A fine George III silver mounted coconut cup by Peter and Anne Bateman, London 1798, carved on all three sides with a central vacant cartouche. It has a silver rim and is raised on three silver shell cast legs. The rim and two legs are hallmarked. Two legs have been invisibly restored by a silversmith and the coconut has two old cracks on the side and base, but is completely secure.
A very decorative and beautiful made miniature tree, standing on a natural rock (possibly lava) The tree and leaves are made in bronze and the piece is signed Guibara Born in 1944 American. The bronze tree is very fine detailed made also the roots who are growing around the natural stone base
Pair of Staffordshire spill vases which feature a seated Highland girl and boy with a deer, stood on an oval base. Dull gilt base line and embellishment. Flatback, decorated only to the front. Book reference not found.
The peacock was one of Ashbee’s favourite and most distinctive motifs. They are archetypal of the best and most innovative of the Guild of Handicrafts work. Ashbee designed peacock jewels in varying styles and materials, two of them on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London from about 1900 are made of silver or silver gilt mainly set with blister pearls. This Ashbee peacock pendant is extremely rare because of the unusual colour combination of the opals, enamel and peridot
A fine 18th century north Italian carved ivory box of exceptional quality and condition. Of rectangular outline with tapered sides and panels of gothic arches in various northern styles below a band of unique carved gargoyles, the top opening to a blue lined interior, the top with curved panels of foliate carved ivory around a black and ivory central panel surrounded by individual carved ivory flowers and centred by a raised basket of flowers carved with exceptional attention to detail.
Brooch by Sterlé depicting a winged archer, possibly Eros the Greek god of love. A large natural pearl forms the torso of the figure, the face, hand and boy in 18kt yellow gold, the 18kt feathers enamelled in either green or red, or pavé-set with diamonds around the face. Signed and numbered by Sterlé Paris to the rear, with relevant hallmarks.
Golf watercolour, On The Feish, Perthshire by V. Astley. A charming watercolour of golfers on the course, possibly at Callander, with Ben Ledi beyond. This view typifies the glorious scenery of “Rob Roy Country” where the southern Uplands meet the Highlands.
A pair of Charles X patent repoussé brass oil colza oil lamps. Each havin bands of foliate ornametn above and below a reeded body and a cylinder base, each bearing the manufacturers label. (Desbeaux and co). Now electrified.
A highly important pair of George III cut glass ormolu mounted wall lights the central diamond and slice cut shaft surmounted by two gilt fountain sprays hung with ormolu capped icicle drops and flat back spangles the shaft terminating with a diamond cut pinecone the main receiver plate supporting two candle arms with drop hung multi-spike drip pans and urn shaped candle nozzles the lower diamond cut pinecone surmounted by a diamond cut container with knurled ring the wall- light supported on a
For sale is this outstanding Guild of Handicraft silver and enamel box with excellent galleon enamel. The enamel has a wonderful marbled green and pink background, into which the galleon has been subtly set with blue and white heavily foiled enamel. The enamel is in excellent and original condition. Whilst not signed I am confident this enamel is by William Mark, an Australian, who joined the Guild in around 1900 along with Fleetwood Varley. Together they elevated the enamel work at the Guild to
An exceptionally rare pair of Louis XVI Green Weardale Fluorspar and Ormolu Covered Urns Attributed To Fredrik Ludvig Rung. Of Campagna form with gilt bronze bacchic Satyr mask mounts and swags of trailing laiden vines.
Late Ming blue and white deep bowl made during the reign of the Emperor Wanli at Jingdezhen. The bowl is painted minimally to the inside with under glaze blue. The top of the sides painted with a geometric hatched pattern typical of the period and to the inside at the bottom the single flower head of a large chrysanthemum. To the inside there is a moulded pattern under the glaze of scrolling flower heads. The bowl is glazed in a white glaze and is unusual
A French pair of gilded bronze and crystal 10 light birdcage form antique chandeliers, the leaf scrolling arms with glass bobeche drip pans, issuing from an foliated cage form interior and large central prismatic spike, decorated overall with large crystal faceted French Slab pendants and having the original chain and ceiling rose, lovely patination and good proportions. Fully rewired and PAT tested. All our chandeliers come with bulbs and ceiling fixings. Dimensions: H: 34″/87cm W: 27″/69cm Exc
Set of 6 René Lalique Frostd Glass ‘Deux figurines’ Menu holders. All have molded ‘R.LALIQUE’ mark to the side of the column. 5 have ‘R. Lalique France’ engraved to the underside. One has ‘Lalique’ engraved into the side of the base. Book reference: Marcilhac 3500.
‘Master Park’, acquired by the discerning early 20th century collector Edwin Marriott Hodgkins, from the Plimer family via their auction at Christie’s, was James Parke, 1st Baron Wensleydale (1782-1868). A successful barrister in later life, he was appointed to the Court of the King’s Bench in 1828, made a Privy Counsellor in 1833 and in 1834 a Baron of the Exchequer. He was junior counsel for the Pains and Penalties Bill in 1820 against Caroline of Brunswick. One of his three daughters (Mary) w
An exceptional Charles II drinking ladle, probably used in conjunction with a small wassail bowl, for drinking as one would using a dipper cup. The bowl, with four double incised lines, is a scolloped silver mounted coquilla nut, with a most unusual feature in having a flat base, so that the ladle remains in a stable position on the table. The slender tapered fruitwood handle is finely turned, ending in a double knop and finial. The whole has a lovely colour, condition and patination, and is a s
An exceptional parcel gilt bronze stick stand, the shaped red marble base supporting a fine bronze and parcel gilt fluted and mounted column with a pair of finely cast entwined snakes as the rests. The whole standing of gilt feet with a running guilloche motif.
Blue and white Ming Kraak bowl with excellent potting with a moulded shape to the sides, and excellent colour and decoration. Painted to the centre with a large chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork, with butterflies and foliage. The four reserves on the rim are painted with flower sprays and four others with ruyi headed mushrooms / Lingzhi. All are separated with a lattice design. The sides of the bowl are painted with four ogival shaped panels which in turn are painted with peach or flower spray