Saturday 7th October 2000



Jewellery & Objects of Vertu

1 -  54


Silver & Plate

55 -  97


European Ceramics & Glass

98 - 129


Antiquities & Tribal Art

130 - 155


Oriental & Eastern Works of Art

156 - 179


Printed Books, Manuscripts, Photographs, Postcards & Ephemera

180 - 272


Pictures & Prints

273 - 286


Collector's Items, Works of Art & Furniture

287 - 348





An antique gold and enamel memorial pendant decorated with floral engraving, inscribed, Tho  Lost To Sight – To Memory Dear, 1¼in. diameter; a gold mourning ring with woven hair band; a pearl set gold mourning ring with carved shank; a gold paste set pearl brooch; and a three stone cabachon garnet brooch. (5) .


SOLD £220


An antique gold citrine set fob seal with armorial intaglio; two small gold hardstone fob seals; and a gold bloodstone fob pendant with locket. (4) .


SOLD £360


A Victorian coral bead bow brooch; a pair of jet drop earrings carved with flowers; a gold mounted tiger’s tooth brooch; and an antique gold mourning brooch with pierced border, decorated with flowers and a serpent with rose diamond eye. (4)


SOLD £280


A Victorian Scottish silver agate brooch in the form of a buckle; a cast silver flexible bracelet decorated with masks; and a 19th century Celtic revival silver brooch. (3)


SOLD £170


An antique gold mounted larva cameo bracelet; a hair bracelet with engraved gold mount and pendant fob; and a hair bow brooch with gold tassels. (3)


SOLD £160


A Victorian 9ct gold three stone diamond bar brooch, the cinnamon coloured centre stone approximately ¼ carat; a diamond and pearl flowerhead pattern bar brooch; and a rose diamond and pearl tie pin. (3)


SOLD £260


A Victorian 15ct gold turquoise and pearl ring, hallmarked Birmingham 1875; and an 18ct gold three stone ruby and pearl ring. (2)


SOLD £100


A Victorian 18ct gold five stone sapphire half hoop ring, hallmarked Birmingham 1891; and an antique silver set rose diamond cluster ring. (2)


SOLD £240


A Victorian oval gold locket with pendant loop, set with a large Brazilian cut diamond within a raised star, approximately 60 points, 2 ¼in. overall.


SOLD £400


A Victorian pinchbeck mounted shell cameo brooch, with revolving bezel, portraying a classical bust of a young woman, her hair adorned with vine leaves, the oval frame decorated with applied acorns and oak leaves, 1 ½in. high, with original velvet lined case, inscribed, J.H.  Steward, 406, Strand near the Adelphi Theatre.

SOLD £390


A Victorian gold pearl set crescent brooch with diamond, ruby and sapphire flower spray; a gold pearl and enamel ladybird bar brooch; a gold stone set owl crescent brooch; and a gold pearl set flower brooch. (4)

See Illustration


SOLD £210


A Victorian ivory pendant of cruciform design carved with grapes and flowers; an ivory brooch carved with wheatsheaves, tied with a bow; a Scottish silver agate target brooch; a necklace of graduated malachite beads; and a row of variegated agate beads. (5) .


SOLD £210


A Victorian pinchbeck chain bracelet with turquoise, ruby and rose diamond padlock; a circular coral bead pendant decorated with stars; and a jet piquéwork heart-shaped pendant inlaid with silver and mother-of-pearl. (3)


SOLD £300


A Victorian gold moonstone and turquoise brooch of cruciform design with pendant loop, 1 ½in. high overall, with original case, inscribed, T.R. Sachs 27 Hyde Park Place, Practical  Jeweller to the Queen and Royal Family; a 15ct gold turquoise and pearl star brooch, 1in. diameter; and a 15ct gold diamond and ruby bar brooch with filigree decoration. (3)


SOLD £300


A lady’s Victorian 9ct gold guard with turquoise matrix fob, length of chain, 65in., weight 32gr.


SOLD £350


A pair of Georgian gold garnet drop earrings of floral design, with cut down settings, 2in. long; and a similar cruciform pendant brooch, 2in. high

SOLD £560


A Victorian gold bangle with locket, decorated with foliate engraving.


SOLD £150


An Edwardian 9ct gold diamond and sapphire bangle with filigree and beadwork decoration, hallmarked Birmingham 1907.


SOLD £220


Arts and Crafts: a Charles Horner cast silver pendant of abstract floral design, enamelled in green and blue, hallmarked Chester 1909, with chain link necklet; together with a George Jenson cornelian set silver flowerhead ring; and a George Jenson silver keyring fob. (3)

SOLD £310


A Victorian diamond and ruby brooch of hexagonal design, with twenty-four brilliant and rose cut diamonds and seven rubies, 1⅛in. diameter

SOLD £530


An antique micro-mosaic gold brooch of elongated octagonal form, finely inlaid with a brightly coloured figure of a butterfly, wings outstretched, unmarked, circa 1820, ¾in. wide.


SOLD £520


An 18ct gold and platinum single stone diamond ring, with three small diamonds on each shoulder, centre stone approximately 1 carat.

SOLD £510


An antique diamond and enamel oval cluster ring, decorated in pale blue on a guilloché ground, carved and pierced shoulders, reeded shank, containing nineteen diamonds, enamel chipped.


SOLD £380


A Victorian 18ct gold two stone diamond cross over ring, each stone approximately ½ carat.

SOLD £300


An 18ct gold rose diamond cluster ring, the centre stone of approximately ¾ carat encircled by a band of twenty small diamonds.

See Illustration


SOLD £150


A 19th century gold cabachon coral brooch with pendant drops, engraved decoration, indistinct Continental marks, 1 ¼in. wide, 2 ¼in. overal.

SOLD £200


A Victorian diamond, ruby and pearl brooch of pierced floral design with detachable pendant drop, set with twenty-nine brilliant and rose cut diamonds, five rubies and four pearls, 1¾in. overall.

SOLD £580


An Edwardian 9ct gold fancy gate bracelet, with padlock.


SOLD £130


An 18ct gold diamond and opal cluster ring, set with twelve diamonds.


SOLD £230


A white gold diamond and ruby full eternity ring with baguette cut stones, containing twelve diamonds and twelve rubies, size K.

See Illustration


SOLD £200


Two antique tortoishell piquework brooches of circular moulded form, 1½in. and 1⅜in. diameter; and a Swiss gold and enamel brooch painted with a landscape, carved floral border, 1⅝in. wide. (3)


SOLD £320


A Victorian silver collar with foliate and beadwork decoration, 1in. wide.


SOLD £250


A Swiss 18k gold keyless cylinder fob watch, the floral engraved dial with Roman numerals, foliate decorated case; together with a 9ct gold guard chain with a George III ⅓ guinea gold fob, 1803. (2)


SOLD £140


A lady’s 18k gold keyless lever fob watch, the dial with floral engraving and Roman numerals, the case similarly decorated, with original velvet lined travelling case; and a silver keywind cylinder fob watch, engraved silvered and gilt Roman numeral dial, floral decorated case, both in working order. (2)


SOLD £180


Art Deco: a gold opal set brooch; and a gold stone set pendant necklace. (2)

See Illustration


SOLD £430


An Art Deco silver gilt chain necklace, with blue and white guilloché enamel and filigree decoration, Scandinavian, marked 925 S, OXO.

SOLD £130


An 18ct gold diamond dress ring set with seven large flat backed rose diamonds, each stone approximately ¼ carat.


SOLD £300


An 18ct gold, emerald and diamond cluster ring with baguette set shoulders, the emerald approximately 1½ carat, together with a pair of emerald and diamond floral spray earrings.


SOLD £1,000


A diamond and sapphire flexible bracelet, containing forty-nine brilliant cut diamonds and forty square cut sapphires, circa 1920.

See Illustration


SOLD £640


A lady’s platinum and diamond cocktail watch, set with fourteen diamonds, circa 1920, working order.


SOLD £180


A lady’s 9ct gold Rolex wristwatch with integral bracelet, No. 4795, with original box and receipt dated 4/8/1967, working order.


SOLD £240


A baby’s silver mother-of-pearl handled rattle, with teething ring, Boy Blue, Chester 1924; another of an owl, Birmingham 1931, bells lacking; and one portraying Peter Rabbit, Birmingham 1936. (3)


SOLD £290


A Victorian silver fruit knife with engraved mother-of-pearl handle, Sheffield 1871, cased; an embossed circular silver pin box, Birmingham 1905; a silver mother-of-pearl handled sugar scoop, Birmingham 1909; a lady’s silver floral engraved heart-shaped cylinder fob watch; and a silver and enamel stud decorated with a fishing fly. (5)


SOLD £160


An Edwardian silver table bell with ‘Roman figure’ terminal, Chester 1903, 4⅛in. high, 3½oz.; a silver mounted glass match striker, Birmingham 1902, 1⅝in. high; a silver paper knife, import marks London 1902, 5½in. long; and a silver table seal, Birmingham 1909, 2¾in. high. (4)


SOLD £120


A Continental silver gilt and enamel lipstick case with mirrored interior, decorated with a scene of a courting couple, engraved with flowers, marked 800, 2¼in. long; and a silver and enamel cut glass table scent bottle of tapering hexagonal form, the top decorated with coloured flowers on a white guilloché ground, Birmingham 1922, 3½in. high. (2)

SOLD £150


An Irish silver plated and cut glass vase of trumpet form with foliate decoration, the stem incorporating a Royal Dublin Society silver medallion, inscribed to WillmBrowne Esqr for  Best  Alderney Bull – SPRING CATTLE SHOW 1855, 2in. diameter, 10¼in. overall height.


SOLD £110


An Elkington & Co. electro-plated figure of Penelope, stamped, J. Cavalier, Reduction  Mecanique, 11in. high, on octagonal ebonised moulded plinth.

Penelope was the wife of ‘Homer’s’ Odysseus.


SOLD £400


A Northern European silver mounted leather writing pad, the cover engraved with a geometric patterned band set with a large cabachon amber, monogrammed L.G., inscribed E. MEŽITS,  marked 875, the cover 9in. x 6in.




An 18th century gold oval framed miniature on ivory of Capt. Joseph Adlam, the reverse with a lock of hair mounted with half pearls, on an engine turned opalescent ground, 2⅝in. x 2¼in. overall.

The miniature accompanied by Adlam’s manuscript sailing orders dated Bristol 25th January 1755, 2-pages, folio, with integral leaf, commencing “We have appointed you master of our Sally Brigantine, which trust we hope you will discharge with Credit & Honour, both for your own Interest & your Employers, whereby you will merit the confidence we put in you…”, and continues with instructions to sail for Cork to take on a cargo of “…the best Rose Butter & 50 Barrels of choice Beef…”, and to proceed to Barbados. He is also advised that “…on your passage keep a good lookout, & a proper decorum with your People… taking care not to bring our Vessel or yourself into trouble by any clandestine trade…”. Signed by Jno. Adlam & 4 others.

Together with an 18th century manuscript list of births and deaths of members of the Everett and Adlam families.


SOLD £250


A silver purse of shaped form decorated with foliate engraving, ring and chain suspension, green leather fitted interior, Birmingham 1913, 4in. wide; together with a similar purse with neo-classical bright cut decoration, brown leather interior, Birmingham 1919, 4¾in. wide. (2)




A silver miniature watering can, 1⅛in. high; and a jug and basin, ⅞in. high, 1⅜in. diameter respectively, Birmingham 1910. (3)


SOLD £100


A Cantonese carved ivory table seal of pierced baluster form with bird and floral decoration; a pinchbeck reducing glass; an engraved gilt metal sovereign case; a patent plated coin holder, Sovereign – 3d, inscribed A. A. Moore; and a rosewood and brass quill cutter, inscribed, Rodgers, Cutlers to Her Majesty. (5)


SOLD £130


A gold mounted tortoishell note case, with armorial shield, motto Tou Jours O Accord, hallmarked London 1924, 6¼in. x 3in.; together with a silver and gold coloured metal niello cigarette case, unmarked, 3⅞in. x 3⅛in. (2)




A Russian miniature silver and niello kindjal with chain suspension and hook, foliate patterned decoration, Moscow marks, 84 zolotniks, 1899-1908, 6¼in. overall; and a knife with inlaid mother-of-pearl carved horn handle and gold damascened blade, 12¾in. overall. (2)


SOLD £100




A pair of George III silver orr pattern tablespoons by John Lamfert, crested, London 1769, 4¾oz.; a pair of George III later chased tablespoons with shell pattern bowls, London 1777, 3¾oz.; and a pair of George III silver fiddle pattern sauce ladles by John Beldon, crested, London 1806, 3oz. (6)


SOLD £210


A George IV silver salver of shaped circular outline, with floral decorated and panelled border, raised on foliate scroll feet, by James Hobbs, London 1824, 9½in diameter, 21oz.

See Illustration


SOLD £210


A George III silver Old English pattern feather edge punch ladle with circular rat tail bowl, by William Sheen, London 1771, 7½oz.


SOLD £220


A George III silver Old English pattern punch ladle, crested, maker’s mark CH within a rectangle, London 1791, 7oz.


SOLD £230


A George III silver two handled sweetmeat dish of oval pedestal form, London 1795, 5¾in. wide overall, 5oz., probably by John Beldon; a pair of silver bright cut sugar tongs by Peter, Ann & William Bateman, London 1802; and a George IV silver fiddle pattern fish slice with pierced blade, by William Kingdon, London 1823, 5oz. (3)


SOLD £200


A Victorian silver pedestal stand, with stag head and snake ornament, hoof supports, on circular base with engraved foliate decoration and winged paw feet, glass bowl lacking, London 1873, 6in. high, 11½oz.


