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1648/18: ROYAL WORCESTER: a good set of FOUR porcelain figures from the "CRIES OF LONDON" Series, modelled by James Hadley. These are quite rare, and comprise: "Ye Water Carrier"; "Ye Night Watchman"; "Ye Marking Stones Man" and "Ye Brush Man". First introduced in 1883, these are date-coded for 1884. All are perfect; fully marked and measure about 7ins (17.75cms) high.( *Priced for the set of Four) c.1883

figures, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£1100

1645/18: An most impressive split rock FOSSILIZED FISH ~ species unknown ~ but certainly many millions of years old! Both sides are complete, with good definition and with fine iridescence. 13.25ins long; 5ins deep 4ins high. (33.5 x 12.75 x 10cms) *It is good to find both pieces together; so often the two halves are separated and sold individually. c.0

fish, fossil, object

£425

1644/18: A good quality mid-19th century LADY'S DRESSING/JEWELLERY BOX in excellent condition. The well-figured box is of coromandel wood, with brass edging; recessed brass handles to both sides and a vacant cartouche to the lid. This opens to reveal the impressive interior of ten jars and scent bottles, all perfect and all with silver lids arranged around the central tray of tools and implements. There is a vacant space (for costume jewellery?) underneath, and a further velvet-lined jewellery drawer to the base. Complete with original Bramah key; hallmarked for London 1857. 12ins wide; 9ins deep; 8.5ins high. (28 x 23 x 21.5cms) c.1857

box, Dressing, jewellery, Silver

£1350

1639/18: LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine PAIR of OIL PAINTINGS on panel entitled on the original labels to the reverse: "The Age of Jazz" and "The Edwardian Era". Brightly painted and full of charm, they depict the fashions and pastimes of their age. They are in excellent condition and complete with their original frames. 28ins x 24ins including frames. (71x61cms) * John Leigh-Pemberton, born in 1911 and brother of a Governor of the Bank of England, was an artist and illustrator. Educated at Eton and a Flying Instructor in the Second World War, he decorated the interiors of a number of ships and worked on the Shell Guide Series. c.1949

ArtDeco, object, Oil, painting

£2650

1634/18: A fairly plain but remarkably original early 19th century mahogany TEA CADDY of good colour with boxwood edges and original gilt "axehead" handle to the top. It opens to reveal two compartments (one for "Black Tea" ~ the other for "Green Tea") both with their original lids, and all of the original lead linings are intact. 7.25 x 4.5 x 5ins high (18.5 x 11.5 x 12.5cms) c.1800

Caddy, object, tea

£245

1632/18: A pretty Swiss MUSIC BOX by Lecoultre Freres of compact size and of the early key-wound period. The rosewood veneered walnut case opens to reveal the movement with cylinder and comb in perfect condition, whilst the left side hinges open to reveal the controls. It plays SIX melodious tunes as detailed on the tune sheet, and the comb with its 72 teeth, is stamped "LV Gve" for the maker, based in Geneva. 12ins wide; 5.5ins deep; 4ins high. (30.5 x 14 x 10cms) c.1860

box, Lecoultre, Music, object

£785

1626/18: An attractive and decorative PAIR of Regency period TABLE LUSTRES in good original condition. Both have shaped pairs of arms, hung with crystal drops and fitted with candle-holders which are themselves supported on gilt bronze reeded shaped columns, leading to bronzed cylindrical bases mounted with gilt masks and square bases. 15ins high; 12ins wide; 4.5ins deep. (38 x 30.5 x 11.5cms) c.1830

candlesticks, lustres, object, Regency, Silver, stand, tray

£750

1624/18: A handsome and useful BRONZE TABLE LAMP...which depicts a semi-naked lady, a robe draped across her legs, wearing a necklace and armbands as she sits pensively on a Regency style stool. Her long hair is tied back and her chin rests lightly on her left hand. She is set upon a variegated marble base, with gilt feet, and the bronze is signed" "Travaux". Complete with shade. 29ins high with shade; the bronze: 13ins high; 9ins wide; 5.5ins deep. (33 x 23 x 14cms) c.1870

bronze, lamp, naked, object

£675

1622/18: A very fine and large 19th century Swiss MUSIC BOX in wonderful condition. The case is of well-veneered 'book-matched' figured walnut with ornate brass carrying handles to either side. It opens to reveal the superb movement which plays eight tunes in a delightful "Mandoline Expressif" style, on its fine one-piece comb with some 96 teeth. Other features include the double-barrel crank-winding motor, which allows it to play for about 25 minutes between windings. Complete with the original hand-written tune sheet. A glorious musical box! 26.5ins wide; 11ins deep; 7.5ins high. (67.5 x 28 x 19cms) c.1880

box, Music, musical, Swiss

£2750

1609/17: "PHRYNE": A charming and quite large French BRONZE SCULPTURE of this famous Greek Courtesan, by Falguiere. She stands naked, wearing just a simple necklace and bracelet, coquettishly hiding her face behind her right arm. Mounted on a rouge marble base and signed to the integral bronze socle base with "Falguiere" and the founders: "Goupil et Cie, Editeurs". 16ins (41cms) high. *JEAN ALEXANDRE JOSEPH FALGUIERE was a renown French sculptor and painter. Born in 1831 he produced a number of important works including some notable monuments, before dying in 1900 c.1860

bronze, Falguiere, nude, object

£2250

1608/17: A good quality late 18th century OVAL TEA CADDY, veneered in sycamore wood and inlaid with marquetry flowers and leaves to the front, tied with a marquetry ribbon. The lid, which features an inlaid oval panel of flowers, on a satinwood background, opens to reveal the interior with much of the original lead lining intact. 6ins wide. c.1790

