A cherry amber coloured Bakelite / Catalin desk stand incorporating a pair of brick effect inkwells along with a butterscotch amber coloured Art Deco Bakelite perpetual desk calendar. Stand 28cm wide, 11.5cm deep, 9cm high (inkwells). Total weight of both pieces 1,072 grams.
Six lots from the Royal Crown Derby Judge E. H. Gary service commissioned by Tiffany & Co. New York.
A Chinese late Qing dynasty hardwood armchair or throne with dreamstone panels. The stepped backrest is set with a circular panel flanked with carved prunus blossom, a larger panel is inset into the dish fronted seat which is in turn raised on ruyi form supports with a ring shaped cross stretcher, 91cm wide, 109cm high, 55cm deep.
Note; See Sotheby's New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 20th March 2012, lot 138 for a less detailed model.
A boxed fine Royal Crown Derby dessert plate by Desire Leroy from a service for Judge Elbert Henry Gary. With a wide raised gilt border and six alternating panels finely painted with flowers. Signed, printed mark in puce with Royal Warrant and Tiffany & Co retailers stamp, date code for 1902, 22.75cm wide.
A 19th century French amboyna marble top side cabinet in the manner of Henry Dasson. With gilt metal mounts and a rectangular plaque to the frieze depicting putti allegorical of science. With fluted ionic columns, mirrored back and raised on toupie feet, 1m 20cm wide, 1m 29.5cm high, 41.5cm deep.
Seven Years' War; ten 18th century brass overcoat buttons. Each with a painted ivory miniature forming a tableau of General James Wolfe on the plains of Abraham at Quebec in 1759, including equestrian and maritime scenes. One button shows the death of General Wolfe after the painting by Benjamin West 1771. Each 36mm diameter (10).
Charles Edward Dixon (1872-1934) gilt framed watercolour. Above Woolwich 1901. H. M. S. Dunvegan Castle and other vessels in a harbour scene. Signed, 27cm x 76cm. Frame 60cm x 105cm overall.
A very fine Royal Crown Derby twin handled pedestal vase and cover by Desire Leroy. Ground in gros bleu, with raised gilt cartouches containing enamelled flowers, the front panel signed Leroy. Raised on a spreading plinth, ground in green, superbly gilded and jewelled. Printed marks, date code for 1904, 21.5cm (2).
A 19th century Chinese square baluster vase with moulded twin mask handles. Painted in underglaze blue with landscapes and figures with rockwork and pine trees, 38.5cm high.
A ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust stainless steel bi metal bracelet watch. With diamond and ruby set bezel, satin gilt dial, having centre seconds and magnified date display. With screw down crown and case back, cal. 2030. With box and papers, 26mm wide.
An 18th century French kingwood and tulip wood parquetry side table by Charles Topino. With gilt metal mounts and raised on square scrolling supports. With fitted single drawer and a sliding top section revealing a spring loaded button for a secret side compartment. Stamped C. Topino, c.1760, 70cm high, 43.5cm wide, 33cm deep.
A 19th century Chinese wucai glazed gu shaped vase. The rim edged in brown enamel and decorated beneath with precious objects between underglaze blue bands. Honorific Ming Dynasty Chenghua period reign mark in underglaze blue, 24cm.
A 17th century Chinese wucai sleeve vase on pierced and carved hardwood stand. Well decorated with archaic vases and vessels of different forms containing peonies, prunus blossom, feathers and pomegranates, porcelain 36cm (2).
A large 19th century Chinese famille vert arrow vase. Decorated with rocks, prunus blossom and birds. Unmarked, 54cm.
A large George V mahogany longcase clock with glazed trunk. With gilt arch top dial signed Edward Ewen, Dumfries. Having silvered chapter ring with applied Arabic numeral markers, with subsidiary seconds and subsidiaries for strike / silent and chime selector. Housing an 8 day three train movement striking on seven gongs with Westminster, Whittington and St Michael chimes, 2m 25cm high.
A very rare Caughley tablespoon. Printed to the bowl with a version of the Full Nanking pattern and to the handle with the Fitzhugh pattern c.1785, 21cm.
Provenance; Exhibited in the Caughley Bicentenary Exhibition 1999, label to the reverse of the bowl.
Filippo Grispini (19th century society painter), large gilt framed oil on canvas. Portrait of a lady wearing a white dress adorned with purple ribbons and seated beside a pair of pigeons. Label for Foord & Dickinson framers. Signed verso and dated London 1874, 126cm x 101cm.
A fine Royal Crown Derby soup plate from the Judge E. H. Gary service. Painted by Albert Gregory with panels of flowers framed within elaborately moulded gilt borders incorporating a G. monogram by George Darlington on gros bleu and turquoise grounds. Signed by both artists, printed mark in gilt with Royal Warrant, Tiffany & Co. stamp, gilt footrim and impressed Derby, date code for 1911, 24.25cm wide.
Alfred Pollentine (1836-1890) gilt framed oil on canvas. Santa Maria dell Salute, Venice. Signed and inscribed verso, dated 1861, 40cm x 60cm.
