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This sale was held on Saturday 27th February 2021 at 11:00am

A Fine 19th Century Carved Boxwood 'Monkey' Snuff Box. The charming primate depicted with glass inset eyes, sat on his haunches with his tail entwined around his leg, eating an apple. The back incorporating a hinged lid, 4¼'' (11 cm) in height.

£500 - £750

An Unusual Early 19th Century Coquilla Nut Tape Measure carved in the form of a bearded gentleman wearing a cap, suit and coat. The tape winding out from a slot between his legs, with his head revolving to retract it, standing 2¾'' (7 cm) in height.

£200 - £400

An Early 19th Century Carved Boxwood Snuff Box in the form of a defecating man. The grotesque bare-bottomed figure depicted squatting with head twisted around, up cast eyes and grimacing mouth, a striped jacket incorporating a hinged lid to the back, mounted on a small wooden base, 3½'' (9 cm) in high.

£200 - £300

An Early 19th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Snuff Box in the form of grotesque hump backed man with inset glass eyes, wearing a skull cap and frock coat with inlaid bone buttons, his back with hinged lid, 2¾'' (7 cm) in height.

£400 - £600

A Characterful Early 19th Century Carved Coquilla Nut Snuff Box carved in the form of a man with jutting jaw and ample nose, wearing a top hat, cloak and waistcoat with inlaid bone buttons, his hands tucked into the pockets, with a hinged lid to the back, 3¼'' (8 cm) in height.

£400 - £600

An 18th/19th Century Stained Walnut Snuff Box carved as a bewigged curmudgeonly gentleman with glass bead eyes wearing a tricorn hat and frock coat inlaid with bone buttons and cravat, holding a bone church warden's pipe, his back with hinged lid, 3'' (7.5 cm) in height.

£200 - £400

A Quirky 19th Century Coquilla Nut Snuff Box carved in the form of a dumpy, crouching leonine creature with finely detailed mane, glass inset eyes and bone teeth; it's face bearing a worried expression, it's back with a hinged lid, 3¼'' (8 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

A Fine 19th Century Carved Mahogany Snuff Box in the form of a recumbent Lion with glass inset eyes and a detailed mane; his head resting on his front paws, with hinged lid to the underside, 3¾'' (9.5 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

An Unusual 18th/Early 19th Century Carved Fruitwood Mating Frogs Snuff Box. The pair in ''intimate'' pose embellished with punchwork and inset with bone eyes. The base lid on brass shaped hinge engraved with initials, 3'' (7.5 cm) in length.

£300 - £400

An Early 19th Century Fruitwood Snuff Box in the form of a Frog with gouge carved features and a hinged lid to the base, 4'' (10 cm) in length.

£200 - £300

An Early 19th Century Carved Fruitwood Snuff Box in the form of a Toad with intricate punchwork markings and inset yellow glass eyes, 2¾'' (7 cm) in length.

£200 - £300

An Early 19th Century Fruitwood Snuff Box carved in the form of a Frog. The back hinged to form the lid with rows of red spots adorning the borders and green glass inset eyes to the head. Crouching of a rectangular base, 3½'' (9 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

A Rare 19th Century Treen Snuff Box carved in the form of a Recumbent Cow with inset black bead eyes and a hinged lid to the base, 4¾'' (12 cm) in length.

£700 - £800

A Well Carved Early 19th Century Fruitwood Snuff Box in the form of a seated monk. The figure depicted wearing a long hooded habit tied at the waist with rope, holding a book on his lap with his bowed head retaining remnants of original paintwork. His back with hinged lid, 4'' (10 cm) in height.

£300 - £600

A Rare 19th Century Boxwood Snuff Box carved as ''Martha Gunn'' depicted wearing a bonnet, sat on a barrel with a goblet in one hand and flagon in the other. The figure mounted on a hinged silver hallmarked base forming the lid, 4'' (10 cm) in height.

£600 - £800

A 19th Century Scottish Carved Treen Table Snuff purported to have been carved by The Blind Man of Ayrshire. The lids lid carved in relief with a convivial tavern scene from Rabbie Burns' ''Tam O'Shanter'' with three imbibers at Kirkton Jean's. The front carved with a pair of recumbent sheep; the sides with recumbent dogs, 2½'' (6.5 cm) high, 7'' x 3½'' (18 cm x 9 cm).

£200 - £400

A Charming 18th Century Carved Fruit or Boxwood Snuff Box in the form of a book. The covers with chip carved decoration incorporating a heart shaped motif and fanned corner quadrants to the base, with a sliding lid to the top relief carved with flower-head rising from a heart, 1'' (2.5 cm) thick, 3'' x 2¼'' (7.5 cm x 6 cm).

