Tuesday, 21 February, 2012

Fine Art & Antiques

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Collectors' Items and Works of Art

Lot Description
A 19th century tortoiseshell tea caddy
The hinged domed rectangular lid enclosing two lidded sections above a bowed tapering body with white metal inlays and an initialled cartouche, standing on turned ivory feet. 18 cms wide.
Estimate: £300 - 500
A George III satinwood tea caddy
Of canted rectangular form, the hinged cover inlaid with a bee within a cartouche, the front inlaid with shells, the canted corners inlaid with urns issuing foliate sprays. 18 cms wide.
Estimate: £400 - 600
A 19th century amboyna veneered jewellery casket
The hinged cover with recessed brass carrying handle, standing on a spreading plinth base. 21 cms wide.
A 19th century burr wood veneered tea caddy
The hinged cover and sides inlaid with a shell. 13 cms high.
A 19th century mahogany tea caddy
Of sarcophagus form, standing on gilt cast lion paw feet. 29 cms wide.
A late 19th/early 20th century carved and stained bone travelling chess set, probably by Jaques
In a mahogany case with brass fittings. The case 30 cms high.
Estimate: £100 - 150
A 19th century marble desk stand
The shaped base incorporating a pen tray surmounted with a cast figure of an eagle flanked with two lidded inkwells. 38 cms wide.
Estimate: £150 - 250
A mother-of-pearl inset lacquered work box
The domed rectangular hinged lid decorated with an Asiatic pheasant amongst blooming fauna above a fitted interior. 31 cms wide.
LYLE, R.C., Royal Newmarket, illustrated by Lionel Edwards
Putnam & Co. Limited, London. 1945, containing various dedications and signatures of owners, trainers and jockeys.
A paint box reputedly belonging to the artist and three volumes of The Autobiography of Sir Alfred Munnings, two volumes inscribed by Sir Alfred.
Volume I: An Artist's Life inscribed "I inscribe this copy for the eldest daughter of Leonard Richardson of Flatford - She is one of the sisters who used to live at the Old Manor House at Flatford - see page 275 of the last volume - III The Finish Alfred Munnings Feb 23 1953".
Volume II: The Second Burst inscribed "Alfred Munnings - This copy belongs to a grown up woman and when she was a little girl I painted her in a canoe on the river here at Flatford. The family and the old home came into my last volume - The Finish Jan 20th 1953".
Volume III: The Finish. Page 274 "Near the Mill itself, near what is known as Willy Lott's Farm - where barns and buildings once stood, where fowls scratched and pecked about, where cows and horses dwelt and where they drank in the river - stands one of the oldest small manor houses in Suffolk. Imagine a large living-room with low, black-beamed ceiling. A wide open fireplace, half a tree-trunk blazing, and sparks flying up the chimney.

The heat is glorious; so is the smell of lemons and punch. Dogs lying on the hearth, and curled up with them a cat or two and a choice piece of Nature's perfection, a badger. The tame rook sitting, not like the Raven "On the pallid bust of Pallas", but on top of the cupboard. Three sisters - sweet girls - the father, a widower - Leonard, we call him - who likes good company, perhaps too much....

To peep inside to-day and create again in mind a scene of those nights with Leonard and his daughters and ourselves, is not for me. The badger playing with the dogs: the rook hopping from chair to chair, at home with the cats.....the smell of punch and wood smoke...

Leonard of the Manor, who loved life, still farms and now lives in a queer self-schemed and designed dwelling. The girls, rich and comfortable, run a large tea-room and a garden sloping to the river. A colony of rooks in the elms above spray their droppings and drown the noise of parking cars with loud cawing.

To one of those agricultural officials who came and instructed Leonard to shoot his young rooks, he replied, "Mind I don't shoot you!"

