Spring Fine Art Sale: Friday 24 March 2017 10:00AM

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Viewing: Sunday 19 March 11am-4pm, Monday 20 - Thursday 23 March 10am-4pm and morning of sale days from 8am. 
Friday 24 March, 10am: Part 1: Lots 1-449
Saturday 25 March, 10am: Part 2: Lots 450-811
Saturday 25 March, 10am: Part 3: Lots 812-1049

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Lots 801 to 850 of 1042


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Herbert Davis Richter (1874-1955)
"Primaveria"
Signed and dated 1945, signed and inscribed verso, oil on canvas, 59.5cm by 49cm 
 
*Artists' Resale Rights/Droit de Suite may apply to this lot, please refer to our Terms of Business

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £650
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Lot 806

Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997)
"Spring" - A still life of assorted flowers in a glass vase
Signed, oil on canvas, 59cm by 49cm

Provenance: commissioned directly from the artist as part of a set of "The Four Seasons"

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Estimate: £5000-7000

Sold: £5000
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Lot 807

Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997)
"Winter" - A still life of white Hellebores in a vase decorated with a putto
Signed, oil on canvas, 59cm by 49.5cm

Provenance: commissioned directly from the artist as part of a set of "The Four Seasons"

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Estimate: £5000-7000

NOT SOLD
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Lot 808

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005)
Newton After Blake
Signed and inscribed, high relief plaster plaque, 12cm by 15cm

Small scale relief version of the sculpture installed outside the British Library, held by the Tate Collection

Provenance: Lyon & Turnbull, 14th August 2014, Lot 81

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £900
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Lot 809

Michael Ayrton (1921-1975)
"Invader"
Signed and numbered 9/12, bronze, 37cm high

Provenance: Christie's 20th Century British & Irish Art Day Sale, 24 May 2012, lot 193

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Estimate: £7000-10000

Sold: £11000
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Lot 810

Sydney Harpley RA (1927-1992)
"Singapore Girl on a Swing"
Signed in the cast and numbered 4/6, 6 June 1984, on a black slate base and stand, bronze, life size

Bronze: 158cm high, 170cm wide (approx.)
Base: 45cm high, 88cm wide, 62cm deep
Plinth: 8cms high, 84cm wide, 59cm deep

Exhibited: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1984, V15
Harrogate Festival Exhibition, 1985
On loan to the Mercer Art Gallery and the Harrogate Town Hall since 1991

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Sydney Harpley was born in 1927 and served in the army National service 1945-48.
Between 1950-53 Harpley studied sculpture at Hammersmith School of Art, where he gained the National Diploma in Art and Design. This was followed with a period spent at the Royal College of Art from 1953-56 and was made an Associate of the Royal College of Art.
Harpley first exhibited sculpture at the Young Contemporaries in London and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 1954, subsequently exhibiting at the latter every year.
Harpley has held a number of highly successful one man shows, including those at The Society of Arts, Cape Town, South Africa (1964), Adler Fielding Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (1964), The White House Gallery, Breda, Holland (1974), Nevil Gallery Bath, UK, (1983) to name but a few amongst others within Europe and the United Kingdom. Mixed exhibitions have also been numerous within England.
In 1958/9 Harpley was commissioned by London County Council to produce two sculptures, which was quickly followed by a commission from Hemel Hempstead New Town in 1960 for another four works. Cape Town has an over life size memorial to Jan Christian Smuts, amongst other international commissions, but perhaps "Girl on Swing" for the Singapore Botanical Gardens of 1984 is most notable here being no.1 from the edition of 6 and commissioned by his Excellency David Marshall, Singapore Ambassador to France.
Harpley also lectured at several art schools within the United Kingdom and acted within various committees including the Selection Committee for RA, the Summer Exhibition (1975-76), Council of RA (1975-6) & 1982-3.
Bronzes by this important Neo-Romantic artist can be found in many international and national collections including the National Gallery of New Zealand, the National Gallery of South Africa, Bradford City Art Gallery, University of Leeds (The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery), Samuel Josefowitz Collection, Geneva, Fleur Cowles Meyer Collection, London and the Paul Mellon Collection, USA. He has also produced several significant portrait busts on commission which include: HSH Prince Albert of Monaco for HSH Princess Grace of Monaco, Lee Kwan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore and Viscount Villiers for Lord Jersey to name but a few.
Sydney Harpley's work captures the full grace of the female form. "Girl on a Swing" should be considered one of his finest works representing neo-romanticism in its purest form and arguably equivalent to some of the earlier work produced by Degas and Rodin of a similar theme.

