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 233

    Lot 233

    MILDRED ELSIE ELDRIDGE RWS working drawing with body-colour - precise study of garden birds, signed and dated 1977 and with RWS Galleries, London label included, entitled `Study of Local Birds`, 27 x 26cms, mounted but not framed¦Auctioneer`s Note: the drawing by RS Thomas`s wife may have been a commission for a natural-history book

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    Lot 233

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £750.00

  • Lot 234

    Lot 234

    GLYN MORGAN mixed media - semi abstract night scene with woods, mountain & moon, signed & dated `06 with Chappel Gallery label verso & title `Landscape Motif iii`, 15 x 22cms

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    Lot 234

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 235

    Lot 235

    ROBERTO MARTINEZ watercolour, ink & pencil - entitled verso `Study of Fig Tree`, with the Lefevre Gallery London label verso, signed, 25 x 21cms

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    Lot 235

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 236

    Lot 236

    JOHN UZZELL EDWARDS watercolour - valley street scene with clothes on lines, signed John, entitled verso `Valleys Scene`, early 1960s, 26 x 40cms

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    Lot 236

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £620.00

  • Lot 237

    Lot 237

    LESLIE MOORE watercolour - semi-abstract garden with flowers, signed & dated `62, 52 x 70cms

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    Lot 237

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £340.00

  • Lot 238

    Lot 238

    EWART JOHNS pastel - semi-abstract head & shoulders of a female, initialled & signed `84, 40 x 28cms

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    Lot 238

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 239

    Lot 239

    EWART JOHNS watercolour - seated female drinking from a cup, signed with initials, 33 x23cms

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    Lot 239

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 240

    Lot 240

    EWART JOHNS pastel - semi-abstract of a standing male with clasped hands, signed with initials & dated 1995, 44 x 30cms

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    Lot 240

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 241

    Lot 241

    THOMAS RATHMELL watercolour - exotic female seated, 52 x 36cms

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    Lot 241

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £210.00

  • Lot 242

    Lot 242

    EWART JOHNS watercolour - semi-abstract of a seated female with hands clasped to the front, signed with initials & dated `92, 33 x 26cms

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    Lot 242

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 243

    Lot 243

    TERRICK WILLIAMS watercolour - moored fishing boats to river quayside with buildings & bridge in distance, signed, 35 x 25cms

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    Lot 243

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 244

    Lot 244

    RAY HOWARD JONES mixed media - landscape with mask, entitled `Amores` on original label with 10gns price, signed Ray, dated 1949, 40 x 54cms

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    Lot 244

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £1,400.00

  • Lot 245

    Lot 245

    LESLIE MOORE watercolour - figures walking on woodland path, signed & dated 1964, 44 x 64cms

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    Lot 245

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £350.00

  • Lot 246

    Lot 246

    CICELY OSMOND-SMITH (1917-2005) mixed media - abstract entitled `Under Sea Forms`, 75 x 50cms

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    Lot 246

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 247

    Lot 247

    ROGER CECIL mixed media - with Business Art Galleries London label verso & entitled `Landscape Series No.37`, signed, 53 x 48cms

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    Lot 247

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £500.00

  • Lot 248

    Lot 248

    MARIJKE BRAAKSMA mixed media - figure standing between trees with birds in flight above, signed with initials & dated `07, size, 38 x 56cms

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    Lot 248

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 249

    Lot 249

    JACK SHORE a parcel of unframed works on paper - landscapes and nudes, fifteen in total, some signed, various sizes

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    Lot 249

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 250

    Lot 250

    GRENFELL `GREN` JONES MBE (1934-2007) original drawing - humorous satirical cartoon relating to the cancellation of a performance of `Gypsy` starring Ruth Madoc at The New Theatre, Cardiff due to a public services workforce strike, captioned ``Ere Glad - Can you Tap Dance?`, circa 1989, 36 x 45cms (unframed, laid to board)

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    Lot 250

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 251

    Lot 251

    GRENFELL `GREN` JONES MBE (1934-2007) original drawing - humorous satirical cartoon relating to the 1990 price spike in oil following Iraq`s invasion of Kuwait, captioned `Don`t forget your fee gift, an oil baron doll with a full set of pins to stick in it`, signed and dated 22.9.90, 36 x 46cms (unframed, laid to board)

