A mahogany apprentice piece Scotch chest, the rectangular top with lobe corners, over concealed drawer, three short and three long beeded drawers, flanked by columns, raised on plinth base, with turned feet, 47cm wide x 50cm high x 20cm deep
John Bellany, H.R.S.A., R.A. (1942-2013). Large Oil On Canvas, titled ''Harbour Girl'' depicting a woman's head with fish. Signed top right Bellany. 30 x 24 inches. Complete with original purchase receipt.
Barney Boller (1973) Original Bronze Sculpture Titled ''Torpedo'' Only 5 cast and then mould broken, one currently in the White House in America. Length 35 inches. Raised on a matte steel plinth with thick marble circular base.
VARENI BERNHARDI. Geographia Generalis, ed. by Isaac Newton. Eng. frontis, eng. title device & 4 fldg. eng. plates, the last torn with loss. Rubricated title. Calf, mkg. & loss to back. Cambridge, 1693.
18 Carat Gold and Platinum Mounted 3 Stone Diamond Ring
An Art Deco diamond brooch with pave set diamonds diaper set in squares, with a rope twist bar, approx 2cts diamonds, 7.5g, 7.5cm long. Provenance: Belonged to fashion model Eva Volonaki, the brooch originating in the Lebanon in 1935.
29 Victorian China Bowls.
A Russian icon, egg tempera on board, depicting the risen Christ above a castellated scene around slumbering apostles and Christ enclosed in a dark background, with labels attached dating the work to 18th century, 29 by 23cm.
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL the bulbous body decorated with flower heads among trailing foliage, the flared rim with storks in flight to the interior, the exterior with a band of stiff lappets, Jai Qing type mark to base. 7.5cm(h) Good order.¦
A silvery coloured metal mounted sapphire and diamond three stone ring, the oval faceted mixed cut sapphire 3.52ct shouldered by two brilliant cut diamonds each approximately .90ct (gross weight 5.4 grammes - ring size N 1/2) Note : The Gem & Pearl Laboratory Report No. 09584 dated 18th March 2014 confirms the stone to be a natural sapphire of Burmese origin with no evidence of heat treatment
Barney Seale (1896-1957) - Bronze bust - Bearded man with flowing locks, 15.75ins high, signed "Barney Seale" and dated 1930
A modern 18ct white gold mounted all diamond set tennis necklace, 410mm overall, the face set with one hundred and six graduated brilliant cut diamonds (total estimated weight 24ct - gross weight 34 grammes)
A late Victorian gold coloured metal mounted all diamond set oval open scroll work pattern brooch, the central face set with an oval old cut stone approximately 1.5ct bordered by four further stones, each approximately .50ct within scrolling borders set with approximately eighty-two old cut stones (total estimated weight 10ct), 55mm x 43mm overall
Georgian Oak Dresser with Pierced Decorated Open Back Plate Rack.
Documents & Ephemera - Northumberland. 1806-1860's. Bundles of old legal documents & papers & a lot of correspondence, many posted with postmarks & including Rothbury Forest bill & papers; 1807-10 Horsley Common papers & letters; 1850 papers to establish a cattle fair at Alnwick; 1827 Percy Leap letters & documents; 1822-23 Thirston documents & papers; 1833 Rothbury poachers; 1830-40 Township of Lucker Living; 1840-60 fishing papers; 1869 Talbot lands; 1818-1840's salmon fishing bill; two printed Acts; coquet salmon fishing & poaching cases; etc. 1860-70 bundle of road & bridge closures; notices; letters; etc. Great local history lot. Quantity in a box.
A Victorian gold flat chain link collar necklace on a snap clasp, engraved 'T.M & M.L.D, 7th June 1888', 33.7g.
