Selections & Collections, Cardiff

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  • Lot 401

    Lot 401

    9CT GOLD OPEN FACED ROLEX POCKET WATCH engraved to inner cover `To W. J. Samways Esq From His Railway Colleagues Durban 29/2/32` numbered 197599 together with 9ct gold `T` bar watch chain and drop with George V gold half sovereign, 1912 in 9ct gold horseshoe mount, 128.7gms overall¦Provenance: private collection Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: seconds hand is ticking, appears complete and in good overall condition, minor surface wear and scratches commensurate with age

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    Lot 401

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    £800 - £1200

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  • Lot 402

    Lot 402

    9CT GOLD ROLEX PRECISION WRISTWATCH, the silvered dial having raised gilt baton markers and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12. The inside of back casing marked `Dennison Made In England For Rolex` and numbered 12857 and 624677. Case diameter 32mm approximately including outer case and crown. Together with probably the original leather strap marked `Rolex` and 9ct gold Rolex buckle¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: appears in good original condition, seconds hand is ticking, surface wear and scratches commensurate with age, the watch crown is a little loose

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    Lot 402

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    £500 - £800

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  • Lot 403

    Lot 403

    9CT GOLD ROLEX PRECISION WRISTWATCH, the silvered dial having raised gilt Arabic numerals. The inside of outer case marked `Dennison Made In England For Rolex` and numbered 13874 and 626027. Case diameter 36mms approximately. Outer case engraved `To Huw on our Wedding Anniversary Lilian`. With believed original leather strap marked `Rolex` and gold plated Rolex buckle¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: crown is missing and therefore seconds hand not currently ticking, otherwise appears in good original condition, a few dents to case and surface wear and scratches, leather strap in worn condition

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    Lot 403

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    £500 - £700

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  • Lot 404

    Lot 404

    STRING OF AMBER BUTTERSCOTCH BEADS the oval graduated beads measuring 1.3cms long (smallest) to 3cms (longest) comprising a total of 47 beads, 77cms long overall, 73.5gms¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: some of the beads do have minor chips, nibbles and cracks, comes in a Lowe & Sons of Chester cardboard box

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    Lot 404

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    £200 - £400

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  • Lot 405

    Lot 405

    18CT GOLD FIVE STONE DIAMOND RING the five claw set stones totalling 0.75cts approximately (visual estimate). Ring size L, 2.4gms in H. L. Brown & Son Sheffield ring box¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: stones showing inclusions to include feathers and clouds, minor chips at girdle

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    Lot 405

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 406

    Lot 406

    WHITE METAL FIVE STONE DIAMOND RING, the claw set graduating stones totalling 1.0cts approximately. Ring size L / M, 3.1gms in Crouch of Swansea ring box¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: small black mineral inclusion to central stone at edge, feathers present and very minor nicks to edges

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    Lot 406

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    £500 - £700

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  • Lot 407

    Lot 407

    18CT (750) GOLD SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND CLUSTER RING, the central sapphire (0.9 x 0.7cms) surrounded by sixteen diamonds, ring size S / T, 6.6gms in modern Howells of Haverfordwest ring box¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: sapphire in good overall condition with only very minor wear, all stones present, minor surface wear and scratches overall

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    Lot 407

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    £200 - £400

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  • Lot 408

    Lot 408

    18CT GOLD EMERALD & DIAMOND CLUSTER RING, the central emerald (0.5 x 0.5cms) surrounded by six diamonds approximately 0.20cts each (1.20cts total), Ring size N / O, 4.7gms in ring box¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: emerald appears in good overall condition with a couple of very minor nicks and surface wear, diamonds show inclusions comprising black mineral deposits, feathers and clouds, diamonds bright and well matched.

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    Lot 408

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    £600 - £1000

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  • Lot 409

    Lot 409

    18CT GOLD EMERALD & DIAMOND CLUSTER RING, the large rectangular emerald (1.5 x 0.9cms) surrounded by twenty four diamonds (0.02cts each approximately). Ring size O, 9.1gms in Nathan & Co ring box¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: surface wear and scratches and a couple of small chips to emerald, otherwise in good overall condition

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    Lot 409

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 410

    Lot 410

    WHITE METAL ART DECO DIAMOND BAR BROOCH, the tapering boat shaped design encrusted with diamonds, the three principal stones totalling 0.50cts approximately. 5.1cms long, 6.9gms in gilt leather jewellery box marked `Preston`s Ltd Bolton`¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: in very good original condition with all stones present, black mineral deposit to centre of table on central stone, feather to flanking stone, diamonds bright and well matched, box in good condition

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    Lot 410

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    £500 - £800

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  • Lot 411

    Lot 411

    YELLOW METAL THREE STONE DIAMOND RING, the three claw set stones totalling 0.50cts approximately. Ring size O / P, 2.0gms in H. L. Brown Son Ltd of Sheffield ring box¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: cloud and feather to central stone, black mineral deposits to flanking stones

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    Lot 411

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    £200 - £400

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  • Lot 412

    Lot 412

    15CT GOLD OPAL & DIAMOND BANGLE, the eleven graduating opals alternating with graduating pairs of diamonds, 13.3gms in W. E Watts of Derby box¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: one diamond on end pair is missing, missing fine safety-chain, otherwise appears in good condition, surface wear and scratches commensurate with age

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    Lot 412

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 413

    Lot 413

    18CT GOLD OPEN FACED POCKET WATCH, key wind having Roman numeral chapter ring, heart, foliate and scroll engraved case. The movement marked `H. J. Norris Coventry` and numbered 30864, 58.4gms¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: not currently running, surface wear and minor scratches commensurate with age, wear to face and numerals

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    Lot 413

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 414

    Lot 414

    18k GOLD OPEN FACED CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH having stepped enamel dial with Roman numeral chapter ring, numbered 64325, stop/start lever to side, 104.5gms¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: seconds hand does tick, some surface wear, scratches and minor dents, no major or significant damage

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    Lot 414

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    £600 - £1000

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  • Lot 415

    Lot 415

    18K GOLD OPEN FACED POCKET WATCH, the enamel face having Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial with blue steeled hands. The screw out movement numbered 164905, the inner case stamped for Francois Borgel and numbered 183743. Engraved to outer back cover `Mr T. Reid From The Professors and Assistants of University College Dundee 1899, 98.6gms¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: seconds hand is ticking, screw out mechanism in working order, surface wear, scratches and minor dents commensurate with age, enamel face in good condition

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    Lot 415

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    £400 - £700

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  • Lot 416

    Lot 416

    18CT YELLOW GOLD OPEN FACED POCKET WATCH, the enamel face having Roman numeral chapter ring and subsidiary seconds dial. Coming with 18ct gold inner flap, the top plate marked `Alfred Lea Aberdare` and numbered ` 25457`, in associated box, 110.1gms.¦Provenance: private collection Herbrandston Hall, Pembrokeshire¦Condition Report: pocket-watch hands rusty and seconds hands missing, pocket watch crystal may have been replaced at some point and has yellowed, minor nibbles to edge of enamel face, surface wear and scratches commensurate with age

