Summer Fine Art Sale: Saturday 21 July 2018 10:00AM

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Viewing: Sunday 15 July, 11am - 4pm; Monday 16 - Thursday 19 July, 10am - 4pm; Friday 20 July, 10am - 2pm and morning of the sale. 
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A Continental White Metal Mounted Copper Devotional Plaque, 17th century, painted with The Transverberation of the Heart of St Theresa of Avila, 21cm high overall; and An Overpainted Engraving of a Station of the Cross, contained in a tortoiseshell frame, 11cm wide (2)

Provenance: The Blackborne Collection

Estimate: £200-300

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A White Metal Mounted Tortoiseshell Small Casket, Spanish or Dutch Colonial, late 17th century, of rectangular form with domed hinged cover and applied beaded strapwork angles, 15cm wide See illustration

Provenance: The Blackborne Collection

During the 17th century there was a great fashion throughout Europe for items made of tortoiseshell and many of these pieces were supplied by the Dutch and Spanish trading companies

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 3

An Indo-Portuguese Ivory Cristo Vivo, 17th/18th century, with flowing perizonium and retaining some original polychrome decoration, 42cm high, mounted on a wooden cross on stepped base See illustration

Provenance: The Bar Convent, York

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 4

A Silver Pendant Cast with a Bust of Charles II, inscribed CAROLVS DG MAG BRI FR ET HIB, 5.2cm

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 5

A Pair of James Wyld 12" Terrestrial and Celestial Table Globes, published 1846/1847, the Terrestrial globe printed WYLD'S Globe of the Earth WITH THE LATEST DISCOVERIES, LONDON PUBLISHED BY JAMES WYLD, CHARING CROSS EAST 1847, the Celestial globe printed WYLD'S Globe of the Heavens CONTAINING THE FIXED STARS … LONDON PUB BY JAMES WYLD, CHARING CROSS EAST 1846, mounted in brass meridian rings within calendar and zodiac scales on four turned legs tied by crossed stretchers, 46cm high See illustration

Estimate: £4000-6000

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Lot 6

A Pair of Bronze Twin-Handled Urn Shaped Vases and Covers, after the Antique, cast with Bacchanalian scenes, on circular socles and square bases, 32cm high

Estimate: £500-800

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Lot 7

A Pair of Gilt Bronze Candlesticks, in rococo style, with wrythen fluted sockets, leaf sheathed wrythen fluted baluster stems and domed bases, 27cm high

Estimate: £1000-1500

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Lot 8

A Pair of Parcel Gilt, Bronze and Marble Candelabra, in Louis XV style, the branches hung with faceted glass drops, supported by chinoiserie figures on green marble and black slate columns, 63cm high

Estimate: £700-1000

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Lot 9

A Pair of French Gilt Bronze Champlevé Enamel and Onyx Mounted Glass Figural Vases, circa 1860, of trumpet form with foliate engraving, on a tulip-form holder supported by putti holding cornucopia on oval bases, 35cm high See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 10

A Pair of Gilt Metal and Marble Candlesticks, early 19th century, with drum sockets above leaf capitals supported by griffins, on rectangular bases with stiff leaf borders, 19.5cm high

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 11

An Italian White Marble Bust of a Maiden, early 20th century, wearing a headscarf and necklace, 51cm high

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 12

Pierre-Jules Mêne (French, 1810-1879): A Bronze Figure of an Arab Stallion, standing on a naturalistic oval base, signed PJ MÊNE 1856, 41cm long See illustration

This model is usually seen as Cheval à la Barriere No.1 Djinn standing beside a fence, modelled in 1846. However, similar examples without the fence, dated 1856, are known

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 13

Leon Bureau (French, 1866-1906): A Gilt and Patinated Bronze Model of a Pheasant, on a naturalistically modelled base, signed L BUREAU, 42cm high

