An interesting collection of treen and other items, comprising: a set of large dominoes in burrwood box, Georgian burr walnut tea caddy, cribbage board, two Japanese boxes, cased brushes, three other boxes, and an early 19th century oak cheese stand [B]
A large French carriage clock, late 19th century, half-hour striking and hour-repeating on a gong, with unusual white cabochon numerals to the frosted gilt dial, with frosted gilt mask, 18.5 cm with handle up [B]
A small early 19th century giltwood circular mirror with convex plate and carved eagle cresting, together with a small upright wall mirror of similar period with reverse-decorated glass panel, and a small writing box decorated with views of Brighton [C]
An antique naturally twisted wood walking stick with gold-mounted wrist-strap holes, with a label stating that the walking stick was won from Col. Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) in a game of racquets by Lt Anthony Weldon (later 4th Bt, 1781-1858) in India in 1801, and with further biographical details, 36 in; together with a short Boer War bamboo cane with pokerwork inscription detailing the campaign of Major Sir Anthony Arthur Weldon (6th Bt, 1863-1917) during 1899 and 1900 [C]
A long walking cane, presumed 18th century, fitted with a brass pommel and mount, the latter engraved with a ship and anchor and inscribed "Jacob van Heemskerck Admirael van Hollandt" (1567-1607), 49 in [C]
Late 18th century Chinese blue and white export porcelain, comprising a sauce tureen with cover, a leaf-shaped stand, and a slightly later oblong dish with gilt rim; together with a pottery water dropper moulded with a butterfly and flower [E]
Four books, comprising: Jones' Views of the Seats, etc., 1829; Waley: Chinese Painting, 1923; 2007 Facsimile of The Four Gospels illustrated by Eric Gill, originally published by The Golden Cockerel Press in 1931, with separate essays, in case, from an edition of 2750; and a Norton Facsimile Shakespeare First Folio, 2nd edn, 1996, slip case [F]
A collection of vintage games items, comprising: a burr birch box containing cards and wooden markers, two backgammon boards, and two boxes of counters, together with a modern Indian bone-veneered box [G]
An interesting collection of Masonic items, comprising: a framed French kid apron panel printed with temple, etc., and inscribed "Depose a la bibliotheque…"; a framed antique satin apron embroidered with a temple; a Victorian woolwork purse; French steel dividers; brass doorknocker; 1976 commemorative mug; "London" badge; silver cross badge in a case; and silver "In Hoc Signo Vinces" badge, London hallmark for 1889 [K]
An antique lead Royal Exchange firemark, stated to have been taken from a burnt-out house at 236 Mile End Road in London on 3rd June 1970, together with an Australian "Victoria" painted copper plaque, and a backgammon set [L]
Ten boxed Matchbox models, comprising: New 1 Dodge Challenger; New 4 Pontiac Firebird; New 17 The Londoner (x2); New 23 Atlas; New 28 Stoat (x2); 46 Stretcha Fetcha; 63 Freeway Gas Tanker; and 72 Hovercraft [N]
A shelf of antique items comprising: a pair of Old Sheffield Plate decanter stands with crested buttons; three late 18th century Worcester dessert dishes in white and gold; three blue-printed dishes; an Irish decanter with a stopper; a case bottle with stopper; and two Masonic firing glasses, each inscribed "Isaac Newton University", one numbered 1161, the other 859 (Note: This Cambridge Lodge was founded in 1861 with the number 1161, and was subsequently renumbered 859.) [P]
A Russian tea brick made by Tokmakoff, Molotkoff & Co to commemorate the visit of Tsesarevich Nicholas (the future Nicholas II) on 9th April 1891 to their factory at Hankow in China, and moulded with his cypher and inscription, 22.8 x 16.5 cm; together with a 19th century Russian papier-mache tea caddy painted with a milkmaid, printed mark to interior [S]
A Royal Doulton pottery Great War figure of a seated British bulldog in matt bronze, draped in the Union flag, printed mark in puce and reg. no. 645658, 5.75 in high, together with a small silhouette portrait of Churchill [S]
