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2095/19: A gorgeous early/mid Victorian JEWELLERY CABINET in fine and original condition. Veneered all over in calamander wood, with gilded and cast brass handles to the sides, the front doors are beautifully inlaid with olivewood; boxwood and burr walnut, whilst the top is banded in kingwood. The doors open to reveal an arrangement of eleven small drawers, beautifully made and lined in oak, all retain their original gilt ‘axehead’ handles. It is supported on solid ogee feet and is complete with two working keys. 13 x 11 x 7ins. (33x28x18cms) c.1840

cabinet, jewellery, object

£750

2094/19: Andrew Sherbon: a charming mid-Victorian OIL PAINTING on canvas of a Cottage Interior. Two children are blowing bubbles while their mother holds an infant on her knee. This well-detailed painting includes furniture of the period; a dog in the foreground; a kettle boiling on the range behind and various items including a candlestick, on the mantelpiece. Signed and dated 1866 (lower right). Measurements: 21 x 17ins (54x43cms) including the ornate swept frame. c.1866

object, Oil, painting, Victorian

£620

2093/19: A charming PAIR of late 19th century BRONZE FIGURES which depict two “muses” ~ the scantily-clad maidens both bare-breasted and with long flowing hair. One is carrying a small branch of a tree, the other a flower. Both are mounted on their original onyx bases measuring 9.5ins (24cms) high. Unsigned but almost certainly French. c.1880

bronze, figures, French, object

£895

2092/19: A good silver HIP FLASK with screw-cap and finely engraved crest of a lion to one side, and complete with its original leather and velvet-lined case. Hallmarked in three places: London: 1866 c.1866

flask, object, Silver, whisky

£395

2091/19: A very rare and most interesting rosewood TEA CADDY in the form of an “Apprentice’s” sideboard. Constructed as a typical pedestal sideboard from the George IV or William IV period, (the lock stamped "GIV") with an architectural pediment backboard and compressed bun feet, it opens up to reveal two canisters inside which flank the original cut-glass sugar bowl. This is recessed within the “cellarette” and is surrounded by velvet lined compartments for teaspoons; sugar nips etc. Complete with working key; 18ins wide; 8ins high; 7.5ins deep. (45.5x20x19cms) c.1830

apprentice, Caddy, object, tea

£875

2090/19: An interesting and stylish pair of ART DECO period TAZZAS or stands, in rare Sienna Marble, with gilt bronze plaques to the front and top incorporating fruit and flowers, supported on four gilt feet. Measurements: 7.5ins (19cms) high. 6.5ins wide; 4ins deep. (19x16.5x10cms) c.1920

ArtDeco, marble, object, stand

£245

2083/19: An interesting pair of 19th century Regency style BRONZE CANDLESTICKS which depict young Classical male and female bronze figures, dressed in robes, each holding aloft the candlestick fashioned as a "palmtree" with glass droplets hanging from the fronds. Above are the naturalistic bronze candle-holders each with removable sconces. 17ins (43cms) high. c.1840

bronze, candlesticks, object, Regency

£850

2082/19: A charming Regency period early 19th century NEEDLEWORK PICTURE in good condition. Hand-sewn in stumpwork and long-stitch, it depicts a fashionably-dressed "shepherdess" tending her sheep, with a lake in the foreground and a church amongst trees behind. 14ins high; 12ins wide, including the frame. c.1800

needlework, object, picture, Regency

£365

2075/19: A superb quality and complete mid-Victorian GAMES COMPENDIUM by Milne of Edinburgh. The embossed and gilt-tooled box opens to reveal the beautifully fitted interior with board; chess; draughts; back-gammon; cribbage; full set of six original dice; four packs of 32 Bezique cards; Bezique markers; whist markers; Cribbage Board and pegs; original "liar' dice; four full packs of Playing Cards; ebony dice shakers and counters etc. etc. The board is in excellent condition, and this whole box & its contents is remarkable for its originality. Highly recommended. Measurements: 12.5 x 9.5 x 6ins (32x24x1525cms). c.1875

