Date Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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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.