Miscellaneous items, comprising: a Cauldon vase painted with cattle, indistinctly signed; a pair of German porcelain figures; moulded blue glass figure on stand; Amphora vase; Turkish meerschaum pipe in original box; Mickey Mouse towel; and a Picquot ware tea set on tray [U]
A shelf and a quarter of mixed ceramics, mainly English, of Victorian and later date, including Staffordshire pottery figures and cottages, blue and white Delft jug and English covered jars, Masons bowl, faience inkstand, swan pattern plate, etc., 18 items in all [Y, part U]
An important French Empire ormolu tazza, probably by Thomire, after a design by Percier & Fontaine, the tapering triangular stem applied with Vestal Virgins and supported upon winged female torsos, 49 cm high. Note: a pair of candelabra, each incorporating an identical tazza to the present lot, was sold at Christie's as lot 577 on 22/23 March 2017 for £35,000 [V]
Chinese ceramics, comprising: a celadon pomegranate vase with Qianlong seal mark; a dragon bowl similar; chicken cup; famille rose lid with Tongzhi mark; and an 18th century blue and white tea bowl; together with a pair of Japanese decorative ewers [W]
Chinese porcelain, comprising: a famille rose bottle well enamelled with figures in a garden, with Qianlong seal mark in iron red; and three small famille rose teapots, the covers with peach knops, all probably circa 1900 and with various seal marks [W]
Sundry interesting items, comprising: a vintage Czechoslovak bulldog advertising figure for Guinness and lager, issued by Robert Porter & Co. Ltd; a white metal elephant trinket box with monkey surmount; green glass dump; Garibaldi figure; printed Napoleon portrait miniature; portrait drawing by J. Rogers; ormolu wreath; brass kettle stand and three horse brasses; and a Goebel ashtray [X]
An interesting lot including an old miniature leather riding boot with spur as a cigarette lighter (missing action), a nickel miniature cricket bat brandy flask, a magnifying glass with a horn handle, a Neolithic axe head, a lump of pyrite with fossils, silver-plated letter opener, an old folding tool incorporating corkscrew, screwdriver, etc., a metal bookmark and a tyre pressure gauge.
Five presentation sets from Westminster (Distributors for the British Royal Mint) to include a set of "The Historic Coins of Great Britain" in silver in 14 items, additionally an art enamelled Golden Jubilee crown, a Commemorative Suspension Bridge £1 and an RAF £5 coin, with detailed cards in a fitted box, a set of 26 Trafalgar Bi-centenary silver coins in a fitted box along with two additional £5 coins and a $1 coin with enamelled highlight, a set of History of the Royal Family Coloured Portrait Coin collection comprising 19 items in a fitted case and seven Battle of Britain crowns with enamel decoration, a Douglas Bader crown, three Jubilee crowns with enamel and two Churchill crowns with enamelling, a 1945-2005 £2 coin, a Restoration of the Monarchy £5 coin, five modern crowns, a bronze Great Exhibition medallion, etc. all in a presentation box, The Changing Face of Britain's Coinage Golden Edition with enamelled highlights comprising 17 coins in a wooden presentation box and a 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flown silver coin cover £5 piece.
The Changing Face of Britain's Coinage Golden Edition, a fitted box of the pre-decimals of Elizabeth II with enamelled highlights, a box of First Day Covers, cigarette cards in albums, loose stamps and a stock book.
Four good folders of First Day Covers entitled The History of the World: three folders of the History of World War Two and a fourth on World War Two combining commemorative coins and medals. The Westminster Collection.
Two cartons containing a large number of top-shelf magazines including Escort, Rustler, Rapier, Fiesta and Knave and copies of Spick from June 1968, Spam 1969, Search 1973, also books including The Mini-skirt and Beyond 1970, Emmanuelle II, The Perfumed Garden, Fanny Hill, Erotica Photography, etc.
A box lid including a set of six Mexican silver coffee spoons, a child's spoon and napkin ring in its original box, a filigree and enamelled match book holder mounted with a galleon, a child's silver and mother-of-pearl rattle, cameo-style bracelet, Coronation mugs, pewter mugs, bean-end coffee spoons and a reproduction cup and cover with blue glass liner.