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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A Colour Twist Wine Glass, circa 1765, the flared bucket shaped bowl on a brown, green and white twist stem, 15cm high See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1000
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Lot 2

A Light Baluster Wine Glass, circa 1750, the funnel bowl engraved with a band of scrolling foliage, on a baluster stem and folded foot, 19.5cm high

Estimate: £300-500

NOT SOLD
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Lot 3

A Sealed Wine Bottle, dated 1805, of shouldered cylindrical form, applied with a circular seal inscribed J WHITWELL, KENDAL, 1805, 28cm high; and A Similar Bottle, the seal stamped with a crest of a crowned boar, 29cm high (2)

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £300
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Lot 4

A Pair of Imperial Russian Wine Glasses, mid 19th century, from the service made for Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, the ovoid bowls engraved with a crowned monogram and fruiting vine in oval panels on an octagonal baluster stem and circular foot, 14.5cm high See illustration

These glasses are from a service recorded as being made for Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, son of Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia

Provenance: Given to a Lancashire engineer whilst on a trade mission to Russia in the 1920s, and thence by descent

Estimate: £3000-5000

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Lot 5

A Bow Porcelain Figure of a Shepherd, circa 1765, leaning against a tree trunk playing pipes, his dog at his feet, on a mound base, anchor and dagger mark in red, 15cm high See illustration

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £750
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Lot 6

An Early Derby Porcelain Fluted Coffee Cup, circa 1758, painted in Kakiemon style with prunus; A Derby Teacup, painted with flowers; and A Chelsea Derby Miniature Tea Bowl, painted with swags (3)

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 7

A Derby Porcelain Mask Jug, circa 1765, of ovoid form, painted with birds in fruiting branches, 16cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £550
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Lot 8

A Derby Porcelain Figure of Winter, circa 1765, from a set of The Seasons, as a lady holding her hands over a brazier, 12cm high

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £250-350

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Lot 9

A Derby Porcelain Figure of a Girl, circa 1770, standing holding a flask, on a scroll moulded base, 18.5cm high; and A Derby Porcelain Candlestick Group, circa 1775, as Venus and Cupid standing on a scroll moulded base, 17cm high (2)

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £110
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Lot 10

A Derby Porcelain Figure of a Turk, circa 1770, standing wearing a turban, on a mound base, 10cm high; and A Near Pair of Derby Porcelain Figures of a Shepherd and Shepherdess, circa 1780, as a boy and girl standing, he holding a dog, she with a lamb, 12cm high (3)

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 11

A Pair of Derby Porcelain Figure Groups, circa 1770, of Renaldo and Armida, and Cephalus and Procris before bocage, 21cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £550
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Lot 12

A Pair of Derby Porcelain Figures, circa 1770, as a seated boy and girl, she with a dog, he with a cat, on square bases, 14.5cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £450
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Lot 13

A Derby Porcelain Figure of Leda and the Swan, circa 1770, the classical maiden sitting on a tree stump holding the bird, 28cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £1400
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Lot 14

A Derby Porcelain Figure of a Stag, circa 1770, recumbent on a mound base, 10cm long; and A Bow Porcelain Frill Vase and Cover, circa 1765, of typical form with bird knop applied with fruiting branches, 28cm high (2)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 15

A Derby Porcelain Figure Group, circa 1775, as a lady and gentleman dancing, on a scroll mounted base, 18.5cm See illustration

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £1300
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Lot 16

A Derby Porcelain Cylindrical Mug, circa 1780, painted in the manner of Edward Withers with flower sprays and gilt with monogram, painted mark in puce, 11.5cm; and A Similar Glass Bottomed Mug, 12cm (2)

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £300-500

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Lot 17

A Derby Porcelain Coffee Can, circa 1785, painted in the manner of Richard Askew with a classical maiden in landscape within blue and gilt borders, painted marks in puce, 6cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £750
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Lot 18

A Derby Porcelain Coffee Can and Saucer, circa 1790, painted in the manner of George Complin with a still life of fruit beside an upturned basket, on light blue ground gilt with springs, painted marks in puce, saucer 5cm diameter See illustration

