Date Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Our upcoming sale is Thursday 5th November at 11am, with viewing on Wednesday 4th 1-7pm or 9.30-11am on sale day.
It was during my summer vacation that I managed two days in Barcelona and spent hours enjoying Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Basilica. One of the memorable items was the controversial sculpture for the Passion Facade by the sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs (1927-2014). In this coming sale, on bonfire night, we are pleased to be able to offer fourteen original drawings by Subirachs, all of which illustrate his angular style. They are each in matching modern frames and will be offered in twos, threes and one set of four.
Among the other famous artists represented we have an oil on canvas by Hans-Peter Zimmer (1936-1992). It depicts The Magi and in German is entitled ‘Die Anbetung der Heiligen Drei Könige’. Other artists among the 80 lots in the PICTURES section incude Josep Maria Subirachs, Teresa Narduzzo, Reginald Gammon, John Elwyn, Thirza Kotzen, J.C. Nachenius, W. Russell Flint, Donald Plenderleith, Henri Josef Pauwels, Jenny Wheatley, John Edwards, Hans Peter Zimmer, Ampigli, David Wishaw, Mary Dipnell, Ted Dyer, Kathleen Wigglesworth, etc.
SILVER AND PLATE include a three-piece bachelor’s coffee set, fruit baskets, cups, condiments, a Persian bowl on raised foot, a substantial columnar lamp base, trays, cutlery, seven modern unused cutlery boxes. JEWELLERY includes costume jewellery including a large quantity from Butler & Wilson South Molton Street London, much of it diamante.
ART OBJECTS including portrait miniatures. We are pleased to have been instructed to sell a gentleman’s collection of seven sets of proof COINS from the Royal Mint in fitted boxes, these include ‘The Golden Jubilee Collection’ comprising 24 silver coins from 12 Commonwealth countries, 22 weighing 28.28 gms each and 2 weighing 31.15 gms, contained in a wooden casket with face values of £5 and up to $10, ‘The History of Powered Flight’ with 13 silver proof coins each weighing 31.10 gms of fine silver, each with a face value of $25, a 2009 UK silver proof coin set of 12 coins comprising special commemorative issues of the year with the range of definitive coins, a UK 2006 Piedfort Collection of 6 sterling silver and gold-plated coins including the Queen’s 80th Birthday Piedfort Crown, two 2008 UK coinage including Emblems of Britain and Royal Shield of Arms, both silver proof collections, a 25th Anniversary silver proof collection of 14 £1 coins, designed by Edwina Ellis in a fitted case, and a set of 19 silver £5 coins commemorating ‘The History of Steam’ in a wooden casket. A small collection of jewellery and scarf boxes from Hermes, Cartier, Asprey, Tiffany & Co, an extensive collection of 54 sets of cigarette cards and loose cards, with list. Medals with appropriate photographs, an original Johnson Riddle & Co printed poster ‘See Canada and USA Through Canadian National Railways’, other posters, old postcards, first day covers, a collection of old theatre programmes from the 1950s, including Garrick Theatre and the local Watford Palace Theatre.
SHELF ITEMS include a Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos CLOCK in a brass case with blue and grey marbled face, circa 1970, an ornate and large gilt ormolu French mantel clock with porcelain numerals, a Victorian mercury pendulum four-glass mantel clock, other ornate mantel clocks including a trio in onyx and gilt metal, an 18th century mahogany longcase clock, the painted dial marked JG Allen of Guernsey, a stick barometer, an elephant’s foot stick stand of good patina, a Continental burr walnut and brass inlaid liquor box, other old boxes including a tantalus, a silver-topped cane and shooting stick, a Victorian single lens microscope, a restored old Dunhill lighter. PORCELAIN, POTTERY AND GLASS including Denby Green Wheat dinner ware by A College, Paragon Michelle tea ware, a fine and extensive Spode Fleur de Lys gold dinner and tea service with large tureens, Royal Grafton Malvern tea ware, Wood & Son and Hornsea dinner and tea wares, A Wilkinson Ltd paisley-patterned dinner service. An extensive collection of cut and moulded glass including large fruit bowls, a coloured glass collection, a group of 19th century terracotta wall tiles painted with fruit. Signed Moorcroft, a Clarice Cliff Bizarre bowl, a Japanese tea set, a large Royal Dux figure, Victorian Worcester, Lladro, five pieces of Martin Brothers pottery including a small gourd vase and two floral vases, a fine Victorian wall light with cranberry glass shade, a large entry of 19th century tavern glasses and rummers, two epergnes, an Hermes decorative plate, ivory chess pieces, a large carved eagle.