Estimate: £30000-40000

Sold: £26000
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Lot 811

Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003)
Installation, contrasts in red and white acrylic, collage canvas and strung on thirty one canvases and eight block of painted MDF

One canvas 228.5cm by 228.5cm
30 canvases 76.2cm by 76.2cm, each block varying sizes

Provenance: Christie's 24 May 2012 20th Century British & Irish Art Day Sale, Lot 119, price realised: £145,250

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Estimate: £40000-60000

Sold: £26000
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Lot 812

Pair of Nantaz Kashan Pictorial Rugs
Each depicting a verdant rural scene of trees, flowers, animals and fish enclosed by madder borders of further trees, animals and birds, each 212cm by 137cm See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1400
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Lot 813

Finely Woven Tabriz Rug
Iranian Azerbaijan

The camel field with naturalistic floral sprays enclosed by mushroom borders of floral design, flanked by triple guard stripes, 208cm by 145cm

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 814

Donegal Carpet of Ushak Design
West Ireland

The coral red field with columns of stylised flowerheads enclosed by mustard borders, 412cm by 275cm

Estimate: £700-1000

Sold: £600
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Lot 815

Hereke Wool Carpet
North West Anatolia

The pale lemon field with an allover design of flowerheads with chocolate brown borders and meandering vine guard stripes, 344cm by 242cm

Signed in upper guard stripe "Hereke"

Estimate: £600-900

Sold: £500
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Lot 816

Good Kashan Carpet
Central Iran

the indigo field of floral vines around a cusped madder and ivory pole medallion framed by salmon pink spandrels and wide madder borders of palmettes and meandering vines flanked by double guard stripes, 490cm by 316cm See illustration

Estimate: £1500-2500

Sold: £1400
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Lot 817

Fine Anatolian Carpet
The field with an allover design of palmettes, serrated leaves and stylised birds enclosed by madder borders of urns issuing flowers, palmettes and scrolling vines flanked by multiple guard stripes, 543cm by 371cm See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1600
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Lot 818

Tabriz Carpet of unusual size
Iranian Azerbaijan

The deep indigo field with trees, plants, birds and kiosks enclosed by candy pink borders of meandering floral devices, 348cm by 272cm

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £400
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Lot 819

Ghom Silk Rug
Central Iran

The soft terracotta field of scrolling vines around a "midnight blue" cusped medallion framed by ivory boteh spandrels and floral vine borders flanked by double guard stripes, 213cm by 137cm See illustration

Estimate: £500-800

Sold: £500
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Lot 820

West Anatolian Carpet of 17th Century Ushak Design
The madder field centred by a large indigo medallion surrounded by a leafy trellis and large flowerheads framed by indigo flowerhead and meandering vine borders, 460cm by 374cm See illustration

Estimate: £500-800

Sold: £1200
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Lot 821

Ghom Silk Rug
Central Iran

The cream ground with flowing "Tree of Life" flanked by birds and flowers enclosed by floral meandering vines flanked by carnation guard stripes, 162cm by 108cm See illustration

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £380
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Lot 822

Kashan Carpet
Central Iran

The ivory field of scrolling vines around a cusped pole medallion flanked by spandrels and palmette borders between meandering vine guard stripes, 402cm by 290cm See illustration

Estimate: £900-1200

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Lot 823

Tabriz Carpet
Iranian Azerbaijan

The brick red field of Shah Abbas design enclosed by ivory borders of palmettes and meandering vines flanked by floral guard stripes, 393cm by 295cm See illustration

Estimate: £900-1200

Sold: £900
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Lot 824

A 17th/18th Century Aubusson Tapestry Fragment
Central France

Woven in silk and wool. The field depicting a rural landscape and exotic birds, 230cm by 101cm See illustration

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £700
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Lot 825

A 17th Century Aubusson Tapestry Fragment
Central France

Woven in silk and wool. The field depicting a rural scene of plants, trees and birds, 250cm by 100cm See illustration