box, chess, Games, object

£1695

2072/19: A remarkable late 18th century "rolled paper" TEA CADDY in fine original condition. Of hexagonal shape, all twelve panels and the top are decorated in tiny brightly-coloured and gilded rolls of paper arranged in patterns, whilst some edges are finished in chequered string inlay. It is surmounted by a cast brass 'bow' handle and opens to reveal the original inner lid and much of the original lead lining. 7ins (18cms) max width. *Sometimes called "quilling" the practice of decorating tea caddies with tiny rolls of coloured or gilded paper was practiced by "ladies of leisure" though the quality of this caddy indicates they might also have been produced commercially. c.1785

18thcentury, Caddy, GeorgeIII, object

£1150

2071/19: A very fine late 18th century George III period TORTOISESHELL TEA CADDY in superb original condition. Of so-called "tented" design (due to its gabled top) this lovely caddy features a traditional cast silver "bow" handle and vacant shield-shaped cartouche to the front above which is the original cast silver escutcheon. The interior retains much of its original lead lining and it is in truly lovely condition. Measurements: 6.25ins (16cms) wide. c.1790

18thcentury, Caddy, object, tortoiseshell

£1750

2061/19: A spectacular William IVth or early Victorian fitted SEWING BOX. The box is of coromandel-wood, profusely inlaid with two figures; birds; scrolls and leaves; in brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone with its original solid coromandel ring handles to either side. The lid opens to reveal a beautifully-fitted interior with set of seven silver cotton reels and matching silver tape measure; needle cleaner and waxer. Other equipment includes: pretty scissors; pair of silver thimbles; set of four MOP winders and other tools. Lovely condition. 13ins wide;9ins deep; 6.5ins high. (33x23x16.5cms) c.1835

box, object, sewing, Silver

£1250

2060/19: A fine quality embossed SILVER SCENT BOTTLE complete with its original velvet and silk-lined leather case in excellent condition. The scent bottle, with its glass interior and matching glass stopper, is of tapering shape, embossed with leaves and scrolls with a vacant cartouche and a hinged top. Retailed by Kirk & Co of Liverpool. The silver hallmarked for Birmingham, 1883. The case: 7ins (17.5cms) long. c.1883

object, scent, Silver

£325

2059/19: A pretty Art Deco period BRONZE SCULPTURE of a naked young lady reclining on a grassy bank, her hair tied in a bun and her right hand across her bosom. Signed to the integral base: H. Taglang and dated 1924. Possibly German? 8.5ins high; 8ins wide; 4ins deep (21.5x20x 10cms). c.1924

ArtDeco, bronze, nude, object

£785

2058/19: A really good mid-19th century marquetry Tunbridgeware WRITING SLOPE in particularly fine original condition. The sloping lid features a rare marquetry scene of Dover Castle within a border of oak leaves. It opens fore-and-aft to reveal the original red velvet writing surface and a pair of inkwells both with original Tunbridge tops together with concave pen section and a lidded compartment with a Tunbridgeware lid. The quality of the marquetry in this box is astonishing. 12.25ins (31cms) wide. *Tunbridge-ware is a form of decorative woodwork, typically boxes, that was made in the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in the 18th/19th centuries. The decorationconsists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods to form a pictorial vignette. c.1865

box, object, Tunbridge, writing

£1285

2055/19: A good early 19th century APOTHECARY’S CABINET of the most desirable front-opening design. Constructed of solid mahogany with a recessed brass military-style handle to the top, it opens to reveal the full set of 16 bottles, all with labels and some with original contents. The two small drawers to the centre open to reveal pestle & mortar; further bottles & contents; brass scales & weights; pallet knife etc., whilst to the back is the “secret” poison compartment, with sliding door with four bottles of various poisons! A fine example of pretty compact size. 10.5ins high; 9ins wide; 7.25ins deep (26.5x23x19cms) c.1840

