24th MARCH 2011

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 is a tantalising ‘L&Co’ written on the base (see blog for pictures and story).

From China we have a Ming Fahua Meiping vase, flower-decorated in a wonderful free hand,10.5″, and we have a 1672 Kreussen flagon.  The shelves are full and we have a particularly good showing of swords and knives including Samurai, with only one gun and that’s a 19th century percussion gun stamped Tantrek patent No. (?)00046T.  It has etched decoration.  There is also a pike staff.  CLOCKS are well represented with a Scottish long-case by T & A Muir, Falkirk, and a charming French repeating Art Nouveau carriage clock, a Black Forest table cuckoo clock and an inlaid drop dial wall clock.  We have a working barograph by Thos. Armstrong & Bros, Manchester, in a walnut case.  A bronze of Salome is by Ch. Levy and a wonderful scale model of an 1846 Sanderland of Glasgow 12 hp beam engine is by A J A Hanhart. CAMERAS including a Rollerflex 2.8F and a Zeiss Ikon Contax, each with accessories.

PORCELAIN, POTTERY AND GLASS abound as usual with all the well-known names including  Satsuma and a Clarice Cliff conical shaker, old stoneware bottles and a jug.  We also have decorative fans, a musical bird in a cage, old African wooden bowls and utensils, a metronome, old boxes including an oriental black lacquered artist’s box inlaid with mother of pearl, an original Woolworths mirror (‘Nothing In These Stores Over 6d’), a collection of Bossons, good old copper ware including jelly moulds and a beer jug, an old pair of iron ice pincers, old magazines, a wonderful old tool cabinet and contents, and a small but phenomenal STAMP collection including a Specimen set of 1909 Rhodesia half penny to 1 pound stamps and another Specimen set of Straits Settlements 1 cent to 5 dollar stamps, Canada 1837-1897 half cent to 3 dollar stamps (14 stamps), good early Netherlands stamps, and a very fine Finnish1866 Coat of Arms Type 1 mark yellow-brown, cancelled 1869, also good penny blacks, etc.

PAINTINGS include Edward Emerson, Paul Gerchik, Jean Shepheard, Molly Bishop and Russian artists. SILVER AND JEWELLERY are both sections in development.  BOOKS are well represented (including the Earl of Elgin’s Mission To China, Vols 1 and 2, 1859, 1st editions), as are TOYS, including a Tri-ang motor boat and a Lincoln International 2.4 litre model Jaguar, both boxed, old Meccano and instructions, etc.

FURNITURE includes a William IV rosewood cabinet with brass gallery to the marble top, a Victorian walnut bow-fronted mirror-back credenza, a 19th century window seat, a superb Victorian walnut pedestal desk, and other desks, a four-poster bed, a William IV library chair covered in brown leather, a Victorian button-back chair on good carved cabriole legs, an antique plate rack, an antique black lacquered cabinet painted with birds and flowers, a Georgian bureau, a Victorian mahogany dressing table, chests of drawers, a 19th century linen press, a 19th century upholstered rocking chair, good reproduction furniture including a Queen Anne-style chair, dining suites, one in the Art Deco style, low Chinese tables, a piano by J & J Hopkinson, a spectacular large Victorian gilt and gesso floral framed overmantle mirror and other mirrors, etc.

OBJECTS OF INTEREST include an original rudder dated 1884, Wadham College, Torpid 8, Cox: W Pressey, a Parker Pen display cabinet with pens, French enamelled opera glasses, a large Italian marble statue of a mischievous boy smoking a cigarette, 42”, a full suit of armour, a piano accordion, leather suitcases, boxed microscopes, an oriental dressing box with mirror and drawers with metal mounts, a modern humidor, old balance scales, a jade chess set, Victorian wrought metal snow guards, a large (probably 4 ft diameter) metal coat of arms, a carved Burmese chair, two 19th century lamp posts with lamps, a 19th century barber’s brass and copper burner for hot water, sterilization and hot towels, LPs, violins and a trumpet, a large Union Jack, two rocking horses, leaded glass windows and front door, cigarette cards, etc. 

COSTUME includes a glamorous satin evening gown, cotton day dresses, good fur coats including three fabulous full length fur coats, one fox and 2 mink, old handbags, 2 bicorn hats, old hunting boots, and a large quantity of new pashminas. Oriental rugs and a large Chinese carpet. Ceiling and wall lights, GENERAL EFFECTS include garden furniture, a rotivator and a mower, computers, etc., and a huge quantity of fishing tackle.

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