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Staffordshire greyhounds, sold for £1,500
A pair of 19th Century Staffordshire greyhounds, respectively entitled M’Grath and Pretender, 24cm high
Sam Bough RSA, oil on canvas, sold for £1,500
Sam Bough RSA (1822-1878) Dewy harbour scene at twilight under a gold and amethyst sky, a fishing boat rests beached to the fore, its occupant gazing out beyond harbour wall to the silhouetted spires of a sailing boat beyond, oil on panel, signed and dated 1861, in heavy gilt frame, 19 cm x 29 cm
Early, signed Staunton Carton Pierre casket, sold for £5,800
A signed first production Staunton Chess-Men Carton Pierre casket, of rectangular form, having raised and reticulated decoration to the lid including concentric borders, bosses and a central roundel containing the crowns of Bishop, Knight, King and Queen, the break front sides of conforming fashion with castellated corners inter spaced by pierced chess pieces and boards, opening to reveal a tooled gilt lid with cream plush lining, paper label to the base printed ‘Carrara Set, with “Text-Book” and Carton Pierre Box’ numbered in ink ’17’ and signed H Staunton, (a/f) circa 1849 13 cm x 21 cm x 10 cm high
A 1930s black satin and Spanish lace evening dress, sold for £340
A 1930s black satin and Spanish lace evening dress, having a halter neck with ruffled collar, loosely pleated bodice and racer back, over a bias cut skirt with lace panels, together with a matching lace bolero with ribbon streamers and a similar black lace tippet
[Mabel Lucie Attwell] A large quantity of unused, tear-away calendars, sold for £230
[Mabel Lucie Attwell] A large quantity of unused, tear-away calendars together with three Mabel Lucie Attwell greetings cards, approximately 33 in total
A Second World War D.F.C casualty group, sold for £2,000
A Second World War D.F.C casualty group, awarded to Flying Officer J. Fielden, R.A.F, comprising; Distinguished Flying Cross, 1939-45 Star, 1939-45 War Medal, Defence Medal, Atlantic Star, Africa Star and Italy Star, the group is accompanied by a large quantity of ephemera and official documentation, including accounts of his death, photographs, log books, and diaries, together with some personal effects, such as sporting trophies, photographs and ephemera, etc. John ‘Jack’ Fielden joined the R.A.F in May 1940. As Flight Sergeant in the Summer of 1942, he was on reconnaissance over Germany when his pilot had to make a forced landing in Switzerland. Here they were interned for four months, before finally escaping and arriving back in England on Christmas Eve. Subsequently he gained a commission and was promoted to Flying Officer. He learned of his Flying Cross in September 1944, only a week before he was reported missing whilst flying a Mosquito over Northern Germany.
A 18ct white gold and three-stone diamond ring, sold for £3,800
A 18ct white gold and three-stone diamond ring, comprising three brilliants each of approximately 1ct, held in a contemporary open claw setting, above a heavy tapered shank
Pierre Adolphe Valette (1876-1942), portrait, sold for £2,800
Pierre Adolphe Valette (1876-1942) French Impressionist Head of a Woman, sensitively depicted profile portrait of a young lady, her hair worn in a chignon exposing slightly rouged ears; her expression captured in a moment of relaxed reverie, loosely worked in oils over paper in a style reminiscent of a preparatory study and incorporating the ground at lower edge, signed lower right, framed and mounted under glass, gallery label verso, 37 x 34 cm Valette is today perhaps chiefly remembered as being the tutor of L.S. Lowry
A Dinky Toys No. 505 Foden Flat Truck, sold for £100