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £480
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Lot 826

A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Aubusson Tapestry
Central France

The field depicting a wooded landscape with exotic birds and animals enclosed by cream borders of scrolling leafy vines, 266cm by 176cm See illustration

Estimate: £700-1000

Sold: £1600
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Lot 827

Kazak Rug
Central Caucasus

The madder field with three medallions enclosed by wide ivory Harshang borders flanked by polychrome barber pole guard stripes, 248cm by 126cm

Estimate: £600-900

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Lot 828

Beshir Long Carpet
Emirate of Bukhara

The indigo field with columns of stylised plants centred by an octagon, the spandrels with serrated octagons enclosed by geometric motif borders flanked by mustard guard stripes, 502cm by 230cm

Estimate: £900-1200

Sold: £900
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Lot 829

Good Seraband Carpet
West Iran

The ivory field with columns of polychrome flowerheads, boteh and scrolling vines enclosed by ivory stylised vine borders flanked by multiple guard stripes, 486cm by 352cm See illustration

Estimate: £1200-1800

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Lot 830

Finely Woven Veramin Rug
Central Iran

The ivory field with a one-way design of urns issuing flowers enclosed by narrow indigo borders flanked by "skittle" guard stripes, 200cm by 140cm

Estimate: £700-900

Sold: £750
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Lot 831

Isfahan Rug
Central Iran

The raspberry field centred by a flowerhead medallion framed by cusped spandrels and indigo meandering vine borders, floral guard stripes and sawtooth minor guard stripes, 216cm by 147cm

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £350
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Lot 832

Kashan Carpet
Central Iran

The ivory diamond lattice field enclosed by similar borders and multiple guard stripes, 330cm by 238cm

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £380
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Lot 833

Fine 19th Century Narrow Karabagh Runner
South Caucasus

The deep indigo angular Herati field enclosed by barber pole borders flanked by sky blue meandering vine guard stripes, 507cm by 96cm

Estimate: £1200-1800

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Lot 834

Narrow Saroukh Runner
West Iran

The ivory field with a lattice of vines, palmettes and plants framed by narrow crimson floral borders and ivory guard stripes, 478cm by 82cm

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £250
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Lot 835

Veramin Carpet
Central Iran

The pale indigo field with columns of flowerheads flanked by scrolling serrated leaves, birds and animals framed by borders of vines between double guard stripes, 316cm by 216cm

Estimate: £600-900

Sold: £450
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Lot 836

Ghom Silk Rug
Central Iran

The green/blue field of scrolling vines around an ivory pole medallion framed by shaped spandrels and ivory meandering vine borders and double guard stripes, 227cm by 134cm See illustration

Estimate: £500-800

Sold: £1100
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Lot 837

Kashan Carpet
Central Iran

The ice blue field of large palmettes and leafy scrolling vines framed by borders of floral meandering vines and multiple guard stripes, 414cm by 303cm See illustration

Estimate: £900-1200

Sold: £1100
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Lot 838

Ghom Carpet
Central Iran

The indigo field with an allover design of large flowerheads and scrolling serrated leaves enclosed by stylised borders flanked by guard stripes, 328cm by 228cm See illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

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Lot 839

Late 19th Century Lavar Kirman Carpet
South East Iran

The cream field of flowering vines centred by a roundel pole medallion framed by spandrels and multiple narrow borders of meandering vines, 370cm by 237cm See illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

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Lot 840

Indo-Tabriz Carpet
The aubergine field with an allover design of palmettes and flowerheads enclosed by sky blue borders flanked by meandering vine guard stripes, 508cm by 363cm See illustration

Estimate: £4000-6000

Sold: £4200
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Lot 841

Mahal Carpet
West Iran

The terracotta field with an allover lattice design of large flowerheads enclosed by wide mid indigo borders flanked by ice blue meandering vine guard stripes, 430cm by 330cm See illustration

Estimate: £1200-1800

Sold: £3200
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Lot 842

Tabriz Carpet
Iranian Azerbaijan

The blood red field with an allover design of large palmettes and scrolling vines enclosed by ivory borders of floral cartouches flanked by mustard guard stripes, 370cm by 267cm See illustration

