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homewilkinson's auctioneers the private collection of antony and zarina kurtz, period oak, country furniture and effects.



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This sale was held on 24/06/2018 at 11:00 am

Four Pieces of Antique Treen: A Small Dug-out Diablo-shaped Spanish Garlic Mortar/Cup with straight sided bowl and two handles flanking a conical foot, 5 in (12.5 cm) in height. Another garlic mortar with waisted body and side handle. A 19th Century turned elm bowl with side mounted pole handle, ring turning and raised foot, 4 in (10 cm) high, 12 in (31 cm) wide. And a pestle/spoon.

£100 - £200

A Large Lignum Vitae Barrel-form Tobacco Jar, possibly 17th century. The sides turned with four 'hoop' bands and having a tightly fitting lid with concentric ring moulding to the top around a central mushroom finial. Marvellous patina and degraded original varnish (so valued by the late Jonathan Levi as original finish - see Chapter 19 'Surfaces' of his classic book 'Treen for the Table' for such ...

£200 - £400

A 17th Century Treen Pricket Candlestick. The iron spike centring a slightly dished top above a turned circular block and decorative stem on multi-turnings enhanced with chip craving and centred by a green stained band, leading down to a round block base, 13 in 933 cm) in height [From The Sam Wolsey Collection, marked with inventory numbers].

£300 - £500

A Set of Antique Weighing Scales & Weights fitted into a dug out fruitwood case and incorporating a nest of stacking cup weights. The case 2 x 8½ x 4¼ in (5 x 21.5 x 11 cm).

£200 - £400

A Rare 18th /Early 19th Century Oak Pestle & Mortar of good colour and patination; the mortar displaying pole lathe turning lines, with squared flange rim for setting into a flat surface, complete with original oak pestle. 7½ ins (19 cm) dia (mortar) and 6 ¾ ins (17.5 cm) long (pestle). And an Ethnic Wooden Milk/Cow's Blood Bowl of oval hemispherical shape with simple 'punched' decorative bands and ...

£200 - £400

Three Pieces of Treen: A 17th century turned mortar on a pedestal foot with sheet iron repair to the cracked bowl, 6 in (15 cm) high. An early 19th century sycamore scoop having a short handle with a roundel to the end; one side carved with flowering plant butter press, the other with initials, 9½ in (24 cm) in length, and a dug out double ended salt/mortar with twin handles 6 in (15 cm) in height ...

£150 - £250

A Large Late 17th/Early 18th Century Ginger Bread Mould -double sided with a crowned King carrying a scepter to one side and a crowned Queen holding a fan to the other. Approx. 18 ins (46 cm ) tall, 7½ ins (19 cm) wide, 2 ins (5 cm) deep.

£300 - £600

A Late 17th/Early 18th Century Ginger Bread Mould with a finely dressed gentleman to one side and a lady with a long pleated dress carrying a sprig of foliage to the other. Approx. 17 ins (43 cm) tall, 6 ¾ ins (7 cm) wide and 1¼ ins (3cm) deep.

£300 - £600

Two Late 17th/ Early 18th Century Ginger Bread Moulds; one double sided depicting men on horseback and a cockerel to one face, and a well dressed lady and gentleman to the other, approx. 21½ ins (54 cm) tall, 4¾ ins (12 cm) wide, ¾ in (2 cm) deep. The other showing a variety of animals to its one face, including a stag, lion and goat. approx. 20½ ins (52 cm) tall, 3¾ ins (9.5 cm) wide, 1 in (2.5 cm) ...

£200 - £400

A 19th Century Breton Porte-cuillères hanging from a retractable chain mechanism; the casing cast BTV SG DG No 1 LR. The turned chestnut hanging spoon rack having mushroom capped spokes radiating from a moulded circular hub above a cross handle, on a knopped & finialed central stem ornamented with bands of brass studs. The rack 17 in (43 cm) in length.

£300 - £400

Three Antique Dug-out Treen Mortars & pestle/spoons: Two being Spanish garlic mortars of double-ended waisted diablo form with a shallow bowl to one end and deeper bowl to the other; one having a carved organic stem handle rising from the base and forked at the top, 6 in (15 cm) in height, the other with handles either side and a cup to each end, 6½ in (16.5 cm) high. And a goblet mortar on a square ...

£150 - £300

A Fine 18th Century Lignum Vitae Pestle & Mortar & A 19th Century Mortar, both of fine colour & patination. The 18th century mortar having turned moulding to the middle and a turned groove to the top of the slightly flared base, 6½ in (16.5 cm) tall; the pestle with a bulbous head and turned 'button' end, 8¾ ins (22 cm) long. The second mortar of 'Diablo' shape with a ring turned band to the curved ...

£150 - £300

Three Pieces of Treen: A Fine Late 18th /Early 19th Century Mahogany Covered Spice Goblet; the shallow bowl having a tightly-fitting stepped and domed lid surmounted by a large squat onion knop, standing on a heavily knopped stem over a stepped circular foot, 8½ ins (21.5 cm) tall (to top of knop). A 19th Century Mahogany Goblet with capacious straight sided bowl on a plain stem with basal knop over ...

