish, decorated with foliate designs in iron-red, cobalt-blue and gilding, Prague, F. & M. impressed in capitals, jug 11in. high, basin 15¾in. diameter. (5)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £150

 

119

A 19th century Staffordshire porcelain spill vase, modelled as two birds perched on a fence, the posts encrusted with flowers painted in coloured enamels on a frit ground, 7in. high, 8in. wide.

 

SOLD £30

 

120

A Belleek basket of flattened oval form encrusted with sunflowers and roses on a basket weave ground, rope twist loop handle, black printed mark, second period, 6in. wide.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £230

 

121

A Royal Worcester cabinet cup and saucer, painted with coloured flowers and gilding on a biscuit coloured ground, scroll handle, green printed mark, date code for 1901.

 

SOLD £160

 

122

A Royal Worcester porcelain vase painted with roses in coloured enamels, gilded rim and foot, green printed mark, date code for 1910, 7¾in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £300

 

123

A Royal Worcester porcelain lamp of circular moulded baluster form, the reticulated neck decorated with swags and ribbon ties, painted in coloured enamels with a view of a thatched cottage on a biscuit coloured ground enhanced with gilding, puce printed mark with Ripple in green, with date code for 1932, 10in. high, 9½in. diameter.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £700

 

124

A set of six Ansley porcelain tea cups and saucers decorated in claret and gold, with six matching silver gilt and enamel teaspoons, hallmarked Birmingham 1966, contained in a fitted Garrard's case.

 

SOLD £50

 

125

A pair of Victorian cut glass decanters with stoppers of circular bulbous form, 11in. high, and a Georgian glass rummer engraved with a figure of a bird and flowers, monogrammed, 5in. high.

 

SOLD £60

 

126

A Victorian cranberry glass water jug of moulded baluster form with wide flaring neck and crimped rim, reeded loop handle, 10in. high.

 

SOLD £128

 

127

A Lalique clear and frosted glass figure of a cockerel, moulded mark in raised capitals to edge of base, the underside wheel cut LALIQUE FRANCE, 8in. high.

See Illustration

Purchased by the vendor in 1937.

 

SOLD £200

 

 

ANTIQUITIES & COINS

 

Antiquities

 

128

A Palaeolithic bear skull, with lower jaw, circa 100,000 - 50,000 B.C., probably of European origin, 10in. high, 21in. overall length.

See Illustration

URSUS SPELAEUS; contemporary with caveman, became extinct in the Palaeolithic Age.

 

SOLD £1,400

 

129

Two Mousterian Palaeolithic flint cordate handaxes, of similar form, mottled blue-grey, circa 50,000 B.C., 4in. and 4½in. long.

 

SOLD £100

 

130

A miscellaneous collection of antiquities, including Palaeolithic and Neolithic flint and stone implements, stone and pottery weights, fossilized teeth and bones, sling stones e.t.c., provenance's include; Carthage, Athens, Petra, Dendara, Hermanus Cave South Africa, and Maiden Castle in Dorset. (a qnty.)

 

SOLD £120

 

131

Palaeolithic flint implements including a pick from Ditchley Beacon, South Downs, Sussex; and three small hand axes from Cromer. (7)

 

SOLD £100

 

 

Four Irish Neolithic Flint Arrowheads

Formerly in the collection of the Rev. G.R. Buick L.L.D. of Cullybackey and illustrated in 'The Journal of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland', March 1895.

132

Two arrowheads, triangular, indented, with the indentation straight in outline, one with the inner corners of the barbs cut back, the other the barbs slightly rounded, 2in. and 1½in. long respectively.

See Illustration

Buick; figures 27 and 28.

Sold with the original Buick collection card, numbered 750.

 

SOLD £160

 

133

Two arrowheads, triangular, stemmed and barbed, with the stem longer than the barbs, one unsymmetrical, both 2¾in. long.

See Illustration

Buick; figures 42A and 50.

Buick quotes on page 56 of his article, "Fig. 50 is a good example… I do not find that examples of this sort are at all abundant".

 

SOLD £270

 

 

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134

A Neolithic polished greenstone axe of symmetrical flaring form, with curved blade, 4¾in. overall; and two flint arrowheads, one leaf-shaped, the other tanged and barbed, both with points lacking, 3in. and 2in. long respectively, 3500 - 2500 B.C.. (3)

 

SOLD £180

 

135

A Neolithic polished stone axe from Birdlip, Gloucestershire; and a quantity of miscellaneous flint implements. (18)

 

SOLD £120

 

136

Neolithic and Bronze Age flint arrowheads from Gloucestershire; leaf-shaped, triangular, and tanged and barbed, mostly chipped and damaged. (16)

 

SOLD £200

 

137

An early Bronze Age flint group probably from a barrow, comprising a leaf-shaped spear head and three arrowheads, one with a circular notch, the other two tanged and barbed, circa 2300 - 1200 B.C., 3¾in., 2in. 1½in. and 1½in. respectively. (4)

See Illustration

Ex-Bance Collection (John William Bance, 1891-1955)

Sold with a copy of a letter from his daughter Barbara Ellen Whymark, dated 17th September 1955, stating " his flint collection was mainly amassed by him in areas around his place of birth, Beecham Wood Cottage, Upper Platt, Nr. Borough Green, Kent… unfortunately many of these areas are housing estates or motorways today.", confirming her sale of the collection, together with a photograph, which includes the group of artefacts offered for sale.

 

NOT SOLD

 

138

A group of three early Bronze Age flint spear heads, one leaf-shaped, broken and repaired; the other two tanged and barbed, 2300 - 1200 B.C., 3¾in., 2¾in. and 2¾in. respectively. (3)

 

SOLD £130

 

139

A late Bronze Age socketed celt with single lug for attachment, the blade curved and sharpened for use, green patination, circa 900 B.C., 5in. long.

See Illustration

Ref; Evans, J.; The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland, Fig. 120.

 

SOLD £130

 

140

Romano-British; an enamelled circular bronze plate brooch, umbonate type, with triangular red and yellow cells, 2nd century A.D., 1in. diameter.

See Illustration

Ref; Hattatt, R.; Ancient Brooches and Other Artefacts, Fig. 128.

 

SOLD £90

 

141

Saxon; a small Pagan period bronze long brooch with lozenge foot, incised dot and circle decoration, 2in. long; and a similarly decorated rectangular bronze brooch with incurving sides and engraved border, 1in. wide, both 6th century A.D.. (2)

See Illustration

Ref: Hattatt, R.; Fig 1679 for the long brooch.

 

SOLD £100

 

142

A Mesopotamian pottery bowl of mammiform outline, the inside decorated with stylized patterns resembling Hebrew text, in black on a cream ground, with central projection, circa 500 A.D., 7in. diameter, 2½in. deep.

See Illustration

Considered to have been used for magical purposes by Jewish people to trap devils.

Ref: 'The British Museum Guide to Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities', 1922, pages 191-194.

 

SOLD £150

 

143

A Byzantine silver cross, the flaring arms engraved with acrostic inscriptions terminating in roundels, loop for suspension, traces of gilding, probably 10th century A.D., 1¼in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £210

 

 

Coins

 

144

Greek, Corinth, (c 200-350 B.C.), AR stater., Pegasus flying, left, koppa below, "rev", head of Athena, left, wearing helmet over leather cap, victory right, near extremely fine.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

145

Celtic, Durotriges (58-45B.C.) billion stater (2), abstract type, head of Apollo right, "rev", disjointed horse left, one good fine, the other poor.