apothecary, box, medicine, object

£1950

2053/19: An interesting and rare PAIR of early 19th century TEA CADDIES, book-matched veneered to the front in figured mahogany and cross-banded with rosewood. Both feature cast brass ‘ring’ handles and both retain the original lead lining in excellent condition. each: 4.5ins wide *Why a PAIR of tea caddies? Well...tea was imported mainly from two countries: "Black" Tea from India and Ceylon, and "Green" Tea from China. It was important to keep these two teas separate ~ often in separate compartments within a large caddy and rarely as a pair of separate caddies (as here). Contrary to popular opinion, the glass bowl found in some larger caddies was NOT used to mix teas, but to hold sugar. Priced for the pair... c.1820

Caddy, object, Pair, Sheraton

£975

2052/19: A fine quality and substantial late Victorian STATIONERY CABINET in excellent condition. Veneered overall in rose- wood, with marquetry inlay of classical motifs to the front and the lid it features heavy brass carrying handles to the sides and opens to reveal the stunning satinwood-lined interior with various shaped compartments and polished brass fittings. These include leather-lined drawers; the original gilt-tooled leather writing surface; pair of brass-topped ink bottles and a large inner hinged storage compartment. A particularly fine and impressive cabinet! c.1885

box, object, stationery, writing

£1450

2050/19: A good quality late 19th century mahogany TANTALUS in excellent condition, with its original set of three cut-glass decanters and stoppers in perfect order with their "collars" unchipped. It is bound with ornate nickel-plate brass mounts and hinged upper bracket and handle. The front has an interesting applied retailers label for Coombes & Company of Rangoon (Burma). 12ins wide. c.1890

decanters, object, tantalus, Victorian

£580

2043/19: A finely modelled and cast ormolu INKWELL, cover and blue-glass liner with a cast finial which depicts a child and swan. The body is modelled with various classical motifs, and it is supported on the backs of three putti seated on a rouge marble plinth. Almost certainly French and mid-19th century. 6.5ins (16.5 cms) high overall. c.1860

bronze, French, object, Ormolu

£475

2042/19: W. H. Midwood (attributed): “The Sailor’s Return” an interesting unsigned OIL PAINTING on canvas which depicts a typical Victorian interior scene, with a father, showing his displeasure as he returns home to his cottage to discover the returning sailor apparently courting his daughter! Good attention to detail. 23 x 19 ins (58x48cms) including the frame. *William Henry MIDWOOD flourished 1867-1885; he was a figure and genre painter who lived in London and had a keen eye for detail. His work often displays a sense of humour mixed with sentimentality and as a result he became a popular artist in his lifetime. c.1870

object, Oil, painting, Victorian

£575

2041/19: A Royal Worcester PORCELAIN Plate, handpainted with a "fruit" design of gooseberries and cherries on a leafy background, signed by the artist: E. Townsend. Date coded for…1938. Size: 6.1 ins (15.5cms) diameter. c.1938

object, plate, Porcelain, Worcester

£220

2033/19: A fine example of a late 19th century "Arts & Crafts" period oak and brass STICK & UMBRELLA STAND in particularly good condition. Primarily of honey oak, it features an upper cast brass gallery flanked by "sunflower" finials and a brass rail to retain walking sticks and umbrellas. To the base is the removable drip tray, whilst the back features typical Arts & Crafts turned decoration and uprights. Lovely condition and patina ~ quite a "statement" piece". *To the base is a cast registration mark, which indicates the exact date the design was first registered ~ in this instance: 4th May 1882. c.1882

furniture, object, stand, umbrella

£985

2028/19: A spectacular mid-19th century LADY’S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in fine condition. The box itself is veneered in red tortoiseshell and inlaid with engraved brass ~ a process known as “boulle”. The lid opens to reveal the superbly fitted interior with its complete full set of nine silver-gilt topped jars and scent bottles which are arranged around a central pad of tools and implements including a silver pencil etc. Within the base is a fitted jewellery drawer and the whole box is lined in fine gilt-tooled red morocco leather. Silver is hallmarked for London 1845. Measurements: 13 x 10 x 7ins. *The beautiful scissors, although very fine, are not original, nor is the matching mother-of-pearl handled penknife ~ hence the "friendly" price! c.1851

