23rd APRIL Sale Information

Dear Friend,

Our next sale approaches ­ Thursday the 23rd April, at 11am as usual. Viewing is from 1­7pm on the 22nd and from 9.am on sale day. It’s worth a visit, but no booze in this sale.  Check this blog below the text for photographs and don’t forget to register with UkAuctioneers.com for on­line bidding.

£10,000 is a lot to pay for most of us for a second hand hifi, but in the last sale we made one young man very happy.  Apparantly KRELL is very rare in the UK and approaching £100,000 new. I’ll stick with my iPod! We do have hifi in this sale but the best I can do is an important large pair of Lowther Audiovector cabinet speakers with a range from 30 to 22000Hz, so great for bass resonance.

Importantly, from a private vendor,  we have a Chinese Qing dynasty Kangxi period gold­splash bronze vase with six character mark of Xuande, 10.75ins.  Estimate £4000-6000.

Meanwhile we are investigating what we believe to be possibly a Middle Kingdom BC period Egyptian funerary boat with 5 figures (see blog picture).

An untouched property in Highgate has provided us with interesting lots to include a group of 19th century Russian icons, one within a chased silver riza, two Georgian period boxes of medicine bottles, one a doctor’s box with mixing bowls, and surgical instruments by Mawson and Thompson, one being silver, the knives with tortoiseshell mounts, old walking sticks, a three-draw telescope, Victorian propelling pencils, an extensive collection of 18th and 19th century keys, old Masonic regalia, old carved ivory.

There’s quite a lot of English, Irish and American SILVER including a George IV canteen of cutlery. There’s silver plate including a goblet inscribed ‘Kit Kat Club 1703’.

JEWELLERY approximately 40 lots including a very nice two-diamond cross­over ring and a three-diamond engagement ring, and a large quantity of 22ct gold coins.

PICTURES include studio of John Bettes, Joe Tillson, paintings and prints including sporting prints, one after Archibald Thorburn, signed, and prints and lithographs including after Beryl Cook and Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, called Corneille, signed, maps, 18th, 19th and 20th century portraits by artists including Ethel Gabain and K. Mayer, an early 19th century silhouette by Augustin Edouart, and works by artists including L. Van Staaten, Peter Scott, P. Buchanan, Howard Knee, Peggy Barley, John Britton, F. Milet, Michael Rose, Sir Bernard Partridge, Glyn Uzzell, Faith Sheppard, Francesco Pabloe de Besperato, Fargher, etc.

COLLECTABLES fill the shelves . We have some really interesting items including a pair of 18th century Italian reliquary panels decorated with curled paper and an 18th century oval plaster bust of The Virgin as Queen of Heaven, a small 18th century woven panel worked with a monstrance, a collection of icons.  Also a large quantity of stamps and first day covers, football programmes, including 4 big boxes of Leeds United postcard albums, cigarette cards, a box of crucifixes, a military band of lead soldiers, coins, old maps, an extensive collection of 18th century and later keys of all sizes, an interesting collection of early irons, a Coronation coach by Lesney in original box, and Coronation propelling pencils, boxes of old pens, two old London Transport posters one by Hans Huger ’57 the other by Derrick Sayer.  We have an extensive collection of ethnic carvings and pots ­ some antique, face masks, an elephant foot pot, old luggage, old weapons including old Japanese swords, glass walking sticks and other ornate sticks, a military sword and a French bayonet and scabbard, M1886 known as the ‘Rosalie’, fishing equipment, cameras, good old tools including a lock with bell mechanism etc.

TOYS includes a large number of remote controlled cars, boxes of London Transport buses, LGB Lehmann rack engine, 2 LGB wagons, an LGB tram and trailer, a tinplate roundabout, etc.

SHELF ITEMS include POTTERY PORCELAIN AND GLASS including Carlton Ware, Crown Devon, a Lalique Ganymede 9ins wine cooler and a model of a puppy, 7 ins., an extensive collection of Lladro figures, including 11, 16 and 17 ins items, a collection of 9 items of Zsolnay, 19th century Derby and Worcester, a huge Champagne display bottle, Imari and other oriental porcelain, Meissen plates, bronzes including a boy at prayer, a Shelley tea service of conical form decorated with gorse, Lancastrian pottery, Moorcroft, a collection of Wedgwood jasper ware, a huge collection of thimbles and display towers, two pairs of Doulton vases, one large, Continental and English porcelain figures, five Royal Copenhagen faience art pottery mugs each base set with a silver disc, a collection of Honiton pottery, a cabinet of 18th century plaster cast mouldings, a Royal Crown Derby cockerel, 12 ins., and other pieces of Crown Derby including a dressing table set, Beswick horses, and Beatrix Potter figures, an old mahogany artist’s box and contents, a paperweight collection, Paul Du Boise flower vase with woodpeckers, Royal Worcester tea wares, an old wire cased soda siphon, Waterford and other glass, a group of religious figures, collectable teapots, old irons, 20 or so wax cylinders by Edison Bell and Sterling, Minton Haddon Hall china including two large tureens with lids, Old Country Roses tea wares, and much more.

BOOKS including Laurence Housman/Edmund Dulac The Arabian Nights, The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus 1851 by The Sydenham Society, Johnny Newcome In The Navy by John Mitford 1819, A Gramer of Botany by James Smith, 1826, The Tour of Dr. Syntax 1828, History of England by Smollett and by Hume, 1824 etc.

RECORDS mainly rock and pop including the Beatles and 78rpm records with Elvis, Glen Miller, The Platters.


FURNITURE is thin on the ground this sale, less than 100 lots I guess but includes an 18th century dresser, a large Victorian bench, tables big and small, settees and chairs, a pair of glazed bookcases, a pair of French bed frames with cane panels, an old cane and mahogany crib, a reproduction library bookcase, chests of drawers stamped Liberty, an elaborate carved lamp stand, etc.

GENERAL EFFECTS including a sousaphone, a soprano clarinet, a violin, good beds, white goods, many televisions, two good mowers­ a Flymo and a large cylinder Atco, a Bernina model 801 electric sewing machine, a small generator , shower trays, sinks, a large number of interlined gold silk curtains AND A BROMPTON FOLDING CYCLE, AS NEW. THEY ARE £700+ NEW.  AND AN UNUSED MERCURY NEO ELECTRIC SCOOTER

Check this blog below the text for photographs and don’t forget to register with UkAuctioneers.com for on­line bidding.