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    Lot 416

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    £600 - £1000

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  • Lot 417

    Lot 417

    PAIR OF WHITE METAL SEVEN-STONE DIAMOND CLUSTER EARRINGS, each stone 0.07ct approximately (visual estimate), 3.9gms overall, 1ct total approximate carat weight in Rabat Joiers box (2)¦Provenance: private collection Herbrandston Hall, Pembrokeshire¦Condition Report: both earrings appear in good overall condition with no missing stones, evidence of inclusions across the stones

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    Lot 417

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    £500 - £800

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  • Lot 418

    Lot 418

    LADIES YELLOW GOLD OPAL & DIAMOND CLUSTER BANGLE, the central opal (1.1mm x 0.9mm) surrounded by sixteen diamonds (0.04ct each) flanked each side by four graduated diamonds. Approximately 1.0ct total diamond weight, 19gms, in associated box, probably 18ct gold.¦Provenance: private ownership Cardiff¦Condition Report: appears in good overall condition with no major damage or stones missing, opal appears in good condition with minor surface wear commensurate with age, opal is very slightly loose in setting. Unmarked but believed 18ct gold, clasp in working order

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    Lot 418

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    £600 - £1000

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  • Lot 419

    Lot 419

    18CT GOLD THREE STONE DIAMOND RING, the three claw set stones totalling 1.0cts approximately (visual estimate), ring size M / N, 2.9gms¦Provenance: private ownership Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: both of the flanking stones have a feather crack, all three stones drawing a little yellow colour

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    Lot 419

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    £700 - £1000

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  • Lot 420

    Lot 420

    TIMOR WWII MILITARY ISSUE DIRTY DOZEN WRISTWATCH the black dial having luminous Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, manual wind, marked to reverse `TIMOR Broad Arrow Mark W W W K 10335 40235`. Engraved in the same way in inner back cover, the movement marked `TIMOR CAL 6060 SWISS MADE 15 JEWELS 4 FOUR ADJUSTMENTS`¦Provenance: Carmarthenshire deceased estate¦Auctioneer`s Note: The `Dirty Dozen` consisted of twelve Military Issue wristwatches produced in the mid 1940`s to be rugged, accurate and reliable. The `W W W` engraved on the rear of the watch simply stands for `Watch, Wrist, Waterproof` with approximately 13,000 examples of the Timor edition produced.¦Condition Report: appears in good honest condition but not currently running. Some wear to hour markers but still glowing under UV light. Surface wear and minor scratches and some minor dents commensurate with age. Comes with modern leather strap

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    Lot 420

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    £500 - £800

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  • Lot 421

    Lot 421

    18CT (750) WHITE GOLD TANZANITE & DIAMOND RING, the cushion cut tanzanite (1.61ct approximately) set between sixteen round brilliant cut diamonds (0.84ct total approximately), ring size L, 4.5gms, in box and outer box¦Provenance: private ownership Cardiff¦Condition Report: with insurance valuation listing the diamonds as G-H colour and VS1-VS2 clarity. The ring has not been worn since being commissioned as a replacement in 2018

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    Lot 421

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    £600 - £1000

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  • Lot 422

    Lot 422

    AN EXCELLENT ART DECO DIAMOND BROOCH, 4.3cts combined visual estimate consisting of 98 stones set within unmarked white gold or platinum, rectangular shape and open segmented form having three central emerald cut diamonds and round brilliants thereafter before a screw shut pin, the stones clear and white in appearance, 4.2cms x 2.1cms dimensions, 9.9gms gross¦Provenance: purchased from Kayes Fine Jewellery, 3rd December 2002 for ¦6500, copy of original receipt available.¦Condition Report: excellent condition overall condition

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    Lot 422

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 423

    Lot 423

    15CT GOLD FIXED CURB LINK BRACELET WITH SAFETY CHAIN, 25.6gms, stamped `15` to the clasp, 6.75cms diameter.¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: some links with worn surfaces, 15ct mark crisp, push clasp top slightly worn, hinge good

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    Lot 423

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    £500 - £700

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  • Lot 424

    Lot 424

    GEORG JENSEN 18CT GOLD EARRINGS, A PAIR, stamped `750` with maker`s mark and numbered `1131 Danmark` with clip-on mounts, 2.9cms across, 18gms gross weight.¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: curved polished faces with minor scratches allover, marks crisp, hinges good

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    Lot 424

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    £600 - £800

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  • Lot 425

    Lot 425

    TAHITIAN SOUTH SEA PEARL NECKLACE with 18ct gold diamond set oval ball clasp, 33 mixed natural colour pearls in grey, green, blue, gold and white, varying between 12 and 14mms, 74gms gross, 48cms overall length¦Provenance: purchased by the vendor from Kayes Fine Jewellers, 23rd November 2010 for ¦3,895, copy of original receipt available, presented in a satin and velvet lined Boodle & Dunthorne box¦Condition Report: excellent overall condition, gold marks crisp¦

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    Lot 425

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    £1000 - £1500

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  • Lot 426

    Lot 426

    TAHITIAN SOUTH SEA PEARL NECKLACE with 18ct gold diamond set spherical ball clasp, 33 x 12-14mms diameter mixed colour pearls in blue, grey, white and gold, 89.9gms gross, 44cms overall length¦Provenance: purchased by the vendor from Boodle & Dunthorne, 20th November 1998 for ¦13,350, copy of original receipt available, presented in a satin and velvet lined Boodle & Dunthorne box¦Condition Report: clasp with minor surface scratches, gold marks crisp, pearls well matched and of even shape, one or two with a few tiny natural spots

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    Lot 426

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 427

    Lot 427

    9CT GOLD BUECHE GIROD GENTS WRISTWATCH having square enamel dial with Roman numeral chapter ring, seventeen jewel movement, with integrated 9ct gold bracelet. 87.5gms overall in original box¦Provenance: private collection Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: in good overall condition appearing complete, surface wear and scratches commensurate with age. Not currently running. Closing clasp on exterior of box missing

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    Lot 427

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    £1200 - £1800

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  • Lot 428

    Lot 428

    9CT GOLD WALTHAM FULL HUNTER POCKET WATCH having engine turned outer case, revealing enamel face with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, the movement marked `A. W. W. Co. Waltham U. S. A.` and numbered 24130040, 93.5gms¦Provenance: private collection Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: seconds-hand is ticking, appears in complete and good overall condition. Surface wear and minor scratches commensurate with age

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    Lot 428

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 429

    Lot 429

    9CT GOLD MATCH / VESTA CASE, the outer case engine turned with raised circular vacant cartouche having suspender loop, 31.5gms¦Provenance: private collection Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: small dent near hinge, minor surface wear and scratches commensurate with age, clasp working well

