We bid fond farewells to Norman our 80-year-old porter two weeks ago in a grave-side ceremony under blazing sunshine . He was a good man and his golfing mates gave him a great send-off.
In our next sale on the 14th March we have a cracking collection of antique carved ivory – mainly Japanese and ranging from large figures to netsuke. Much of it is signed. From the same address comes good lacquer and interesting artefacts.
And, from another vendor, we have taken delivery of a table cigar lighter in green enamel set with diamonds and the date 1913 also picked out in diamonds. The handle has a silver gilt snake wrapped around it. It smacks of Faberge. You will have to decide.
This is not as large as the last sale which included that great entry of pictures by Ken Howard. In the PICTURES section this time we do have a great watercolour by Louise Rayner of Shipgate Street, old Chester. It measures 17 inches by 23 inches. A large oil on canvas signed by S M Laurence and dated 1890 is a scene of Venice. Oher artists include David Bates, J.F. Hind, Pierre Le Boeuff, Louise J. Rayner, Henry H. Parker, Maurice Man, Karl Kaudsh, Esther Brown, Bruno Tinucci, George Frederick Browne, Hilda Waller, William Russell Flint, Thomas Bush Hardy, J. Westall, William Langley, S.M. Laurence, Maurice Feild, and Maurice Claes, Sir Alfred Munnings and J.M.W. Turner.
From the same house we have a very smart gilt metal ceiling light of corona design supporting 18 lights and 33 inches diameter. Family history says it is after a design by Karl Schinkel . There are other smart lights in the sale. Also from that home came various eastern RUGS. Quite a collection in fact.
SILVER AND PLATE are well represented and we are still unpacking.
Our JEWELLER is in today and he reports a small but interesting section that includes gold – a charm bracelet for example and a large diamond ring. That section always precedes the objects of interest and collectables, which this time includes lots of costume jewellery, photographs, postcards, coins, a collection of antique street trader metal identification discs, an early mechanical pencil sharpener, a polished bronze or brass man in a barrel ink well, after the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, enamel buckles, boxwood netsuke, old brewery menu holders, period portrait miniatures, an enamelled gold watch and much more.
The SHELVES are full and if you have a market in modern dolls then we have more than you can imagine, all in large lots. Along with dolls houses and dolls house furniture. Otherwise we have RECORDS, books, model vehicles, air rifles and pistols.
PORCELAIN POTTERY AND GLASS includes a Clarice Cliff service , two Clarice Cliff Bizarre bowls and a set of four egg cups of Fantasque design on original stand. A good period Berlin plate, Meissen, figures by Lladro and Royal Doulton and a Franconia pattern German dinner service. Good coloured table glass in sets, Old Country Roses tea ware, large Capodimonte figures of a fisherman and a shooter, and a rare Royal Doulton service designed by Frank Brangwyn, loosely painted with flowers and leaves, including a tureen. There are three period enamelled signs, one for Colman’s Mustard and another for Players Please HERE. We have wonderful old FISHING EQUIPMENT from a salmon fisherman, including vintage and modern rods by Hardy, Bruce and Walker Hexagraph and fly tying kit and reels, mostly by Hardy. Old scents, some unopened, including Christian Dior, Lanvin and Nina Ricci. Old cameras include a model AE ll by Bronica.
The COSTUME section has vintage clothing including Christian Dior, modern designer labels including Valentino and Armani, good furs including fox and mink fur coats, and a Chinese embroidered panel. Also a Papworth skin attache case and an old, and very long, python skin.
FURNITURE includes designer settees by HK (Harris Lebus) contemporary occasional tables with aluminium frames and glass tops, a period walnut chest on stand, a bow-fronted mahogany chest with slide, Gg lll Pembroke table, a 19th century continental desk, Dutch marquetry chair set, a Heals sideboard, a modern upright piano, a Victorian breakfront credenza, a light wood Ercol table and six stick-back chairs, a large modern double bed with an expensive mattress and so much more.
REMEMBER – THE SALE IS NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY THE 14TH MARCH STARTING AT 11AM
VIEWING IN ON THE 13TH FROM 1PM TO 7PM. SEE YOU THERE.
NB. all lots are on our website in our catalogue from Sunday evening , each with a photograph and you can bid online with UKAUCTIONEERS by registering on their website.