Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc they are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin’s and Fraser's Autographs.
Established in 1759, they have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry numbering over 150 per annum. They provide vendors and buyers alike market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. They operate from salerooms in London’s Mayfair, Donnington Priory (near Newbury), Bristol and Godalming. They also operate a franchise in Rome (Italy).

Dreweatts's & Bloomsbury are members of Association of Accredited Auctioneers - AAA combines 20 UK auction houses, with a combined annual turnover of over £200m. Each member auction house has built a reputation for quality and integrity, many over a period of hundreds of years. AAA members are committed to the highest standards of creditability and services to buyers and sellers.


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Objects "Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions"

Clock and Watchmaking, eighteen publications: Wild, Malcolm J

Wild, Malcolm J. The Crowood Press, Ramsbury, Wiltshire 2001, signed by the author, dj; Haswell, Eric J. Chapman and Hall Ltd., London 1928, embossed blue cloth; Haswell, Chas. H. Harper & Brothers, New York 1884, maroon cloth with integral folding clasp; Saunier, Claudius J. Trippin, London 1882, gilt embossed green cloth; Britten, F. J. W. Kent & Co., London 1884; Hutton, W. S. The Technical Press Ltd, London 1919, embossed blue cloth; Denison, Edmund Becket John Weale, London 1860, gilt inscribed red cloth; Denison, Edmund Becket John Weale, London 1850, gilt inscribed red cloth; Britten, F. J. The Norman Henley Publishing Company, New York 1930; Gazeley, W. J. Heywood & Company Ltd., London 1958; Gazeley, W. J. D. Van Nostrand Company Inc., New York 1956; Britten, F. J. Baron Publishing, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1976, dj; Oberg, Erik and Jones, F. D. The Industrial Press, two copies, eleventh and twelfth editions, New York 1942 and 1944, both gilt embossed green cloth; Rees, Abraham David & Charles Reprints, Newton Abbot, Devon 1790; dj; Wild, J. Malcolm Arlington Book Co. Arlington, Virginia 1988, softbound; Harvey, Laurence and Allix, Charles Malcolm Gardner, Sevenoaks, Kent 1982, limited edition 395/2,000, staple softbound, with a copy of Britten, F. J. E. & F. N. Spon Limited, London 1922, embossed brown cloth and three miscellaneous publications, (21).Read more

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A Queen Anne tortoiseshell japanned eight-day longcase clock James West, London

The five finned pillar inside countwheel bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum, the 12 inch square brass dial with ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds, floral scroll border engraved calendar aperture and burnished oval signature cartouche engraved to the matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and Arabic five minutes to outer track, with scroll-pierced steel hands and applied twin cherub and crown spandrels to angles,in a japanned case with mounded cornice and gilt scroll painted blind frieze to lintel over conforming decorated glazed hood door applied with three-quarter columns to angles, the sides with rectangular glazed apertures and quarter columns set against bargeboards at the rear, the trunk with floral spray centred concave throat moulding over 40 inch door centred with a brass-bordered circular lenticle and decorated in raised polychrome and gilt with Oriental figures within an Arcadian Chinoiserie landscape on a simulated tortoiseshell ground, the surround painted with scrollwork and leafy sprays, the sides with Ho-Ho birds and large scale foliage, on conforming plinth base fronted with raised figure inhabited garden scene over moulded skirt, 211cm (83ins) high.Read more

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A Curta type II mechanical calculator Contina Limited, Mauren, Liechtenstein

The circular top with cranked operating handle, clearing lever and moveable decimal markers within outer silver and black bordered numeral apertures with the former being the quotient dial and the latter being the product dial, the cylindrical body with knurled upper carriage rotating against a numbered position scale calibrated over inscribed text and eleven vertical setting register sliders each adjusting , the base with fixed knurled collar incorporating three further moveable decimal markers, the underside inscribed diameter 6.8mm (2.5ins), in original black plastic protective case 12cm (4.75ins) high and complete with instruction leaflet, computing examples booklet and cardboard box.The Curta portable mechanical calculator was invented by Curt Herzstark in 1938 just before he was a prisoner in the Buchenwald concentration camp. During his incarceration he was allowed to continue working on the design presumably due to the future possible benefit of his Nazi captors. Following his liberation by American Troops Herzstark completed and perfected the design. The calculators were made in Liechtenstein by Contina AG Mauren and were widely considered the best portable calculators available until the development of the electronic calculator in the 1970s. Two models of Curta calculator were produced. The type I had eight digits of slides, a six-digit revolution counter and an eleven-digit result counter. The larger Type II was introduced in 1954, and featured eleven digits of slides, an eight-digit revolution counter, and a fifteen-digit result counter.Read more

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A chromium-plated car bonnet mascot in the form of a racehorse and jockey
A chromium-plated car bonnet mascot in the form of a racehorse and jockey, unmarked, 14cm long. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
English school , a portrait of a gentleman wearing a brown jacket, 5.3cm x 4
English school (late 18th century), a portrait of a gentleman wearing a brown jacket, 5.3cm x 4.5cm, oval, in a gold plated oval frame, the reverse with a plaited hair centre, applied initials PF and a blue guilloche enamel border; and English school (circa 1800), a portrait of a young gentleman with powdered hair and a blue jacket, 6.4cm x 5.4cm, oval, in an associated red leather covered case (2) Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
An assortment of medical apparatus and other collectable items
An assortment of medical apparatus and other collectable items Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
A French patinated bronze group of Napoleon Bonaparte on horseback
A French patinated bronze group of Napoleon Bonaparte on horseback, second half 19th century, after Jacques-Louis David's oil Napoleon Crossing the Alps, Bonaparte portrayed looking to sinister, his right arm extended, the base cast as stylised rockwork, 23cm high, 22cm long Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Deidre Clancy (b.1943) - The boy is shot,1971
Deidre Clancy (b.1943)\nThe boy is shot,1971\n\nSet of four black ink drawings with watercolour, two prints are titled in pencil to the lower right,\n35.5cm x 49.5cm to 39cm x 50cm\n\nA condition report is not available for this lot. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

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