box, Dressing, jewellery, Silver

£2450

2026/19: A charming and rare mid-19th century French “Palais Royale” MUSICAL JEWELLERY BOX in perfect working order. Of sarcophagus shape, it is beautifully veneered in rare highly-figured mulberry wood, and inset to the shaped lid with cut steel-work in typical "Palais Royale" manner with an ornate cast bronze handle. When opened, it reveals the cream silk-lined interior and plays three tunes automatically. 7.5 x 5 x 4ins (19 x 12.75 x 10cms) * Palais Royale is a former palace in the centre of Paris which became the most fashionable and famous arcade in all France, selling the finest and most desirable luxuries to wealthy Parisians. c.1860

box, jewellery, musical, object, Palais, Royale

£750

2023/19: A good mid-19th century Boulle-work DESK STAND or “Standish” of ebony, profusely inlaid with ornate brass scrollwork, with a central lidded compartment (which was probably for wafers) flanked by twin inkwells, both of which have ornate silver lids, hallmarked London 1851. 12.5ins wide. c.1850

desk, object, Silver, standish

£650

2022/19: An unusual and charming South American SILVER-GILT model of a jockey astride his Arab racehorse, complete with saddle and reins. The jockey, with long stirrups and wearing an old-fashioned peaked cap suggests a date of late 19th or early 20th century. It is mounted on a shallow variegated marble base whilst the integral cast base is marked: "Argentor". Perhaps Mexican or Argentinian? 5.5ins (14 cms) high. c.1910

American, object, racehorse, Silver

£475

2020/19: EMIL FUCH: a charming late 19th century Art Nouveau period BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young Dutch girl who wears wooden clogs and is dressed in traditional costume holding a kitten to a saucer of milk. Signed to the bronze base; 11inch (28cms) high. * Emil Fuch (1866-1929) was an Austrian and American sculptor, medallist, painter and author who lived in New York, London and Vienna. c.1890

bronze, cat, Girl, object

£475

2013/19: A good quality mid-19th century set of POSTAL SCALES by Sampson Mordan & Co., of London, in coromandel wood and complete with its full set of nine weights from quarter ounce to 12 ozs. Interesting original embossed list of postal charges to one side and signed by the maker to the main beam. 10.5ins wide. * Sampson Mordan (born 1790) was a British silversmith and co-inventor of the first "propelling" pencil. He went on to establish a very successful company making high quality silver items. He died in 1843 and the business was taken over by his sons: Augustus and Sampson Junior. c.1860

Mordan, object, postal, scales

£345

2004/19: A rare and intriguing Edwardian period BOX of MEDICAL SUPPLIES in mint (unused) condition. Retailed by the Army & Navy Stores it contains its full set of fourteen unopened glass labelled bottles of pills within the lid, and a large number of other items in the base, including bandages; surgical needles; plasters; tourniquet; hypodermic etc., plus an interesting illustrated First Aid Booklet and many other items. *An engraved brass label to the lid indicates the owner was T. E. Baring of The Rifle Brigade, whilst to the front is an embossed label for the retailers. 11ins wide; 7.5ins deep; 3.5ins high. c.1910

apothecary, box, medical, object

£495

2003/19: Charles MALAPEAU (French, born 1827): an interesting OIL PAINTING on canvas which depicts a harbour scene in Calvados ~ the department of the Normandy region of North-West France, taking its name from a cluster of rocks on the Channel coast. The painting portrays a number of local figures going about their business with some typical tall French buildings behind and various boats at sea. Signed and dated (1881) lower left corner. 32 x 24ins including the ornate frame. *Charles Alexis Emmanuel Malapeau was born in 1827 and died in 1885. The reverse of this painting has an original label (perhaps written by the artist himself?) which describes the scene in French. c.1880

