Title: 30th APRIL 2009
Date Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2009
Â AN AUCTION OF ANTIQUES , COLLECTABLES AND GENERAL EFFECTS
on THURSDAY 30TH April at 11am
View Wednesday 29th 1-7pm and sale day from 9.30am
TO INCLUDE A PAIR OF MEISSEN FIGURAL ARBOUR CANDLESTICKS c.1900, 9.5 in.,
AND A CLARICE CLIFF FANTASQUE HONEY POT
Â If you have read the blog on bainbridgesauctions.com you will see that I was full of enthusiasm after the last sale with two good clearances in the wings. Well they have both come to nought Iâ€™m afraid, in both cases because of the property market – they will come our way one day. This year we hope! However, we have not been idle.
Â Furniture is thin on the ground but is still coming in, and includes chests of drawers, a secretaire chest, tables, chairs, a leather seating unit, and a piano. I could fill up the saleroom daily with 30s bedroom suites and the like but thereâ€™s no point if nobody wants them! In the silver section we have some lovely pieces with an elaborate four piece tea service, London 1828, a teapot, London 1806, a large cigarette box, a silver jubilee bowl from Guernsey by B. Russell (no. 6/100), a huge Goldsmith & Co standish, a pair of Victorian pierced stands, a set of four pierced small fruit bowls, an elaborate silver gilt stand, pairs of dishes, a small salver, spoon sets, a hip flask, etc.
Â Jewellery includes a large quantity of gold, including pocket watches, a Waltham 14ct gold wristwatch, chains, and charm bracelets. Porcelain and glass includes a large collection of Doulton figures and Toby jugs, a large collection of biscuit barrels, Whitefriars glass, a large Poole vase and charger, a good Doulton vase by Hannah Barlow, a painted armorial from the United Society of Coachmakers 1888, Moorcroft plates, Old Country Roses tea ware, a SÃ¨vres tea cup and saucer, bisque figures, a Victorian Ashworth Ironstone dinner service, Italian and overlaid glass, and an Art Nouveau and cranberry glass table centre.
Â Collectables is a great section. History tells us that in 1980 Huntley & Palmer sacked one of their designers. In a fit of high dudgeon his final design for a biscuit tin was a genteel Edwardian garden party in a garden in which he hid a copulating couple in the undergrowth and a pair of rutting dogs under the trees!! The vendors couldnâ€™t bring themselves to eat the biscuits and the plastic wrapping is still in place. Coins abound, including Canadian gold $5 pieces, two fine Australian florins, one commemorating the 1934/5 centenary, the other 1927 commemorating Parliament House. We have a set of thirteen silver commemorative crowns celebrating Kings and Queens of Great Britain produced by Westminster, each weighing 28.28 gm. There is a 1900 Masonic medal from Baring Lodge.
Â Annoyingly there is no makerâ€™s name on a delightful folding telescope in a small fitted box complete with spare lens and tripod stand, but a bronze figure of a cock with a lizard is signed Pautrot. Thereâ€™s a mother of pearl parasol handle, and a charming Italian souvenir fan in an olive wood mount. We have a collection of pens including Mont Blanc and a superb Victorian gilt metal pen, pencil and knife combination by Morden & Co. We have stamp albums and collections of post and cigarette cards, two old scrap albums, a football autograph album, an extensive collection of folk LPs, dolls, books, furs including a silver fox jacket, a 1960s mink coat with detachable lower half, a charming and fashionable grey mink jacket, an American faux leopard skin coat, designer suits, etc. We have a huge tiger skin and a leopard skin each with mounted heads. Photographs include John Lennon, George Best in action, Mick Jagger and other celebrities.
Â A good military section includes medals, a German arm band, uniforms, a C.S. bombsite Mk VII, allied military currency, ten death plaques, badges, buttons, an officerâ€™s photograph album from India 1915 including a picture of three biplanes under trees in Amballa, a large collection of painted miniature military figures, aircraft prints signed by â€˜Bomberâ€™ Harris. We have a clock set into the boss of a 1916 propeller with a plaque: Presented to H I M The Empress Eugenie. This propeller in a fight with three Fokkers March 14 1916 was hit 4 times in the blades but was bought down safely. Tinplate toys including two Hornby clockwork train sets, a fire engine and a clockwork limousine. We have an old typewriter, interesting boxes including two set with floral hardstones and two Victorian walnut boxes with pierced brass strapwork, old cameras, a zither, and two old suitcases.
Â Pictures is a section in progress: whilst we have two signed Norman Ackroyd artistâ€™s proofs and other pictures, the Gerald Cooper, Arthur Meadows, Joseph Horlor, Aldridge and Dano Bates are still in negotiation. White goods, as usual. And much more!!
Â Catalogue on line from Monday 27th on www.bainbridgesauctions.com
Â Next sale 4th June