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    Lot 429

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    £400 - £700

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  • Lot 430

    Lot 430

    LADIES CARTIER PANTHERE BI-METAL WRISTWATCH in stainless steel and gold, square dial with Roman numerals and blue steeled hands, date aperture at 5 o`clock and hidden signature at 7 o`clock. Quartz movement, numbered to reverse 83949013067.¦Provenance: deceased estate north Wales¦Condition Report: appears in complete condition although not currently running, some minor surface wear and scratches commensurate with age and use. No significant damage or losses. No box or paperwork. Not hallmarked although these examples are known to be in yellow gold and stainless steel

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    Lot 430

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    £600 - £1000

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  • Lot 431

    Lot 431

    RARE GENTLEMAN`S HEUER CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, c. 1960s, ref. 7721 with reverse `panda` dial, black dial with part luminous silver batons & hands, subsidiary silvered registers recording minutes & continuous seconds, 17 jewel manual wind movement signed Heuer Leonidas S.A., gold plated case with stainless steel screw back, case 36mms. diam.¦Provenance: Cardiff based consignee¦Condition Report: original dial in excellent condition, movement working at present, untested for accuracy, case with chips and scratched to bezel and lugs

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    Lot 431

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    £800 - £1200

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  • Lot 432

    Lot 432

    VICTORIAN MARQUISE SHAPE DIAMOND & SAPPHIRE RING, 22 claw set diamonds with central sapphire (0.7 x 0.5cms) and unstamped yellow metal, probably 18ct, trace engraving to the interior of the shank having possible date 1892, ring size N, 5.4gms in Wlkinson & Sons, Newark box¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: some minor chips to sapphire at edges including two to the girdle and surface wear and scratching, no stones missing

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    Lot 432

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    £500 - £700

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  • Lot 433

    Lot 433

    ART DECO PLATINUM & SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING, 0.75ct approximately (visual estimate), round diamond in a square setting with stepped shoulders, ring size O, 2.6gms¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: diamond in good overall condition, no obvious major inclusions or chips, appears to be a feather in outer area of the stone

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    Lot 433

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    £450 - £600

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  • Lot 434

    Lot 434

    ATTRACTIVE THREE-HEAD FLORAL DIAMOND BROOCH set with three 0.25ct diamonds to the flower centres and a further 48 0.05ct and reducing stones set in white metal, presumed gold, three stem arrangement with curved pin, 9.1gms gross, 5cms length¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: the three principal stones show minor black mineral deposits, no stones appear to be missing, surface wear and scratches commensurate with age

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    Lot 434

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  • Lot 435

    Lot 435

    PINK SAPPHIRE & DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE having a 7mms central sapphire and diamond cluster with 0.20ct diamond suspended below, chain link connected to a quatrefoil group of smaller diamonds and two further 0.20ct stones on a 19cms necklace, mixed yellow and white, unmarked and untested metals, 23cms overall length, 8.6gms gross weight¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: all stones appear present with none missing, surface wear and minor scratches to pink sapphire but no serious damage

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    Lot 435

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 436

    Lot 436

    ART DECO OPAL & DIAMOND SET ENAMELLED BROOCH the central oval cabochon opal (1.3 x 0.8cms) flanked with diamonds to the sides and fanned out enamelled bars with diamonds mounted to the tips. The brooch unmarked and untested but presumed yellow gold and silver, the interior of the oval shaped back with raised, presumed makers` initials `M N`, 35 diamonds total, 5cms across, 9.9gms¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: some losses to the enamel surrounding the opal and at the start of the enamel arms. Opal appears in good overall condition with no serious damage just surface wear and minor scratches. No diamonds missing, clasp in working order

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    Lot 436

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 437

    Lot 437

    VICTORIAN GOLD CHARM BRACELET having double loop and ball links with seed pearls, holding twelve quality charms to include an 1856 gold one dollar, a golden citrine and diamond drop,1895 dated enamel and seed pearl heart, an 1895 dated enamel heart locket with diamond inset, an intaglio and enamelled seal and other semi-precious stone set charms, no visible hallmarks, 36.4gms overall¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: losses to enamel on intaglio and red heart charm, otherwise appears in good overall condition. Surface wear and minor scratches commensurate with age

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    Lot 437

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    £500 - £700

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  • Lot 438

    Lot 438

    1886 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD FIVE DOLLAR mounted in a 15ct gold gate-link bracelet, four of the links having diamond, ruby and other semi-precious stones, stamped `15` to the clasp, 32.7gms overall¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: wear to one of the settings around semi-precious stone possibly having had a stone replaced, otherwise good overall condition, surface wear and minor scratches commensurate with age

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    Lot 438

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    £700 - £1000

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  • Lot 439

    Lot 439

    18CT GOLD CABLE LINK BRACELET with centrally mounted diamond and ruby initials `A E` and two attached charms in the form of a presumed gold and enamel jointed doll and a presumed gold and enamel French telegram envelope with interior sentiment `loin des yeux, pres du coeur`, translated `out of sight, near the heart`, 48.8gms overall¦Provenance: private ownership north Wales¦Condition Report: appears in good overall condition, no stones missing, clasp in working order. Wear and losses to enamel on jointed doll

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    Lot 439

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    £800 - £1200

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  • Lot 444

    Lot 444

    CHINESE SILVER CARD CASE, makers mark `NM` c. 1900, embossed in high relief with a four-clawed dragon in clouds around monogrammed cartouche `AMB`, reversed with flowering chrysanthemum, 3.5t.oz, 11 x 7.5cms¦Provenance: private collection, Cardiff¦Condition Report: good overall condition, marks crisp, hinge good.

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    Lot 444

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 445

    Lot 445

    CHINESE WUCAI GU-SHAPED PORCELAIN VASE, 19TH CENTURY, decorated in the Transitional style with registers of horsemen, flowering rockwork and the `three abundances` (fu shou san duo), unglazed base, 28cms high¦Provenance: private collection, Vale of Glamorgan.¦Condition Report: foot with minor glaze chips

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    Lot 445

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    £400 - £600

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  • Lot 446

    Lot 446

    PAIR SILVER CORINTHIAN COLUMN CANDLESTICKS, Alexander Smith, Birmingham 1965, beaded removable sconces and stepped bases, stop fluted columns, 30.5cms high (2)¦Provenance: private collection, north Wales.¦Condition Report: few very minor dints, bases loaded

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    Lot 446

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  • Lot 447

    Lot 447

    FINE GEORGE V SILVER TANTALUS, James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1928, with scrolled loop handle to the hinged and lock frame, on a rectangular gadroon and shell cast base with bracket feet, containing three cut glass spirit decanters and stoppers, 35cms wide¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate.¦Condition report: all decanters numbered, No.8 decanter with chipped foot and stopper foot ground edge, No.5 decanter with v. small chips to foot, silver frame excellent overall condition, lock opens, no key

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    Lot 447

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    £800 - £1200

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  • Lot 448

    Lot 448

    HENRY JAMES JOHNSTONE (1835 - 1907) watercolours, a pair - entitled `The Harvest Of The Rocks`, depicting young girl in ripped apron and barefoot carrying basket of shellfish and tool, together with `Woodland Flowers` depicting a barefoot young girl in apron and bonnet collecting flowers standing at a gateway. Both in original late Victorian scroll and shell design gilt frames, signed lower left `H. J. Johnstone`, marked to mount `- Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1889 -` 25.5 x 17.5cms (2)¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate.¦Presentation & Condition: both appear in good overall original condition. No major damage or losses, some minor losses to areas of frame but good overall, ready to hang

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    Lot 448

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    £1000 - £1500

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  • Lot 449

    Lot 449

    OF SHOOTING INTEREST: A LEATHER CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE BY F. BEESLEY, brass mounted with plaque engraved `Tom Smith Swansea`. The interior revealing four cartridge sections and label `F. Beesley, Gun & Rifle Manufacturer, 2 St. James`s Street, London, S.W. Pall Mall Corner`. 33.5cms wide x 27cms deep x 13.5cms high¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate ¦Condition Report: in very good overall original condition with lovely patina, no obvious losses, some surface wear and bumps commensurate with age.

