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1777/18: W. NOEL JOHNSON: a beautifully worked and impressive OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS entitled: "At Sala on Lake Como". It depicts the village on the shores of the lake with snow-capped mountains of the Italian Alps in the background. It is fully signed (lower right) and inscribed on the reverse, including reference to it being shown at an exhibition in Manchester. 37 x 26 ins (94 x 66cms) including the original frame which is in good condition. * W. Noel Johnson is known to have worked towards the end of the 19th century. He lived in Bowden (Cheshire) and exhibited at Suffolk Street circa 1892. c.1890

Italy, object, Oil, painting

£1150

1775/18: A particularly attractive mid/late-19th century FITTED SEWING BOX in excellent and complete condition. The coromandel box is beautifully and profusely inlaid with brass and mother-of-pearl scrollwork to both the lid and front, and opens to reveal the purple velvet-lined interior. It is complete with all of its original fittings which include: + Set of seven MOP cotton reels; + Matching set of three tape measure; needle cleaner and waxer; + Set of Six MOP shaped winders; + Pair of silver thimbles ~ all of which are arranged around the central tray of tools and implements. A lovely sewing box! 12 x 9 x 5ins. c.1870

box, coromandel, object, sewing

£895

1773/18: P.J.MENE: a very fine mid/late 19th century 'ANIMALIER' BRONZE by this most famous French sculptor. Entitled: "Chasse a la Perdrix" this is perhaps Mene's best known of his dog groups, featuring his setter "Sylphie" and his pointer "Tac". It depicts the two dogs flushing out a partridge which an be seen in the lower left corner. First seen in 1847 and cast during the third quarter of the century, this is fully illustrated and described in "Animals in Bronze" by Christopher Payne, page 206. 16ins (41cms) wide. Fully signed within the base. *Pierre Jules Mene (1810-1871) was born and died in Paris. He was the most successful and prolific 'animalier' of his day winning many prizes including 2 First Class medals at the London Exhibitions of 1855 and 1861. c.1860

bronze, dog, Mene, object

£895

1771/18: A charming George III period solid SILVER BON-BON (or "sweetmeat") DISH, with a beaded swing handle and delightful pierced and engraved decoration. It is raised on a pierced oval base and is fully hallmarked for London 1805. 6.5ins (16.5cms) long. c.1805

dish, Georgian, object, Silver

£295

1769/18: A charming 19th century JEWELLERY BOX completely covered in various shells from around the world. The hinged lid is surmounted by some fine small conch shells set within many others, and opens to reveal an interior fitted with a demi-lune compartment and a mirror within. 7.5ins wide; 5.5ins tall; 4.5ins deep. (19 x 14 x 11.5cms) c.1880

box, jewellery, object, shells

£145

1768/18: A fine late 18th century George III period oval SILVER TEAPOT STAND in lovely original condition. It features typical "bright" cut engraved decoration and is supported on four pretty reeded shaped feet. Fully hallmarked for London 1797, maker Walter Brind. 6.5ins ( 16.5cms) wide. c.1797

object, Silver, teapot, tray

£295

1765/18: A good quality matched pair of hallmarked SILVER SALT & PEPPER POTS in fine condition. Of "Campana urn" design, these are heavy for their size, with substantial gauge silver having been used. Both feature pretty pierced lids, surmounted by finials, with 'gadroon' decoration around the upper rim, and both are engraved with "SALT" and "BLACK PEPPER" respectively. Both are by the same maker and are hallmarked for London 1916 and 1922. 4ins high; 2.5ins diameter (10 x 6.5cms) c.1916

object, pepper, salt, Silver

£225

1763/18: A fine quality late 19th century SILVER SCENT BOTTLE by perhaps the most famous silver "smallwork" maker: Samson Mordan. Decorated with various birds perched amongst foliage, this is in excellent condition and is complete with its original glass stopper. Fully hallmarked for London 1896. 5.75cms high. c.1896

object, SamsonMordan, scent, Silver

£280

1760/18: A charming early/mid 19th century SWISS MUSIC BOX in fine playing order and lovely original condition. Made by Etouffoirs en Acier of Geneva, this pretty box plays four tunes perfectly, and is complete with its original handwritten tune sheet, whilst the box itself is of walnut, inlaid with a marquetry panel to the lid. The movement is key-wound whilst both cylinder and comb are in perfect condition. 12ins wide; 5ins high; 5ins deep (30.5 x 12.75 x 12.75cms) c.1840

