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1843/18: An interesting and pretty pair of mid-19th century miniature oval ENAMEL PORTRAITS in their original carved and gilded frames. They depict a finely dressed gentleman in purple coat and wearing a ruff, whilst his companion, decolletage in a pink dress, her hair tied up. Both are shown in rural surroundings with trees and birds in the background. Both are dated 1867 on the reverse. Measurements: 17 x 15cms including the frames. c.1850

enamel, Miniature, object, portrait

£625

1842/18: A good late Victorian or Edwardian mahogany BAROGRAPH in perfect working order. The 8-day 'movement' features an eight-vane bellows and is fitted with a separate thermometer, whilst the mahogany cast has a drawer (for new and used charts) and spare ink bottles. Retailed by J. H. Steward of London. 14ins wide; 8ins high; 8ins deep. 35.5 x 20 x 20cms) c.1900

barograph, clock, object

£750

1840/18: A good pair of solid hallmarked SILVER GRAPE SCISSORS in fine condition. Cast to the handles with trailing grapes and vine leaves this fine and heavy pair are hallmarked twice for Birmingham 1886, maker: George Angel. 7.5ins (19cms) long. c.1886

grape, object, scissors, Silver

£250

1839/18: EUGENE MARIOTON: a charming French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young nymph, with long hair and scantily dressed, walking down a rocky path holding a conch shell to her ear. It is signed to the integral bronze base, it is also complete with its original rouge antico marble plinth. 13ins (33cms) high. *EUGENE MARIOTON was a Paris born French sculptor who worked mainly in bronze. He was born in 1857, one of three brothers who were all artists (though not sculptors) and he died in 1933. c.1885

bronze, Girl, Marioton, object

£895

1836/18: A good quality hallmarked SILVER CARD CASE in particularly good condition, probably because it retains its original leather covered and velvet-lined protection case. Beautifully engraved front and back, and with a vacant shield-shaped cartouche to the front, it is hallmarked for Birmingham 1902. c.1902

box, object, Silver

£295

1834/18: AUGUSTE MOREAU: an attractive late 19th century French BRONZE FIGURE of a young girl walking barefoot through the countryside carrying a sprig of flowers in her left hand and a basket of fruit over her arm. Signed 'Aug Moreau' within the integral bronze base and also labelled with an applied plaque for the foundry: "Duval, Bronzier, PARIS". 16ins high. *August Francoise MOREAU (1834-1917) was a famous French sculptor, one of a family dynasty who were all sculptors. The Father, Jean-Baptiste, had three sons: August, Maturin and Hippolyte-Francois. c.1870

bronze, Girl, Moreau, object

£1100

1832/18: A truly wonderful and fully-fitted LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in remarkable condition. The beautifully-figured brass-bound coromandel box opens to reveal the interior of 11 silver-gilt topped jars and cut-glass scent bottles in two trays. These hinge open to reveal below the stunning fitted tray of tools, implements and others items (22 in total!) which include seal; silver pencil; medicine spoon and 4 pairs of scissors. The front drops down to reveal three silver-gilt backed mirrors; there is a fitted velvet-lined jewellery tray and another within the base, and a large mirror concealed within the lid. The silver is hallmarked for London 1878. A truly spectacular box! 13.5 x 10 x 8ins (35 x 25 x 20cms) c.1878

box, Dressing, object, Silver

£6750

1830/18: A charming and very pretty late 18th century tortoiseshell TEA CADDY in wonderful original condition. The gabled "tented" top with its ten segments is surmounted by a cast silver "bow" handle, and opens to reveal the original lead lining. To the front is the silver escutcheon, below which is the vacant oval silver cartouche with a double border of inlaid "pique-work" dots. 5ins wide. c.1790

Caddy, object, tea, tortoiseshell

£1850

1827/18: A fine quality and rare TEA CADDY in the form of a melon. From the family of "fruit" caddies, produced in Southern Germany during the late 18th/early 19th century period, this is one of the rarer shapes which include apples; pears; gourds and melons ~ this "segmented" melon being particularly unusual. Complete with original lead lining; steel hinge; lock and escutcheon, this also retains its original key. 5.75ins (14.5cms) high. c.1800

Caddy, fruit, object, tea

£2200

1826/18: An interesting and quite large pair of Oriental BRONZE VASES in good condition. Possibly Japanese (?) or maybe Burmese, each is of tapering hexagonal form, with side handles cast as stylised elephants heads. To the back and front of both vases are large panels of cloisonne (inlay of coloured enamels) and the bases are cast with an as yet unresearched 'signature'.12ins 30.5cms) high. Priced for the pair... c.1800

bronze, object, Oriental, vase

£450

1825/18: JEAN GARNIER: a charming late 19th century French BRONZE SCULPTURE of a young maiden, surprised by a butterfly that has alighted on her shoulder. She stands on a natural base,her hair tied up; partially dressed in a robe (perhaps after a swim) and holding a flower in her right hand, whilst looking at the butterfly ~ an unexpected guest. Signed within the integral bronze and raised on a rouge marble base. 10ins (25cms) high overall. *Jean Garnier (1853-1910): a French sculptor who specialised in figures and decorative vessels. c.1880

bronze, French, Girl, object

£495

1824/18: PATRICK MAVROS: a very fine quality and typically detailed sculpture of Helmeted Guinea Fowl on a natural ebony base. The two birds, cast of solid silver, are pecking at silver "seeds" within the base which is complete with the Mavros silver "button" signature. 10ins (25cms) long. c.1980

