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This sale was held on Wednesday 28th September 2022 at 11:00am

The earliest recorded Whitechapel Foundry mortar:  An exceptional and large James I bronze mortar, dated 1614, by William Carter (fl.1610-1616) Inscribed beneath the rim ‘WILLIAM CARTER MADE ME FOR JAMES BILL 1614', and with the trefoil mark and the initials 'TB' for Thomas Bartlett (d.1632), the waist with a broad band of tracery below alternating septfoils and trefoils, three cords below, 34cm...

Hammer:
£5,400

A large and impressive George II bronze mortar, by the Ashton Foundry, Wigan, Lancashire, dated 1738 Inscribed above the waist in a broad band ‘William Oddie, 1738’, the words spaced by a small heart, and the foundry mark of a bell above initials (?), with four cords above and two below, 34cm diameter, 28.5cm high Provenance: Sold Christie's, South Kensington, London, 7 November 2006, Lot 216....

Hammer:
£1,700

A mid-17th century bronze mortar, Dutch, dated 1654 Rim cast with the legend ‘SOLI DEO GLORIA 1654’, (Glory to God alone, 1654)  a band of leafy-arabesques to waist, the foot with inset flange, 12.5cm diameter, 10cm high Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-45

Hammer:
£850

A bronze mortar in the English or Scottish 13th century Gothic manner With four split-column pilasters between four lugs, two of D-section, the other two with rings,  22cm across lugs, 18cm diameter, 13cm high Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-44

Hammer:
£440

A highly impressive Elizabeth I bronze mortar, by Richard Bowler, Colchester, Essex (fl.1587-1604), dated 1600 The rim inscribed using a decorated Roman upper case letter set  ‘RICARDVS BOWLER ME FECIT 1600’, above a fine central band of Renaissance arabesques, with cabled borders and ownership initials ‘ML' centred by a fleur-de-lys, 19cm diameter, 15cm high Provenance: Robert Spalding & Christopher...

Hammer:
£9,400

An Elizabeth I bronze mortar, attributed to William & Alice Brend Foundry, Norfolk (fl.1586-1634), circa 1600 With four lug handles, two rounded and two of flattened form, spaced by an inverted letter 'T' stamp with a background of foliate tendril design, 17cm across handles, 14.5cm diameter, 11cm high Provenance: Roderick Butler Collection Literature: This mortar is Illustrated Michael...

£1,500 - £2,000

A large and impressive Charles II bronze mortar, dated 1680, by the Samuel Smith Foundry, York (fl.1672-1709) Inscribed beneath the rim ‘THOMAS ROGERS 1680’, along with acanthus, flowerheads and scrolling foliage, a wide band at the waist cast six times with the maker's mark 'SS' and 'Ebor', for York, within a scroll edge cartouche, spaced by bells issuing foliate scrolls, atop three cords, foot...

£4,000 - £6,000

A large Charles II bronze mortar, dated 1679, by the Samuel Smith Foundry, York (fl.1672-1709) Beneath the rim inscribed ‘WILLIAM METCALFE MERCER IN YORK 1679’, the waist cast with a wide band of bells, foliage and cartouches with maker's mark 'SS Ebor' (Eboracencis - latin for York), 32cm diameter, 25.5cm high Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection Literature: See M. Finlay, 'English...

£4,000 - £6,000

A magnificent, rare and large Charles I bronze mortar, dated 1638, by the John Palmar (or Palmer) Foundry, Gloucestershire (fl. c.1621) and Canterbury (fl.1636-1656) Inscribed beneath the rim ‘JOHN PALMAR MADE MEE FOR MARGRET BALDOCKE 1638’, the words and the date spaced by vacant lozenge stops, along with highly stylised flowers and a portcullis, the waist with a brand cast band of alternating roses...

Hammer:
£6,000

A fine Elizabeth I bronze mortar, cast with a rare head of a man, by Henry Oldfield II, Nottingham (fl.1582-1620), circa 1590 With four lug handles, two of which are cabled and two with iron rings (for suspension over fire), and spaced by individual letter stamps, 'I', 'e' and 'I', in blackletter, and under a further 'I' cast in deep relief the head of a bearded man wearing a Tudor cap, 22cm diameter,...

