Bumper sale features bronze Esmerelda statue

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Dee Atkinson and Harrison’s forthcoming Antique and Fine Art auction takes place on Friday 12 September and will contain more than 600 lots.

The sale starts at 9.45am and will be a live online auction, inviting bids from all over the world.

The first specialist section is silver and silver plate extending to just over 100 lots from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Highest estimate is for a 1920’s silver and tortoiseshell cased carriage clock at £850 to £950, closely followed by an Irish four piece tea and coffee set dated 1971 at £600 to £800.

There is also a good selection of vesta cases and vinaigrettes, flatware, condiments, photograph frames, desk accessories, dressing table items, vases, teaware, scent bottles, etc

Almost 90 lots of jewellery includes rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and bangles, brooches, cuff links, etc, with estimates from £30 to £5,500. There are a number of gold coins, a Masonic jewel and both gold and silver pocket watches.

The metals section contains 35 lots and includes a further selection of over five hundred horse brasses and harness mounts, Arts and Crafts items, candlesticks, Bergmann bronze group, etc

Miscellaneous items contains a varied selection of over 70 lots including crystoleums, wall and toilet mirrors, snuff boxes, smoking pipes and accessories, gilt frames, treen, boxes and caddies, Robert “Mouseman” Thompson bookrack and Peter “Rabbitman” Heap wall lights, papier mache and marquetry trays, fountain pens, 19th Century wax pictures, etc

There are eleven Persian, Afghan, Turkmenistan and Pakistan rugs in the textiles section with estimates from £25 to £300, together with various samplers and embroidered panels and a 1960’s lady’s dress. Fifteen lots of books includes local history, 19th Century agriculture, children’s, etc with the highest estimates for George Millar’s 1782 work on Geography and a thirty one volume author collection for Gordon Seton, both at £150 - £200.

The two ceramics sections contain over sixty lots with both Chinese and Japanese works of art and items by Royal Worcester, Royal Dux, Belleek, Crown Derby, Clarice Cliff, Moorcroft, Dresden, etc. There is also a small collection of 19th Century blue and white transfer printed wares and early Staffordshire figures, pot lids, etc

Glassware contains nearly thirty lots from the 18th Century and later and is headed by a George III papier mache decanter stand with three blue glass bottles at £750 - £1,000, various 18th century drinking glasses etc

Over 20 lots in the objets d’art section is headed by a large French bronze group of Esmerelda and her goat Djarli at £2,000 -to£3,000. There are also Chinese and Japanese cloisonné items, carved ivories, fans, miniatures, gilt metal monstrance, etc

Clocks and instruments include five longcase clocks, a wall clock, nine mantel clocks, mercury and aneroid barometers and a musical box.

There are eighty lots of furniture from the 18th Century and later including tables and chairs, sideboards and display cabinets, bureaux, credenza, Windsor chairs, salon chairs, occasional furniture, card tables, tea tables, dresser, etc. There is also a corner cupboard by Peter “Rabbitman” Heap and a Georgian style dining suite and Downing Street replica tripod table by John Corlyon of Burstwick.

Pictures conclude the sale commencing with prints including an 18th Century engraving of “The Death of General Wolfe” at £70 - £100. There is also a very large quantity of unframed 17th Century and later engraved plates. Watercolours are next headed by a view of Tangiers by Miles Birket Foster at £800 - £1,000, and scenes of York by George Fall. Local artists dominate the oil paintings with five pictures by Walter Goodin comprising a still life of flowers at £1,000 - £1,500 and three east coast scenes and a hunting picture at £600 - £800 each. There are also two paintings by Frederick William Elwell of a continental landscape at £600 - £800 and two shire horses in a stable at £2,000 - £3,000.

The auction will be on view Wednesday 10th September 10am till 7pm and Thursday 11th September 10am till 4pm with limited viewing on the morning of the sale from 8.30am to the start of the auction at 9.45am.

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