The Welsh Sale

Sat 24 March 2018, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

The Welsh Sale is a hugely popular auction of Welsh Art and Welsh porcelain, pottery and selected Welsh items. The sale has been operating for over 10 years in its current format and has in that time generated some record prices. We have in depth knowledge and expertise in the foremost Welsh artists, Swansea & Nantgarw porcelain and Llanelly pottery. We were the valuers of Sir Kyffin Williams’s estate in 2006 and his art work is a prominent feature of every Welsh Sale as is Donald McIntyre, Josef Herman, Graham Sutherland, Gwilym Prichard, C F Tunnicliffe, John Piper and most of the well-known 20th Century Welsh painters.

Viewing: Friday 23rd March 12pm - 7pm & the morning of auction 9am - 10.25am

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  • Lot 353

    Lot 353

    JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER pencil and wash on paper - topographical watercolour sketch of a quarry with figure, campfire and equipment, entitled `A Slate Quarry in Wales`, probably painted 1798, 26 x 35cms¦Provenance: JMW Turner`s 1798 `North Wales Sketch Book` is archived at the Tate Britain. This watercolour was Lot No. 26 at Christie`s, London, November 21, 1978, it was subsequently sold privately to our vendor a short time afterwards. The 1978 auction hammer price was ¦1400 GBP (the equivalent of ¦7,600 today) a printed reference to the auction price available. The watercolour forms part of a private collection of academic nineteenth century and eighteenth century English watercolours collected by the deceased husband of a Vale of Glamorgan lady LATER AMENDMENT it has been suggested that the work may be slightly earlier than the 1798 Tour. The topographical style may indicate a work produced in the period 1794-6. Note that the aforemention to the sketch book at the Tate is as a reference to the Tour of North Wales, we are not necessarily suggesting that the sketch was originally part of the sketch book or dismissing this possibility

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    Lot 353

    Guide price
    £10000 - £15000

    Hammer price £30,000.00

  • Lot 1

    Lot 1

    PETER WILLIAMS `Mynegeir Ysgrythurol`, a Welsh Ecclesiastical dictionary, 1773¦Condition: poor delicate condition requiring rebinding

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    Lot 1

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    £25 - £35

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 2

    Lot 2

    HENRY ROWLANDS leather bound copy of `Mona Antiqua Restaurata`¦Condition: spine delicate with one or two early pages torn

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    Lot 2

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    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 3

    Lot 3

    HENRY ROWLANDS leather bound copy of `Mona Antiqua Restaurata`

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    Lot 3

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 4

    Lot 4

    J HUGH EDWARDS `The Life of David Lloyd George`, three volumes by The Waverley Book Company Ltd London, 1931

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    Lot 4

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    £25 - £35

    Hammer price £10.00

  • Lot 5

    Lot 5

    A VOLUME OF `THE HISTORY OF WALES written by Caradoc of Lhancarvan...Printed for T Evans, 1774`¦Condition Report: copy appears to be complete and with later spine

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    Lot 5

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 6

    Lot 6

    A VOLUME OF `HISTORY OF THE PORT OF SWANSEA by William Henry Jones, W Spurrell & Son, 1922`

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    Lot 6

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    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 7

    Lot 7

    JONATHAN GRAY a limited edition (42/64) copy of `The Cambrian Company`, dated 2012, bound in leather, each numbered and signed by the author

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    Lot 7

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 8

    Lot 8

    THREE BOOKS RELATING TO WELSH PORCELAIN comprising `William Billingsley (1758-1828): His Outstanding Achievements as an Artist and Porcelain Maker` by W D John, from The Ceramic Book Company 1968, an unused copy of `The Cambrian Company` by Jonathan Gray (still in original polythene) and a 1st edition of `The Pottery & Porcelain of Swansea & Nantgarw` by E Morton Nance, 1942

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    Lot 8

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £75.00

  • Lot 9

    Lot 9

    BENJAMIN HEATH MALKIN - volumes I & II `The Scenery Antiquities & Biography of South Wales`, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807

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    Lot 9

    Guide price
    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 10

    Lot 10

    R S THOMAS - `Song at the Year`s Turning` with dust-sleeve by Judith Blesdoe, `With an Introduction by John Betjeman`, published by Rupert Hart-Davies, 1955

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    Lot 10

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    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 11

