30th SEPTEMBER 2010

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.  We have a particularly good jewellery section with a fabulous sapphire and diamond ring, matching bracelet on white gold and a clover leaf brooch.  Another fine ring has a huge ruby flanked by D-shaped diamond shoulders.  It was bought at Garrards.  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.  A Meissen mantel clock is the best of our porcelain section so far.  If you are a railway nut then you will want our semaphore signal and shunting gear.  The postcards that are illustrated are a great group dealing with the Women’s Movement and Suffragettes.  From the same home we have a splendid model sailing boat in a glass cabinet.  A regular buyer is entering his much loved Vauxhall convertible and there’s no reserve.


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.  Please look at the photographs to get a taste of the array of goods.

Particularly of interest this sale is the JEWELLERY.  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.  Two Victorian diamond star brooches have 7 carats in total and only a £1400 estimate. An early 19th century French pink tourmaline and rose diamond cluster ring has caught my eye.  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.  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.  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 ………….    1993 Vauxhall 2.5 V6 hatchback with 42,100 miles and a new cambelt at 40,000 miles. MOT to Feb 2011. No Reserve.