SOLD £210


An Edwardian silver sweetmeat basket of shaped oval form, embossed with masks and scrolls, pierced with stars, by Walker and Hall, Sheffield 1903, 8in. wide, 2½in. deep, 6½oz.


SOLD £150


A pair of Victorian silver Queen’s pattern punch ladles by William Eaton, London 1841 & 1845, 19½oz.; together with a pair of King’s Husk pattern tablespoons by the same maker, crested, London 1841, 7oz. (4)


SOLD £500


A pair of George IV silver fiddle pattern sauce ladles by Joseph Hicks, Exeter 1823, 3¼oz.; and a set of six fiddle pattern table forks by John Stone, Exeter 1833-34, 15¼oz., initialled. (8)


SOLD £140


Irish silver cutlery; Dublin 1807-1859, comprising a pair of Old English pattern tablespoons, 1807, a fiddle pattern sifting spoon, 1811, and a pair of fiddle pattern mustard spoons, 1814, all by Richard Sawyer; a pair of fiddle pattern tablespoons by Charles Marsh, 1825; together with ten assorted dessert spoons, five table forks, a tablespoon and four various Horticultural Society teaspoons, total weight 38oz. (27)


SOLD £590


A Victorian silver salver of circular form with mask and scroll border, decorated with foliate engraving, raised on pierced scroll feet, by E and J Barnard, London 1865, 10¾in. diameter, 21½oz.




An antique silver Old English pattern table service, various makers, 1793-1830, initialled, total weight 49oz., contained in a baize lined oak canteen, comprising a serving spoon, a pair of sauce ladles, six table spoons, six table forks, six dessert spoons, six dessert forks and six teaspoons. (33)


SOLD £550


A suite of George III silver handled steel cutlery, the handles of flaring form with reeded edges and concave butt, crested, three-prong forks, the blades stamped with G.R. and crown, R.B & R.; comprising, twenty-four table knives, twenty-three table forks, twenty-four dessert knives and twenty-four dessert forks; fifty-seven by William Sumner, maker’s mark and lion passant only; thirty-seven by Mark Bock, 1807-10; the other by William Eley and William Fern, 1815. (95)


SOLD £420


An Edwardian heart-shaped silver picture frame with pierced and repoussé border, by The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company Ltd, London 1901, 7½in. high.


SOLD £360


An Edwardian repoussé silver trinket box of rectangular form, the hinged cover decorated with a landscape scene, floral borders, raised on pad feet, Birmingham 1903, 3¾in. wide, 3½oz.; and a circular silver toilet box with chased floral decoration, Birmingham 1902, 3in. high, 4½oz. (2)


SOLD £200


An Edwardian silver jewel box of oval form, with embossed cherub head decoration and bell flower border, raised on trefoil pad feet, blue velvet lined interior, Birmingham 1909, 4½in. wide, 3¼oz.

See Illustration




A set of six Victorian ivory handled silver fish knives and forks decorated with floral engraving, Sheffield 1899; a set of silver fruit knives and forks with mother-of-pearl handles, Sheffield 1915; and six silver soup spoons, Sheffield 1961, 9½oz. (30)


SOLD £150


A set of six Victorian silver Old English pattern dessert spoons, London 1900; six dessert forks, matched, London 1822-1900; and six fiddle pattern tablespoons, matched, London 1834-1900, total weight 30oz. (18)


SOLD £180


A pair of Edwardian silver fish servers with pierced and engraved decoration, stag’s horn handles with embossed scroll terminals, Sheffield 1901, in original velvet lined fitted case, inscribed Mallett, Bath.


SOLD £100


A set of twelve Edwardian silver teaspoons with engraved foliate decoration, Sheffield 1902, 7½oz.


SOLD £100


A pair of silver dwarf candlesticks, with fluted columns and shaped sconces raised on square stepped bases, beaded borders, Birmingham 1919, 5¼in. high, loaded.


SOLD £320


A pair of Edwardian silver dwarf candlesticks of neo-classical design, the fluted columns with circular sconces raised on square stepped bases, with fan and beaded decoration, London 1905, 5⅜in. high, loaded.


SOLD £470


A pair of silver flower vases of inverted tapering form with shaped rim, by Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1910, 8in. high, loaded.


SOLD £120


An Edwardian silver mounted glass inkwell of square chamfered form, hob nail cut on the underside of the base, the circular cover with pierced C-scroll border engraved with flowers, Birmingham 1905, 3½in. square, 3¼in. high; and a silver table cigarette box of rectangular form raised on zoomorphic bracket feet, by Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1911, 7in. x 3½in. (2)


SOLD £150


A Scottish Arts and Crafts silver sugar caster of octagonal baluster form raised on cast circular apron with pad feet, by R Stewart, Glasgow, with Galleon mark and Reg. No’s. 398113, 397066, hallmarked London 1905, 6½in. high, 4¾oz.


SOLD £160


A silver lighthouse pattern sugar caster, the cover with spiral finial and scroll border, Birmingham 1910, crested, 5½in. high, 4¼oz.; and a pair of silver flower vases of waisted faceted form with shaped rim, London 1916, 4¾in. high, 5¾oz. (2)


SOLD £140


An Edwardian repoussé silver picture frame with gadrooned and beaded border, velvet lined interior with circular inner frame, Birmingham 1901, 5in. x 4½in. overall.


SOLD £140


A Victorian silver picture frame of circular moulded form with ribbon-tie crest, Sheffield 1896, 5¾in. diameter; and an Edwardian rococo style silver frame with repoussé decoration, Birmingham 1901, 8½in. high. (2)


SOLD £200


An Edwardian silver card case embossed with cherub’s heads and floral scrolls, Chester 1901, 4½in. x 3in., in original velvet lined fitted case.


SOLD £190


A Victorian brown leather travelling case, containing a compliment of ivory, leather and silver mounted cut glass fittings, hallmarked London 1872, 15½in. wide.


SOLD £130


A silver dressing table tray of rectangular outline, engine turned decoration with husk and scroll border, Birmingham 1924, 11in. x 7in., 12oz.; together with a silver and tortoishell piqué hand mirror of oval form, London 1918, 10½in. overall. (2)


SOLD £150


A pair of Portugese cast silver candlesticks of octagonal baluster form, decorated with raised bands of flowers, circular sconces, square bases with shaped aprons and ball and claw feet, Lisbon town mark, maker’s mark J.P.V.D. within a rectangle, early 19th century, 8½in. high, 22½oz.


SOLD £820


A Victorian pierced silver oval mustard pot with reeded loop handle, blue glass liner, with an Onslow pattern spoon, London 1896-97, 2½oz.; a silver christening mug of cylindrical reeded form with scroll handle, London 1910, 3⅜in. high, 5oz.; a silver topped cut glass baluster sugar sifter, Birmingham 1926, 8in. high; and a set of six silver teaspoons with engraved foliate decoration, Birmingham 1902, cased. (4)


SOLD £270


A Victorian silver toilet box of circular form, with embossed cherub head and foliate decoration, by William Comyns and Sons, London 1898, 3in. high, 2¾in. diameter, 3½oz.


SOLD £150


A Queen Anne style silver teapot of compressed baluster form with octagonal bird’s head spout, carved wood scroll handle, London 1925, 7½in. high, 22½oz.; and a Georgian style silver sparrow-beak cream jug with leaf-capped scroll handle, London 1912, 4½in. high, 7½oz. (2)


SOLD £250


A silver bachelor’s three piece teaset of compressed circular form, carved wood scroll handle, London 1918, 17oz.


SOLD £160


A silver plated four-piece tea and coffee service of baluster form with shaped and beaded border, raised on scroll feet, ebonised carved wood scroll handles, by W.S. & S, Reg. No. 587585.




A pair of Victorian silver plated candlesticks of moulded baluster form, by Elkington & Co., 10in. high.


SOLD £160


A George III ‘Old Sheffield’ plate salver of circular moulded form with leaf and scroll border, chased with C-scrolls and flowers, raised on pierced scroll feet, 12½in. diameter.


SOLD £50


A Victorian silver plated two handled tray of rectangular outline, pierced gallery, decorated with floral engraving, raised on ball feet, by Joseph Rodgers and Sons, Sheffield, 15¾in. x 22¾in. wide overall.


SOLD £150


A pair of Victorian silver plated candlesticks of circular baluster form with embossed floral decoration, the sconces with guards, 12in. high.


SOLD £80


A Victorian silver plated two handled tray of shaped oval form decorated with foliate engraving, pierced and beaded border, 28¾in. wide overall.

SOLD £240


A Victorian silver plated biscuit box, decorated with neo-classical bright cut engraving, supported within a rustic bower, crested, Registration mark, 2nd December 1876, 7½in. wide, 9¼in. high.


SOLD £250




A late Medieval coarseware pottery drinking jug of squat baluster form, the cordoned rim and upper body decorated in a deep olive green glaze, single loop handle, knife trimmed, stacking scars on uppermost edge of rim, probably 15th century, 5⅛in. high.


SOLD £525


A Tudor period pottery money box of compressed circular form with baluster terminal, partially glazed in pale yellow on a cream slip ground, vertical aperture, broken out and rejoined, negligible loss, 16th century, 3in. high, 3in. diameter.

Old collection number ES9 underneath the foot.


SOLD £310


A post Medieval pottery ladle of circular rounded form, with ring turned bands, covered in a speckled-brown glaze, olive-green/brown handle, pierced for suspension, cracks to front edge of bowl, probably early 17th century, 7in. overall, 2in. deep.

Reputed to have been unearthed at Dorchester.


SOLD £1,400


An 18th century delftware polychrome bough pot of semi-circular form, painted with floral sprays in blue, green, iron red and yellow on a pale blue glaze, the back pierced for suspension, circa 1765, possibly Bristol, chip to side of rim, 7½in. wide, 4in. high.




A Staffordshire model of a greyhound, decorated in coloured enamels, on green rockwork base, ears damaged, circa 1820, 6¼in. wide, 3¾in. high.

SOLD £480


A Staffordshire model of a retriever, with black markings, on a green and brown rockwork base, minor glaze loss, circa 1820, 6¼in. wide, 3¾in. high.


SOLD £710


A 19th century pottery mug decorated with figures of peafowl and flowers within purple-yellow lustre bands, single loop handle with leaf patterned terminals, inscribed Elanor         Jane Leadbitter; and a similar but later mug, decorated with sprays of coloured flowers, inscribed William Walter Leadbitter, 1852, both 3⅜in. high.


SOLD £320


A 19th century Staffordshire group of ‘Jessica and Lorenzo’, from ”The Merchant of Venice”, within a love bower, decorated in coloured enamels and gilding, 9¼in. high; together with a similarly decorated Staffordshire figure of ‘Rebecca at the Well’, 7¼in. high. (2)


SOLD £80


A 19th century Staffordshire group, probably ‘Princess Alice with Prince Louis of Hesse’, decorated in coloured enamels and gilding, 15½in. high; together with a similar group with pedestal flowering urn, 16¾in. high. (2)


SOLD £100


A pair of 19th century Staffordshire pottery figures of King Charles spaniels, decorated in coloured enamels and purple lustre, approximately 12in. high.


SOLD £80


A pair of Royal Doulton transfer printed serving dishes of circular form, with flow-blue patterned border, the centre with a pseudo coat of arms portraying various foods for which perhaps the plate was intended to be used, motto, Utrum Horum Mavis Accipe, circa 1900, 13¾in. diameter.




An early 19th century English porcelain cachepot and stand, finely painted in coloured enamels with a rural landscape containing figures and buildings, dolphin and vestigial swan neck handles and patterned borders decorated with gilding, incised numeral 5, pattern No. 839, probably Spode, 6¼in. diameter.


SOLD £850


A Royal Doulton ‘Bunnykins’ child’s set, decorated with coloured transfer prints after Barbara Vernon, comprising; a cup and saucer, a beaker and saucer, a plate and a bowl, beaker chipped, capital A mark. (6)


SOLD £50


A Chamberlains Worcester armorial plate of shaped outline with gadrooned rim, blue ground border, decorated with a crest and coat of arms in coloured enamels and gilding, minor chips to rim, 10¼in. diameter.


The arms are possibly those of the Ferrars family.


SOLD £50


A Royal Worcester porcelain candle snuffer, ‘Old Mrs Caudle’, modelled in green and white, 1876-91, green mark, year letter indistinct, 2¾in. high.


SOLD £90


A set of eight Royal Worcester porcelain dessert plates, with shaped rim and fluted border, painted with sprays of wild flowers in coloured enamels and gilding, puce mark, date letter for 1889, 8½in. diameter.


SOLD £250


A Royal Worcester commemorative porcelain plaque, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Coronation, 12th May 1937, portrait heads in relief within a cobalt blue and gilt line border, 6⅜in. diameter, with original velvet lined case.

SOLD £160


A pair of Royal Worcester porcelain plates painted by K. Nicholls, with named views of Richmond Castle and Kilchum Castle, date letters for 1951 and 1953 respectively, 10¾in. diameter.




A Joseph Holdcroft majolica garden seat of hexagonal form, decorated in coloured glazes with shrubs and flowering bamboo on a blue ground within Oriental patterned borders, impressed J Holdcroft, one foot broken and repaired, base cracked, 19in. high, 13in. diameter.