Van Arsdell, R.D.; Celtic Coinage of Britain, No. 1235-7

The Durotriges occupied all of Dorset and parts of Somerset and Wiltshire

 

SOLD £35

 

146

Atrebates, Epaticcus (35-43 A.D.) AR unit, bust right, EPATI in front of face, "rev", eagle facing, very fine.

Van Arsdell, No. 580-1

The Atrebates occupied the territory that is today Berkshire, Sussex and Hampshire.

 

SOLD £60

 

147

Iceni, Ecen symbol type (40-45 A.D.) AR unit, double crescent emblem, "rev", celticized horse right, about very fine; Queen Boudicca (61 A.D.) AR unit, Celticized head right, "rev", Celticized horse right, about fine. (2)

Van Arsdell, No. 750-758 and 790-794.

The Iceni occupied Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Cambridgeshire.

 

NOT SOLD

 

148

Roman, Julius Caesar (d. 44 B.C.), AR Denarius, head of Pietas or Venus right, wreathed with oak, ÇÈ behind , "rev", CAESAR below trophy of Gallic arms, axe surmounted by animal's head on right, near extremely fine.

See Illustration

Sear/Seaby; Roman Silver Coins, Vol. 1, page 108.

The reverse refers to the nine years struggle in Gaul which culminated in the capture of Vercingetorix, the chieftain of the Averni.

 

NOT SOLD

 

149

P. Clodius M.F. (42 B.C.). AR denarius, laurel head of Apollo right, lyre behind, "rev", Diana Lucifera standing facing, holding lighted torch in each hand, P. CLODIUS on right, M.F. on left, good very fine.

See Illustration

Sear/Seaby; Roman Silver Coins, Vol. 1, page 32, No. 15.

 

NOT SOLD

 

150

Sestertius; Trajan, Pius; As; Antoninus Pius, Trajan, Faustina senior, Faustina junior, fine or better. (6)

 

SOLD £160

 

151

As; Trajan, Antoninus Pius, Claudius, Nero; Dupondis; Hadrian, fine or better. (5)

 

NOT SOLD

 

152

Denari; Republican (1), Attoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius on reverse as Caesar, Marcus Antonius (Marc Antony) Leg VI, Commodus, Nerva, fine or better. (5)

 

SOLD £160

 

153

Plautilla (wife of Caracella, murdered A.D. 212), AR denarius (2); PLAVTILLA AVGUSTA, draped bust right, "rev", PIETUS AVGG, Pietus standing holding sceptre and child; PLAVTILLA AUGUSTAE, draped bust right, "rev", PROPAGO IMPERI, Caracella and Plautilla standing facing each other, clasping hands, both about good fine. (2)

B.M.C., 422, 429.

 

NOT SOLD

 

154

Anglo Saxon, Cnut (1016-1035), short cross penny, moneyer Wynsige London, PYNSIGEONLYN, extremely fine.

 

Grueber, H., Keary, C.; English Coins in the British Museum, ANGLO SAXON, type XVI.

 

SOLD £105

 

155

Philip and Mary (1554-1558) groat, crowned bust of Mary, very fine, slight crease

Seaby; No. 2508.

 

NOT SOLD

 

156

Charles I, (1625-1649), sixpence, Nicholas Briot's second milled issue (1638-1639), about very fine.

Seaby; No. 2860.

 

SOLD £60

 

 

TRIBAL ART

 

Oceania

 

157

An Austral Islands paddle, with elongated diamond shaped blade and squared shaft carved with panels of varying geometric design, circular carved butt, untouched dry patina, minor loss to point, first half of the 19th century, 61in. long.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £280

 

158

A Samoan club, fa'alaufa'i, with deeply notched serrated blade, flared grip, dark glossy patina, first half of the 19th century, 27in. long.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £140

 

159

A fine Papuan Gulf ancestral board, carved in high relief with stylized masks decorated in coloured pigments, zoomorphic terminals, untouched dry patina, Melanesia, 19th century, 45in. overall.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £750

 

160

A Sepik River wood drum, of waisted cylindrical form, carved with pairs of hands and panels of stylized figures, zoomorphic grip, snakeskin covered sound box, dark dry patina, Melanesia, 19th century, 26½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £250

 

161

A New Guinea sword club, the blade finely carved with a stylized face and panels of scrolls heightened in lime, shaped grip with carved terminal, dark glossy patina, Melanesia, mid-19th century, 24½in. long.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

162

Two Australian Aborigine boomerangs, of traditional form, one with incised bands of notched decoration, the other plain with nipple terminals, untouched dry patination, 19th century, 23½in. and 21½in. long respectively.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

 

Africa

 

163

A fine carved wood spear, the chiselled leaf-shaped iron blade with medial ridge, the shaft decorated with a band of stylized human faces, interlaced pointed terminal, fine glossy patina, Ivory Coast, possibly Baoule, 19th century, 71in. long.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £270

 

164

Native prophylaxis against sickness; fetterlocks, trinkling bells, fetish beads, and anklet, identified and mounted for display on paper, the first two stated to have been purchased in Oda Market, the beads apparently taken from the anklet of a boy with an acute cardiac condition, together with three other anklets and a pair of boar's tusks. (9)

 

NOT SOLD

 

 

ORIENTAL & EASTERN WORKS OF ART

 

Japanese

 

165

Netsuke, ivory, a half naked man trying to lift a heavy block, a rat on his shoulder, signed Tomo-masa, 1¼in. high

See Illustration

Wearing his hair in 'Mage-style' suggests he is from the lower class of society, the rat a symbol of poverty.

 

SOLD £350

 

166

Netsuke, ivory, an elderly man wearing long robes, carrying an openwork cage on his back, unsigned, 1¼in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £160

 

167

Netsuke, ivory, an elderly seated male figure playing a flute, unsigned, 1½in. high; and another, of two rotting fruit on a leaf, unsigned, 1¾in. high. (2)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £155

 

168

An export ivory box, carved as a lotus flower, each half of similar form displaying a stylized character in Tibetan or Manchu script, the interiors carved with Buddhist deities in high relief, one holding a sword and scroll, seated on a tiger, the other holding the stem of a lotus flower seated on elephant, inlaid oval red seal with two characters in script, 2½in. diameter, 1in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £200

 

169

An ivory card case of rectangular form, decorated in gold 'nashiji' lacquer with a circular panel of flowering shrubs and with winged insects, the reverse carved, with birds and flowers in a river landscape, approximately 4in. x 2¼in.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £320

 

170

An ivory paper knife carved with figures of monkeys and butterflies, 14¼in. long, 1½in. wide.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £110

 

171

Fukurokuju, a carved bone cane handle modelled as the mythical deity, with elongated head and long beard, signed Masayuki, 4½in. high.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

172

A carved bone figure of a bird with inset mother-of-pearl eyes, standing with her four chicks within a network of entwined branches, one small figure apparently lacking, 6¼in. long, 1in. high.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

173

An extremely fine five-case gold lacquer inro, decorated in gold 'nashiji' lacquer and gold and silver 'hiramaki-e' and 'takamaki-e' on a fundame ground, showing a river landscape containing a temple and figures, the reverse with a similar view showing Mount Fuji, raised 6-character mark in script, The Scenery of the Fall (Autumn), the artist's signature reading Fuseigo or Fusei-dai, 3½in. high, 1¾in. wide; with pierced red ivory 'ojime' and ivory netsuke of a man wearing a distorted male mask, probably a Hyottoko, 1½in. high, unsigned.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

