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Friday 03 November 2017

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

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Friday 24th October – 5pm to 8pm,
Saturday 25th October – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 2nd November – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Of Local Interest & Importance: An original London Brick Company sign depicting the company’s logo, to be included in our October Antiques sale

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This selection of items forms a part of our October Antiques & Collectors Items sale.

To find out more about this auction click ‘Auction & Catalogue Details’ above.

Recent Highlights in Antique & Collectable Auctions

After Salvator Rosa, 19th century,
a capriccio of a Mediterranean harbour', unsigned,
oil on canvas,
58 x 101.5 cm
*see Lot 54 Phillips 3rd July 1995

Sold for £650

A group of collectables including First World War sweetheart's cards, a 1944 TG.Co. Ltd. Mark III military compass, an RAF silver and enamelled brooch, cap badges etc.

Sold for £540

An 18ct white gold 5 stone diamond ring having brilliant cut diamonds in a four claw setting. Approx total carat weight 2.00ct.

Sold for £1,300

A pair of two colour metal ear studs, each set a single brilliant cut diamond within a millegrain setting and suspending a detachable grey pearl drop, diamonds each approximately 1 carat, pearls measure d. 1.1 cm, overall 9.3 gms

Sold for £3,000

A 19th century French ebony, satinwood and brass mounted Bonheur du jour, the galleried breakfront top having two cupboard doors with cherub Sevres plaques flanking central mirrored display alcove over the top with single fitted drawer behind a brass guilloche frieze incorporating Sevres roundel's above the two tiered, mirror backed base with turned and fluted parcel gilt supports,
h. 151 cm, w. 124 cm, d. 58 cm

Sold for £3,500

Matthew Smith (20th century),
'The Red Show',
signed with a monogram,
oil on canvas,
33 x 43 cm

Sold for £1,200

A 9ct yellow gold engine turned cigarette box of rectangular form, Asprey, London 1928, w. 18 cm, in a fitted case

Sold for £4,100

William Emerton of Wootton: an 18th century longcase clock, the brass face with foliate spandrels, date aperture, secondary dial and moon phase, within a mahogany case

Sold for £720

An Ekco 'All-Electric Radio Type A.D.65 Receiver' in a domed bakelite case, h. 40 cm, together with five boxed associated valves

Sold for £880

A Khorasan Tabriz woolen rug, the floral motifs on a blue ground within matching red borders, 447 x 345 cm

Sold for £1,7000

A Coalport parian bust modelled as Vice-Admiral Nelson, modelled by Joseph Pitts under the direction of Admiral Sir William Parker K.C.B. from the painting by Wichell in his possession, inscribed to back and dated 1853, h. 23 cm *For an identical example see National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, No. AAA5974

Sold for £440

A salt glazed bellarmine-type jug of typical form, h. 20.5 cm

Sold for £600

A late 19th century Austrian cup, the metalwork filled with enamel and gilded sections, the rock crystal bowl and base with floral etching, the central figural column in the form of three herons, h. 14 cm

Sold for £500

An 18ct white gold three stone ring set cushion cut (?)rubelite and two brilliant cut diamonds in a raised setting, central stone measures 1.1 x 1.2 cm, each diamond approximately 0.5 carats,
ring size L, 7.8 gms

Sold for £1,400

A pair of Royal Worcester twin handled vases with hand painted scenes of highland cattle by James Stinton, dated 1917. H. 30 cm

Sold for £2,000

A pair of William IV silver and parcel gilt salts of nautilus shell form, Joseph Angell I & John Angell I, London 1835, h. 6 cm, 10 ozs

Sold for £1,150

A late 16th/ early 17th century Flemish tapestry fragment depicting figures preparing for battle before noblemen, some on horseback, 132 x 150 cm

Sold for £2,000

Joseph Weiss
(known as Josè Weiss, 1859-1919),
'Public House...Byway Hill',
signed,
oil on panel,
32 x 25 cm, together with another by the same hand 'Houghton Lane, Amberley' (2)

Sold for £550

A late 19th century brass and silvered pot with a swing handle, ornately engraved with geometric motifs and Arabic script, d. 25 cm

Sold for £16,200

Attributed to Harry and Lou Epstein, an Art Deco walnut dining suite including a twin-pedestal table, a sideboard and six 'Cloud' chairs

Sold for £1,700

Recent Highlights in Bedford Auction Centre

After Salvator Rosa, 19th century,
a capriccio of a Mediterranean harbour', unsigned,
oil on canvas,
58 x 101.5 cm
*see Lot 54 Phillips 3rd July 1995

Sold for £650

A group of collectables including First World War sweetheart's cards, a 1944 TG.Co. Ltd. Mark III military compass, an RAF silver and enamelled brooch, cap badges etc.

