Published 21st June 2013
The Summer Fine Art Auction, to be held on 3rd and 4th July 2013, promises many gems.
In the silver section of the sale on 3rd July 2013, there is a silver three-section graduated coin holder (FS19/53) by Faberge. It is of cylindrical ribbed form with a Greek key border and bears the Faberge mark. It is estimated at £1,800-£2,000 (FS19/53).
Within the jewellery auction of the sale, the brightest star is a single-stone diamond ring (FS19/167a). The stone is a cushion-shaped, old brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 4.5cts. We are inviting bids of between £8,000 and £12,000.
The picture section includes paintings to suit all pockets, including a pair of oils on canvas by a Follower of Carl Gustav Pilo (19th Century), which is being offered as one lot (FS19/201). They depict King Frederick V of Denmark and Norway and Queen Louise of Denmark and Norway. The pre-sale estimate is £800-£1,200. Also within the same section of the sale is an interesting oil on canvas by Heywood Hardy (1842-1933), which is entitled The Cup That Cheers (FS19/231). This is expected to fetch between £8,000-£12,000.
Day Two of the sale on 4th July 2013 contains just as much promise, commencing with the ceramics. There is a lovely English Delft Adam and Eve charger (FS19/393), decorated with sponged blue, green, yellow and iron red colours with Adam and Eve either side of the tree with the coiled serpent above. The pre-sale estimate is £1,000-£1,500.
There are a few lots of Martin Brothers stoneware, but of particular note is a Martin Brothers salt glazed stoneware double sided Barrister jug (FS19/431). The grey body is modelled with a wigged and smirking visage. This quirky and unusual jug is expected to fetch £2,000-£2,500.
Also of particular note within the ceramics auction of the sale, there is a pair of Imperial Russian (St Petersburg) porcelain plates from the Kremlin Service (FS19/454). They date from the period of Nicholas I and carry a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000. Another item of interest is a rare Worcester coffee pot and cover (FS19/440) of pear shape, which is inviting bids between £4,000-£6,000.
The Works of Art auction includes some good quality bronze sculptures including a large Japanese bronze figure group of a tiger being attacked by two bears (FS19/560). This unsigned bronze dating from the Meiji Period has an estimate of £10,000-£15,000.
There is also a stunning bronze equestrian figure of a Russian trumpeter (FS19/659) cast after the model by Evgenii Alexandrovich Lanceray, which is estimated at £6,000-£8,000.
Another lot within this section that is expected to create considerable interest is a late 19th/early 20th Century Tongan headrest (FS19/613), which carries a pre-sale estimate of £1,000-£1,500.
There are all varieties of furniture items on offer. Of particular note, there is a late 17th/early 18th Century walnut feather banded escritoire (FS19/744) with an estimate of £2,000-£3,000 and a Chinese carved hardwood altar cabinet (FS19/787), which has an estimate of £2,000-£4,000.