1821 Castle Sampler by Mary Skirrow. Framed in an old, gilt over wood frame, with rippled, old glass. Fixed to linen with chipboard backing. The sampler is finely worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours browns, cream, blue, red, pale blue, white, greens and black. Verse reads ‘Reason’s whole pleasure, all the joys of sense>Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence>But health consists with temperance alone>And peace, O virtue peace is al
GERMAN SPORT, TENNIS TROPHY. A carved oak commemorative plate dedicated, “to COL. Oswald, DSO., on the first anniversary, in May 1947, the Oswald House, in Marienheide, Germany.” The front of the plate depicts Oswald House with Red Deer in the foreground. Carved around the rim of the plate is a tennis racket, a fishing rod, a pair of guns and target, a pair of skis and a yacht. Also carved are the words “MARIENHEIDE GERMANY, OPEN MAY 1946!. A nice sporting collectable of very good quality.
Southern Song White Glazed domed lidded box. the white glaze falls short of the base of the bottom part of the box where it is moulded with foliage. the rounded lid is also lightly moulded just visible through the glaze. The low domed box is very well made with excellent glaze. Excellent example of Southern Song ware. The Southern Song was the last part of the Song Dynasty to fall to the invading Mongols who set up the Yuan Dynasty
Five Guinness advertising pottery ashtrays, two in the form of barrel tops one by Minton the other by Ajax, the others 'Guinness is good for you' one large and two small are decorated with the character Sam Weller in a scene taken from the original drawings by Phiz.
Wedgwood Fairyland lustre plaque decorated in the ‘Evles in a Pine Tree’ design – a woodland scene with center elf smoking a pipe, another elf at the bottom right corner at base of tree. A third elf sits in the top of the tree. Rainbow coloured ground to bottom third, purple ground to top two thirds. Green and blue mottled border. Gilt Wedgwood Portland Vase back stamp, with ‘WEDGWOOD ENGLAND’, to the reverse.
The painted panels depict important scenes from France’s Napoleonic history: ‘The Coronation of Napoleon I’ in 1804 and the ‘Retreat from Moscow’ in 1812. Both are set within ormolu frames and signed to the lower right.
An interesting cylindrical laburnum needle case, having a fitted brass top, which reads, ‘Wheeler and Wilsons sewing machines’ with numbered sizes running from 16 to 140. The interior is divided into six sections and the rim of the lid is inscribed, ‘C.D. Wheeler patented May 17th. 1859 re-issued Oct. 16th. 1860’. The whole has a good dark rich colour and patination.
Sestertius of Antonius Pius 155-156 Rev: TRPOT XIX COSIIII SC in the field, rare; Sestertius of uncertain Emperor; Nummus possibly House of Constantine 307-361; Nummusof Magnentius 350-353 Victoriae DD NN AVG ETCAES 2 victories with a wreath VOT V MULT X; Nmmus uncetrain Emperor Rev: Standing Figure left; House of Constantine Nummus 330-335 Wolf & Twins; another Victory on a Prow; Constantine I 306-337 Nummus Mint of London Virtus Exercit Two Captives under Standard generally Fair to Fine all wr
KARAVANNOE COMPLETE SLICE — NOTABLE OFFERING OF AN ENIGMATIC PALLASITIC METEORITE Deeply-hued, opaque, angular olivine crystals are suspended in the iron-nickel matrix of this irregularly-shaped complete slice. Very few of the larger crystals share a boundary with another crystal, a signature feature of Karavannoe (which is not the case with the other pallasites in this offering). Bordered by a rim of the meteorite’s natural exterior surface, the broad flat surface of this specimen is the result
A Small Mixed Lot comprising three white metal paste set rings, Continental silver mustard spoon, white metal table card holder in the form of an apple, small skewer. Along with a Continental silver souvenir spoon and fan
Stunning mid-Victorian silver plated teapot in Louis Quatorze style. Lobbed baluster body is intricately engraved with a floral design and raised on four cast acanthus feet that are trimmed with a scroll border all around the base. The handle is decorated with a beaded band and grapes and vine leaves at both ends. The figural finial is shaped like an acorn.\n\nMade by George Travis & Co, Sheffield c. 1865.\n\nWonderful antique condition. Minimal wear to silvering, very clean inside. There are a
A German stoneware 1/2 liter beer stein with original pewter hinged lid, although repaired. The body is decorated with a tennis scene and the front inscribed ‘Bei Spiel, Und Scherz, Bleibt Froh, Das, Herz’, the base with impressed factory mark and date 1914. The proverb translates roughly as ” with games and fun the heart stays young”. C. 1914
Harry Powell for James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars - A large 'Roman' dimple beaker with optical wrythen twist, c1908, 15.5cm high ** For similar see Museum of Modern Art, New York, Accession Number 115.1996. https://www.moma.org/collection/works/2181
Palissy England Mid Century 'Regatta' Pattern Part Dinner Service Approx 25 pieces to include tureen, gravy boat, dinner plates, three oval platters, side plates etc. Each marked to base, white ground with stylised red and black ship and gulls pattern with red accents. Please see accompanying image