African, Mavros, object, Silver

£295

1822/18: A charming and unusual set of four OIL PAINTINGS (on artist's board) which depict traditional old English woodland scenes. Beautifully painted in great detail, each shows a scene of ancient trees, within very old (perhaps mediaeval?) forests or woods, a couple of which also feature figures. One is signed by the artist: A.A. Jacobi. Each measures: 10.5 x 9ins (27 x 23cms) including the good original gilded frames. c.1850

object, Oil, painting

£675

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

1816/18: An impressive and fully-fitted mid-19th century APOTHECARY BOX, complete with all of its fittings. The solid mahogany cabinet, with brass handle to the lid opens at the front to display 16 various bottles and jars all with interesting labels. To the centre are two drawers, one fitted with pestle & mortar and three small bottles etc., the other with the original set of scales and weights plus various other interesting items. To the back is the lockable "secret" compartment with four further bottles for poisons! Very good condition and definitely a cut above average. 11ins high. c.1830

apothecary, box, medicine, surgeon

£1650

1815/18: A very good quality early Victorian silver TABLE SNUFF BOX in particularly fine original conditiion, with a cast floral border and thumb-piece; "crisp" engine-turned decoration and an interesting inscription to the lid. It opens to reveal the original mercury fire-gilding and hallmarks to both lid and base. 3.5ins wide. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1841. c.1841

box, object, Silver, snuff

£550

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

1800/18: A particularly fine quality mid-Victorian burr walnut LADY'S WRITING BOX in very good original condition. Of glorious 'warm' honey colour it is bound with ornate Gothic mounts, all of which retain their original gilding and it opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior, with a fine pair of gilt brass topped ink bottles and various compartments for stationery. The original 'royal' purple silk velvet is in exceptional condition. *This is almost certainly a box by the firm of Betjeman, renown for their very high quality boxes. The late poet laureate, John Betjeman was a descendant. Measurements:15.5 x 10.75 x 5 inches (39.5 x 27 x 12.75cms) c.1865

box, Gothic, object, writing

£895

1798/18: A very good late Victorian brass-mounted 3-bottle TANTALUS in exceptional condition. The frame is of well-figured coromandel wood, with linings of satinwood in which the original set of three cut-glass decanters (all of which are in mint condition) are housed. Complete with original working Bramah lock and key. Engraved brass plaque for Mappin & Webb with the date 1880. c.1880

coromandel, decanters, object, tantalus

£675

1797/18: A very large, attractive and colourful CHINESE PORCELAIN VASE and cover, with some repairs. This impressive vase, decorated in the "famille verte" style, with birds perched amongst foliage and chrysanthemums, has two small chips to the edge of the lid and two areas of repair to the neck. The main body is in fine condition.* Interestingly, there is a label inside the lid, which states: "This article is guaranteed to be part of the prize, ex "Tantallon" captured by the British Fleet and sold by order of H.M. Admiralty Marshal. Alexandria in the year 1916". Kangxi, mid 19th century or earlier? 22ins high; 15ins diameter. c.1800

Chinese, coromandel, decanters, object, Porcelain, tantalus, vase

£1850

1795/18: A good quality and quite large late 19th century Austrian "Vienna" BRONZE RACEHORSE in good original condition. Unsigned, the original cold-painted finish is in fine condition with only very minor paint chipping here-and-there, whilst the casting is excellent with fine detailing. 9.5ins long; 8ins high. (24 x 20.5cms) c.1880

Austrian, bronze, object, Vienna

£480

1793/18: A truly superb quality mid-19th LADY'S DRESSING & JEWELLERY CASE in 'mint' condition. The rosewood box is finely inlaid with brass and mother-of-pearl and opens to reveal the stunning interior with ten finely engraved silver-topped bottles and jars (all perfect) and a central tray of tools. These include the finest pair of cut steel scissors we have ever seen! (The row of scent bottles at the rear can be lifted out if required). To the base is the silk and velvet-fitted jewellery drawer, and it is complete with its original pair of working keys. Signed by the makers: Hausburg of Liverpool. Hallmarked London 1843. c.1843

box, Dressing, jewellery, object

£2450

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

1783/18: A charming Dutch School OIL PAINTING on panel which depicts a typical Dutch 'estuary' scene with fishermen in the foreground with various vessels and a windmill behind. Signed: "T. Wooton" on the hull of the boat. 19ins x 15ins (48 x 38cms) including the ornate gilded frame. *During the early 19th century, many English painters copied their Dutch contemporaries, some journeying to the "Low Countries" to study their work and techniques. c.1830

Dutch, object, Oil, painting

£450

1781/18: An excellent quality Victorian period walnut TANTALUS in fine condition. Fashioned from figured walnut and bound in brass, it features a hinged brass bar to the top, with carrying handle, whilst the three original cut-glass decanters are in perfect condition. Complete with working Bramah key. 14ins wide; 12ins high overall; 5.5ins deep. (35.5 x 30.5 x 14cms) c.1880

decanters, object, tantalus

£520

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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