Silver, Works of Art & Objects of Vertu
on Wednesday 25th November 2009

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A PAIR OF FRENCH CARVED IVORY FIGURES OF ARTEMIS AND AMPHITRITE, DIEPPE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
each scantily draped -- 18cm high excluding dark stained wood flared cylindrical pedestals (2)
Estimate: 400-600

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1600

2

TWO CABINET BRONZE FIGURES OF ROMAN SERVANTS, ENGLISH OR ITALIAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the tunic clad male and female figures each holding aloft a tazza and standing on a short column with stiff leaf border -- 22cm high including differently sized black marble bases (2)
Estimate: 1500-2000

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A VICTORIAN GILT-BRASS FIGURAL WATCH STAND, MESSENGER & SONS OF BIRMINGHAM, MID 19TH CENTURY
modelled as a Jack Tar holding aloft the hook, on square base, underside stamped 'MESSENGER' -- 14cm high

Messrs Messenger & Sons were celebrated manufacturers of bronzes, ormolu and especially lamps, with premises in London as well as Birmingham. They exhibited at the 1851 London Internation Exhibition and the author of the Art Journal's illustrated Exhibition Catalogue noted 'We have on former occasions, made ourselves acquainted with the manufactured works of Messrs Messenger & Sons of Birmingham, who are contributors to the great Exhibition of an extensive variety of useful and ornamental productions in iron, bronze etc. distinguished by elegance and correctness of design, and excellent workmanship' (The Art-Journal, 1851, p.184) The firm also exhibited at the Internation Exhibition of 1862 and continued to florish throughout the 19th century. Examples of their work can be seen in the Birmingham Museum and City Art Gallery.
Estimate: 200-300

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4

A SMALL CAST IRON BUST, PROBABLY BERLIN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
possibly representing Schiller, on spreading socle -- 14cm high

Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF A GLADIATOR, PROBABLY GERMAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
modelled standing on a rocky mound leaning down to attend to his sandal -- 36cm high including square black marble base
Estimate: 300-400

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6

JEAN BAPTISTE GUSTAVE DELOYE (FRENCH 1838-1899): AN ESCAPED SLAVE
bronze with brown patina, modelled hopping having lost a boot, inscribed to base 'G. DELOYE' -- 42cm high
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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7

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A YOUNG CLASSICAL WOMAN, FRENCH, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the robe draped figure leaning pensively on a naturalistic column -- 34cm high
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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8

ALBERT ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE (FRENCH 1824-1887): LA LISEUSE
a patinated bronze, circular base with title -- 25.5cm high
Estimate: 300-400

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420

9

A GILT-LACQUERED-BRASS FIGURE OF JULIUS CAESAR, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1800
standing, wearing a toga and pointing down with one hand and carrying a scroll in the other -- 38cm high including white marble oval base with gilt rope twist rim
Estimate: 1500-2000

Nil

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HENRI PEINTE (FRENCH 1845-1912): SARPEDON
a patinated bronze figure of the young hero of Troy tightening his bow, base inscribed H. Peinte and with title -- 40.5cm high

Henri Peinte exhibited at the Salon between 1877 and 1889. Sarpedon is his best known model, executed for a park in his home town of Cambrai and reductions were cast by Siot-Decauville in 1888 (Pierre Kjellberg, Bronzes of the 19th century, Atglen, 1994, p.536).
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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AN INDIAN ROSEWOOD BOX, VIZAGAPATAM, LATE 18TH CENTURY
rectangular, with ivory strung and ebony borders, inlaid with ebony and ivory flower sprays to the corners, the lid centred by an ivory patera, void interior -- 50cm wide
Estimate: 1200-1800

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1200

12

AN INDIAN-COLONIAL ENGRAVED IVORY WORK BOX, VIZAGAPATAM, CIRCA 1830
sarcophagus shaped, with lobed button finial above a raised lobed top and foliate borders, the sides with scroll foliate decoration, on silver foliate chased volute feet, the sandalwood interior with hinged panel to the lid and a lift-out tray fitted with compartments and four ivory covers -- 32cm wide
Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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2400

13

AN INDIAN-COLONIAL ENGRAVED IVORY GAMES BOX, VIZAGAPATAM, 2ND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
rectangular, the chequer board exterior bordered with flowers and foliage, the sandal wood interior inlaid for backgammon centred by flower motifs, 38.5cm high x 40.5cm wide opened; together with a Burmese pattern ivory chess set, Canton, mid 19th century, natural and red stained; and a set of natural and red stained backgammon counters (quantity)

By family repute, this box belonged to Reginald Rogers, one of a large family of lawyers and clerics, well known in Truro and the surrounding area throughout the 19th century. Before settling down to practice law in Truro, Reginald Rogers apparently travelled with the East India Company to Madras (just down the coast from Vizagapatam or Vizagapatnam), where he acquired the games box, followed by a stint in Canton, hence the chess set and counters.
Estimate: 3000-4000

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3000

14

A PATINATED METAL AND GREEN AND WHITE STRIATED GLASS BOX, TIFFANY STUDIOS OF NEW YORK, 1899-1920
Grapevine pattern, rectangular, with beaded borders, underside stamped 'TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/42' -- 17cm wide
Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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A JUGENDSTIL SILVERED BRONZE CASKET, GERMAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
oblong, with shaped panels of stylised foliage, the lid centred by a profile bust of a young woman, red velvet lined interior -- 32cm long across end handles
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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A GILT-BRONZE CASKET, FRENCH, CIRCA 1880
oblong, the lid set with a panel of putti cavorting with a cannon and drums, the sides with vases of flowers flanking panels of winged figures or urns and scrolled foliage, applied with caryatids to the angles above paw feet, the dove grey cushioned silk lined interior engraved to the rim '28 Juglio 1901', with key -- 29.5cm wide
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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700

