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This sale was held on 23/06/2019 at 11:00 am

Two 19th Century Coquilla Nut Containers. An early 19th century elongated egg shaped flask pierced and intricately carved with flowers & foliage between finely reeded bands and having a pierced bun finials to the centre and screw-off conical end, 3½'' (9 cm) in length. And a carved figural snuff box modelled as two scantily clad nymphs and a bearded bacchanal sat on a leafy mound around a tree-stump; ...

£200 - £400

A Fine 18th Century Treen Snuff Box, possibly yew. The lid elaborately carved with Arma Christi (''Weapons of Christ''), or the Instruments of the Passion, with Christ crucified to the centre flanked by the sun & moon, the penitent thief Dismas and wicked thief Gestas amidst implements; ladder, sponge on reed, hammer, pincers, spear, along with a cock, chalice and jug. The hinged, slightly domed ...

£150 - £300

A Late 18th/Early 19th Century Coquilla Nut Container, possibly Sicilian. The two part body pierced and intricately carved with a mass of scrolling leaves, screwing together in the centre edged with gadrooned moulding and standing on a pedestal foot with a small screw-off finial cap to the top, 6'' (15 cm) high.

£200 - £300

An Early 19th Century Coquilla Nut Ship Snuff Box (A/F). The deck with lift off lid relief carved with centurion warriors above two tiers of gun ports and an ornamental band of sea shells to the underside. The figure head carved in the form of a bearded king, 6'' (15 cm) in length.

£200 - £300

An 18th Century Coquilla Nut Case of long oblong form with pointed ends, composed of two halves. The cushion lid pierced and elaborately carved in intricate detail with a mass of scrolling vines bearing clusters of fruit centred by a reeded mount, opening to reveal a mirrored interior. The base carved with biblical allegories, 4½'' (12 cm) in length. Also a 19th Century Coquilla nut egg shaped etui ...

£150 - £300

A Fine Quality Early 19th Rosewood Knitting Stick. The spindle turned shaft incorporating reel turning, ringed & reeded knops with a wrythen-fluted baluster section incised with fine ribbing, a reeded haft final to one end and graduated ball finial to the other, 8'' (20 cm) in length.

£80 - £160

A Fine & Unusual 19th Century Carved Rosewood Knitting Sheath. The square needle holder ornamented with a carved patera above swept and tapering body with ribbed bands to the sides and an undulating trail of foliage carved to the front, 7 in (18 cm) in length.

£60 - £80

A Fine Georgian Mahogany Child's Knitting Sheath with chip carved decoration and inlaid bone lozenge, incised initialed E×R, a small carved heart and scroll end, 5½ in (14 cm) in length.

£80 - £120

A Fine 19th Century Mahogany Knitting Sheath with brass inlay and bone inlay. The curved rectangular section stem with upswept end dotted with bone & ebony 'piqué' work and inset with a brass heart and diamonds, along with sheet brass lining to the L-shaped notch and a plate surrounding a needle hole, 6 in (15 cm) in length.

£60 - £80

A 19th Century Chip Carved Treen Knitting Sheath with Chain and Hook (A/F) similar to the work of Timothy Tarn of Teesdale. The needle holder located in an octagonal post carved with stylised leaves and geometric diaper-work above a wrythen fluted screw thread section. The chain carved from a single piece (broken) with a swivel link to the centre and a square twin-hooked pendant to the end, 14 in ...

£100 - £200

A 19th Century Fruitwood Knitting Sheath possibly Cumbrian with a turned needle holder above a 'goosewing' chip carved with a border of small triangles framing incised undulating spray of foliage, inscribed EAB on side edge, 8½ in (21.5 cm) in length.

£40 - £80

A Delightful 19th Century Chip Carved Boxwood Knitting Sheath. The 'goosewing' embellished with bands of zigzag chip carving, incorporating a thistle, with incised sprays of foliage and initials AR, on a turned hasp, 9¾ in (25 cm) in length.

£80 - £160

A Late 19th Century Chip Carved Goosewing Knitting Sheath, with bone cap and incised initials A.B, 7½ in (19 cm) in length.

£60 - £120

A 19th Century Shoe Shaped Knitting Sheath with punchwork decoration, 8¾ ins (22.5 cms) in length.

£60 - £120

A 19th Century Knitting Sheath with Chain and Wool Hook. The sheath of curved square section pierced with a cage containing two small rolling balls and naively painted with hearts, and small fish with panels of decoratively stained feather banding and a small inset initialed T.G. The four link chain carved from a single piece, threaded with a turned pendant and metal hook to the end, 14¼ in (36 cm) ...