174

A tortoiseshell gold lacquer dish with lobed border decorated with a figure of an eagle, 5¾in. diameter; a circular hardwood inro inlaid with green stained ivory and mother-of-pearl flowers, 1¾in. diameter; an ivory toggle or netsuke, pierced and carved with flowering plants, 1½in. square; and a menuki with Buddhist emblems mounted on an ivory plaque for use as a key ring. (4)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £220

 

175

Komai; a fine inlaid iron baluster vase and cover of octagonal lobed form decorated in silver and gold, with raised roundels containing landscapes and encircled with lappets, shaped lower border of flowers with key pattern rim, all on a banded diaper ground, raised nine-character seal mark within a rectangular outline positioned centrally on the underside of the base, in silver, Nihon Koko Kyoto ju Komai Sei, 8in. high, 6in. diameter.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £9,100

 

176

A bronze censer modelled as a flowering lotus plant raised on leafy stem, the pierced domed cover with lion dog finial, 19th century, 6¼in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £150

 

177

A lacquer boy doll, the head with moulded features, inset glass eyes and black hair wig, wearing original clothes, the paper chemise inscribed Hana, probably the name of the model, late 19th century, 18in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £150

 

178

A pair of Imari porcelain plates of circular form with shaped rim, painted in traditional palette with a view of Mount Fuji in coloured enamels and gilding, the reverse decorated with precious objects, 19th century, 8¾in. diameter.

 

NOT SOLD

 

179

A miscellaneous assortment of prints, picture books and paintings including four prints of birds and carp, attributed to 'Yenya Yoshiakira'. (qnty.)

 

NOT SOLD

 

 

Chinese

180

A lac burgauté bowl, decorated with a landscape containing figures in vivid shades of mother-of-pearl, silver lining, raised on silver covered circular foot, 18th century, 3½in. diameter, 2in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £360

 

181

A scroll painting of three figures standing in a walled garden, inscribed and sealed, probably 17th-18th century, extensively holed and repaired, remounted in the 19th century on lilac silk brocade, 56½in. x 15½in.

 

SOLD £100

 

182

An album, containing twelve paintings of exotic birds, watercolours on pith paper, early 19th century, each 6½in. x 9½in., covered in rose-red silk brocade.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

183

Ink rubbings on paper taken from the Forest of Stone, Sianfu, circa 1920. (26)

Collected by the late Col. Alexander Phelps Hodges, M.C., T.D., while serving with the British Military Mission in Peking.

 

SOLD £190

 

184

A pair of pottery figures of guardians raised on octagonal plinths, glazed in aubergine and blue, the detachable heads unglazed, 15½in. high; a smaller pair of figures decorated in a dark green glaze, 8in. high; a pottery figure of a recumbent dog, 4¼in. wide; and a terracotta figure of a kneeling ram, 3in. long, Ming Dynasty and earlier, variously damaged and repaired. (4)

 

SOLD £180

 

185

A pottery censer of compressed circular baluster form decorated in a brown tortoiseshell glaze, with vestigial zoomorphic handles raised on tripod feet, 18th-19th century, 3in. high, 5½in. across handles.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £150

 

186

A blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin flanked by acolytes, damaged and with one acolyte missing, 14½in. high; and a 'clobbered' baluster vase decorated in coloured enamels and gilding, neck cracked, 10in. high, both 18th century. (2)

 

SOLD £70

 

187

A famille rose porcelain bowl decorated in coloured enamels and gilding with panels containing figures, Qianlong, 8in. diameter, 3½in. high.

 

SOLD £65

 

188

A blue and white export porcelain sauce tureen and stand with boar's head handles, decorated with flowers; and another similar tureen with associated stand, Qianlong, both 7½in. wide overall. (2)

 

SOLD £430

 

189

A blue and white porcelain funery bowl, the centre with an inscribed panel to a lady, Yao-Mu Li, within a dragon border, Yong Zheng reign mark but probably 19th century, unglazed beneath the foot rim, 8½in. diameter, 2¾in. high.

 

SOLD £50

 

190

A finely modelled porcelain figure of a parrot, perched on a rock, decorated in coloured enamels, early 19th century, 3½in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £45

 

191

Nine Cantonese famille rose plates, decorated in coloured enamels and gilding with scenes of figures engaged in courtly pursuits, within dragon borders containing birds and flowers, early 19th century, 9½in. diameter. (9)

 

SOLD £380

 

192

A Yi-Xing miniature redware teapot enamelled with butterflies and flowers, the base inscribed with a poem Only present in this mountain, signed Meng Ji, 2½in. high; and a similar teapot, inscribed Little poem signed, Yi Gang, 3¾in. high, 19th century. (2)

 

SOLD £130

 

 

Indian

 

193

An enamelled gold pendant of pierced floral design decorated with red flower heads on a green and white lattice ground, the reverse set with thirteen cabachon turquoise, late 18th - early 19th century, 1in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £190

 

194

An 18th century Chinese export porcelain dish of elongated octagonal form, made for the Indian market, with green enamel flower head border decorated with gilding, inscribed within a central cartouche in Persian script, His excellency, the eminent Prince of India, Qianlong, 16in. wide, 3in. deep; together with a  matching charger, 13in diameter, 2in. deep. (2)

See Illustration

 

SOLD £500

 

195

A trio of exceptional ivory boxes of shaped rectangular form, finely painted with scenes of figures and animals, enhanced with gilding, one showing figures seated in a courtyard, including a man with red hair; another women worshipping; the third, an elephant and attendants, the sides painted with bands of stylized flowerheads and leaves, 18th century, 3¼in. x 2¼in., 1½in. high. (3)

See Illustrations

1 , 2 , 3

 

SOLD £7,600

 

196

A miniature, watercolour on paper, showing a kneeling male figure, inscribed in Hindi, Prem Chand, first half of the 19th century, 5¼in. x 4in., framed and glazed.

See Illustration

Prem Chand is one of the most famous Indian writers of all time.

 

SOLD £100

 

 

PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, PHOTOGRAPHS

& EPHEMERA

 

197

[HUNTER, ALEXANDER].  Culina Famulatrix Medicinae: or, Receipts in Modern Cookery; with a Medical Commentary, by Ignotus, revised by A.Hunter. The fourth edition.  Engraved frontispiece. 8vo, old cloth covered boards; frontispiece partly detached, some foxing and browning. York: 1806.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £100

 

198

BUCKLEY, FRANCIS. A History of Old English Glass. 1 of 100 copies printed on hand-made paper, signed by the author.  60 plates. 4to, original cloth; binding rather rubbed. 1925  .

 

SOLD £60

 

199

BURNS, EDWARD.  The Coinage of Scotland illustrated from the Cabinet of James Coats Esq. of Ferguslie and other collections.  Three volumes. 88 plates. 4to, buckram with leather labels; very good in plain paper dust -wrappers. One of a limited edition of 500 copies.  Edinburgh: 1887.