A late 19th/early 20th Century French tortoise-shell and gilt brass mounted mantel clock by H.F. & Cie, No. 529610, the 4.5ins diameter domed white enamel dial decorated with Arabic numerals and floral swags, to the eight day two train movement striking on a gong, contained in gilt brass and tortoise-shell rectangular case in the English manner with inverted bell top and four urn pattern finials, four leaf paterae, acanthus leaf borders and on four moulded bun feet, 11.75ins high
A large quantity of Hornby O gauge railway rolling stock, many boxed, including Refrigerator Van, Flat Truck with container, No. 0 Banana Van, No. 1 Lumber Wagon, Flat Truck, No. 1 Timber Wagon, Fibre Wagon, Hopper Wagon, two Guard's Vans, two Brake Vans, Meat Van, Cement Wagon, No. 2 Cattle Truck, Trolley Wagon, No. 2 Passenger Coach (Brake-Third), No. 2 Passenger Coach (First-Third), track including two boxes of Half Dozen Straight Rails B1/2, Half Dozen Curved Half Rails A2 1/2, three boxes of One Dozen Straight Rails B1, two boxes of One Dozen Curved Rails A2, accessories including Bookstall, No. 1 Buffer Stops, two boxes of Railway Accessories No. 2, two No. 1 Signal Cabin, further rolling stock, track, figures and accessories. (q)
Pair of Chinese Palace Vases, the vases having a rich cobalt ground with elaborate hand painted Golden Pheasant amongst a garden of brightly coloured flowers (peony and chrysanthemum to the front and bamboo to the back). The shoulders decorated with floral and foliate design on an emerald ground. The neck and base feature key design borders. The vases adorned with two gilded salamanders with twin lions to the neck. The lip of the vases decorated with a complimenting floral and foliate design on an emerald ground. Both vases with Qing Long marks to base. Vase 1, 92 cms (36"), 143 cms (56") d, Vase 2, 94 cms (37") 138 cms (54.1/2").
A pair of white gold, pearl and diamond drop earrings in a triple strand design, each 65mm drop, 14.1g, in a Miller & Muir, Glasgow, boxed with certification from the Gem & Pearl Laboratory.
Lawrence Isherwood 1917-1989. Titled ''Looe, Cornwall'' Oil on board. Signed, titled and dated 1960 to obverse. Mounted and framed behind glass.
Documents & Ephemera - Dumfriesshire - Morin of Carzield & Allanton, also Jamaica interest. 18th-19th century. Extensive archive of several 100 documents & letters relating to John Morin of the Carzield & Allanton Estates, including receipts & estate bills; a manuscript plan; 1840 letters from Kingston, Jamaica to John Morin, one with a sketch plan of an 1814 survey of lands & grounds of 59 acres adjoining Kingston Harbour belonging to a William Rae & mentions a mansion house built called Marble Hall; other documents include inventory of titles; agreements; etc. Fascinating local history lot.
A copper Islamic hood with engraved detail, circa 1900
ZHANG DA ZHONG 'A most evocative major work, oil on canvas titled ''The Patriot''. Da Zhong became an artist relatively late in life. During the days of the Cultural Revolution, in the late 1980's Zhang finally went to school and eventually got a Masters of Fine Art from the Guangzhou Fine Arts Academy. At this time he specialised in political art which made him famous in China, particularly for painting a series of works featuring girls of the Red Guards. During the time of Mao's Cultural Revolution (1965-1968) women were encouraged not to be women, but to be part of the Homogeneous mass, androgynous workers wore loose clothing and bowed their heads to hide their natural curves. Zhang's sister and friends were members of the Red Guard who were subdued to this rigid policy. Zhang brought them back to life in a series of paintings intended to enhance the rare femininity and feelings of these women in contact with the combat environment . From these beginnings he continued to paint this central theme, depicting beautiful Chinese women in Red Guard attire. This style developed to date, further enhancing his reputation in this field. Zhang was born in Guangzhou in 1953 and is now a celebrated portrait artist, renowned for his Red Guard Series. To date he has been showered with many awards within China and outside, 1990, ''Girl From The Yao Tribe'' 11th Asia Olympics', Chinese Sports Art Exhibition, 1992, Golden Hope Gold Medal Award, ''A Prosperous China'' Award Competition, 2000 ''How Steel is Made'' Outstanding Award, ''Love For China'' Art Exhibition', just to name a few. His paintings have been sold in all the major auction houses of the world and his works have continued to increase in value over the past 10 years. He had a solo exhibition in Hong Kong in 2004, titled ''China Circa 1968''. He has works in public collections and museums in China. His works continue to be purchased by major galleries, museums, art galleries and private collections worldwide, in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Holland, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States, to mention a few, such is his reputation to date and popular appeal of his subject matter. The painting we are offering at our auction is considered to be his best, most important work to date. It shows a female Red Guard in uniform, holding a machine gun, with arms outstretched in a most exuberant pose of beauty and confidence. The size of the painting is 120 by 100 cms. It is signed in Chinese by the artist. The painting was done in 2006 and purchased by the vendor in Hong Kong, from the Connoisseur Art Gallery, the artist's agent. The original Certificate of Authenticity and receipt from the Connoisseur Gallery is included. This is a genuine work by Zhang Da Zhong and is of the date stated in this preamble. A fine major work.
