Our June sale was spectacular. Thank you for attending. Sadly we can’t replicate it this month but we do have an auction on the 3rd July starting at 11am as usual. You can view it on Wednesday the 2nd from 1-7pm and on sale day from 9.30am. It does include a low mileage MG 5-door hatchback, offered without reserve and with an estimate of £300-£400. The MOT has just run out but it is taxed to December. I’ll have it washed for you!
**Plenty of photographs are on the blog. Just scroll down below this notice. We are adding them all the time.
One of our main instructions this month involves a home library of approximately 30 thousand volumes. The owner, a deceased professor, was a writer on political thought. His first book was written with Richard Crossman. He was an expert on Alex de Tocqueville and we have many original documents of his. It’s a monumental task and we have until December to complete it. I had better get on!
PICTURES include good portraits of members of the Caulfeild family, incl. of William Caulfeild, 1st Viscount Charlemont (d. 1671), said to be by Sir Peter Lely, and of Jessie Aspasia Campbell of Barbrech, née Caulfeild, c.1815, said to be by George Henry Harlow, and of later members of the family by Laurence Koe (1909) and J.L. Miles (1853); also works by or attributed to Henry Moore, Kaiko Moti, E.W. Powell, Peter John Garrard, Hans Heysen, Jean Gardner, Tano de Simone, Peter Coombs, J. Smeeton, Henry Martin, A. Ramus, Grisot, Laine Porter, etc.
SILVER AND PLATE includes a Christening set by Omar Ramsden along with the usual decorative vases, cutlery, tea sets, 3 pairs of silver candlesticks, 2 salvers, etc. You might be interested in the History of English plate c j jackson and Catalogue of Silversmiths’ Work by Burlington Fine Arts Club 1901 and The Gold and Silver of Windsor Castle (128 of 285) by E Alfred Jones 1911. These are among the other BOOKS AND MAGAZINES including Rosa Bonheur by Anna Klumpke, signed.
COLLECTABLES include 4 boxed Pelham puppets and others, loose, fabulous boxed Dinky and Matchbox toys – many in mint condition including Fruehauf Hopper Train, Penelope’s Fab 1, Racing car transporter M6, Porsche Carrera 6, 268 The Green Hornet, 267 Batmobile, 982 Pullmore car Transporter and more. Also tinplate toys, including Minic and Hornby train sets, boxed. We have stamps, including a volume dedicated to China, postcards in the thousands, a large number of old stereo cards including military cards, an interesting group of letters from Marty Horstman, agent, Harold Fielding record producer, George Martin etc., mainly involving David Griffith a singer. We have a wonderful old circular glass Woodbine cigarette sign with hanging bars, and other old enamelled signs including Craven A cigarette. We have an old telephone switchboard and old radios including an Akkord portable in a faux crockodile case. A Baden Powell memorial in a shell-mounted heart shaped case. Coins and medals. Football programmes including a mint 1966 cup final programme. Old split cane fishing rod and landing hook and a gun cleaning rod. We have interesting bayonettes and swords incl an old naval dress sword and a sabre.
SHELF ITEMS are as numerous as ever . The best items are a group of overlaid glass by Galle, Daum and Legras – they are not fakes. We also have Lalique. We have a group of Victorian overlaid glass and endless tea and dinner services including Royal Albert ‘Paisley Shawl’, a Noritake dinner service, Minton ‘Bellemeade’, Royal Albert ‘Old Country Roses’ tea set , Paragon ‘Athena’ tea wares, Minton ‘Bellmeade’ dinner service, Stylecraft with red dot design and Susie Cooper , decorative tea/coffee sets by Poole, Prinknash, and Doulton, an extensive collection of Quimper pottery, Rosenthal urn signed A Wunderlich, a Tudric pewter tea service and condiment set, extensive glass, a fine gilt metal table lamp. GOOD BOXES and a large collection of mother of pearl counters.
JEWELLERY includes a 7 stone diamond pin with large stones, a large old emerald and diamond ring, a gold 3 diamond cocktail ring with large stones and a similar 18ct gold wristwatch. There is a gold charm bracelet and other items along with a considerable quantity of costume jewellery. Watches. Miniature paintings. Carved ivory. Tortoiseshell hair combs. A collection of fans, a collection of inro, Chinese snuff bottles, a koro and cover.
COSTUME includes shoes by Prada, Dune, sequinned dresses, tweed suits, linen, a folding opera hat, fur coats, a decorative wig. Also linens.
ORIENTAL AND BRITISH CARPETS.
FURNITURE includes an art deco standard lamp with fluted column interspaced with a mirrored shelf, a carved gilt wood French corner chair, 2 roll-top desks, glazed dealer’s table-top display cabinet, Gg ll small tea table with lappet moulded legs, Arts and Crafts oak hall stand, Gg lll barrel-back arm chair on turned legs, 1960s wall cupboard system, Globe Wernicke bookcase, oak draw leaf table and barley twist chairs, modern 3 piece suite, carved desk, carved oak hall settle and modern dining room and bedroom furniture.
CLOCKS includes single-weight wall clock and a drop dial, clock sets, one huge set with enamelled decoration, a Victorian marble mantel clock and an 18th century 8-day longcase with pagoda top the painted dial with portraits of Burns, Ramsay and Ferguson by Jas Park of Kilmalcom.
And always much more……….