Country House Sale: Saturday 26 September 2015 09:30AM

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A 19th century Wedgwood creamware bin label, inscribed CLALRT (Sic), stamped 'Wedgwood 33' to base, 14.5cm wide

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £170
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Lot 2

A set of four 19th century creamware bin labels, inscribed for STINE, BRONTI, BUCELLAS & MADERIA, each 14cm wide (4)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £350
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Lot 3

Two similar 19th century Spode creamware bin labels, inscribed for MOUNTAIN and SHRUB, impressed SPODE to back, Mountain label with AUSTIN COLLECTION label on the back also, each 13.5cm wide

Shrub is a later version of medicinal cordials popular in the 15th century. It gained popularity in the late 17th century with smugglers trying to avoid paying import taxes. When near to shore the smugglers would sink barrels of alcohol to be retrieved later. The addition of fruit flavours aided in masking the taste of alcohol fouled by sea water.

The term "shrub" can also be applied to the sweetened vinegar-based syrup, from which the cocktail is made.

Mountain is an Old English name for Malaga, a sweet Spanish wine from the Andalusia district.

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £200
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Lot 4

A 19th century Wedgwood creamware bin label, inscribed for LISBON in a blue glaze, impressed marks to back, 14.5cm wide

Lisbon Port is a port type wine from the Lisbon area which sought to capture some of the export market before this was made illegal by Portuguese wine laws.

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £80
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Lot 5

Three 19th century bin labels, two inscribed for RUM, another for WHISKEY, the widest 14cm

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £100
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Lot 6

Three 19th century brandy related creamware bin labels, inscribed for BRANDY, PALE BRANDY & CHERRY BRANDY, the widest 14.5cm (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 7

Four uncommon 19th century creamware bin labels, inscribed for PUNCH, LIQUEURS, HERMITAGE and ALE, the widest 13.5cm (4)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £400
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Lot 8

Four 19th century creamware bin labels, two inscribed for GIN and two for HOLLANDS, the Gin labels Wedgwood and Minton, the widest 14.5cm (4)

Hollands is the style of gin usually found in Holland. It differs from London Dry gin by being less thoroughly distilled and in common with Scotch whisky, Rum and Cognac it is distilled lightly enough to permit the original flavours to be detectable in the end drink (London Dry gins are flavoured afterwards)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £190
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Lot 9

Five similar 19th century creamware bin labels, each stamped Wedgwood and Farrow & Jackson, inscribed for BROWN SHERRY, GOLD SHERRY, PALE SHERRY, SHERRY & DRY SHERRY, each 14cm wide (5)

Farrow & Jackson were wine and spirit merchants and general engineers. A catalogue of their wares from 1898 is widely available in re-print.

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 10

Four 19th century creamware bin labels, three inscribed for SHERRY and another for BROWN SHERRY, the widest 14cm (4)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £110
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Lot 11

Six 19th century bin labels relating to wine growing regions/provinces in France, inscribed for CHAMPAGNE (x2), SAUTERN, SAUTERNE, BURGUNDY & BARSAC, the latter by Spode, the widest 14.5cm wide (6)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £480
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Lot 12

Seven 19th century creamware bin labels, four inscribed for PORT and three for CLARET, various makers including Minton, Spode and Wedgwood, the widest 14.5cm (6)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £220
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Lot 13

Nine 19th century creamware regional bin labels, inscribed for MANSANILLA (Wedgwood), MADEIRA, MARSALA, VIDONIA, CONSTANTIA, MONTILLADO (restored), MOUNTAIN (restored), TENERIFFE and MADEIRA, the widest 15cm (9)

Constantia is a suburb of Cape Town, South Arfica, and wines have been exported from here from the beginning of the 19th century.

Vidonia is a dry white wine of Tenerife.

Marsala is the principal dessert wine of Italy made in North West Scicily.