A Dinky Toys No. 505 Foden Flat Truck with Chains, maroon coloured vehicle, in first edition blue carton
[Autographs] Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, sold for £135
[Autographs] Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, English and American film comedians, signed in blue ink, with a colour vignette of the duo firmly affixed to the centre; beneath which Laurel has added Thank you Annie!, annotated verso in pencil with an unrelated poem, and presented in a 1940s autograph album containing further ditties and drawings
A contemporary platinum and five stone diamond ring, sold for £1,500
A contemporary platinum and five stone diamond ring, each old-cut brilliant being millegrain set, and graded with the largest to the centre, over an open surmount and tapering band
After Franz Xavier Bergman (1861-1936) An Austrian cold painted bronze figure, sold for £850
After Franz Xavier Bergman (1861-1936) An Austrian cold painted bronze figure of a Moorish boy seated on a donkey, polychrome enamelled, marked Geshultz 236 to the underside, man and animal cast separately, 15 cm high
Thomas Bushby R.N (1861-1918) Stanwix Carlisle, sold for £3,400
Thomas Bushby R.N (1861-1918) Stanwix, Carlisle, sunny view across the River Eden, looking towards Stanwix bank and St Michael’s church beyond, in the foreground cattle wade in the glassy waters of the Eden; its surface reflecting the cluster of houses and tall trees beyond, watercolour and gouache over paper, signed, entitled and dated 1896 lower right, in original gilt mount and moulded frame, 26 x 36 cm
Thomas Bushby R.N (1861-1918) Carlisle, sold for £3,400
Thomas Bushby R.N (1861-1918) Carlisle, twilight view across the River Eden, gazing directly upon Eden Bridge with a sweeping view of Carlisle Castle, Dixon’s Chimney and Carlisle Cathedral beyond, to the fore cattle paddle in the smooth waters, whilst figures dot about the view, watercolour and gouache over paper, signed, entitled and dated 1896 lower right, in original gilt mount and moulded frame, 26 x 36 cm
Late Staunton Carton Pierre casket sold for £2,800
A Staunton Chess-Men Carton Pierre casket containing original ivory chess pieces part stained in red, the box of rectangular form, having raised and reticulated decoration to the lid including concentric borders, bosses and a central roundel containing the crowns of Bishop, Knight, King and Queen, the break front sides of conforming fashion with castellated corners inter spaced by pierced chess pieces and boards, opening to reveal a tooled gilt lid with aubergine plush lining, raspberry paper label to the base printed ‘Registered No. 58,607 5 & 6 Vict. cap. 100. IVORY’ with facsimile signature ‘H Staunton’, (a/f) late 19th Century, 15 cm x 21 cm x 10 cm high
A First World War group including a Distinguished Service Order medal, sold for £4,200
A First World War group comprising Distinguished Service Order, Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, the Star named to Captain Vincent Marcus Barron Scully, Royal Irish Regiment, the two other named medals to the recipient as Lieutenant Colonel, mounted with the ribbon alone of the Serbian White Eagle First Class. Scully, late of the Border Regiment, served pre-World War One with the South African Defence Forces, and as a Staff Captain of the Permanent Forces 1912-13, during the First World War he served at Gallipoli, in Serbia, Macedonia, Palestine and France, commanding the 10th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, and later the 5th Connaucht Rangers, he was Mentioned in Despatches four times, was wounded twice and was aboard HMT Arcadian when torpedoed in 1917, he was invalided out of the Army in 1924 due to wounds suffered.
