DECORATIVE ARTS & COLLECTABLES
This is another big sale, both in volume and in the number of lots, so we hope you’ve got plenty of time to browse and enjoy the terrific range of material that has been consigned by the vendors represented in this catalogue.
We are particularly pleased with the Silver section (Lots 1 – 107) which opens the sale, with many beautiful examples of the silversmith’s craft. The Hester Bateman tankard (Lot 3), the pair of chamber sticks by John Bridge (Lot 14), the Burmese bowl (Lot 21), the Chinese tea service (Lot 23) and the baby rattles (Lots 60 and 61) are among our favourites.
The next, very diverse section includes some lovely tea caddies (Lots 108, 113, 118 & 364), some fine examples of miniature furniture pieces made by apprentices (Lots 125, 126 & 166) as well as some spectacular masterpieces by artists and craftsmen at the top of their game: a beautiful pair of porcelain jardinières by Christopher Dresser (Lot 174), a spectacular cigar box by Daum (Lot 192), a range of beautiful pieces by Lalique (Lots 202 – 212) and the spectacular pair of nickel plated bronze heads designed by Franz Hagenauer (Lot 219). We are sure you will find your own favourites amongst these pieces.
The Chinese and Asian section kicks off with a BINH THUAN Shipwreck porcelain dish (Lot 418) and includes a stunning Chinese blue glazed stem bowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735), 10.5cm high, 15cm diameter (Lot 433) as well as other fine ceramics and carvings.
Furniture enthusiasts will need lots of time to view everything on offer this time. Don’t miss the chest-on-chest (Lot 557), the lovely chaperone seat (Lot 581), the gorgeous sewing table (Lot 588) or the spectacular Cutler desk (Lot 598). But they are just the lead-up to the two most important items in the furniture section – (Lot 620) the Wiener Werkstätte Viennese Sideboard, 1922, and (Lot 637) the FORNASETTI “Trumeau Architettura Cabinet”. Even if you’re not in the market for such significant pieces we trust you will enjoy reading about them and seeing them up close. Both are truly worthy of inclusion in museum collections and we are delighted to have them consigned for inclusion in this catalogue.
The artworks, clocks, timepieces, autographs and books sections which follow are also full of marvelous works which are too numerous to mention here. But don’t miss the Winston Churchill Collection (Lots 798 – 816), the posters and advertising materials, and the many diverse objects the complete the more than 900 lots that make up this catalogue.
We’ve enjoyed bringing all to you; we trust you will find enjoyment in reading, viewing, bidding and buying the pieces that give you pleasure in this catalogue.
001 – 107 Silver
108 – 417 International Decorative Arts
418 – 504 Chinese & Asian
505 – 537 Jewellery & Watches
538 – 553 Lamps & Lighting
554 – 627 Furniture
628 – 636 Rugs, Carpets & Textiles
637 – 652 20th Century
653 – 695 Paintings & Artworks
696 – 760 Clocks & Timepieces
761 – 765 Tribal Artefacts & Artworks
766 – 770 Autographs
771 – 797 Books & Ephemera
798 – 816 Winston Churchill Collection
817 – 825 Posters
826 – 827 Photographs & Photographic Equipment
828 – 881 Collectables (General)
882 – 889 Military
890 – 893 Railway
894 – 908 Models & Toys
909 – 912 Music & Recordings