SOLD £775


A Continental Art Pottery jardinière on stand, with shell feet, decorated in coloured glazes with figures of birds on a green ground, foot broken and repaired, indistinct impressed marks, 38in. high, 11in. diameter.


SOLD £170


A German Art Pottery pewter mounted saltglaze jug of bulbous form decorated with rows of raised roundels in black on a brown tiger-ware ground, impressed Grenzhausen, 9¼in. high.


SOLD £240


R Podany; a French porcelain clock modelled with a freestanding figure of a girl on a seashore, decorated in pastel colours, inset with a small silvered brass dial movement with Arabic numerals, 10in. wide, 8in. high.




A German porcelain figure of a recumbent hound, the eyes and mouth detailed in coloured enamels, unmarked, probably Meissen early 19th century, paw broken and restuck, 5in. overall.


SOLD £130


A Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie stoneware bowl of deep rounded form, the body with distinct potting lines, covered in a thick dark green dripping glaze with white splashes, stopping short of the foot, impressed KPB seal mark within a hexagonal outline, Post-1946, 5⅞in. high, 7¼in. diameter.


Produced while living at Kilmington Manor, Wiltshire.

Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie was one of Bernard Leach’s first pupils at St. Ives in 1924.


SOLD £240


A Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie miniature carved stoneware vase of globular form, covered in a crackled celadon glaze, impressed KPB seal within a hexagonal outline, 2in. high; and a miniature stoneware squat baluster jug carved with vertical flutes, decorated in a powdered turquoise blue glaze, circular KPB seal mark, 1⅞in. high. (2)


SOLD £100


A pair of Moorcraft dwarf candlesticks decorated with Orchid pattern, incised blue signature, Potter to HM The Queen, 3¼in. high, 4in. diameter.




A Clarice Cliff ‘Bizarre’ Dover jardinière decorated with Rodanthe pattern, 6½in. high, 7½in. diameter.


SOLD £400


A Wemyss model of a pig, seated on it’s haunches, decorated with shamrocks, the ears, snout and trotters in pink, the eyes black, by Joseph Nekola, circa 1930, retailer’s mark of Thomas  Goode, South Audley Street, London, 6in. long, 4in. high.


SOLD £560


A rare single pressed glass candlestick in the form of a dolphin, in opaque white glass supporting a blue glass candle holder, sconce cracked and repaired, American, circa 1840-50, attributed to the Boston and Sandwich Glassworks, Massachusetts.


There is a similar example in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Exhibited, Spink & Son, London – An Exhibition of Candlesticks, No. 106.


SOLD £110


A pair of 19th century Mary Gregory glass vases of faceted form with everted neck, finely decorated with figures of children in white enamel on a pale lime green ground, probably Stourbridge, 5¼in. high.


SOLD £160


A matched set of eighteen Victorian cranberry glass wine glasses, with clear stems and domed feet, 4¾in.–5in. high.


SOLD £200


A pair of Victorian opaque pink glass vases of baluster form raised on pedestal feet, decorated in coloured enamels with figures of birds and flowers, 12in. high.


SOLD £100




An Egyptian inscribed white steatite funery scarab, XIIth Dynasty, 2466BC, ¾in. long; another XIIIth-XVIth Dynasty, 2000BC, approximately ½in. long; and a Neolithic polished greenstone axe, 2¾in. overall. (3)

The scarabs are mounted on cards and sealed, signed RH Blanchard, Cairo, Egypt.


SOLD £130


A late Bronze Age socketed celt of flaring moulded form with single loop for attachment, the blade curved and sharpened for use, bright green patina, circa 900BC, 4½in. long.


SOLD £150


Roman; four small bronze figures: a finely modelled figure of an Ibex; a siren on a single large claw, a foot from a vessel; a bull; and a figure of a dog, probably a knife handle, 2nd-3rd century AD, maximum height, 1½in. (4).




A Roman pottery redware beaker, with reeded loop handle, North Africa, 3rd-4th century AD, 4¾in. high. .


Inscribed beneath the foot AKHMIM CEMETARY, 191.


SOLD £130


Anglo Saxon silver penny, Cnut (1016-1035), short cross, helmet type, moneyer Leofstan London, LEOFSTAONLVND, obverse, +CNUT REEXP, most unusual, about extremely  fine.

Grueber, H., Keary, C.; English Coins in the British Museum, ANGLO SAXON, reverse type XV, obverse type IX.



The Americas



A group of Inuit marine ivory amulets; six of stylised human form, two heads lacking; five with figure terminals, pierced for attachment; two fish hooks; an arrow straightener; and a miniature paddle, handle lacking, with well worn surface and patination, 18th century or earlier, maximum height 1⅞in. (15) .


Traditional carvings were small, held in the hand, suspended from the neck or attached to clothing, and appreciated tactually and spiritually as well as visually.


SOLD £1,120


Inuit marine ivory amulets, formed as stylised birds; six with heads lacking, pierced for    attachment, probably 18th century or earlier, all with well worn surface and good patination, possibly re-used as gaming pieces for ‘tingmuijang’, maximum height 1in. (21) .

SOLD £720


An Inuit marine ivory drag handle or toggle, of circular waisted form with raised diamond pattern decoration, hatched terminals; and another similar toggle, both with well worn surface and good patination, probably 18th century, 2⅝in. and 2⅜in. long respectively. (2) .


SOLD £200


A Pre-Columbian seated pottery figure, with striated coiffure wearing a textured cape, decorated in red and cream, probably Nayarit 3rd-4th century AD, 7in. high; and a Mohica press moulded stylised redware figure with patterned ornament, 800-1200AD, 6¼in. high. (2).


SOLD £100


A Pre-Columbian feline pottery vessel of compressed globular form with vestigial limbs and tail, forming loops for suspension, probably Chimu, circa 1000AD, 6½in. high, 7½in. overall. .


SOLD £150




A Maori polished greenstone adze of broad tapering form with mottled inclusions, 7½in. long, 4¼in. wide; together with another greenstone adze, probably New Caladonia, 6¼in. long, 3¼in. wide, 18th-19th century.


SOLD £230


A Tonga Islands hardwood club of flaring form with diamond shaped blade, oval butt, carved throughout with panels of zig-zag ornament, dark glossy patina, first half of the 19th century, 39in. overall.


SOLD £590


A fine Fiji hand club, ‘ula’, the rootwood head of gadrooned form with domed finial, inset with a circular marine ivory plug, bound shaft, the grip carved with bands of zig-zag ornament, red-brown glossy patina, first half of the 19th century, 16½in. overall


SOLD £620


A Soloman Islands hardwood spear with fish-bone barbs, decorated with carved Janus head masks and bands of patterned binding, plain shaft; together with another similar spear, Bourgainville, first half of the 19th century, 124in. and 125in. long respectively. (2)


SOLD £100




A Zulu hardwood headrest with carved splayed end supports, well worn patina, South Africa, 19th century, 12in. wide, 4¾in. high


SOLD £320


A group of Zulu artefacts, comprising, beadwork body ornaments, collar, bracelet, belts, etc.; various iron and copper patterned wirework bangles; a double ended hardwood comb with ring and dot ornament; and a carved wood bowl, South Africa, 19th century.


Collected in the 1890’s by Joseph Gordon, railway engineer to Messrs. Hawthorne Leslie of Tyneside, responsible for building the Natal Railway.


SOLD £180


A Yoruba carved wood female figure, standing on circular platform base, wearing ornamental coiffure and neck pendant, three small figures of children at her feet, another child on her back, old cracks, encrusted patina, Nigeria, West Africa, late 19th century, 21in. high


SOLD £200


A Kikuya hide shield of pointed oval form painted with tribal insignia in red, yellow and black pigments, wood grip, East Africa, 19th century, 42½in. high, 18in. wide; and a Zaire knife, with patterned leaf shaped blade and carved wood grip, wood sheath, 19th century, 20¾in. overall


SOLD £200


A fine Kuba carved wood Chief’s stool of circular open form, raised on two tiers of convex struts incised with geometric designs, dished seat, old ironwork repair, well worn surface with red-brown patina, Zaire, 19th century, 12in. diameter, 14½in. high


SOLD £1,450


A Fon ritual stool, with curviform seat on pierced elliptical support, flat base, dry golden patina, Ghana, late 19th century, 9½in. high, 13¼in. wide


SOLD £170


A fine Fon chief’s stool, with curviform seat, supported on a raised coopered barrel, the flat base carved either end with a rifle, dry evacuated whitish patina, crack to barrel, Ghana, late 19th century, 14¼in. high, 19½in. wide

Reputedly from the village of Alvanyou.


SOLD £220

Ethnographic Art Reference



GUIART, JEAN.  The Arts of the South Pacific. Trans. by Anthony Christie.  Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. 4to, original cloth, very good in d.w. 1963.




MOORE, DAVID R.  The Torres Strait Collections of A.C.Haddon. A Descriptive Catalogue.  79 photographic plates. 4to, original cloth, very good in d.w. British Museum, 1984.


SOLD £50


JOPPIEN, RUDIGER & SMITH, BERNARD. The Art of Captain Cook’s Voyages. The complete set, 3 volumes bound as 4 as issued. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Folio, original cloth in faded d.w’s. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985 - 1988.


SOLD £310


GREUB, SUZANNE. Art of North West New Guinea from Geelvink Bay, Humboldt Bay, and Lake Sentani. N.Y.: 1992;  BOUNOURE, VINCENT.  Vision d’Oceanie. Paris: 1992;   ‘OCEANIA NERA, Arte, cultura e popoli della Melanesia’. Florence: 1992;   WAITE, DEBORAH. Art des Iles Salomon. Geneva: 1983;  &   ‘CUILLERS SCULPTURES’. Paris: 1991.  Five works, each profusely illustrated in colour, folio & 4to, and fine in original cloth in d.w. or wrappers, as issued.


SOLD £130


[MAP]:  ETHNOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF AFRICA showing the Tribes and Languages; also the Stations of Missionary Societies, by Wm. J.W. Roome. Edward Stanford, n.d. Large coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen on 4 sheets;  the map overall 5ft.3 ins. x 5ft. 7 ins. The four sheets enclosed in the original slipcase with label.


SOLD £320







An 18th century Imari porcelain barber’s bowl, decorated in underglaze blue, iron red and gilding with a flowering urn, gilding worn, minor glaze cracks, 10¾in. diameter

SOLD £460


An 18th century Imari porcelain barber’s bowl, painted in traditional palette with flowering shrubs within a fenced garden, cracked, 10¾in. diameter.


SOLD £100


An 18th century Arita press moulded dish of lobed form with flowerhead decoration, painted with cranes and flowering shrubs in coloured enamels and gilding, three spur marks within the footrim, 7in. diameter




An 18th century Imari saucer dish, the centre decorated in underglaze blue with a bird and flowering shrubs, the border painted in coloured enamels with floral roundels and auspicious objects on a powdered blue ground, the reverse with patterned border, four character commendation mark within a circle, Fu Ki Cho Shun (Riches, Honour And Enduring  Spring), 6⅞in. diameter




An Imari porcelain baluster vase, decorated in underglaze blue, iron red and gilding with flowers within diaper patterned floral borders, 9½in. high; and a pair of bronze koros, the covers with kylin finials, decorated with panels of flowering bamboo, on tripod scroll feet, 6¾in. high, both 19th century. (2)


SOLD £100


A fine cloisonné enamel natsumé (tea caddy), the cover decorated in silver wire with two cranes in flight on a powdered pale lilac field, the border and body with foliate patterns in silver and gilded wire on a green and aventurine diaper ground, duck egg blue interior and beneath the footrim, gilded copper mounts, Meiji period, unsigned, 2⅜in. high, 3⅜in. diameter

The design and quality suggest an artist of the rank of Namikawa Yasuyuki.


SOLD £2,000


A silvered and coppered brass box of rectangular form, the cover decorated as the bark of a tree with cut branches, the sides showing annular rings, gilt lined interior, 19th century, 2⅜in. x 1⅞in.; together with seven small late 19th century illustrated books; showing brocade patterns, seals, mons, etc.


SOLD £60





A Ming porcelain blue and white punchbowl, with shaped rim and panelled border, decorated with a bird on a rock, cracked and riveted, Wanli period, 1573-1620, 14in. diameter, 6in. deep.


SOLD £675


A pair of blue and white porcelain bottle vases decorated with flowering peaches within bands of lappets, one with hairline crack, the other broken and repaired, six character Chenghua mark, Kangxi 1666-1722, 11½in. high




A miniature porcelain amphora with flaring neck, decorated with a speckled peach bloom glaze, Kangxi six character mark, 19th century, 6⅛in. high.




A pair of ormolu mounted enamel cups of quatrefoil design with bamboo patterned handles, the interiors painted with sprays of coloured flowers on a white ground, ruby exterior and within the footrim, Qianlong, 1⅜in. high


SOLD £300


A carved rootwood figure of an elderly sage, inlaid eyes; together with a pair of similar figures, 19th century, 16¼in. and 15¾in. respectively. (3)


SOLD £190


An export black laquer fan painted with figures with ivory faces, the reverse with birds, butterflies and flowers, 12in. overall; a blanc de chine figure of Guanyin, 8in. high; and a cloisonné plate decorated in coloured enamels with a dragon and flaming pearl, 8¼in. diameter, all 19th century. (3)


SOLD £200


An ivory mounted gourd cricket cage of moulded baluster form with tortoishell grille, decorated with figures of a scholar and servant in a formal garden, probably first half of the 19th century, 5¾in. high.




A fine turquoise-matrix snuff bottle, carved in high relief with dragons and a salamander, 19th century, 5in. high, 3¼in. overall width




An emerald, carved as a rocky outcrop with figures and a hare, probably Columbian, 19th century, height 2½in., width 1¾in., depth 1in


SOLD £4,500


A lapis lazuli carved hardstone figure of a turtle, 19th century, 3in. overall


SOLD £150


A pair of ivory silk panels embroidered with flowers and butterflies, probably sleeve bands, each 21in. x 3½in.; joined, an apricot silk roundel, with a deer, dragonfly and flowers, 9in. diameter; and a pair of appliqués worked in shades of blue silk with gold coloured couchwork depicting urns filled with flowering peonies, 10¼in. x 7in., 19th century, all framed and glazed. (5)


SOLD £80


Indian & Islamic



A Safavid purple lustre dish with foliate patterned decoration, cracked and riveted, footrim lacking, 16th-17th century, 11¾in. diameter; together with a silver inlaid bidri ware bottle of conventional flaring form decorated with panels of diaper and flowers, 19th century, 9⅛in. high. (2)


SOLD £150


A silver inlaid bidri ware Huqqa base of conventional bell-shaped form, decorated with large flowerheads and leaves within floral borders, 18th-19th century, 6½in. high, 6in. diameter; a 19th century jambiya with silver mounted sheath and grip; and an ivory seated figure of Ganesha on lotus base, possibly a chess piece, 19th century, 3in. high. (3)


SOLD £210


A Qajar silvered metal three piece teaset of compressed circular form, finely engraved with scenes of figures, animals and birds, each piece marked in Arabic within the footrim, Persia, 19th century, total weight 30oz.


SOLD £230


An album of eight Indian naïve watercolour drawings on paper, captioned in ink to lower margin. The colouring very fresh, a number heightened with gold, two dated and initialled E.A.M. 1827, subjects include a Gintoo dancing girl with musicians, ‘a Lillah Peon’, ‘a Durvy’ (tailor), and ‘a Madras Sepoy’, each 7in. x 4½in.; together with three other Indian watercolours depicting a water-carrier, a carriage and horses, and a corn grinder, each 7¾in. x 9¾in.


SOLD £360


A Mahal carpet, the lattice pattern field decorated with stylised flowering plants within a crab border, Central Persia, early 20th century, 118in. x 82½in.


SOLD £400


An Afghan rug, the madder field with Turkoman gul motifs within patterned borders, early 20th century, 79½in. x 49½in.








HUTCHINS, JOHN. The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. The third edition, corrected, augmented, and improved by Wm.Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. 128 (of 129) engraved plates, maps, and plans, some double-page, together with pedigrees and vignettes in the text. (Plate 32, ‘Court House’ from vol.2 omitted by binder). 4 volumes folio, contemporary burgundy roan gilt; a trifle rubbed, a very sound and  clean set. 1861 - 1870 .


SOLD £660


ROSE, T. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland Illustrated from original drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, etc. [1832-1835]. Engraved title and 178 (of 225) engraved views; a number cut & remounted on stubs. Bound as two volumes, 4to, old calf; bindings worn and broken. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.




CHURCH, ALFRED J.  Isis and Thamesis,  Hours on the River from Oxford to Henley, 1886. Etched title & 12 plates, vignettes to the text. Large 8vo, contemporary morocco armorially blocked in gilt; front fly-leaf removed.


SOLD £50


MINIATURE BOOK: ‘Histoire Naturelle en Miniature de 48 Oiseaux, Avec des Descriptions. Paris: Guyot et de Pelafol. 1816. 48 hand-coloured plates, 2¾ x 2½in., contemporary half calf with label, marbled boards, leaf of text torn with slight loss, some browning, lower inner joint cracked.

See Illustration


SOLD £250


MINIATURE BOOK: ‘Bible de l’Enfance, Orne de 48 Figures’. Paris: Guyot et de Pelafol. 1815. 48 hand-coloured plates. Miniature book, 2¾ x 2½ in., contemporary half calf uniform with above; lacking lettering piece.

See Illustration




HALL, MRS S.C. [Edit.] Findens’ Tableaux. A Series of Thirteen Scenes of National Character, Beauty, and Costume. n.d. 13 steel-engraved plates. Folio, publisher’s full blindstamped green roan blocked in gilt; some foxing


SOLD £100


BORDEAUX, RAYMOND.  Serrurerie du Moyen-Age. Les Ferrures de Portes avec dessins par Henri Gerente et G. Bouet.  40 mounted lithographic plates. 4to, original cloth gilt. Oxford: Parker 1858. With: RACKHAM,  BERNARD  and  VAN DE PUT, ALBERT [Editors]. The Three Books of the Potter’s Art by Cavaliere Piccolpasso. 1 of 750 copies. 80 plates. Folio, original cloth.  Victoria & Albert Museum, 1934.




[SIR JOHN FRANKLIN R.N.] ‘A Brave Man and His Belongings: Being passages in the Life of Sir John Franklin, R.N. First Discoverer of the North West Passage’. [Privately Printed] by S.Taylor 1874. 8vo, pp.61: v, original blue cloth gilt. With dedication leaf: ‘This fragmentary record is Affectionately Dedicated to (as it was compiled for) Sir John Franklin’s Grandchildren and his great nephews and nieces’. Presentation inscription and family notes on front endpapers.


SOLD £2,800


THE MOTOGRAPH MOVING PICTURE BOOK, Illustrations by F.J.Vernay, Yorick, etc. Cover Design specially drawn for the Book by H. de Toulouse Lautrec.  23 coloured plates and with the transparency needed to make the pictures ‘move’ contained in pocket at front. 4to, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; all rather worn, loose, and soiled. 1898.


SOLD £90


HEATHCOTE, J.M (& others). Tennis; Lawn Tennis; Rackets; & Fives.   Number 20 of 250 large paper copies. Plates and illustrations. 4to, original half roan; binding broken; internally good. ‘Badminton Library’ series. 1890.


SOLD £160


DRINKWATER, G.C. & SANDERS, T.R.B. The University Boat Race, Official Centenary History, 1829-1927. Commemorative Edition. 1 of 600 numbered copies. Plates, 4to, original cream cloth gilt, uncut. Very good in foxed d.w. 1929, with 4 picture postcards, 1 of the Cambridge boat, 1913.


SOLD £70


ANGLING: ‘Mermaid Flies’. A trade catalogue, illustrated by 8 coloured plates of trout, may, & salmon flies. Large oblong 8vo, original coloured illustrated wrappers. Ogden Smiths Ltd. c. 1920. With: RONALDS, ALFRED. The Fly-Fisher’s Entomology, with coloured representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect. Fifth edition, revised. 1856. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 19 hand-coloured plates. 8vo, original cloth; binding worn, inner joints reinforced, frontispiece & title blind-stamped.




SAMPLE BOOK: “Davidson Brothers’ Calendars & Mottoes for 1907”. A folio volume containing 27 die-cut and embossed calendars, coloured and gilt, laid-down with tissue guards, 1 per page, together with labels giving stock numbers, prices etc. e.g. ‘No.31, Fairy Bells, 17/- per gross net’. The calendars, when loose, are designed so as to be folded and become three-dimensional; each either 6 x 13in. or 8 x 13in. With four other calendars, and postcards added later. Folio, original gilt lettered boards; backstrip partly detached.




EARLY 20TH CENTURY VERSE, a number stamped ‘Presentation Copy’ or marked ‘for Review’ and a few inscribed to F.S.Flint, whose signature appears in many of the volumes. The collection includes: Francis Macnamara   ‘Marionettes’ 1909; Selwyn Image (& others)  ‘New Poems’, Women’s Printing Society, 1908;  F.W.Tancred ‘Poems’ n.d. Inscribed and with  A.L.S.; Robert Bridges ‘The Necessity of Poetry’ 1918, inscribed by Harold Monro;  Richard Church ‘Philip’ 1923, & ‘Hurricane’ 1919, both inscribed; Eleanor Farjeon  ‘Pan Worship’ 1908;  Will H Ogilvie  ‘Rainbow and Witches’ 1907;  Harold Monro  ‘Strange Meetings’ 1917  &  ‘Before Dawn’ 1911; John Davidson ‘New Ballads’ 1897 & ‘Fleet Street’ 1909; together with 100 other volumes of verse published by Elkin Mathews (‘Vigo Cabinet Series’ etc.), Grant Richards,  David Nut,  A.C.Fifield,   Maunsel,  the Samurai Press, etc.  All 8vo, original cloth or wrappers and generally very dusty or soiled. (112)


SOLD £200


JUVENILE FICTION. A collection of late 19th Century and Edwardian works; all 8vo in original pictorial or decorative cloth gilt bindings, much better than average condition, generally bright and attractive. Including: Percival Lancaster ‘Chaloner of the Bengal Cavalry’; W.H.G.Kingston ‘Hurricane Hurry’; R.M.Ballantine ‘Blown to Bits’; E.S.Ellis ‘Klondike Nuggets and how Two Boys secured them’; and Talbot Baines Reed’s ‘The Cock-House at Fellsgarth, a Public School Story’ etc. 40 volumes in all.


SOLD £220


[---] a further selection from the same collection, including: Gordon Stables  ‘In Search of Fortune’; L.Thompson ‘Rex, or Winning the Victoria Cross’;  Chas. W. Whistler ‘A Thane of Wessex’; Capt. F.S.Brereton ‘With Wellington in Spain’; and R M Ballantine’s ‘The Iron Horse or Life on the Line’, etc. (40)


SOLD £220


[---] a further selection from the same collection but not in such good condition, comprising 6 titles by G.A. Henty: ‘The Dragon and the Raven’ n.d.; ‘At Aboukir and Acre’ 1899; ‘Out with Garribaldi’ 1901; ‘The Cat of Bubastes’ n.d.; ‘In Greek Waters’ 1893; & ‘A Knight of the White Cross’ n.d.; together 58 works of a similar nature, various authors. 64 volumes in all.


SOLD £160


JUVENILE MISCELLANY: Various works, generally in original decorative cloth gilt bindings, including: Archibald Williams ‘How it is Made’ (fine in chipped d.w.); ‘The Girl’s Home Companion’; ‘Every Boy’s Book of Sport and Pastimes’ 1897; Burnett’s ‘The One I Knew Best of All’ 1893; E.Nesbit ‘New Treasure Seekers’ 1904 (lacking front free endpaper); Mrs Valentine’s ‘The Old, Old Fairy Tales’ 1892; Charles Kingsley’s ‘The Heroes’ 1856 (rubbed calf); 2 volumes of ‘Early Days’, ‘Little Folks’ etc. 21 volumes in all.


SOLD £60


[WODEHOUSE, P.G.]: ‘The Captain, a Magazine for Boys & Old Boys’,  volumes 5, 6, & 12. 4to, original pictorial cloth gilt; very bright. April-Sept. 1901; Oct. 1901–March 1902; & Oct. 1904–March 1905. Volume 12 containing the complete serialisation of Wodehouse’s ‘The Head of Kays’ .


SOLD £50


LATE VICTORIAN / EDWARDIAN  MISCELLANY, all very good in the publisher’s decorative or pictorial cloth gilt bindings, where called for, including Walter Jerrold’s ‘Sir Redvers Buller, V.C.’ 1900; Marietta Holley  ‘My Wayward Pardner’ n.d.; Owen Wilkins ‘With Kitchener’s Army’ 1899; Wagner’s ‘Asgard and the Gods’ 1880, etc. Together with three ‘yellowbacks’ in good order: John Strange Winter’s ‘Mrs Bob’; Martin Tupper’s ‘Stephen Langton’; & Richard Henry Savage’s ‘The Passing Show’. 33 volumes in all.


SOLD £150


HODDER & STOUGHTON’S YELLOW JACKET’ or 2/- SERIES, published in the 1920’s & 30’s, each 8vo, original cloth, and in bright and colourful pictorial dust-wrappers. The collection comprising: Sydney Parkman ‘The Accidental Adventurer’ (& 3 others); Sydney Horler ‘Lady of the Night’ (& 8 others); Baroness Orczy ‘Sir Percy Hits Back’ (& 13 others); Dornford Yates  ‘Blood Royal’; Ian Hay ‘The Lucky Number’; Robert Simpson ‘Swamp Breath’; 17 by Edgar Wallace, ‘Taffrail’, A.E.W.Mason, etc. 47 volumes in all


SOLD £280


[---] a further selection from the same collection comprising: Emerson Hough   ‘The Covered Wagon’ (& 9 others); Zane Grey ‘The Roaring U.P. Trail’ (& 8 others); Ridgwell Cullum ‘The Golden Woman’ (& 4 others); William MacLeod Raine ‘Bad Man’ (& 4 others); C.W.Ogden ‘The Land of the Last Chance’ (& 2 others); and 13 others by Roy Norton, A.M.Chisholm, etc. 45 volumes in all.


SOLD £230


[---] a further selection from the same collection, comprising novels by E. Phillips Oppenheim including  ‘Advice-Limited’,  ‘The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent’,  The Ostrekoff Jewel’,  ‘Murder at Monte Carlo’,  ‘Sinners Beware’,   ‘Madame’ etc.  21 volumes in all


SOLD £200


[---]  a further selection from the same collection, comprising:  Valentine Williams  ‘The Crouching Beast’  (& 6 others);  R.Austin Freeman   ‘For the Defence, Dr. Thorndyke’  (& 5 others);  Charles Alden Seltzer  ‘Pedro the Magnificent’  (& 8 others);  Patrick Wynnlen  ‘The Last  Mark’  (& 2 others);  Peter Kyne  ‘Cappy Ricks’  (& 4 others); and Frank L.Packard’s  ‘The Sin that was His’  &  ‘Pawned’.  35 volumes in all. 


