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Object of the Week – Advance Copy Of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ 1937 One of only two advance copies of The Hobbit, collected by Tolkien himself from the printers and given, still unbound in sheets, to his friend the editor of The Oxford Magazine. These sheets were later bound in a specially-commissioned fine art binding by…
Object of the Week – Pair of Lead Garden Figures Lead c. 1800 H: Male:135.5cm; Female 130cm A rare pair of late 18th century – early 19th century Continental lead garden figures; each in romantic-esque pose dressed in period costume. Each on circular bases, and retaining a high definition of casting, the male leans on…
Object of the Week – Mughal Chini Kana Panel India c. 1620 H: 31cm   W: 38.75   Diameter: 2.5cm This magnificent mottled red sandstone Mughal panel dates from the beginning of the 17th century. The elegant long necked vase (surahi) is seen in relief below three of the cusped arches and a footed tray…
Object of the Week – A Beautiful Art Nouveau Cameo Glass ‘Alpine Vase’ by Daum Frères c.1900 H: 12cm   W:14cm    £7,500 An outstanding Art Nouveau cameo glass vase enamel painted with a view of the Alps, the mountainous landscape with a quite stunning realism and incredible depth of perspective, signed Daum Nancy with the Cross of Lorraine.…
Object of the Week – Viennese Enamel and Rock Crystal Coupe c.1880 H: 6cm   W: 6cm   D: 4.75cm A beautiful Viennese enamel and engraved rock crystal coupe by Karl Bender (1874-1892). The wide enamel border to the engraved rock crystal bowl is decorated with mythological figures supported by a silver pegasus with outspread…
Object of the Week – James I Oak Court Cupboard English, Yorkshire c.1620 H: 53in   W: 61in   D: 21.5in A fine piece of early 17th century furniture, displaying all the skills of the joiner and carver, and consisting of a two-plank top, above a projecting frieze, with guilloche and flower-head carving, with turned boxwood…
A Rare Pair of Japanese Screens c.1830 H: 99in   W: 66in It is very rare for a pair of screens to survive, and in original condition, as these are. They depict idyllic scenes of village life, quite an unusual subject. They come from a private US collection, and have not been on the market…
Object of the Week – A Stained-Glass Panel of Christ Carrying the Cross William Wailes c.1850 H: 64cm   W: 42cm £3,600 This panel likely depicts one of the stations of the Cross with Simon in assistance looked over by Roman guards. A firm attribution can be made due to the style of painting and…
  Object of the Week – Cherry Blossom Brooch 1950s/60s Vienna H: 46.7mm   W: 33.9mm Weight: 11.8 grams £1,295 This charming brooch, in the shape of cherry blossom, is fashioned from rock crystal, rose quartz, nephrite, brilliant cut diamonds and 14t gold. It is typical of the work of Austrian jeweller Paltscho, who became famous…