£80 - £120

A 19th Century Folk Art Durham type Knitting Sheath of curved square section with a violin scroll end; the front enriched with pyrographic decoration; a crown and tree with a spray of foliage to one side, 7¼ in (18.5 cm) in length.

£60 - £120

A Fine 18th Century Chip Carved Treen Knitting Sheath possibly Welsh. The short bowed D-section piece with an central cut notch bands of geometric designs and inlaid band of ebony and boxwood. The curved back incised EIPM, 4½ in (11.5 cm) in length and needle hole to each end.

£80 - £120

Two Antique Knitting Sheaths: An 18th/19th Century North East Country Folk Art Knitting Sheath; the round section needle holder incised with ring-turning above crudely carved diagonal crosses, a slanted belt notch and curved lower section with scroll end, 6 in (15.5 cm) in length. An Antique Knitting Sheath made from a clothes peg naively carved with initials MP and stylised trees dotted with nail ...

£40 - £80

A Late 19th Century Treen Knitting Sheath gouge-carved with naive criss-cross decoration and owner's name, 'B.C. King' (Bessie Chappell Kelly née King born 1876), along with her marriage certificate dated Nov 1st 1900, and death certificate dated 1928.

£40 - £80

A 19th Century North Yorkshire Brass Knitting Sheath. The swept, heart shaped sheet metal body with scroll end, pierced holes around the border and a turned haft, 4¾ in (12 cm).

£140 - £180

A Charming 19th Century Yorkshire Ceramic Knitting Sheath. The convex heart shaped piece having a needle holder to the centre, and relief moulded with a pair of figures either side of a harp flanked by flower heads depicted in Prattware enamels enriched with pink & copper lustre glaze. The periphery pierced with 'sewn-on' attachment holes, 3 in (7.5 cm) in length.

£100 - £200

A Group of Four Antique Patch Boxes inset with miniature paintings to the lids: One of turned ebony with tortoiseshell moulding encircling a landscape with man & two horses, 3¼'' (9 cm) in diameter. One of turned ivory with tortoiseshell veneer lining with portrait of an Empire lady to the lid and a loose rectangular miniature portrait of a gentleman housed inside. One of horn and tortoiseshell with ...

£400 - £600

Two Religious Mother-of-Pearl Carvings: One on a large flat shell depicting 'Flight to Egypt', Circa 17th/18th Century, 6'' (15 cm) high, 6'' (15 cm) wide. The other being a double-sided oval medallion carved with a young Jesus to one side and St Barbara to the other, with painted inscription, 3½'' x 2½'' (9 cm x 6.5 cm).

£400 - £480

An Early 19th Century Articulated Wooden Sea Serpent. It's writhing body composed of hinged links mounted with a carved bone head and piscine tail, 23'' (58 cm) in length.

£300 - £400

A Small 19th Century Carved Ivory Bust of an Old Hag wearing frilled bonnet, mounted on a modern display stand, 3¼'' (8 cm) in height.

£300 - £400

A Small 19th Century 'Whieldon Type' Pottery Whistle modelled as a dog sponged with manganese glaze on a cream ground and measuring 2'' (5 cm) in height, 2½'' (6.5 cm) in length.

£150 - £250

A Halifax Pottery Watch Stand daubed in brown and blue glaze on a cream glazed ground, with a moulded cylindrical stem and circular foot, 6¼ in (16 cm) in height.

£80 - £120

A Late 19th Century Stoneware Money Box modelled in the form of a house, 3¼ in (8 cm) high, 4 in (10 cm) wide, 2½ in (6.5 cm) deep.

£60 - £80

A 19th Century Slip-glazed Agate-ware Money Box modelled in the form of a circular inn with a pierced coin slot to the conical roof and chimney to the centre. The eaves stamped with inscription; 'PUT A PENNY IN THIS PENNY INN AND BE TEMPERATE AND RICH', 5¼ in (13.5 cm) in height, 4½ in (11.5 cm) in diameter.

£100 - £200

A Wetherigg's Pottery Teapot with stippled blue glaze on a cream glazed ground and sgrafitto inscription 'Mrs Robinson Kirkoswald 1925', 7 in (18 cm) in height.

£200 - £300

A Late 18th Century Faience White Glazed Tureen with Cover. The lid surmounted by a discoid knop handle. The dish with shaped lug handles, 5'' (13 cm) high, 10'' (25.5 cm) wide, 6¼'' (16 cm) in diameter.