Hammer:
£9,600

An exceptionally rare 13th century Gothic bronze mortar, English, or possibly Scottish, circa 1250 With four handles, two with suspension rings (for use over a fire) and pairs of split-column pilasters, 29cm across handles, 23cm diameter, 16cm high Provenance: Robert Spalding Collection The Christopher Bangs Collection Literature: This mortar is discussed and illustrated M. Finlay 'English...

Hammer:
£13,500

An attractive and large mid-18th century iron mortar, dated 1647, probably English, in the Dutch manner Cast within a broad band ‘CLEMENT READ 1647’, with multiple cords, and two scroll-ended lug handles, 40cm across handles, 34cm diameter, 32.5cm Provenance:  Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-34

Hammer:
£550

A small and good Charles I/II bronze skillet, South-East England, circa 1640-70 By John Reeve(s), the handle cast 'IOHN.REEVE' and with an open brace, the three splayed legs cast with hooves, 9cm diameter, 19.5cm wide, 8.5cm high Provenance: The Syd Levethan Collection, (The Longridge Collection) & Christopher Bangs Collection Literature: See R. Butler & C. Green, 'English Bronze Cooking...

Hammer:
£1,600

An impressive Elizabeth I cast-iron fireback, Weald, Sussex, circa 1560 Of rectangular form with canted top corners, cast with the Royal Arms above a crowned Tudor rose, flanked by two lion rampant and two small figures,  102cm wide, 59cm high  For a similar example see Anne of Cleeves House, Lewes, East Sussex, and the esteemed Peter Gwynn Collection, Sotheby's, 27 November 2001, Lot 39 Provenance:...

£1,500 - £2,000

Parts from mid-18th century iron and steel spit-jacks, English To include a decorative scroll front steel plate, another plate attached to an iron mounting bracket and a lower frame wheel regulator or fly, 24cm wide, 37cm high, 20cm - Stock Ref:9065-50

Hammer:
£360

A rare early 17th century brass-handled and iron Ell rule, Flemish, dated 1601 With three engraved calibrations on one side and four on the reverse, the handle cast as a figure with peaked hat pierced for suspension, 82.5cm long Provenance: With Michael Dunn, New York ,and Syd Levethan (The Longridge) & Christopher Bangs Collections.  An Ell is an historic measure of length, used mostly for...

Hammer:
£1,900

A pair of silvered-brass bottle coasters Of leafy S-scroll open-work, with reeded wavy rim and ring-turned wooden base, pseudo-hallmarks to each footrim, 13.5cm diameter, 6cm high (2) - Stock Ref:9065-24

£400 - £600

A rare and unusually large George III brass curfew, circa 1800 Of half-round hood form, with rolled rim and large single-curved strap handle held in place by copper rivets, 58cm wide, 46cm high, 27cm deep. Provenance: Benjamin F. Edwards III & Christopher Bangs Collections See the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection, London, for comparable examples, (n. M.5-1940 & 94-1891). - Stock Ref:9065-46

Hammer:
£650

A group of 18th/19th century steel meat skewers To include two with Golding Barrett Collection labels, together with five iron goffering rods, pot hooks, and a log fork with heart-shaped terminal, (qty) Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-65

Hammer:
£300

An interesting pair of late 17th century steel and bronze alloy fire tongs, English Topped by a bronze knob, with raised floral decoration (and possibly once enamelled), slender baluster handle above a rectangular-section hinge, the jaws each beginning in a scroll, above a plain circular stem and ball knop, and flattening to discoid grips, length 72cm Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection...

Hammer:
£260

A late 18th century bronze skillet, Irish The handle set below the rim, cast with '3R' and with D-profiled flared terminal, and V-shaped bracket, on three reeded and flared legs, 20cm diameter, 42cm wide, 17cm high Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection This skillet is similar in design to a recorded example by William Hodges, working in Dublin, (fl.1777-1787) and with his son during...