Provenance: The three volumes of autobiography were purchased from the daughter-in-law of Kathleen Loe (nee Richardson) the eldest of Leonard Richardson's three daughters. The paint box was purchased from either Sylvia or Margaret Richardson, the middle and youngest daughters.
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500
A World War II Distinguished Flying Medal group of five awarded to Fight Sergeant Roland William John Allen, RAFVR, 98 Squadron
Comprising: Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, George VI War Medal and Queen Elizabeth II Air Efficiency Award, presented in a glazed case centred with an embroidered 98 Squadron badge and enclosing label inscribed Distinguished Flying Medal 1459728, Flight Sergeant "now Pilot Officer" Roland William John Allen RAFVR 98 Squadron, Flight Sergeant Allen has taken part in a large number of sorties, many of them against heavily defended targets, he has proved himself to be a keen, resolute and devoted crew member and his example has been most commendable; together with a photograph portrait of Flight Sergeant Allen in uniform; another of Flight Sergeant Allen and his crew in full kit; and a letter from Buckingham Palace with facsimile George VI signature addressed to Flying Officer Roland W.J. Allen DFM.
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500
Two carved wooden painted decoy pigeons
The largest 36 cms long. (2)
Estimate: £100 - 150
A carved and painted decoy sandpiper
With inset glass eyes and an associated stand. 27 cms long.
A carved and painted decoy duck
An early 20th century painted decoy duck
The underside with lead weight. 30 cms long.
A Roland Ward stuffed and mounted black buck
On an oak shield with applied label inscribed M. Bikaner 1908, the reverse with Roland Ward applied label and carved initials. 90 cms high.
Estimate: £250 - 350
A late 19th/early 20th century leather covered model of a horse
Modelled in the rearing position, with glass inset eyes. 94 cms high.
Estimate: £200 - 300
RICHARD DAWSON-HEWITT (20th century) British
A maquette of Two Horse
Wirework, standing on a shaped wooden plinth base
Signed and dated 2007 to underside
33 cms high
Estimate: £100 - 150
After CARL KAUBA (1865-1922) American/Austrian
Cowboy on Horseback, guns blazing
Bronze, standing on a marble plinth base
Signed Kauba
28 cms high
Estimate: £200 - 300
A large model pond yacht
The hull painted with a blue stripe with full rigging, with a stand. 74 cms long.
Estimate: £200 - 300
A 19th century black marble model of the Lateran obelisk
Each side engraved with hieroglyphics, the base with gilt inscriptions in Latin, standing on a marble plinth base. 75 cms high.
Estimate: £300 - 500
Four various Egyptian faience Ushabti figures
Each with turquoise ground. The largest 16 cms high. (4)
Estimate: £100 - 150
A quantity of silver and silver gilt medals pertaining to the Order of the Pearly Kings Society and the American Red Cross
Mainly inscribed as Presented to Brother J Bennett and Sister A Bennett for fund raising and services rendered, suspended on an embroidered sash; together with three photographs showing pearly kings and queens and "native" Americans fund raising, two framed and glazed. (Quantity)