French, object, Oil, painting

£895

2000/19: A pretty late 19th century porcelain PLAQUE which depicts the famous 18th century beauty, the Duchess of Devonshire. Probably Continental, and contained in its original ebonised frame with inner gilded slip frame, this delightful plaque is signed by the artist: Wagner in the lower right corner. Size of plaque: 9 x 7.25 ins (23 x 18.5cms). *Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806) was an English socialite; political activist; author and style icon. The Late Diana, Princess of Wales was a descendant, and their lives, centuries apart, have been compared in tragedy. c.1880

object, Porcelain, portrait

£480

1999/19: Gaetano MERCHI: a splendid late 18th century TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE of the famous French dancer, Mlle. Guimand supported on its original variegated marble base. Signed by the artist and dated 1779. 28ins high overall. * Gaetano MERCHI was a renowned Italian sculptor born in 1747. He portrayed a number of famous actresses, including the French dancer Marie-Madeleine Guimand whilst studying in Paris. (Apart from being a very successful dancer, Mlle. Guimand was one of the most famous courtesans of pre-revolutionary France.) Merchi died in 1823. c.1780

18thcentury, object, sculpture, terracotta

£950

1996/19: A large mid-17th century gilt-framed MAP of SOUTH AMERICA by the famous French cartographer: Hubert Jaillot, who was mapmaker to Le Dauphin. With much interesting detail and finely hand-coloured, it is dedicated to the French monarch. Image size: 34.5 x 22.5ins (87.5x57cms) excluding the good frame. *Alexis-Hubert JAILLOT (1632-1712) was mapmaker and geographer to King Louis XIV of France. (An entry in Wikipedia concerning M. Jaillot, illustrates this particular map). c.1660

17thcentury, map, object, SouthAmerica

£385

1995/19: An early 17th century gilt-framed MAP OF ITALY by Philip Cluver (Philippus Cluverus in Latin). This hand-coloured map, which includes Corsica, Sardinia and part of Sicily is well detailed and is dated 1603. Image size: 20 x 15ins excluding the frame. *Philip Cluver, born 1588, was an early German geographer and historian. His first historical work was published in 1611, though his maps were produced some years earlier. He travelled extensively in England, Scotland and France, always on foot and finally settled in Leiden (Netherlands) where he died in 1622. c.1603

17thcentury, Italy, map, object

£350

1982/19: Theodore GECHTER: a charming mid-19th century French animalier BRONZE SCULPTURE of a Pack Horse. Finely modelled and particularly well cast, it is signed within the integral base: T. GECHTER. Good colour and patina. 6ins long. *Jean-Francoise "Theodore" GECHTER was a noteworthy French sculptor and one of the early proponents of the "Animalier" movement. He was born in Paris in 1795 and first exhibited in 1824. He died relatively young in 1844 aged 49 years. c.1835

bronze, French, horse, object

£450

1977/19: A very fine PAIR of George III mahogany KNIFE or CUTLERY BOXES in very good original condition. Constructed of finely figured timber, the sloping tops and serpentine fronts are particularly well veneered in "flame" mahogany with Old Sheffield Plate handles and escutcheons. The lids open to reveal the original fitted interiors, capable of storing 12 place settings, with fine boxwood and chequered string inlays to the divisions. The colour and original patina are exceptional. Each box measures: 8.5ins wide; 14ins high and 10ins deep. (21.5 x 35.5 x 25.5cms) Priced for the Pair.... c.1790

