29th SEPTEMBER 2011

SALE OF ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES AND GENERAL EFFECTS ON THURSDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2011 AT 11AM VIEW: WEDNESDAY 28TH 1-7PM; SALEDAY FROM 9.30AM Including a very rare Doulton figure group of two bunnies, HN209 and a rare mounted quetzal. Oh boy!!   What a full saleroom!  Checking the shelves I see 20 or so CLOCKS, mainly 19th and 20th century, including slate clocks, one of Egyptian form surmounted with a bronze sphinx, and a fusee wall clock. An interesting item is an Elgin USSV ship watch in lockable Continue reading →

2nd JUNE 2011

Auction Thursday 2nd June 2011 at 11am Viewing Wednesday 1st 1-7pm or from 9.30 am Sale Day The Sheriff of Nottingham once lived in The Priory in Mansfield Woodhouse, a huge house with 15th century orgins. I was delighted to be asked to clear the current contents, mostly 18th and 19th century including a large bureau bookcase, an armoire, a lovely cheval mirror, chests on chests, oak settles and more, and a large collection of books. At the other end of the decorative scale we Continue reading →

28th APRIL 2011

Part of the very fine stamp collection in our April Sale: LOT 249 Est. £500-700 Thirty nine used copies of Norway 1855 4s blue imperf. issue, mostly four margin copies with either ‘gridiron’ or numeral type cancellations plus a few CDS cancellations, and seven used copies of Norway 1855 4s blue imperf. issue four of which are fine used with CDS cancellations. LOT 250 Est. £350-450 Entire with fine four-margin used copy of Norway 1855 4s blue tied, with certificate from Hans Grobe, and three Continue reading →

24th MARCH 2011

AN AUCTION OF ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES AND GENERAL EFFECTS On Thursday 24th March at 11am. View Wednesday 23rd 1-7pm or Sale day from 9.30am Including a rare De Morgan vase, a good stamp collection and a fine Victorian overmantel mirror. As the snowdrops move over for the daffodils our March sale fast approaches.  The most exciting thing of all is that Luan has discovered a very rare De Morgan vase from The Morgan Crucible Company, circa 1881.  At 18″, it’s decorated in the Isnik style.  There Continue reading →

17th FEBRUARY 2011

A fine large chrysanthemum bowl, with six-character Qianlong seal mark to the base and of the period, the rounded sides with gently outscrolled rim painted in Ming style in bright underglaze blue with simulated ‘heaping and piling’, with scrolling chrysanthemum tendrils interrupted by six flowerheads enclosing ‘ji’ good luck characters, a wave border to the short splayed foot, a further flowerhead to the interior, 9.65 ins (24.4 cms) diameter. Provenance: A 19th century Dutch Family Collection. – Dirk de Graeff van Polsbroek, a Dutchman with the Continue reading →

17th FEBRUARY 2011

An Auction of Chinese Ceramics, Antiques and General Effects on Thursday 17th February 2011 at 11am View Wednesday 16th 1-7pm, saleday from 9.30am (Tune into the blog in 10 days time- we have a fabulous discovery to announce) Still happily inundated with enquiries from across the world following the Chinese vase auction, we have filtered through about 600 emails and selected two wonderful items, one from the UK and, from Holland, we have accepted a fine large chrysanthemum bowl, with six-character Qianlong seal mark to Continue reading →

9th December 2010

Our sale dates for 2011 are as follows: Feb 17 March 24 April 28 June 2 July7 Aug 11 Sept 29 Nov 3 Dec 8 Sale dates will be confirmed on the answerphone the week prior to the auction.

11th NOVEMBER 2010

In writing to preview our next auction on the 11th November, I can’t easily explain the excitement that is building up here in Ruislip.  In the normal course of our business and from a local house clearance we have received generous instructions to offer what must be one of the most important Chinese vases to be offered for sale this century.  Please check out further down our blog for a fabulous series of photographs of the vase, along with a full catalogue description. The vase, Continue reading →