Egyptian Funerary Figure Shabti, in carved Shittah (Adriatic Acacia) wood dated from the time of Ramesses, late 19th to early 20th Dynasty. Provenance: Private collection of the late B. Cobbey Crisler, Archaeologist. Authenticated by the British Museum
William Miller FRAZER (1864-1961) Pair Of Oil On Canvas, Jura and Isaly from Machrihanish, Children Paddling Signed Lower Right & A Summer Beach Scene Signed Lower Left. Both 12 x 20 Inches. Gilt And Glazed Frames
James Hardy XX Marine School Oil on canvas (unstretchered) Late XVIII Century Warships in Connecticut Harbour Signed lower left 37 1/2 x 48'' Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
World War One ( WW1 ) 45 Squadron Photographs & Ephemera etc. As formerly belonging to Howard W Grimmitt of 45 Squadron , Cranwell Includes : Post war Archive of correspondence and administrative papers relating to 45 Squadron Annual Reunion Dinners of which he was joint secretary covering period from 1921 to 1939, then 1945 - 1970. Howard Grimmitt's letters whilst on active service in France and Italy. A number of RAF commemorative booklets; some related ephemera; and Howard Grimmitt's OBE award book for 1957. An accounts day-book of the John Firth Fund 1934-1939; a battered diary/note book kept by Howard Grimmitt during his service in Italy in 1917; his wallet with photographs inserted; demobilisation papers for 1919, and various related ephemera. Vast amounts of correspondence with and from Officers and Other Ranks including many autograph letters from most of the then surviving fighter Aces: Boynell MC, Wing Commander Norman ' Mac ' Macmillan OBE MC DFC AFC DL, Firth MC, Wing Commander Geoffrey N Cock MC., Thomas Owen , Howard W Grimmitt (1896-1976 ) , Group Captain Sidney John Cottle , R. J. Brownell MC, MM , Flight Sergeant Eric G A Newby, Flying Officer J. H-S Greenwood , E. J. Ward , N. C. M. Turvey , Arthur E Mason , J. W. ' Blakey ' Blakeman , Frank T Courtney , Voss Williams , Bernard Weatherall , Geoffrey Thomas , T F Williams , Harry Smith , E ' Ted ' Hyde , Willie R. Read , Reg Wyatt , Cyril Nichols , John Dudley McCarthy , T A Munden , Bill Griffiths , F. ' Tommy ' Atkins , Reg Nethercote , Captain T. M. Wheeler , Stanley Parry , Harry Smith , Frank Gooding , Hubert ' Danny ' Mayer , R. E. Tarrant , Dr. J. Proc. Huins , J. Wilfred Mullen , Joe Wood , W ' Bill ' Green , Nobby , Bish , Clem , Bern, Squadron Leader A. C. Blthe DFC , Harry Cummins , C. J. Henry , A High , Arthur Hart, G H ' Dick ' Bennett , J ' Wally ' Walton , Guner , Sam , Bob, Etc. Extracts from diary ' Typical days and items of interest on Western Front ( 11/9/1917- 22/1/1918 ), Some newspaper articles, The British Broadcasting Corporation (1934) letter , various years Reunion dinners minutes and figures present ( many with the present addresses of that year) Various photographs of pilots ( some official squadron photographs) , figures, reunion dinner official photographs, . Chambre de Commerce De Nancy printed money, last will and testament of Vincent Grimmitt ( father of Howard Grimmitt ) , Grimmitt letters to and from the front to sister Janet ( 1914-1917) and future wife Janet! 1917-1919, letters to Corporal Grimmitt at the front 1914-1919 from sister Janet, family and friends. Reunion Dinner Menus, RAF 1918 Christmas Card , no. 1184 Sapper Pass for H. Grimmett ( 2nd 4th OldBoy Royal Enginners Sat13/2/1915 - 14/2/1915 ) Etc., etc. 45 Squadron was one of the illustrious WW1 fighter units, flying Sopwith Camels, and their total tally of kills was 258, and is probably the most famous Squadron of WW1. Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request..