For a coffee can from the same service see Bonhams, New Bond Street, 23 April 2008, lot 304

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £900
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Lot 19

A Derby Porcelain Coffee Cup, circa 1790, painted in the manner of William Billingsley with a grisaille view "Near Borrowash, Derbyshire" within gilt line borders, painted marks in blue, 7cm high

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £280
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Lot 20

A Pinxton Porcelain Saucer, circa 1800, painted with a "View Near Baslow, Derbysh." on a yellow ground, titled in red

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £220
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Lot 21

A New Hall Porcelain Coffee Cup and Saucer, circa 1795, painted with views of Chatham Docks, within a salmon pink and gilt border See illustration

For a similar teapot see Holgate (David) New Hall Plate K, where he records that the views on the service are taken from Samuel Ireland's "Picturesque Views on the River Medway", first published in 1793

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £900
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Lot 22

A Pair of Caughley Porcelain Miniature Sparrowbeak Jugs, circa 1785, printed in underglaze blue with the fisherman pattern, 5.5cm high; and A Similar Tea Bowl (2)

Provenance: Ex Christie's Boothman Smallwood Collection, lot 888

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 23

An English Delft Drug Jar, possibly London, circa 1720, inscribed in blue U:ALB:CAMPH within a scroll label surmounted by a basket of flowers and two winged putti over a mask and flower swag, 18.5cm high See illustration

For a similar polychrome example dated 1723 see Archer (Michael) Delftware, The Tin Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, pg.393, item K6

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £700
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Lot 24

An English Delft Urn, probably London, circa 1760, of bell shape with lion's mask handles on a circular foot, painted in blue with a lady and gentleman in landscape, a church in the background, 21cm high See illustration

For similar examples see Archer (Michael) Delftware, The Tin Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, pg.370 and 371

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £1600
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Lot 25

A Staffordshire Salt Glazed Stoneware Bear Jug and Cover, circa 1750, naturalistically modelled squatting with shredded clay fur, nose ring and slip decorated collar, 22cm high See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £1400
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Lot 26

A Ralph Wood Type Toby Jug, circa 1780, of traditional form with manganese hat and green jacket holding a jug of ale, a barrel and pipe at his feet, on a foliate moulded base, 25cm high See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £800
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Lot 27

A Prattware Figure of a Jewish Pedlar, circa 1800, the bearded figure standing holding an open box and a watch, on a mound base titled BY A VACH, 15cm high

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £800
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Lot 28

A Derby Porcelain Coffee Can, circa 1815, painted in the manner of Moses Webster with a spray of flowers within a gilt swag border, painted mark in red, 6cm high

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £200
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Lot 29

A Bloor Derby Porcelain Teapot and Cover, circa 1835, of ovoid form, painted with birds in branches, painted marks, 13cm high

Provenance: The Foden Collection

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 30

An English Porcelain Plaque, painted by John Powell, circa 1810, with the Village Politicians after Sir David Wilkie, signed, 15.5cm by 22.5cm See illustration

John Powell was recorded as a painter of figure subjects at the Chamberlains Worcester factory around 1800, before becoming an independent decorator working on Chamberlains, Nantgarw, Swansea and French porcelain blanks. He exhibited paintings on porcelain at the Royal Academy from 1811-30.

The Village Politicians was exhibited by Sir David Wilkie at the 1806 Royal Academy Exhibition, where it became hugely popular

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £580
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Lot 31

A Set of Twenty-Four Coalport Porcelain Soup Plates, circa 1815, painted with flower sprigs within an ecru border with further panels of flowers and gadrooned rim, 21cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

Sold: £2500
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Lot 32

A Pair of Minton Porcelain and Ormolu Candlesticks, circa 1860, as a boy and girl holding fruit and flowers sitting on a leaf scroll before a leaf cast stem and sconce, on scroll base, 27.5cm high See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £1600
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Lot 33