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    Lot 251

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 252

    Lot 252

    GRENFELL `GREN` JONES MBE (1934-2007) original drawing - humorous satirical cartoon relating to the `extra-curricular` activities of professional footballers, captioned `And it`s a long ball from the bloke who was accused of late champagne nights at a disco - to the chap who denied being with a hostess...` signed and dated 15.6.90, 36 x 45 (unframed, laid to board)

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    Lot 252

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 253

    Lot 253

    GRENFELL `GREN` JONES MBE (1934-2007) original drawing - humorous satirical cartoon relating to the differences in a husband and wife`s choice of TV channel, captioned `And I say you`re just being awkward`, signed and dated 22.6.90, 36 x 46cms (unframed, laid to board)

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    Lot 253

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 254

    Lot 254

    GRENFELL `GREN` JONES MBE (1934-2007) original drawing - humorous satirical cartoon relating to Bank Holiday traffic, captioned `It wasn`t as bad last time. Last year we were miles nearer the beach before we boiled over`, signed and dated 7.5.90, 35 x 45cms (unframed, laid to board)

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    Lot 254

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 255

    Lot 255

    GRENFELL `GREN` JONES MBE (1934-2007) original cartoon drawing - airport with parachutes and onlookers with the caption `Sixty-Nine Quid Return or Not, You`d Expected them to Land`, signed, 20.5 x 32cms

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    Lot 255

    Guide price
    £100 - £140

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 256

    Lot 256

    GRENFELL `GREN` JONES MBE (1934-2007) original cartoon drawing - passenger plane over heavy cloud with the caption `This is your Captain Speaking - Shortly we will be Landing at Either.....`, signed and dated 06.08.97, 20.5 x 32cms

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    Lot 256

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 257

    Lot 257

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA pencil and watercolour - study of a standing whippet, signed with initials, 20 x 22cms

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    Lot 257

    Guide price
    £1800 - £2200

    Hammer price £2,300.00

  • Lot 258

    Lot 258

    JOHN KNAPP FISHER watercolour - figures and boats in Pembrokeshire harbour, entitled verso `Fishing Boat, Solva Quay`, signed, 12.5 x 24cms

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    Lot 258

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £1,100.00

  • Lot 259

    Lot 259

    WILL ROBERTS pencil - farmer with cow, signed, 13.5 x 10cms

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    Lot 259

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £200.00

  • Lot 260

    Lot 260

    KEITH BOWEN pastel - sheep feeding in trough in snow, signed, 36 x 24cms

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    Lot 260

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £580.00

  • Lot 261

    Lot 261

    JOHN ELWYN watercolour - landscape with buildings, signed with initials, 33 x 44cms¦Provenance: Robert Meyrick, purchased directly from John Elwyn

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    Lot 261

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £550.00

  • Lot 262

    Lot 262

    SEREN BELL pen and ink - Gloucester Old Spot sow with three piglets, 37 x 50cms

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    Lot 262

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 263

    Lot 263

    MURIEL DELAHAYE pastel - narrative from `Y Mabinogion` with the characters Blodeuwedd, Rhiannon and Taliesin, signed, 59 x 83cms

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    Lot 263

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1400

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 264

    Lot 264

    MARGARET JONES ink and watercolour - folk-story illustration with Regal figures and a tame lion produced for `The Cricket` magazine, monogrammed 20 x 27cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: the artist will this year celebrate her 100 year birthday which will be marked by event at the National Library of Wales

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    Lot 264

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £55.00

  • Lot 265

    Lot 265

    FELIX TOPOLSKI watercolour - street scene with figures, entitled `View of Welsh Mining Village`, signed and dated 1947, 42 x 54cms¦Provenance: ownership of Lord & Lady Cudlipp

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    Lot 265

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 266

    Lot 266

    SEREN BELL pen ink and crayon - two sheep in moonlit landscape, entitled `Blue Remembered Faces`, 29 x 33cms

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    Lot 266

    Guide price
    £400 - £500

    Hammer price £450.00

  • Lot 267

    Lot 267

    MIKE JONES inkwash - standing figure with a bucket in each hand, entitled verso `Carrying Coal`, signed, 31 x 25cms

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    Lot 267

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 268

    Lot 268

    WILL ROBERTS charcoal - two standing female figures in long coats, signed with initials, 27 x 20cms