Note: (For further information regaring this lot please contact Rowley's directly on 01353 653020).
Estimate: £250 - 300
An 18th century carved polychrome decorated figure of a Saint
The flat back figure wearing a crown and gilt heightened robes. 23 cms high.
Estimate: £100 - 150
A 19th/20th century Russian icon
Depicting St. George and the Dragon, gilt and bodycolour on board, framed. 26.5 x 31.5 cms.
Estimate: £200 - 300
A 19th/20th century Russian icon
Depicting St. George and the Dragon, gilt and bodycolour on board, framed. 19 x 26 cms.
Estimate: £200 - 300
A 19th/20th century Russian icon
Depicting various religious figures in an Orthodox church, bodycolour and gilt on panel, framed. 25 x 31 cms.
Estimate: £200 - 300
An 18th/19th century white and yellow metal clad painted icon
Representing the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus above a Saint and a ship at full sail, contained in a glazed mahogany case. 23.5 x 31 cms.
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500
AUGUST MOREAU (1834-1917) French
A Figure of Cupid
Signed A. Moreau and inscribed Boudet, 43 Boulevard de Capucines
42.5 cms high
Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000
A 19th century carved marble bust, probably George III
Typically modelled, standing on a plinth base. 34 cms high.
Estimate: £400 - 600
A 19th century bronze figural group
Modelled as a monk and two children, one of the children kissing a crucifix. 21 cms high.
Estimate: £300 - 500
A cast bronze figural group
Modelled as three entwined nude figures, standing on a marble plinth base. 46 cms high.
Estimate: £200 - 300
A pair of 19th century cast bronze figures
Modelled as a gentleman playing his fiddle while dancing a jig, and a lady preparing herself to join in, each standing on a black slate plinth base. 20 cms and 18.5 cms high respectively. (2)
Estimate: £100 - 200
After the Antique
A Figure of Nike, modelled seated on a rocky outcrop
20 cms high
Estimate: £150 - 250
Two 19th century bronze figures of putti
Each modelled scantily clad holding aloft a basket of fruit, one standing on an acanthus cast tripartite base, the other on a cast plinth base. 24 cms and 27 cms high respectively. (2)
Estimate: £100 - 200
A Victorian malachite mounted gilt bronze inkwell
The hinged lid centred with a malachite cabochon enclosing a bronze mounted glass reserve above an etched main body, standing on chain link formed base. 13 cms wide.
Estimate: £150 - 250
A 19th century bronze inkwell
Formed as a dog, the head forming the hinged lid. 14 cms long.
Estimate: £120 - 180
A World War I Military Cross group of three awarded to 2nd Lieutenant Leslie Loxley Firth, Lancers Special Reserve
Comprising: George V issue Military Cross, War Medal and Victory Medal, presented in a glazed case, label to verso inscribed For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. when heavily attacked by the enemy he directed the retirement of his squadron with great ability, only evacuating positions when forced by largely superior numbers to do so and on each withdrawal bringing his men away in safety, though he himself was eventually wounded by his example and cool leadership in this and previous actions he has maintained the best traditions of the service; together with a yellow metal cased manual wind gentleman's wristwatch, inscribed Presented to L.L. Firth Esq by the head foreman formen and men of the Belfast Remount Depot as a mark of their appreciation on the occasion of his leaving to join the army 31.8.16. (2)
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,200
A 19th century Eastern bronze inkwell
The hinged circular lid enclosing a recess above an ornately engraved plate, standing on a circular base. 18 cms wide.
A Middle Eastern bronze vase
Of spherical form with tall neck, standing on a spreading foot, decorated with incised floral bands. 16 cms high.
Estimate: £150 - 250
A pair of small Victorian bronzed metal candlesticks
Each formed as an elephant before a palm tree. 11.5 cms high. (2)
A 19th century cold painted bronze model of a dog
Modelled seated and scratching an itch, the collar inscribed MSCH. 9 cms wide.
Estimate: £100 - 150
A 19th century cold painted bronze model of a dog, possibly Pekinese
Modelled with head down and tail in the air. 9 cms wide.
A small bronze model of a mouse
The base stamped Geschutzt and Depose. 5.5 cms long.
A Russian white metal and jade paperweight
Modelled as a seated elephant, on a pedestal plinth, standing on dolphin feet. 11 cms high.
Estimate: £300 - 500
ANGLO-DUTCH SCHOOL (17th/18th century)
Portrait miniature, possibly John Lilburne
On copper, framed
7.5 x 9 cms
Estimate: £200 - 300
An early 18th century portrait miniature
The young lady wearing a red dress, oil on copper, in an ebonised frame. 16 cms wide overall.
Estimate: £300 - 500
A 17th century portrait miniature
The young man wearing a blue tunic and white neck scarf, oil on copper, in a moulded oval frame with brass suspension loop. 9 cms wide overall.
Estimate: £300 - 500
A 19th century unmarked yellow metal framed portrait mourning miniature
The front painted with a young m an wearing a blue tunic and white neck tie, the reverse with hair plaits and initialled JB, in a folding leather case. 6.5 cms wide overall.
Estimate: £600 - 800
An early 19th century portrait miniature
The gentleman wearing brown tunic and white neck tie, initialled CL and dated 1804, in an ebonised papier mache frame with brass mounts. 12 cms wide overall.
Estimate: £300 - 500

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