box, Music, object, Swiss

£1250

1759/18: A very large early/mid 19th century (maybe earlier?) BACKGAMMON BOARD complete with its full set of large ivory and coromandel-wood pieces. The board itself is of ebony inlaid with ivory and ebony chess to the outside with natural and green-stained inlaid backgammon to the inside. The iron hinges and an interesting brass catch to lock the set indicates that this might be European (German or Low Countries?) and perhaps 18th or even 17th century? When closed: 23 x 14.5 x 5ins (58 x 37 x 12,5cms). Also comes with large yew-wood box for the pieces. c.1840

backgammon, ebony, Ivory, object

£850

1758/18: Possibly the rarest caddy of all: a particularly fine and rare TEA CADDY in the form of a teapot! This wonderful very early 19th century caddy is from the family of "fruit" caddies and is turned from a single piece of fruitwood with applied handle; spout and finial to the lid. Designed to simulate a terracotta teapot of the period, it is decorated with gilding to the edge of the spout; the lid; the handle and with a pretty oval 'patera' below the steel escutcheon. Excellent original condition with original lining. 9ins wide overall; 8ins high including the finial and 5ins deep. (22.75 x 20 x 12.75 cms) c.1810

Caddy, object, tea

£2250

1757/18: A rare very early 19th century TEA CADDY from the family of European "fruit" caddies. Probably from the Bavarian region of South-Eastern Germany, these tea caddies are usually to be found in the form of apples; pears; melons and perhaps gourds. Here is a scarce example, turned from a single piece of fruitwood, with a topical scene on the body and a cartoon to the lid, with carved 'petals' around the base. A steel lock; hinge and escutcheon are typical and some of the original lead lining is retained. Very good original condition and complete with key. 5.5ins high; 5ins diameter. (14 x 12.75 cms) c.1820

Caddy, fruit, object, tea

£985

1756/18: A good Royal Worcester porcelain CANDLE-SNUFFER: "Confidence" depicting the famous Jenny Lind. Date coded for 1905. 4.25ins (10.8cms) high. *Jenny Lind (born Stockholm 1820 ~ died Malvern 1887) was a most famous 19th century soprano opera singer, often known as the "Swedish Nightingale". In 1852 she undertook a long tour of the United States; tickets for her performances were in such demand that they were sold by auction. She made a great deal of money and donated most of her profits to her favourite charities, principally the endowment of Free Schools in her native Sweden. c.1905

candlesnuffer, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£295

1754/18: A wonderful quality mid-Victorian burr walnut LADY'S WRITING BOX in very good original condition. Of glorious 'warm' honey colour it is bound in ornate Gothic mounts, all of which retain their original gilding. It opens to reveal a beautifully fitted satinwood-lined interior, with the original gilded velvet writing surface (a little wear to the fold); fine pair of gilt brass topped ink bottles and various compartments for stationery. Unusually for this model, there is a bank of three secret drawers, and it is complete with its original gilded Bramah lock and key. *This is almost certainly a box by Betjemann. Measurements:15.5 x 10.75 x 5 inches (39.5 x 27 x 12.75cms) c.1870

box, object, writing

£850

1752/18: A wonderful quality and complete mid-19th century figured rosewood LADY's DRESSING CASE in pristine condition. The case is of beautifully figured timber, inlaid with brass stringing and opens to reveal the stunning interior. This comprises TEN bottles and jars, all with high quality silver tops, and a gorgeous tray of implements (some silver) to the front. Below is a removable tray for writing including silver-top ink bottles; jewellery compartments etc. with a further compartment below. Good easel mirror to the lid and document pouch with makers label for: Wells & Lambe of London. Hallmarked for London 1845. 12.5 x 9 x 5.5ins. *A very fine Dressing case indeed! c.1845

box, Dressing, object, Silver

£2450

1751/18: A very good quality and fully-fitted GENTLEMAN'S DRESSING CASE in lovely original condition. The well-figured brass-bound coromandel wood case opens to reveal the interior with NINE silver-topped bottles and jars, plus silver shaving brush; pair of razors and two pads of original tools. There are two spring-loaded drawers, one of which, in the base, is beautifully fitted for jewellery, whilst to the lid is the concealed mirror and leather-bound compartment for documents, letters etc.. The silver is hallmarked for London 1874. 12.5 x 9.5 x 8ins (32 x 24 x 20cms) c.1874

