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Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables
14 April @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A link to the fully illustrated catalogue as well as access to live international online bidding is available here:
The sale will begin on Friday 14th April at 10am.
Viewing days: Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th April from 10am – 4pm, as well as from 8:30am on the morning of the sale.
Once again have an intriguing furniture section, including one of the finest military chests our valuer has ever seen. The lot is particularly unusual as it comes with its original outer carriage cases. The item of furniture was designed to be portable, to accompany military officers wherever they were posted. Constructed in stout hardwoods with brass binding to the edges and corners to help protect the chest from damage.
The interesting feature is that so often the outer cases are lost over time. In this case they identify the original owner as Captain Munro Benn of the 88th Connaught Rangers. It would appear that Captain Benn saw service in India during the mid part of the 19th century.
The highlight of our picture section includes a work by Bryan Pearce, the lithograph titled ‘Busy Lizzie and Island View’, shows St Ives Island with a mackerel boat, encapsulating the essence of Cornwall in his distinctive and popular style.
Our silver section is well stocked with a broad range of pieces to suit all tastes. One of the most interesting is a crossover piece appealing to both oriental and silver buyers. The item is a parasol handle by renowned Japanese master craftsman Konoike. Finely worked in silver, the handle has both a Japanese character mark for the maker, but also London assay marks dating the piece to 1900.
One of the more intriguing lots in our metalware section is a large enamel advertising sign for Stephen’s Inks. Modelled as an oversize thermometer and marked in degrees Farenheit, the sign proudly boasts that the ink is ‘For All Temperatures’. In addition to this lot, we also have two other shop display advertising items, one by the publisher’s Warnes to promote its range of Beatrix Potter titles and modelled in the form of Peter Rabbit running, presumably from Mr MacGregor, the other, more generic, is a pig dressed as a butcher holding a platter which would have been dressed with sausages.
Also appearing in our ceramics section is an impressive single owner collection of Royal Doulton toby jugs, representing decades of collecting. The assemblage shows the diverse range of Royal Doulton’s designers. In addition, we have three interesting lots of apocathery jars, once a regular sight in local chemists, these jars have become rare and sought after.
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