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PORTABLE COPYING MACHINE, JAMES WATT & COMPANY Birmingham 1795 37.7 x 29.5 x 12.7 cm (when closed) £6,500 A portable copying machine, invented and manufactured by James Watt & Company (Birmingham, 1795). Complete with brass roller, detachable mahogany handle, original wetting and drying books, Wedgwood-stamped basalt inkwell and white-metal oval label bearing inscription ‘J. Watt…
RICHARD SMITH, ‘MALLARD’ Original Bronze Edition of 25 L: 14.5″ In his studio in his Gamekeeper’s cottage on a sprawling Hertfordshire estate, Richard Smith works undisturbed except for the occasional call of a pheasant. From his 40 years as a successful painter of wildlife, coupled with his life surrounded by, and working with, game birds, it…
MEISSEN SHALLOW DINNER BOWL Germany c. 1740 Diameter 11.5cm  Depth 3.5cm £5,500 This Meissen Porcelain dinner plate is decorated in the Kaikemon palette: a style developed in the 17th century by the artist Kaikemon during the Japanese Arita period. The 12 lobed, petal shaped ridge plate is edged in gilding, and the pattern at the rim is the ‘Neuer…
A NORTH WALES DRESSER Merionethshire, North Wales possibly Harlech area, c. 1740 £9,800 The striking form and character of Welsh dressers are unmistakable. This is a wonderful small Welsh oak dresser with a canopy rack which has boldly shaped sides and frieze, and sits on a panelled base of three drawers with brass handles and…
PETER JOYCE (b. 1964), ‘LOST POND’, 2016 Acrylic on canvas laid on to wood panel 92.5 x 92.5 cm £9,500 Although the formal and compositional aspects in Joyce’s essentially abstract paintings are immensely important, the work is also intimately related to the man-altered landscape of La Vendée, the remote region of western France where the…
A RENAISSANCE DIAMOND RING 16th century £43,000  An impressive 16th century ring, set with a square point cut diamond in a closed back rubover setting with an approximate weight of 0.90 carats, to a raised pyramid shaped central collet with fine scalloped double arches and pelleted border to base, incised saltire to the underside and…
EARLY CARVED PANEL c.1450 A very well carved Continental panel, retaining its original polychrome decoration. Peter Bunting Antiques Harthill Hall Alport Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1LH +44 (0)7860 540870 [email protected] www.countryoak.co.uk Peter Bunting Antiques specialises in antique oak furniture, portraits, tapestries and related items.
A VERY RARE VENETIAN LOW FOOTED GLASS BOWL Approximately 10″ in diameter £15,000  A very rare Venetian low footed Glass Bowl, c.1500–1525; the shallow tray of the bowl moulded with a series of ribs radiating from the raised centre; the broad rim decorated with an intricate pattern of gilded scales embellished with white, red and…
17TH CENTURY OAK PANEL OF ST. PATRICK c.1670 W: 16cm   H: 46cm   D: 2cm £280 This rare 17th-century oak panel of St Patrick, probably Irish, shows the saint with oddly-placed hands, grasping a stake in his right hand and a book of his writings in his left. Above him are two shamrocks: Patrick was…