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PSRA Licence No: 004155
Star Lot : An attractive large sterling silver bowl, with a graduated footed base and shield design. Hallmarked Sheffield, with a makers mark which states "Walker & Hall", circa 1933. Total weight: 165 grams.
about Lot 19
Star Lot: A lovely large original oil on canvas painting titled "McGillycuddy Reeks, Kilarney" by the established Irish artist Denis Thornton. Depicts the titular mountain range in pastel impressionistic brushstrokes. Signed bottom right and housed in a cream frame. Thornton does well in both the primary and secondary market, fetching up to £600 at Ross's. Denis Thornton was a very talented Post-War & Contemporary Realist Oil Painter, and several of his originals are now held in the Down County Museum Fine Art Collection and the REME Museum in Ireland.
about Lot 295
Super Star Lot: An original very large enameled ceramic tile by the famed French artist George Braque (b1882-d1963) titled “Au Couchant, Oiseau” dating to 1950’s. This large piece features an abstracted composition of a bird silhouetted against a red and yellow sunset with a black border. This tile was part of the Hugo Henkel Schwimmbad in Düsseldorf, Germany. This ceramic was commissioned by the Henkel group from Braque for the purpose of display in the public swimming pool built by Dr. Hugo Henkel. The pool, originally built in 1930, was intended to be an expression of Henkel’s system of a patriarchal and caring relationship between employer and employee. Mm: 51 x 65 cm Though Braque is perhaps best known for launching Cubism alongside Pablo Picasso, his focus on birds intensified in his later work, where his style loosened from the more geometric Cubism of his earlier pieces. He never left Cubism behind all together, but his volumes of bird works are a much airier and minimalist in expression. “Au Couchant, Oiseau” demonstrates his interest in nature and natural light that blossomed later in his career. Braque’s birds can be seen on a grand scale on the ceiling of the Salle Henri II at the Louvre in Paris along with other commissions. Braque has designed pool tiles before, most notably “Les Poissons” at the Foundation Maeght, France. Provenance: Purchased by current owner from Kunst und Antiquitaten, Gerhard Koktanek and Ans Meijer. The latter obtained the pieces from Gabriele Henkel of the estate of Dr. Hugo Henkel after the demolition of the Swimming pool in 1995. We have called and confirmed this provenance with the previous two owners. There is photographic evidence proving its ownership by Kunst & Antiquitaten and its existence in the Schwimmbad.
about Lot 101
Star Lot: A stunning original antique oil on canvas painting by the 19th century English school artist Edmund Morison Wimperis. Features a two shepherdesses in a sweeping rural landscape. Housed in a fabulous heavy antique Chippendale gilt frame. Wimperis does excellently at auction, fetching $3,250 for a similar oil work at Christie's. MM: W90 x L66 cm in frame. About 1851, Edmund was apprenticed to the wood-engraver Mason Jackson, for seven years, and also trained under the watercolourist Myles Birket Foster. From about 1863, he worked for the publisher Joseph Cundall and for the Illustrated London News. Later in his life, he started to paint and sketch with Thomas Collier. When aged about 38 he became a professional landscape painter and member of the Society of British Artists. In 1874, he joined the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and went on to become one of its foremost members, being elected vice-president in 1895.
about Lot 95
Star Lot: An excellent example of a Sterling Silver Celtic design sugar bowl and Helmet cream jug. These fabulous items feature Flying C handles and each details beautiful intricately weaved traditional Dara Knot border. Items marked 1921 and 1922, Birmingham with a makers mark which states "James Woods & Sons". Total weight an impressive: 320.13 grams. Clear hallmarks, two fine examples.
about Lot 16
Star lot : A gorgeous Victorian mahogany chest of five drawers with a bespoke linen cupboard storage to top. A very handsome and functional storage solution in lovely condition. With dove tail joinery and turned mahogany handles. H182cm x L120cm x D53cm Really is a stunning piece of amazing quality furniture this would have taken a very skilled cabinet maker a long time to make with the finest of materials. Come in 2 pieces for transportation.
about Lot 545
A stunning sterling Silver graduated Moonstone chain link bracelet. With 9 lovely moonstones with great colour variations.
about Lot 40
Star lot : A magnificent example of an antique mahogany writing desk. This is an unusually ornate example with profuse carved, foliate cresting and a serpentine front. Inlaid with tooled leather and featuring 2 original crystal inkwells. This example features ample storage by means of drawers and cubbies and the tooled desk lifts up for storage within. Supported by ceramic castors. Fabulous looking desk.
about Lot 477
Star lot : A stunning Waterford Crystal table lamp, in the largest size available. The L3 series Inishmore lamp- of 240Volts. In very good condition. comps from €850 on www.treasurechest.ie It is fully working and in lovely condition.
about Lot 541
Super Star Lot: A fabulous four-piece Irish sterling silver, tea and coffee service by Thomas Weir & Sons. Beautifully designed in a Celtic Revival style, featuring pierced Celtic knotwork with figural spouts. Furnished with ebonised handles and finials. Hallmarked, Dublin, Thomas Weir and Sons, 1923. Weighing a total of 2,462grams. Huge amount of work on this and Fabulous weight, it will be 100 years old next week. In super condition, one small dent on the water jug.
about Lot 94