Until the turn of the 18th century Madeira (like port and sherry) was exported as an unfortified wine. In 1753 records exist stating that a 'bucket of brandy was added to each pipe of shipping wine', which gives Madeira its present character.

Manzanillia (correct spelling) is a dry fine wine, fortified and unfortified, of Sanlucar de Barrameda (Spain) and sold as a type of sherry.

Montilla (correct spelling) is a close relation to sherry and similar to Manzanilla.

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £900
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Lot 14

Four 19th century creamware regional bin labels, inscribed for HOCK (hairline), MOSELLE (x2), and BUCELLAS, the widest 14cm (4)

Hock is a British term which applies to wines from the Rheingau section of Germany.

Bucelas (correct spelling) is a Portuguese golden wine.

Moselle refers to the regions in Germany adjoining the Mosel river which runs through France, Luxembourg and Germany.

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £200
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Lot 15

Four creamware bin labels, inscribed Sherry, port and Claret, two pewter bin labels inscribed PORT and SHERRY, five various painted tin labels and a wooden label (11)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £450
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Lot 16

Fifty seven assorted numerical bin labels, the highest being 484, various shapes and sizes

Once wine could be stored in bottles, bins made of brick and stone were built in cellars for the purpose of storage, and ceramic labels were popular because they could resist damp.

Although often used as house numbers now, these numeric bin labels would help with cellar management. Obviously number 484 was once in a very grand cellar.

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £280
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Lot 17

An 18th century faience bin label, inscribed in manganese VIN DE MUSCAT DE MALAGA, with a lion rampant above and an anchor below, 22cm wide, together with two numeric 'tile' bin labels (3)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £320
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Lot 18

A string of cultured pearls, knotted to an engraved catch, length 95cm

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 19

An 18ct gold mesh bracelet, woven in a graduated form, and claw set with two rows of pinkish rubies, length 18.8cm

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £900
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Lot 20

A diamond full eternity ring, old brilliant cut diamonds in white claw settings, total estimated diamond weight 1.00 carat approximately, finger size L

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £350
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Lot 21

An 18ct gold sapphire and diamond ring, three graduated round cut sapphires alternate with old cut diamonds in yellow claw settings, on a plain polished shank, total estimated diamond weight 0.40 carat approximately, finger size R1/2

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £240
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Lot 22

A diamond solitaire pendant, the princess cut diamond in a white four claw setting on a split pendant bale, estimated diamond weight 0.50 carat approximately, on a snake link chain

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £380
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Lot 23

A garnet, citrine and cultured pearl necklace, faceted mandarin garnet, faceted citrine and cultured pearls strung to a t-bar and loop catch, length 52cm

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 24

A snake bracelet, of plaited wire form

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £350
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Lot 25

A cultured pearl necklace, the graduated pearls knotted to an engraved oblong clasp, length 48.5cm

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £140
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Lot 26

A small quantity of jade and other items, mainly Chinese, including; a lilac coloured pendant carved as fruits, a pair of oblong clips, a pair of drop earrings, a pair of marcasite set drop earrings and a light brown and orange coloured pendant carved with a tiger on each side (quantity)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £300
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Lot 27

A cameo brooch, the hardstone cameo depicting a classical head, within an oval frame with ropetwist and bead decoration, measures 4.3cm by 5.3cm, in a fitted case

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 28

An Austro-Hungarian gemstone bracelet and matching necklace, set with white pastes, agates, garnet, sapphire and ruby, the high domed clusters chain linked, bracelet length 17.5cm, necklace length 47cm (2)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £400
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Lot 29

A diamond and pearl cluster mourning ring, an old cut diamond centres a split seed pearl cluster, with further pearls inset to the shaped shoulders, on a decorative shank, inscribed to the inner shank ' Margaret died 5th May 1848 Aged 19', with locket panel to reverse of ring head, finger size M

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £210
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Lot 30

A pair of 9ct gold citrine drop earrings, each comprising three greeny-yellow marquise shaped quartz with faceted crowns, in yellow claw settings, with post fittings for pierced ears, drop length 6.7cm

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £110
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Lot 31

A decorative pendant set with rubies and pearls, in Eastern style, of scrolling form, with leaf motifs, measures 4cm by 7.5cm (a.f.)

