I’m finding it difficult to get back into the groove. How about you?
Anyway, there is good news to start the year, Tony Sullivan, he ex of Sothebys, West London Auctions, Chiswick Auctions and currently, up to the December sale, cataloguing our pictures, has returned from the dead. With only one lung he caught Covid-19 and went to hospital, got over it and returned home, suffered blood clots, went back to hospital and now is back home and waiting for the physiotherapist to aid his recovery. Brilliant. Welcome back Tony.
Well, the dogs are barking at the door so we are about to hold an auction!
WITH NO BIDDING IN THE ROOM IT WILL COMPRISE PICTURES (150 LOTS), OLD MAPS, MIRRORS, SILVER AND PLATE,BOOKS INCLUDING A FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF OVER 60 VOLUMES OF ‘THE ILLUSTRATED BARTSCH’ AND OTHER ART BOOKS, ARABIAN NIGHTS IN GERMAN ‘ARABISCHE NACHTE’ ILLUSTRATED BY EDMUND DULAC, AND PERHAPS A CAR.
***THE DATE: THURSDAY THE 11TH FEBRUARY AT 11AM
***BIDDING: ONLINE WITH UKAUCTIONEERS.COM, OR COMMISSION AND SOME TELEPHONE BIDS WITH US.
Maps include French, English and other antique maps by Robert Morden, John Ogilby, John Norden, John Speed, Abraham Ortelius, etc., including of the Kingdom of Bohemia, the Roman Empire, London, Middlesex, Europe, Great Britain.
Pictures includes a really interesting folder: ‘The Soviet Political Poster’, containing 32 reproductions by Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad, 1976, of Soviet posters from 1919-1970s. We have a good early group of five Japanese wood block prints by Utagawa Kunisada.
Artists include James McBey, Salvador Dali, Thomas Rowlandson, Pamela Jane Crook, Tobey, John Langton, Frank Brangwyn, William Russell Flint, Petit Paul, Rosemary Grimble, Yvon Kergal, Albert Daniel Rutherston, Tom Merrifield, J. Patrick, William Brown, Samiora Abbassy, Robert C. Bates, Philip Sutton, Jerzy Marek, William J. Allingham, James A. McNeill Whistler, D.I. Smart, B.W. Leader, Patrick Proctor, Benjamin Chee Chee, Sydney Vale, Auton, Albert Luduvici. Pompeo Mariani, W. Hollar, Balthazar Peruzzi, Hogarth, Elizabeth Taggart, W.L. Wylie, Jane Wormell, W. Cecil Dunford, Jinx Wall, Samuel John Lamorna Birch, Bernard Carter, Hiroshi, M.E. Philipps, Barras Bartos, Mary Waddell, Militta, Derrick Greaves, Trevor Grimshaw, Andrew Ingamells, A. Vituli, R. Cocheril, Bernard Wheadon, B.P. Kendall, Hening Walterston, Gregory Wells, Alphonse Legros, etc., and many vacant antique picture frames.
We are still cataloguing so suggest you visit our news section for an update on artists names and other aspects of the sale later in the week.
We also have a very good group of 18th century and later Indian miniatures which might be included subject to being catalogued in time.
The mirrors and silver and plate are still to be catalogued but all lots will be photographed and on our website and on the UKAuctioneers site from this weekend.
I’m off to have my jab now so we will speak again via our website.