An extensive collection of BOOKS including a first edition ‘Rome’ signed by Emile Zola and a first edition ‘En balade’ signed by Gyp, a first edition of ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’ and first edition Ernest Hemingway ‘A Moveable Feast’ with dust cover, an extensive collection of books on London including ‘Old and New London’ by Cassel, ‘Making of London’ by Green, ‘London’ Vols 1-4 by Charles Knight, and military books including ‘History of Corps of Royal Engineers’ in 10 volumes, ‘Indian Campaigns and Stories’, ‘Indian Army Uniform’ by Carmen in 2 vols, etc., books on Freemasonry and Masonic sashes, old brass scales, old dolls. Other toys include a Skybirds motorcycle despatch rider, machine gun and crew, total 5 pieces in original box priced 8d, A Lego Mindstorms robotics set and, just delivered, a quantity of lead soldiers and farmyard animals, old tinplate toys, and in it’s original bottle and case from A. Nelson & Co Homeopathic Pharmacy 73 Duke Street London W1, a bottle of pills prepared for HRH The Princess Elizabeth 17.11.48, and a charming miniature Common Prayer book with hallmarked silver corners, a bronze plaque by C E Barber to commemorate the World’s Columbian Exposition, in commemoration of 400 years of the landing of Columbus, in original metal box, a Mycalex & Tim bus ticket dispenser, a black plastic telephone handset in a brown Bakelite field case with carry strap, old fishing rods, a pet carry cage, etc.
Oriental and other CARPETS.
COSTUME includes FUR coats, handbags, vintage and modern designer clothing including Jean Muir, Sportmax, Sonia Rykiel, Oscar de la Renta robes, etc.
FURNITURE to include a fine quality reproduction mahogany library bookcase by Martin J Dodge Ltd, a serpentine mirror-top dressing table, a carved Chinese cabinet, garden benches, a 19th century buffet, an elaborate Victorian mahogany and satinwood display sideboard, a reproduction Continental commode, an elegant armoire in faux bamboo, a good quality Victorian library bookcase with bobbin-turned frieze. From a 200 year old undertaker’s business in London town, now closing, lots of mahogany furniture including a huge mahogany 19th century unit of six very large and deep drawers with brass and ebonised handles, a carved oak hall seat, linen press, ready for Christmas a good Riley dining-come-snooker table in restored condition with cues and balls, a good quality Victorian burr walnut knee-hole desk and three other knee-hole office desks, one a partner’s desk, Victorian and Georgian style chair sets, a large leather settee, a bamboo and ‘canework’ conservatory suite, a fine late Victorian bedroom suite on carved claw and ball feet, four modern chairs by Arne Jacobsen, a Victorian bow-fronted walnut pier cabinet, a pair of French small display cabinets, a fine Victorian chaise longue with wonderful green buttoned upholstery, a walnut dining room suite, a Victorian walnut pedestal dining table, a Globe Wernicke four-section bookcase, a Victorian hall stand, a pair of bergere armchairs, a Victorian carved corner chair, a walnut chest on stand, a good quality figured walnut dining room suite, possibly by Epstein, comprising table, six chairs, sideboard and serving table, a matching cocktail cabinet and a nest of tables, a collection of approximately 20 mirrors, old and modern, etc.
Also a huge carved granite Celtic cross and base stone (a four-man lift job), a Victorian spiral iron staircase of 10 ornate steps, manufactured by Hayward Brothers of Union Street Borough London, and a carved marble sculpture of a winged angel with hands clasped in prayer.
Our December sale will have a liquor license and we are already in possession of fine Champagnes and wines.
The catalogue can be viewed from the Sunday before the sale at www.bainbridgesauctions.com and images of some of the items are on the Blog – scroll down below the text. Online bidding is available through UkAuctioneers.