Boxes, cutlery, Knife, object

£1950

1970/19: P.J. MENE: an endearing and fine quality late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a retriever. The hound is depicting sitting obediently whilst awaiting his master’s command, his prey laid out on the ground before him. It is signed within the integral bronze base; 9.5ins (24cms) wide. *Pierre Jules MENE was a highly regarded sculptor in the famous French 'animalier' movement. Born in 1810, he is regarded as one of the founders of the movement and indeed a leading artist of the 19th century. He died in 1879. c.1860

bronze, dog, Mene, object

£620

1963/19: An interesting and unusual Italian carved white Carrera MARBLE PLAQUE which depicts the Angel Gabriel appearing to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Indistinctly signed ("Guidi...?"); dated 1912 and within its original deeply moulded solid oak frame. 27.5 x 23 ins (70 x 58.5cms) c.1912

carving, Italian, marble, object

£395

1958/19: JAMES HADLEY: a fine set of SIX Royal Worcester PORCELAIN FIGURES from the famous "Countries of the World" series. First introduced in 1881/1882, these were modelled by James Hadley, now considered to be one of the finest modellers of the 19th century and are dated from the first five years of their production and depict nationals from the following countries: "Scotland"; "Ireland"; "John Bull" (England); "Hindoo" (India) ; "Negro" and "The Chinaman". All are in fine condition and are priced as the set of six (or available individually). c.1885

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£1350

1943/19: A superb quality and very fine PAIR of ROYAL WORCESTER porcelain figures which depict Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh, modelled by the famous James Hadley. First introduced in 1880, these figures are dated 1881 and display extraordinary detail and beautiful decoration. 6.5ins (16.5cms) tall. *James Hadley (1837-1903) was a talented porcelain modeller who started with Kerr & Binns in 1850s. By 1870 he had become the principal modeller at Royal Worcester and in 1975 he set up his own studio in the City, later starting his own factory, which on his death was sold back to the company. He is today regarded as one of the most important modellers of the 19th century. c.1881

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£475

1942/19: A pretty and fine quality ROYAL WORCESTER porcelain figure, modelled by James Hadley which depicts a young girl, carrying a basket as she happily walks through the woods. She wears a flowered 'pinafore' dress and matching bonnet tied with a polkadot scarf, and is modelled with with all the charm and sensitivity that made Hadley so famous. 9ins (23cms) high. Date coded for 1891. c.1891

Hadley, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£240

1941/19: A very rare ROYAL WORCESTER porcelain figure modelled by the famous Freda Doughty called "Happy Days". It depicts a young boy, smiling broadly as he rides his skewbald Shetland pony down a grassy bank. First introduced in 1948 and withdrawn in 1955, this figure is dated 1949. 7.75 ins (20cms) high. c.1949

Doughty, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£285

1940/19: A charming ROYAL WORCESTER porcelain figure by the famous Freda Doughty, called "The Rose Maiden" (also sometimes known as "The Bridesmaid"). The young girl in a long blue dress holds a large bunch of roses in her arms, as she walks down some stone steps, with petals strewn before her. First introduced in 1938, this is dated 1941. 8.25ins (21cms) high. c.1941

Doughty, object, Porcelain, Worcester

£220

1936/19: JOSEPH DESCOMPS: a fine Art Deco period silvered BRONZE SCULPTURE entitled "Enchanted". This beautiful bronze depicts a young woman, her long hair kept in place by a simple "tiara" with a matching necklace, whilst dressed "decolletage" in a long stylised gown of the 1920's period. Fully signed within the integral bronze base. Supported on its original shaped variegated onyx plinth, this measures 15.5ins (39.5cms) overall. c.1925

ArtDeco, bronze, object, sculpture

£2250

1920/18: William WILLIAMSON: a good and large MARINE OIL PAINTING on wooden panel, entitled: "A View near Ostend". Full of movement and atmosphere, it depicts three 'working' boats being tossed about on choppy seas, with a harbour wall to the right and the town of Ostend in the distance on the left. Fine condition and measuring 41 x 25ins (104 x 63.5cms) including the later (but fine quality) ornate gilded frame. *William Williamson (1820-1883) was a gifted London painter of coastal scenes. He exhibited at Suffolk Street; The British Institute and the Royal Academy from 1853-1875. c.1865