 

SOLD £160

 

200

CONEY, JOHN. Engravings of Ancient Cathedrals, Hotels de Ville, and other Public Buildings of Celebrity in France, Holland, Germany, and Italy, drawn on the spot…… London: Moon, Boys, and Graves 1832.  Large folio, 32 etched plates (1 partly hand - coloured) contemporary quarter roan; binding worn & broken, some plates dusty & slightly creased on blank margins, a little light damp-marking to lower blank margins of a few plates, some foxing.

 

NOT SOLD

 

201

COGHLAN, FRANCIS.  The Iron Road Book and Railway Companion from London to Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool...Illustrated with Maps of the entire Line.  12 engraved maps, folding table. 12mo, original green ribbed cloth pictorially blocked in gilt.  1838.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

202

THORNBURY, WALTER.  Old and New London. Numerous illustrations.  6 volumes, 4to, contemporary cloth. c. 1875.

 

SOLD £60

 

203

HARDY, DUDLEY.  Stock Exchange Sayings in Black & White, compiled & ye illustrations suggested by W. Eden Hooper & outrageously carried out by Dudley Hardy, J.J.Proctor contributing.  Plates with tissue guards.  ‘Autograph Edition’ limited to 1000 copies signed by Hardy on title. 4to, original quarter vellum; binding soiled, backstrip lifting from lower board. c.1900.

 

NOT SOLD

 

204

WW1.  The papers of Lieut. (later Brig. Gen.) John Francis Purcell D.S.O. South African Infantry comprising various official communications, a typescript (4-pages) ‘Yypres—Menin Road Battle 20/9/17’, various training manuals, a few trench maps, correspondence,  & 3 military group photographs, mounted on card, 1 being a group taken at Umtala, another a group of officers of the 1st S.A.Infantry on board the S.S.Durban Castle, Sept.1915.  Together with a brief manuscript diary/notebook Nov.1917-July 1918;  a 22-page printed memorandum ‘Surrender of the Forces of the Protectorate of German South West Africa’1915; an illuminated testimonial from the mayor and people of Johannesburg  ‘ To the Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Men of the Rand Rifles’ July 1915, rolled within the original silk lined green leather scroll lettered in gilt  ‘Rand Rifles’.  Together with a bundle of picture postcards addressed to Major Purcell, Cape Mounted Rifles, at Umtala, Cape Colony, or Bulawayo, Rhodesia being views in South Africa, St Helena, & elsewhere; postally used.

 

SOLD £830

 

205

WILKIN FAMILY PAPERS comprising upwards of 200 A.L’s.S. addressed to Captain W.H.Wilkin, Sherwood Foresters , as a prisoner of war at Crefeld, Germany and elsewhere, together with his replies, 1915-1918, and a group of 40 press photographs taken at the front  & 5 photographs of Captain Wilkin himself in uniform.  Together with a bundle of letters from Oscar Wilkin, serving in  India c. 1905-1911, other family correspondence, 1880’s—1910, an album of family photographs, and an album of photographs taken during Oscar Wilkin’s training with the 4th Bn.the Devonshire Regiment at Honiton in 1904. Also included  are two velvet braided caps with tassels, one with armorial shield applied & lettered ‘CHFC 1888-9’. Together with 3 large stag/game books of the Wyvis Estate, Rosshire; these 3 however extensively damaged by fire.  All contained within two large tin deed boxes.

See Illustration

 

NOT SOLD

 

206

-  - - A group of autograph letters from Lieut.Walter Harold Wilkin, West African Frontier Force, written to a number of  family members from various locations in Northern Nigeria 1901-1908.  The series of letters written Jan. 1900 to April 1902 being descriptive of the British military operations in the suppression of the native peoples of Northern Nigeria ‘….of course one ought to hit a man every time at 30 yds but when you have been running some distance over rough ground it makes you rather unsteady.  I was using Webley’s man stopping bullets, but one does not want these fellows to put a poisened arrow into you, so I think it is quite justifiable to go on shooting until you are certain they are harmless…..brought along the gun carriage & burnt the village—a very simple job, you just light the first thatched roof with a match & then make torches of that & light the others…..’

 

NOT SOLD

 

207

- - - Wilkin family diaries, largely those of Oscar Wilkin and W.H.Wilkin, a few written up in plain notebooks but mostly entered in Letts’s, Powell’s,  Renshaw’s, or ‘The Boudoir’ & ‘Trails Indian’ diaries. 21 volumes in all, various years  between  1894 and 1913.

 

NOT SOLD

 

208

WW1.  The papers of  Captain J.M.Eaves comprising an album of original mounted photographs lettered ‘31st British Division AugustNovember 1918’; a retrospective manuscript account of his experiences at the front, under various headings, e.g.  ‘June 17 1916 Diary of a Battle’; a ’correspondence book’ containing reserved copies  commencing with ‘Special Reconnaissance of No Man’s Land, vacated by Enemy in March Retreat 1917’ , & other notebooks .  Together with various commissions, discharge papers etc. & a folio album containing regimental photographs, news cuttings, various official messages and signals, a situation map, various loosely inserted typescripts, etc.  Also present are 5 of his manuscript diaries for 1902, 1907-1909, 1912, & 1915 (including a period of residence in Canada) & his later diaries, in 5 volumes folio, for the years 1931– 1948.  Together with a 4to manuscript volume entitled ‘The Traditional League with which is incorporated the Ancient and Honourable Society for the Preservation of Varsity Privileges Refounded  MDCCCC’ of which Eaves was president, and various other ephemeral pieces and correspondence.

209

BARING-GOULD, S. [1834-1924, divine and author]  Three A.L’s.S. to Marny Eaves asking him to consult the baptism register of Lifton Church etc. 3-pages 8vo.   Lew Trenchard: 14th March 1914 & 4th & 12th October 1923.

 

SOLD £40

 

210

BEMROSE FAMILY PAPERS. An archive relating to William Bemrose (b.1792 ‘founder of the House of Bemrose’, publishers of Derby) and members of the family. The collection includes the manuscript memoirs of William Bemrose from birth to 1820 but written later. 123-pages 4to full crimson morocco lettered in gilt ‘Family Notes-Bemrose’;  3 folio leather bound volumes, 2 lettered in gilt  ‘Memorials of Henry Howe Bemrose Kt. And Charlotte Bemrose, Dame’  containing photographs of his funeral, news cuttings etc & the other lettered ‘Freedom of Derby 1910’ containing photographs & news cuttings. Together with a large folio volume relating to the mayoralty of Sir Henry Howe Bemrose, 1877/78, comprising invitations to dinners, balls, presentations, openings, a list of matches of the Derby Imperial Football Club, Railway Servants’ Orphanage notices,  posters & handbills for temperance evenings, demonstrations, lectures etc. Folio, contemporary half calf; binding worn & marked. The collection also includes two copies of H.H.Bemrose’s  ‘The House of Bemrose 1826-1926’, Derby: Bemrose Press 1926. 4to, original cloth-backed boards.  Together with a number of family diaries, commonplace books, a brief visitors book, and the manuscript journal of C.Annie Bemrose of a tour through Belgium and Holland in 1885. 64-pages small 4to, illustrated by the insertion of small photographs.

 

SOLD £300

 

211

A ROMANTIC CORRESPONDENCE. A collection of A.L’s.S  between Fred.C.Turner  Deputy Commissioner Raipur , Bilaspur & elsewhere, Central Provinces, India and his sweetheart (later wife) Miss Southey of London.  The collection comprising both sides of the correspondence, his letters to Miss Southey commencing ‘My dearest Sweetheart’ descriptive of his life in India, hers commencing ‘My dearest Fred’.  Upwards of 250 letters largely with postally used  envelopes, c.1895-1900. Together with 27 A.L’s.S from their son Blair whilst on active service in France during WW1 and photographs, negatives, etc.