A Queen Victoria Coronation Commemorative Porcelain Handle, 1837, the handle painted with a full length portrait of the Queen within a crowned gilt foliate scroll cartouche and inscribed VR monogram and 1837, the later foliate chased mount stamped J.H for J Howell and with ebonised page turner, 33cm long See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £450
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Lot 34

A Staffordshire Pottery Bear Jug and Cover, early 19th century, the naturalistically modelled seated animal holding a dog between its forepaws, 32.5cm high See illustration

Provenance: Ex Stanley J Seeger Collection

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £550
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Lot 35

A Pratt Type Pottery Bear Jug and Cover, circa 1800, naturalistically modelled seated holding a caricature figure of Napoleon between its front paws, his hat inscribed BONEY, 26cm high See illustration

Provenance: Ex Stanley J Seeger Collection

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £900
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Lot 36

A Staffordshire Brown Glazed Pottery Bear Jug and Cover, early 19th century, naturalistically modelled seated holding a dog between its front paws, the handle with monkey thumbpiece, 26.5cm high See illustration

Provenance: Ex Stanley J Seeger Collection

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £280
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Lot 37

A Slipware Model of a Seated Bear, 19th century, modelled seated holding a dog in its front paws, 26cm high See illustration

Provenance: Ex Stanley J Seeger Collection

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £350
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Lot 38

A Treacle Glazed Pottery Bear Jug and Cover, early 19th century, naturalistically modelled sitting holding a dog in its forepaws, 27cm high See illustration

Provenance: Ex Stanley J Seeger Collection

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £380
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Lot 39

A Staffordshire Pearlware Ruddy-Faced Toby Jug, early 19th century, wearing a black hat and lilac coat holding a pipe and jug of ale, 25.5cm high

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £280
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Lot 40

A Wedgwood Black Basalt Library Bust of Hermes, 1875, on a circular socle, impressed marks, 47cm high See illustration

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £2000
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Lot 41

A Wedgwood Black Basalt Library Bust of Mercury, 1870, on a circular socle, impressed marks, 47cm high See illustration

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £1000
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Lot 42

A Royal Worcester Porcelain Jardinière, 1911, painted by A Shuck with peacocks and hens perched in branches within moulded scroll borders and with rams' mask handles, signed, printed mark in green, 30.5cm high See illustration

Estimate: £500-800

Sold: £1500
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Lot 43

A Royal Worcester Porcelain Plaque, 1926, painted by James Stinton with a pheasant in landscape, signed, printed mark, 10.5cm diameter, framed and glazed

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £400
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Lot 44

A Silver Mounted Royal Worcester Porcelain and Glass Dressing Table Bottle, silver Birmingham 1928, of circular form, painted with highland cattle, signed Stinton, 7cm diameter

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £550
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Lot 45

An Hispano-Moresque Lustre Dish, late 17th/early 18th century, typically painted with stylised birds amongst a profusion of scrolling foliage, 37cm diameter

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £450
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Lot 46

A Castelli Maiolica Albarello, 18th century, of dumbbell form, painted in colours with a saint amongst stylised foliage, 21cm high See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 47

A Set of Six Meissen Porcelain Dinner Plates, circa 1755, painted with flower sprays and scattered sprigs within an ozier border and gilt line rim, crossed swords marks in underglaze blue, 23.5cm diameter

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £480
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Lot 48

An Academic Period Meissen Porcelain Teapot and Cover, circa 1765, of ovoid form, painted in green monochrome and pink highlights with lovers in landscape below a pink and gilt scroll border, crossed swords mark in underglaze blue and gilder's mark Z0 in gilt, 10.5cm high

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £280
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Lot 49

A Meissen Porcelain Figure Group of Europa and the Bull, circa 1870, after the model by J J Kaendler, Europa sitting on the back of the bull, two maidens at its feet, on a scroll moulded base, crossed swords mark in underglaze blue, 21.5cm high See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £800
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Lot 50

A Meissen Porcelain Figure Group of The Apple Pickers, late 19th century, modelled as a boy climbing a ladder picking apples from a tree, three further children below, on a mound base, crossed swords mark in underglaze blue, 26cm high

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £850
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