Estimate: £300-500

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Lot 14

Mathurin Moreau (French, 1822-1912): A Pair of Bronze Figures of the Sower and the Reaper, each on mound bases and rotating plinths, signed Math.Moreau Hors Concours, stamped MEDAILLE D'HONEUR, 51cm high See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

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Lot 15

A Coin Operated Singing Bird Automata, probably French, circa 1900, the bird with red plumage perched on a T-bar with applied foliate, within a gilt metal and wirework cage, on a canted square mahogany base with stamped gilt metal appliques, on four turned feet, 58cm high

Estimate: £700-1000

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Lot 16

English School (early 19th century): Miniature Bust Portrait of a Gentleman, wearing a dark blue jacket and white stock, oval, 6.5cm by 5cm

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 17

Barrois: A Miniature Bust Portrait of a Military Gentleman, wearing a red tunic with silver bullion epaulettes, oval, 7.5cm by 6.3cm, the glazed back with lock of hair

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 18

Persian School (19th century): A Miniature Scene of a Young Lady, playing a musical instrument, a bearded gentleman smoking a hookah at her feet, two other figures in attendance in an architectural interior, 18.5cm by 13.5cm

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 19

An Indian Painted and Gilt Wood and Composition Figure Group, 19th century, as a pair of oxen drawing a two-wheel cart with figures below a domed canopy decorated with stylised foliate motifs, 58cm long

Estimate: £600-800

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Lot 20

A Chinese Export Stained and Natural Ivory Chess Set, 19th century, of Burmese pattern, kings 14cm high; and A Similar Set of Draughts, together with two shakers and a pair of dice (2)

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 21

A Chinese Export Stained and Natural Ivory Chess Set, circa 1900, of figural form, each piece on a canted rectangular base, kings 15cm high, in fitted case

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 22

A Rare Set of Four Bromsgrove Guild Lead Figures of The Seasons, early 20th century, modelled by Walter Gilbert, Spring holding a nest of chicks, Summer with a butterfly on her left hand, Autumn holding a leafy branch above her head, and Winter swathed in a loose robe, on rocky moulded bases, Winter with moulded mark, 108cm high

Provenance: Purchased by H C Moffatt of Hamptworth Lodge, Salisbury (the garden designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson), and thence by descent

The Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Arts was established in 1884 by Walter Gilbert, initially producing decorative ironwork but later producing bronze and lead work as well as wood and stone carvings. By 1908 they had established a retail outlet in Victoria Street, London as a result of their most famous commission, the iron and bronze gates outside Buckingham Palace

Estimate: £4000-6000

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Lot 23

A Lead Figure of Athena, after the Antique, the standing goddess wearing a plumed helmet and robes, 134cm high

Provenance: Purchased by H C Moffatt of Hamptworth Lodge, Salisbury (the garden designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson), and thence by descent

Estimate: £700-1000

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Lot 24

Emile Louis Truffot (French, 1843-1895): A Life Size Bronze Figure of a Nubian Girl, 1883, possibly representing Africa from a set of The Continents, standing holding a spear and shield, on a circular base cast with stiff leaves, signed and dated 1883, Tassel foundry mark, 174cm high

Provenance: Purchased by H C Moffatt of Hamptworth Lodge, Salisbury (the garden designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson), and thence by descent

Estimate: £5000-7000

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Lot 26

A Façon de Venise Wine Glass, in 17th century style, the bell shaped bowl with blue glass line and nipped base on a hollow stem and folded foot, 17cm high; A Similar Wine Glass, the conical bowl on a wrythen stem and folded foot, 21cm high; A Similar Latticino Glass Goblet Vase, 15.5cm high; and Two Ewers, with blue glass rims, 18cm high (5)

Estimate: £300-500

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Lot 27

An Armorial Wine Glass, engraved by Willem Otto Robart, circa 1740, the rounded funnel bowl engraved with the arms of van Slingelandt, on an annular knop, octagonal pedestal stem and folded foot, signed with initials WOR, 20cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Bradford Collection of 18th Century Dutch Engraved Glass, Christie's London, 4 June 1985, lot 32