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SOLD £800

 

212

AMERICA: a small group of ephemeral items comprising an autograph letter from A.Tulkeron at the Virginia Military Institute, 1832, describing a murder ‘...the knife cut his heart very near into two parts…’  and stating that  ‘Lexington will turn out to be the most corrupt and immoral place in Virginia’; a Civil War MS. Document, 1-page folio, written ‘In the field near Petersburg, VA.. July 4th 1864’ listing the ‘stores’ lost in the field by a wounded private during a charge against the enemy, signed by officers of the New Jersey Volunteers;  two documents, 1855, on paper, relating to the estate of the late George W. Morris, the first being a ‘Petition to sell slaves’ to clear debts of the estate . Listing the slaves by name, e.g. ‘Lydia aged about 21 years & her two children’, the other being a brief statement of monies received from the sale -  a total of $3107.00.  Together with 2 other minor ephemeral pieces.

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SOLD £350

 

213

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS: 3 very large 4to albums ( each 18 x 15 inches) containing c.300 original photographs ranging in size from quarter to full-plate.  The images comprising British views including scenes in Hereford, Edinburgh, a large number in the Chanel Islands , I.O.W., Cambridge etc. Together with European views in Norway, the Rhine, Heidelberg, Belgium, Switzerland & Holland.  The bindings rubbed & worn; joints cracked.  c. 1870’s or 1880’s.

 

SOLD £160

 

214

MILITARY: NORTH-WEST FRONTIER. An album of 95 original ‘snap-shot’ photographs slotted into captioned album leaves, comprising views in Razani, Marobi, Tauda China Camp, Ahmednagar, Valvad, etc. & include captioned portraits, ‘Bull Dog’ armoured vehicles on patrol, groups of Waziris, etc.  The photographs 2½ x 4 inches.  Together with a large photograph  (8½ x 11½ inches) showing officers grouped before a ‘Bull Dog’ armoured vehicle; the mount stamped ‘ R.Holmes N.W.F.P. India’ .  1926.

 

SOLD £80

 

215

NAVAL:  the personal photograph albums of Rear Admiral Edward Rymer containing, slotted-in, numerous photographs, some of a personal & domestic nature but many of naval interest including scenes on board H.M.S.Kent 1911, coaling at Honolulu and Yokohama, H.M.S.Quail at Montreal, H.M.Ss. Hibernia, Gladiator, & Caesar at Malta, several full-plate photographs of groups taken on board H.M.S. Curacoa, a group of photographs showing the buying of mules at Seville for the Boer War 1900.  Together with some South American subjects including a group ‘on the Oroya Railway, Lima, Peru’. Two volumes, oblong folio, c.1900 - 1920.

 

SOLD £100

 

216

PHOTOGRAPHS: Two large oblong folio albums, one containing , pasted - in or loose, numerous domestic photographs, interiors, portraits, pic-nics, holidays  etc. taken in those idyllic summers before WW1, the other containing photographs of a European holiday in 1914; this with typescript journal inserted. 1908-1914.

 

NOT SOLD

217

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM: a large album compiled by Edward Tickell Lang comprising family groups taken at ‘Westhill’ together with some very good quarter-plate images of London, especially a fine group of 11 of London bridges and 6 of railway stations. Other topographical images comprise views in Harrow, Bedford, St.Ives, Huntingdon, & Cambridge.  The photographs also include three large, 9 x 14 inches, Indian views being ‘Nalagurgh City’, ‘Nalagurgh Stone Quarries’, & ‘Rupar Railway Yard’.  97 photographs in all, mounted to the stout card leaves of a folio album; the album worn & broken and with spine crudely repaired.  The English topographical views dated  June-October 1877.

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NOT SOLD

218

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM containing 28 full-plate images of Goodwood House, Sussex,  both interior and exterior scenes,  and  various buildings on the estate, the gardens - some with figures - and the surrounding Sussex Downs. Together with 6 photographs of the cathederal and streets of Chichester.  The photographs mounted, 1 per page in a 4to album ; the diced  leather binding rubbed & cracked. c. 1860’s.

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NOT SOLD

219

JAPAN: An album of hand-tinted full-plate photographs, scenes in Tokyo, Yokohama, & Fujiyama  & a good full-plate un-tinted scene captioned on the mount ‘Tokyo—main st.’ . Together with a number of full-plate images  of Canada and a few English views at end, with, at front, a manuscript itinerary of the compilers journey  ‘Left Shanghai May 21 by Empress of Japan…’ etc. 4to, old half roan; binding very worn & broken.  1898.

 

SOLD £220

 

220

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.  A small group of 12 original photographs mounted to disbound album leaves, largely views of Government House but including ‘Perth Water’, ‘Governor’s Marine Residence, Rottnest Island’, ‘Perth from Catholic Cathedral’, ‘Perth from Mount Eliza’, & ‘St.George’s Terrace’. Each 6 x 8 inches, the card mounts rather chipped on edges;  together with 8 views of Government House, Melbourne by Foster & Martin.   All rather faded or foxed. C. 1880’s.  (20)

 

SOLD £70

 

221

CHINA: Twelve full-plate (10 x 8 inches) 19th Century photographs, slotted onto album leaves. The images, some numbered within the plate, captioned on the mount : ‘China - Barbers at Work’; ‘China - The Collar’; ‘Sedan Chairs & Coolies’; ‘Chinese Lady’s foot unbandaged’; ‘Tobacco & Opium smoking’; ‘Barrow-riding & conveyance of a live pig’; ‘at the Mandarin’s Court’; ‘Li-Hung-Chang at Home’; ‘China, Bridal Procession’; ‘Funeral Procession’; & ‘Chinese ladies on Barrow’.

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SOLD £1,400

 

222

PHOTOGRAPHS: a good album of 104 carte-de-visite photographs, various photographers, a number by Guggenheim, Oxford. 4to, embossed morocco. 1860’s. Together with another album of later, c.1870’s & 1880’s carte-de-visite photographs; worn & broken.

 

SOLD £80

 

223

CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPHS: four albums containing numerous carte-de-visite & cabinet portrait photographs; a large number by South African photographers.  One of the albums with attractive hand-painted floral upper cover, another with a musical box movement at end, and another with velvet fringed leaves. 1870’s & 1880’s.

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SOLD £180

 

224

19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS. A large collection of upwards of 450 cabinet portrait photographs; some rather faded or marked. Largely 1880’s.  Together with 24  cabinet sized topographical views  of Paris, Switzerland, etc.

 

SOLD £170

 

225

19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS.  A large collection of approx. 1000 carte-de-visite photographic portraits, seemingly largely provincial photographers, especially West Country, but examples by Maull & Co., Downey, Mayall, T & R Annan, Bourne & Shepherd, Disderi, & G.Le Grey noted. Some rather faded & marked. c.1860’s—1900.

 

SOLD £200

 

226

THEATRE: a small autograph album containing, pasted-in,  numerous cut signatures & inscriptions of the 1930’s including John Gielgud ( & with two signed picture postcards inserted), Beverley Nichols, Edward Owen ( & with A.L.S.), Seymour Hicks, Gertrude Lawrence, Jessica Tandy, etc. Together with two sporting signatures, those of Fred Perry & the cricketer Maurice Leyland, and 8 contemporary theatre programmes.