An Indian Mutiny Medal, sold for £1,200
An Indian Mutiny Medal (no clasps) to Asst Surgn Jas Allan Currie, 8th Irr Cavy
A First World War casualty and gallantry group, sold for £3,600
A First World War casualty and gallantry group, comprising Military cross and Bar, British War and Victory medals with Memorial Plaque and related official documents to Captain Philip Edwin Leybourne, Hampshire Regiment, the group includes a large quantity of somewhat poignant personal correspondence from Captain Leybourne written whilst on campaign
Wainright, Alfred (1907-1991), autograph manuscript notebook, sold for £8,600
Wainright, Alfred (1907-1991), autograph manuscript notebook, as used in the production of the author’s early work, containing the distinctive and meticulous pencil hand, sketches and maps reproduced in the Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells published between 1955 and 1966, including attention to final publication such as page layout and font, the notebook comes together with approximately 24 Ordinance Survey maps hand annotated by Wainwright and drawn upon, plus a further 27 as used by Cyril Moore, the author’s assistant and trail walker
Rowling, J. K, Harry Potter, sold for £300
Rowling, J. K, Harry Potter, complete set of Deluxe First Editions, seven volumes, Bloomsbury, London
A Britains Model Home Farm Series Farmer’s Gig and loose livestock, sold for £400
A Britains Model Home Farm Series Farmer’s Gig No. 20F, with green gig and red spoked wheels, brown walking horse and seated driver in green jacket, boxed pre-war model, together with a quantity of loose Britains livestock, figures and furnishings
A Victorian Whitehaven Castle copper jelly mould, sold for £280
A Victorian copper jelly mould, of fancy multi-tower form, engraved Whitehaven Castle, 12.5cm 11cm high
A Victorian copper Prince of Wales jelly mould, sold for £550
A Victorian copper jelly mould, of Prince of Wales fleur-de-lys pattern, engraved L Lowther, 13cm x 13cm high
A Louis Kuppenheim enamelled silver gilt minaudiere, sold for £200
A Louis Kuppenheim enamelled silver gilt minaudiere, suspended by a woven wristlet cord, of elliptical cross section, the exterior decorated with raised gilding over black enamel in the form of vitruvian scroll, flowerhead jewelled and palmate bands, opening to reveal a three compartment interior incorporating a mirror, ivory note card and engine turned lids, first half 20th Century, 8.9 cm x 3.5 cm
An early 20th Century WMF electroplate visiting card tray, sold for £620
An early 20th Century WMF electroplate figural visiting card tray, modelled as a fairy stroking a dove, the tray being two lily pads with blossom, on Art Nouveau inspired base with swept supports, model number 246, 22cm high
A Georgian white metal Masonic pendant / brooch, sold for £280
A Georgian white metal Masonic pendant / brooch, pierced and engraved in a a pattern of Masonic devices, 7cm x 5.5cm, (a/f)
An 18ct gold bracelet, sold for £500
An 18ct gold bracelet of interlocking broad oval links faced with lenticular bars and pellets, 25g
An impressive diamond and 18ct white gold dress ring, sold for £1,500
An impressive diamond and 18ct white gold dress ring, comprising a terraced open flowerhead setting of miligrain-set diamonds of approximately 1.5ct total diamond weight, on a conforming diamond-set bifurcated shank
A 1950’s Rolex Precision 9ct gold cased wrist watch, sold for
A 1950’s Rolex Precision 9ct gold cased wrist watch, having gold dagger baton markers, conforming hands and subsidiary seconds
Thomas Bushby R.N (1861-1918), sold for £2,300
Thomas Bushby R.N (1861-1918) Showery stroll down a rustic lane, a grandmother heavily laden with baskets of produce shields herself from the drizzle under an umbrella while her grandson strides ahead clad in a red beret, watercolour, signed and dated 1891, under wash lined mount and heavy ornate frame, 46 cm x 33 cm
The Jolly Friars, sold for £400
After Musgrave Lewthwaite Watson (1804-1847) The Jolly Friars, sculpture cast in plaster, 58cm high, together with The Life and Works of Musgrave Lewthwaite Watson, Sculptor, by Henry Lonsdale, 1866, and a folio of Designs by the late M L Watson, sculptor, illustrative of the poem Human Life.