Sold for £540

A pair of William IV silver and parcel gilt salts of nautilus shell form, Joseph Angell I & John Angell I, London 1835, h. 6 cm, 10 ozs

Sold for £1,150

A late 16th/ early 17th century Flemish tapestry fragment depicting figures preparing for battle before noblemen, some on horseback, 132 x 150 cm

Sold for £2,000

Joseph Weiss
(known as Josè Weiss, 1859-1919),
'Public House...Byway Hill',
signed,
oil on panel,
32 x 25 cm, together with another by the same hand 'Houghton Lane, Amberley' (2)

Sold for £550

A late 19th century brass and silvered pot with a swing handle, ornately engraved with geometric motifs and Arabic script, d. 25 cm

Sold for £16,200

Attributed to Harry and Lou Epstein, an Art Deco walnut dining suite including a twin-pedestal table, a sideboard and six 'Cloud' chairs

Sold for £1,700

Frederick William Elwell (1870-1958),
a half-length study of a gentleman wearing a frilled collar,
signed Fred Elwell and dated 1902,
oil on canvas,
71 x 64 cm

Sold for £2,800

A 'Grasshopper' skeleton clock by The Greenwich Clock Co. of London with three enamelled dials, fusee movement, grasshopper escapement and an anchor motif within a mahogany and glazed case, h. 45 cm *This clock is based on the first marine chronometer made by John Harrison (1693-1776)

Sold for £950

A 19th century transfer printed blue and white meat plate decorated with a family taking a stroll in a country estate, w. 62 cm

Sold for £1,300

A Coalport parian bust modelled as Vice-Admiral Nelson, modelled by Joseph Pitts under the direction of Admiral Sir William Parker K.C.B. from the painting by Wichell in his possession, inscribed to back and dated 1853, h. 23 cm *For an identical example see National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, No. AAA5974

Sold for £440

A salt glazed bellarmine-type jug of typical form, h. 20.5 cm

Sold for £600

A late 19th century Austrian cup, the metalwork filled with enamel and gilded sections, the rock crystal bowl and base with floral etching, the central figural column in the form of three herons, h. 14 cm

Sold for £500

Matthew Smith (20th century),
'The Red Show',
signed with a monogram,
oil on canvas,
33 x 43 cm

Sold for £1,200

A 9ct yellow gold engine turned cigarette box of rectangular form, Asprey, London 1928, w. 18 cm, in a fitted case

Sold for £4,100

William Emerton of Wootton: an 18th century longcase clock, the brass face with foliate spandrels, date aperture, secondary dial and moon phase, within a mahogany case

Sold for £720

An Ekco 'All-Electric Radio Type A.D.65 Receiver' in a domed bakelite case, h. 40 cm, together with five boxed associated valves

Sold for £880

A Khorasan Tabriz woolen rug, the floral motifs on a blue ground within matching red borders, 447 x 345 cm

Sold for £1,7000

A group of three 20th century Tribal knobkerries of plain uncarved form

Sold for £4,300

After Charles Octave Levy (French 1820-1899), a bronze figure modelled as 'Le Reveil', signed 'CH Levy', h. 70 cm

Sold for £1,100

Recent Highlights in Specialist Auctions

An old bottle of Governor General Jamaica Rum by W&A Gilbey, By Appointment to the Late King George V, Circa late 1930's. 30 under proof when bottled, 1/6 gallon approx. (Note the cork is uncovered but appears unopened)

Sold for £520

C.S. Lewis: Broadcast Talks, 1942. 12mo Hb. Affixed to the front paste-down of the volume is a letter written by Lewis from Magdalen College - '' Dear Mr. Hubble, Forgive this economy of paper, I can't at the moment do otherwise. The Talks will be published, probably by Centenary Press but it is too early yet to give any details. I hope they may be in their Autumn lists. Thanks for kind and encouraging letter, Yours sincerely, C.S. Lewis.''

Sold for £440

Thomas Childs - Engineer & Amateur Photographer: Manuscript 'Chinese' Journal - '' Thos Child's Diary 1869, From September 9th to August 27th. 1870, Containing an account of my voyage from London to Peking.'' Together with: ''The Diary of Thomas Child - Years Residence in China, Vol 1. 1870.'' Two small leather bound volumes (Foolscap 8vo) containing manuscript entries for both accounts

Sold for £6,800

An 18ct white gold three stone ring set cushion cut (?)rubelite and two brilliant cut diamonds in a raised setting, central stone measures 1.1 x 1.2 cm, each diamond approximately 0.5 carats,
ring size L, 7.8 gms

Sold for £1,400

Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, a pair of 'Tight' pale grey leather armchairs on chromed legs

Sold for £420

Sir Norman Foster for Tecno, a 'Nomos' rectangular table with a glass top, on castors, l. 160 cm

Sold for £440

SOLD Lot 1033 28 bore sidelock ejector by Holland & Holland, 28 ins barrels (recent re proof), ½ & full choke, with dolls head extension inscribed HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 New Bond Street London, 70mm chambers, acanthus scroll foliate and border relief engraved action and fences with the makers name in gold letters, well figured 14,13/16 ins straight hand stock with vacant silver oval, in leather motor case with makers trade label

Sold for £18,000

Erik Kirkegaard for Hong Stolefabrik, a pair of rosewood and black leather upholstered desk/armchairs

Sold for £750

Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, a set of ten 'Eames Plastic Chair' DSR chairs in yellow, grey and blue

Sold for £950

Mies van der Rohe, a pair of 1976 'Barcelona' chairs, the brown leather button upholstered cushions on chromed frames

Sold for £1,600

A quantity of cigars, 1 box of 25 Partagas Panetelas from Cuba (sealed), a box of 10 Royal Jamaica coronas & a part box of 12 Josel Piedra Habana, Cuban Coronas Cortas

Sold for £220

Late Victorian photograph Album, C.1895, featuring the original work of an amateur photographer. Locations include Windsor & other districts in London including the River Thames together with rural areas like Ragdale. Possibly a unique 'period' record of life and times.

Sold for £420

Gary Larson: The Complete Far Side, 2003. 1st. Edition. Signed, limited edition 1890/2000. Vols. 1 & 2, Folio, full maroon leather binding, gilt with colour pictorial onlay, aeg. Signed certificate of limitation bound in as frontis. Colour and black and white cartoon illustrations in chronological sequence 1980 - 1994. Both volumes housed in a two tone fabric lined drop-down box. Published with each set was an additional full-sized colour print signed by Larson with the same limitation number. Scarce and near fine.

Sold for £600

An 18ct white gold 5 stone diamond ring having brilliant cut diamonds in a four claw setting. Approx total carat weight 2.00ct.

Sold for £1,300

A pair of two colour metal ear studs, each set a single brilliant cut diamond within a millegrain setting and suspending a detachable grey pearl drop, diamonds each approximately 1 carat, pearls measure d. 1.1 cm, overall 9.3 gms

Sold for £3,000

Vladimir Kagan for Chromcraft, a 'Sculpta' dining set including a Brazilian rosewood and crossbanded oval table, w. 151 cm, and a set of four button upholstered vinyl chairs on self-return V-form bases *As featured in Star Trek episodes 'Spock's Brain' and 'The Trouble with Tribbles'

Sold for £1600


SOLD Lot 1172: Pair Armi Bertuzzi sidelock over and under ejector guns, each with 28 ins barrels, full & ½ choke, tapered file cut rib marked in gold 1 & 2, 70mm chambers, exceptionally fine scroll bouquet and border hand engraved sidelock actions and fences, the engraved top levers numbered 1 & 2 in gold, single triggers, rolled edge trigger guards, engraved furniture with maker's emblem and numbers 1 & 2 in gold to forends, highly figured 14,7/8 ins straight hand stocks, nos. 5944/45, in fully fitted oak and leather makers case with claret baize lining and canvas outer

Sold for £20,000

12 bore Browning 425 over and under, ejector, 28 ins Invector multi choke barrels, ¼ ins file cut ventilated rib, 2¾ ins chambers, game scene engraved polished action, single selective trigger, 14¾ ins semi pistol grip stock

Sold for £900

Pietro Arosio for Tacchini, a pair of 'Moon' armchairs, the red leather seats on black pedestal swivel bases

Sold for £750

Matthew Hilton for SCP, a tan leather 'Balzac' chair and ottomon *Literature: See Charlotte & Peter Fiell '1000 Chairs', p. 685

Sold for £1,100