Hammer:
£260

A steel standing candleholder, circa 1800 The round-section stem topped by an acorn and reeded balustroid finial, and fitted with a sliding spring ejector issuing a hinged arm, terminating in a rolled socket with square drip-tray, on three flattened downswept supports terminating in 'penny' feet, 133cm high Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-73

Hammer:
£220

A group of mostly 17th century bronze pestles, English Nearly all of baluster form with central knop, longest 25cm (8) Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-70

Hammer:
£140

A 19th century engraved brass grill, English Of rectangular pierced form, designed with a flaming torch, tied ribbons and scrolling foliage, 39cm wide, 47cm high; together with a patinated brass plaque, designed with a Bishop's mitre, atop a vacant arcade, and edged with fruiting foliate sprays, inscribed 'Mente Manque' (with mind and hand) to base, 25.5cm wide, 29cm high, (2) Provenance: Andrew...

Hammer:
£55

A rare 17th/18th century wrought iron chandelier suspension rod, English, circa 1650-1750 Formed from one piece of iron, expertly wrought to the centre with a reef knot to simulate two joining rods, with hooked terminals at both ends, 115cm long. Provenance: The Danny Robinson & Christopher Bangs Collections Literature: See M. Campbell, 'Ironwork' (1985), p. 19, pl. 5, for a more ornate chandelier...

£1,500 - £2,000

An interesting copper-alloy tablet of the 'Hew Draper Astrological chart', possibly by Elkington Of rectangular form, designed with a large astragal sphere with Zodiacal signs, alongside the inscription "Hew Draper of Bristol made this sphere the 30 day of Maye anno 1561', registration type numerical stamp to one corner, 49.5cm wide, 58.5cm high Cast from a carving on the wall of the Salt Tower,...

Hammer:
£1,300

A group of 18th/19th century iron spit rods/bars With typical spoke-wheel ends, longest 110cm - Stock Ref:9065-64

Hammer:
£380

An early and rare 17th century brass-handled iron Ell rule, circa 1600-20, With four engraved calibrations on one side below the letter 'H' and five on the reverse below the letter 'B', the handle cast as a figure with peaked hat and hands resting on hips, 79cm long Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-53

Hammer:
£1,300

A George III wrought iron chimney crane, circa 1800 Of typical form, with one ratchet arm, and decorative tight scroll-work, 86cm wide, 83cm high - Stock Ref:9065-63

Hammer:
£800

A large Victorian cast iron kettle, circa 1870 Of typical form, 36cm wide, 34cm high - Stock Ref:9065-62

Hammer:
£45

A 19th century copper and brass douf pot, Dutch Of typical form, with tapering drum, deep lid with urn finial, and swing-handle, 41cm high A douf pot was used to store unused cooking fire wood/embers. - Stock Ref:9065-61

Hammer:
£90

A large 18th century copper and iron chafing pan, English The circular pan with flat base, flared sides and rolled edge, the iron bar handle with loop hanging terminal, 30.5cm diameter, 100cm long Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-60

Hammer:
£170

An exceptionally large and rare mid-18th century brass tray, English, circa 1750 Of oval serpentine-side form, with rilled rim, and articulated bale-handles, 90cm wide including handles, 51.5cm Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-59

Hammer:
£1,000

A documented early Victorian pine/birch and painted canopy cradle, Scottish, circa 1840 Of framed and panelled construction, with the hood of bent sections, faux-grain and scumbled externally to simulate oak, and painted with green milk-based paint internally, birch end-posts and unusual decorative rockers, two knobs on each side of heartwood Scottish laburnum, 68cm high, 67cm wide, 88cm long ...

Hammer:
£480

An impressive Victorian oak tally stick, dated 1853 With incised calibrations and small punched motifs, inscribed ‘Barth Comben Reeve 1853’, and with stamped initials to ends,  310cm long Bartholomew Comben (1801-1873) was a seaman, foreman and publican on the Island of Portland, Dorset.  He was a local officer, or Reeve, of the Portland Court Leet, a Manorial Court.  This Lot can be referred to...