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    Lot 449

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 450

    Lot 450

    OF SHOOTING INTEREST: A LEATHER CARTRIDGE MAGAZINE BY E J CHURCHILL brass mounted, the interior revealing five sections and label `E. J. Churchill, Gun, Rifle and Cartridge Manufacturer, 8, Agar Street, Strand, London, W. C. 41cms wide x 31cms deep x 14cms high¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate ¦Condition Report: in good overall original condition, some surface wear and bumps commensurate with age, locking mechanism a little stiff

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    Lot 450

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 451

    Lot 451

    PAIR GEORGE V SILVER THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, Thomas Bradbury and Sons, London 1917, with reeded drip pans and collars, fluted sconces, tapering columns and stepped circular bases (loded), the S-scrolled arms with foliate terminals, two spare sconces for use when candlesticks, 37cms high (2)¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate.¦Condition report: one with restored column, both high points rubbed, hallmarks slightly rubbed, one foot with small dent

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    Lot 451

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    £800 - £1200

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  • Lot 452

    Lot 452

    AUSTRIAN COLD PAINTED BRONZE FIGURE OF A WOODCOCK, attributed to Franz Bergman, mounted on onyx base with sterling silver presentation plaque engraved `To Tom Smith...to commemorate his bringing down.. coveted right and left woodcock...Gower, December 26th 1963`, underneath four tiny woodcock feathers presumably from the aforementioned birds, 9cms high, overall 12cms high¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate.¦Condition Report: beak slightly bent and leaning slightly forward

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    Lot 452

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    £600 - £800

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  • Lot 453

    Lot 453

    ROYAL COPENHAGEN FIGURE OF `SEALAND FLOWER GIRL` NO. 12418, by Carl Martin Hansen from a series of Danish regional costumes, painted and impressed numeral, painted title `Sjalland`, printed date code for 1969, 10cms high¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate.¦Condition Report: two minute chips to rose petals only, excellent condition

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    Lot 453

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  • Lot 454

    Lot 454

    ROYAL DOULTON PORCELAIN FIGURINE `BABETTE` HN1423, by Leslie Harradine of a girl in bathing costume and cloak holding a parasol, printed and painted numerals and marks, c. 1930-1938, 13cms high¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: hairline crack from hole in base to edge

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    Lot 454

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    £200 - £300

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  • Lot 455

    Lot 455

    ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE AUGUSTUS HOLMES R.B.A (fl. 1852-1911) oil on canvas - still life of primroses and violets in a vase, inscribed in pencil to the stretcher, `Primroses 1868, Geo. A. Holmes`, 38 x 30cms (oval)¦Provenance: Pembrokeshire deceased estate.¦Auctioneer`s Note: George Holmes mainly painted genre scenes depicting everyday rural life of farm labourers, cottage interiors etc. Still lives were not his mainstream, but we can compare this composition to a very similar work depicting a child smelling the scent of a vase of primroses and violets entitled with four line stanza:¦¦`But they who come mid frost and flood,¦Peeping from bank, or root of tree,¦The primrose and the violet-bud, ¦They are the dearest flowers to me.`¦¦This latter work, also painted in an oval format and similarly dated 1868, features a white porcelain vase with a near identical composition of flowers, and was sold at Christie`s South Kensington in 2002. Our work is unsigned on the canvas (he usually signs with initials) and may be a preliminary study for the Christie`s larger (45 x 56cms) work.¦Presentation & Condition: framed in a period, but replacement, gilt composition frame with original slip, glazed. Frame bears paper label inscribed `Ed. Holmes...`. Back has paper removed, paint beginning to crack at the base around the foot of the vase

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  • Lot 456

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    PAIR MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURAL CANDELABRA, 19th Century, the rococo scrolled columns mounted with figures allegorical of Winter and Summer, below triple branch candle holders, raised on domed scrolled bases, pressnumers `148` and incised `786`, 38cms high (2)¦Provenance: private collection Herbrandston Hall, Pembrokeshire¦Condition Report: winter candelabrum with both axe handles broken, one drip-pan leaf broken. Summer candelabrum with four leaf shaped drip pan leaves broken, sickle, thumb and lute top broken. Both with chips to encrusted flowers

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  • Lot 457

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    RARE BESWICK PORCELAIN FIGURE OF BEDOUIN ARAB HORSEMAN NO. 2275, Connoisseur series, printed and impressed marks, 27 x 26cms, on wood base¦Provenance: private collection north Wales.¦Condition Report: wood plinth rubbed, porcelain excellent

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  • Lot 458

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    CECIL KENNEDY (1905 - 1997) oil on canvas - still life of flowers with ladybird in a silver figural vase, entitled |Spring|, signed, Haynes Fine Art label verso, 51 x 41cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea.¦Presentation & Condition: lightly cleaned, period frame with title plaque, excellent overall condition ready to hang

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  • Lot 459

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    MAURICE BLUM (French 1832 - 1909) oil on canvas - elegant eighteenth century figures on a terrace entitled `The Reception`, signed and dated 1872, Haynes Fine Art label verso, 66 x 83cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea.¦Presentation & Condition: minor restoration to shrunk paint, cleaned, relined, in restored period frame with title plaque, ready to hang

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  • Lot 460

    Lot 460

    ANTOINE BOUVARD (French 1870 - 1956) oil on canvas - a tranquil Venetian backwater with gondola, entitled `Rue St. Barnbie - Venice` on W B Simpson (Glasgow) gallery label verso, also Haynes Fine Art label, signed, 32.5 x 45cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea.¦Presentation and Condition: minor restoration to sky, cleaned, relined, ready to hang

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  • Lot 461

    Lot 461

    GEORGE GOODWIN KILBURNE (1839 - 1924) oil on panel - a highwayman and carriage entitled `Au Revoir` on Vicars Brothers (London) gallery label, also Haynes Fine art label, signed and dated `97, 24 x 37cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea.¦Presentation & Condition: minor restoration to sky, cleaned, period frame, ready to hang

