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Object of the Week – Enamel and Diamond Brooch / Pendant c.1910 £1,950 A beautiful purple, pink and  yellow enamel pansy brooch, with diamond centre. The piece can also be worn as a pendant. The pansy is the birth flower of February, and its symbolic meanings include love of one person for another: it was therefore…
  Robert Banks, RIBA, ‘The Bell Tower, Lecce’ c.1970 Watercolour over traces of pencil Signed and numbered 646 H: 64cm   W: 49cm £1,900 Robert Louis Banks (1911-2000) was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He initially qualified as an architect and worked as a town planner until the 1950s when he decided to concentrate on painting.…
Tobacconists’ Figure of a Highlander 840 England Carved wood £8,950 A fine original 19th century polychromed figure of a highlander in full uniform, in unrestored condition. Provenance: the Imperial Tobacco Companies’ collection. Hansord 6-7 Castle Hill Lincoln Lincolnshire LN1 3AA +44 (0)7831183511 [email protected] www.hansord.com Hansord will be exhibiting at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 23 – 28…
A Lamp Base by Marcello Fantoni Florence, Italy c. 1950-1960 H: 25cm   Diameter: 15cm £3,200 A fine studio-made pinecone lamp base in stoneware with a delicate pale blue glaze by Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011). Born in Florence, Marcello Fantoni studied ceramics at the Institute of Art at Porta Romana from 1927, graduating in 1934 as…
Flight and Barr Worcester Mug ‘Conjugal Peace’ c.1795 Porcelain H: 13.5cm £2,850 A fine and rare Flight and Barr Worcester porcelain mug, superbly painted by John Pennington with a sepia monochrome painting of a young girl, with a basket containing two doves, within a gilt border surrounded by gilt spray and leaf ornamentation. Having a…
CLARE TRENCHARD, ‘THE MINSTRELS – BANJO’ Bronze, edition of 7 H: 190cm   W:81cm Clare Trenchard (born UK, 1956) has exhibited widely in the UK and overseas. Her work captures the strength, power and movement of animals and adds a quirky twist, in this case the hare is depicted as a banjo-playing minstrel. Trenchard’s sculptures are…
ISAAC OLIVER, ‘MADONNA AND CHILD’ c. 1600 Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil, heightened with white on laid paper, corners cut, framed in a modern gilded frame Signed on the obverse, left hand side, Is. Oliver £17,500 This drawing was probably executed between 1597 and 1605 after Oliver’s first visit to Italy and…
A Renaissance Putto Playing the Flute Italian, first half 16th century Possibly workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (Florence 1469-1529) Painted terracotta The figure 47.5cm;  52cm overall £6,500 This painted terracotta figure of a naked boy or putto playing a lute is typical of Florentine Renaissance sculpture in both subject matter and material. The contraposto stance…
John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, ‘The Pine Woods at Viareggio’ Tempura on canvas c.1885 Unframed   W 108cm    H 132cm Framed    W 140cm   H 165cm   D: 14cm £48,000 This painting by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908) depicts three young girls on a trip to the woods to collect firewood and pine cones, with other groups…