Title: 2nd JULY 2015 Sale Information

Date Posted: June 22nd, 2015

Dear Friend,

Do you need a runabout?  See the last line Images of some of the items can be seen further down the Blog below this text.

Our sale is Thursday 2nd July at 11am, with viewing Wednesday 1st July 1-7pm and 9.30-10.45am on sale day.

Online bidding is available for many lots in the sale at www.ukauctioneers.com.

We’ve done it again!! I am pleased to report that, after a year of research, we have discovered an otherwise unknown drawing by Thomas Gainsborough, with an impeccable provenance from the artist to the present owner.  Initially recognised by an elderly Courtauld student and friend of the saleroom, it was ultimately acknowledged by Dr Lyndsay Stainton, who was for many years a curator at the British Museum.  Both experts were very excited to see it.  It is a late work of a type known as a presentation drawing, measuring 22.5 x 32.2 cms; the large original oil painting, “Gypsy Encampment, Sunset”, is on view in the Tate.  A photograph of the drawing is currently on our blog.  The estimate is £20,000-£30,000.

We are pleased to have been invited by the film producer Philip Saville to take away certain things from his home.  These include a Siglo humidor with Cohiba and other cigars and a fine Art Deco ceiling light by Schneider.

We have about 60 lots of PAINTINGS, drawings and prints.  Names include Thomas Gainsborough, David Gentleman, Mary Weatherill, Akos Zsoter, H. Earp, Paul Nietsche, H. A. Ruderman, William Henry Harriott, F. Furet, John Albert Seaford, George Chambers, G.P. Scott, F. Russell Flint, Leonard Baskin, Elizabeth Brunnet, Laurence Rode, Gabrielle Bellocq, Victor Brauner, Robert Morden, etc.  We have a selection of MIRRORS. (The May sale included some good picture results with a group of 4 small watercolours by George Weatherill raising £6400.)

JEWELLERY and ART OBJECTS is a delightful section including 18th and 19th century pieces, among them some charming period diamond items with good rings and pendants and a wonderful gold tiepin of a hand holding a diamond.  We also have 18ct and 9ct gold watches and modern watches.  We have a family group of portrait miniatures one of a nobleman, probably by Nicholas Dixon, circa 1670, and a pair in tortoiseshell and brass frames.

The SHELVES are full to bursting with PORCELAIN POTTERY AND GLASS and an influx of hundreds of Lilliputt Lane and similar model houses has required extra shelving!  Other items include a large fine 18th century faience plate painted with flowers, a large 18th century Dutch plate with Peacock design decoration, and a Jiaqing bowl painted with calligraphy , mountains and figures, 10 modern bronze figures, a Simon and Halbig 1898 large porcelain doll with original clothing, an old Chinese doll, a large Vienna painted plate titled “Leonidas”, a signed Lalique fruit bowl with iris, 9 Doulton flambe figures, bronze figures of archaic design, Crown Derby, Haviland Limoges, Clarice Cliff, endless figures including a 12 piece Beswick pig band, Doulton puppies, Royal Albert Beatrix Potter figures, Beswick penguins, one with a sunshade, a Carlton Ware coffee service of Japanese design, cranberry glass, lots of cut glass, a collection of Toby jugs, Royal Doulton “Gold Concord” dinner wares, an extensive collection of thimbles, a group of green and black glazed Poole animal figures, Johnson Bros fish plates, carnival glass, and much, much more including two stick telephones.

CLOCKS include a four glass mantel clock with mercury pendulum, an ormolu French mantel clock, a marble clock, a French wall clock and others, three tantaluses, one with games and smoking compartments and possibly one of the finest game compendiums in a burrwood box with brass strap work set with tiger’s eye hardstones containing Bezique, chess with ivory pieces, original playing cards and a backgammon board.

COLLECTABLES include an extensive collection of model railway, bayonettes, a Chinese sword, a kukri with ivory handle, old carved ivory, medals from Cpl S J Burvill, Durm L.I. including the India medal with Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 bar, other medals, ephemera including an important archive of First World War photographs taken from an air balloon by Mr AAA Simon of the French Air Force and two albums of photographs taken by Mr Simon to record his journey to and from China to set up a film laboratory in Peking for Pathe News circa 1921, for whom he worked for 50 years partly as a war correspondent, also included are a war diary and his demobilisation papers, an album illustrating film making for Pathe Pictorial in London and South Africa pre 1914.  Also a 1937 clothbound programme of “The Coronation of George VI”, old postcards, stamp albums, 1974/5 programmes for Wimbledon Football Club, a 1791 clothbound map of Northamptonshire by Thos Milne, other old maps, a good old cigarette card album, an extensive collection of first day covers, copies of the “Sunday Graphic” and “Daily Graphic” circa 1953, Masonic jewels and regalia, a fine boxed set of 52 solid silver medals each representing a British regiment accompanied by 52 badges in a brass-bound box, old photographs, a huge well-presented collection of UK coinage including much silver, also mint bronze.