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  • Lot 462

    Lot 462

    FRANZ XAVER WOLF (Austrian, 1896 - 1990) oil on panel - an 18th Century gentleman scholar in his study, signed `F. X. Wolf Wien`, indistinctly entitled in German on original artists label with thumbprint, signature and monogrammed wax seal verso, with Haynes Fine Art gallery label, 49.5 x 38.5cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea.¦Presentation & Condition: minor restoration to margins, floor, figure`s throat and desk, slender chip to lower margin under slip, cleaned, restored period frame ready to hang

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  • Lot 463

    Lot 463

    ANNE MARIE GILBERT-JESPERSEN (Danish, 1849 - 1925) oil on canvas - river landscape with boy angler entitled `Fisherman in a landscape` on Trinity Fine Art gallery label verso, signed with monogram and dated 188*, 41 x 46cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea.¦Presentation & Condition: minor retouching to sky, old restoration by C H T Wolckow, (Odense) with conservator`s label verso dated 1959, canvas patched lower right and retouched, cleaned, ready to hang

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    TIMOTHY GUSTARD (b. 1954) acrylic - still life of antique silver jug and porcelain entitled `Peeping Over the Rim` on John Noott gallery label verso, signed, 25 x 20.5cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea¦Presentation & Condition: glazed and ready to hang, excellent condition

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  • Lot 465

    Lot 465

    TALBOT HUGHES R.O.I., P.S. (1869 - 1942) oil on panel, an 18th Century gentleman at his escritoire entitled `A Difficult Declaration` on typed label verso with old Fine Art Society label, signed and dated 1890, 20 x 25.5cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea¦Presentation & Condition: minor restoration to desk side, cleaned, signature and date faint, restored period frame, ready to hang

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  • Lot 466

    Lot 466

    WITHDRAWN MAYA EVENTOV (b.1964) oil on canvas, autumn landscape with birch trees, entitled `Silver Birch` on label verso, signed, 76 x 122cms¦Provenance: private collection, Swansea¦Presentation & Condition: framed and ready to hang, excellent condition

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  • Lot 467

    Lot 467

    ARTS & CRAFTS COPPER CACHE POT BY JOHN PEARSON, repousse-decorated with running stags beneath cloud-like trees on a planished ground, base with number 4012 in an oval, signed with initials and dated 1904, 21cms high¦Provenance: private collection, Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: yellow metal seam to side, base with 2 small dents, sides with 2 shallow dents, minor scratches, polish residue

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  • Lot 468

    Lot 468

    JOHN HENRY MOHRMANN (1857 - 1916) oil on canvas - depicting the cargo ship `Reresby` with pilot cutter `Antwerpen 14`, 59 x 99cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: The Reresby was a cargo ship launched on November 25th 1897 built by C S Swan & Hunter Ltd. History - Arrived at Corcubion (19/08/1927) with fire damage carrying wood, grain and oil cake. Beached to prevent sinking, fire extinguished and successfully refloated before arriving in Rotterdam (19/01/1928) for breaking up by NV Holland. ¦Provenance: private collection Ceredigion¦Presentation & Condition: original condition, with surface nicotine staining overall, margins of canvas wrinkling, basic canvas hole repair middle right, period frame with losses to plaster, would benefit from professional light general restoration

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  • Lot 469

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    RARE PAIR OF VICTORIAN STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY SPANIELS `GRACE` & `MAJESTY`, c. 1850, crisply modelled and brightly coloured with russet patches and gilt collars, standing on gilt lined pink cushions with leaf ornament, 25cm high (2)¦Provenance: private collection north Wales¦Condition Report: very minor chips to brown enamel, one with tiny glaze chip to back, standard age crazing to glaze

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  • Lot 470

    Lot 470

    MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURAL GROUP OF LOVERS, model `G22`, the pair of figures dressed in 18th Century costume, she holding a songbird and birdcage on her lap, he with basket of posies, oval base with linked ring border, incised numeral 61262, c. 1950, 19.5cms high¦Provenance: private collection, Vale of Glamorgan¦Condition Report: rear branch with breaks, minor chips to leaves

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  • Lot 471

    Lot 471

    WALTER LANGLEY R.I., R.S.I. (1852 - 1922) charcoal sketch - head and shoulders study of an elderly lady, signed in ink with initials, mount inscribed, paper label verso inscribed, `The inherited property of his great grand daughter, Penelope`, 24 x 15.5cms¦Provenance: private collection, Cardiff¦Auctioneers Notes: Langley painted several similar studies which have been variously titled `Grace` or `Old Grace` in recent years. There were in fact two models of that name, Grace Kelynack and Grace Warren. The latter, who appears in his famous painting `Motherless` (1895) may well be the sitter in the present lot¦Presentation & Condition: framed and glazed, ready to hang. Excellent condition¦

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  • Lot 472

    Lot 472

    FINE WILLIAM IV BIRDS EYE MAPLE & PARCEL GILT GRECIAN HARP, by Jacob & James Erat, c. 1835-40, the double-action 43-string harp with banded maple soundboard, fluted pillar topped with anthemion and winged caryatids holding laurel wreaths, the pedal box with maidens playing lyres, seven pedals, brass mechanism plate engraved `J & J Erat, Patent Harp, Manufacturers, 23 Berners Strt. London No. 2132, 171cms high¦Provenance: private collection north Wales.¦Auctioneers Note: Jacob Erat worked in the Erard factory as foreman in the late 18th Century and set up on his own at 100 Wardour St, later moving to Berners St in 1817. Following Jacob`s death in 1821, his sons took over the business and continued making harps until 1858¦Condition Report: restored in 2018 by Tecwyn Jones (report available on request). Some minor gesso borders partially lost, one string broken, otherwise excellent all round condition

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  • Lot 473

    Lot 473

    VALERIUS DE SAEDELEER (Belgian, 1876 - 1946) limited edition (125/250) etching with aquatint - snowy Oostvlaams landscape, titled on printed label verso `Grandes Arbres`, signed in the print and signed in pencil Hebbelinck, circa 1930s, 55 x 59cms¦Provenance: private collection, west Wales.¦Auctioneers Note: Saedeleer is among Belgium`s most acclaimed 20th Century landscape painters. In 1914, he was among dozens of Belgian refugee artists who relocated to Wales under the patronage of the Llandinam sisters, Gwendoline and Margaret Davies. Saedeleer and his family lived in Aberystwyth for 6 years before returning to Belgium. At the height of the global economic recession, he collaborated with highly-skilled printmakers like Robert Hebberlinck, to make limited-edition colour etchings inspired by some of his most popular canvases¦Presentation & Condition: framed and glazed. Paper with slight yellow discolouration, frame with superficial paint spots

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  • Lot 474

    Lot 474

    HENRY JOHN YEEND KING R.B.A. (1955 - 1924) oil on canvas - view of Lynton harbour, north Devon, signed, 58.5 x 91cms¦Provenance: private collection Vale of Glamorgan.¦Presentation & Condition: repair to canvas lower right, otherwise original condition in period frame

