Vintage Button Collection

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Friday 01 February 2019

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

Viewing

Friday 25th January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 26th January – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 31st January – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Februarys sale includes an interesting collection of buttons gathered by one client over a period of fifty years including early 20th century silver examples, a set of rare Siamese currency ‘bullets’, gilt metal Naval buttons and many more269

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Vintiner or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or antiques@peacockauction.co.uk
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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A George III mahogany, marquetry and tulipwood banded serpentine knife box, the sloping lid lifting to reveal a vacant interior on ogee bracket feet, h. 39 cm, w. 23 cm, d. 31 cm

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A limited edition Parker fountain pen made form the brass recovered from the liner RMS Queen Elizabeth which sank in Hong Kong harbour, 1972, following a fire. The pen itself with a 14ct gold nib and complete with accompanying presentation box and certificate No. 1896/5000. Together with a facsimile 1938 Cunard White Star invitation to the launch of said ship at Clydebank

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A late 17th century and later walnut, herring bone strung and crossbanded cabinet, the quarter veneered top over two cupboard doors enclosing a bank of eleven drawers on bracket feet, h. 102 cm, w. 104 cm, d. 55 cm

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A handwoven Persian silk rug, possibly Kashan,the multi line border enclosing a red ground field with three superimposed central medallions surrounded by an extensive arabesque, 315 cm x 205 cm

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James H. C. Millar (fl.1884-1903), 'Trevone Bay, Cornwall', signed, oil on canvas, 60 x 91 cm

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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A brass lantern clock, the dial stamped 'Willaim Gray, London' with black Roman numerals, with a later mahogany bracket, h. 38 cm

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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

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A late 17th century/early 18th century delftware charger with polychrome decoration depicting a gentleman waving goodbye to his lover with a castle visible on the hill in the background, dia. 34 cm

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A 19th century Elizabethan style refectory table, the cleated top over a carved frieze on four carved melon legs joined by an H stretcher, h. 77 cm, l. 182 cm, w. 83 cm

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A late 17th / early 18th century and later oyster veneered cabinet on stand, the cabinet with walnut veneered top over two cupboard doors enclosing a fitted interior comprising of a central cupboard surrounded by drawers on a later stand with single drawer on barley twist legs, h. 135 cm, w. 104 cm, d. 46 cm

Sold for £2400

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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

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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

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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 19th century Fijian club inset with bone stars, reduced in length

Sold for £1,400

A Robert Thompson 'Mouseman' oak box and cover of rectangular form, w. 18 cm

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A Moorcroft vase of slender bellied form decorated in the Destiny pattern, h. 41.5 cm, boxed

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A Charles II oak, crossbanded and panelled chest of two short over three long drawers with geometrical moulding, on bracket feet, w. 100 cm

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A Japanese metalware box and cover of pinched cushioned form, pierced and decorated in coloured enamels with chrysanthemum and butterflies and opening to reveal a double interior, w. 10 cm

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A model of a showman's traction engine, LR159 'Sheila', decorated in dark red and yellow John Webb livery, in an black and five-glass case with wired lighting, approx. 1/4'' scale

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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

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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

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An early 19th century secretaire cabinet, the dental cornice over a pair of doors, secretaire drawer, fitted interior and three long graduated drawers, on bracket feet, w. 120 cm

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A collection of British and Commonwealth stamps, Victorian through to late 20th century, including Penny Reds, Two Penny Blues, The Falkland Islands etc., contained in over thirty albums and loose

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