Published 24th September 2021
By Leigh Extence View profile
Day One of the October 2021 Fine Sale commences with the silver section, where a late Victorian Countess's Coronet (FS51/260) by maker Garrard & Co Ltd, London 1900 is being offered. Parcel gilt and matted, with silver balls, crimson velvet caul, bullion cord finial and ermine trim, bids of £1,000-£1,500 are being invited.
Also within the silver section of the sale is a fine set of eight George III silver candlesticks, maker Robert Garrard I (FS51/261). Marked for London 1803 and bearing the Cavendish family crest and weighing 4513grms, this superb set carries a pre-sale estimate of £4,000-£6,000.
Jewellery follows and there is a good selection of rings, bracelets, watches, pendants and earrings, including an 18ct gold amethyst and diamond dress ring (FS51/468), the central rectangular cut amethyst estimated to weigh 13.67cts, which has an estimate of £1,000-£1,500, a sapphire and diamond ring (FS51/480), the central sapphire weighing 7.87ct and being offered with a sapphire report from the Gem and Pearl Laboratory with an estimate of £5,000-£7,000 and a late 19th/early 20th century diamond mounted negligee necklace (FS51/482), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.
The final section of day one sees the paintings being sold, with an oil on canvas by Victoriano Codina Y Langlin (1844–1911) titled Diverted Attention (FS51/564) being offered with an estimate of £1,000-£1,500 and Maria Szantho's (1897–1998), Hungarian) oil on canvas Odalisque (FS51/568) with a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.
A good section of ceramics starts Day Two of the auction, with a fine Chinese yellow-ground famille rose bowl (FS51/721) with numerous blooms including peony, lotus, dianthus and stippled lilies amongst scrolling foliage being offered with an estimate of £3,000-£5,000 and a fine pair of early Worcester two-handled double lipped sauceboats (FS51/755) dating from circa 1754–56 inviting bids of £1,000-£1,500.
In the works of art section, which follows, an unusual Ottoman tortoiseshell, mother of pearl and ivory strung scribe's table (FS51/886) is expected to fetch £800-£1,200.
The final part of the sale includes furniture and rugs. Amongst the highlights is a fine 19th Century French mahogany, ebonised, marquetry and ormolu mounted side cabinet by Francois Linke (FS51/1143), which is inviting bids of £15,000-£20,000 and an early Victorian rosewood and carved giltwood square pianoforte of Royal Victorian interest (FS51/1226) which carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500. On the interior of the Piano is written paper label stating 'This piano in the years 1845 & 46 was in possession of the Late Prince Consort and was the same on which he played and composed in his private apartments'.