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    Lot 268

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £220.00

  • Lot 269

    Lot 269

    EDDIE SCOTT JONES RCA watercolour - North Wales quarry terrace with slate fence, signed, 16 x 28.5cms

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    Lot 269

    Guide price
    £150 - £180

    Hammer price £210.00

  • Lot 270

    Lot 270

    CHARLES FREDERICK TUNNICLIFFE watercolour miniature - Dyffryn Mymbyr & The Snowdon Horseshoe, old Tegfryn Gallery, Menai Bridge label verso, signed in full, 10 x 9cms

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    Lot 270

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £480.00

  • Lot 271

    Lot 271

    JOSEF HERMAN mixed media - two figures, one standing face-on, the other seated with legs crossed, 25 x 18cms¦Provenance: private collection, Northern Ireland

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    Lot 271

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 272

    Lot 272

    JOSEF HERMAN inkwash, watercolour & pencil - two figures, entitled verso `Mexican Peasants`, 11.5 x 18cms¦Provenance: private collection, Northern Ireland

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    Lot 272

    Guide price
    £600 - £1000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 273

    Lot 273

    JOSEF HERMAN inkwash, watercolour & pencil - seated farmer in wide-brimmed hat, 19.5 x 15cms¦Provenance: private collection, Northern Ireland

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    Lot 273

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 274

    Lot 274

    JOSEF HERMAN inkwash & watercolour - peasant figure carrying sack, 20 x 15cms¦Provenance: private collection, Northern Ireland

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    Lot 274

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 275

    Lot 275

    T LEONARD EVANS mixed media -Luftwaffe bombed Swansea church, entitled verso` St Mary`s Swansea Blitzed`, signed, 34 x 16cms¦Auctioneer`s note: Swansea suffered sustained bombing in February 1941, 230 people were killed and a further 409 injured while more than 850 properties were destroyed and 11,000 buildings damaged and up to 7,000 people were left homeless.

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    Lot 275

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 276

    Lot 276

    JOHN KNAPP FISHER watercolour - landscape with trees, signed, 11.5 x 16.5cms

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    Lot 276

    Guide price
    £500 - £600

    Hammer price £480.00

  • Lot 277

    Lot 277

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS pen drawing - self-portrait caricature standing alongside a snowman, inscribed `All My Own Work`, entitled verso `Cold Spell Highgate 1954`, 16.5 x 12cms

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    Lot 277

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 278

    Lot 278

    ELIZABETH HOPKIN (1919-2015) watercolour on board - na¦ve-school narrative with a male-voice choir in full-song wearing mourning-suits and surrounding a coffin in a South Wales valley street, entitled `Funeral`, signed, 36 x 52cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: widely exhibited, born Ystradgynlais, mother of folk-singer Mary Hopkin, featuring in Eric Lister`s `Twentieth Century Na¦ve & Primitive Artists`

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    Lot 278

    Guide price
    £800 - £1000

    Hammer price £950.00

  • Lot 279

    Lot 279

    ELIZABETH HOPKIN (1919-2015) watercolour - na¦ve-school narrative with two nudes amongst exotic plant-life looking over narrow terraced streets and figures within a Welsh mining community, entitled on a later 1987 Royal Academy Exhibition label `Adam and Eve in Wales`, signed and dated 1977, 37 x 51cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: widely exhibited, born Ystradgynlais, mother of folk-singer Mary Hopkin, featuring in Eric Lister`s `Twentieth Century Na¦ve & Primitive Artists`

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    Lot 279

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 280

    Lot 280

    ELIZABETH HOPKIN (1919-2015) watercolour - humorous and charming na¦ve-school narrative as a figure paints the front of his house pink with flowers as onlookers stare from the South Wales valley street, entitled on Lucy Campbell Fine Art label verso `Dai Romantic Paints his House`, signed, 27 x 36cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: widely exhibited, born Ystradgynlais, mother of folk-singer Mary Hopkin, featuring in Eric Lister`s `Twentieth Century Na¦ve & Primitive Artists`

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    Lot 280

    Guide price
    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £880.00

  • Lot 281

    Lot 281

    MIKE JONES inkwash - figure of a lady in apron holding flowers, signed, 26 x 19cms

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    Lot 281

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £110.00