The arms are those of the van Slingelandt family of Dordrecht who adopted a much more elaborate coat of arms in 1702. However, some members continued to use the old armorial, including Simon von Slingelandt who died in 1736

Estimate: £3000-5000

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Lot 28

An Armorial Alliance Wine Glass, engraved in the manner of Willem Otto Robart, circa 1740, the rounded funnel bowl engraved with a coat of arms over the motto MVMC IVBILEO PLAUDIMUS AUREO, the reverse with clasped hands over an inscription IVNGIT AMOR DEXTRAS/QVAS LAETA CORONATOLIVA, on an annular knop, octagonal pedestal stem and folded foot, 19cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Bradford Collection of 18th Century Dutch Engraved Glass, Christie's London, 4 June 1985, lot 33

Estimate: £2000-4000

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Lot 29

A Large Armorial Wine Glass, circa 1780, the rounded funnel bowl engraved with arms of Delfland within a Dutch fence border on a beaded knop and baluster stem with air tear, 23.5cm high See illustration

Provenance: The Bradford Collection of 18th Century Dutch Engraved Glass, Christie's London, 4 June 1985, lot 35; and Anon Sale, Sotheby's Amsterdam, 16 November 1976, lot 499

Delfland is the name of a Dutch water board and the use of a Dutch fence to encircle the armorial is also recorded on a large 18th century wall chart depicting numerous coats of arms of officials of the Delfland water board

Estimate: £1500-2500

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Lot 30

A Pair of Cut Glass Jars and Covers, early 19th century, of ovoid form with allover strawberry cutting on a panelled socle and square base, 27cm high

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 31

A St Louis Miniature Paperweight, circa 1850, the white flower with ribbed petals, green leaves and stem on a blue jasper ground, 6.2cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 32

A St Louis Mixed Fruit Paperweight, circa 1850, as an apple, pears and cherries with green leaves on a filigree ground, 8cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £600-800

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Lot 33

A St Louis Miniature Crown Paperweight, circa 1850, with red, blue and white twisted ribbons alternating with white latticinio gauze radiating from a central white, pink and green floret, 5.1cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £700-1000

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Lot 34

A St Louis Dahlia Paperweight, circa 1850, with blue and white central cane, brown and yellow overlapping petals and green leaves, star cut base, 7.5cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £1300-1800

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Lot 35

A Clicy Swirl Paperweight, circa 1850, with central green, blue and white cane within spiralling strands of white and blue, 5cm diameter See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 36

A Chelsea Porcelain Figure Group of a Boy and Girl, circa 1755, she standing, he sitting on a basket of flowers, each eating from a bowl on top of a barrel, on a scrolled moulded base, 13cm high See illustration

For a similar example see Catalogue of The Lady Ludlow Collection of English Porcelain at the Bowes Museum, pg.85, item.70

Estimate: £1500-2000

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Lot 37

A Bow Porcelain Figure of Flora, circa 1765, from a set of The Senses, the standing figure wearing flowing dresses holding posies of flowers, an urn of flowers on a pedestal at her side, on a scroll moulded base, anchor and dagger mark in red, 31cm high See illustration

For a similar example see Bradshaw (P) Bow Porcelain Figures, pl.81

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 38

A Pair of Bow Porcelain Figures of Jupiter and Juno, circa 1755, from a set of The Seasons, each dressed in flowing robes with their attendant birds, on mound bases, 22cm and 17cm high See illustration

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 39

A Matched Pair of Derby Porcelain Figures of John Wilkes and John Milton, 1765, both standing beside a pedestal, Wilkes with a scroll inscribed BILL OF RIGHTS MAGNACHATA, Milton with a scroll with text from Paradise Lost, both on scroll bases, 31.5cm high