marine, object, Oil, painting

£1450

1915/18: John LEIGH-PEMBERTON: a fine OIL PAINTING on artists board entitled: "The Regency Period". Well painted, with faithful attention to detail, this is one of a series of paintings commissioned by Whitbreads Brewery to hang in their original boardroom. It portrays a typical scene outside a Public House showing the fashions and pastimes of the Regency period (1820-1836). Signed and dated 1950. *John Leigh-Pemberton, born in 1911, was brother of the Governor of the Bank of England and both a fine artist and illustrator. Educated at Eton and a Flying Instructor in the Second World War, he designed the interiors of a number of ocean-going liners and illustrated the famous "Shell Guide" series. c.1950

object, Oil, painting, Regency

£1150

1889/18: An impressive and most unusual late 19th century DOMESTIC POSTBOX ideal perhaps for a hotel foyer. Constructed of solid mahogany with an aperture to the sloping top for letters, it features an interesting marquetry panelled front door depicting a scene of a farmhouse within a rural setting of trees etc., very much in the Art Nouveau style of Galle. This door opens to reveal a shelved interior and it is set on a double plinth base. 42ins (107cms) high. c.1900

ArtNouveau, box, furniture, post

£985

1884/18: A good late 18th/early 19th century NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER signed by Susan Mary Williams of the Lozells Establishment. Finely sewn with peacocks; lions; trees and shrubs together with religious text within an ornate border. It retains its good bright colours. 23 x 21ins (58.5 x 53.5cms) including its narrow ebonised frame. *Lozells is a loosely-defined area of West Birmingham, that currently is home to Aston Villa Football Club. In the late 18th/early 19th century various religious schools were established in the area, and it is likely that the "Lozells Establishment" was one of these. c.1880

needlework, object, sampler

£475

1881/18: A rare and early Charles II period NEEDLEWORK PANEL of the late 17th century. As with most needlework of the period, it depicts a religious scene. Here we see Abraham casting out Hagar (his second wife) and Ishmael (his son by Hagar). Various animals are also depicted including: a rabbit; hound; stag and birds etc., whilst various other figures can be found. In a later Victorian bird's eye maple frame. 17.5 x 13.5ins (44x33cms) including the frame. c.1660

17thcentury, needlework, object, stumpwork

£1350

1880/18: A good Royal Worcester porcelain JAR & COVER, handpainted with flowers on a blushed ivory ground, with twin handles and moulded cover. Perfect. 6.5ins (16.5cms) high overall. Dated code for 1896 c.1896

object, Porcelain, Worcester

£195

1876/18: HENRY JUTSUM: a good and large English LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING which is entitled: "By The Wayside". It depicts a typical English rural scene with travellers on a country road with mountains in the distance and a Mother and daughter resting beside the track in the foreground. Signed and within a good gilded composite frame. 33 x 25ins including the frame (84 x 63.5cms)*Henry Jutsum (1816-1869) was a London-born landscape painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1836-1869. Although he painted in watercolours, after 1848 he restricted himself to working solely in oil. His work was much admired at the time... c.1850

landscape, object, Oil, painting

£1100

1873/18: "The Wharfe, Bolton Abbey in the Distance": a good original OIL PAINTING on canvas by Copley Fielding RWS. This attractive painting, still within its original frame, depicts a fisherman on the River Wharfe (which marks most of the boundary between West and North Yorkshire), with Bolton Abbey behind and mountains in the distance. Various old labels on the back refer to it being part of the Leeds Exhibition of 1868 and with the Fine Art Society in 1942. 22 x 17.5 inches include the frame. *Copley Fielding (1787-1855) was a marine and landscape painting who exhibited 17 paintings, all oils, at the Royal Academy from 1811 - 1842. He was one of the most fashionable painters of his day, and won a medal at the Paris Salon, although he never travelled abroad himself. c.1840

Fielding, object, Oil, painting

£1100

1868/18: A lovely quality 'hammered' solid silver spoon by OMAR RAMSDEN, with its slightly pointed rat-tail backed bowl and tapering stem. Fully hallmarked for London 1919. 7ins long. * Omar Ramsden (1873-1939) was a Sheffield-born silversmith of great note. He was a leading and highly influential designer and maker of high quality silver, much collected today. c.1919