 

SOLD £90

 

227

THEATRE: a group of 24 signed picture postcards & signed photographs including Lillie Langtrey  by W & D Downey, Mrs Gertrude Elliott, Miss Gabrielle Ray, Miss Phylis Dare, Miss Gertie Millar, & Mr Forbes Robertson.

 

SOLD £160

 

228

THE BOY’S FRIEND. Nos. 863-916, 1917—1918, bound in one volume folio. Together with 144 separate issues, 1920—1922 and c.200 issues of ‘The Boy’s Realm of Sport and Adventure’ 1919—1923, folio, unbound, as issued.

 

SOLD £50

 

229

GALLIMAUFRY, a 4-page brochure advertising a lecture ‘Nearest the South Pole’ by Shackleton at the Royal Public Rooms, Exeter on Feb.15th 1910 (stained); an original photograph of Keir Hardie, 1892; a signed photograph of C.R.Morrison ‘The Gentleman Hobo’ 1923 (Morrison , the ‘Champion of Cooked Food’ & his challenger  Manning Wein of New York, the ‘Champion of Raw Food’ attempted to walk round the world being sustained by their chosen diet;  Wein  gave up in China whereas the lusty Morrison  continued  with vigour to Siam, across India by bicycle & thence walked the breadth of Europe); a pen & wash drawing captioned to the reverse ‘Drawn by General Hamilton, Major C.Briar on an elephant at Mysore, India, 1847’; a printed pamphlet, ‘Diary of a Journey from Belfast to the West, and a Visit to Achill’ by W.M’Ilwaine. Dublin:1850;  3 crest albums; letters from the front during WW1; an album of mounted regimental, naval, cricketing, & college ribbons, 1896; manuscript diary, 1886; &  deeds, handbills, billheads, etc. etc.

 

SOLD £130

 

230

18TH CENTURY DISSECTED PUZZLE: “The Traveller’s Companion or the Post Roads of England & Wales; with Distances in Measured Miles. By the Late John Rocque, Chorographer to the King”. London: for Robert Sayer, Map and Printseller at No. 53 Fleet Street. Publish’d as ye Act directs 1, Oct. [no year], c. 1780.  Mounted & dissected on wafer thin wood in 53 pieces which, when assembled, forms a shaped map of England and Wales; the greatest dimensions being 19 x 19¼ inches.  Lacking one small lug from one piece (the sea off the coast of Durham) otherwise complete & in excellent condition. The pieces contained in the original oak box with sliding lid bearing label; the reverse of the lid bearing engraved ‘key’ map.

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SOLD £1,700

 

231

ACTS OF PARLIAMENT:‘An Act for the better Regulation and Government of Seaman in the Merchants Service’  1729; ‘An Act for granting His Majesty certain additional Duties of Excise on Tea, Coffee, and Cocoa Nuts, Tobacco and Snuff, Pepper, Malt, and British Spirits…’1819. Together with upwards of 400 other Acts of Parliament , folio, disbound. c.1729—1820 .

 

NOT SOLD

 

232

PRINCE CHARLES & PRINCESS DIANA. Christmas card, signed, for 1985. Coloured mounted photograph of the royal couple with the young princes sitting astride a Shetland pony.  Charles has written and signed the subscription and Diana has added her signature.   Contained within the original envelope . The envelope soiled, the card however is very good.

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SOLD £650

 

233

FURRIERS BY APPOINTMENT to Queen Victoria, Edward VII, & George V.  Three silver medals presented to Edgar S. Crowe of the firm of Swears & Wells, furriers, by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, each with royal portrait to the obverse, surmounted by crown and with ribbon attached.  Together with letter on the headed paper of  the Mistress of the Robes Department, St.James’s Palace, 1897, regarding the Royal Warrant & another from Marlborough House also dated 1897.

 

SOLD £20

 

234

MASONIC:  An album lettered ‘Record of Summonses, etc. 1937’ containing  letters of congratulations, menus etc. relating to the installation of Frederick Walker as the Master of the Lodge of Probity, No.61, Halifax, and other menus for installation banquets, etc. oblong folio.  Together with 14 masonic certificates relating to Walker; 2 masonic medals in fitted cases, one in silver & enamels, the other gold & enamels, and his ceremonial sword.

 

SOLD £50

 

235

SCRAP ALBUMS: a quarto album containing numerous pasted-in greetings cards & news cuttings; a  folio album containing, pasted to ‘untearable’  cloth leaves, numerous scraps & attractive greetings cards. Both albums c. 1880’s. Together with another album containing news cuttings, and a collection of 24 chromolithographic illustrations mounted to gilt ruled blue card.

 

SOLD £170

 

236

TRADE BILL-HEADS. An accumulation of late 19th Century tradesmen’s bill-heads, a number being pictorial, largely West Country, including Chas.H.Brannam, Art Pottery, Barnstable (2) and Lander & Smith, Devon Art Pottery, Barnstable. Approx. 100 pieces together with some later bill-heads etc.

 

SOLD £70

 

237

HORRIBLE SUICIDE OF A YOUTH! Another Appalling Catastrophe at the Monument.  Broadside notice produced a few hours after the unfortunate youth, one Edward Daniel Hawes, had precipitated himself from the gallery of the monument. Large woodcut illustration of Hawes in mid-air. London: E.Lloyd  n.d., folded  & a little chipped on blank margin.

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SOLD £60

 

238

OPTICAL:  a ‘Fantascope’ by T.Bury comprising six circular hand-coloured pictorial discs, each 9] inches in diam., with apertures through which the figures appear animated when viewed in a mirror. The discs designed to be spun upon a handle which is here not present. The discs depict a gentleman on a hobby horse; a juggler; a dancing couple; a harridan beating her husband; a bell ringer; & a horse jumping through a hoop, with original front cover bearing a pictorial label, the reverse, instructions for using the Fantascope ‘Invented by Professor Plateau, of Brussels’. With a seventh disc produced by Thos. McLean entitled ‘Law & Equity’. Ackerman & Co. 1833.

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SOLD £750

 

239

STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS: approximately 220 photograph cards published by Underwood, Fine Art Publishing Co., Realistic Travels, Roes of Melbourne, and others, circa 1890-1920, including Colombo, Port Said, Suez, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia, U.S.A., Canada and Europe, English rural views and flowers, the Boer War and 1914-1918 war.

 

SOLD £60

 

240

PICTURE POSTACARDS: an album containing approximately 300 cards, mainly English topographical including named artists and 'real photo', some Canada and New Zealand, humerous and greetings.

 

SOLD £160

 

241

BRUSHER MILLS, the New Forest Snake-Catcher. 3 picture postcard portraits of Mills (2 coloured) and 3 of his gravestone at Brockenhurst.

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NOT SOLD

 

242

PICTURE-POSTCARDS. 310 cards inserted into the plastic sleeves of a modern album, largely humorous , including cards by Donald McGill, D.Tempest, Louis Wain, Mable Lucy Attwell etc. Together with greetings, and a few topographical.

 

SOLD £170

 

243

PICTURE-POSTCARDS. 340 cards similarly presented, humorous animals, a few WW1 regimental silks, 8 ‘hold to light’, comic, theatrical, royalty, novelty.

