Here we are again, cataloguing our third sale under Covid-19. Our second sale, of furniture, went as expected and, again, I must thank you for clearing your lots in the time frame we requested. So, this next sale ON THE 13TH AUGUST contains all the other sections you expect to find at Bainbridges. It will be a relatively large sale, offered online with no bidding in the room, and will be viewed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wednesday the 12th August between noon and 7pm. The nature of ‘distancing’ will mean that only two people can view the jewellery at one time, we will allow a maximum of fifteen people upstairs at one time, eight will be the maximum people in the garage at any one time and seventeen in the room. YOU NEED TO WEAR A FACE MASK OVER THE NOSE AND MOUTH, SANITISE YOUR HANDS OR WEAR GLOVES AND PLEASE TRY TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE.
The sale starts with about 75 lots of PICTURES with some interesting items including two unsigned watercolours, catalogued by Sothebys as by John Ruskin. Other artists include Hugh Casson, Bert Wright, Carl Kenzler, Eric Gurney, Thomas Constable, R.W. Macbeth, J.A. Wheeler, Myles Birket Foster, Susan Horsfield, Boscoe Holder, Caryl Stockham, Jaci Hogan, Wendy Toye, Peter Toms, Alfred Pollentine, and J.C. Hooper.
The order has changed and the following section is the SILVER AND PLATE. Again about 80 lots including flatware, bowls, vases and a wonderful condiment with a figure of John Bull lifting off the box base as the pepper, with salt and mustard in the base.
JEWELLERY follows with plenty of gold including a gold watch and bracelet by Cartier.
COLLECTABLES like postcards – and we do have some very good old albums, cigarette cards, coins, medals icluding an OBE, costume jewellery, fountain pens, magazines and ephemera (about 40 lots) follow to include two original cinema posters for Star Wars and one mans collection of 70 Zippo lighters.
TOYS AND GAMES feature well with an extensive collection of Hornby and other model trains, mainly 00 gauge, and scenery, die cast model vehicles and more.
COSTUME feature a large entry of fancy dress costumes from a retired shop owner. Vintage fashion, one ladies collection of eleven Hermes scarves, mostly unused and in their original boxes. There are also some good motorbike leathers.
As ever the SHELVES are full and , this time, we have added 20 extra tables to cope with the quantity. As we have no furniture, the floor in both rooms allow for extra tables. We have two Sunderland lustre ship plaques, a Tudric pewter bowl No. 0230, a Black Forest carving of chamoix, a Doulton stoneware jardinere on pedestal.
One of the notable areas of the sale is CLOCKS. We must have fifty or so including a fine table clock by Avenall of London, chiming on eight bells, and a Bulle electrical clock circa 1920 under a glass dome.
We have decorative Japanese panels, a large quantity of cloisonne, a finely carved ivory walking stick and a Chinese Guangxu mark and period marriage dish, a Kangxi mark and period blue and white plate, other Chinese ceramics and carvings.
GENERAL EFFECTS include televisions and a good Apple computer along with an early Moulton bike, tools, a quantity of DVDs and an extensive professional drum set.
ON LINE BIDDING IS WITH UKAUCTIONEERS, THE CLEARANCE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY THE 18TH AUGUST.
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS OR AGAIN AT UKAUCTIONEERS, EVERY LOT IS PHOTOGRAPHED.
I hope to hear from you all next week. Keep covered, keep well.