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1574/17: A superb quality mid-19th century cast bronze HALF BUSHEL MEASURE in great condition. This substantial; impressive and heavy measure is engraved: "Imperial Half Bushel ~ Division of Eastern Ainsty ~ West Riding Yorkshire ~ and dated 1857. Very difficult to find these days. 19.5ins diameter; 7.5ins high. (49.5 x 19cms)*These measures were used by Customs & Excise Officers to check that market stallholders were not under-selling their customers. The penalty for repeat offenders was a heavy fine or even deportation to Australia! c.1857

bronze, bushel, measure, object

£2450

1575/17: A beautiful OIL PAINTING on panel which depicts a family gathering being entertained by an itinerant traveller playing a small flute whilst his two performing dogs dance to the delight of the children. The quality of this work is utterly charming and the depiction of the figures is particularly emotive. The table is set with partially consumed food; chickens peck at the crumbs ~ there is much going on! Signed and dated 1859. 15 x 13.5ins unframed. *Jean Alphonse Roehn (1799-1864) was born, worked and died in Paris. He exhibited regularly at the yearly Salon and his works were almost exclusively settings from everyday life, for which he had an obvious talent. c.1859

French, object, Oil, painting

£1250

1571/17: A good quality late 19th century SEWING BOX with a particularly fine and complete collection of beautiful sewing equipment. The box is of coromandel wood, bound with steel strapwork, and the lid opens to reveal a fine display of tools and implements all made of Mother-of-pearl. These include: set of 4 cotton-reels; tape measure; needle cleaner; pair of engraved MOP needle cases and pin cushions; set of 4 MOP winders; MOP thimble; scissors; penknife; wonderful ruler and a number of other items. Slight spotting to the 'royal' purple silk lining, but perfect in every other aspect. 11ins x 8 x 4.5ins. (28 x 20 x 11.5cms) c.1865

box, MotherofPearl, object, sewing

£895

1568/17: A good quality George III period mahogany WRITING BOX in excellent and original condition. With twin cast brass original handles to either side, it opens by pulling forward the front drawer handle which allows the tambour top to slide backwards. This reveals the set of three original ink bottles and the green baize writing surface. Below the fitted interior is access to a very secret drawer, and it is complete with its original (working) key. 16ins wide; 10ins deep; 7ins high, maximum. c.1800

box, Georgian, object, writing

£785

1567/17: A good quality French gold 2-piece sewing NEEDLE-CASE in perfect condition. Beautifully made and finely engraved, it is hallmarked under the pull-off lid. As this is French it is likely to be 14carat gold. 2.75ins (7cms) long. c.1870

gold, needles, object, sewing

£95

1566/17: M. Zeller: an attractive mid/late 19th century Continental OIL PAINTING on panel in an ornate gilding frame. It depicts two woodcutters seated in a hostelry with their axes propped against a table. One offers his stein to the serving girl who appears to be bashfully considering... Nicely painted; signed to the lower right corner and applied with a plaque to the front. 18ins x 16ins (46 x 40.5cms) including the frame. c.1880

Continental, object, Oil, painting

£580

1563/17: A fine and large highly captivating MARINE OIL PAINTING on CANVAS in good condition in the manner of George Clarkson Stanfield. Beautifully painted, it depicts a busy maritime scene on a blustery but bright day. A sizeable vessel can be seen in the foreground being hailed by some men in a rowing boat, whilst in the background are other boats bobbing about on the waves with a harbour on the distant shoreline. *Apparently unsigned but with an old applied plaque stating" "George Clarkson Stanfield 1828-1858". 45ins x 31ins (114 x 79cms) including the ornate gilt frame. c.1850

