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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An almost complete run from volumes 1 to number 4 of volume 31 comprising volumes 1 to 5 inclusive as cloth bound reprints and the rest individually softbound with some duplications particularly amongst the earlier issues, (volumes 9, 10, 11, 25, 28, 29 and 30 lacking indexes).Read more
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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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The 11 inch frame incorporating central T-shaped hand-piece inset with vacant bone signature plate the pivoted arm mounted with mirror opposing aperture for reading the inset bone Vernier scale with clamp and endless screw adjustment to underside, with pin-hole sight opposing horizon glass, set of hinged filters, backsight and conforming horizon, the tapered oak box pasted with trade label to interior of lid, the exterior with red painted dot-in-circle motif beneath a five-pointed star, 32cm (12.5ins) long.Samuel Thaxter is recorded in as born in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1769. He is first listed in the Boston Directory as a mathematical instrument maker in 1796; he subsequently took his son, Joseph H., into partnership hence in the 1922-23 edition the business is listed as Samuel Thaxter and Son. Joseph died in 1835, his father, Samuel, outlived him continuing until his death 1842 when the business was passed onto his grandson Samuel Thaxter Cushing.The painted circle-in-dot and five-pointed star motifs to the exterior of the case are noteworthy in that they are both ancient symbols associated with enlightenment and were perhaps added as a mark of ownership of the instrument early in its life.Read more
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The tapered oblong shagreen veneered case with silver clasp button, hinge and collar mounts, the interior enclosing two brass and steel compass dividers complete with interchangeable pen/pencil attachments, an ivory and brass folding sector signed an ivory ruler engraved with mathematical plotting and protractor scales stamped and a file, the case 17cm (6.75ins) high.The current lot was most likely made by Walter Watkins who is recorded in Clifton, Gloria as working from 5 Charing Cross, London 1784-98. Alternatively the set could have been supplied by William Watkins (senior) who Clifton records as working from several addresses in St. James Street, London, 1784-1809. , this lot may be subject to CITES regulations if exported from the EU. The CITES regulations may be found at .Read more
the pear cut diamond within a surround of old cut diamonds, suspended from two circular cut sapphires and a marquise cut sapphire with rose cut diamond accents, on a belcher link chain, stamped 750 with Italian control marks, 41.5cm longRead more
20th century, each with eight pairs of ten sided urn sockets with imbricated laurel edged drip pans, four of the pairs in each case rising from rams' mask mounts, arranged around a sixteen sided circlet applied with relief cast mounts representing the zodiacal signs, above eight arching supports mounted with cast ostrich feathers rising from leaf clad terminals, each circlet with eight suspension chains rising from perched owl cast mounts to a ceiling corona above, approximately 183cm high, 130cm wideRead more
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London 1799, the serpentine gun with two bands, the keel engraved with a zigzag design, scroll at end, the spherical buoy with targets on caps, 11.5cm (4 5/8in) long, on a later belcher link chain, stamped only, 81g (2.6 oz) grossRead more
The four pillar rack and bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum and 12 inch brass break-arch dial with shaped recessed star-engraved subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture to the foliate scroll engraved centre signed within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with Arabic five minutes and arcaded minute ring, with pierced steel hands and rococo scroll cast spandrel mounts to angles beneath arch centred with silvered rocking Chronos figure within ring engraved flanked by dolphin cast mounts, in a case with ogee-shaped caddy superstructure and cavetto cornice over blind fret quadrant infill and break-arch door applied with three quarter columns to angles, the sides with break-arch windows and conforming quarter columns to rear, the trunk with cavetto cornice over break-arch caddy moulded door, on plain plinth base with moulded skirt, 215cm (74.5ins) high.William Avenell is recorded in Baillie, G. H. as working in Arlesford, Hampshire circa 1760.Read more
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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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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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