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May 2nd 2014 Fine Art Sale Pre-Sale Report

26 April 2014

 

Our May Fine Art sale is just around the corner and we are pleased to have a fantastic entry of unique and interesting items on offer. Here's a brief rundown of what's in store:

 

Lot 19, a fascinating collection of six early 20th century Wayang puppets with painted and gilt heads, estimated at £1,200-£1,500.

 

 

Above: Lot 19, collection of six early 20th century Wayang puppets, estimate £1,200 - £1,500

 

We have a varied entry of clocks including a banjo player, mantel clocks, torsion clocks, wall clocks and skeleton clocks; Lot 53, a later 19th century German mantel clock by Leuzkirch in walnut rococo style waisted case with bronzed cast metal mounts and scroll feet, is estimated at £150 - £200, and we have a rather nice 19th century fuse bracket clock, Lot 54, signed French of Royal Exchange, London, estimated at £500 - £600.

 

 

Above Left: Lot 53, a late 19th century German mantel clocl by Leuzkirch, estimate £150 - £200. Above Right: Lot 54, an early 19th century single fusee bracket clock signed French of Royal Exchange, London, estimate £500 - £600.

 

With growing interest in unique and irreplaceable objects we are sure Lot 110 will prove to be popular. This lot is a very good example of a later 19th century/ early 20th century singing bird musical box (in a gilt metal filigree case with clockwork motor), estimated at £900 - £1,200.

 

Above: Lot 110, a late 19th century/ early 20th century singing musical box, estimate £900 - £1,200

 

We have a large number of fine miniature paintings entered including Lot 154, a framed oval portrait miniature of a lady with pearls in her hair and wearing an ermine trimmed coat, estimate £400 - £450 and Lot 156, a late 18th century oval portrait miniature of a gentleman in mauve coat with black collar, framed and glazed, estimate £400 - £500.

 

Above Left: Lot 154, framed oval portrait miniature of a lady with pearls in her hair, estimate £400 - £450. Above Right: Lot 156, late 18th century oval portrait miniature of a naval officer, estimate £400 - £500.

 

We also have some fine entries in the Oriental Ceramics section including Lot 261, a pair of Chinese blue and white (unusually small) moon flasks, which is estimated conservatively at £300 - £400.

 

Above: Lot 261, a pair of Chinese blue and white moon flasks, estimate £300 - £400.

 

Lot 305, a 19th century Isle of Mann Majolica teapot in the form of a three legged jolly sailor, estimate £200 - £300.

 

Above: Lot 305, a 19th century Isle of Mann Majolica teapot in the form of a three legged jolly sailor, estimate £200 - £300.

 

There is something for everyone in the furniture section, including Lot 405, a 19th century walnut framed centre table with a circular specimen marble table top and tapering baluster column with carved collar and three mythical bird carved cabriole legs, estimate £2,000 - £2,500 and Lot 444, a late 17th century oak court cupboard with canopy supporting drop finials over a cupboard enclosed by three panelled doors, estimate £1,200 - £1,500.

 

Above Left: Lot 405, a 19th century walnut framed table, estimate £2,000 - £2,500. Above Right: Lot 444, a late 17th century oak court cupboard, estimate £1,200 - £1,500.

 

 

Lot 461, South African wagon wheels, is a rather nice entry and something that could prove popular with buyers as a garden accessory this Spring, estimate £200 - £300.

 

Above: Lot 461, South African wagon wheels, estimate £200 - £300.

 

 

All in all, the May Fine Art Sale is set to be an interesting one with some great opportunities to acquire some important and unique articles.

 

Fine Art Sales are held four time a year at Tring Market Auctions. The next Fine Art Sale will be held on Friday 25th July. In the meantime, please note our next 20th Century, Decorative Arts and Toy Sale which will be held on Saturday 28th June. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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