marine, object, Oil, painting

£1350

1562/17: A superb quality WRITING BOX by Edwards of London, in excellent and original condition. The exterior is veneered in beautifully figured kingwood, with finest brass edges and inlaid with brass scrollwork to the top and front. To the sides are two recessed military-style handles. It opens to reveal the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface with pair of gilt-topped inkwells and the solid kingwood pen tray. The interior includes an inner tray, with pierced handles, which when removed allows access to the two secret drawers. A lovely writing box of highest quality. 15ins wide; 10ins deep 5.5ins high. (38 x 25.5 x 14cms) c.1840

box, Edwards, object, writing

£1350

1561/17: A pretty late Victorian hallmarked SILVER SCENT BOTTLE complete with its original gilt-tooled fitted leather case in remarkable condition. The scent bottle itself is of swirling ribbed design, with a hinged lid, which opens to reveal the original stopper, and whilst the case notes the retailers as Marshall & Co., of Edinburgh, the bottle itself is by Samson Morden and Co of London. Hallmarked for London 1893. The case: 3.5ins x 2.5ins x 1.75 ins. c.1893

object, scent, Silver

£325

1560/17: A particularly fine WRITING BOX by BETJEMANN of London. Considered to be the 'top-of-the-range' by this renown firm of boxmakers, the superb figured walnut box is profusely embellished with "Gothic" brass mounts with a jasparware plaque to the lid and large cast handles. It opens to reveal a wonderfully fitted interior with original purple velvet writing surface; pair gilt inkwells; six mother-of-pearl implements including pen; pencil and ruler. Amongst the many other features, it is lined in superb figured satinwood throughout. A bit over the top perhaps, but wonderful quality! 14ins x 10ins x 7.25 high (35.5 x 25.5 x 18.5cms) c.1875

Betjmann, box, object, writing

£2950

1559/17: Bouraine: A fine quality and stylish Art Deco period BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Penthesilea" (Queen of The Amazons). She is modelled naked, holding a bow whilst recumbent on an angular base. Signed "Bouraine" to the base, together with the foundry (Susse Freres). 19ins long; 9ins high; 5ins deep. (48.25 x 23 x 12.75cms) *Marcel Bouraine (1886-1948) was a important sculptor who studied under Joseph-Alexandre Falguiere. He was captured in the 1914-1918 war and interned in Switzerland. Immediately after he returned to his great love, sculpture, and exhibited in Paris from 1922. He is considered to be one of the great influences of the Art Deco movement. (The Amazons had a number of queens, but Penthesilea was the most famous, leading her troops successfully in support of King Priamos at Troy.) c.1925

ArtDeco, Bouraine, bronze, object

£2250

1558/17: A large late Victorian or Edwardian DRINKS & GAMES COMPENDIUM with all sorts of fine contents. The case itself is of mahogany inlaid with 'batswing' decoration to the front, and lid, with hinged brass handles to either side. It opens to reveal its set of three cut-glass decanters; set of 6 engraved glasses; pair of gilt coasters and a large gilt tray. A cedar-lined drawer can be found to the front (for cigars) and a secret button accesses the games drawer, with cards; pegs; counters and dice etc., plus a gilt cribbage board above. Excellent condition. 16 x 14.5 x 11ins (40.5 x 37 x 28cms). c.1900

compendium, Games, object, tantalus

£1250

1557/17: A late 19th century Russian SILVER CIGARETTE CASE, decorated with a "niello" scene of Moscow within a geometrical border to one side and with pretty niello decorated around a central circular (vacant) cartouche on the other side. The interior is gilded with a full set of hallmarks dated 1896. 3.5 x 2.75 x 1.5ins. *Niello is an enamel-like allow of silver; copper; lead and sulfur, which is used as an inlay on engraved or etched silver. c.1896

object, Russian, Silver

£395

1554/17: Andres GINS (Swiss fl. circa 1869): a good PAIR OF MARINE OIL PAINTINGS on canvas. These bright and attractive paintings depict coastal scenes, one of fishermen tending their boats with chalk cliffs and a sailing boat behind, whilst the other shows a rowing boat battling through more turbulent conditions with a windswept town behind. One is signed lower right. 20 x 13ins (51 x 33cms) including the frames. Priced for the Pair... c.1870