ArtsCrafts, object, Ramsden, Silver

£385

1867/18: A particularly fine and thoroughly original 18th century Chippendale period mahogany HANGING CORNER CABINET in excellent original condition. Below the pierced "Swan-Neck" pediment with its carved and gilded rosettes, is the well-figured and banded door, which opens to reveal three shaped shelves (making four in all). This door is flanked by reeded sides, and the painting of the interior, whilst not original, is certainly very old and in beautiful order. Dimensions to the corner: 22.5ins (57cms) c.1775

ArtsCrafts, cabinet, Chippendale, furniture, Georgian, object, Ramsden, Silver

£985

1859/18: HENRI FUGERE: an unusual and quite large cast BRONZE DISH by this famous French sculptor. Of the Art Nouveau period, it depicts a naked young woman reclining in a field whilst holding flowers in her left hand. The two handles show distinct influences of the Art Nouveau movement, and it is signed by the artist, lower right. 16.5ins (42cms) wide. *Henri Fugere (French 1872-1944) was a statuary artist, born in St. Mande, a city to the North of Paris. He studied in Paris with Barrias and Cavalier amongst others, and was influential in the Art Deco movement for 'chryselephantine' figures (usually a bronze body with ivory face, hands and feet) made famous by Chiparus, Preiss and others. c.1895

bronze, French, object, sculpture

£485

1845/18: An impressive and fine-looking late 19th century TERRACOTTA FIGURE by the famous Goldscheider factory of Austria. This large figure depicts a young peasant girl holding a flagon in her left hand, her right hand on her hip. She wears a headscarf and country clothes and stands 26ins (67cms) high. Impressed Goldscheider mark and model number 4578. *The factory was founded by Frederick Goldscheider in 1885 and soon became the leading terracotta, faience and bronze manufactory in Austria. Famous for creating masterpieces of historical revivalism, the family emigrated to America and Britain in 1938. c.1890

Goldscheider, object, sculpture, terracotta

£750

1821/18: An elegant and fine quality SILVER SUGAR BASKET in excellent condition. Of 'boat' shape with a pretty swing handle, it is supported on an oval pedestal base and is beautifully decorated with 'bright-cut' engraving throughout. The handle and edge of the base are cast with beading, and it is fully hallmarked for London: 1873. c.1873

object, Silver, Sterling, sugar

£265

1812/18: A pretty early Victorian solid silver SNUFF BOX in fine original crisp condition. Decorated with engine turning and reeding with a cast flower border, it opens to reveal its good fire-gilded gold interior and with hallmarks to both lid and base. The lid itself is beautifully engraved with a presentation inscription dated 1841, whilst the silver itself is dated 1840, maker Edward Smith of Birmingham. Pristine condition. 2.75ins wide. c.1840

box, object, Silver, snuff

£395

1807/18: Something a little different: a small collection of five early 19th century MINIATURE PORTRAITS arranged together in one contemporary oval gilded frame. To the centre is a fine portrait of Admiral Nelson, with Lady Hamilton and perhaps Samuel Johnson as two of the other well-known figures that surround him...the remaining two are currently a mystery. All appear in fine condition, and the frame seems original. 24ins high; 21.5ins wide. *To the back is a handwritten inscription (illustrated) which has not yet been deciphered! c.1820

Miniature, Nelson, object, painting

£675

1788/18: A fine and unusually large early 19th century SILKWORK PICTURE in very fine original condition. Complete with its original ornate gilded frame (which shows no signs of having been disturbed) it has retained all of its bright sparkling colours and depicts a biblical scene ~ perhaps Rebecca at the well ~ with further figures and a town in the distance. The needlework is exquisite, with longstitich; cross-stich and stumpwork techinques being used. 25 x 22ins (63.5 x 56cms) including the frame; the image: 18ins x 14.5ins (45.5 x 37cms). *NB: apologies for the reflections caused by the original glass. c.1830

needlework, object, picture, stumpwork

£895

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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