Welcome to 2020. Our next sale on the 13TH FEBRUARY is the usual accumulation of interesting articles, currently still being catalogued, but I imagine about 800 lots.
On the basis that the best items are the most valuable I am pleased to direct you to the PAINTINGS section. From a local family we have taken in two important oil paintings by Indonesian artists. One is by KUSUMA AFFANDI (1907-1990), on canvas titled Fish 2 it is signed and dated 1961 and measures 95 x 77 cm; the other by LEE MAN FONG (1919-1988), Two Doves on a Rock, on board, signed in Chinese script and with a seal, it measures 103 x 49.5 cm. They were both acquired in Singapore in 1972/3 and passed by descent to the vendor.
We have about 100 lots of PICTURES with three good portraits, one of Sir David Wilkie after Sir William Beechey. However, my favourite picture is a large oils on canvas by WILLIAM LEE-HANKEY, signed, ‘On loading our catch, Honfleur’. It measures 71 x 90 ins. Other artists include W.R. Sickert, W. Hemsley, Tito Pellicciotti, E. Henry Holder, F. Luis Mora, J. Lavery, Newton S. Fielding, G. Leslie, Lienkie Lombard, J. Linnell, F. Bamberger, V. Gutmann, A. Neuville, A. Walde, Attillio Simonetti, Cecil Aldin, and David Hicks. Katharine Church, Michel Delacroix, Ed Lister, Charles J. Lewis, George Chambers, William Bright Morris, G.D. Armour, Aime Perret, Albert Clark, Edwin Ward. Do look on our website for photographs.
JEWELLERY and ART OBJECTS has lots of interesting items including a rare and early Mont Blanc pen and a rare Parker pen in orange, a Tiffany 18 ct gold key set with diamonds on a gold chain, watches including, from a deceased estate, an interesting group of approximately 20 English and Continental 18th and 19th century pocket watches, many pair-cased, quarter-repeating and with alarm functions, wrist watches, etc.
SILVER AND PLATE is about 60 lots of the usual rewarding mixture.
ENAMEL SIGNS are becoming rarer to find and a call from a local collector needing to thin out his collection is always a welcome call. We have 50 old signs in individual lots for £40 to £500. They will run consecutively from lot 451. Do look at the photographs on our web site.
The SHELVES are as full as ever including a wonderful period gothic bracket clock, three Black Forest cuckoo clocks, one of them very large with two cuckoos, a modern Matthew Norman Swiss carriage clock, no. 1781, half-hour-striking and hour-repeating on a gong, also with alarum, day, date and moon phase indicators, an early 19th century English mantel clock by John Moore & Son, Clerkenwell, London, with signed painted dial and back-plate, the latter numbered 8749, hour bell-striking and with pull-cord repeat, in break-lancet mahogany case with metal mounts and acorn feet, 13.25 in high, and two important longcase clocks in marquetry cases, one by Step Willmott of London, the other by Fazakerley of London circa 1780, having Whittington and Westminster chimes on eight bells. A French bronze antelope, a female nude bronze signed Eugen Wagner. An Asprey backgammon set, the pieces in a small briefcase, in signature purple leather, with velvet bag and original Asprey box. A late Victorian Maw & Co. pottery ‘Skoal’ vase by Walter Crane, the buff ground painted in ruby lustre with Viking warriors raising drinking horns, 22 cm high, painted rebus mark and date 1890 to base. Three Oriental wood carvings, comprising a Chinese seated figure, probably of Guanyin, Ming or later, with residual polychrome and gilt decoration and prayer compartment to reverse, 47 cm, a figure of a standing male of similar type, 45 cm, and a figure of a dancing bearded male, perhaps Indonesian, on black stand, 49.5 cm overall. A 1712 book of Common Prayer the original calf binding mounted with silver portrait busts of Queen Anne and Charles 1st. Daggers, bayonets, and much more.
ORIENTAL RUGS, TOYS and BOOKS fill the upstairs shelves to include good model train sets and die-cast model vehicles and COLLECTABLES includes good coins including gold, stamps and postcards, football programmes and the rest.
COSTUME AND TEXTILES includes good fur coats, a selection of ladies’ designer fashion separates and accessories, gents’ clothing, linen, etc.
FURNITURE includes good period pieces including a walnut chest on stand, a Georgian walnut dressing table, a set of six George III shield back chairs, a period twin pedestal mahogany dining tables, settees, chairs and designer contemporary items including teak. The grass is growing and we have a Honda mower you need to check out. Need to get the weight off? We have 4 bikes. Need a sink, pedestal and taps? No problem; we have a pair. Televisions? We have a choice. Hifi too including a B&O set up.
SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY THE 12TH FOR VIEWING BETWEEN 1 AND 7 PM. ONLINE BIDDING IS WITH UKAUCTIONEERS.