marine, object, Oil, painting

£875

1543/17: A charming PAIR of watercolours by Karl FEIERTAG: "Two on a Swing" and "Pushing the Swing" in their original mounts and frames. These cheerful paintings depicts children laughing as they play on a swing in the garden of their home. They retain their original bright colours and both are signed l.r. corners. 22ins x 18ins (56 x 45.5cms) including their frames. * Karl FEIERTAG (1874-1944) was Austrian by birth, who became famous for his historical and genre paintings, particularly of children. Priced for the pair... c.1920

object, painting, Pair, watercolour

£475

1542/17: "The Red Gown" ~ a very finely painted OIL PAINTING on panel by Henri Lesur, which depicts an elegant young lady wearing her wonderful ball gown, lace shawl and long kid gloves as she stands against a backdrop of an urn and stone balustrade in a formal garden. Signed (along the balustrade r.h. side) and measures 22ins by 18ins (56 x 46cms) including the carved and gilded frame. *Henri Victor LESUR, a renowned French artist, was born In Roubaix in 1860. He worked in the period 1887-1910 during which time he exhibited frequently at the Salon des Beaux Arts in Paris. c.1890

French, object, Oil, painting

£950

1540/17: "THROUGH THE FOREST": a charming and quite large OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS by Edward Holmes RBA. It depicts a young lad leading a girl (his sister?) on a donkey, as they emerge along a track from the edge of a forest, preceded by their pet dog. Beautifully composed and very finely painted, this good oil painting measures: 34 ins by 29ins (86 x 74cms) including the frame. Signed and dated: 1881. * Edward Holmes RBA (1841-1891) was a fine landscape painter who exhibited this particular painting at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1883 No. 314. c.1881

landscape, object, Oil, painting

£1250

1535/17: A particularly fine quality and unusual fitted JEWELLERY BOX in lovely original condition. The box itself is of brass-bound rosewood (beautifully figured) and the lid opens to show nine silver-topped bottles and jars (including four scent bottles, all with their stoppers) plus a tray of tools. The upper tray lifts out to reveal a hidden leather-covered box inside which is beautifully fitted for jewellery, whilst instead of a mirror within the lid, there is another "secret" compartment, also fitted for jewellery. Complete with original Bramah key and *Hallmarked for London 1822. c.1822

box, jewellery, object, Silver

£1250

1525/17: An impressive and large set of FOUR early 20th century Art Deco period BRONZE SCULPTURES, representing the four Seasons. Apparently unsigned, but probably Italian and perhaps in the style of Palozzi, these striking bronzes have a charm and presence of their own. Each measures 24ins (61cms) high and can presumably be displayed either outside or indoors. Priced for the set of four. c.1920

bronze, Italian, object, sculpture

£4950

1524/17: A charming late 19th century Austrian "Vienna" cold-painted BRONZE DUCK. Retaining most of its original paintwork, and raised on a turned oak base, this pretty bronze is a model we have not seen before. ~ and is likely to raise a smile, such is its charm! 10cms wide; 11 cms high. c.1880

Austrian, bronze, duck, object, Vienna

£395

1515/17: A. CALENDI: a large and very impressive BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young girl. She stands naked and smiling with her left arm shielding her eyes and her right arm aloft as she stretches having just awoken, with a lionskin rug at her feet. Fine dark green patina and colour. Signed 'Calendi' to the integral bronze base. 27ins (69cms) high. *A Calendi, Italian born mid/late 19th century. c.1890

bronze, Girl, nude, object

£2950

1511/17: EMILE GUILLAUME: a large and highly impressive BRONZE STATUE entitled: "La Deliverance". It depicts a tall naked woman standing on a hemisphere, holding her arms aloft with a sword raised in her right hand. Signed by the artist, and the foundry (Barbedienne of Paris). Superb original patina. 37ins (94cms) high. *Emile Oscar Guillaume (born 1867) produced "La Deliverance" in 1914 as a celebration of the First Battle of the Marne when the German army was stopped before entering Paris in August that year. A 4.9metre high example is displayed in Finchley, North London. c.1914

