Dee Atkinson & Harrison’s Antique and Fine Arts Auction on Friday 25 April will contain almost 500 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 almost fifty lots led by a 1791 lidded quart tankard by the famous Bateman family of silversmiths estimated at £700 to £800. There are three tea sets dating from the first half of the twentieth century expected to realise £320 to £650 and a good selection of flatware, condiments, candlesticks, vinaigrettes, toast racks, etc, as well as novelty items such as buttons, a hunting horn, travelling hair tongs heater, etc. It is rare to find a piece of York hallmarked silver and this auction has three – a 1789 sugar basket at £300 to £400 and a pair of 1821 table spoons, offered with two others at £150 to £200.
There is a good selection of over eighty lots of jewellery including rings, earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets and bangles, chains and Alberts with estimate from £30 to £7,500. Also in this section is a small collection of gold and silver pocket, fob and wristwatches by Omega, etc.
The old metalware section is dominated by another large quantity of pewter prompted by the success in the last auction of the George Smith collection from Hollym. There are 18th and 19th century chargers, plates, tankards and measures, candlesticks, ink stands, etc, with estimates from £30 to £200. The highest estimate in this section however is for an Art Nouveau copper coal box at £300 to £400.
Miscellaneous items include a very varied selection from a cherished car number plate to a huge pair of composition garden urns. There is a large turtle carapace expected to sell for £1,000 to £1,500 and an Edwardian pair of stuffed and mounted perch at £400 to £600. A 19th Century French gilt wood toilet mirror carries an estimate of £600 to £800 and there are a number of other mirrors, boxes, fountain pens, lamps, frames, horse measuring walking stick, etc. There are five George III and later needlework samplers in the textiles section.
Thirteen lots of books include local history, horology and ornithology. There is a particularly interesting lot of 18th and 19th Century manuscript receipt (recipe) books and a pair of 19th Century medical books substantially altered and changed in the author’s own hand in preparation for a new edition.
Almost eighty lots of ceramics includes a Chinese Ming dynasty group at £300 to £400, an unusual Victorian bargeware teapot with two pouring spouts also at £300 to £400, 18th Century Worcester bowls, a large majolica glazed figure of a pug dog and a Doulton Lambeth ewer designed by Frank Butler. There are also items by Moorcroft, Royal Doulton, Poole, Carlton Ware, Shelley, etc and a small collection of Chinese vases.
Glassware dates from the 18th to the 20th Centuries and includes makers such as Lalique, David Wallace, Edenfalk, etc. The objets d’art section has a bronze group of hounds after P J Mene expected to sell for £800 to £1,200, a 1973 promotional moulded plastic elephant designed by Sir Edward Paolozzi for Nairn floors at £500 to £700 and a 246cm long French painted wooden panel at £300 to £400.
There are over seventy lots of furniture from the 18th Century and later including tables and chairs, chests of drawers, dressers, sideboards, display cabinets and bookcases, Windsor chairs, davenport and desk, armchairs, occasional furniture, etc. Amongst the tables is a 425cm long dining table and there are sets of twelve and ten chairs.
Pictures conclude the sale commencing with prints including three Baxter prints and a collection of George Baxter needle box prints. Watercolours are next with works by Harry Sutton Palmer, Stuart Walton and William Minshall Birchall, etc. The oil paintings are dominated by local artists with a Walter Goodin of hounds leaving the Old Star Inn, Bridlington, estimated at £2,000 to £2,500, a H Moore of sailing boats off Whitby at £1,200 to £1,500 and various Jack Rigg pictures of vessels £100 to £600.
The auction will be on view Wednesday 23rd April 10:00am – 7:00pm and Thursday 24th April 10:00am – 4:00pm, with limited viewing on the morning of the sale from 8:30am to the start of the auction at 9:45am.