The Welsh Sale, Cardiff

Sat 07 July 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 6th July 12pm - 7pm & the morning of auction 9am - 10.15am

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  • Lot 1

    Lot 1

    AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK BY JOHN OWEN OF LLANRWST, the brass face having subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture housed within square section hood above projecting base and raised over stile feet, 204cms high¦Auctioneer`s Note: John Owen (1719-76) was the esteemed Welsh clockmaker and the creator of the famous clock-making dynasty in Llanrwst, the small Conwy Valley market town in North Wales. See `The Clockmakers of Llanrwst` by Colin & Mary Brown

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    Lot 1

    Guide price
    £400 - £700

    Hammer price £550.00

  • Lot 2

    Lot 2

    TRADITIONAL WELSH HAT & WELSH CLOTHING having been owned and worn by Mary Harris (1815-1886) of Cellan, Cardiganshire, the broad-rimmed silk-hat complete with bow and bearing crest for Carver Jefferis of Bristol and retailed by D Lloyd of Lampeter, circa 1860s; together with four traditional Welsh skirts, a paisley shawl and a chequer pattern shawl - all from the same origin¦Provenance: the vendor is a descendant of Mary Harris

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    Lot 2

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 3

    Lot 3

    A GOOD WELSH BLANKET in a vivid red ground and with typical geometric black, white and flecked-grey patterns, 234 x 206cms

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    Lot 3

    Guide price
    £80 - £130

    Hammer price £220.00

  • Lot 4

    Lot 4

    A WELSH BLANKET in geometric solid green, green flecked, yellow and red patterning, 205 x 145cms approx

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    Lot 4

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £170.00

  • Lot 5

    Lot 5

    A DERW WELSH BLANKET in pink ground with typical geometric pale blue & near white patterning, complete with label, 190 x 208cms approx

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    Lot 5

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 6

    Lot 6

    COL GRANT FRANCIS `The Smelting of Copper in the Swansea District of South Wales from the Time of Elizabeth to the Present Day` published by Henry Sotheran, 1881

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    Lot 6

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 7

    Lot 7

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA & DAVID VICKERS limited edition (85/295) 2002 Gwasg Gregynog selection of linocuts - `Cutting Images` bound by John Sewell, signed by the artist, includes outer box and paperwork

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    Lot 7

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 8

    Lot 8

    GWASG GREGYNOG limited edition (452/500) `Detholiad o Ganiadau` gan T Gwynn Jones, 1926

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    Lot 8

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 9

    Lot 9

    GWASG GREGYNOG limited edition (373/400) `Caniadau` gan W J Gruffydd, 1932

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    Lot 9

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 10

    Lot 10

    GWASG GREGYNOG limited edition (196/250) `Cerddi Waldo Williams` detholiad gyda rhagymadrodd gan J E Caerwyn Williams, wedi ei ddarlunio gan Rhiain M Davies, 1992

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    Lot 10

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 11

    Lot 11

    GWASG GREGYNOG limited edition (80/200) `Cerddi Robert Williams Parry` deholiad gyda rhagynadrodd gan Thomas Parry, 1980

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    Lot 11

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £140.00

  • Lot 12

    Lot 12

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA biographic volumes - 1 `Portraits` - 2 `A Wider Sky - 3 `The Land & the Sea`, all with dust covers & all with a signed greeting by the author together with `The Art of Kyffin Williams` by NICHOLAS SINCLAIR, signed by the author

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    Lot 12

    Guide price
    £50 - £70

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 13

    Lot 13

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA limited edition (270/300) Gwasg Gregynog volume of `Cutting Images`, dated 2002 being bound by John Sewell in quarter black leather with maroon boards, image in black ink to top board, spine has title gold, internally there are decorative end papers, complete with outer case

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    Lot 13

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1400

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 14

    Lot 14

    DYLAN THOMAS twenty-five poems - first published in 1936 at the Temple Press for J M Dent & Sons Ltd

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    Lot 14

    Guide price
    £80 - £100

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 15

    Lot 15

    GREGYNOG PRESS a framed bilingual text - Annual World Wildest Message of the Youth of Wales poster, 1987, 28 x 37cms¦

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    Lot 15

    Guide price
    £80 - £100

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 16

    Lot 16

    W D JOHN signed copy of `Nantgarw Porcelain` in original box and with invitation to the author`s private collection together with that of Mr & Mrs B A Williams and that of Mr & Mrs Sidney Heath

