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1691/18: A rare, heavy and superbly cast Victorian BRONZE MEASURE, hand-engraved with : "Imperial Half Gallon". This was made for, and used by the War Department and is further engraved with: "H.M." and "W.D" between a crown. Also dated (1882) and stamped with various proof marks for successive monarchs. 6ins (15.25cms) high and 6ins diameter. c.1882

bronze, bushel, measure, object


1690/18: BERGMANN: a good large and well cast "Vienna" BRONZE HORSE in excellent condition and retaining virtually all of its original paintwork. Complete with its full set of reins, saddle and pair of stirrups, this 'Hunter' stands alert and ready for action! The Bergmann trademark ("B" in an urn) is stamped underneath; the number 3125 and the word "Geschutzt" (Copyright). 9ins wide; 7.5ins high. * Franz Xaver Bergman (born 1861) was the owner of the most famous foundry in Vienna which produced finely cast and beautifully painted bronze figures, especially animals. Noted for the realism in the finished product, created by multiple applications of "dust" paint, the recipe for which is now lost. The foundry finally closed in 1930 due to the Depression. c.1890

bronze, coldpainted, object, Vienna


1688/18: MOREAU: a large, finely modelled and well-cast French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a Classical youth who wears a tunic tied at his waist and sandals, whilst walking and carrying an olive branch in his right hand. Signed to the integral bronze base. 14.5ins (37cms) high. *Hippolye Francois MOREAU was born in Dijon in 1832, one of three sons who all followed their father into the sculpture "business". He exhibited his first work in 1859 and his work was frequently seen at the Salon des Artistes in Paris from 1889. He died in 1927. c.1880

bronze, French, Moreau, object


1687/18: A very pretty mid/late 19th century Japanese BRONZE VASE of the Meiji period. Of slender and elegant shape, it features a splendid cockerel perched on a prunus branch with copper, silver and gold inlay of the finest quality. Engraved signature to the body. 7.25ins (18.5cms) high. c.1865

bronze, Japanese, object, vase


1686/18: An unusual and attractive late 19th century pair of BRONZE EWERS. Of elegant and slender form, each is cast with ornate scrolled handles and finely moulded flowers and leaves to the ovoid bodies. Gilt highlights are found to the inside of the spouts and to the stems etc., and they are raised on shaped marble bases. 10.5ins (26.5cms) high. Priced for the pair... c.1880

bronze, ewer, garniture, object


1683/18: A good late 18th century SILVER TEAPOT STAND in excellent condition. Of oval shape, this is decorated with 'bright-cut' engraving with a shield-shaped cartouche to the centre engraved with initials. It stands on four pretty cast silver feet and measures 7ins. wide and 5ins. deep. Maker: Andrew Fogelberg and hallmarked for London 1798. c.1798

object, Silver, stand, tray


1680/18: LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine OIL PAINTING on panel entitled on the original label to the reverse: "The Modern Age". Brightly painted and full of charm, it graphically depicts the fashions and pastimes of the period. It is in excellent condition and complete with the original frame. 28ins x 24ins including the frame. (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.1950

object, Oil, painting


1675/18: A fine, rare and impressive early 19th century Gentleman's WRITING & DRESSING BOX in excellent condition. Made using finely figured solid mahogany and beautifully bound in brass, it features an engraved cartouche to the lid and recessed brass handles either side. It opens to reveal a conventional interior with original writing surface and pair of ink bottles. However, when the upper inside lid is opened, there is revealed a fully fitted Dressing Case interior with Old Sheffield Plate lidded bottles and jars and other items, plus additional boxes with sliding lids etc. Below the long removable pen-and-ink section at the back is the reading bar, which allows the box to be used as a reading slope. 20 x 11 x 7ins (51 x 28 x 18cms) c.1825

box, Dressing, object, writing


1674/18: An attractive and good quality George III period fully hallmarked SILVER TOASTRACK in lovely condition. With six divisions it is engraved with a crest just below the oval carrying handle which is cast with a pretty finial. Hallmarked to the base: London 1804; maker: S & G. Whitford. c.1804

object, Silver, toastrack


1673/18: A very fine heavy quality SILVER SALT, in good condition by John Wilmin Figg of London. Cast with twin scrolled handles, and shell motifs within the ornate border, it features an unusual 'faceted' body with full set of hallmarks underneath the raised base. 5ins (12.7cms) wide. c.1835

object, salt, Silver


1672/18: A good pair of George III period SILVER SUGAR NIPS in fine condition. Of traditional design and cast with ornate scrolls and shell bowls, these are engraved with an interesting crest of a dragon against a background of fire! Hallmarked to the inside of the finger-grips. c.1770

object, Silver, sugar, tongs


1671/18: H. Landeman (?): a pretty late 19th century German OIL PAINTING on canvas, depicting a young woman picking roses in her garden. Her hair is tied up in long pigtails, and she wears a long red skirt as she stands on a stone trough with stone steps leading down beside her. Good condition and signed (lower left; the name slightly indistinct): H. Landeman, Dusseldorf. 32ins x 28ins (79 x 71 cms) including the frame. c.1890