SILVER AND PLATE is a smaller section than last sale but will still have 30-50 lots.

VINTAGE COSTUME and fashion is extensive with good handbags, including Mulberry, a vintage pair of leather riding boots, and designer names including two Jenny Packham evening dresses and an evening skirt with top, a brown lamb leather jacket and a Digiscope jacket.

BOOKS includes a large collection of Folio Society volumes.

ORIENTAL RUGS is a small section but includes a fine 19th century large Heriz silk rug from North-West Persia, circa 1870.

FURNITURE is a small section but with something for everybody!

And we have, among our GENERAL EFFECTS, two Renault Scenic people carriers from a deceased estate, a tooled leather Western saddle, a professional croquet set, a double width stainless steel cooker, a 50 ins and other tvs, B&O hifi, bunk beds, white goods and an electric invalids chair.   We cater for everybody.

Title: 2nd JULY 2015 Images

Date Posted: June 6th, 2015

Some of the items in our July sale:



A presentation drawing by Thomas Gainsborough, newly discovered by Bainbridges, ‘Gypsy Encampment, Sunset’ (22.5 x 32.2 cms), with provenance from the artist to the present owner.

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A large Heriz silk rug from North-West Persia, c.1870, 268cms x 171 cms.












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Title: 28th MAY 2015 Sale Information

Date Posted: May 18th, 2015

Following a successful April sale with the Chinese Qing dynasty Kangxi period gold­splash bronze vase selling for  £9,500 against an estimate of £4000-6000, another interesting auction approaches, scheduled for:
This sale includes a rare Jiaqing mark and period porcelain vase in Tibetan style, two rhinoceros horn walking sticks, a low mileage Honda CB250 motorcycle and a gold Cartier cigarette box in its original case.


We have a licquor licence for this sale so we are pleased to offer you an 1865 bottle of Fine Champagne Cognac, a Jeroboam bottle of Remy Martin Fine Cognac and a 1908 bottle of Croft amongst other bottles of spirits and wines including Glenmorangie single malt and signed bottle number 1 of 2500 of Dunhillion 23 year rare blended whisky.


PICTURES start the sale with 100 lots allocated to them and the mirrors.  Artisits include George Weatherill with 4 watercolours, circle of Hans Rottenhammer, a wonderful oil of gambolling putti, Robert Tavener, W.E. Hadley, L. McNamara (of Australia), June Radford, L. Van Staaten, Georges Robin, Graham Munro, Graeme W. Baxter, K. Mayer, A.D. Hunter, Peter Scott, Winifred Walker, E. Vitali, H.Z. Herrmann, Thomas Miles Richardson, after John Bettes the younger, etc.

SILVER AND PLATE is a very large section and certainly worth a viewing including a 112 oz silver galleried tray.

JEWELLERY is being catalogued next week and looks interesting with a Cartier gold cigarette case in original box, a Cartier gold scent bottle, a platinum diamond cocktail watch, gem-set jewels and gold, silver pocket watches and costume jewellery.

COLLECTABLES AND ART OBJECTS includes a carved ivory fan and small ivory and silver boxes, a large amount of coins and stamps, the coins including old silver dollars and crowns, a decorative Turkish long gun, two period tortoiseshell tea caddies both as octagons one with a starburst front and a small tortoiseshell box with picture lid, a carved ivory parasol, two rhinoceros horn walking sticks, an ebonised stick with a niello silver handle, a Victorian mahogany games compendium including chess, draughts, solitaire and a racing game, a 19th century correspondence box, an Amorette 18 note table-top organette with 11 steel discs, a Victorian cylinder musical box playing 8 tunes in a rosewood marquetry cabinet, a 19th century double-barrelled pistol by Spencer London, a 19th century Colt stamped Colt New York City the chamber stamped 80201 and engraved with a shoot-out scene, in original holster, a Cooke’s Reversible Level in original box, a boxed theodolite, a sextant by Lewis Woolf 35 South Castle Street Liverpool in original box, a pair of Victorian ormolu and porcelain four-branch candlesticks, a pair of Sevres porcelain and gilt metal urns, The Victor comic 1963, Scoop, Wizard, Jackie, Beano etc. Modern books, a signed and mounted No.23 Real Madrid Beckham shirt, a large intricately carved ivory scene of figures trees and pagodas and a temple, a pair of carved ivory temple lions, medals, Korean War memorabilia for Private first class Dennis Jay Gregson US Army including photographs, dog tags, badges, buttons etc., Edwardian watercolour sketch book, albums of first day covers, cigarette cards, an inlaid walnut box containing kid gloves, albums of and loose post cards, “Rambles with Nature and the Architect,” a series of glass slides.