£150 - £300

Three Pieces of Treen: A Late 18th /Early 19th Century Oak Spice Cup and Cover; the cup of goblet form on a stepped circular foot with a slightly concaved underside; the tightly-fitting, stepped domed lid surmounted by a pointed mushroom finial, 10¼ ins (26 cm) tall (to top of finial). A 19th Century Oak Standing Cup, or possibly a salt, of good colour & patination; the bowl having a projecting lip ...

£200 - £400

Three Pieces of Turned Lignum Vitae: A Good Late 19th Century Counter-top String Box of cylindrical shape with flared flat base and over-lapping turned, slightly domed screw-off cover with central knop incorporating a steel cutter, 6 ¼ ins (16 cm) high. A 19th century spill vase with a tall cylindrical ribbed body over an inverted baluster stem and domed circular foot turned with a narrow band of ...

£200 - £400

A Collection of Turned Lignum Vitae Items, mostly 19th century, to include three lidded pots, possibly tobacco jars, a ring turned barrel shaped pot with lift-off cover, a cylindrical jar with cork-lined screw off bulbous lid and containing the original clear glass with rough pontil mark to base (this is possibly 18th century), two similar urn shaped spice pots with ring turned decoration and blade-knopped ...

£200 - £300

Four Treen Goblets: A Small Lignum Vitae Goblet of 17th century style with a finely reeded band to the top of the thinly turned bowl and a squat baluster stem over a slightly domed foot, 3¼ ins (9 cm) high. A small late 18th /early 19th century fruitwood goblet, possibly apple, with a thinly turned straight sided bowl over a stepped circular foot, 3 ¼ ins (8.5 cm) high. A small late 18th /early ...

£150 - £300

A Late 19th /Early 20th Century Sycamore or Fruitwood Pot Pourri in the form of a cast iron stove and chimney, the body turned with moulded bands and with a stepped base raised on three inverted mushroom feet and with a ring-turned lift-off cover pierced with six holes and with a central knop finial. 8 ¾ ins (22.5 cm) high.

£80 - £160

A Fine Treen Pilgrim's Flask, probably sycamore. The circular body with ring-turned decoration, raised on flour short splayed bracket feet, and with a wooden slip-on cover with mushroom knop (chipped) connected to the flask by a leather thong, the shoulders with two holes to which are attached a leather carrying thong, natural shrinkage across the grain and with superb patina. 12¼ ins (31 cm) high ...

£150 - £250

An 18th Century Venetian Arte Povera Hourglass with four glass chambers housed between turned uprights. The round top and base decorated with astronomic and zodiac signs. Approx. 4¾ ins (12.5 cm) 4¾ ins (12.5 cm) in diameter,

£800 - £1,600

An 18th/19th Century Wrought Iron Rushlight having a wrythen arm with pointed ball counterweight . The stem driven into a bevelled rectangular wooden base, 9¼ in (23.5 cm) in height.

£250 - £350

An 18th Century Wrought Iron Rushlight having an unusually long candle-socket on an upswept arm. The stem mounted on a chamfered octagonal wooden base with inset lead weights to the underside, 9¼ in (23.5 cm) in height.

£250 - £350

A Early Wooden Doll, possibly 17th Century, naively carved in the form of a tonsured monk with a socket for articulated arm (missing), and retaining traces of residual polychrome, 8 in (20 cm) high.

£200 - £400

A Small 18th Century Dug-out Treen Pot of cylindrical form, 3½ in (9 cm) high, 4 in (10 cm) in diameter.

£150 - £200

A Small 18th or 19th Century Dug Out Treen Box of rectangular form on small integral feet with a bevel edged sliding lid to the top, 1½ in (4 cm) high, 4¼ in x 1¾ in (10.5 cm x 4.5 cm).

£140 - £180

A Late 18th/Early 19th Century Primitive, Country Armchair. The square ash back-hoop raised on turned baluster spindles flanking a pine plank back with bifoil cut top. The thick elm seat on silhouette cut legs united by a turned H-form stretcher, 35½ in (90 cm) high, 20½ in (52 cm) wide, 17 in (44 cm) deep.

£1,800 - £2,400

A Rustic Elm Two Tiered Tripod Table. The warped one piece top of good golden colour, on a turned centre column above a circular under-shelf edged in bentwood, and three down-swept legs, 29½ in (75 cm) high, 21 in (55 cm) in diameter.

£200 - £400

A Late 18th/Early 19th Century Pine Country Table. The oval top on shaped end plank supports with sledge feet, pierced through by the tenons of a broad connecting plank and secured with wedges, 29 in (74 cm) high, the top 46 in x 39½ in (117 cm x 100 cm).

£300 - £600

An Early 19th Century Primitive Stool. The 3 inch (7.5 cm) thick slab seat of irregular trapezoid form pierced through by four chamfered legs, 15¾ in (40 cm) high, 18 in x 11 in (46 cm x 28 cm).