£200 - £300

Two Pieces of Savoyarde Slipware Pottery decorated with flowers on a brown/black glazed ground: A lidded pot with protuberant knop side handles and a flat knopped lid edged in strings of cream slip dots, 5½'' (14 cm) high, 5¼'' (13 cm) in diameter. And a bowl with a band of cream glazed rings to the border and wavy slip line to the rim 3'' (7.5 cm) deep, 13½'' (34 cm) in diameter.

£50 - £100

Three Pieces of 19th Century French Slip-ware Pottery. A cylindrical bodied jug with yellow glazed interior and yellow & green tartan checked design on a terracotta ground, 5½'' (14 cm) high. A terracotta bowl decorated with brown & cream slip dots and a wavy rim line to the down-turned edge, 3½'' (9 cm) high, 11'' (28 cm) in diameter, and a small terracotta bowl glazed with floral motif, bands and ...

£100 - £150

Four 19th Century Alsace Pottery Bundt Cake Moulds. The largest of terracotta with glazed interior and wrythen fluted sides, 9½'' (24 cm) in diameter. The next dripped with treacle glaze on a buff ground 8'' (20 cm) in diameter. the third 6'' (15 cm) and the fourth 5'' (13 cm) in diameter.

£120 - £160

Three Decorative 19th Century French Slipware Jugs with yellow glazed interiors: One with marbled agate glaze 5'' (13 cm) high, one with vertical bands of green dots between green & brown strips 5½'' (14 cm) high, and the third with two bands of undulating cream & ochre slip on a dark brown glazed ground, 6¼'' (16 cm) high.

£80 - £120

A Glazed Stoneware Pear-shaped Money Box with thick white slip-glaze inscription; 'Edmond' beneath a floral spray, 5½ in (14 cm) in height.

£40 - £60

A French Green Glazed Terracotta Baluster Jug (A/F), 9½'' (24 cm) high.

£80 - £160

A Small 18th Century Dug-out Treen Mortar with protuberant side handle and accompanying pestle. The mortar 4'' (10 cm) high, 7¼'' (19 cm) wide, the pestle 6'' (15 cm) in length.

£80 - £160

An Unusual 18th Century Wrought Iron Candlestick. The wrap-around bifoil candle socket above a wrythen stem spiralling both clockwise & anti-clockwise down to a writhen tripod connected by a triangular stretcher and terminating on flattened feet, 15'' (38 cm) high.

£300 - £400

An Unusual Late 18th/Early 19th Century Painted Primitive Armchair of Quirky Design, possibly Scottish. The slightly domed top rail above four bowed splats leading into a raised integral block section to the rear of the seat. The arm-rests on poly turned posts. The seat with central planked insert, standing on four rustic legs. The whole retaining layers of green and blue/grey paintwork, 34½'' (88 ...

£3,000 - £5,000

A 19th Century Painted Pine County Bureau. The sloped front rising to access four small internal drawers with a turned wooden prop to support the lid. The base housing two long drawers with turned knop handles, above bracket feet, 34½'' (87 cm) high, 27½'' (70 cm) wide, 19'' (48 cm) deep.

£600 - £800

A 16th Century Flemish Dry Joined Oak Coffer. The planked lid with cleated ends rising to reveal a lidded till to the left of the interior. The triple panelled front and twin panelled sides enriched with linen-fold carving and standing on stile feet, 22'' (56 cm) high 39¾'' (101 cm) wide, 19'' (48 cm) deep.

£400 - £600

A Naively Carved Wooden Head (A/F), 15'' (38 cm) in height.

£80 - £160

A 19th Century Carved Pine Decoy Pigeon with residual paint-work and iron screw eyes, 14'' (36 cm) in length.

£180 - £200

A Large 18th Century Brass Vessel (A/F). The bulbous body encompassed by a moulded band and fitted with a tubular handle and raised neck with rolled rim, 13¾'' (35 cm) in height.

£80 - £160

A Flemish Baroque Pricket Candlestick converted to the lamp with faux candle to the dished drip pan above a tapered barley-twist column with decorative knop above a triform base cast with cherub heads and terminating on ball & claw feet, 27½''(70 cm) overall in height.

£40 - £80

An 18th Century Wrought iron Rush Holder. The sprung rush jaws on a wrythen stem and tripod base, 17'' (43 cm) in height.

£150 - £200

An Antique Dark Brown Glazed Baluster Jug, 9'' (23 cm) high.

£140 - £180


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