A late 17th / early 18th century purse, the ivory satin ground embroidered in gilt thread and polychrome silks with flowers and foliage, together with an early 18th century pouch and the original letters written by the Earl of Galloway detailing the purse being made Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, for the benefit of poor widows, and the original sealed paper in which the purse was presented.
Hamilton Macallum, RSW (Scottish, 1841-1896): 'The falls of the Idun', oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 1881, bought at Sotheby's, Hopetown House, 14th November, 1978, lot number 236, 43 by 59cm.
A 19th Century tantalus in the form of a roll top desk - the hinged top enclosing 6 decanters and glasses over two dummy drawers and a single drawer flanked by ebonised columns, 27cm wide x 32cm high x 21cm deep
An Art Deco 18ct gold ring set with large deep pink coloured stone. Bearing hallmarks for Chester 1929 Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
Rolex : a gentleman's boxed bi-colour OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE JUST Automatic wristwatch with 14ct. gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet, the circular signed brushed gilt dial with baton markers and date display, central sweeping seconds hand, signed to the dial ' ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Date ' and ' Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified ' having a back plate marked ' (Montres Rolex S A Geneva Switzerland) stainless steel 15000 ' and a Automatic movement marked 'ROLEX SA 3035 Geneva Swiss twenty Seven 27 Jewels adj. 5 position temperature ' , the movement numbered ' 0704853' , the strap numbered ' 457 , 78353 19' with maker's green leather covered box, cushion and lining, dial diameter 3.92cms. Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
(SCOTT SIR WALTER). Waverley or 'tis 60 Years Since. 3 vols. 12mo. Half titles. Half calf. 1st Edition, Edinburgh, 1814. Neat ownership signature to each half title, the first dated 1814. Our instead of your on p.136 of vol. 2. Only 1,000 copies prntd.
A 19TH CENTURY INDIAN BERANESE BRASS TOPPED TABLE of circular form, with scalloped central well, engraved throughout with foliate designs, raised on a folding hardwood stand with heavily carved uprights and rails. 56cm(h) x 76cm(d) Some knocks and dents^ but generally good for age.¦
A late Victorian gold coloured metal mounted diamond, sapphire, pearl and enamel set pendant by Carlo & Arthur Giuliano in the "Renaissance Revival" manner, the scrolling face set to the centre with an old cut diamond approximately .33ct within scrolling sapphire set borders above black and white enamel set outer edge, suspending a small pearl drop, 52mm x 45mm overall, on fine silvery metal 660mm chain link necklet for same (gross weight 16 grammes), contained in red leather gilt tooled case retailed by C. & A. Giuliano, 115 Piccadilly, London Note : Pendant marked to reverse "C. & A.G."
Royal Worcester Lidded Tureen, hand painted with fruit, signed S.Smith, approx 37 x 22 cms
A modern oak drawleaf refectory dining table of "17th Century" design with six plank cleated top, the frieze carved with floral and leaf scroll ornament, on heavy bulbous reeded and leaf carved cup and cover supports with H-pattern stretcher, 78ins x 35ins extending to 128ins x 29.5ins high
A Bassett Lowke O gauge schools class 'Merchant Taylors' locomotive and tender, green Southern livery, 910, 4-4-0, unboxed.
Lady's 9ct Yellow Gold Sovereign Bracelet, containing three full sovereigns dated Edward VII 1905 and George V dated 1912 and 1913, approx 38.9 gms.
DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY NATURAL HISTORY & ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY. Transactions. A full run from 3rd Series vol. 1, 1913 to 3rd Series vol. 86, 2012, lacking only 1996; & an Index vol. covering the period 1862 to 1912.
Egyptian Cast Bronze Funerary Osiris, the standing figure in formal pose, clasping a flail and crook, wearing the elaborate headdress of Upper and Lower Egypt with the Ureas to the brow, late period 600 to 300 BC, approx 25 cms presented on a marble plinth. Provenance: Private collection of the late B. Cobbey Crisler, Archaeologist. Authenticated by the British Museum
Pear Shaped Emerald Pendant in 18 Carat Gold Setting (est 5.65 metric carats).