£200 - £400

A Rustic Dug-out Treen Pestle & Mortar; the pestle 13 in (33 cm) in length, the mortar 10 in (25.5 cm) high, 6 in (15 cm) in diameter, and a large dug out treen mortar with side handle and gouge carved date 1896, 8 in (20 cm) tall, 12½ in (32 cm) wide.

£200 - £400

A Tall Wrought Iron Candle-stand. The conical socket pierced with a stub ejector hole; the stem driven into a rustic block base 47 in (120 cm) in height.

£100 - £200

Four Mediaeval Style Ceramic Tiles; Two russet & yellow slipware tiles; one with a diagonal cross of foliate spurs and lunette daisywheels, centred by a whorl roundel, 5 in (13 cm) square. The other with a heraldic lion rampant 5¾ in (14.5 cm) square. Two relief moulded with heraldic trellis work; one incorporating date 1598 and rampant lions, 3½ in x 5½ in (9 cm x 14 cm), the other with twin headed ...

£80 - £160

A 17th Century Italian Terracotta Inkwell, probably Florentine. The brick form holder moulded in relief with depictions of 'The Nativity' with 'The Adoration of the Magi', and 'The Circumcision' to the front and back. The top pierced with two inkpot receptacles, the sides adorned with caryatids, the open trough form front moulded with ornamental strapwork. 3¾ in (9.5 cm) high, 6½ in (16.5 cm) wide, ...

£600 - £800

A Rare 16th Century Casket of rectangular form clad in sheets of repoussé brass decorated with inter-scrolling stems of stylised flowers and foliage enhanced with punch-work and incorporating female figures to the front and back. The lid with iron swing handle and central lock. Standing on bun feet, 4¼ in (11 cm) high [handle down],8 in (20 cm) wide, 4¼ in (11 cm0 deep.

£2,000 - £3,000

A 15th Century Seamed Bronze Vessel with bulbous round bottomed body and side handle, 7 in (18 cm) high.

£100 - £200

A Fine 14th Century English Copper Alloy Candlestick. The candle socket on a fillet knopped stem above a dished drip pan and flanged bell-shaped base, 8¼ ins (21 cms) in height. [Ex Lear Collection No. 7].

£2,000 - £3,000

An Early Patinated Copper Alloy Candlestick with a flanged socket and reel stem peaned to a circular foot 4¼ in (11 cm) high. And a 17th century copper alloy oil lamp hanging form an iron loop, 4½ in (11.5 cm) high, 5 in (13 cm) in length.

£250 - £300

A Mediaeval Bronze Jug, Circa 15th Century. The bulbous seamed vessel with scroll detail to the handle, 6½ in (16.5 cm) in height.

£150 - £300

A 15th Century Dome-topped Steel Casket Circa 1480, bound in straps and incorporating a hasp with lock & key to the front, and angular swing handle with fillet knop to the lid and swing handles either side. The painted interior stencilled with gilt motifs to the lid. 13 in (33 cm) high [handle up], 15 in (38 cm) wide, 7¼ in (18.5 cm) deep.

£6,000 - £8,000

A Pair of Gothic Brass Pricket Candlesticks. Each having an iron spikes centring a wavy edged drip bowl on a cylindrical stem with two graduated pentagonal knops above a domed triform base on out-swept feet, 13 in (33 cm) high.

£2,000 - £2,500

A Nuremberg Brass Alms Dish. : The centre panel embossed with a ring of seeding pomegranates around a roundel, encircled by a band of text. The border punched with fleur-de-lis ornamentation and having a folded rim, 14 in (36 cm) in diameter.

£300 - £500

A 15th Century Dinant Brass Arms Dish. Decorated with flowers and punchwork within a wide border. Approx 15 ¾ ins (40 cm) in diameter.

£300 - £500

A Repoussé Brass Alms Bowl. The centre panel embossed with a female figure holding a spray of flowers in one hand and floral ring in the other, 3 in (8 cm) in height, 10 in (26 cm) in diameter.

£800 - £1,600

Two Similar 16th Century Pricket/Candlesticks with three blade knopped cylindrical stems on round turned bases, 13½ in (34 cm) and 12 in (30 cm) in height.

£1,800 - £2,600

A Large 16th Century Nuremberg Brass Repoussé Alms Dish having a gadrooned boss to the centre and punched trefoils to the border, 19¾ in (50 cm) in diameter.

£800 - £1,000

A Large 16th Century Nuremberg Brass Repoussé Alms Dish. The gadrooned centre boss encircled by a band of Gothic text, within a ring of stamped oak leaf motifs, and an out border of further punchwork, 20½ in (52 cm) in diameter.

£800 - £1,000

A Pair of Bronze Candlesticks Circa 1700. The turned sockets above drip pans and baluster knopped stems leading down to triangular bases with round feet, 14½ in (37 cm) in height.

£300 - £600

A Pair of Antique Brass Wall Plaques. The circular inverted dish plaques embossed and chased with depiction of Adam & Eve flanking the Tree of Knowledge entwined by the serpent, and The Spies of Canaan carrying a giant bunch of grapes, in foliate border with rolled rims, 9¼ in (23.5 cm) in diameter.

£200 - £300


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