£200 - £400

A Fabulous Early 18th Century Fruitwood Panel carved in sunken relief with depiction of ''The Death of Edward the Martyr, King of England AD978'' inscribed with title banner along the base. The reverse carved ''JOSEPH F YATES FECIT''. Rich colour and patination, 11¾'' x 15½'' (30 cm x 39.5 cm).

£300 - £400

An 18th Century Continental Fruitwood Love Spoon. The handle carved in the form of a mermaid holding a fish above a pierced heart, 7½'' (19 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

A Rare 18th Century Turned Fruitwood Cawl Bowl with superb patina. The bowl having a brass bound border with notched rim standing on a notched foot gouge carved with initials to the base, 2¾'' (7 cm) in height, 6¼'' (16 cm) in diameter.

£150 - £300

An Early 19th Century Welsh Horn Snuff Box of oval form. The lid inscribed ''DAN HUGHES - BAGILLT'' and mounted with a small white metal navette plaque to the centre, 2¾'' x 1½'' (7 cm x 4 cm).

£70 - £100

An Unusual Early 19th Century Welsh Horn Snuff Box of oval form. The lid mounted with a brass plaque inscribed; ''William Griffith DROVER Tyn Llan Cricieth'' within an undulating foliate garland, 3¼'' x 2'' (8.5 cm x 5 cm).

£100 - £200

A 19th Century Welsh Sycamore Folk Art Love Spoon on a decorative handle pierced with hearts and edged in chip carving. The front profusely carved with a pair of cocks above a wheel motif, cordial glasses & mugs, churchwarden pipes and the initials ''E.R'' infilled with red wax, 12'' (30 cm) in length.

£400 - £600

A Fabulous Early 19th Century Fruitwood Love Spoon. The upper section inset with a rectangular mirror bordered in decorative chip carving. The top fretted with two pierced keys either side of a key hole above a heart flanked by initials GA. The base pierced with a central anchor flanked by heart. The lower section having twin spoons, 14½'' x 4½'' (37 cm x 12 cm).

£600 - £800

A Rare 19th Century Welsh Treen Love Fork. The four-pronged fork on a decoratively pierced handle carved with hearts, circles and crescents with date 1843 inscribed in ink to the shaft, 14½'' (37 cm) in length.

£200 - £400

A Rare 18th Century Carved Treen Spoon of rich colour and patination. The handle pierced with a heart motif to the end and embellished with incised carving and punch-work, incorporating date 1727, 7¾'' (20 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

An Early 19th Century Stained Pine Love Token in the form of a Miniature Spade with fretted heart shaped handle, the blade with penworked initials ''JR'', 5½'' (14 cm) in length.

£80 - £160

A Delightful Early 19th Century German Springerle or Confectionary mould finely carved with five rows of four pictorial panels including figures, a perambulator, a sprig of strawberries, a fish, a squirrel, crossed keys, church, sailing ship, floral sprays, a stag, a peacock etc, 8¼'' x 5¾'' (21 cm x 14.5 cm).

£100 - £200

A Charming Early 18th Century Oak Wall Hanging Salt or Candle Box of boarded construction. The whole richly decorated with naive blind-fret carving. The sloping hinged lid with chip carved ends emblazoned with a pair of winged angels bearing a crowned cartouche enclosing the initials GI (for George Ist) above a swagged garland and date 1728 flanked by birds. The front board decorated with carpenter's...

£600 - £800

A Rare 18th Century Fruitwood Pendant Candlelight, hanging on a height adjustable ratchet. The ratchet intricately decorated with panels of chip carving and charming scratched depictions of birds upon trees. One side carved with inscription ''Robard Hearn Feby 04 1773''

£300 - £500

A Well Observed ''Pinch of Snuff'' Carved Treen Snuff Box in the form of a hand mounted with a decoratively engraved silver cuff and hinged oval lid hallmarked Birmingham 1860 with maker's punch for Aston & Son (Thomas Aston & William Aston), 4¼'' (11 cm) in height.

£300 - £500

A Nicely Carved Treen 'Pinch of Snuff' Snuff Box of fine colour and patination. Carved in the form of a hand with a penwork band of imbricated leaves to the wrist 3½'' (9 cm) in length.