Caddy, object, oval, tea

£850

1606/17: A good late 18th century OVAL TEA CADDY veneered in figured sycamore wood, with boxwood edges. The lid is inlaid with an oval marquetry panel of a conch shell, with a similar oval panel to the front, flanked by inlaid trailing leaves and harebells. The inside contains much of the original lead lining. 5.5ins wide. c.1785

Caddy, object, oval, tea

£875

1605/17: A pretty early 19th century YEW-WOOD TEA CADDY, of elongated octagonal shape. Nicely veneered in burr yew, the top is inlaid with an oval panel of a conch shell, whilst the front is inlaid with a similar oval marquetry panel of flowers. 6.5ins wide. c.1810

Caddy, object, tea, yew

£495

1599/17: Van Der Straeten: a charming Art Nouveau period BRONZE BUST of compact size, depicting a young lady who smiles broadly, her hair tied up with a scarf. She wears her dress in a 'decolletage' style ~ the popular fashion of the day. Mounted on a shaped onyx base and signed both by the artist and the foundry. 8ins high; 4.5ins wide; 3.5ins deep. (20 x 11.5 x 9cms) *Georges Van Der Straeten was born in Ghent in 1856 and died in 1941. He moved to Paris in 1885 and represents the Belle Epoque period (1871-1914), becoming famous for his busts of young women. This one he called "Felicia". c.1890

ArtNouveau, bronze, object, woman

£295

1597/17: INJALBERT: a charming small late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE. Mounted on a shaped onyx base, this pretty bronze is gilded and depicts a laughing girl as she looks happily to her left at something that has caught her eye. Signed by the artist and also with the foundry( Siot of Paris). 5ins high; 3.5ins wide; 3ins high (12.7 x 9 x 7.5cms). *Jean Antoine INJALBERT was a much decorated French sculptor. Born in 1845, the son of a stonemason, he was awarded the Legion d'honneur in 1900 and Commander in 1910. He died in 1933 having been Chief Instructor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts for many years. c.1890

bronze, French, Girl, object

£395

1593/17: Perhaps the ultimate Ice Bucket or Wine Cooler! A fine large and dated 18th century cast BRONZE MORTAR, probably German, or certainly Continental. It is cast with the name: F.M. REINHARDT and ANNO 1764 and features a flared rim; reeded 'strapwork' to the body; substantial twin knop handles and punched decoration behind the name. A fine, large and very heavy example. 8.5ins high; 10ins diameter (21.6 x 25.5cms). c.1764

bronze, mortar, object

£750

1592/17: A particularly fine quality late 19th century coromandel DECANTER BOX in mint condition. The brass-bound box itself is of beautifully figured coromandel wood with recessed brass handles to the sides. It opens to reveal the set of four large decanters with four glasses housed within the lid. The plush velvet lined front drops down (for serving) and all the decanters retain their original numbered stoppers. This is a very good one indeed! All dimensions 10.5ins (27.75cms). c.1875

box, decanter, object, tantalus

£1350

1588/17: A rare set of late 19th century Mauchlinware POSTAL SCALES in perfect condition. These are of the collectable "Tartanware" design (McDuff tartan) and are complete with brass weights. 7.25ins wide; 5ins deep; 4.5ins high. (18.5 x 12.5 x 11.5cms) *Mauchline is a small town in South-West Scotland, which became famous in the mid-19th century for the production of boxware and other tourist items using local wood, usually sycamore. The faithful reproduction of genuine tartans as decoration is especially popular with some collectors who specialise exclusively in tartanware. Production, which started in 1820, ceased in 1933 following a disastrous fire. c.1880

mauchlin, object, scales, tartan

£675

1583/17: A very fine quality plated and gilded 3-BOTTLE TANTALUS, complete with its three original cut-glass decanters. Invented by Betjemann (signed and stamped accordingly) this heavy tantalus features a cast nickel-plated handle and applied gilt initials to the top. It is lined in plush red velvet and the three decanters are all in perfect condition. Complete with original gilded key. 13.5ins long; 12ins high; 6.5ins deep. (34.25 x 30.5 x 16.5cms) c.1880

Betjmann, decanters, object, tantalus

£695

1576/17: An amusing (and rare) late 19th century Austrian cold-painted BRONZE ELEPHANT in good original condition. He is portrayed with his trunk raised playfully and is complete with his original polished ivory tusks and original paintwork. Apparently unmarked but clearly a genuine Vienna cold-painted bronze. 6.5ins long; 4.25ins high; 2.5ins deep (16.5 x 10.8 x 6.5cms) c.1880

Austrian, bronze, elephant, object

£785

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

Austrian, bronze, elephant, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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