I have just returned from one of those visits that all auctioneers appreciate – a deceased estate of a wealthy collector in a large house where things have been let go and the executors just want a good service of clearance and sale. Itâ€™s full of interesting items and itâ€™s all for the DECEMBER SALE. So, you ask, why am I telling you about it now. Well itâ€™s all because I need to inform you that the December sale has been put on a week to the 12th DECEMBER and plans are coming on well.
****Iâ€™m pleased to tell you that William, our curly-headed porter, came out of hospital today following a very nasty car accident 3 weeks ago that left his right leg and elbow in pieces. The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford did a fantastic job piecing him together and saved his life. Heâ€™ll be away for another 3 weeks I guess.
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THIS NEXT SALE, on 7th November, is also filling up well, albeit slowly. Today a home in Thames Ditton came up with an extensive Imari pattern Crown Derby tea service with an invoice from 1947 for Â£50 and dinner services including an extensive service of Wedgwood Gold Florentine for 12 in very good condition, and an extensive Royal Doulton Vanborough dinner service, an old childâ€™s car and three very large oil paintings that cost over Â£10,000 each in 1988 by Jacques Kupfermann (1926-87), a British born impressionist painter, concluded the visit.
So, PAINTINGS include oils, watercolours and prints including works by Pierre Godar, Jacques Kupfermann, V. Cacciarelli, Florence Katherine Mayer, Charles Willis, PB Goodrich, Annabel Hewett, Colin Ruffell, Raphael Nouril, Miller Smith, Harry Morley, Michel Leclerc.
JEWELLERY includes a diamond brooch, lovely rings, Victorian gold brooches, Scottish brooches, an agate and two silver bracelets, a gold wristwatch by IWC and an 18ct gold pocket stop-watch along with a heavy bronze seal, an ivory carved figure of a geisha and loads of costume jewellery and TWO GEORG JENSEN silver bracelets with original boxes.
SILVER AND PLATE is an extensive section and includes a fine and large 18th century lidded tankard by Francis Crump and an Asprey silver box in original presentation box.
COLLECTABLES includes coins including a 1937 boxed set of currency, good postcards in albums and loose, good cigarette cards, a lovely old stamp album and other stamp albums, a well presented 1930s domestic photograph album, a large collection of football programmes, other ephemera, Triang railway and other tin plate toys, an old original wooden Meccano box, a 19th century clockwork swimming doll with bisque head, possibly ‘Miss Ondine’ (photograph further down blog), Bang and Olufsen hi-fi and an early radiogram, 4 bakelite red telephones, military items including a life raft pump, sextant, knife,signalling mirror and fishing kit, field syringe, pocket saw REF compass and aircraft instruments and a huge collection of BOOKS.
CLOCKS include a 19th century Gothic bracket clock in a mahogany case, the movement with 8 bells, for restoration, two 18th century lacquered longcase clocks in red and black and a country 30-hour longcase and other mantel clocks. We have one of the finest Admiral Fitzroy barometers I have seen. Itâ€™s the Royal Polytechnic model in a fine carved oak Gothic frame.
FURS include a fine light mink coat of chevron design and other coats.
PORCELAIN, POTTERY AND GLASS fill the shelves as usual and include good Oriental bowls and a large cylindrical stick stand. We have a very rare 22-piece Midwinter Stylecraft fashionware Toadstool pattern tea service designed by Jessie Tait including the teapot. There is a very glamorous Sevres table centre on a gilt frame, Dresden, a Clarice Cliff bowl, a good Brannam vase, three Gouda pieces, Old Country Roses tea ware, an extensive collection of Victorian tiles, a large collection of Staffordshire, an extensive collection of modern Waterford glass and good modern glass, French plates by Sabino, Etling and G Vallon and a blue glass biscuit barrel by Tynesyde Glassware England. We have lots of decorative glass and ornaments.
FURNITURE including a Georgian secretaire mahogany chest-on-chest, a Georgian crossbanded serpentine mahogany chest of drawers, 19th century linen press, a James Shoolbred & Co mahogany desk, a fantastic English made Chippendale style display cabinet, a vast mahogany dining table for 14, another 19th century mahogany on fluted legs, chair sets, a good period mahogany pedestal Pembroke table, antique oak coffers and corner cupboards, modern Ikea furniture, old pub tables.
GENERAL EFFECTS including decorative chimney pots, modern sinks, Acro props, a concrete breaker, tools, a set of three Range Rover wheels and tyres, a garden bench, modern lighting and period and modern MIRRORS.
See you on the 6th November from 1-7 for the viewing and from 9.30 on saleday. The sale begins at 11am and will go on to about 6.30pm.
Check out below the text for pictures and the catalogue will be up from Sunday the 3rd Nov.
Following sale- 12th December.