bronze, French, nude, object

£2750

1509/17: A wonderful quality mid-Victorian fully fitted walnut GAMES COMPENDIUM complete with its full set of original Games. The figured walnut case is bound in gilt brass 'Gothic' mounts, and opens to reveal the arrangement of original ivory Chessmen; Draughts/Backgammon pieces; gilt cribbage board; set of 6 dice and ebony markers. This tray lifts out to reveal the beautiful hinged ebony Chess and Backgammon board, whilst further below are compartments for playing cards (original); ebony dice shakers; counters; pegs and so on. Lovely original condition. 12.5ins x 9.5ins x 6.5ins. (The board: 15 x 10.5ins) c.1870

backgammon, box, chess, Games, object

£1875

1496/17: A charming mid-Victorian solid ivory lady's ETUI or fitted NECESSAIRE in fine and complete condition. The solid ivory box with its original engraved initials to the lid, opens to reveal the full contents which include: silver-gilt handled scissors; silver thimble; stiletto; silver-gilt needle case (with original needles!) and bodkin. c.1875

etui, Ivory, object, sewing

£345

1488/17: A particularly fine early/mid 19th century Vizagapatam ivory CHESS AND BACKGAMMON SET in good condition. The hinged board is of sandalwood veneered with ivory and decorated with incised borders of flowers and leaves. The interior is similarly inlaid for backgammon and it is complete with its beautiful original turned ivory Chess Set and Draughts/Backgammon pieces. The board (when closed) measures: 18 x 10 x 4.5ins (46 x 25.5 x 11.5cms). *Vizagapatam is the largest city and capital of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. From the mid-18th century it was famous for its delightful and detailed ivory and sandalwood furniture and objects. c.1830

backgammon, chess, object, Vizagapatam

£1650

1449/17: P-J. MENE: A fine bronze sculpture by this famous 'animalier' which the artist entitled: "Chien Epagneul (Sylphie) No. 69". This lively and highly competent sculpture depicts the Irish Setter about to flush out his bird from amongst the detailed foliage. Fully signed by both the artist and the foundry (Susse Freres of Paris). 12ins long; 9ins high and 5ins deep. (30.5 x 23 x63.5cms) *Pierre-Jules MENE (1810-1871) was probably the most famous and prolific 'animalier' of his day. He developed his passion and natural talent as an animal sculptor from an early age, and in due course won numerous medals for his work. c.1860

animalier, bronze, dog, Mene, object

£1250

1423/17: Franz Xavier BERGMANN: a large and most impressive "Vienna" COLD-PAINTED BRONZE of an eagle alighting on a rock. The bird is depicted with wings fully outstretched in a realistic and animated style, typical of Bergmann's work. All of the original detailed paintwork is intact, and it is fully signed ("B" in an urn) and numbered underneath. It's large: 15ins wide and 12ins high. (38 x 30.5cms). *Bergmann, originally a fine metal worker, inherited the Vienna foundry from his father in 1860. His work is recognised for its great attention to detail and wonderful vibrant colours. c.1880

Austrian, Bergmann, bronze, object, Vienna

£2350

1416/17: ANONYMOUS: an interesting and somewhat speculative Continental OIL PAINTING on panel possibly after the 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Lingelbach. This well-composed view depicts various figures and livestock on the grassy banks of a rural harbour, with sailing vessels moored behind, some flying the Dutch flag. A church tower can be seen on the left with hills behind. Good condition. 22 x 18ins including the frame. (56 x 45.5cms) c.1800