SOLD £230


‘THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY’, 95 issues from the 1st & 2nd series, c. 1916-1930’s.  Each small 8vo in the original pictorial wrappers; generally rather dusty.


SOLD £130


[---]  46 issues, between numbers 6 & 85, from the 3rd/4th series of ‘The Sexton Blake Library’. Each small 8vo in the original lurid coloured pictorial wrappers and in very good condition. The wire-staples are rusty (as usual) and some of the backstrips are rubbed but the wrappers are generally very bright, attractive, and not chipped N.d but c.1940’s & 50’s.


SOLD £60


[---]  another 50 issues, between numbers 86 and 147, as above.


SOLD £70


[---]  another 51 issues, between numbers 149 & 205, as above.


SOLD £70


[---]  another 52 issues, between numbers 206 & 313,  as above.


SOLD £70


SCIENCE FICTION: A collection of British issues of 1940’s & 50’s  ‘pulp fiction’ magazines, as under.  Each large 8vo, in the original lurid coloured pictorial wrappers as issued and generally in better than average condition especially the first four titles, the wrappers and backstrips of which are extremely bright :  ‘Amazing Stories’ (17);  ‘Astounding Science Fiction’ (18);   ‘Fantastic Adventures’ (11);  ‘Super Science Stories’ (9);  ‘Startling Stories’  (9);  ‘Science Fiction Quarterly’ (5); ‘Future Science Fiction’ (4); ‘Planet Stories’ (3); ‘Unknown Worlds’ (7);  Thrilling Wonder Stories (2); & 1 each of ‘Dynamic Science Fiction’, ‘Fantastic Novels’, & ‘Super Science Novels’. In all 88 issues


SOLD £160


‘THE BOYS FRIEND LIBRARY’,  83 issues, small 8vo, original coloured pictorial wrappers; all rather dusty and worn. n.d.  With 6 issues of  ‘The Champion Library’; 15 issues of the ‘Football & Sports Library’; and 18 issues of the 1930’s ‘Schoolboys Own Library’, five being by Frank Richards.  Together with (for the girls!) 37 issues of ‘The Schoolgirls Own Library’ with such splendid titles as ‘The Boy who Baffled Elaine’ & ‘A Hero to all but Joyce’. In all 159 issues


SOLD £250


[COMICS]: ‘The Collector’s Digest’ Volume 3 (No.25) to Volume 31 (N0.372); lacking volume 5.  28 volumes bound in blue binder’s cloth lettered in gilt. York: 1949-1977. An illustrated magazine devoted to the collection of comics.


SOLD £90

American Pulp Fiction

The following 16  lots are all U.S. issues, large 8vo in format, in the original lurid coloured pictorial wrappers; some backstrips defective, the covers however generally bright, attractive, and un-chipped.



DETECTIVE: ‘Smith & Street’s Detective Story Magazine’, 41 issues between Vol.115, No.2 & Vol.143, No. 3.   Dec.21st 1929 – Nov.25th 1933.


SOLD £200


[---]: another 39 issues, between Vol.143, No. 6 & Vol.158, No. 1. Jan.10th 1934 – May, 1939.


SOLD £200


ADVENTURE & ROMANCE: ‘Street & Smith’s Complete Stories’, 6 issues between Vol.24, No.1 & Vol.41, No. 2. June 1931 – Sept.1936. ‘Street & Smith’s Popular Magazine’, 8 issues between Vol.101, No. 5 & Vol.103, No. 6. Nov. 1930 – Oct. 1931. ‘Street & Smith’s Top Notch Magazine’, 11 issues between Vol.92, No. 1 & Vol.100, No. 4.  Jan. 1933 – April 1937. & ‘Love Book Magazine’, 16 issues between Vo.1, No.4 & Vol.7, No. 4. Dec. 1936 – April 1939.              In all 41 issues.


SOLD £150


[---]: ‘Argosy Weekly’. 48  issues  between  Vol. 248,  No. 3  &  Vol.291,  No. 4. July 1934 – July 1939.


SOLD £200


WESTERNS:  ‘Street & Smith’s Western Story Magazine’, 20 issues between Vol.105, No. 6 & Vol. 109, No. 4.  25th July – 26th Dec. 1931.


SOLD £60


[---]: another 43 issues, between Vol. 110, No.1 & Vol.118, No.2. Jan.16th – Dec. 24th  1932.


SOLD £110


[---]: another 44 issues, between Vol.118, No. 4 & Vol.127, No. 1.  Jan.7th – Dec.30th 1933.


SOLD £110


[---]: another 38 issues, between Vol.127, No.2 & Vol.135, No.2, Jan.6th – Dec.8th 1934.


SOLD £100


[---]: another 40 issues, between Vol.135, No.6 & Vol.153, No.1. Jan.5th 1935 – 26th Dec. 1936.


SOLD £90


[---]: another 37 issues, between Vol.153, No.2 & Vol.161, No. 5. Jan.2nd – Dec.25th 1937.


SOLD £90


[---]: another 38 issues, between Vol. 161, No.6 & Vol.170, No. 4. Jan.1st – Dec. 31st 1938.


SOLD £90


[---]: another 25 issues, between Vol.170, No.5 & Vol.177, No.2. Jan.7th – Oct.7th 1939.


SOLD £50


WESTERNS: ‘Star Western’, 18 issues between Vo.1, No.2 & Vol.16, No.2. Nov.1933 – Nov. 1938;  ‘Best Western’, Vol. 2, Nos. 2, 3, & 5. Oct.1936-June 1937; ‘Frontier Stories’, 7 issues between Vol. 10, No.2 & Vol.12, No.7. June 1929 - Nov. 1931; & ‘Complete Western Book Magazine’ 5 issues between Vol.1, No.6 & Vol.10, No.5. Dec.1933 - July 1938.   In all 33 issues.


SOLD £70


[---]: ‘Thrilling Western’, 11 issues between Vo.3, No.2 & Vol.22, No.2. Nov. 1934-Aug.1939; ‘Western Winners’, 10 issues between Vol. 1, No.2 & Vol.3, No.2. March 1935 - March 1936;  ‘Popular Western’, 3 issues, Vol.7,No.1, Vol.8, No.3, & Vol.9, No.3. May 1936 – Jan. 1937;   ‘Big Book Western’, 4 issues, Vol.1, Nos. 1, 5, & 9, Vol.3, No.6. Autumn 1933 – March 1937;  & 5 miscellaneous issues of ‘Super Western’, ‘Western Short Stories’, ‘Northwest Novel’, ‘Western Fiction Monthly’.    33 issues in all.


SOLD £70


[---]:  ‘Ace-High Western Magazine’, 37 issues between Vol.52, No.1 & Vol.85, No.2. Jan. 1930 – Aug.1939.


SOLD £70


[---]:  ‘Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly’, 60 issues between Vol.83, No.2  & Vol.129, No.5. 10th March 1934 – July 15th 1939.


SOLD £100





A piece of the rope used in the celebrated attempt to hang John Lee, at Exeter on 23rd February 1885, for the murder of Miss Emma Keyes, of Babbacombe, Devon. The curious relic, here offered, comprises a piece of the original rope, 70 inches in length, accompanied by an autograph letter signed, on the headed notepaper of  James Berry, Executioner, to ‘Dear Wm.M’ stating that  ‘As I promised  you I am giving you this piece of the rope  which I  used at the attempted execution of John Lee at Exeter.  I give it to you with all  the  more  pleasure, as it will remove a reminder of that awful morning.  It might  make  your  collection more of interest  to learn that the rope was also used  at my first  execution on one of the three Gorebridge murderers at… Edinburgh’. The letter stained, badly chipped, and laid-down on the back of an old, unrelated, photograph.

During the course of half an hour three attempts were made to hang Lee but on each occasion the ‘drop’ failed as he stood blindfolded, bound, and in terror on the trap-door whilst the warders jumped on it trying to free the mechanism and send Lee into oblivion.  After the third failure all involved, including the executioner James Berry, were so distraught that the execution was postponed and, upon the instructions of the Home Secretary, Lee’s sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. He served 22 years penal servitude.


SOLD £2,600

Wilkin Papers

 We are pleased to be able to re-offer the following three lots which were withdrawn at short notice from our April sale.



WEST AFRICAN FRONTIER FORCE: An extensive series, upwards of 130 autograph letters, many of considerable length, amounting to over 500 closely written pages, from Lieut. Walter Harold Wilkin, serving with the West African Frontier Force, from various locations in Northern Nigeria 1901-1908. Together with some earlier letters written en-route to South Africa, and with a 6-page detailed manuscript report, not in Wilkin’s hand, of military operations against the Boers. The letters written whilst serving with the West African Frontier Force are graphically descriptive of the British military operations in the suppression of the native peoples of Northern Nigeria; that of  April 20th 1901 is typically detailed “… Suddenly  I saw two men running from right to left across our front, & one stopped and  knelt down on one knee…about 30 yds off so I immediately fired at him & I think  hit him but as he did not go down I thought it best to continue the practice so I had six  shots at him after which he went down limp like a sack. A man then rushed up and  bayoneted  him…I was using Webley’s man stopping bullets, but one does not want  these fellows to put a poisoned arrow in 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 and light the others…we burnt all the guinea corn we saw  and of course the soldiers killed all the goats, pigs, and poultry…the Munshis were in  the bush quite close, shouting and blowing a kind of flute…our gun fired 4 shrapnel and  1 ‘case’ at them & we occasionally fired volleys…we followed on with a rearguard  & subsequently five more villages were burnt…a few arrows were sent into  the column but we had no casualties…”.   Together with his manuscript diaries for the years 1899 – 1912 (lacking 1900, 1906 & 1908) and his manuscript journal for 1904; this also descriptive of the military operations in Northern Nigeria.  Also a letter, not translated, inscribed to the verso ‘Letter to W.H.W. from a West African King’  and a photograph of troops posing  before a railway wagon, mounted to the rear of which is a maxim gun , the panel  below the barrel sign-written ‘Gentle Persuader’.  When not on active service Wilkin is an enthusiastic big game hunter and his letters describe in great detail the numerous and varied beasts that fell to his rifle. Together with a bundle of letters written ‘during Sudanese  Shoot Dec.1912-Jan 1913’  and a carbon copy of ‘Notes on the Addax Shooting Expedition in Dongola  Province’.


SOLD £2,800


WW1:  An extensive correspondence addressed to Captain W.H.Wilkin, Sherwood Foresters, whilst a prisoner of war at Crefeld, Germany and elsewhere, together with his replies, 1915-1918. Together with a large quantity of letters from Rupert Wilkin [later Shoolbred] 1st Queen’s Westminster Rifles whilst on active service and otherwise, 40 press photographs taken at the front, and a few  diaries.


SOLD £540


INDIA & BURMA:  A collection of letters, from Oscar Wilkin, Devonshire Regt. & 2nd Lancers, Gardner’s Horse, whilst serving in India and Burma c. 1905-1911. With his manuscript diaries for the years 1895, 1901-3, 1905, & 1910 and an album of photographs taken during his training.



SOLD £560



DERBY, ROBERT DE FERRERS, EARL OF (c.1239 - 1279). Document, on vellum, being a grant ‘by Robert de Ferrers son and heir of William de Ferrers late Earl of Derby to  Henry son of Herbert my clerk of all the land which Ralph Prudfot held of the grantor’s  father; and an acre of land with buildings on it which Ralph held of the  tenement of William de Burnelegh in the vill and territory of Eddricheshay  [Idridgehay, Derbyshire]  to be held of the grantor for annual rent of a measure of salt [?] . Witnesses: dominus  Hugh de Meynil, dominus William de Landa, Michael de Eylisbur,  Henry de Herlistone, Andrew de Carpunvile, Simon his brother, Norman de Bingham,  William de Meynil, John clericus’.  With suspended equestrian seal, broken, showing man on horseback to the obverse, armorial shield to the reverse; described in the deed as ‘sigilli  mei’ i.e. the grantor’s seal.  Undated but certainly before 1266.

Robert de Ferrers, Earl of Derby, succeeded to the title, as a minor, in 1254. As early as 1249 he had been secured by Henry III as a husband for Mary, a girl of seven years of age, daughter of Hugh XI of Lusignan count of La Marche, but, in spite of this, on the outbreak of civil war in 1263 Ferrers took three castles from Edward, the king’s son, and captured Worcester after a long siege, distinguishing himself by his violence. He was one of the five earls summoned to Simon de Montfort’s parliament, 1265. Compelled to forfeit his castles and revenues, in 1266 he broke out again in revolt on his own estates in Derbyshire but was utterly defeated at Chesterfield, taken prisoner as he lay helpless with gout, loaded with chains and confined a prisoner in Windsor Castle. [see D.N.B.]


SOLD £750


DERBYSHIRE. Documents on vellum of various types, i.e. grant, quitclaim, letter of attorney, bond etc. relating to property at Idridgehay, Derbyshire, and members of several families, especially Hay, Mellor and Bradshaw, 1432 - 1547.  Fourteen documents dated 1432, 1449, 1451, 1479, 1485, 1492 (two), 1512 (two), 1518 (four), and 1547. Latin.  Ten seals, some incomplete;  part of two armorial seals, and clear impressions of five others, non-armorial.