    Lot 11

    MOSTLY BY WILLIAM WILLIAMS, A FASCINATING COLLECTION OF BOUND SEVENTEENTH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN TEXTS IN JOURNAL FORM ¦1.The initial page entitled `A Short COMPENDIUM of Mirch`ts Accounts` by William Williams 1685 and the first seven pages being an inventory of transactions for the years 1684/5 in respect of mortgages, funerals, servants wages, household goods, cloth, wheat and sugar etc. ¦2.The next short section of the journal being a Biblical passage before a new title `A Mystery for some to understand & others to mock: vix Three Birds Dialoguing` The Eagle, the Dove & the Raven or A Token of Recommendation to the Brittains Anno 1643, before the Coming of 666, the mystical number - written in welch by M lloyd of Wrexham - translated by Caleb Williams 1675 - Rewritten by W W begun 1684 Jun 22`, this title then relates to the next section of handwritten passages within 208 numbered pages (each with the title `A Dialogue Between Two Birds`). ¦3. This then proceeded by the next title `A Short and Wonderfull Account of the Life & Visions of Hans Englebrecht - A German: 1662 Taken out of A Large Treatise Which Was Written by Himself in the German Tongue - Translated into English by Cochyne`, the bottom of the same page is then signed Anne Jones, the next page Thomas Jones and dated 1720 and 1730, the next fifteen pages of the manuscript relate to Englebrecht. ¦4.The journal for approximately 21 pages is then a Welsh transcription of `Llythr ir Cymru Cariadus` (a published work by the Welsh literature figure Morgan Llwyd) it is then signed off `Morgan Lloyd` twice (the English translation of Morgan Llwyd). The pages then continue with an English translation of the same passages by Llwyd and ending `Note the Epistle was printed in Welsh (M Ll Author) & now translated into English by W Wms Sept 5 Ano 1686`. ¦5.The next long section (believed approx 100 pages) of the journal is an English transcript of the Ancient Greek text `Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus`. The journal then concludes with mainly English but also Welsh various shorter passages of poetry, texts in morality etc and including `Tidings of a Certain Welshman` `Sir Henry Vane`s Face of the Times`, ` Prophwydoliaeth` etc

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    Lot 11

    Guide price
    £500 - £1000

    Hammer price £3,400.00

  • Lot 12

    Lot 12

    J B HARTZENBUSCH fine limited edition (1/175) Gregynog Press volume - `The Lovers of Teruel`, dated 1938, copy in full red crushed Morocco-binding, together with a fine limited edition (1/75) volume of `The Gregynog Press` by THOMAS JONES dated 1954, copy with dust-jacket and a framed Peter Reddick `Gregynog Hall` wood engraving print with poem by Norman Schwenk

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    Lot 12

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 13

    Lot 13

    DAFYDD AP GWILYM `Barddoniaeth` being a good half-calf copy, London 1789, the text being in Welsh with a thirty-three page introduction in English by William Owen this volume being the first accessible print of this major canon of Welsh poetry, together with a rare volume of `Translations Into English Verse from the Poems of Davyth Ap Gwilym` 1834 by A J Johnes¦

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    Lot 13

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 14

    Lot 14

    GWENOGRVRYN EVANS & JOHN RHYS limited edition (1/350) volume of `The Book of Llan Dav`, with facsimile illustrations, dated 1893, together with `The Mabinogion`, second edition of Lady Charlotte Guest`s translation in a handsome gilt decorated red calf binding, dated 1877

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    Lot 14

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 15

    Lot 15

    J T BARBER `A Tour Throughout South Wales & Monmouthshire`, being a clean and fresh 1803 volume with coloured map and twenty fine aquatint engravings by the author, together with a good volume of `Letters Written During a Tour of South Wales`, 1804 by JOHN EVANS

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    Lot 15

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 16

    Lot 16

    GEORGE WILLIAM MANBY `History and Antiquities of the Parish of Saint Davids` dated 1801 and being a good volume with aquatint plates and in original half-calf. Together with WILLIAM JONES & EDWARD FREEMAN `The History and Antiquities of Saint Davids`,1856, a special large-paper quarto in green full-calf and with twenty-two fine full-page engraved illustrations

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    Lot 16

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 17

    Lot 17

    CHARLES HEATH `An Excursion Down the Wye`, 1803, bound together with `Tour to Tintern Abbey 1803` by the same, a very good copy of this standard work by the eccentric printer / topographer. Together, with a good copy of the 1904 reprint of `A Historical Tour Through Monmouthshire` by WILLIAM COXE and in half-calf binding and in good order

