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PSRA Licence No: 004155
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 fine example of an antique 1886 sterling silver pocket watch by the acclaimed watch makers "J.W Benson of Ludgate Hill, London". This example features a bright white enamel dial, roman numeral face and subsidiary second hand. Together with its watch key and rope twist T-bar suspension chain with Lobster clasp. Hallmarked London. Total weight of watch: 127.70 grams. Presented in its original high quality box of purchase from the 1880s.
about Lot 10
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
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 fabulous Usak hand knotted wool and cotton rug with certificate of authenticity. MM: 375 x 275 cm Will warm up any room and last you a life time and will retain its resale value.
about Lot 631
STAR LOT - A beautiful Mid-Century ceramic ''Tree Of Peace'' wall sconce by John Ffrench (1928-2010) for Arklow Pottery. Depicting a stylised Christmas Tree in bright and bold colours with a space for a taper candle. 14 inches tall. Two candles included. Stamped on reverse. In excellent condition.
about Lot 206
Star Lot : A gorgeous 19th century rotating bookcase with glazed blue tiles to top, drawer to front and two tiers of shelves below. Rotating table for full accessibility. All held on original castors. Its a large beautiful example. We have sold many of these over the years but this is by far the best example we have ever seen, It's superb.
about Lot 494
An incredible 525 carat Ametrine graduated necklace, set with a high quality sterling silver setting and clasp. New from the gem company, RRP €260 All the gemstones are genuine and natural and are cold to the touch.
about Lot 58
Star Lot: A truly exceptional example of a sought-after vintage Omega Constellation 18 carat Gold wristwatch and bracelet. The dramatic and enduring design of the OMEGA Constellation is characterised by its famous half-moons, “claws” on the case and mono-rang bracelet. This 25 mm 18K yellow gold and stainless-steel model features a bezel engraved with Roman numerals, and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The hands, OMEGA logo, Constellation star and diamond holders are also in 18K yellow gold. Watch is in excellent condition and is in excellent working order. Presented in its original presentation gift box, which features a cream finish and red ribbon border. I have an Omega, they last forever hold up to wear and retain their resale value, couldn't recommend enough.
about Lot 33
A fine example of a sterling silver velvet backed photo frame, featuring high relief fine Art Deco design to border. Hallmarked Sheffield, with new letter sequence dated 1973 and a makers mark which states " D R & Sons". Internal measurements of frame: 8.5cm x 12.5cm.
about Lot 4