Published 26th June 2017
The Fine Art Auction to be held 11th/12th July 2017 includes over 1,100 lots of silver, jewellery, paintings, ceramics, works of art and furniture.
Day One of the sale commences with the silver auction – seven Elizabeth II silver and gilt champagne flutes by Stuart Devlin (FS35/4) and one of the first lots to come up, carrying a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-£2,000, whilst a pair of German silver figures of knights in armour (FS35/94), bearing import marks for Adolph Barsach Davis, London 1928 are inviting bids of £1,200-£1,500.
There are many highlights within the jewellery auction, with a good cross section of pieces from various centuries and decades. A 1930s diamond mounted bracelet (FS35/360) estimated to weigh a total of 35cts including three principal diamonds each approximately 1.25cts is estimated at £15,000-£20,000, whilst a Jaeger LeCoultre lady's diamond mounted stainless steel Master Compressor automatic wristwatch (FS35/164) has an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.
There are some stunning paintings on offer as the final part of the first day of the sale with the pictures auction. An oil on canvas from the studio of Peter Lely (1618-1680) of a recumbent nude (FS35/402) is expected to create interest at £8,000-£12,000 and another oil on canvas by Jose Benlliure y Gill (1855–1937) (FS35/443) depicting St Mark's Square, Venice is inviting bids of £10,000-£15,000.
Day Two of the sale starts with the ceramics auction, where a large Chinese famille verte bowl (FS35/630) finely painted with warriors and others figures is estimated at £3,000-£5,000 and a large Meissen porcelain group of Catherine II of Russia's favourite dog (FS35/788), modelled after the original by Johann Joachim Kaendler carries a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-£4,000.
In the works of art auction of the sale there are, as usual, many unique pieces, including a large late 18th/early 19th Century Chinese embroidered panel (FS35/816), depicting fish, exotic birds and butterflies amongst flowering shrubs. Measuring 99cm x 63cm, it is expected to fetch £3,000-£5,000.
There is a good selection of clocks on offer too, with a Georgian double fuse ebonised bell top bracket clock by Nathaniel Style, London (FS35/944) with an estimate of £1,500-£2,000.
The final auction within the sale includes the furniture, rugs and carpets. Included here is a 19th Century Italian scagliola circular table top (FS35/1091) with inset watercolour on an early Victorian carved rosewood base, which carries a pre-sale estimate of £5,000-£7,000 and a pair of early 19th Century Dutch walnut and floral marquetry standing corner display cabinets (FS35/1082) with an estimate of £1,500-£2,000.