Estimate: £300-400

NOT SOLD
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Lot 32

A diamond solitaire ring, the old cut diamond in a white claw setting to a yellow tapered shoulder shank, estimated diamond weight 0.70 carat approximately, finger size P

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £550
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Lot 33

An emerald and diamond cluster ring, an emerald-cut emerald in a white claw setting, within a border of round brilliant cut diamonds, to yellow fancy shoulders on a plain polished shank, total estimated diamond weight 0.60 carat approximately, finger size N

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £800
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Lot 34

A cameo/locket swivel brooch, the carved shell cameo depicting a pastoral scene with a goat and figures by a tree, a portrait verso, in a frame decorated with ropework and leaf motifs, measures 4.6cm by 5.7cm

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £100
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Lot 35

A Scottish cross pendant on a guard chain, the cross set with a round mixed cut citrine centrally, and agates throughout, on an alternating faceted and engraved belcher chain, cross measures 3.5cm by 7cm, chain length 39cm (doubled over)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £420
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Lot 36

A moonstone brooch, probably intended for use as a cloak pin, in a cartwheel formation, inset with cabochon moonstones throughout, measures 6.8cm by 7cm

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £200
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Lot 37

A Victorian bangle, the Etruscan style bangle set with a row of split pearls in a central raised section, surrounded by scroll, rope twist and bead decoration, hinged to a plain polished back, cased

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £650
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Lot 38

Two chains; a rose coloured curb link chain, length 65cm, and a yellow coloured trace link chain, length 34.5cm (2)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £240
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Lot 39

A white and gilt metal multi-strand necklace, in a Georg Jensen case, length 43cm

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £30
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Lot 40

Staffordshire enamel snuff box, 18th century, decorated with a landscape, 6cm wide; an enamel patch box decorated with a classical maiden; and a porcelain snuff box decorated with a peacock (3)

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £110
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Lot 41

A Victorian brooch, the quatrefoil form with rope twist and granulation decoration, set with garnets, measures 4cm by 3.4cm, in a case

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £90
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Lot 42

A jade bead necklace, length 70cm and a coral bead necklace, length 66cm approximately (2)

Estimate: £250-350

NOT SOLD
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Lot 43

A diamond eternity ring, round brilliant cut diamonds in white claw settings, with engraved sides, total estimated diamond weight 0.90 carat approximately, finger size L

Estimate: £600-900

NOT SOLD
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Lot 44

A group of Victorian jewellery including; a bracelet of woven hair with an eye miniature, a garnet set hoop ring, a buckle ring with bloodstone intaglio, two seal fobs and a swivel fob (quantity)

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £1400
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Lot 45

A diamond and emerald ring, the round cut stones alternate across three rows, creating a chequerboard effect, in yellow claw settings to a plain polished shank, finger size M

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £190
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Lot 46

An 18ct gold diamond solitaire ring, an old cut diamond in a yellow claw setting, estimated diamond weight 0.60 carat approximately, finger size N

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £280
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Lot 47

An 18ct white gold emerald and diamond three stone ring, a step cut emerald flanked by a round brilliant cut diamond, in white claw settings, to a white tapered shoulder shank, total estimated 0.60 carat approximately, finger size Q1/2

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £240
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Lot 48

A 22ct gold band ring, inset with an old cut diamond estimated to weigh 0.50 carat approximately, finger size W

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £350
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Lot 49

An 18ct gold sapphire five stone ring, the mixed cut sapphires spaced by pairs of rose cut diamond accents, in yellow claw settings on a plain polished shank, finger size M

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £320
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Lot 50

Ten assorted silver berry spoons with later decorated bowls and stems, various dates and makers

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £240
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