Dutch, marine, object, Oil, painting

£580

1411/17: M.M.JACOBI: an attractive and well composed MARINE OIL PAINTING on canvas depicting a busy seascape in the Channel. A Dutch barge can be seen in the foreground with a British Man o' War behind, flying the white ensign. Signed (lower left corner) and inscribed on the back: "Portsmouth Harbour". 29ins wide; 21ins high including the frame. (73.5 x 53cms) c.1885

marine, object, Oil, painting

£985

1394/17: Emile PICAULT: a very fine pair of 19th century BRONZE FIGURES entitled "Archer" and "Esrholier" (perhaps Night Watchman?). Each figure is beautifully modelled and finely cast with extraordinary attention to detail. The archer stands attending to his bow, whilst the Esrholier wears a sword and carries a lamp. Both wear feathered caps and stand 14.5ins (37cms) high. Signed to the base and inscribed with their titles. *Emile PICAULT (1833-1915) a highly regarded sculptor known for his allegorical and patriotic subjects and also mythological heroes. He regularly exhibited during the period 1863-1909. c.1890

bronze, French, object, Picault

£1650

1392/17: A charming and quite large OIL PAINTING on canvas in the manner of A.H. Vickers. This bright cheerful landscape depicts a Continental scene with boats full of sailors on a wide river and a church on the banks, with various buildings nestling amongst the gentle hills behind. Excellent condition; dimensions: 42ins x 28ins (107 x 71cms) including the swept gilded frame. *A.H. Vickers (fl 1853-1907) painted landscapes both in England and on the Rhine. c.1875

object, Oil, painting, Vickers

£950

1377/17: A charming 18th century NEEDLEWORK PICTURE which depicts a typical religious scene of the period: Elijah the Prophet is seated in a garden, on the banks of a lake, surrounded by trees; shrubs and flowers with various animals in attendance which include: birds; a stag; and two ducks. Fine condition and good vibrant colours. 18 x 15ins (45.5 x 38cms) including the good modern frame. c.1780

18thcentury, needlework, object, stumpwork

£540

1371/17: Houdon: a good large BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Diana the Huntress". Of impressive size, she stands naked with bow in her left hand and an arrow in her right. Signed to the integral base. 24.5ins (62cms) high. *Jean-Antoine HOUDON was a noted French sculptor, particularly of classical figures, who won many prizes for his work. He was born in Versailles in 1741 and died aged 87 years in 1828. c.1850

bronze, Houdon, naked, object

£1150

1335/16: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality figured mahogany DRESSING MIRROR in lovely condition. The original mirror plate is framed within a cushion moulding and is finely panelled in solid mahogany to the back. It is supported on shaped and reeded uprights which stand upon the beautifully-figured shaped "flame" mahogany base, with its beaded decoration and stands upon four melon-carved feet. The angle of the mirror is fully adjustable and locks into place if required. 24ins (61cms) wide. c.1835

Dressing, furniture, Gillows, mirror, object

£495

1324/16: AXEL NORDGREN: a charming landscape OIL PAINTING on canvas of an Alpine scene, probably in the Bavarian region of Southern Germany. It depicts a mountain village, with partially snow-covered peaks in the background and a figure carrying a basket walking up a path to the foreground. Signed and dated 1858. 27 x 19ins (68.5 x 48cms) including the frame. *Axel Wilhelm NORDGREN was born in Sweden in 1828 and later studied art in Dusseldorf, where in remained for the rest of his life. He died in 1888. c.1858