object, Oil, painting


1668/18: A good quality early Victorian silver mounted CLARET JUG (or wine jug) in perfect condition by George Angell & Co. The silver collar and spout, with the integral handle, is cast with oval "cameos" to either side, whilst the spout features a character mask to its lower edge. Fully hallmarked to collar and to the hinged lid for London 1845. 10ins high. c.1845

claret, object, Silver, wine


1665/18: P.J.MENE: A good quality and large 19th century BRONZE SCULPTURE of a Labrador-type retriever as she awaits the order from her owner to retrieve the prey. Beautifully modelled as one would expect from this leading French "animalier" artist, she is signed by the artist to the integral bronze base. 12ins long; 9.5ins high; 4.5ins deep. (30.5 x 24 x 11.5cms) *PIERRE JULES MENE (1810-1879), a leading member of the French 'animalier' movement, started work with his father, a metal turner, and by 1837 he was casting his own sculptures. He enjoyed great success as a sculptor and the quality of his work is comparable to the great Barye. c.1865

bronze, dog, Mene, object


1664/18: A good quality ~ and heavy ~ Russian SILVER CREAM JUG in excellent condition. Of 'classical' shape, and of substantial gauge, this good jug is decorated with stylised palmettes around the upper edge with gadrooning further below and an elegant shaped handle. It is supported on a pedestal leading to a square plinth base, where the hallmarks can be found. 6ins (15cms) high. c.1900

jug, object, Russian, Silver


1663/18: N. SOTHEBY PITCHER: a good and interesting OIL PAINTING on canvas, which depicts the Isle of Arran, off the West coast of Scotland. Typical of this renown artist's style, his famous broad brushstrokes capture well the chilly conditions of a small working Scottish port. A tramp cargo ship with tender alongside, is anchored against a background of whitewashed Highland cottages and the harbour wall, whilst clouds scud across the sky. Signed and dated lower left. 29 x 25ins (73.5 x 63.5cms) including the frame. *Neville Sotheby PITCHER (1889-1959) a coastal landscape and marine painter, served for a while in the Merchant Navy. Between 1912/1942 he exhibited 13 pictures at the Royal Academy and many other elsewhere. c.1950

marine, object, Oil, painting


1660/18: LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine PAIR of OIL PAINTINGS on panel entitled on the original labels to the reverse: "The Age Hogarth" and "The Du Maurier Era". Brightly painted and full of charm, they depict the fashions and pastimes of their period. 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

object, Oil, painting


1657/18: An interesting and good quality cased SHIPS MODEL of the "Kathleen & May" ~ the last of the famous three-masted schooners. The "Kathleen & May" was built by Ferguson and Baird at Connah's Quay in Flintshire, and she became a familiar sight as she plied her trade along the North Coast of Devon. This fine model was made by Commander Masters Norman DSC., who was official modeller to the Admiralty. Overall dimensions of the case: 35ins long; 18ins high 12ins deep. (89 x 46 x 30.5cms) c.0

model, object, ship


1656/18: A good quality mid-Victorian brass-bound walnut WRITING BOX in original condition. The box itself is veneered in finely-figured burr walnut and bound with ornate brass "Gothic" strapwork. It opens to reveal the original interior with deep purple velvet writing surface (2 small repairs); various small compartments and two gilded brass-topped ink bottles. All the hinges; locks and screws are gilded as is the retailers plaque. Probably by Betjemann. 14ins wide; 10ins deep; 4.75ins high (35.5 x 25.5 x 12cms) c.1870

box, object, slope, writing


1655/18: A good late 19th century Japanese BRONZE LION, typically well modelled and finely cast. Emanating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) this fine bronze depicts the lion roaring and in an aggressive pose! Its mane is well cast; it is chased with pads beneath its paws; it has "blazing" glass eyes and is signed underneath. 14ins (35.5cms) long. c.1870

bronze, Japanese, lion, object


1654/18: A charming set of Three Royal Copenhagen Art Deco period "Ipsen" PORCELAIN FIGURES in fine original condition. Each depicts a child and all are decorated in the iconic Ipsen silk green semi-gloss finish. Marked underneath with the Royal Copenhagen stamp indicating a date between 1852-1935, these were probably made towards the end of that period. The largest measures 9ins (23cms) high. Priced for the set of three. c.1925

Copenhagen, figures, object, Porcelain


1652/18: An attractive set of Victorian period POSTAL SCALES complete with their full set of original graduated brass weights. Mounted on a brass-bound oval onyx base, the oval pans are applied with initials (perhaps of the owner?) whilst the weights sit within a brass frame embossed with postal information. Excellent condition. 7ins x 5.5ins x 5.5ins high (18 x 14 x 14cms) c.1880

object, postal, scales


1651/18: ANONYMOUS: a good Victorian or Edwardian BRONZE SCULPTURE of an Indian Elephant. Of quite large size, this is unsigned by nicely modelled and of good colour and patina. 8.5ins long; 5.5ins high; 4.75ins deep. (21.5 x 14 x 12cms) c.1900

bronze, elephant, object


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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