£300 - £500

A Unique Pair of Welsh Dolphin-shaped Sycamore Cawl Spoons; One of curved form, sometimes call a feeding spoon, 6¾'' (17 cm) in length,the other 7'' (18 cm) in length. Both inscribed in ink ''From Mr John Roberts, Tyn Y Coe, Borderden, Anglesea, to William Salisbury who died Oct. 18th 1874, aged 54''. Provenance: Tim Bowen Antiques 2011.

£300 - £500

A Rare 19th Century Scottish Oval Wash Kneeler with feathered staves of alternate alder and fruitwood bound in willow, two staved raised up at each end and pierced to form handles, 5¾'' (14 cm) high, 11'' x 8'' (28 cm x 290 cm) [Ex Christies (part) lot 572 24/05/2007].

£200 - £400

An 18th Century Beechwood Platter with raised rim, stamped ''S I'' on the reverse. Fine colour and patination, 9'' (23 cm) diameter.

£60 - £120

A Fine Early 19th Century Mauchline-ware Spice Box. The cylindrical box with a serpentine edged rim and inset domed lid surmounted by a knop handle, decorated with scenic panels depicting ''FERRY BOWNESS'' and ''TOWER OF REFUGE'' to the sides with a further view of Tower of Refuge to the lid and label ''Spicebox''. The interior housing the seven original lidded cylindrical boxes labeled; ''pdrd Cinnamon'',...

£500 - £700

A Fabulous 19th Century Scottish Root Wood Mauchline Ware Table Snuff. The flat hinged oval lid depicting a scene from Rabbie Burn's poem ''Tam O'Shanter'' with Tam on the left hand side and in the centre Nannie standing in her cutty sark (short dress) above inscription ''Weel done, Cutty sark''. The sides profusely decorated with thistles on a gnarly burr figured base, 2 (7 cm) high, 6'' x 5'' (15...

£300 - £600

An 18th Century Turned Treen Box in the form of a barrel. The screw-on lid centred by a horn strap handle. The sides gouge carved ''FAMILY BANK'' and ''Be not STINGY 1798'' between bands of ring turning, 2¾'' (7 cm) in height.

£60 - £80

A 19th Century Treen Cased ''Pigs in Clover'' Game. The interior having a labyrinth of concentric channels edged with bentwood divisions and five original metal balls. The flat round case with cockbeaded rim and an inlaid band to the top, 4¼'' (11 cm) in diameter.

£40 - £60

A Two-Part Turned Boxwood Patent Lawn Tennis Ball Cleaner, Circa 1900. Each section having a hemi-spherical bowl lined in bristles on a turned pedestal foot, with a round inset ivorine ''Kleenball'' maker's label to one, 5½'' (14 cm) high, 4'' (10 cm) in diameter.

£80 - £120

A Rare 18th Century Concertina Folding Paper Lantern in a round turned Burr figured case of rich colour and patination. The moulded and ring turned top having a white metal hinge to the lid centred by a pierced pin catch with securing hook, 3½'' (9 cm) in diameter.

£100 - £200

A Rare 18th Century Folding Foot Measure with sliding shoe shaped callipers and incised piqué work markings, 8½'' (21.5 cm) in length [folded].

£100 - £200

Two Early 19th Century Treen Snuff Boxes: One carved as a pair of bellows with piqué work embellishments and motto ''forget me not'', 5'' (13 cm) in length. The other carved in the form of a shoe with chip carved ornamentation, a sliding lid and a faintly scratched inscription to the sole; ''Mrs Jane Welch'', 4¼'' (11 cm) in length.

£150 - £300

A Carved Lignum Snuff Box in the form of a Pig with inset bead eyes and lid to it's back fitted with a ring finger-pull handle, 3½'' (9 cm) in length.

£100 - £200

A 19th Century Mahogany Snuff Box carved in the form of a Horse's Head with inset black bead eyes and a hinged lid to the base, 3'' (7.5 cm) in length.

£100 - £200

An Early 20th Century Novelty Treen Snuff Box in the form of a Pocket Watch. The round turned case with inset white metal winder and a inset chapter ring to the hinged lid, opening to reveal a printed paper label ''Tabatier Montre C.V. Deposée'', 2¼'' (5.5 cm) in diameter.

£60 - £80

A 19th Century Fruitwood Snuff Box carved in the form of two hunting dog's heads separated on each side by the head of a fox below the hinged lid, 5'' (13 cm) in length.

£150 - £300

A 19th Century Carved & Richly Patinated Laburnum Snuff Box in the form of a Ram's Head with hinged square lid to the base. 2¼'' (6 cm) in height.

£300 - £400


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