SOLD £1,100


DERBYSHIRE. A collection of documents on vellum, recoveries, marriage settlements, wills, etc.  Upwards of 40 documents relating to the Gell, Bradshaw and Mellor families of Derbyshire, c. 1610 - 1762.  Together with a large quantity of documents on paper relating to the same families, being copies, accounts ( including some relating to Rantor Mine in which the Gell’s appeared to have had an interest), some correspondence, including a printed prospectus for Stephen Glover’s ‘History of the County of Derby’ with Glover’s autograph request for infomation regarding the Gell genealogy.  Hundreds of pieces, largely 18th Century.


SOLD £500


DERBYSHIRE. Document on vellum being an Exemplification of a Common Recovery by Jonathan Green from William Scrimshire of six messuages, 10 acres of land [i.e. arable], 6 acres meadow, 10 acres pasture for all animals, at Middleton in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.  Dated 12 Feb. 11 George I, 1725. Latin.  With the large suspended seal of the Court of Common Pleas for George I ; seal broken and defective. The document with large initial letter portrait of George I.


SOLD £90


GLOUCESTERSHIRE. 50 large documents on vellum being conveyances, probates, mortgages, transfers, etc. a number of several membranes, with seals; a number seemingly relating to Gloucestershire. 18th & 19th Century.


SOLD £190


[---] a further 45 large documents on vellum, 18th & 19th Century, from the same source.


SOLD £190


DARWIN, CHARLES [1809-1882; naturalist]. A slip of paper bearing his autograph signature ‘Charles Darwin’ and holograph address and date ‘Down, Kent, March 8th -  1876’.   3 x 5 inches, in an envelope inscribed ‘autograph of Charles Darwin given me by  his nephew Rowland Wedgwood March 11 1876’..


SOLD £600


GIELGUD, SIR JOHN [1904-2000; actor]. A 7-line quote from Hamlet in his hand, commencing ‘What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and  feed......’. Signed and dated 1936; on an album leaf

SOLD £120


LORD ELGIN’S LIME WORKS . A collection of 24 A.L’s.S addressed to the managers or clerks of Lord Elgin’s lime works or colliery at Charlestown, Queensferry, being orders for lime shells, complaints “I have these 10 days been Expecting a cargow [sic] of Lime shells  Per the Eliza, Capt Philps, but as there is no word of him.....” etc.etc.  24 letters, folded , with address panels, seals & postal markings. c.1796-1830


SOLD £130


ACTS OF PARLIAMENT: ‘An Act to explain and Amend an Act……for building a Bridge across the River of Thames, from the Town of Fulham……to the Town of Putney’ 1728; ‘An Act for the further Prevention of Frauds in the Manufacture of Sweets’ 1815’ and upwards of 200 other Acts of Parliament, disbound, c. 1728-1819.


SOLD £100


BLANDFORD FORUM:  ‘An Act for the better and more easy rebuilding of the Town of Blandford Forum in the County of Dorset, and for determining Differences touching Houses and Buildings burnt down or demolished by reason of the late dreadful Fire there’. Act of Parliament, folio, pp.315-326 with general title leaf; crudely bound within old boards.  1732.




PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS: two oblong folio albums containing, pasted-in, full and half-plate photographs including two of a wreck at Eastbourne, Dec. 1886, English and Scottish views, shooting parties, five showing the construction of the Forth bridge, two large boating scenes at Cambridge, 1893, domestic scenes, etc. Together with another album, this containing photographs of Malmesbury and elsewhere including a splendid image captioned ‘Arch of S.  John’s Hospital, Malmesbury, Col. & Mrs Miles restoring it’; also two albums of carte-de-visite portraits and a small quantity loose.


SOLD £210


PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM: a large folio album lettered ‘Greece’ to the spine containing, pasted to the album leaves, photographs of Athens, Corinth & elsewhere in Greece and a number of Turkish views, these largely of Constantinople. A number of the images large, up to 9 x 14 inches. With, also pasted-in, four watercolour sketches painted ‘Between Smyrna &  Athens on board the “Progresso” 18th April 1885’.


SOLD £425

A  Gilbert & Sullivan Collection



GILBERT & SULLIVAN. A collection of 23 programmes, largely for the original London performances, as under:

‘H.M.S. Pinafore’.  Opera Comique   [1878-79]; embossed border trimmed at head. ‘The Pirates of Penzance’. Opera Comique  [1880-1881]; 2 programmes, 1 being for a matinee. ‘Patience’. Opera Comique [1881]; split on fold & worn on fore-margin; together with another, on yellow paper, for a matinee performance at the Savoy [1881-82]. ‘Princess Ida’. Savoy [1884]; 2 programmes, 1 on yellow paper within decorative border (stab marks to inner margin) & the other on mauve paper; this with some adhesion damage to lower wrapper. ‘Iolanthe’. Savoy [1882-4]. ‘The Mikado’. Savoy [1887]; 3 programmes, on variously coloured papers; chipped at edges with some loss to advertisement on central fold, 1 trimmed, with central split. ‘Ruddigore’. Savoy [1887]; 2 programmes; rather chipped on margins with some loss to advertisement on central fold. ‘Thespis’. Gaiety. [1871-2]; margins trimmed. ‘The Grand Duke’. Savoy [1896]  together with programmes for the first revivals of ‘The Sorcerer/Trial by Jury’ [1884-5]; ‘Pirates of Penzance’ [1888]; ‘Yeoman of the Guard’ [1896-7];  ‘H.M.S.Pinafore’ [1887-8] and programmes for the original London performances of Sullivan’s ‘Emerald Isle’ [1901]; ‘Rose of Persia’ [1899-1900]; ‘The Beauty Stone’ [1898]; ‘Victoria and Merrie England’ [1897]; & ‘Ivanhoe’ [1891].

SOLD £2,200


GILBERT, W.S. [1836-1911; dramatist]. A signed receipt: ‘Received of L.L.Sefton Esq. the sum of fifty eight pounds 6/8, being a quarters payment in advance for country right of “Pygmalion & Galatia” and royalty on sale of 1000 copies of printed book’. Signed by Gilbert across the 1d revenue stamp & dated 1st March 1873. On blue paper, 1-page 8vo, with fold marks..

SOLD £280


SULLIVAN, HERBERT & FLOWER, NEWMAN.  Sir Arthur Sullivan, His Life, Letters & Diaries. 1927. Tipped-in coloured portrait, plates. 8vo, original cloth; binding worn & broken. With Sir Arthur Sullivan’s holograph signature, cut from a letter, pasted below the portrait. With a folio album comprising 178 mounted sepia toned photographic portraits mounted to the album leaves; the majority with facsimile signatures mounted below. The album disbound and rather dusty; some leaves chipped on margins. The subjects include: W.S.Gilbert, Sarah Bernhardt, Lillie Langtrey (2), Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, George Grossmith,  & Durward Lely [in the role of ‘Nanki-Poo’] etc. etc. With, loosely inserted, Savoy Theatre programmes for ‘The Sorcerer’ [c.1897] ; ‘H.M.S.Pinafore’ [c.1899]; & ‘The Yeoman of the Guard’ [c.1911]. A Covent Garden ‘Promenade Concert’ programme [1878] , ‘Conductor, Mr Arthur Sullivan’ which  includes selections from ‘H.M.S.Pinafore’. With two chromolitho. souvenir programmes for ‘H.M.S.Pinafore’ [1887-88] & ‘The Mikado’ [1885-87], these unfortunately repaired with cellulose tape and the latter possibly incomplete; and various newscuttings relating to Gilbert & Sullivan. Together with 40 picture postcard portraits of D’Oyly Carte actors & actresses in various Gilbert & Sullivan roles, 1920’s - 1950’s, three of which signed by the subjects, i.e. Donald Adams, Alan Styler, & Leonard Osborn.


SOLD £920


GILBERT, W.S. His damask table napkin, embroidered to one corner ‘W.S.G.1908’; 27 inches square. A little frayed & with small ink-stain.  A curious relic.


SOLD £220


GILBERT & SULLIVAN - EARLY RECORDINGS. Four albums of 78 rpm records, as under, each ‘...the Complete Opera recorded under the personal supervision of Mr R.D’Oyly Carte exclusively on “His Master’s Voice” .’ The first two with attractive pictorial labels to the upper covers, the others lettered in gilt.  ‘H.M.S.Pinafore’ on 8 records [1924];  ‘The Mikado’ on 11 records [1927];  ‘Iolanthe’ on 11 records [1930], covers worn; &  ‘Patience’ on 10 records [1930].






PRINCE CHARLES & PRINCESS DIANA. Christmas card, signed, for 1981. Coloured mounted photograph of the royal couple on their wedding day.  Charles has written and signed the subscription and Diana has added her signature. Contained within the original envelope and fine. Together with a piece of their wedding cake contained within the original box printed in silver with their initials & ‘Buckingham Palace 29th July 1981’; this also in the original envelope. .

SOLD £1,150


SOLD £1,050


MANUSCRIPT MAGAZINES comprising four volumes of ‘Crowquills and Goosequils’,  with pen & ink illustrations, a few in watercolour, verse, riddles, etc. 4to, bindings broken, 1850 & 1860’s;  seventeen monthly numbers of  ‘The Mayflower’ edited by Nora McNeil [of Sidmouth], illustrated as above, each in the original decorative watercolour wrapper and ribbon bound, 1890’s;  & volume 9 of ‘The Waste Paper Basket’ for 1897, a similar work to the above but largely typescript, well illustrated with watercolours, pen & ink drawings and photographs.


SOLD £110


MAGIC LANTERN SLIDES: a very large collection, upwards of c. 600 photographic slides, contained in 19 specially made wooden boxes largely bearing manuscript labels to the lids descriptive of the contents; these however apparently not too accurate as to their present contents in a number of cases.  Some of the slides are professional images and bear printed labels, others are described as ‘Own Pictures’ or ‘Wales by Mr.Southwell’, ‘Brother W.H.  & Dr.Brewer’, ‘Mr T.W.Smith’s’ & ‘O’Neils & own portraits’ etc. Subjects include English and Welsh views, some Continental and American, some domestic and portraits. The labels include ‘South Coast from Dover to Eddystone Lighthouse’,  ‘Local Views - Residence  and Garden, Woodberry Down...’ & ‘Percy Tricks Spalding Foal Show’.  c. late 19th  early 20th Century.


SOLD £320

A Collection of Art Nouveau and other early Picture Postcards

Many of these cards,  having undivided backs, bear inscriptions to the face as is usual when postally used. Dates given in [ ] indicate the date of the postmark of that individual card.



RAPHAEL KIRCHNER. Two cards from his ‘Sun Ray’ series, c. 1902. Together with his cards ‘Demi Vierge’ [1903] & ‘Fleurs d’Amour’; a card published by P.M. & Co. (Series 4140 Marionettes), [1903]; and one from the series ‘Les Parfums’ entitled ‘Eau de Cologne’. (6 cards) .


SOLD £120


RAPHAEL KIRCHNER.  One of his ‘Legendes’ series; another marked ‘XXXII Anno Virgina’ [1902]; another, ‘Peches’, and 5 other signed cards [1901-1905]. Together with 5 other cards marked in pencil to the reverse with an attribution to Kirchner, two of which being Tuck’s ‘Art’ postcards, nos. 3987 & 3989.      (13 cards)




VARIOUS ART NOUVEAU CARDS including two examples by E.Louis Lessieux, ‘Salambo’ & ‘La Walkyrie’ [1900] & A.K.McDonald [1904]. Together with 17 other  cards published by  Hildesheimer, Tuck,  Max Ettlinger amongst others.      (20 cards)




[---] another similar group. Cards by Joseph Gaber [1901], Albert-Andre Guillaume, C.Henridd, K.Regnier, C.Henri and 15 others, a number embossed, 1 signed ‘Enzo’ entitled ‘Cafe Chantant - les habitues Juniores’ in which, according to a pencil note, Toulouse-Lautrec is depicted. (20 cards)


SOLD £120


[---] another similar group. Two cards by Popini, ‘The Tea-Shop Girl’ & ‘The School Girl’ [1902]; 3 cards in the Japanese taste; 2 cards by B.Wennerberg of tennis players, and 8 other cards, a number embossed.  (15 cards) .




EVA DANIELL.  Three of her cards, all published by Tuck, two being in the ‘Modern Art’ series. [1901-1904], and another card in the style of ALPHONSE MUCHA, published by P.M. & Co (Series 104) printed in Berlin, inscribed in pencil to the reverse ‘Tete Byzantine, Cameo design by Alphonse Mucha’. The design, within raised border, heightened with gold. [1903]. (4 cards) .




VIENNA SECESSION / WIENER WERKSTATTE. Seven cards including examples by Wilhelm List (3), Josef Hoffman (?), and Mela Koehler.  Late 19th early 20th Century.  (7 cards.) .