Estimate: £900-1200

Sold: £800
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Lot 843

North West Persian Runner
The indigo field with a single column of hooked and cruciform medallions flanked by tribal motifs enclosed by madder borders of stellar devices and ivory guard stripes, 493cm by 100cm

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £500
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Lot 844

Fine Tabriz Carpet
Iranian Azerbaijan

The mid indigo field with an allover design of Shah Abbas design framed by raspberry borders of palmettes flanked by pale lemon guard stripes of meandering vines, 398cm by 289cm See illustration

NB Signed in one border

Estimate: £1800-2500

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Lot 845

Mashad Carpet
North Khorasan

The ivory field of floral vines around an indigo pole medallion framed by raspberry spandrels and multiple meandering vine guard stripes, 405cm by 292cm See illustration

NB Signed Makhmal Baft

Estimate: £1200-1800

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Lot 846

Unusual Afshar Rug
South East Iran

The cream field with a one way design of stylised birds and tribal motifs enclosed by triple narrow meander stylised vine borders, 168cm by 150cm

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £200
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Lot 847

Unusual Bidjar Runner
Iranian Kurdistan

The plain camel field with a column of linked diamond medallions enclosed by triple narrow borders of meandering vines, 546cm by 100cm

Estimate: £500-800

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Lot 848

Rare Late 19th Century Jaff Kurd Sandjabi Rug
The deep indigo field with a column of cruciform medallions surrounded by tribal and zoomorphic devices framed by borders of polychrome stepped güls, 190cm by 133cm See illustration

Estimate: £500-800

Sold: £500
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Lot 849

Tabriz Carpet of unusual size
Iranian Azerbaijan

The deep brick red field with an allover design of flowing vines and palmettes enclosed by ivory borders of floral meandering vines flanked by double guard stripes, 428cm by 385cm See illustration

Estimate: £3000-4000

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Lot 850

A Gilt Brass Engraved Porcelain Mounted Striking and Repeating Carriage Clock, circa 1890, carrying handle and repeat button, scroll and floral engraved case with side porcelain panels depicting figures in costume within a landscape, porcelain dial with a Roman numeral chapter ring and decorated to the borders with figures beside a lake, twin barrel movement with a platform lever escapement and striking on a gong, 16cm high over handle see illustration

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1600
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Lot 851

An Oval Brass Engraved Porcelain Mounted Striking and Repeating Alarm Carriage Clock, signed W.Schonberger, Wien, circa 1890, carrying handle and repeat button, engraved throughout with scroll and floral decoration, case sides and the back door porcelain panels depicting figures in costume set in woodland scenes, porcelain dial with a Roman numeral chapter ring and painted below with children alongside a lady in costume, alarm dial, twin barrel movement with a silvered platform lever escapement and striking on a gong, movement backplate numbered 388, 19cm high over handle see illustration

Estimate: £1200-1800

Sold: £5500
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Lot 852

A Brass Porcelain Mounted Striking and Repeating Carriage Clock, stamped R&C for Richard & Co, circa 1890, carrying handle and repeat button, porcelain panels signed to the bottom corners L Simonnet, depicting ladies in robes, porcelain dial with a Roman numeral chapter ring, twin barrel movement with a silvered platform lever escapement, striking on a gong, movement backplate stamped R&C and numbered 437, 16.5cm high, in a fitted travelling case numbered to the underside 437

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1500
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Lot 853

A Gilt Metal Champleve Enamel Paste Set Mantel Timepiece, circa 1900, case in a form of a shrine with champleve enamel borders and scroll feet, paste set bezel, enamel dial with Arabic numerals, single barrel movement with a platform cylinder escapement, 25cm high over handle see illustration

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £320
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Lot 854

A Brass Porcelain Mounted Striking and Repeating Carriage Clock, stamped R&Co for Richard & Co, Paris, circa 1900, carrying handle and repeat button, pink ground porcelain side and back panels depicting winged cherubs and musical instruments with scroll gilt painted frames, pink porcelain dial with a Roman chapter ring and elaborately scroll decorated, twin barrel movement with a silvered platform lever escapement striking on a gong, movement backplate stamped R&Co Made in Paris, inside back door numbered 629, 18cm high over handle see illustration

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £250
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