For a similar example of the Wilkes figure see Barrett (Franklin A) and Thorpe (Arthur L) Derby Porcelain, pl.D and pg.40 for a discussion of the attribution of the modelling of this figure to Pierre Stephan

Estimate: £400-600

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Lot 40

A Pair of Derby Porcelain Figural Candlesticks, circa 1765, modelled as Mars, and Venus and Cupid, standing on scroll moulded bases, 27cm high

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 41

A Derby Porcelain Commedia dell'Arte Figure Group, circa 1765, depicting Isabella, The Gallant and Jester in an arbour, she with a lap dog, the Jester with a tray of cups, on scroll moulded bases, 24cm high See illustration

For a similar example in Derby Museum & Gallery see Bradley (Gilbert) Derby Porcelain 1750-1798, pg.73 where it is discussed that the model is taken from an original Meissen group model by Johann Joachim Kändler

Estimate: £700-1000

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Lot 42

A Pair of Worcester Porcelain Yellow Ground Baskets, circa 1765, of ovoid form with crabstock handles, painted in colours with sprays of flowers, 22.5cm wide See illustration

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 43

An English Delft Plate, probably London, circa 1750, painted in blue with birds perched in branches in a hexafoil panel on a powdered manganese ground, the rim painted in blue with four fish, 22cm diameter

For other manganese ground plates painted with fish see Archer (Michael) Delftware, The Tin Glazed Earthernware of the British Isles, item B57 and the Colonial Williamsberg, Items 1955-312 and 1955-315

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 44

A Creamware "Thin Man" Toby Jug, circa 1780, seated wearing a manganese tricorn hat, blue jacket and green breeches, smoking a pipe, a jug in his left hand, 25cm high See illustration

Estimate: £1000-1500

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Lot 45

A Wedgwood Creamware Urn Shaped Vase, late 18th century, moulded with drapery swags within engine turned and gadrooned borders on a salmon pink ground, compressed marks, 14cm high

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 46

A Wedgwood Blue Jasper Portrait Medallion, late 18th/early 19th century, modelled as a bust portrait of Princess Charlotte, oval, 11cm by 8.5cm, in an ebonised frame

Estimate: £300-400

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Lot 47

A Pratt Type Figure of a Horse, possibly Newcastle, circa 1810, standing four square with brown and ochre sponge markings and brown saddle, on a stepped canted rectangular base with green sponged border, 14cm high See illustration

Estimate: £600-800

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Lot 48

A Staffordshire Porcelain Dessert Service, circa 1860, with central gilt rosette within rose swags on gilt panels within Greek Key borders and beaded rims picked out in blue, comprising two tall comports, two low comports, and twelve dessert plates, printed registration marks and painted pattern numbers, in a fitted mahogany travelling case

Provenance: The Estate of Mrs R D Peacock

Estimate: £500-700

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Lot 49

A Royal Crown Derby Porcelain and Earthenware Dinner Service, circa 1886, decorated with the King's Imari pattern, comprising two soup tureens, covers and stands, three vegetable tureens and covers, a sauce tureen, cover and two stands, two sauce boats and stands, a twin-handled pedestal bowl, a ham stand, an oval meat platter with gravy well, ten graduated oval dishes, twenty-four dinner plates, twenty soup plates, and twenty-four dessert plates, printed marks See illustration

Estimate: £1200-1500

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Lot 50

A Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Cabinet Plate, 1903, painted by Desire Leroy with sprays of pink roses in panels on a broad border gilt and tooled in high relief with classical ornament, signed, printed factory mark and Tiffany retailer's mark, 26cm diameter See illustration

For a similar group of plates see Tennants, Spring Sale, 8 April 2016, lot 66

Estimate: £1200-1800

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Lot 51

A Royal Worcester Porcelain Pot Pourri Jar, painted by C Hughes, 2nd half 20th century, pierced cover and inner cover, painted with fruit on a mossy ground, printed mark, 27cm high See illustration

Estimate: £400-600

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