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  • Lot 475

    Lot 475

    VICTORIAN RHINO HORN WALKING CANE, carved to imitate briar, mounted with a white metal collar engraved, |Presented to Mr John King by Mr Hunt of Ewell|, 82cms long¦Provenance: private collection Cardiff¦Condition Report: 4cms split to base, ferrule split, natural vertical lines, general surface wear commensurate with age

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  • Lot 476

    Lot 476

    DOD PROCTER R.A. (1890 - 1972) oil on canvas - portrait of a baby, signed, 24 x 19cms ¦Provenance: private collection, Buckinghamshire.¦Presentation & Condition: framed and glazed, canvas probably restreched, canvas overlapped slightly to rear, scuffs to painted frame

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  • Lot 477

    Lot 477

    CARVED OAK CHEVAL MIRROR BY ROBERT `MOUSEMAN` THOMPSON OF KILBURN, with `signature` mouse carved to the left foot-rail, 131 x 64cms¦Provenance: deceased estate in Wales¦Condition Report: minor surface watermarks, overall excellent original condition

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  • Lot 478

    Lot 478

    TAXIDERMY EDWARDIAN CASED PRESERVED TENCH in ebonized gilt lined bow fronted case and naturalistic setting with gilt lettering `-Tench- Caught by W. Simmons in the River Lea, July 25th 1909. Weight 2lbs 8 1/2 ozs`. With paper label to top right corner `Preserved By J. Cooper & Sons, 28, Radnor St., St. Luke`s. London, E. C.`, 56cms wide x 31cms high x 15cms deep¦Provenance: Carmarthenshire deceased estate¦Condition Report: nice example in good condition. Gilt border and lettering in very good overall condition. No damage to panels and no obvious losses

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  • Lot 479

    Lot 479

    19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL oil on canvas - portrait of a lady wearing ruby necklace and bracelets, 89 x 66cms¦Provenance: private collection Vale of Glamorgan¦Presentation & Condition: original gilt composition frame, glazed, original condition¦

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  • Lot 480

    Lot 480

    GERMAN VIOLIN, bearing label for Carlo Storioni 1888, probably from Reiger and Fiorini workshop in Munich, length of back 36.5cms (14 1/2in) in figured maple, two piece back of broad curl, ebony tuning pegs, 61cms overall length, in a modern hard carry case.¦Provenance: private musician north Wales¦Condition Report: one string missing, varnish worn form edges to back, small patch of varnish loss top right table and upper right bout commensurate with playing action, generally very good playing condition

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  • Lot 481

    Lot 481

    ITALIAN VIOLIN & BOW with violin interior label `Giovanni Grancino in Contrada, Largha di Milano Al Segno Della Corona 16--`, two piece back, button indistinctly stamped possibly `NH`, length of back 35.5cms, overall 60cms, the bow 74cms and stamped `F. Franken`, the rosewood case labelled to the interior `W.E. Hill & Sons, Violin Makers, 38 New Bond Street, London`.¦Provenance: private musician north Wales¦Condition Report: extensively restored, table with several restored cracks, left top ribs repaired, scroll replaced, scroll holed redrilled, top edge of scroll chip restored, loose internal pillar, dints etc, name scratched into the vanish in several places, varnish worn in places. Rosewood case velvet interior largely intact with original plated fittings (plating worn). Bow in excellent condition

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  • Lot 482

    Lot 482

    LAURENCE STEPHEN LOWRY (1887 - 1976) colour print form an edition of 750 - entitled `The Level Crossing`, signed in pencil, published by Patrick Seale Prints Ltd. with blindstamp, 1972, for Salford Museum and Art Gallery, 46 x 56cms¦Provenance: private collection north Wales.¦Presentation & Condition: newly framed ready to hang. Minor creases to margin and extending into image lower right, slight yellowing to print evident at the image edge, signature slightly smudged and small stain thereon

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  • Lot 483

    Lot 483

    GROUP OF ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL ITEMS OF CAR DIFF CITY FC INTEREST including 1927 FA Cup Final programme for Cardiff City v The Arsenal at Wembley, in which Cardiff were victors and the only occasion that The FA Cup `was taken out of England`, accompanied by a related Columbia gramophone recording at Wembley of `Abide With Me` and a Daily Express National Community Singing Movement for the match and a humorous printed `mourning` card `In Loving Memory of Woolwich Arsenal - Who Departed from a Final Tie of the English Cup`. Together with other items relating to Cardiff City but not directly to the Cup Final including a 1925 Cardiff City Cup Final Souvenir preceding their match with Sheffield United, a flyer leaflet for `After the Match` at the Tresillian Hotel in Penarth Road, Cardiff, a souvenir programme for Cardiff City`s Len Davies` Benefit Match on April 29, 1937, a 1952/53 Year Book, a 1971 programme for John Charles All Stars v Leeds United at Ninian Park, and a Cardiff City club history pamphlet. Also in this lot but not related to Cardiff City FC but of Cardiff sporting interest, a page from an autograph book with various rugby internationals including Wilfred Wooller (10)¦Provenance: By descent, collected by relative who was an avid Cardiff City supporter.¦Condition Report: Final Tie Program - sellotape-repaired spine, back cover with tear, staples slightly rusted; History of Cardiff City FC Booklet - covers with foxing spots, esp. around spine and inside page margins, rusted staples with marks thereabouts; Cardiff City 1952-53 Year Book - cover vertically folded, back soiled, front with red stain upper left; ; John Charles Allstars vs. Leeds Program - back cover annotated in biro, corners creased; Cardiff City Cup Final Souvenir Booklet - covers slightly spotted, inside pages slightly creased, staples rusted, Daily Express song sheet - folded into quarters, torn along creases, edges and centres; Tresillian Hotel advert sheet - creased, minor edge tears, slightly soiled; Len Davies Benefit Match Program - folded and torn along creases, slightly foxed; Columbia 78rpm record - label with scratches and wear, surface dirty, cardboard sleeve damaged along edges, defaced with pencil drawing.