An 18ct white gold and diamond ring, the central diamond in a surround of smaller diamonds, on diamond set shoulders, approximately 1.35ct, size M, 4.1g.
Northwest Passage : Silver cased pocket Thermometer by Dent, London. Hallmarked for 1847, when Edward Dent was working at 81 Strand, London. This thermometer is understood to have been made for the search of Captain Sir John Franklin made by the Admiralty after being pressed by Franklin's Wife. Most probably made for the ship's Doctor, it being of slightly larger than normal diameter, and reacts quickly when placed against the skin. Signed across the dial 'Dent London' and marked, radially, 'Mercury Freezes', 'Blood heat', 'Fahrenheit Scale', 'Temperate', and 'Freezing', completed with a circumferential degrees scale. 2 1/4" diameter Provenance : Lot 96 The Cookson Collection 20/4/2008 Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
A pony trap / gig, in deep green and black, with brass trim, lanterns, harness and tack, 132cm wide x 160cm high x 335cm long
A good late 17th/early 18th Century Dutch rosewood and ebony cabinet on stand, the upper part with moulded overhanging cornice, fluted frieze and floral carved central panel above cupboard, fitted shelf enclosed by a pair of raised panelled doors with floral and leaf carved central panels flanked by split turned columns with Corinthian capitols and fitted one long drawer under, on stand fitted one frieze drawer above shaped and carved apron and on heavy bulbous turned supports with H-pattern stretcher and heavy turned bun feet, 56ins wide x 23.5ins deep x 81ins high
18th C Elm Bacon Settle : A superb early 18th C panelled Elm Bacon Settle with open out splayed arms on turned supports, two door cupboards above and 2+2 (4) drawers below , two twin panelled doors opening behind the seat area to reveal the hanging cupboard and wrought iron hooks together with a moulded cornice top. Formerly from a notable house on the Black Isle , North Scotland. 78" high, 60 " wide and 24 3/4" at it's deepest. Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
Victorian Ebonised Credenza inlaid with Thuya Wood and and Boxwood, extensive Ormolu Mounts, and Bow Glass Fronted Ends.
Pair of Mystical Immortal Chinese Guardian Lions on plinths ; a pair of dark blue ceramic figures of Foo Dogs on plinth, the Yin lion with her left front paw resting on a cub and the Yang with right paw resting on a snake, both on squared socles, each approximately 8 1/4" high Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
A PAIR OF 9CT GOLD 'CROWN GOBLETS' number 1 and 2 of 20, produced to mark the Bi-centenary of the Sheffield Assay Office, by Jack Spencer 1973, having circular bowls with flared rim over a robust stem moulded with a repeating Crown design on a circular base with rounded edge, marked 375, 1 & 2 to underside, one retaining the certificate. 14.5cm(h) 605grams(total) In excellent condition.¦
An early 19th Century rosewood and brass inlaid cased mantel clock by J. Wallace of Chelsea, the 8ins diameter painted metal dial with Roman numerals to the eight day two train movement striking on a bell, contained in arched top case with square reeded cresting, the front inlaid with pierced brass panels and bandings, on turned ball feet, 19.5ins high (dial partly repainted and case generally in need of restoration)
A pair of white gold, pink sapphire and diamond drop earrings, the central pear shaped sapphires in a surround of diamonds, beneath a diamond set loop and link connection, sapphires approximately 3ct, diamonds 1.5ct.
A set of Royal Doulton Lord of the Rings Middle Earth figures comprising Frodo HN2912, Samwise HN2925, Bilbo HN2914, Barliman Butterbur HN2923, Boromir HN2918, Gimli HN2922, Tom Bombadil HN2924, Aragorn HN2916, Legolas HN2917, Galadriel HN2915, Gollum HN2913, and Gandalf HN2911, with base. (13)
A carved wood stags head, on wall plaque, 38cm wide x 69cm high x 43cm deep
Silver and Tortoise Shell Vintage Retro Carriage Clock : a superb cased carriage Clock ( timepiece) with ornate Hall Marked mounts, dial surround, corners , hinges, clasp ,fold over handle and reeded bun feet, maker H & L ? London 1899 , 6 1/2" high Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
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