Hammer:
£750

Leonora Jenner (1869-1952): A Stuart-Revival raised needlework picture, English Designed with King Charles I & Queen Henrietta, standing within a colonnade and centred by an ornate fountain, the frame, 53cm wide, 39.5cm high - Stock Ref:9065-56

Hammer:
£480

Leonora Jenner (1869-1952): A Stuart-Revival raised needlework picture, English, dated 1930 Designed with Elizabeth I on horseback, a castle above and below, and busts of courtiers in roundels to each corner, the frame 42.5cm wide, 55cm high Leonora Jenner married the son of Queen Victoria's physician, William Jenner, and lived at Avebury Manor, Marlborough, Wiltshire, now a National Trust property....

Hammer:
£800

An early 18th century tapestry panel, French, circa 1715-25 Designed as a pair of fanciful-birds, framed and glazed, frame 58.5cm wide, 48.5cm high - Stock Ref:9065-54

Hammer:
£260

A striking pair of cast iron and so-called ‘Surrey' enamel andirons, English, in the circa 1680-80 manner of the Anthony Hatch and Stephen Pilcherd (d.1689) workshops, London Enamelled in blue, green and white, cast in several sections with a supporting iron column to the rear, raised on scroll feet and curving iron billet bar, 32cm wide, 57cm high, 42cm deep Provenance: Private Collection of...

Hammer:
£3,900

Two pairs of iron andirons or firedogs Each surmounted by a large disc, with height adjustment hooks, divergent feet and billet bar, largest pair 31cm wide, 63cm high, 43cm deep, the smaller pair 22cm wide, 51.5cm high, 41cm deep, (2) - Stock Ref:9065-51

Hammer:
£280

A small Charles II bronze skillet, circa 1670 With plain handle, an open brace below, the bowl on three unusually tall D-section legs and with a collar above the foot, 12.5cm diameter, 26.5cm wide, 13cm high at handle terminal Provenance: John Douglas & Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-38

Hammer:
£180

A late 19th century gilt bronze incense burner and cover Of archaic form, the spherical cup and cover designed as a 'pagoda',  with bowed lights and angels, pierced lobes to the four cardinal points originally for closing, foliate engraved base, on a cusped spreading foot, 11.5cm diameter, 17cm high - Stock Ref:9065-40

Hammer:
£150

A rare George II brass revolving plate warmer and stand, circa 1750 Having four long finial-topped spokes, on a revolving X-form carrier, and a stand of three downswept legs terminating in flat pad feet with circular support, 29cm wide, 55.5cm Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection Literature: For a comparable exampled see R. Gentle and R, Feild 'Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820' (1998),...

Hammer:
£1,300

A 17th century iron bread-oven door, English With two strap hinges and scroll-work latch handle, 45cm wide, 39.5cm high, together with a smaller example, height 38.5cm, width 45.5cm, (2) Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-42

Hammer:
£180

A large and impressive 19th century brass candle sconce wall-bracket Designed as a duck’s beak issuing a long scrolling arm, drip-tray and reeded socket, 42cm high, 74cm Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-47

£400 - £600

A rare George III brass pipe rack, circa 1800 Having an ogee-profiled and geometric pierced upper and lower back plate, joined by wavy sides designed with nine clay-pipe apertures, 26cm wide, 43cm high Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-48

£600 - £800

A rare pair of Charles II steel and enamelled fire tools, circa 1670 To include a pair of tongs and fish-tail shovel, each with an impressive brass ball finial, their design repeated to the lower stem, and set with red, blue and possibly white emamel within a foliate and bird design, shovel 73cm long, tongs 76.5cm long Provenance: With Robin Martin, Notting Hill, London. The Christopher Bangs...

Hammer:
£4,500

An 18th century wrought iron adjustable hanging candle and rushlight holder, English Having a slender stem with conical finial, square jawed nips, and a rolled candle socket, 91.5cm wide, 102cm high fully extended Provenance: The Christopher Bangs Collection - Stock Ref:9065-39

Hammer:
£260


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