30th OCTOBER 2014 Sale Information

Our last auction finished at 9pm.  Charlie Ross, carrying his Monterey tan so well, did a great job and completed his section on time. What a master!  This sale will conclude at 6.30pm I hope, so put it in your diary please, it’s on THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER AT 11AM WITH VIEWING FROM 1PM THE DAY BEFORE OR FROM 9.30AM ON SALE DAY.       It includes Martin Brothers vases and a three wheel invalid carriage.

We have cleared away the last stock of a St Johns Wood gallery so the PICTURE section is full – about 100 lots and full of nudes.  Artists featured include Reggie Kray with a charcoal portrait of a partially naked lady – life classes for a lifer, also Charles Foster Hall, Ernest Greenwood, Brian Seifert, John Nash (a Harrow artist), Josef Herman, David Waller, Hebuteral, Zandra Rhodes, Leon Maxime Faivre, E. Dorda, E. Loupe, Gill Shields, Carlo Dolci (to be confirmed), L.S. Lowry, Stewart Hine, Susana, David Gordon,  H.P. Koekkoek, and Lewis Mortimer.

JEWELLERY and ART OBJECTS isn’t as full as usual but the interesting items that are included in that section, other than the gold rings, bangles and necklaces include old fountain pens, an ivory parasol needle holder, an old wooden doll dressed in lace, and numerous small items, a miniature motor bike and other small silver items,  sewing and manicure items etc.  The shelves of COLLECTABLES are well served with coins, postcards, cigarette cards, loads of costume jewellery, Movie Screen and Movie Life magazines, good pre-1945 family photograph albums, Kensitas silk flower cards – about 100 – a great collection of cartes de visite mainly of bishops and another group of Queen Victoria’s children and a letter from the Royal Household ordering perfume, dated April 1911, medals and a large and great collection of first day covers in about 100 folders.  Yes that’s big.


4 or 5 years ago David Slater, Southall born and bred, a gentleman if ever you met one, now sadly departed, asked us to sell his collection of MARTIN WARE.  It went very well. The three Martin brothers had a workshop in Southall producing very individual pieces including fabulous grotesque birds that make you laugh.  Gunnersbury museum, soon to reopen, has a wonderful collection.  We are proud to be offering two pieces in this sale. One is a globular vase incised with lilies and the other is a tiny cylindrical vase decorated with perpendicular wavy lines. They are both in good condition, signed and photograped on the blog.

SHELF ITEMS always surprise me. Where does it keep coming from?  Want a good table lamp?  We have dozens. Want brass or copper?  We have such choice including two of the biggest dog bowls I’ve seen. Fancy taking up Chinese calligraphy?  We have a selection of the biggest paint brushes you will have seen – the size of loo brushes!  Cut glass – shelves of it including Waterford and Swarovski crystal ornaments. What else of interest?  A Beswick tiger, Doulton figures HN 1298 and HN 0772, a Lladro bride and groom, 6 small Worcester pieces, stylish Bristol pottery, Moorcroft candlesticks and table lamps, an extensive Crown Staffordshire ‘Hunting Scene’ dinner and tea service, a large tolework tray, a Joseph Wade 1890 violin, a wonderful lacquered easel mirror set with hardstones, Kunst & Ambiente art bronze figures, Whitefriars glass including a Keara vase by Tamara Aladin, Pisquot teawares, old and modern Toby and character jugs, DOLLS, shells, an extensive porcelain bell collection, two old black bakelite phones, one an 1/232L model, an original BIBA naked lady table lamp with original shade, Wade pigs, MORE COLLECTABLES including a Winston model wind up gramophone by Portogramme Radio Industries Ltd., another by Pye, TOYS including a mint and boxed Tri-ang Wrenn 00/HO locomotive ‘City of London 2226’ other tinplate and Tri-ang railways and a phenomonal collection of approximately 200 model vehicles including commercials, all in their original packaging including Days Gone By, Tramways Classic,  a Hohner 4 octave mouth organ and ‘The Bandmaster’ harmonica, a police helmet and riot helmet. Cameras including a Rolleiflex SL35E and a Sigma mark 1 including lenses. Old luggage. A model Stephenson rocket.  Pink and green jade animals and Buddha, a Royal Doulton ‘Westwood’ coffee set, 4 model cannon, a stuffed owl, an old cigar display cabinet, a pair of Bristol blue lustres, cast iron wall plaques, a Helios Sky Scan 2001 telescope and tripod.

CLOCKS include a Victorian skeleton clock striking on a bell, a four glass mantel clock with mercury pendulum, wall clocks, and an unusual 1930s corner long-case with three train movement.  We have good boxes, one in antimony with bamboo decoration. BOOKS includes Australian Chivalry, a collection of war paintings 1945.

Oriental and other CARPETSFURS and HANDBAGS and other clothes including an antique dress.

FURNITURE includes a fantastic reproduction draw-leaf dining table to seat at least 10 of good colour on bulbous carved supports, chair sets, a large and unusual oak hall stand, a massive oak hall seat and a Georgian 5 panelled-back oak bench on cabriole legs, an early inlaid charming Pembroke table, a brass and iron bedstead, a fabulous Victorian church oak triple wardrobe with good brass-work, a French circular folding dining table, an Indian hardwood dining table, a  pair of leather wing-back arm chairs, 6 George lll dining chairs, a fabulous suite of lounge furniture in green including Knoll style settees, decorative chairs including papier mache, pianos, occasional furniture including oak.

GENERAL EFFECTS includes a dish washer and nearly new washing machine, a motor mower, battery booster pack, garden shredder, bikes, garden pots, hi-fi and a modern flat screen television, air conditioning units, AND A THREE WHEEL INVALID CARRIAGE with pull-push handles for motivation and for restoration, etc, etc.

NO ALCOHOL IN THIS SALE.  We are saving it for December 4th sale.

Lots of photographs are on the blog beneath this notice and being added all the time.