 

NOT SOLD

 

244

PICTURE-POSTCARDS. 350 cards similarly presented, naval, humorous, animals, greetings, royalty, football, etc.

 

SOLD £200

 

245

PICTURE-POSTCARDS. 350 cards similarly presented, birthday, Easter, & Christmas greetings.

 

NOT SOLD

 

246

PICTURE-POSTCARDS. 175 cards slotted into two albums, largely foreign topographical, France & Italy, a few military, floral, humorous, etc.

 

SOLD £80

 

 

PICTURES, PRINTS & MAPS

 

247

A pastel drawing of a gentleman, on vellum, 12in. x 10in., in contemporary gilt gesso oval frame, late 18th- early 19th century.

 

SOLD £360

 

248

Isle of Wight. Nine sepia wash drawings, Isle of Wight views, a number of views in pencil, Isle of Wight scenes & elsewhere in England including Bury St. Edmunds, Wells, & Netley Abbey; all mounted to album leaves.  Small oblong folio, disbound. 1820’s.  Together with another later album of pencil views in Switzerland, 1864.

 

SOLD £210

 

249

Naïve watercolour drawing of an exotic bird with pin-prickt decoration, 7¼ x 5½ inches, together with 3 pin-prickt portraits, the faces, hands etc. in watercolour; cut to the shape of the images and laid down.  Early 19th Century.

 

SOLD £400

 

250

A watercolour of Richmond Castle, in Yorkshire, by SIR JOHN THOMAS IBBETSON, signed, 7¾in x 9¾in, framed and glazed, gallery exhibition label to reverse.

 

SOLD £150

 

251

A pair of oil paintings, Summer and Winter landscapes with figures, by CHERI DUBREUIL, signed, on board, approximately 9½in. x 12½in., in contemporary gilt gesso moulded frames.

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NOT SOLD

 

252

An oil painting of an Irish coastal scene, by ALEXANDER WILLIAMS, signed, on board, 4¼in. x 11¾in., in original gilt gesso frame.

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SOLD £50

 

253

A watercolour of a sailing ship, 'wet at the waist', by CLAUDE MUNCASTER, signed, 6¾in. x 9¾in., framed and glazed.

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The sailing ship is the windjammer Olivebank in which Muncaster rounded the Horn as a deckhand in 1931, "to enable me to paint ships and the sea with greater authority".

Muncaster, M.; The Wind in the Oak.

 

SOLD £300

 

254

A watercolour of the Olivebank in full sail, by CLAUDE MUNCASTER, signed, 9¾in. x 6¾in., framed and glazed.

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SOLD £190

 

255

A watercolour of Petworth House in Winter, by CLAUDE MUNCASTER, signed, 6¾in. x 9¾in., framed and glazed.

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SOLD £50

 

256

A gouache of a Mediterranean coastal scene, 'Mentone', by M. GIANNI, signed, 5in. x 12¾in., in original gilt gesso swept frame.

 

SOLD £50

 

257

A pencil drawing of a bloodstock auction, by LIONEL EDWARDS, signed with initials, 9in. x 6in., framed and glazed.

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SOLD £525

 

258

HOGARTH, WILLIAM.  Analysis of Beauty, plates 1 & 2, published 1753 (or later) together with 47 other large folio engraved plates after Hogarth  & a number of later impressions. 72 pieces in all.

 

SOLD £150

 

259

18TH CENTURY ENGRAVED PORTRAITS: a collection of  79 portraits from Thomas Birch’s ‘Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain’  engraved by Houbraken and Virtue and  variously dated 1730’s—1740’s.  Each 17½ x 11¼ inches.

 

NOT SOLD

 

260

SIMPSON, WILLIAM.  The Seat of War in the East. 1st & 2nd series. Two volumes in one. 2 tinted titles and 75 (of 79) tinted litho plates.  Folio, disbound, a large number of the plates soiled and frayed, some severely, a few torn into the image. 1855 & 1856 .Together with an incomplete copy of John Heaviside Clark’s  ‘Practical Illustration of Gilpin’s Day’, 1824, with 7 (of 30) folio hand-coloured aquatint plates loosely inserted.    Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.

 

SOLD £100

 

261

TURNER, J.M.W. The Turner Gallery, a Series of Sixty Engravings...with a Memoir and Illustrative Text by Ralph Nicholson Wornum.  Portrait and 60 engraved plates on India paper. Large folio, contemporary full crimson morocco, rubbed;  presentation leaf at front. 1875.

 

NOT SOLD

 

262

CRIES OF LONDON; a series of thirteen colour prints after F. Wheatley R.A., engraved by Thomas Appleton and signed, in pencil, 14in. x 10½in., in gilt gesso moulded frames, 23¾in. x 20½in. overall.

 

SOLD £400

 

263

A NEW PLAN OF LONDON with the names of the streets alphabetically arranged at bottom with directions to find them in the map.  Hand-coloured engraved map dissected and mounted  on linen, 16½ x 22 inches; a little dusty or foxed, damp-marking to verso.  S.W. Fores, No.3 Piccadilly , July 1st 1789.

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SOLD £140

 

264

CRUCHLEY’S NEW PLAN OF LONDON improved to 1827 including the East and West India Docks. Hand-coloured engraved map dissected and mounted on linen, 20 x 38½ inches; lightly dusty. G.F.Cruchley, 38 Ludgate St. 1827.

 

SOLD £180

 

265

GREENWOOD, C & J.  Map of the County of Cornwall, From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1826 & 1827.  Large engraved map, partly hand-coloured, mounted & dissected on linen. Size overall 70 x 37 inches.  London:  C.Greenwood & Co. Sept.1st 1827.

 

NOT SOLD

 

 

COLLECTORS ITEMS, WORKS OF ART & FURNITURE

 

266

A composition, boy doll or mannequin, with intaglio eyes and moulded hair, the jointed body with painted lower limbs, 41in. high.

 

SOLD £250

 

267

A Kammer and Reinhardt - Mein Liebling (My Darling) bisque-headed doll, with a flirty eye mechanism, open mouth with trembly tongue and original pink platted mohair wig, on a bent limb composition body with operative voice box, impressed K&R with a star, SIMON & HALBIG 126, circa 1920, 24in. high.

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SOLD £590

 

268

A Kestner bisque-headed character doll, with mohair wig, weighted brown glass eyes and open-closed mouth with moulded tongue, on a five-piece bent limb composition body, impressed 211 J.D.K., circa 1910, 13in. high.

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SOLD £450

 

269

An Ernst Heubach bisque-headed character doll with mohair wig, weighted brown glass eyes and open mouth on a five-piece bent limb composition body, impressed Heubach Koppelsdorf 320. 2/0 Germany, circa 1910, 15½in. high.

 

SOLD £150

 

270

An English wax over composition-papier maché doll, 'slit head' or 'crazy Alice', with distinctive incision in the crown, inward facing pigeon toes and leather lower arms, wearing original clothing, circa 1830, 19in. high, in contemporary glazed wooden case.

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SOLD £230

 

271

A Ticka 'watch' camera, by Houghtons Ltd., London.

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SOLD £120

 

272

A 19th century 'Prisoner of War' straw-work covered basket of rectangular form, with loop handle, mounted, with colour prints of soldiers and natives in their national uniform, and with mirror panels, 11½in. high, 11in. wide.