A 19th century French rosewood sleigh bed upholstered in deep buttoned and damascened gold silk. Banded in satinwood and with ormolu mounts. With a single bowed side and raised on scroll supports, 2m 23cm x 1m 47cm.
A Victorian elm and oak single drawer plank top refectory table. Raised on reeded square supports with cross stretchers, 2m 53cm x 89cm, 72cm high. Height to skirt 60cm.
A vintage Shell enamel advertising sign. Yellow ground, 'We sell Shell lubricating oils, every drop tells!", 91cm x 61cm.
A boxed fine Royal Crown Derby dessert plate from the Judge Elbert Henry Gary service. Painted by Albert Gregory with panels of flowers framed within elaborately moulded gilt borders incorporating a G. monogram by George Darlington on gros bleu and turquoise grounds. Signed by both artists, printed mark in gilt with Royal Warrant and Tiffany & Co retailers stamp, date code for 1915, 23cm wide.
A fine Royal Crown Derby dessert plate from the Judge E. H. Gary service. Painted by Albert Gregory with panels of flowers framed within elaborately moulded gilt borders incorporating a G. monogram by George Darlington on gros bleu and turquoise grounds. Signed by both artists, printed mark in gilt with Royal Warrant, Tiffany & Co. stamp, gilt footrim and impressed Derby, date code for 1909, 20.75cm wide.
A 19th century Chippendale style mahogany serpentine twin pedestal desk with panelled sides. Having leather top, carved gadrooned mouldings and raised on ogee bracket feet, 146cm wide, 96cm deep, 75cm high. Kneehole 59cm high.
A Chinese transitional period wucai sleeve vase. Painted with groups of figures in a continuing landscape amidst red smoke scrolls. With a band of chrysanthemums to the collar and rockwork around the base. Unglazed base, 32.25cm high.
A yellow metal and diamond bar brooch supporting a diamond set garland and with a central cluster of rose cut stones, 52mm wide.
A Regency mahogany centre pedestal table with marble top. Raised on a plain spreading column over a triform base supported on carved paw feet, 81cm diameter, 74cm high.
An Edwardian diamond starburst brooch pendant with removable crescent shaped pin. Set with 49 brilliant cut diamonds, the principal stone approximately 0.4ct, 3cm wide.
Franz Xaver Wolf (Austrian 1896-1989), gilt framed oil on panel. Library interior with a Cardinal seated by a desk reading with a globe and books by his side, 48cm x 37cm.
A Spode dog bowl printed in underglaze blue with the Jumping Boy pattern. Printed and impressed marks c.1820, 21.5cm wide.
A pair of Regency mahogany leather upholstered library chairs. With concave backrests and raised on turned supports.
A 17th century Indo-Portuguese ebonized table cabinet. With reeded mouldings and tortoiseshell drawer fronts, 97.5cm wide, 28cm deep, 55.5cm high.
A Georgian figured walnut and oyster veneered bureau. Crossbanded, with fitted interior, oak lined drawers and raised on bracket feet, 84.5cm wide, 51cm deep, 1m 5cm high.
A violin in modern soft case. Label for Pietro Messori, Modena, weight 498 grams, 35.5cm.
A 19th century bow front serving table. With concealed drawer to the frieze and raised on reeded square tapering supports, 183cm wide, 66cm deep, 85cm high.
A 19th century Chinese square baluster vase with twin mask handles moulded below the shoulders. Painted in coloured enamels, the front and the rear depict a two storey pagoda with noble figures and attendants housed within, the sides with figures in a garden landscape, 39cm.
A Chinese Republic period bowl with scalloped rim. With red key fret borders, incised on a blue ground with lotus scrolls and scattered with enamelled sprigs, finely painted within circular reserves with birds and flowers. Yongzheng four character seal mark printed to the base, 27cm diameter.
A Chippendale style mahogany camel back upholstered three seat settee. With reeded acanthus cresting rail with shell motif, having blind fret carving and raised on carved paw feet c.1900-20, 2m 16cm wide.
A 19th century Chinese rouleau vase. Decorated in famille vert enamels with a continuing landscape depicting a lady and gent on horseback with attendants with willow trees and brooding clouds under a diaper border and a further river landscape scene, 45cm.
A George II mahogany bachelors chest. Incorporating a brushing slide and with four graduated drawers raised on ogee bracket feet, 76cm wide, 46.5cm deep, 77cm high.
A Brameld bucket shaped breakfast cup with figure 7 handle commissioned by the Dundee & Hull Steam Packet Company. Printed in sage green to depict the Forfarshire Steamer and with the hop pattern border, c.1834 7.5cm. Notes; On 5th September 1838 Forfarshire left Hull, bound for Dundee. At 4 o' clock the following day the ship ran aground. All but 9 perished who were rescued by Grace Darling and her father; the lighthouse keeper, in what became the most romantic sea rescue of the Victorian era. The condition of this example leads us to believe that the cup was recovered from the wreckage of the ship, cf. Rockingham 1745-1842, Alwyn & Angela Cox p. 170-71.