28th APRIL 2011

Part of the very fine stamp collection in our April Sale: LOT 249 Est. £500-700 Thirty nine used copies of Norway 1855 4s blue imperf. issue, mostly four margin copies with either ‘gridiron’ or numeral type cancellations plus a few CDS cancellations, and seven used copies of Norway 1855 4s blue imperf. issue four of which are fine used with CDS cancellations. LOT 250 Est. £350-450 Entire with fine four-margin used copy of Norway 1855 4s blue tied, with certificate from Hans Grobe, and three Continue reading →

17th FEBRUARY 2011

A fine large chrysanthemum bowl, with six-character Qianlong seal mark to the base and of the period, the rounded sides with gently outscrolled rim painted in Ming style in bright underglaze blue with simulated ‘heaping and piling’, with scrolling chrysanthemum tendrils interrupted by six flowerheads enclosing ‘ji’ good luck characters, a wave border to the short splayed foot, a further flowerhead to the interior, 9.65 ins (24.4 cms) diameter. Provenance: A 19th century Dutch Family Collection. – Dirk de Graeff van Polsbroek, a Dutchman with the Continue reading →

17th FEBRUARY 2011

An Auction of Chinese Ceramics, Antiques and General Effects on Thursday 17th February 2011 at 11am View Wednesday 16th 1-7pm, saleday from 9.30am (Tune into the blog in 10 days time- we have a fabulous discovery to announce) Still happily inundated with enquiries from across the world following the Chinese vase auction, we have filtered through about 600 emails and selected two wonderful items, one from the UK and, from Holland, we have accepted a fine large chrysanthemum bowl, with six-character Qianlong seal mark to Continue reading →

1st JULY 2010

Images of some of the items in our forthcoming sale: