Reference 30th September auction.
It’s early days and accounts for the 12th July sale are just going out, however space is filling up fast for our next auction.Â We have a particularly good jewellery section with a fabulous sapphire and diamond ring, matching bracelet on white gold and a clover leaf brooch.Â Another fine ring has a huge ruby flanked by D-shaped diamond shoulders.Â It was bought at Garrards.Â From another estate is a large jewellery entry. We are doing a massive mailing on the back of this, as below, and I hope more jewellery will come our way.
It’s early days, but we have taken in some lovely furniture and a George III longcase clock.Â A Meissen mantel clock is the best of our porcelain section so far.Â If you are a railway nut then you will want our semaphore signal and shunting gear.Â The postcards that are illustrated are a great group dealing with the Womenâ€™s Movement and Suffragettes.Â From the same home we have a splendid model sailing boat in a glass cabinet.Â A regular buyer is entering his much loved Vauxhall convertible and thereâ€™s no reserve.
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS, THERE WILL BE MORE SHORTLY.
UPDATE 19th September 2010:
I hope you are all rested after summer hols.
We have been open all over the summer and have taken in a saleroom full of wonderful items to welcome you back.Â Please look at the photographs to get a taste of the array of goods.
Particularly of interest this sale is the JEWELLERY.Â Sixty five lots so far include a fine sapphire and diamond bracelet and similar ring and brooch, a stupendous ruby and diamond ring and a natural 1.5 carat cinnamon coloured diamond in an Art Deco diamond setting.Â Two Victorian diamond star brooches have 7 carats in total and only a Â£1400 estimate. An early 19th century French pink tourmaline and rose diamond cluster ring has caught my eye.Â The jewellery section also includes gold sovereigns and a fine gold masonic jewel and watches. SILVER AND PLATE fill the shelves including an extensive set of continental flatware.
PICTURES is a full section with early prints of hospitals, a wonderful unsigned oil of a cat weighing food with monkeys looking on.Â There’s a signed print by Frank Brangwyn, a sporting oil by John Alfred Wheeler, a self portrait by Lieberman, lithographs by Michael Forman, Alyison Stoneman, Paul Szabo, Lane Poulton, George Lambert, Baillen, C E Wilson, an oil by W T Chmielinski, oils of London by Frank Warren and E Rigglesworth-Hatchett, an ink drawing by Z Kamalowski and much more.Â Our shelves are straining under the weight of ceramics, porcelain, pottery and glass and we are still unpacking. CLOCKS is a good section with a Meissen mantel clock surmounted by a cockerel, another styled as a pagoda and two antique mahogany longcases each with pagoda tops, one with the brass dial signed John Wyld Nottingham.
COLLECTABLES includes football programmes, postcards, including a great number on The Women’s Movement and Suffragettes, cigarette cards, coins, good stamps, a bronze female bust ‘Menuet’ by Vander Straeten, a Newlyn copper tray, an original Zulu film poster, old swords, pens including a Mont Blanc presentation pen set, pen display cases with pens, old telephones, Whisky including a Macallan single malt and Johnnie Walker black label, old clothing and costume including furs, an Ekco circular brown bakelite wireless type AD65, a pair of carved ivory lions, old scent bottles, a boxed set of silver floral buttons, a large quantity of books, Victorian beadwork, old Hornby train items.
FURNITURE includes a snooker dining table, a Victorian bureau-de-dame, a Danish rosewood sideboard, an Edwardian mahogany book porter, French lacquered furniture by Pierre Vandel, Paris, Victorian games and tea tables, a walnut Davenport, satinwood tables, a Wm IV library bookcase with moulded cornice, 18th and 19th century chests, one walnut, an Escritoire, old oak including a 17th century bible box, a bow fronted chest-on-chest, a scroll end sofa, a pair of dragon chairs, two day-beds, a fine inlaid triple wardrobe, a Scotch chest, dining tables and chairs, pianos, an old oak tall gate with fittings. OLD RUGS.
GENERAL EFFECTS including garden furniture and white goods, a Bang and Olufsen hi-fi, and a rare ………….Â Â Â 1993 Vauxhall 2.5 V6 hatchback with 42,100 miles and a new cambelt at 40,000 miles. MOT to Feb 2011. No Reserve.