box, Dressing, object, Silver

£1850

1749/18: *Langdorff et Fils, Geneva: a good quality late 19th century SWISS MUSIC BOX in perfect working order. The case is of ebonised walnut with a rosewood veneered lid inlaid with stringing and a central marquetry panel of flowers. This opens to reveal the fully restored and ratchet-wind movement in fine condition, which plays beautifully a total of TEN tunes, including ones by Strauss and Verdi. Complete with its original tune sheet. 23 x 9.5 x 7ins (56 x 24 x 18cms) c.1880

box, Music, object

£1650

1747/18: Fortunino Matania:: an interesting PEN-AND-INK DRAWING by this famous Italian-born illustrator and artist. Beautifully drawn and composed, it appears to depict a mediaeval scene of a soldier and his local indigenous 'scout' escaping on a grey stallion, from pursuing soldiers behind. Signed lower left. 20.5ins cx 19ins (52 x 48cms) *Fortunino MATANIA was born in Naples in 1881. Initially working for his father as an illustrator, he became a war artist in the Great War. Afterwards, when he moved to England he found fame as an illustrator for the magazine "Britannia and Eve" and also designed a number of posters for English seaside resorts. c.1950

Matania, object, painting

£395

1746/18: A delightful late 18th century hand-stitched NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER of small size. This very pretty sampler is in perfect condition, and beautifully sewn by Mary Ann Tucker in 1797, and it appears to be in its original untouched frame. A really charming sampler.9ins x 7.5ins. c.1797

18thcentury, GeorgeIII, object, sampler

£395

1736/18: A pair of large and impressive Continental, perhaps German, PORCELAIN VASES. Each has two beautifully hand-painted 'riverscape' scenes, within ornate gilt borders, which depict vessels either moored; being cleaned or provisioned, on the banks of a large river, with a background of quite a significant town and a bridge. There are four large scenes in total, whilst the necks are of puce-coloured scalework with gilt highlights. The quality of the painting in these scenes is particularly fine. 19ins (48.25cms) high. Priced for the PAIR. *The crossed sword marks underneath, similar to Meissen (though not so) indicate perhaps a minor German factory. c.1870

German, marine, object, Porcelain

£1950

1733/18: A very good quality Regency period early 19th century TEA CADDY in very fine original condition. Veneered overall in scarce kingwood, it is inlaid to the top and front with brass scrollwork, with twin lion's mask handles to either side. It opens to reveal twin (removable) canisters, similarly veneered in kingwood with brass inlay, and these flank the particularly fine cut-glass sugar bowl. The quality of this bowl, in keeping with the rest of the caddy, is very fine indeed. 13ins wide. A very good and inexpensive caddy.... c.1830

Caddy, kingwood, object, Regency

£475

1730/18: A good quality mid-19th century fitted GAMES COMPENDIUM with its full set of original games. The box itself is of coromandel wood (complete with key) with a front that opens to display the contents. These include: red-and-white bone chess set; matching draughts & backgammon pieces; full set of dominoes (also bone); set of six dice and marker pegs; original playing cards; Bezique scorecards and rules; lead horses for the "Newmarket" racing game together with jumps etc., and various other items. The board is in particularly fine condition, with chess, draughts and Newmarket all catered for. 13 x 8.5 x 7.5ins (33x21.5x19cms). c.1870

box, chess, Games, object

£1350

1728/18: ANTOINE FAURE: a charming Art Nouveau period BRONZE SCULPTURE of a naked young "Baccanalian" dancer who performs with a bunch of grapes in her right hand and a tambourine in her left, whilst a small sprig of vine leaves covers her modesty. This amusing and delightful bronze is signed to the base and retains its original warm colour and patina. 18ins (45.5cms) high. *Vincent-Desire Faure de Brousse, a French sculptor, was a student of Hugo Salmson in Paris. He presented some of his work at the Paris Salon 1876-1883 and died in 1908. c.1880

