It’s a long time since we last spoke, last year in fact. So we hope you are well and rested.
The December sale included our first step into the online world in association with UKauctioneers. We put the silver and the better shelf lots on line. It went well but only a couple of lots sold to the online bidders. This sale we are putting all the paintings on line and to that end they are already catalogued and available to view either with UkAuctioneers.com or on our own blog under ‘catalogue’. Every lot has a photograph. Again we will place the ‘better shelves’ on-line. We might try the room furniture too. Still to be decided.
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This year starts with an interesting sale, albeit thin in the jewellery and silver departments. Our special lots are a rare 19th century Chinese carved ivory bitong, great walking sticks, a complete studio of paintings by Desmond Rayner and a Bechstein grand piano in a rosewood case.
THE SALE IS ON THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY AT 11AM WITH VIEWING ON WEDNESDAY FROM 1PM TO 7PM AND ON SALEDAY FROM 9.30AM
I’ve just today taken delivery of two Dali signed sculptures from limited editions. One is ‘Immortality of Castor and Pollux’ with a £300-500 estimate and the other is ‘Madonna of Port Lligat’ at £400-600.
Last week I travelled to Hemel Hempstead and took away the stock of a deceased dealer in walking sticks. Can you imagine how much space 400 sticks takes up. Many have wonderful worked ivory handles and dozens have silver handles. And of course there are the spare bits the ends, the ferrules, the sticks and many different handles in ivory, silver, horn and hardstone. I reckon about 40 lots including over a dozen loose carved ivory handles and over 20 sticks with carved ivory handles, mainly as animal heads, a sword stick dated 1816, an endless supply of ebony and malacca canes with silver tops and spares, including a large box of ivory handles, spares, accessories, etc .
Another visit took me to an extensive collection of 19th century Derby porcelain including trios and pairs of vases. THE BLOG HAS PHOTOGRAPHS.
In December we cleared and sold the decorative contents of the home of Claire Rayner. This time we are selling all the paintings including many by her husband, Desmond. He was very gifted. Artists featured in the PICTURES section include Desmond Rayner, Susana, June Mendoza, Anthony Green, G. Maronnier, Cecil Jack Keats, Denis Lowson, Robbie MacGregor, Ron Folland, Frank Green, Bernard Partridge, Sir William Russell Flint, Trevor Lawrence, Geoffrey Elliott, Alan Turner, Meriel Campbell, John Horsewell, De Luca, Warrington, David Cope, Katharina Barth, Hugh Davidson, A. Posner, and H. Johannsen.
SHELF ITEMS include an extensive collection of decorative 19th century Derby, Crown Derby, a good group of 19th century Jasper ware, a group of 6 charming bronzes signed Bofill including two Pierrots, a bulldog and a child jockey, two Czechoslovakian wall masks, 12 small Chinese watercolours, 2 large Parian ware figures, one of Britomartis unveiling Amoret, by Jos Pitts 1851, over 20 items of studio pottery, a Venini glass vase and other coloured glass, a pair of Worcester vases, a Troika vase, a pair of Meissen candlesticks, Chinese blue and white, a Royal Worcester dinner service ‘Harvest Ring’, 27 Waterford glasses, Aynsley tea wares, Sylvac bookends, Adams Ming Toi dinner wares, old Wedgwood Ivy patterned dinner wares, a group of Satsuma and other ginger jars, Royal Albert Memory Lane patterned tea and dinner wares, Coalport Pageant patterned tea wares, large cut glass vases, two early samplers, a Bang and Olufson hifi with slim polished aluminium column speakers, Doulton HN728 ‘A Victorian Lady’, plain green Denby, AN UNUSUAL VENETIAN RED GLASS STANDARD LAMP.
TOYS include an extensive collection of approaching 100 GILBOW ‘EXCLUSIVE FIRST EDITIONS’ of die cast buses, boxed, Hornby Dublo train set and a 78rpm record of trains by Reginald Gardiner, fantastic Lehmann Gross Bahn engines and carriages, all boxed, other boxed toys, a motor rally lot with maps and magazines, extensive record collections including good jazz, rock and pop, boxed Triang railways, an early wax cylinder player and rolls.
COSTUME includes fur and other coats, suits, hats and handbags, books. JEWELLERY.
The COLLECTORS’ shelves include old ivory, stamps, 1st day covers, postcards, a Grand Prix scrapbook, 32 cartons of packs of Tarot and playing cards, 1950s Picturegoer, wartime ephemera, cigarette cards, a phenomenal badge collection, football programmes, a group of eight old portrait miniatures.
FURNITURE includes an Art Deco walnut dining suite, the extending table on two solid column supports, the top inlaid stylishly with ebony lines, six chairs and matching sideboard, a wonderful inlaid Victorian walnut loo table, a Georgian pedestal breakfast table of good colour, a fabulous quality reproduction Epstein mahogany dining suite including a crossbanded serpentine sideboard, an antique Indian carved wedding chest and a carved settee, a Victorian scrollend settee and a fabulous modern Knoll settee, a fine antique Sri Lankan intricately carved writing table with raised back, a late Victorian chaise longue, a 19th century library chair, credenzas, buffets, chests of drawers, an antique cylinder bureau and a roll top desk, a carved hall seat, pier cabinets, a painted vitrine, AND A BECHSTEIN GRAND PIANO IN A ROSEWOOD CASE.
We have good large period mirrors AND EXTENSIVE ORIENTAL CARPETS, and A FABULOUS CEILING LAMP THE CENTRAL OPAQUE FLORAL WORKED BOWL 19.5 INS DIAMETER FRAMED WITH MATCHING GLASS ‘PETALS’ SUPPORTING 18 LIGHTS, 43 INS DIAMETER IN TOTAL.
Along with, of course, general goods, televisions, white goods, tools, you name it…!
Please see our blog for photographs, more being added all the time.
The catalogue will be up on the website, bainbridgesauctions.com, from Sunday 8th February.
Please come and view and join Tracey on saleday for drinks, sandwiches and home made cakes in our first floor cafe.
NEXT SALE AFTER THIS IS THE 19TH MARCH 2015.