Race day tags for Carlisle, sold for £150
A quantity of race day tags for Carlisle and other race clubs, including a number of enamelled examples, circa 1930 – 1960
A Waffen SS other rank’s belt, sold for £180
A Waffen SS other rank’s belt
Early 18th Century trepanning instruments, sold for £1,500
An early 18th Century cased set of surgical trepanning instruments, comprising baluster-turned and hardwood handled tools, one bearing the engraved name BODKER, in brass-mounted fish skin covered case
A 19th Century velocipede, sold for £1,900
A 19th Century velocipede or boneshaker, third quarter 19th Century
19th Century prepared microscope slides
30 various prepared microscope slides, including 19th Century and later examples
A Victorian student’s brass microscope, sold for £420
A Victorian student’s brass monocular microscope, by Horne Thornthwaite & Wood, 123 Newgate St, London, in fitted mahogany case, third quarter 19th Century
A quantity of bows, sold for £280
A quantity of bows, including one with an ivory frog, one marked Meinl and one marked L. Bausch (a/f), together with four further unnamed examples (a/f)
A set of six Victorian rummers, sold for £160
A set of six Victorian rummers, each having bell-form bowl with broad diamond-cut band to base, on short knopped stem and plain foot, 14cm high
Lowestoft blue and white transfer printed covered dish and stand, sold for £1,400
A Lowestoft blue and white transfer printed covered dish and stand, the dish of oval section with domed cover, the handles naturalistically modelled as twigs with foliage and blossom, decorated in a pattern of roses and butterflies, crescent marks to bases, circa 1760-1770, stand 19.5cm x 13.5cm, (a/f)
A Keswick School of Industrial Arts planished silver caddy spoon, sold for £220
A Keswick School of Industrial Arts planished silver caddy spoon, having a circular bowl and flared concave handle, decorated to the latter with a punched and chased flowerhead border, Chester, 1946, 13g
A quantity of William IV silver fiddle pattern flatware, sold for £700
A quantity of William IV silver fiddle pattern flatware, comprising five table forks, six table spoons, five dessert forks, five dessert spoons and a sauce ladle, bearing engraved armorial crests to the terminals, William Eaton, London, 1833, 1374g
Diamond and emerald cocktail ring, sold for £680
A large diamond and emerald cocktail ring, having a flowerhead arrangement with central oval stone, mounted above two terraces of graded brilliants, claw set on a yellow metal shank
A 1930’s boudoir timepiece, sold for £170
A 1930’s boudoir timepiece, having square face painted in depiction of children retiring to bed, offset with iridescent butterfly wings, within a narrow gilt metal bezel, with easel back, in original carton, 12cm x 12cm
Edward Horace Thompson (1874-1949), sold for £500
Edward Horace Thompson (1874-1949) Twilight lakeland view from the cusp of a pebbly shore, waning sunlight spills over still waters to the lavender land beyond, watercolour and bodycolour, under wash lined mount and glass, 42 cm x 58 cm
Edward Horace Thompson (1874-1949), sold for £500
Edward Horace Thompson (1874-1949) Elevated Lake District view from the perspective of a rocky hilltop, the basin beneath containing glassy waters and dense greenery, watercolour and bodycolour, under wash lined mount and glass, 43 cm x 27 cm
Silver mounted and coopered claret jug, sold for £500
A late Victorian silver mounted and coopered claret jug with boars tusk handle, of tapering cylindrical form with plain hinged cover and thumb piece, Mappin Brothers, London, 1900, 5 cm high
An 18ct gold broad flexible bracelet, sold for £1,400
An 18ct gold broad flexible bracelet, 68.5g
A George III silver three-piece tea service, recently sold for £800
A George III silver three-piece tea service, each element of compressed shouldered ovoid form, with foliate scroll moulded rims, on cast anthemion moulded feet, T.W, Newcastle, 1838, 1253g
A George V silver and guilloche enamelled mirror and brush set, sold for £140
A George V silver and guilloche enamelled mirror and brush set, comprising three parts each in a powder blue sunburst design, Albert Carter, Birmingham, 1914
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Featuring a fine collection of silver, including some unique pieces from two local estates, this year’s penultimate sale saw over 700 Lots go under the hammer. One area in the antique sector still performing very well is definitely silver and the highlight of Monday’s sale was a sliver tea service which achieved £650.00. The well attended sale saw a pounce pot in the form of a silver owl fly away,…