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SOLD £80

 

273

A gilt brass repeating carriage clock, the case of domed architectural form with reeded columns and scroll handle, eight day lever movement striking a gong, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, circa 1880, 6½in. high.

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SOLD £600

 

274

A French brass carriage clock, the case of moulded form with reeded loop handle, eight day lever movement and white enamel dial with Roman numerals, by Quinet & Richard, Paris, circa 1880, 5½in. high.

 

SOLD £220

 

275

A Victorian brass column oil lamp with blue glass reservoir and floral decorated shade, 21in. high.

 

SOLD £70

 

276

A 19th century bronze 'novelty' inkstand, modelled as a figure boating, with naturalistic rustic base, 7½in. wide, 5½in. high.

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NOT SOLD

 

277

A late 19th century oak bracket clock of architectural form, with eight day lever movement striking on a gong, arched brass dial with Roman numerals, 14in. high.

 

SOLD £50

 

278

An unusual treen staff, with architectural chip carved spire terminal, the octagonal shaft inlaid in pewter with stags, trees and religious emblems, dated 1840, probably West Country, 51in. long.

 

NOT SOLD

 

279

A pair of 18th century hairwork pictures, of landscapes with figures and buildings, worked in silk thread and highlighted with coloured hair on a silk ground; one showing a man fishing, the other a traveller at a crossroads, 4¾in. x 6¼in. and 4¼in. x 6in. respectively, contained in contemporary gilt gesso moulded frames.

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1 , 2

 

SOLD £390

 

280

A European chain mail shirt, the links of circular flattened form, pegged and riveted, neck with remains of leather, 17th century.

 

SOLD £425

 

281

An 19th century Scottish regimental wool and leather cap, with knitted tartan band, dark blue ribbon tassel.

 

NOT SOLD

 

282

A 19th century percussion belt pistol by Gillet, engraved lock, walnut stock with chequered butt, and ramrod, 12½in. long; together with a circular brass seal box engraved with arms of the City of London, 3in. diameter.

 

SOLD £280

 

283

A rare 17th century ivory taperstick, with moulded circular sconce, octagonal concave baluster stem and circular domed moulded foot, probably South German, shake to stem and foot, minor chip to knop, 4in. high.

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SOLD £300

 

284

A 19th century meerschaum pipe, carved with a figure of a squirrel seated amongst oak leaves, an acorn in it's paws, 3½in. overall, with original case.

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SOLD £160

 

285

An early 19th century brass 'honesty' tobacco box of traditional form raised on ball feet, inscribed Rich's Patent, 9½in wide.

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Abraham Rich (died 1835) is recorded as a Silversmith, Jeweller and Watchmaker of Bridgwater, Somerset.

Boxes of this type were used in taverns and public houses of the period.

 

NOT SOLD

 

286

A fine quality ivory chess set, red and white, height of Queen, 2¾in., with green velvet cases.

 

SOLD £425

 

287

An early 18th century bronze pestle and mortar of traditional flaring form with moulded decoration, 6¼in. high, 6½in. diameter.

 

SOLD £100

 

288

A Continental pewter chalice, with knopped stem and circular domed moulded foot, the bowl inscribed, FRANTZ. FAELISNA, AIUNG. IRTEN. GESEL, Ano 1800, unmarked, 6½in. high.

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SOLD £170

 

289

A 19th century walnut cased set of drawing instruments, inscribed R.E. Wingfield, the instruments engraved with initials, 14in. x 5in.SOLD £160

 

290

A set of Edwardian brass postal scales with weights, on moulded oak base, ¼oz. - 1lb., 10½in. wide.

 

SOLD £30

 

291

A miscellaneous collection of sea-shells, coral specimens and fossils, including examples from the Western Desert, Egypt, and Charmouth, Devon, contained in an iron bound tin trunk. (a qnty.)

 

SOLD £190

 

292

A pair of 'King of Diamonds' brass candlesticks, late 19th century, 12½in. high.

 

SOLD £100

 

293

A 19th century star-shaped 'pin cushion', made with patches of felt in the colours of the 17th Lancers, decorated with beaded pins, FOR THE ONE I LOVE, 8½in. overall width, contained under a glass dome.

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A gift to the vendor's mother in 1889.

 

SOLD £120

 

294

A yellow silk damask hanging, woven with an interlacing floral design, 86½in. x 83½in., together with accompanying pelmet, probably early 19th century.

Label attached, providing a family history and suggesting that the hanging once formed part of the furnishings of a bed slept in by Prince Charlie at Dumfries in 1745.

 

NOT SOLD

 

295

A paisley wool shawl with an overall design of botehs and medallions, harlequin fringe, reversible, late 19th century, 58½in. wide, 67in. long.

 

SOLD £50

 

296

A George III mahogany wheel barometer, with architectural pediment and satinwood and ebony stringing, inlaid with shells and flowers, 8in. silvered dial, with thermometer, inscribed, J. Ortelli & Co., London, 38in. high.

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SOLD £475

 

297

A George III mahogany wheel barometer, with scroll pediment inlaid with satinwood stringing, 8in. silvered dial, with thermometer, hygrometer and mirror aperture, mirror lacking, 38¾in. high.

 

SOLD £350

 

298

A Victorian rosewood wheel barometer of moulded scroll form, 8in. silvered dial, with thermometer, inscribed, C.W. Dixey, Optician to the Queen, 3New Bond Street, London, 37¾in. high.

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SOLD £400

 

299

A set of six Victorian carved walnut balloon back dining chairs, with serpentine seats raised on moulded cabriole legs, with original maker's labels, Robert Fisher & Co., Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers, 32 Finsbury Place, London.

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NOT SOLD

 

300

A George III fruitwood lowboy, with moulded top, three frieze drawers with original brass backplate handles, on square chamfered legs with pierced brackets, 32¼in. wide.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £2,000

 

301

A Regency rosewood games and worktable with foldover top, fitted drawer and work basket either end, raised on octagonal baluster column support with quatreform base and turned feet, 21¼in. x 16in.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,500

 

302

A Regency mahogany writing table, with crossbanded inset leather top, the frieze with one long and two short drawers either side, on turned tapering legs with brass castors, 51in. x 33in., 29¾in. high.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £4,100

 

303

A George III mahogany bowfront corner washstand, the shaped frieze enclosing a central drawer and two dummy drawers, raised on splayed legs, undertier lacking, 22½in. wide.

 

SOLD £275

 

304

An early George III mahogany dropleaf dining table with moulded square legs, 39in. x 45in. extended.

 

SOLD £380

 

305

A George III mahogany tripod table with one-piece circular top, gadrooned baluster stem, cabriole legs with carved knees, and pointed pad feet, 22½in. diameter.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £1,900

 

306

A George III serpentine inlaid mahogany tea table, decorated with parquetry banding and stringing, enclosing a single drawer, raised on square tapering legs, 36in. wide.

 

SOLD £925

 

307 A George III mahogany breakfast table of rectangular rounded form with reeded edge, on baluster column support with three reeded splayed legs with brass caps and castors, 42¾in. x 52in.
 

SOLD £800

 

308

A Regency mahogany sofa table, inlaid with harewood banding and stringing, the frieze with two drawers and opposing dummy drawers, on ring turned column support with four reeded splayed legs with brass paw feet and castors, 26in. wide, 59½in. extended.

See Illustration

 

SOLD £2,800

 

 

END OF SALE

   
 

AUTUMN SALE

Saturday, 7th October 2000