Selections & Collections

Fri 01 March 2019, 10:00 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

The SELECTIONS & COLLECTIONS auction consists of higher value single antique or fine art items or larger interesting collections of items such as Estate jewellery.

Please note - this auction is subject to Droit de Suite - The works of artists selling for 1000 euros or more who are still living or who have passed away within the last seventy years, will be subject to a 4% levy on the hammer price to the buyer. This has to be passed on by the auctioneers to the relevant collecting authority.

Viewing: Thursday 28 February (12 - 7pm)  & Morning of Auction (8:30-9:45am)

  • Lot 100

    Lot 100

    BACCARAT CARPET-GROUND PAPERWEIGHT dated 1847 with in tightly packed canes of floral bird and animal designs, 8cms diam.¦Condition Report: some scratching to top surface and other minor surface wear as expected overall, no significant chips or major damage.

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    Lot 100

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2500

    Hammer price £1,600.00

  • Lot 101

    Lot 101

    A BELIEVED SEVENTEENTH CENTURY WANLI CHARGER DISH underglaze blue decoration with centred landscape featuring two recumbent deer amongst foliage and with a panelled floral border, 36cms diam.

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    Lot 101

    Guide price
    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £200.00

  • Lot 102

    Lot 102

    A CHINESE PORCELAIN DISH FROM THE DIANA CARGO WRECK sold in Christie`s Auction House, March 1995, decorated with blue and copper red Fledglings and Prunus, 27cms diam.

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    Lot 102

    Guide price
    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 103

    Lot 103

    TAXIDERMY RECTANGULAR CASED PIKE within naturalistic background and base, having glazed sides and front, 96 wide x 24 deep x 41cms high¦Condition Report: case is a little bumped and bruised, scuffed in areas with minor chippings. Glass looks in good overall condition. Pike and rock work interior appears okay, maybe one or two shells have come unstuck etc.

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    Lot 103

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 104

    Lot 104

    TAXIDERMY CASED PAIR OF MAGPIES in square section case, having naturalistic background and rock work base, 61 high x 28.5cms deep¦Condition Report: some scuffs and wear to case, minor chippings but generally okay. Glazing appears in good overall condition, birds and interior look good overall.

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    Lot 104

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £190.00

  • Lot 105

    Lot 105

    TAXIDERMY LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY BOW FRONTED CASE OF FOUR ROACH having ebonized case with gold leaf border, the roach having naturalistic background and base, label to the interior reading `Caught in the Keeper`s Pool, Sutton Park, August 4th 1886 by Samuel Russell, the hollies walsall (??)`, 93.5 wide x 42 high x 18cms at deepest point

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    Lot 105

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £550.00

  • Lot 106

    Lot 106

    W WATSON & SONS OF 313 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON MICROSCOPE of tripod design with number 5653 in mahogany box, with additional lens, double sided circular mirror

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    Lot 106

    Guide price
    £350 - £450

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 107

    Lot 107

    NINETEENTH CENTURY INLAID ROSEWOOD TEA CADDY having foliate mother of pearl inlay to exterior with two turned handles, the hinge top revealing fitted interior with central glass bowl flanked by two tea canisters, 36 wide x 19 high x 19cms deep

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    Lot 107

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 108

    Lot 108

    NINETEENTH CENTURY BURR WALNUT LADIES VANITY BOX the lock stamped S Mordan & Co, London, the hinged lid revealing fitted interior containing assorted glass silver topped jars together with mother of pearl handled vanity instrument having secret drawer to base, London 1841, box comes with details of previous ownership of the Kenworthy family, mother Emma and daughter Emma, together with postcard believed to be of Emma Kenworthy¦Condition Report: appears in good overall condition, wear and tear commensurate with age, secret door mechanism working as it should, some wear to leather tooled interior in places, no nasty damage obvious.

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    Lot 108

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 110

    Lot 110

    TOLKIEN (J.R.R.), THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, 1ST EDITIONS, 1ST IMPRESSIONS, comprising |The Fellowship Of The Ring|, |The Two Towers| and |The Return Of The King|. All published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd Ruskin House Museum Street London 1954-55 and coming with original dust jackets and folding maps. (3)¦Condition Report: The Fellowship of the Ring - Some minor chippings to top and bottom of dust jacket at the spine and one small tear to top of spine. Minor spotting to front cover and occasionally inside. Personalisation to inside blank page |G.Garner Aug 17. 1954.|¦The Two Towers - Dust jacket in very good overall condition. Personalisation to inside blank page |Anne Orde 1955.|¦The Return of the King - Some minor chippings to top and bottom of dust jacket at the spine. Some small tears to dust jacket in different positions. Some spotting to cover. ¦Please request further images to satisfy condition and if possible view these exceptional copies in person to fully satisfy prior to bidding.

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    Lot 110

    Guide price
    £7000 - £10000

    Hammer price £7,200.00

  • Lot 111

    Lot 111

    TOLKIEN (J.R.R.), THE TWO TOWERS, 1ST EDITION, 9TH IMPRESSION, published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd - London & Houghton Mifflin Company - Boston 1962 with original dust jacket and folding map..¦Condition Report: Good overall condition with no major damage. Very minor bumping to dust jacket edges and minor creases to folding map in reverse.

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    Lot 111

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 112

    Lot 112

    TOLKIEN (J.R.R.), TWO 1ST EDITION VOLUMES OF |SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR|, together with |The Adventures of Tom Bombadil| 1st Edition and a copy of |Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth| 1st Edition. (4)

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    Lot 112

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 113

    Lot 113

    TOLKIEN (J.R.R.), THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH, 12 VOLUMES, edited by Christopher Tolkien published by George Allen & Unwin 1983-1996. (12)

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    Lot 113

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 114

    Lot 114

    TOLKIEN (J.R.R.), THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, comprising |The Fellowship of the Ring| (Revised Second Edition Sixth Impression), |The Two Towers| (Revised Second Edition Sixth Impression) and |The Return of the King| (Revised Second Edition Fifth Impression). (3)

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    Lot 114

    Guide price
    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 115

    Lot 115

    CLANCY, TOM, |THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER|, RARE 1ST EDITION, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland 1984. Signed to title page by author and dated 5/16/85.¦Condition Report: Very good overall condition with original dust jacked having very minor bumping to edges.

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    Lot 115

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £250.00