17

A PAIR OF ORMOLU CANDLESTICKS, FRENCH, MID 19TH CENTURY
in richly decorated Rococo Revival style, with probably associated detachable nozzles, drilled for electrification -- 28cm high
Estimate: 400-600

Nil

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400

18

A PAIR OF SILVERED BRASS BAROQUE STYLE ALTAR CANDLESTICKS, PROBABLY FLEMISH, 19TH CENTURY
the urns shaped sconces on fluted columnar stems, the triform bases with the Sacred Heart emblem and busts of the Virgin or Christ, on three scroll feet, 47cm high excluding prickets; together with another similar silvered brass altar candlestick, probably Flemish, 19th century, 60cm high excluding pricket (3)
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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A PAIR OF BRONZE CANDELABRA, FRENCH, CIRCA 1870
patinated and parcel gilt, each with five chain hung lights centred by a stork, snake and tortoise finial, the bamboo like stem on three leopard mask headed claw feet -- 62cm high
Estimate: 800-1200

Nil

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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED EGYPTIAN ALABASTER JAR AND COVER, LOUIS XVI, CIRCA 1770
the bulbous body and short neck with angular handles, with ormolu beaded rims and cover with a band of leafage and ball finial -- 16cm high
Estimate: 500-700

Nil

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21

A GILT BRONZE TAZZA OR GRAPE DISH, PROBABLY ITALIAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the oval body applied with fruit laden vines, with spreading pedestal stem, rectangular base applied with satyr masks and lion paw feet -- 28cm wide across vine branch handles
Estimate: 1000-1500

Nil

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22

A MARBLE OBELISK CLOCK, FRENCH, LATE 18TH CENTURY
surmounted by an ormolu figure atop a marble globe supported by four lions and set upon a marble column, the base set with a white enamel dial signed 'Imbert l'ainé / ŕ Paris' for Jean-Gabriel Imbert (master 1776), the eight day movement with silk suspension cord, pendulum and key -- 89cm high
Estimate: 10000-15000

Nil

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6000

23

A FRENCH PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK, JACOB PETIT OF PARIS, CIRCA 1840
the white and gilt scrolled case painted front, sides and back with panels of flowers on a chocolate ground, detachable (damaged) bud and leaf cresting, white dial signed 'GUYERDET AINÉ/PARIS', with eight day bell striking movement, underglaze blue 'JP' mark -- 28cm high
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

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A LOUIS XVI STYLE ORMOLU AND SEVRES STYLE PORCELAIN MANTEL CLOCK, FRENCH, LATE 19TH CENTURY
of domed form surmounted by a portrait oval of Marie Antoinette with floral finial and swags, the jewelled panels painted with landscapes, butterflies, cherubs and maidens, on toupie feet, eight day bell striking movement, complete with pendulum and key -- 50cm high
Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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3600

25

A CANTEEN OF AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN TABLE SILVER, LADISLAUS JAROSINSKI, VIENNA, 1872-1922
with shell patterned terminals initialled FS, comprising the following: twelve tablespoons, twelve table forks, twelve table knives, ten dessert forks, twelve dessert knives, twelve gilt bladed fruit knives, ten teaspoons
twelve coffee spoons, four salt cellars and spoons, a pair of salad servers, a pair of fish servers, a pair of serving forks, a pair of pickle forks, two sauce ladles, a soup ladle, a serving spoon, a sifter spoon, a cake trowel, a butter knife, a spatula, and a tea strainer, 800 standard, all in a fitted oak case -- weighable silver (excluding steel bladed table and dessert knives and ivory handled tea strainer) 5890gr (189oz)

Estimate: 1500-2000

Nil

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2300

26

A SET OF FOUR GERMAN SILVER-GILT APOSTLE SPOONS, CHRISTIAN KRETZER II, HILDESHEIM, 1705
the terminals of each titled: 'S.Simon', 'S.Matias', 'S.Barthomeus' and 'S.Petrus', with rat-tail bowls -- 20cm, 207gr (6oz) (4)
Estimate: 1200-1800

Nil

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1000

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A GEORGIAN SILVER MOTE SPOON, WILLIAM FEARN OF LONDON (MAKER'S MARK AND LION PASSANT ONLY), CIRCA 1770
of typical form with geometrically pierced bowl
Estimate: 80-120

Nil

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60

28

A SET OF SIX GEORGIAN SILVER FANCY BACK TEASPOONS, PROBABLY THOMAS LAMBORN OF LONDON (MAKER'S MARK AND LION PASSANT ONLY), CIRCA 1760
backs with scroll foliage, terminals engraved K/A.T (6)
Estimate: 100-150

Nil

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A SET OF SIX VICTORIAN SILVER TABLE FORKS AND SIX DESSERT FORKS, ELIZABETH EATON, LONDON, 1851
Fiddle Thread pattern, initialled R -- 914gr (29oz) (12)
Estimate: 100-150

Nil

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240

30

A GEORGE III SILVER SOUP LADLE, HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON, 1783
Feather Edge pattern, crested; together with the following Feather Edge pattern crested table silver: six dessert spoons, four John Lambe, London, 1776, two maker's mark worn, London, 1789, and four sauce ladles, two marks worn or damaged, London, 1772, two Eley & Fearn, London, 1816 -- 537gr (17oz) (11)

The crest is apparently that of Hurlock
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

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320

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