Friday 01 February 2019
Commencing at 11:00amBedford Auction Centre
Friday 25th January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 26th January – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 31st January – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am
The first Friday of every month sees a specialist auction of Antiques and Collectable’s at the Bedford Auction Centre. A range of Antique Furniture, Pictures, Ceramics & Glass, Silver, Metalware, Boxes and Caddies, Militaria and other collector ’s items are offered for sale.
A High Sheriff’s regulation uniform including a coat, breeches, white satin waistcoat, wig bas, two pairs of socks, a Lesley & Roberts chapeau-bras, boxed shoe buckles, dress sword and scabbard, contained in a scumbled tole box bearing a copper presentation inscription, together with a second Lesley & Roberts chapeau-bras with a plume and box, a pair of Ede & Ravenscroft shoes and a late 19th/early 20th century cavalry sword and scabbard *This outfit was worn by Major Sir Patrick Ashley Cooper as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1946 and also by his son, James Ashley Cooper, who was High Sheriff in 1968. Estimate £300 – £500
ENTRIES INVITED FOR NEXT SALE
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For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.
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Entries are accepted up to three weeks prior to a Specialist sale or by prior arrangement, please contact the nearest office for further details.
Clients requiring delivery of furniture should enquire at the office.
An Inuit walrus tusk carving modelled as a standing polar bear, h. 11 cm, bearing a paper label reading ‘Made by a Native at Cape Dorset, South-West Baffin Land’ Estimate £120 – £150
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Jack Leigh Wardleworth (1863-1925), A romanticised Elizabethan court scene, signed and dated 1891, oil on canvas, 75 x 126 cm Estimate £1000 – £1500
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David Paque (Early 20th Century), A rural road with horses, figures and a lake, signed, oil on canvas, 39 x 64 cm
Sold for £850
A Royal Worcester bud vase of bottle shaped form with trumpet neck, hand painted with scenes of sheep in a mountainous landscape by Harry Davis. Shape number 1661. Date code for 1908, h. 24 cm
Sold for £1700
A cased set of twelve early 20th century Russian silver gilt spoons decorated in cloisonne enamel with foliate motifs, Moscow kokoshnik standard mark, M3, l. 10.5 cm
Sold for £950
The Royal Mint 2018 Five-Coin Gold Proof set, No. 605, including a five-sovereign piece, double-sovereign, sovereign, half-sovereign and quarter-sovereign, cased
Sold for £2,500
A pair of Chinese cast metal brush pots of cylindrical form relief decorated and gilt highlighted with dragons within a stormy border, h. 24 cm
Sold for £620
A 19th century mahogany extending dining table, with three fitted leaves, on turned baluster legs with castors, 136 cm to 298 cm, w. 126 cm
Sold for £750
A Moorcroft vase of slender bellied form decorated in the Destiny pattern, h. 41.5 cm, boxed
Sold for £640
A collection of enamel automobile racing medals to include mainly Brooklands automobile racing club examples dating from 1920s onwards.
Sold for £850
An early 20th century Russian silver and parcel gilt kovsh, decorated in cloisonne enamel with foliate motifs, 88 standard and 11th Artel Moscow mark, h. 14.5 cm, 16.5 ozs
Sold for £10,000
An early 20th century 'Black Forest' carved umbrella and stick stand modelled as a bear with a polychrome face, tongue and teeth, h. 124 cm *Bought to the UK from Switzerland in the 1930's by the vendor's grandfather
Sold for £3,500
Ralph Peacock (1868-1946),
A head and shoulders portrait of a girl,
Margaret Girselda, daughter of A. Wedderburn Q.C., b. 1888,
signed and dated 1900,
oil on canvas,
60 x 49 cm, together with a private circulation book 'A History of the Wedderburns', 1997
Sold for £850
An early 20th century oak stand with silver plated mounts containing approximately fifty hat pins including two micro mosaic examples, an Egyptian revival glass pin and many others (qty)
Sold for £700
A brass lantern clock, the dial stamped 'Willaim Gray, London' with black Roman numerals, with a later mahogany bracket, h. 38 cm
Sold for £800
A 'Handmade Expert' gramophone by Ellis Michael Ginn (E.M. Ginn) in an oak case and stand, with wooden needles and a papier-mache horn overlaid with a faux leather finish
Sold for £1,600
A late Victorian pierced silver two bottle desk stand of rectangular form on scrolled feet, Elkington & Co., London 1892, w. 31 cm, housed in a brass mounted oak case
Sold for £400
A 19th century Zulu rhinoceros horn knobkerrie of typical form, l. 71.5 cm, 307 grams
Sold for £1,100