24 May Sale Information

Dear Friends,

If I can convince you to come out of the sun, you might make it to our next sale on Thursday the 24th May.  I hope so.

It’s coming together well and we start, once again, with an interesting PICTURES section of about 80 lots to include a self-portrait by John Bratby (1971) and another large painting, “Rosie”, 1971.  Other artists so far include Rolf Harris, G Lefevre, Idka, D’Anty, Mary Gibson, Brenda Rogers, J MacDonald, M Juenin, and a section of Polish art still to be catalogued, etc.

ART OBJECTS includes a fine enamel portrait miniature, perhaps by Henry Bone after Gervaise Spencer, of a young man, other miniatures, scent bottles, old ivory, medals, etc.

SILVER AND PLATE has 60 lots.  Easily the best lot is a large silver bowl by Georg Jensen .  It’s design 16 from 1911 and is a circular lobed bowl with beaded and spiral bands, this design is often referred to as the “Melon” design.  It measures 9 1/4″ in diameter and 5 1/8″ in height (23.5cm, 13cm). With vintage Jensen hallmarks from 1919-1927. It’s accompanied by another pretty Jensen bowl.  The rest of the section includes an extensive selection including Indian silver of European style, a cased set of solid silver fish knives and forks, a heavy tea service, decorative items, and an extensive plate section.

JEWELLERY is not a large section but does include two good diamond rings, one a single stone of approximately 1 ct, the other three fine quality diamonds of over 2 cts, and large quantities of costume jewellery. We also have tens of pocket watches in gold, gold plate and silver, and many wrist watches including an Omega Constellation in original box.

In the COLLECTABLES section we have an interesting film archive.  Clearly once the property of somebody on the graphics side of the business, it includes film posters for The Return from the River Kwai and  Puppet on a Chain. There are account ledgers and filming schedules.  Along with that, we have a 16″ brass train plate Hudswell, – Clarke & Co Ltd, No 1066 Leeds 1914.  We have STAMPS, post and cigarette cards, coins and ephemera.

When cash flow catches you out you sometimes have to make difficult decisions, and for one person that includes selling a good wardrobe of CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES that include a Chanel jacket, separates by Moschino, a ball gown by Oscar de la Renta, miu miu, a Prada weekend suitcase and fine boots and shoes.  Need a fabulous couture wedding dress?  We have just the one with little bridesmaids dresses too.  It should be back in time after this weekend!

The SHELVES are ringing to the sound of music. They include a phenomenal set of 23 Warner hand bells. The foundry ceased production in the early 20th century. The bells are all polished, sound with no cracks, each with a leather hand grip (technically they comprise a diatonic scale of 16 notes in D major, with seven additional semi-tones). The family history has it that they were associated with the Church of St Andrew, Quatt, in Shropshire. They come with a box and over 20 hand-written songs. Also we have a large collection of Continental porcelain half-dolls, and early 19th century blue-printed pottery, Oriental ceramics, etc.

We have RUGS, BOOKS including James Bond first editions, books on cricket and motor racing, vintage RECORDS including classical, Abba and The Beatles, violins, a guitar, a trumpet, a grand piano, folding bikes and FURNITURE includes hand-made bookcases 8ft tall.  A farmhouse table, a pair of fabulous painted bed frames with fantastic mattresses, dining suites, one by Epstein, settees including an original Chesterfield with drop ends, an 18th century Windsor arm chair on four cabriole legs, other Windsor arm chairs and a William IV chiffonier of great quality.

GENERAL EFFECTS include lots of hifi, a washing machine, a dish washer, fridge-freeze, garden sets, an old racing bike by Hetchins in original condition.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 23rd May for the viewing, 1-7pm, and sale day 9.30 an – the sale begins at 11am.

All lots are photographed on our website from Sunday night and, of course, on UKAuctioneers .com where you can bid online.