Alpine, object, Oil, painting

£695

1305/16: A fine large & handsome early 19th century brass-inlaid LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY BOX. The box itself is veneered in rosewood and profusely inlaid with brass scrollwork, with recessed handles to both sides. The beautifully fitted interior features a total of 15 bottles and jars, all with silver plated lids, which include various sizes of scent bottles; jars; ink bottle etc and a tray of tools and implements. Under the tool tray is a fitted compartment for jewellery and below is a large tray; a further compartment and a good easel mirror can be found within the lid. 16ins wide; 10.5ins deep; 7ins high (40.5 x 26.5 x 18cms). c.1830

box, case, Dressing, jewellery, object

£1250

1304/16: A good quality mid-Victorian GAMES COMPENDIUM complete with its full set of original contents. The box itself is veneered in coromandel wood and embellished with fine Gothic style brass mounts which are inset with "Tiger's Eye" cabochon stones. It opens to reveal the contents which include: engraved gilded oval bezique and whist boards; draughts pieces; bone shakers; ebony & ivory trick markers; full set of six dice and eight pegs and three packs of cards together with rule books and bezique scoreboards etc. 12ins wide; 9.5ins deep; 4.5ins high (30.5 x 24 x 11.5cms) c.1870

box, compendium, Games, object

£1250

1269/16: A good quality and quite large freestanding TERRESTRIAL GLOBE of German manufacture and in good condition. The globe itself revolves, whilst the maps are clear and well coloured (details in German) and is about 12ins diameter. It is supported on a turned oak stand which is fitted with a small compass. 25ins (63.5cms) high overall. Probably Art Deco period... c.1930

globe, object, terrestrial

£675

1252/16: Anonymous (perhaps in the style of Sir Edwin Landseer 1802-1873!): a charming and well painted Victorian period OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS depicting a young couple feeding their grey a last meal before nightfall, perhaps outside a Public House. Their three dogs are in attendance with an English lane disappearing into the distance behind. 19ins high; 16ins wide including the frame. (49 x 40.5cms) c.1860

Landseer, object, Oil, painting

£750

1242/16: BERNARD GRIBBLE: A good marine OIL PAINTING on BOARD, typical of this accomplished and well-regarded British artist. Entitled (to a label on the reverse): "British Brig chasing Algerian Corsairs" this interesting painting is in good condition and with its original frame. 27ins x 21ins including the frame 68.5 x 53cms) *Bernard Gribble was born in Chelsea in 1872 and lived much of life in Poole, Dorset. He painted some landscapes and portraits but he is best known for his maritime scenes. It was once suggested that he had "...painted almost every historical event that took place on water...". He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon. His work was widely sought-after and Franklin Roosevelt was one of many celebrity owners. He died in 1962. c.1920

marine, object, Oil, painting

£495

1210/16: S. J. Nash: A well executed WATERCOLOUR which depicts Canterbury Cathedral. Beautifully designed and complete with modern frame and mount, it is signed lower right. 20ins x 18ins. (51 x 45.5cms). * S.J. ("Toby" Nash was a painter local to the Canterbury area who enjoyed his drink and often painted in lieu of payment. He was also a violin teacher. c.1930

object, painting, watercolour

£225

1122/16: "The Kiss" ~ a finely cast and gilded BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young couple embracing, both classically dressed. This charming bronze is raised on an integral gilt bronze socle base and supported on its original rouge antico marble base.About 6ins (15.25cms) high overall. c.1880

bronze, French, gilt, object

£495

939/15: A pretty PAIR of mid-19th century BRONZE FIGURES each depicting putti and standing on their original mustard-coloured Sienna Marble bases. One figure stands hand on hip, holding a sheaf of corn, whilst the other carries a bunch of garages tied to a stick and with a sickle in his right hand. Probably French, the largest stands 8ins (20cms) tall. Priced for the pair. c.1850

19thcentury, bronze, figures, French, object

£875

876/15: A fine quality and very decorative early 19th century gilded CONVEX MIRROR in good condition. Surmounted by a carved and gilded eagle perched upon a central shell motif and flanked by carved gilded acanthus leaves, the convex mirror is set within the deeply moulded concave frame, with Vitruvian scroll decoration to the outside edge and an inner ebonised slip frame. Below are the original gilt hinged candle-holders, set to a central tablet with 'grill' decoration and with the original cut glass candle sconces. Overall height 43ins (109cms) c.1810

convex, furniture, giltwood, mirror, object, Regency

£2450