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  • Lot 484

    Lot 484

    A 1940’s INTERNATIONAL WALES RUGBY UNION JERSEY MATCH-WORN BY BILLY CLEAVER (1921 – 2003) in traditional red with white collar, Prince of Wales feathers embroidered directly on to the jersey, with blue ribbon and ‘ICH DIEN’, bears label for D L Davies’ outlet ‘The Bon’, Swansea (faintly inscribed J W Kyle – please see provenance below), printed black ‘F’ to canvas panel stitched to back, together with a black and white still photograph of Cleaver’s kicking action Auctioneer’s Note: William Benjamin Cleaver was born in Treorchy in 1921. He was known as Billy Cleaver and later by his nickname, ‘Billy Kick’. There is perhaps an unfair perception that the typical Welsh amateur era rugby-player was a man lacking in culture, that their strength and determination came from hard labouring jobs in the collieries and heavy industry. Such a theory was often disproven, especially in the years following the second world war. The famous Welsh backline quartet during that period consisted of Bleddyn Williams, a product of Rydal School, Doctor. Jack Matthews – a physician, Haydn Tanner who attended Harvard Business School and then Billy Cleaver. Cleaver was a graduate of Mining at Cardiff University, he was a wine connoisseur, a tenor and an art enthusiast who later became the Secretary of the Contemporary Art Society of Wales. Cleaver’s nickname ‘Billy Kick’ was a betrayal of his personality and his rugby play, which was as cultured as the man himself. He had a far greater depth to his game than simply kicking. Cleaver was a robust, reliable and charismatic individual. With his distinguishable mop of blonde hair, he is an unmistakable figure in the team photos from the period - even in black and white. Cliff Morgan in ‘Heart and Soul: The Character of Welsh Rugby’, described one such photograph from the 1950 British Lions tour : ‘Rex Willis, Jack Matthews, Bleddyn Williams, Billy Cleaver and Cliff Davies look like a complete team in themselves; they stand (all much the same size and height whatever their position) with the confidence of gentlemen, some with their hands in their pockets, Bleddyn holding the ball, not unlike a group of army officers who have just won a regimental tour in Penang’. Cleaver was not only cultured and a gentleman of distinction, but he was one of the great utility backs of the early post-war era. He was best known for his defensive play but he had great technical ability in attack, being able to seamlessly take a pass on the move without interrupting the rhythm of play, while then moving the ball on to his outside with elegance, invariably he would then spirit behind his centres to make himself available again in the move. If the ball was dropped or came loose, he regularly scooped the ball effortlessly from his toes before it was turned over to the opposition. As with many naturally gifted sportsmen, Cleaver was not inclined to train too hard. His playing colleagues were staggered that he could muster such emphatic performances in a match while having such a casual approach to the game. He won 14 caps for Wales between 1947 and 1950, winning nine matches and drawing two. His many achievements included the distinction of playing in three different positions against the 1947-48 Wallabies on their tour of Europe and finishing on the winning side each time. He was also an intelligent and very effective pivot in Wales’ Grand Slam of 1950, their first after a thirty-nine-year barren spell. In the same year, he toured Australia and New Zealand with the British Lions, when he played in all three of the New Zealand tests at fullback. One of the old after-dinner stories from the 1950 British Lions tour was that the tourists stopped at Ceylon on their sea-passage home, where they played a one-off match against the national team. Billy Cleaver, much to the amusement of the rest of the party, ended up running the line for the match where he was constantly heckled by the locals to give the score. Cleaver could excel anywhere in the backline, but fly-half is where he enjoyed playing the most. He spent six years at Cardiff RFC primarily as a fly-half, between 1945 and 1951, making 150 appearances. During the Second World War years he firstly played with Billy Darch as his half-back partner for Cardiff, who was replaced when Haydn Tanner joined the club, and they teamed up in one of the most famous halfback partnerships in rugby history. The 1947/48 season was particularly special at Cardiff, one in which he partnered with Tanner at scrumhalf and with the sublime partnership of Bleddyn Williams and Jack Matthews on his outside. That season was regarded as Cardiff’s best, they scored a remarkable 182 tries in 41 games and lost only twice. In ‘Rugger, My Life’ Bleddyn Williams writes a glowing tribute: ‘Cleaver was a natural footballer; but because people wanted a fly-half moulded on classical lines he was in and out of the Welsh team, playing at centre and full-back as well. But fly-half was his position, and I felt so all the time I was playing there for Wales against England in 1947. If “Billy Kick” had been out half that day I think Wales might have won.’ On his return from the Lions tour of 1950, Cleaver declined an invitation to be captain of Cardiff, instead retiring from the game entirely at the age of 29, to pursue further his career in mining. By the young age of 28 years of age, he had already become manager of North Celynen Colliery in Monmouthshire, eventually becoming a Deputy Director of the South Wales Coalfield. His premature retirement was a great loss to Welsh Rugby. But it was typical of the man who regarded rugby casually, as just another of his many interests and talents. He did however come back to figure at scrumhalf for the Lions against his beloved Cardiff to commemorate their 75th anniversary in 1951, partnering with Jack Kyle for one of the most spectacular games in post war rugby. Provenance: consigned in Ireland, from the collection of the late Jack Kyle OBE (1926 - 2014), one of Ireland's most famous players. The two players swapped jerseys on one of the occasions that they faced each other in 1947 or 1949 before the Wales team used a numbering system. The two players became good friends on tour with the British Lions where ‘he and Jack Kyle were as loth to appear at training periods as modern players are to pass the ball out in their own “25”….both their names will never be forgotten in the history of Rugby football.’ (Rugger, my life; Bleddyn Williams; Anchor press, 1956) Condition Report: one of the two buttons missing, faded printed ‘F’ on panel, small area of fading on back down spine, one small stitching repair on back which is believed to have been done during playing days, a few small blemishes but not serious, structurally no problems, in excellent condition overall, it has not been displayed so generally not faded and without pinholes or long-term folds

