Fine George II Coffee Pot by Peter Archambo I, London 1731
Fine Pair of Cast George II Candlesticks by Anthony Lefebure, Dublin 1734.
By Edward Lothian, Edinburgh 1748 Very Fine Scottish Warwick Cruet: the arms are those of Horsburgh of That Ilk, an ancient Peebleshire family, quartering those of Tait, of Pirn in Tweeddale. The Taits were a prominent landed family and Horsburgh married one of the co-heiresses. Quite a lot of Horsburghs used these arms around 1748.
Fine German Model of a Snipe with hinged wings and detachable head, circa 1910.
Charles II Porringer with unusual decoration by Daniel Rutty, London 1661
George III Oval Tea Caddy, made by William Vincent, London 1774
A Macao ivory figural bust chess set, one of the most important Chinese sets for any collection and we offer one of the best we have seen, with a 4 inch king, it is regarded as a large example of its type and the quality of the carving is very fine indeed. One of the great assets of these handsome sets is that they are designed as ornaments for any home of style. This is exactly as they were perceived in the grand 19th century homes unlike the European playing sets which were designed to be boxed and put way when not in use. To any collector of chess sets there are three key categories:1) Playing 2) Decorative 3) Figural Generally, by far the most desirable to collectors and non-collectors are the figural which for fine quality sets start at several thousand pounds and rise to perhaps as much as half a million and more for the finestAugsburg sets. Ivory has always been the material of choice worldwide for the best sets and fashioned at a time when ivory shortage was not an issue, they can represent the most exquisite historical reminder of the stunning skills ofthe ivory turners and carvers across the globe. China during the 18th and 19th centuries was home to master craftsmen comparable to those in the ivory carving centres in Europe (Augsburg, St Petersburg, Dieppe, Paris, London) and India, and many of the finestfigural chess sets were made for the European market between the mid 1750’s and the late 1900’s.
CHARLES EDWARD WILSON 1854 – 1941 The Story Book Waterolour Signed Frame size: 26¼ x 33½ inches / 66.25 x 85 cm Charles Edward Wilson was born at Whitwell, Nottinghamshire. He lived at Addiscombe, Surrey. He painted rustic genre subjects in watercolour. Exhibited 17 works at the RA and 13 works at the NWS. He studied at Sheffield School of Art.
Albert Hager (Belgian, 1857-1940) Chiens de trait Signed A superb bronze cast of two working dogs in a dark brown patination. Albert Hager was born in Frankfurt, Germany but lived in Ukkel, Brussels, Belgium. He was taught at the Academy of St Gillis by the famous painter Alfred Cluysenaar.
Hager then became a teacher at the Academy in 1893 and then became director from 1918 to 1922. He studied dogs and their behaviour, he made a sculpture of two working dogs which was brought by the Royal Society of Fine Arts in Brussels. He exhibited animal sculptures in Antwerp and Brussels between 1910 and 1923 and in 1926 in Bern and 1931 in Copenhagen.
His work is presented in the Charlier Museum in Brussels and in the Town Museum of Louvain Belgium. He died in Brussels in 1940.
A fine early English 19th century tea caddy in the form of a stack of red leather bound books entitled Cecilia and Bath Guide, the lock revealed by sliding the cover to its side, opening the caddy reveals two compartments with green leather covered lids.
A very fine George III Sheraton period mahogany drum table of rare small size, the top with alternate real and false drawers, retaining the original gilt brass handles, the crossbanded edges with boxwood stringing, raised on an elegant four splay sabre base to original castors. N.B. This table has a most unusual mechanism revolving on a four inset leather rollers travelling on a steel hoop inset into the top of the block.
A truly magnificent carved ivory model of His Majestys Ship "Royal Sovereign", which was originally built in 1637 by Peter Pett for Charles I, and the attention to detail and the superb carving are truly amazing and we would estimate that this took Kiddie over 1 year to make. With a planked and pinned hull, open gun ports with ivory guns, deck fittings including rowing boats, decklights, etc, standard and running rigging which is tied together with either human hair or cat gut, all the sails, flags and pennants. The model stands on its original parquetry base with a descriptive plaque, all on a mahogany base and covered with the original mahogany framed glass case.
c.1750 apple green wine glass. Plain stem with tear below the bowl.
c.1760 Dutch engraved wine glass, the bowl finely engraved with a scene of men and women toasting each other.
Two glasses from a suite comprising champagne, water, red wine, white wine and liqueur glasses. Belgian, made by Doyen c. 1935.