SOLD £130


GRUSS AUS.  Twenty early cards with undivided backs, comic and romantic subjects depicting pigs, kittens, dogs, & children; attractive and colourful , generally late 1890’s.     (20 cards)


SOLD £180


BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMEN. A large collection of early cards including ‘The Yachting Girl’ & ‘The Hunting Girl’ both published by Marcus Ward [1903]; 4 cards by Philip Boileau [1907]; a set of six published by Aldine (series 227), etc.  (40 cards)


SOLD £120


VALENTINE CARDS. Six pretty examples, including Gruss Aus, Tuck’s ‘Art’ & ‘Little Flirts’ series. Together with 3 birthday greetings cards, 1 gilt and embossed of a postboy [1907], a Tuck’s ‘Art’ card, & an art nouveau vase of flowers. Also an embossed calendar card for 1910; date cards for 1902 & 1905; a clock card, a New Year card and 2 mechanical cards.     (16 cards)




EASTER & CHRISTMAS GREETINGS. A group of seventeen Easter cards mostly depicting  rabbits and chicks, colourful and embossed, some heightened with gold, including two Russian examples. Together with 14 Christmas greetings, similar. c. 1898-1910. ( 31 cards)




MISCELLANEOUS EARLY CARDS including an art nouveau card of a gent sipping champagne [1900]; 2 embossed cards of dancers [1906]; a ‘hands across the ocean’ card, a number of embossed chromolitho cards heightened with gold of children; two of hands with flowers; a shoe, and basket, of flowers; a glamour card by L.Peltier; & a curious set of four 1st April cards of fishes, coloured, embossed, & heightened with gold.  Late 19th early 20th Century.    (32 cards)


SOLD £130




EARLY AVIATION. An Edwardian album containing the usual amateur water-colour drawings & verse but with, mounted to two leaves , 4 scraps of paper bearing the signatures of 5 pilots participating in the Bournemouth Aviation meeting July 1910. The signatures comprise those of Claude Grahame-White, Armstrong Drexel,  Robert Loraine [signing himself ‘Robert Jones’ & with note below ‘Written at the Aerodrome after return flight from the Needles  July 12th 1910’], Cecil Grace, & James Radley. With, loosely inserted, two picture postcard portraits of the aviator B.C.Hucks posing with his aircraft, both boldly signed by Hucks across the image.


SOLD £110


R.M.S. “OLYMPIC” .  A bronze model of the “Olympic”, 5¾ inches in length, lettered in relief to the side of the base ‘Metal from RMS Olympic 1935’ and on the other side ‘Thos. W. Ward Ltd. Sheffield. Phone 23601’. Together with a White Star Line promotional brochure for the ‘New Triple Screw Steamer “Olympic” the Largest Vessel in the World’.  Illustrations throughout, oblong 4to, pp.16, original cream wrappers decoratively printed in red; fold mark, lower wrapper soiled but generally good. September, 1912. .

The “Olympic”, sister ship of the “Titanic”, was broken up in 1935; the above model was cast using metal salvaged from her demolition.


SOLD £640


INDIA: The album of Captain Charles Reginald Sylvester Bradley, R.A.M.C., whilst stationed at Poona and elsewhere in India, comprising original sepia toned photographs, photographs of the Poona Hunt, Lord Kitchener inspecting the 95th Highlanders, menus, programmes, newscuttings, etc. Oblong folio, contemporary morocco; inner joint cracked. 1904 - 1909. With a few, later (1917) photographs loosely inserted.


SOLD £180


BOTANICAL SPECIMENS:  A well presented collection, numerous examples expertly mounted on 110 leaves, folio & 8vo, and each captioned in ink. Together with an ambiguous (& tantalising ) typescript letter from the British Museum (Natural History), dated 1949, stating that they have been unable to identify the handwriting on the specimens but that ‘It is  possible that the Alton Museum might be interested in the collection for the sake of the  connection with Gilbert White’ ? .




AMERICAN VALENTINE CARDS, four pretty examples each contained in their original blind embossed envelopes and  addressed to ‘Miss Emma Henston, Grand Hotel, San  Francisco’. All of the cut & embossed paper lace variety, one with green & gilt paper backing;  this bearing a ‘New England Valentine Company of Mass.’ circular stamp to the envelope flap. 1860’s or 70’s. .




WW1: a black leatherette wallet , once the property of Emil Willmann, 3 Kompagnie Inf.Regt.Nr.470, whilst serving at the front during WW1. The wallet containing a dozen or so letters, in German, approx. 20 ‘Feldpostkartes’, a printed manual, his ‘Soldbuch’ from which we learn his year of birth was 1897, picture postcards, photographs, etc. .


SOLD £70


GALLIMAUFRY:  a ticket for the International Exhibition 1862 in the original leather wallet; an 1855 Derby Day pass; a ticket for the Devon & Exeter Botanical and Horticultural Society; a Gt.Western Express rail ticket;  a number of  volumes of ‘glazed’ views including one of South Africa; various legal documents, some on vellum; a group of documents and photographs relating to the Queen’s Westminster Volunteers including two gilt edged printed cards issued on the occasion of the inspection by ‘His Imperial Majesty William II, German Emperor, at Buckingham Palace’ 1891; a number of crest albums, a small postcard album and loose postcards; menus; diaries; a paper sample book containing numerous coloured examples of ‘canvas’, ‘embossed’, ‘leather’ and other papers, 1911; a quantity of Victorian coloured scraps; 3 odd parts of ‘Our Mutual Friend’ and 7 of ‘Pickwick Abroad’; a printed brochure being a description of ‘Mors Janua Vitae an Allegorical Picture by Sir J.Noel on view...’; a vellum bound account book of 1816; a few greetings cards; scrap books; a few maps; a collection of train tickets; a folio volume ‘reprinted from “Engineering” ...1930’ on the construction of the Forth bridge; two hunting diaries largely for the Tiverton Hounds, 1911-1934; a few stereoscope cards; a shaped bookmark for Kalynos Dental Cream; an attractive pictorial coloured calendar/information booklet for the Guildford coach, 1896; & an 1893 Hindustani primer in braille . Together with much else; a large quantity.


SOLD £340




CHALMERS, GEORGE PAUL; oil painting of figures in an interior, signed, on canvas, 13¾in. x 9¾in., in swept gilt frame, 19th century.



HEAD, ARTHUR WILLIAM; oil painting, an unusual still life with vase of flowers, signed and dated 1927, on canvas, 23½in. x 17½in., framed.

Studied under E.H. Holder and at the Royal College of Art.

Teacher of the drawing of diseases of the human eye for the medical profession.


SOLD £90


PASTEL: a portrait of a clergyman, 9½in. x 7¼in., in contemporary gilt gesso carved wood oval frame, late 18th century. .

The reverse inscribed in pencil Catherine Read, with Walker Gallery label.




GOUACHE: a portrait of a youth, 5in. x 4in., in contemporary gilt gesso carved wood oval frame, late 18th-early 19th century. .

See Illustration

The reverse inscribed in pencil by Charles Hayter or John.




WATERCOLOURS: a pair, Continental cathedral interiors with figures, signed with initials and dated, GPA (18)82 and (18)84, 12¼in. x 9in., in original ebonised reeded frames, slight foxing.


SOLD £270


PRINTS & DRAWINGS:  a miscellaneous group of some 80 pieces comprising etchings, pencil drawings, lithographic views, caricatures by ‘Sem’, a coloured wash technical drawing of a wheel-barrow, four large lithographs by Barque after Raphael, Holbein & del Sarto, a number after Hogarth, architectural drawings of Broadwood - Kelly Church, 1867, a watercolour drawing of shells, a dozen steel-engraved plates from George White’s ‘Himalaya Mountains’ etc. etc. etc. Together with 1 part only of Miss Pardoe’s ‘Beauties of the Bosphorous’ & volumes 1 & 2 (bound in 1) of J.Carter’s little copper-engraved English views; 38 views with descriptive text, disbound. 1786.


SOLD £50


HUMOROUS DRAWINGS:  a group of 40 mid 19th Century amateur pencil drawings, captioned in ink, a few signed R.Smith. One entitled ‘Awful Scene on the chain pier  Brighton’ is typical of the group as a whole. This drawing depicting a nursemaid and her charges, the youngest of which is shown in mid-air being blown out to sea,  is captioned ‘Nursemaid:  Lawk, There goes Charley, and he’s took his Mar’s parasol. What will  Missus say?’ Sizes up to 7 x 10 inches, glue marks to the verso of each.


SOLD £100


FIRST INTERNATIONAL GOLF MATCH - England v. Scotland - Hoylake, 1902. Sepia toned print  after Michael Brown, 11 ½ x 17 ½ inches, with separate ‘key’ plate in outline identifying the players represented, Bernard Darwin, Horace G Hutchinson, etc. Life Association of Scotland: c. 1902.




CHARLES SYKES A.R.B.S. (1875-1950).  A portfolio containing upwards of 50 sketches, leaves from sketchbooks, a few watercolours , drawings etc. some signed. The portfolio bearing label ‘Charles Sykes, Gothic House, Drayton, Nr. Abingdon, Berks’.




WYLLIE, WILLIAM LIONEL (1851-1931); a large etching signed by the artist in pencil, depicting barges and sailing vessels on the river Thames [?], published by the Art Union of London, 1st October 1901, printed by F Goulding, the size of the image 16⅜in. x 23½in., wide margins, mounted and glazed in contemporary swept oak frame with gilt slip, excellent unfoxed condition.


SOLD £500


WYLLIE, WILLIAM LIONEL (1851-1931); a large etching signed by the artist in pencil, depicting HMS Victory and ironclads in Portsmouth Harbour, published by the Art Union of London, 1st September 1910, printed by C Welch, the size of the image 15⅝in. x 29¾in., wide margins, mounted and glazed in contemporary swept oak frame with gilt slip, excellent unfoxed condition.


SOLD £1,500


RAEMAEKERS, LOUIS. A collection of 53 reproductions of his WW1 cartoons, printed and published by Geo.Pulman & Son for “Land & Water [1916/1917].  Each coloured, occasionally b&w, image laid-down as issued and with title-slip, printed within red rules, tipped-on to lower left margin.  Each signed by the artist in pencil below the image and each numbered in pencil.  The numbering would indicate that this individually signed issue was, perhaps, limited to 25 .  Large folio, 26 x 20 ½ inches overall; three title labels missing otherwise generally in very good condition and largely unfoxed.

The plate we illustrate is entitled ‘The Promise’ – ‘We shall never sheath the sword until Belgium recovers all, and more than all she has sacrificed’.


SOLD £450


‘FLOWERS OF LOVELINESS: .... groups of Female Figures, Emblematic of Flowers, beautifully coloured. Designed by various artists; with poetical illustrations by L.E.L[andon]’. Ackerman, c.1838.   Incomplete, 24 hand-coloured plates only (of 36). 4to, contemporary full morocco; rubbed. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.


SOLD £110


‘THE BISHOPPRICK OF DURHAM’, engraved hand-coloured map by Peter van den Keere, 1676. 3 ¾ x 5 inches; a hand-coloured engraving ‘The North East View of Canterbury Castle’ by Saml. & Nath. Buck, 1735;  a hand-coloured engraved plan of ‘Cripplegate Ward with it’s Division into Parishes according to a New Survey’ from Maitland’s Survey of London, 1755; & ‘the South-West Prospect of the Church of St. Giles Without Cripplegate’, a hand-coloured engraving after R.West, 1737. All framed and glazed.





A George II needlework sampler, worked in coloured silks on a linen ground with a verse and stag hunting scene, ‘How many children in the street half naked I behold, while I am clothed from head to feet and covered from the cold’, Mary Fowler Her Work, 1744, 15¾in. x 10¾in., on oak panel, contemporary ebonised and parcel gilt moulded frame.

SOLD £680


A Victorian needlework sampler, embroidered in brightly coloured wools on a linen ground, by Mary Hannah Lister, 1845, depicting a dovecot, animals and flowering plants, with a verse, ‘Learn to live as you would wish to die’, 15½in. square, unframed.


SOLD £500


An early Victorian needlework sampler, worked in coloured silks on a linen ground depicting a school within a border of flowering plants, ‘A token of gratitude to Mrs Driver from the  children of Framfield School, 1840’, 14¾in. x 11¾in., in contemporary glazed maple frame.


SOLD £600


An early 19th century cut paperwork silhouette, showing four different arrangements of the same group of birds within the branches of a tree, inscribed, A Present for Francis Milner,  9½in. x 12¾in., in contemporary rosewood moulded frame.


SOLD £170


A 19th century painted silhouette on glass entitled ‘The Pedlars’, depicting a number of pedlars offering their wares, a toyseller bearing a tray of numerous puppets, marionettes and dolls upon his head whilst another demonstrates a Jumping Jack to a woman and her two children beneath a tree with a small dog in attendance, the scene contained within a finely decorated oval border, 6½in. x 9in., in contemporary swept gilt frame.


SOLD £260


A Victorian naïve chenille work picture of a South Sea island, with natives and a canoe, decorated in shades of turquoise and brown, 13in. x 16in., simulated rosewood moulded frame.


SOLD £160


A Georgian Naval midshipman’s dirk, straight double edged spear point blade, stamped I Read, turned ivory grip, leather scabbard with gilt metal mounts, faintly inscribed John Read,  Maker, 10¼in. overall.

SOLD £190


An 18th century hunting sword with curved sawback blade, brass shell pattern guard and staghorn grip, 28¼in. long overall.


SOLD £220


A 19th century, 4th Northumberland infantry officer’s sword, curved single-edged pipe back blade, gilt metal folding guard with shagreen grip, brass scabbard, 38in. overall.


SOLD £100


A fine silver mounted hunting knife with spear point blade, stamped Arnachellum Salem, solid cross guard and flattened quillons, with staghorn grip, original leather scabbard, the silver mounts finely chased and engraved with foliate decoration, 18th century, 16¾in. long overall.


SOLD £390


A pair of Napoleonic prisoner-of-war work bone salad servers of scissor form with chip carved decoration, 12½in. long; and a French gilt metal officer’s pouch of shield-shaped form with chased foliate and zoomorphic ornament, 4½in. wide, 5½in. high.