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    Lot 17

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 18

    Lot 18

    EDWIN POOLE `History of Breconshire` being a fine crisp copy in good black half-calf, illustrated & dated 1886. Together with two volumes of `Historical Memoranda of Breconshire` by JOHN LLOYD, dated 1902 and bound together in green buckram-binding

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    Lot 18

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 19

    Lot 19

    EDWARD PARRY `Royal Visits and Progress to Wales`, Chester 1850 being a large quarto with blue cloth gilt binding and complete with ten excellent coloured chromo-lithographic full-page illustrations for ancient manuscripts and other engraved plates

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    Lot 19

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 20

    Lot 20

    R S THOMAS special edition (1/250) copy of `Collected Poems: 1945-1990` dated 1993 and bound in blue cloth gilt with a slip-case, signed by R S Thomas. Together with a PAUL PETER PIECH limited edition (1/10) framed woodcut of R S Thomas, signed & dated, 31 x 22cms

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    Lot 20

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £250.00

  • Lot 21

    Lot 21

    CERI RICHARDS / VERNON WATKINS limited edition (1/150) copy of `Elegiac Sonnet, Images and Texts`, dated 1970 with two original colour lithographs, numbered & signed by Richards together with a facsimile of the Vernon Watkins poem for Dylan Thomas which inspired them, translation by Roberto Sanesi. Milan, M`Arte. lithographs printed at The Curwen Press¦

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    Lot 21

    Guide price
    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 22

    Lot 22

    JONATHAN GRAY `The Cambrian Company, Swansea Pottery in London, 1806-1808 together with W J GRANT DAVIDSON `The Pottery of South Wales` both in excellent condition with dust-jackets

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    Lot 22

    Guide price
    £50 - £70

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 23

    Lot 23

    JOHN SPEED coloured antiquarian map - Flintshire with three cartouches, 41 x 51cms

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    Lot 23

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £65.00

  • Lot 24

    Lot 24

    ROBERT MORDEN coloured antique map - `New & Correct Map of North-Wales`, 37 x 43cms

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    Lot 24

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £25.00

  • Lot 25

    Lot 25

    C & J GREENWOOD coloured map - `Map of the North West Circuit of The Principality of Wales....` with explanation and aspect of `Bangor Cathedral`, 60 x 69cms

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    Lot 25

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 26

    Lot 26

    VARIOUS CARTOGRAPHERS parcel of loose Welsh antiquarian maps and topographical prints including Speed (condition problems)¦Provenance: The Estate of Paul Rees FRSA, former Senior Art Conservator at the National Museum of Wales between circa 1972 and 1992. Graduate of Cardiff College of Art

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    Lot 26

    Guide price
    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 27

    Lot 27

    JOHN SPEED 1610 MAP OF CARDIGANSHYRE, hand tinted, by John Sudbury and George Humble, corner inset of Cardigan town and with coat of arms, the reverse side with alphabetical `Table of all the Townes` and `Cardiganshyre` described, 40 x 52cms

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    Lot 27

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £105.00

  • Lot 28

    Lot 28

    JOHANNES BLAEU map of Wales `Wallia Principatus vulgo Wales`, circa 1650, engraved map with hand colouring, decorative cartouche, coat of arms and cherubic title, verso `Herefordshire` & `Silvres` described in Latin text, 41 x 52cms

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    Lot 28

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    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £290.00

  • Lot 29

    Lot 29

    SAXTON & HOLE COLOURED MAP OF `GLAMORGAN` with decorative cartouche, compass and scale, numbered 28 to bottom left corner, 29 x 35cms

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    Lot 29

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    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £35.00

  • Lot 30

    Lot 30

    A PAINTED WELSH FARMHOUSE STOOL with turn decoration to the legs and seat, 33cms high

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    Lot 30

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 31

    Lot 31

    A SYCAMORE WELSH DAIRY BOWL with turned rim, 35cms diam

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    Lot 31

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    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 32

    Lot 32

    A PARCEL OF WELSH TREEN comprising cawl bowl, 15cms diam, treen whistle, cylindrical grain measure with angular handle and a scratched treen circular snuff-box

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    Lot 32

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 33

    Lot 33

    A PARCEL OF FARMHOUSE TREEN comprising bowl, 37cms diam, butter-worker, butter-curler and two butter-pats

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    Lot 33

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    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £65.00

  • Lot 34

    Lot 34

    A PARCEL OF WELSH FARMHOUSE TREEN comprising small dairy-bowl, 26cms diam, butter-paddler, butter roller-marker and treen butter-curler