TOYS includes an entry of about 41 Hornby engines and related kit. We have an extensive collection of model buses, a tinplate railway and an old military radio.

FURS AND COSTUME including military uniforms, and a morning suit.

CARPETS including a modern Aubusson carpet.

CLOCKS including a large 19th century Continental wall clock the copper chapter ring within an embossed brass floral frame etched with figures, a fusee circular wall clock, Victorian drop dial wall clock, walnut oak and marble mantel clocks, 5 brass framed carriage clocks, an oak longcase.

SHELF ITEMS are as numerous as ever and include a large fine grey marble sculpture of a seated Arab girl looking pensive with white marble head arms and feet, a group of modern bronzes and resin figures, a Czechoslavakian porcelain figure of a naked lady running with a dog, another of a leaping dolphin, another of a cat and other figural pieces, two wonderful Vienna plates painted with young females and richly gilded borders, a bronze of a child at her study on an onyx base, an 18th Century mallet-shaped wine bottle, an aneroid barometer by B. Hicks London, 9 Beswick Country Folk figures, Doulton figures including “Penelope”, a Coalport figure of “Doris”, a Meissen group of a tea party and a flower boy, a metal figure of the spirit of ectasy stamped AEL, a stylised Champleve peacock, a large signed Moorcroft charger, a Moorcroft bowl and cover with original label, a Clarice Cliff Bizarre shaker, Beswick horse and donkey, a Hermes scent bottle in original box and a Hermes bottle of 24 Faubourg scent in original box, a miniature Russian icon on copper, a pair of Victorian gilt metal portraits of Dionysus each supporting two candles sconces, a pair of Meissen plates painted with birds, an important glazed stoneware Ming Dynasty warrior, a collection of old car badges including BRDC, BARC, Royal Automobile Club Association, JCC etc. 19 Royal Doulton minature Toby jugs, 14 Goebel “Co-boys,” and other Goebel figures, an orange box of miniature single malt whiskies, a large porcelain figure of cart horses with farrier and farmer, Wade Walt Disney figures, Wade pig money boxes, Copenhagen figures and two vases, a large Spanish charger painted with deer and birds, 7 old Mintons tiles with classical decoration, a modern Steiff teddy bear, a pipe rack and humidor and four old pipes, a collection of 9 Hohner harmonicas each cased and another, Lladro and Nao figures, a brass horn by Henry Potter and Co 1914, old camera and binoculars, old luggage, old cameras including plate cameras, Royal Albert, Denby, cut, moulded and coloured glass including decanters, drinking glasses and a Rosenthal fruit bowl, a large sampler dated 1813, old brass and copper, Masons clock, candlesticks and plate, a modern tall cat sculpture, Goss crested ware, art glass, vases incl. Wedgwood lustre vase, dragon decorated, a good tall Chinese baluster vase painted with horses and figures and other large Oriental vases, Royal Worcester floral vase, Doulton character jugs, a Lalique glass vase moulded with birds, an Art Nouveau Tudric (Liberty) pewter five-piece tea service, Minton “Chartwell” tea wares, French floral tea wares, Royal Adderley “Adelphi” tea wares, Copeland Spode Byron tea and dinner wares,  Royal Worcester and Royal Doulton tea and dinner wares, ornate Aynsley tea wares, Royal Doulton “Rosalee” tea wares, 7 honey pots by Maruan called Marumoto ware, Shelley tea wares, Noritaki teawares, and an extensive collection of Japanese lacquered table wares.

FURNITURE includes an entry of 19th and 20th century French furniture including a display cabinet with gilt metal ornament and marble-topped occasional tables, a good reproduction early 18th century walnut bureau cabinet, 5 Burmese carved hardwood stands with marble tops, two 19th centiury mahogany dining tables one with two original and large leaves, modern leather and fabric suites, an early 20th century  ‘Hollywood’  bedroom suite with marquetry starburst decoration to the doors, banded in figured walnut, a set of 6 19th century dining chairs, two charming Sutherland tables, a Victorian shaped settee, a fabulous carved oak Davenport, a charming 19th century French Art Nouveau mirrored dressing table,  a crossbanded satinwood revolving book table, a 1960s dining suite by Greaves and Thomas, Victorian mirrored-back sideboards, a roll top desk, Ladderax furniture, a substantial marble-topped dining table on wrought metal base with steel chairs, shipping and modern furniture, etc.



and a Holdsworth tricycle, white goods including a Whirlpool tall freezer, washing machines AND A MODERN B&O 102CM TELEVISION AND SOUNDBAR ON A MOTORIZED STAND.


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