SOLD £120


A Georgian cannon barrel box lock percussion pistol, with foliate and shell pattern silver wire walnut butt, by G. Ward, 8in. long; together with a conventional box lock percussion pistol with engraved lock and plain barrel with walnut butt, 6½in. long.


SOLD £200


A 19th century bronze bust of Ariadne, finely modelled, her hair adorned with vine leaves, 7in. high.

Ariadne was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete.


SOLD £130


A Simon and Halbig bisque headed character doll, with moulded eyebrows, sleeping blue eyes, hair lashes and pierced ears on a ball-jointed composition body, dressed in original clothes, impressed, Simon & Halbig, KR with star, circa 1910, 18in. high.


SOLD £310


An Armand Marseille bisque headed character doll, with blue sleep eyes and open mouth on a French-jointed wood and composition body, impressed, A Marseille 390n, D.R.G.M. 246/1,  A3½M, circa 1910, 19in. high.




An Ernst Metzler bisque headed character doll, with blue sleep eyes and open mouth on a jointed wood and composition body, impressed 890, E.M.O., circa 1920, 16in. high.

Simon and Halbig used the 800 series on their dolls made for lesser doll manufacturers.




A ‘Jack in the Box’, painted papîer-maché head and fabric covered wire body, paper covered pine box, the front with a coloured print of three children, German, circa 1880, 5⅜in. high, 4in. square; together with a late 19th century ebonised and simulated rosewood pencil case in the form of a pistol, 9in. overall.


SOLD £100


A Steiff black plush covered Scottish terrier, the collar with original label and button, 3½in. high; a gold plush covered teddy bear, straw filled, with glass eyes, pointed muzzle, hump and elongated limbs, 12in. high; and a Heubach composition doll with mohair wig and sleep eyes, wearing original clothing, 9in. high. (3)

The Stieff terrier bears the original price ticket of 1/3d.


SOLD £140


A bisque shoulder headed doll, with mohair wig, fixed eyes and open mouth on a straw filled body, impressed, Mabel 12/0, circa 1920, 12in. high.


SOLD £60


A 19th century Dieppe bone and ivory mirror with oval bevelled plate, with carved appliqués of dolphins, fleur-de-lys, dragons, eagles and masks, on a ground of stylised leaves, inscribed SCOTORVM, reeded edge, 31in. high, 20in. wide.


SOLD £1,050


A Victorian opaque blue glass oil lamp of baluster form raised on circular pedestal foot, enamelled in colours with a figure of a bird and flowers, brass base and fittings, overall height with chimney, 24½in.


SOLD £50


A 19th century brass lectern decorated with engraved and pierced floral designs on adjustable square platform base with bracket feet, 13in. high, 9½in. wide; together with a pair of treen ‘novelty’ nutcrackers carved in the form of a laughing dwarf, 11½in. overall.

SOLD £150


A Regency bronze column lamp of baluster form with tripod base, decorated with cast foliate and zoomorphic ornament, 19¼in. high.


SOLD £150


Needlework accessories: an ormolu mounted brown leather necessaire with chain suspension together with a mixed assortment of accessories, including four tape measures (three Mauchlinware); five turned bone bobbins; and a pinchbeck mounted agate pin box. (12)


SOLD £260


A Georgian tortoishell two-drawer spy glass, 5½in. extended, 2½in. diameter; a Georgian mahogany compass, 2½in. square; a glass syringe with boxwood case; a mahogany and brass table seal; a turned boxwood powder pot, 4½in. high; and a pressed brass string box. (6)


SOLD £325


A 19th century French Curassiers brass helmet, with Medusa’s head comb, and chin strap, plume lacking, later restorations to leather and cloth, some denting.

An old catalogue label fixed to the interior suggests that the helmet is ‘a Waterloo relic’, and described as being ‘Very Fine’, with a price of £3-10-00.


SOLD £450


A pair of 19th century ‘chalkware’ figures of stags, painted in brown under a crackled varnished glaze, one with antler damaged and paint loss, probably American, 10¼in. high, 8½in. wide.


SOLD £220


An extremely fine late 19th century carved hardwood figure of a camel raised on diaper patterned moulded base, 24in. high, 28in. wide overall.


SOLD £2,950


Joe Davis: a signed snooker cue, inscribed Joe Davis, Claude Falkner, 1.6.44, 58in. overall; together with metal travelling case, inscribed V. Sanderson.

Claude Falkner was the proprietor of a snooker hall in Bournemouth where Joe Davis is known to have played Exhibition matches.

V. Sanderson, the vendor’s brother-in-law, lived in Bournemouth and apparently won the cue in a raffle.




An Arts and Crafts folding garden chair, beech frame with green canvas seat and back, the sides pierced with stylised flowerheads, the arm inset with a silver plaque hallmarked Birmingham 1915, inscribed, Queen Mary Camp, Smith’s Lawn. Windsor 13th Sept. 1915.


SOLD £210


A 17th century brass horizontal sundial of octagonal form, the plate with engraved hour scale and calendar/month scales, shaped gnomen, inscribed H. Bedford in Fleet Street, 12in. wide.

Helkiah Bedford (working 1667-1671) is recorded as a clock and mathematical instrument maker of Fleet Street, London.


SOLD £550


An antique brass alms dish, chased with portrait figures of a gentleman and a knight on a punched ground, floral and bead decorated border, probably late 17th-early 18th century, 12¼in. diameter.


SOLD £100


A single, solid cast lathe turned candlestick with four graduated knops on a step base, probably Continental, circa 1700, height 8in.

Exhibited – Spink and Son, London – An Exhibition of Candlesticks, No 30.


SOLD £140


A Georgian brass ‘jack-rack’ with sliding hook, ornamented with pierced geometric designs, 11in. overall; a Royal Insurance lead fire mark, 7in. high; and a 19th century ‘Billie & Charlie’ medieval style lead figure, 6in. high. (3)




A pair of antique carved walnut hand bellows with fleur-de-lys and foliate decoration, shell handle, turned brass nozzle, 11½in. overall; together with a verr-eglomise glass panel naively painted with figures of animals within a floral border, in tortoishell veneered walnut moulded frame, 7⅛in. x 8½in. overall, probably from a cabinet, both late 17th–early 18th century. (2)


SOLD £350


A 17th century South German miniature wrought iron casket of rectangular form on pierced scroll base, blind fret ornament with original painted green and white floral decoration, wrought iron carrying handles, decorative interior locking mechanism, with replacement key, 7¾in. wide, 5¾in. high.


SOLD £1,650


An 18th century Flemish oak washboard, finely carved in high relief with scenes of figures and a lion within leaf carved borders, inscribed, D VREED, DE LIEFDE, T FORTVN,  ANNO 1702, well worn surface and good patination, old worn infestation to one edge and later pierced with a keyhole, 5in. wide, 26in. long.


SOLD £480


A Georgian ebony and ivory Octant (Hadley’s Quadrant) by D Primavesi, Cardiff, radius 9⅞in., with contemporary hinged mahogany box.


SOLD £750


A lady’s Victorian brass inlaid walnut toilet box, containing a compliment of silver plated and cut glass fittings with mother-of-pearl handled accessories and enclosing a mirror, the base incorporating a jewellery drawer, inscribed Miss. M. Orchard, July 1874 from H.C., 12in. x 9in.

Given to Mary Orchard by her fiancé on their engagement.


SOLD £350


An early 19th century mahogany paint box inlaid with ebony stringing, the base incorporating a drawer, by Smith & Co., 34, Marylebone St., Piccadilly, enclosing a compliment of paints, some contemporary and unused, Newman’s and Roger’s, together with two pottery palettes, one impressed Mrs Newman, Soho Square, 9in. x 5in.


SOLD £200


A 19th century brass carriage clock, the case of moulded form with reeded loop handle, eight day cylinder movement striking on a gong, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, 5¼in. high.


SOLD £200


A Victorian brass skeleton clock of architectural form, enamelled Roman numeral chapter ring, single fuseé movement and passing strike, on oval ebonised wood base, 16in. high overall.




A Victorian walnut veneered circular drop dial wall clock inlaid with floral marquetry and a figure of a swan, 12in. Roman numeral white enamel dial, striking on a gong, 28½in. high.


SOLD £300


A 19th century Swiss cylinder musical box with inlaid marquetry case, playing eight popular airs, including Iolanthe by Sir Arthur Sullivan, Chimes of Normandy, Sweet Violets, etc, circa 1880, 13¾in. wide.


SOLD £380


A George III elm longcase clock with full length door and moulded plinth, the hood with shaped cornice and square chamfered pillar supports, containing an 8 day movement with 11in. square brass dial engraved with a flowering urn and scrolls, the chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals, urn spandrels, by Rich Webb, Hooknorton, later restorations to outside edge of dial and plinth, 76in. high.


SOLD £980


A George III oak longcase clock with full length arched door and moulded plinth, the domed hood with pierced and shaped pediment and pillar supports, containing an 8 day movement with 12in, strike/silent arched brass dial with matted centre, the chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals, urn and dolphin spandrels, by JnLack, Harleston, pediment broken, plinth reduced in height, 76in. high.


SOLD £2,000


An early 19th century inlaid mahogany longcase clock with bracket feet, the domed hood with shaped pediment and reeded pillar supports, containing an 8 day movement with 13in. Roman numeral white enamel arched dial with moon phase decorated with a landscape and seascape, squirrel spandrels, by Geo Hunt, Bristol, 85½in. high.


SOLD £2,500


A suite of George III mahogany knife cases in the manner of John Lane, each of moulded serpentine form with kingwood banding and herringbone and parquetry stringing, inlaid with boxwood and ebony stars, fitted interior with chequer stringing, hallmarked silver mounts and ball and claw feet, maker’s mark IW within a rectangle, unidentified, and lion passant only, circa 1775, with armorial, a pair for table cutlery, 14⅞in. high, 9in. wide, and a pair for dessert, 12¾in. high, 8in. wide.

The Arms are those of Cholwich impaling probably Duntz, two Devon families.

Sheraton states in his drawing book ( 1791-94) that knife-cases “are not made in regular cabinet shops”, but are “executed in the best taste by one who makes it his main business, i.e. John Lane, No. 44 St Martin-le-Grand, London”. The lid is nearly always inlaid with a boxwood and ebony star, and the partitions cut for knives and spoons are often edged with a narrow chequer inlay.

EDWARDS, RALPH.; The Dictionary of English Furniture.


SOLD £26,000


An Edwardian inlaid mahogany salon suite, decorated with satinwood shells and ivory stringing, with pierced splats, raised on tapering splayed legs, comprising a settee, an open armchair and a pair of side chairs.




An Edwardian inlaid mahogany occasional table of rectangular chamfered form decorated with satinwood banding and stringing, with two drawers and shaped undertier, raised on square tapering splayed legs, 12in. wide, 9in. deep, 27½in. high.


SOLD £340


An Edwardian bronze mounted walnut vitrine of serpentine form with variegated rouge marble top, enclosing three shelves, raised on scroll feet, 53¾in. high overall, 26½in. wide.


SOLD £350


A Victorian burr walnut marquetry Sutherland table of oval form on turned end supports with stretcher, leaf capped scroll feet and castors, 35in. x 40½in. extended.


SOLD £700


A lady’s Victorian carved walnut button back chair, with moulded back, circular seat with shaped apron, raised on cabriole legs with scroll feet and castors.




A George III mahogany circular tripod table with reeded edge, one piece top, on turned baluster stem with shaped arched supports and brass castors, 18½in. diameter, 29in. high.


SOLD £760


A William IV rosewood teapoy with floral marquetry and chess board top, shaped and pierced apron, enclosing two caddies, mixing bowls lacking, raised on barley sugar column end supports with stretcher, moulded scroll feet and castors, 24in. wide, 17½in. depth.


SOLD £850


A Victorian burr walnut kidney-shape card table with fold over top, decorated with floral marquetry and satinwood and ebony lines, raised on turned tapering end supports with stretcher, scroll feet and castors, 37¾in. wide.


SOLD £1,450


A 19th century yew-wood Windsor armchair with shaped and pierced splat, elm seat with turned legs and crinoline stretcher, old restoration to one back leg and stretchers.


SOLD £725


A 19th century Yorkshire yew-wood Windsor armchair, with shaped arms and Christmas tree splat, elm seat with turned legs and H-stretchers, old restoration to two stretchers.


SOLD £875


A George III oak bureau with fitted interior, containing a central arched panelled cupboard door, banks of drawers and shaped pigeon holes, four long graduated oak lined drawers below, with contemporary brass backplate handles, raised on shaped bracket feet, 30in. wide.




An early 17th century Flemish oak and walnut cabinet on stand of Renaissance design with ebony inlay, carved cherub’s head and lion mask decoration and foliate ornament, the doors with a figure of a falconer, the stand with shaped brackets and turned bulbous supports with block feet, minor later alterations and restorations, circa 1620, 34in. wide, 54½in. high, depth 17¾in.


SOLD £2,600


A pair of early 19th century Colonial brass inlaid rosewood armchairs of Regency design, the backs and legs decorated with stars, reeded toprails and scroll arms with cane seats, raised on sabre legs, depth of seat 19¼in.


SOLD £1,500


A pair of Regency rosewood and parcel gilt console tables with variegated white marble tops, leaf carved baluster column supports with shaped plinths and bun feet, 34in. wide, 35in. high, depth 12in.

SOLD £8,000




Saturday, 7th April 2000