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    Lot 34

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 35

    Lot 35

    A SMALL WELSH STAINED PINE STOOL with joined stretcher and seat, 22cms high

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    Lot 35

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 36

    Lot 36

    A PARCEL OF TREEN TOOLS comprising pair of spoke-shaves, beech-wood and brass spirit level, folding measure and treen gauge

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    Lot 36

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    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 37

    Lot 37

    A WELSH MILITARY BUGLE in mainly copper, late nineteenth century, engraved Victoria cypher, crowns and with crests, inscribed `Presented to Usk and Raglan Rifle Corps by Henry W F Greatwood - Ensign`

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    Lot 37

    Guide price
    £120 - £170

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 38

    Lot 38

    AN INVESTITURE CHAIR an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chairs were manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories. Complete with official cushion.

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    Lot 38

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £420.00

  • Lot 39

    Lot 39

    A WELSH WOOL BLANKET in bird`s egg blue ground with black, burgundy and white geometric pattern

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    Lot 39

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 40

    Lot 40

    A WELSH WOOL BLANKET with green ground and black, burgundy and white geometric pattern and check

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    Lot 40

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 41

    Lot 41

    A WEST WALES TRADITIONAL BLANKET in red, black & mustard check, believed to be from Llanrhystud area, 250 x 180cms approx

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    Lot 41

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    £50 - £70

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 42

    Lot 42

    AN INVESTITURE CHAIR an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chairs were manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories. This particular chair is being sold together with a green ground rug decorated with Prince of Wales feathers and a well-preserved package of ephemera kept by the family of David Powell Williams the Chaplin for the Investiture. Includes admission-pass, Investiture Chair order-form, original invitation addressed `The Rev D WIlliams`, Ceremony Order of Service, three Souvenir Programmes, black and white photograph of the ceremony, commemorative copy of the Liverpool Daily Post, seven Official photographic slides etc¦Provenance: Reverend David Powell Williams

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    Lot 42

    Guide price
    £300 - £600

    Hammer price £380.00

  • Lot 43

    Lot 43

    AN INVESTITURE CHAIR an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chairs were manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories, the chair is in almost new condition

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    Lot 43

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £420.00

  • Lot 44

    Lot 44

    A FASCINATING COLLECTION OF 25 GLASS PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES OF CRICKHOWELL & RURAL MONMOUTHSHIRE CIRCA 1900s with copyright, many focussed on the market square in Crickhowell with crowds gathering for events around the Victorian monument including bus-trips aboard GWR motorbuses, the town decorated with flags and banners for the welcome of The Duke of Clarence, speakers addressing the crowds, possibly a market-day with a bird in a cage etc. The Bear Hotel in the town features as does Morgan & Co Wine & Spirits, The Swan Inn and Beaufort House. The rural slides show figures beside a water-mill, a prize horse, a family around a motorbike and side-car (EU-30), prize cattle, fox-hunt parties, The White Hart inn, a family with a hunted dead deer, a rowing-boat outing etc ¦Provenance: private collection of a photographer and archivist.¦

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    Lot 44

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 45

    Lot 45

    T RAIN slate register of births - a rare engraved & painted slab, dated 1888, 49 x 41cms

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    Lot 45

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 46

    Lot 46

    A PAIR OF PAINTED STAINLESS STEEL INVESTITURE TRAYS to commemorate Prince Charles invesiture on July 1st 1969 and featuring The Welsh Dragon, 36cms

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    Lot 46

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    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £10.00

  • Lot 47

    Lot 47

    A STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE OF REV. JOHN ELIES being the incorrect spelling for John Elias, (1744-1841) the Welsh Calvinist preacher modelled standing against a pillar in black jacket and breeches, 37cms high¦

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    Lot 47

    Guide price
    £250 - £300

    Hammer price £420.00

  • Lot 48

    Lot 48

    A STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE OF JOHN BRYAN the Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister (1776 - 1856) modelled standing against a pillar with right-hand resting on The Bible, wearing a black suit, 27cms high

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    Lot 48

    Guide price
    £250 - £300

    Hammer price £220.00

  • Lot 49

    Lot 49

    A STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE OF CHRISTMAS EVANS the one-eyed celebrated Welsh Non-Conformist minister (1766-1838) modelled in black jacket and breaches confidently standing aside a pillar with books, 35cms high

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    Lot 49

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £350.00