ArtNouveau, bronze, nude, object

£1450

1724/18: DUCOMMUN GIROD: a good mid- 19th century SWISS MUSIC BOX in perfect working order. The walnut box is inlaid to the lid with marquetry and boxwood stringing, and opens to reveal the movement inside which plays EIGHT pretty tunes beautifully. Both the comb and cylinder are in excellent condition, and it is complete with its original hand-written tune sheet. Signed to the end of the brass crank lever. 19ins wide; 7.5ins deep; 6ins high. (48 x 19 x 15cms) c.1865

box, Music, object, Swiss

£1350

1721/18: An excellent quality early/mid 19th century WRITING & DOCUMENTS BOX by Edwards, the famous box-maker to King George IV; William IV and Queen Victoria. The beautifully figured rosewood that is used here, is cross-banded with kingwood and inlaid with brass with recessed brass handles to the sides. It opens to reveal the fitted interior with the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface; pair of inkwells; two secret drawers; and separate brass-inlaid pen tray. To the inside of the lower slope, the original makers label can be found and there is a key to the working inner lock. 15ins wide; 9.5ins deep; 6ins high. (38x24x15cms) c.1830

box, Edwards, object, writing

£875

1718/18: Manner of HENRY ALKEN: An interesting (and rather dirty!) early/mid 19th century OIL PAINTING on board, which depicts a stagecoach, travelling at speed with a number of passengers precariously perched on top. It is drawn by four galloping horses, with a lake and mountains in the background. Apparently unsigned, but with an (original?) applied tablet to the frame: H. Alken. *HENRY ALKEN (1785-1851): The best known of the Alken family of sporting artists, and a keen huntsman himself, he was a prolific painter of hunting, coaching and shooting scenes. c.1830

Alken, object, Oil, painting

£395

1711/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a large and most impressive gilt BRONZE SCULPTURE of "Victory". Measuring 24ins (63cms) high overall she is depicted as a winged young woman, dancing with arms outstretched. She wears a stylised helmet and flowing dress and is mounted on an integral gilt bronze base. Good original gilding and fine patina. Signed: "Eug Marioton" and with stamp for the foundry: E. Colins et Cie, Paris. 24ins (63cms) high * Eugene MARIOTON (1854-1933) enjoyed a long and very successful career as a sculptor specialising in large impressive heroic figures. c.1890

bronze, French, Marioton, object

£2350

1709/18: Hand MULLERr: a fine bronze figural group of a huntsman and his dog. He stands, wearing boots; his "Plus Twos" and a jaunty Alpine hat, holding his shotgun, whilst his retriever is poised at his feet. Signed to the integral base: H. Muller. 17ins (43cms) high. * Hans MULLER was born in Vienna in 1873 and became well known, particularly for his portraits and busts. However he also produced a few animals, mainly hunting dogs. He died in 1937. c.1900

Austrian, bronze, Hunting, object

£1750

1703/18: An attractive mid-19th century cube TEA CADDY probably of French origin and in fine condition. The lid and all four sides are profusely inalid with scrollwork set within chequered multi-string inlaid borders, with ebony corner mouldings and a pretty cast brass 'axehead' handle to the lid. 5 x 4.75 x 4.75ins (12.8 x 12 x 12cms) c.1860

Caddy, French, object, tea

£485

1698/18: A lovely quality (and quite early as these boxes go) fitted DECANTER BOX in excellent condition. The good case is constructed of solid mahogany which is bound in brass with a recessed brass military-style handle inset into the lid. It opens to reveal the full set of four cut-glass decanters of rather unusual and attractive design. All these are original and in perfect condition and the box is complete with its good original working lock and key. (Wine labels modern). 8.25ins (21cms) high. c.1825

box, decanters, object, Oil, painting, portrait, tantalus

£1275

1697/18: A delightful late 19th century silver CREAM JUG & SUGAR BASIN in virtually "mint" condition ~ possibly unused. Of 'canister' design, both matching pieces are robust and very heavy guage with their solid "C" shaped handles, and attractive beaded decoration to the upper rim and lower edge. Hallmarked for Sheffield 1880. Both are 3ins ( 7.65cms) high; the sugar basin 5.5ins wide. *Priced for both pieces. c.1880

bowl, jug, object, Silver

£250

1696/18: A lovely set of SIX French solid silver TEASPOONS in excellent condition and in their original presentation case. The design is typically Continental, with their pointed bowls and all are in fine, almost unused condition. Each spoon is marked for the "Premier" quality (950); town mark not yet researched. *This pointed bowl design makes these ideal for use as grapefruit spoons! c.1870

French, object, Silver, spoon

£195

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

£1950

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

£495

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

£1350

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

£985

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

£795

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

£795

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

£325

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

£1450

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

£2650

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

£985

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

£350

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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