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  • Lot 485

    Lot 485

    AN ALL BLACKS RUGBY UNION JERSEY MATCH WORN BY LEGENDARY FULL BACK BOB SCOTT MBE (1921-2012) KNOWN AS ‘BAREFOOT BOB’ in traditional black with white collar with single button, white number 1 to reverse, and stitched badge of embroidered Silver Fern on black felt background, bears label for Canterbury Sports. To accompany ‘The Bob Scott Story’ by R W H Scott and T P Mclean (Herbert Jenkins 1956) Auctioneer's Note: Robert William Henry Scott, better known as Bob Scott or by the nickname 'Barefoot Bob', is one of rugby's most celebrated players. He played 52 matches for New Zealand including 17 Tests from 1946 to 1954. Throughout the illustrious history of New Zealand rugby there have been All Black players who have stood apart from the crowd. We think of era defining players such as Dave Gallaher at the beginning of the twentieth century, George Nepia in the interwar years, and then following the war there is - Bob Scott. Rugby commentator, the late Winston McCarthy, regarded as 'The Voice of New Zealand Rugby' said of Scott, 'there will never be anyone as great’. Even the legendary Maori fullback Nepia, regarded as the greatest ever fullback before the Second World War, said that there was no other player to touch Bob Scott. While one of the Springbok's most celebrated No.8s, Hennie Muller, referred to Bob Scott as 'altogether, the greatest footballer I've ever played....in any position'. Scott was a player with flair. He had magnificent control and reading of the game, a deceiving swerve, a feint side-step, and superb running ability to beat the most robust of defences. He was also famously a tremendous ball-kicker from the hands and with a place kick. He was as sturdy in defence as he was dangerous in attack. In fact, in his eponymous 'Bob Scott on Rugby' instruction manual he considered 'attack' to be the 'art of rugby football'. Hennie Muller also said, 'He loved coming into the line and his speed and elusiveness were such that he was always a danger'. The Rugby Almanack of 1950 described Scott as the fullback of the year with ‘coolness amounting at times to audacity, and ability to extricate his side from tight corners with length and accurate touch-finding. Scott possesses attributes none could equal’. Bob Scott toured with the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces team that toured Europe after the war in 1945-46. He made his All Blacks debut in 1946 against Australia and he toured South Africa in 1949, playing in all four tests. He also a played in all four tests against the British Lions in 1950, this was the first British Touring party to be coined The Lions and the first to wear the iconic red jersey. In the final test at Eden Park, Auckland, he scored a memorable drop goal from behind the half-way line. He also made the 1954 tour of Britain, France, Ireland and North America. He performed brilliantly on that tour, playing in all five tests including the shock defeat to Wales (Wales’ last victory against the All Blacks). He was given a huge ovation when walking off Cardiff Arms Park after the All Blacks beat the Barbarians at the end of the tour. By his retirement, Bob Scott had scored a then record of 840 points in first-class rugby. His All Blacks playing record was 17 Test matches, winning ten and drawing one, while amassing 74 points personally. He was a servant of Ponsonby RFC, Petone RFC and the Auckland region. In 1990, he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1995 for services to rugby and his community. The Bob Scott story is a remarkable one as the odds were very much against him from the start; he was a child of the great depression of the 1930s. His father had been chronically wounded at Gallipoli, the painful injuries remaining with him throughout his life. The family lived in the wild mountainous region of Tangaraku and Ohura, around 200 miles South of Auckland. Bob’s father had low paid employment and they lived in makeshift accommodation. Bob Scott remembered that as a child he was often hungry, cold and walked to school barefoot. At the age of five, Bob Scott contracted polio but recovered well. He then started to play rugby at school – barefooted and learning that by doubling-up his big toe, Bob could even kick barefooted. He recalled that he was a better place-kicker barefooted than with his boots on! Later in his life, witnesses say that he could kick a goal barefooted from the half-way line and would do so to please the crowds when egged on during rugby festivals. In 1930, at the age of nine, at the height of the Great Depression, Bob’s parents broke-up and he was sent to a Salvation Army children’s home. His parents reconciled in 1932, but it was short-lived and consequently all Bob’s siblings were sent to a children’s home in Auckland while Bob lived with his father in the city – first in a single bedroom and then in a shack at a back of someone’s house, where they lived on a diet of rice. In the winter of 1934, when Bob was thirteen, the New Zealand depression was lifting, but Bob’s father died of cancer. So, he went to live with his mother and the family. At first, he worked, still a child, in a warehouse, and then the family moved back to the bush where they began share-milking. The Second World War broke out when Bob was eighteen and he enlisted. He joined the Second New Zealand Division in Egypt and while overseas his tragic childhood was punctuated by his mother dying. He explained that it was this difficult childhood that shaped him, that he always felt different to others. He was suspicious of anything positive in his life and felt that he was never going to be given anything - he had to work for everything to survive. These are the traits that shaped his inner steel and determination on the field of play. In later life, Bob Scott did not forget the hardship of his childhood, raising invaluable funds for disadvantage children in New Zealand. Provenance: consigned in Ireland, from the collection of the late Jack Kyle OBE (1926 - 2014), one of Ireland's most famous players. The two players swapped jerseys on one of the five occasions that they faced each other. Each time Jack Kyle played against the All Blacks, Scott was at full-back, thus wearing No.1. The occasions in which Scott played full-back for the All Blacks against Jack Kyle were on each of the Tests on the British Lions tour of New Zealand in 1950 and at Dublin for Ireland v New Zealand in 1954 when Jack Kyle captained Ireland. In Bob Scott’s account of the 1950 Lions tour in the accompanying biography, it is clear how strongly Scott considered Kyle to be the star of the touring side. Little wonder therefore that the two greats came to swap jerseys. Condition Report: the jersey is in immaculate original condition; the jersey was treasured by Jack Kyle, given the great respect and admiration both men had for each other. It has not been displayed so has not faded or suffered from pinholes or long-term folds. The book belonged to Jack Kyle.

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    LARGE TIPPCO TINPLATE CLOCKWORK AIRSHIP `R-100`, c. early 1930s, with opening forward gondola for electric lamp (missing), four suspended propeller engines, and rear clockwork propeller, lined lithographed detailing, 63cms long¦Provenance: private collection Vale of Glamorgan, remaining in the family from new.¦Auctioneers Note: R-100 or Emperor of Canada was one of two British built rigid airships intended as passenger and mail transport between the UK and countries of the Empire under the Imperial Airship Scheme funded by the government. Designed by Barnes Wallis (later of `bouncing bomb` fame) it first flew in December 1929 and successfully completed a return crossing of the Atlantic in July-August 1930. The scheme was terminated following the crash of the Air Ministry built airship R-101. in October of 1930¦Condition Report: gondola loose, clockwork mechanism loose, lamp missing, main propeller badly bent, suspended propeller motors bent and loose, one tail fin loose, surface staining. Rare large version toy would benefit from complete restoration

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    PAILLARD H16 REFLEX 16mm CINE CAMERA, serial no. 169 084, c.1960, round base with variable shutter, spring motor runs 12 to 64 frames/sec without film, standard and auxiliary viewfinder, 22cms high¦Provenance: Cardiff based consignee¦Condition Report: no lenses, minor tear to leather at rear, modest wear and tear

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    PAILLARD BOLEX H16 M 16mm CINE CAMERA BODY, serial no. 163 726, c. 1959, round base with variable shutter, spring motor runs 16 to 64 frames/sec, Bell & Howell Angenieux 17-68mm f/2.2 zoom lens, with auxiliary and Type-120 viewfinder, pistol grip, 7 Kodak filters, Minette DF- splicer, aluminium case¦Provenance: Cardiff based consignee¦Condition report: scratch to one side on leather, scuff to round base, telescopic viewfinder scratched, modest wear and tear, booklet covers loose¦

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    LEICA IIIa 35mm RANGEFINDER CAMERA, c. 1937-38, Serial no. 247224, with Elmar f/3.5 50mm chrome lens, lens cap, base engraved with retailers mark for James A. Sinclair & Co. Ltd., London., Leica leather erc.¦Provenance: Cardiff based consignee¦Condition Report: good overall condition, modest wear and tear

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    LEICA IIIb RANGEFINDER CAMERA, c. 1938, serial no. 307235, with Summar f/2 35m 50mm chrome lens, Leica Okaro contrast filter, lenscap and leather SFM erc.¦Provenance: Cardiff based consignee¦Condition Report: chrome worn on focus ring and winding knob, erc with loose base, minor wear and tear.¦

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    LINHOF SUPER TECHNIKA IV LAND FIELD CAMERA, c. 1956-64 , serial no. 85208, with f/5.5 180mm Tele-Xenar lens, f/6.8 65mm Angulon lens and f/3.5 105mm Xenar lens, all with Synchro-Compur shutters, two filters, spare Rollex back, four 6 1/2 x 9in. double cassettes, left hand pistol grip, cable release, all in velvet-lined leather case¦Provenance: Cardiff based consignee¦Condition Report: excellent overall condition, leather case with scuffs, applied label

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