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    Lot 16

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 17

    Lot 17

    JOHN OWEN & EMANUEL BOWEN ten antiquarian coloured road maps on five sheets - `Continuation of the Road from London to St Davids Commencing at Abingdon and Extending to Monmouth`, numbered 31- 40, circa 1740, 19 x 12cms

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    Lot 17

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 18

    Lot 18

    FRANK WARD guidebook - entitled, `The Lakes of Wales`, 264 pages with colour plates, 1931¦Condition Report: overall good but some discolouration to pages & page 153 damaged

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    Lot 18

    Guide price
    £15 - £20

    Hammer price £15.00

  • Lot 19

    Lot 19

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA / CERI RICHARDS two books - entitled `Homage to Ceri Richards 1903-1971` originally published by Fischer Fine Art London & `Across the Straits` by Sir Kyffin Williams with dust cover

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    Lot 19

    Guide price
    £25 - £35

    Hammer price £45.00

  • Lot 20

    Lot 20

    HUMPHREY LLWYD coloured and tinted late sixteenth century antiquarian map - `Cambriae Typus` being the earliest recorded map of Wales shown as a separate country, circa 44 x 55cms, glazed to rear

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    Lot 20

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £370.00

  • Lot 21

    Lot 21

    THOMAS KITCHEN coloured antiquarian map - two counties of `Cardiganshire` and `Pembrokeshire` from The Large English Atlas, circa 1760, with coloured boundaries and a view of Haverfordwest, 74 x 57cms¦

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    Lot 21

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 22

    Lot 22

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA & DAVID VICKERS limited edition (241/295) 2002 Gwasg Gregynog selection of linocuts - entitled `Cutting Images`, signed by the artist in pencil `...for Bob and Wendy with best wishes....` complete with outer box

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    Lot 22

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £800.00

  • Lot 23

    Lot 23

    EDWARD JONES antiquarian book - copy of `Musical and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards`, 1794 by the `Bard to the Prince, native of Hen Blas, Llandderfel, Meirionshire`

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    Lot 23

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 24

    Lot 24

    OF DYLAN THOMAS INTEREST - A PLAN OF MAJODA BUNGALOW WITH POLICEMAN`S NOTES relating to an infamous incident in New Quay, Ceredigion, of March 6th 1945; Captain Killic, a drinking pal of Dylan Thomas and a former Commando Officer on leave, shot his machine gun at the bungalow in which his friend and the poet`s family were residing. The incident resulted in a court-case in Lampeter and was covered by National newspapers. It was characterised in the biographical film `Edge of Love` (2008).¦¦According to `The Dylan Thomas Trail` by David Thomas (Y Lolfa) `...at about 10.40pm Dylan was standing in front of the fire place in the living room at Majoda, telling Caitlin and friends about his scuffle in the Black Lion with William Killic. In Ffynonnfeddyg next door, Killic had also returned from the pub and was retrieving a Sten gun and hand grenade from his store of weapons, intent on giving Dylan and his party a taste of war`. ¦¦It is believed that Captain Killic was seeking revenge for a complicated relationship that was ensuing with Dylan Thomas and the Captain`s wife Vera Killic.¦He had just returned from 18 months` service behind enemy lines in Greece with the Special Operations Executive to find tongues wagging about an affair between his wife, Vera, and Thomas, with whom Thomas had grown up. To add insult to injury, the Captain`s bank account was empty - plundered to support the Thomas` rackety lifestyle.¦¦The plan of the bungalow was commissioned by PC 21 Arthur Islwyn Williams, who was the local `Bobby` and whom investigated the incident. On the reverse of the plan are PC Williams` notes in pencil with his observations at the scene noting the bullet-holes and the final location of the bullets `2 holes in glass pane outside scullery window 4-9 above ground level, 2 B/Holes in asbestos partition.....In transom of same door......asbestos partition nr. rt of same door......on the door of bedroom No 2....lodged in the right jamb of same door.....about 29in from wall of bedroom No 2...ceiling of living room facing the sea I found an embedded bullet...In the ceiling directly in line with the front door I noticed 6 bullet holes in the shape of a horse shoe....`¦¦The plan is in good condition with a scale of 4 feet to one inch, measuring 48 x 42cms and is attributed bottom right to J Lewis-Evans FIAA Architecture and Surveyor, Aberystwyth, March 1945`, it has been folded into eight sections with two sections on the back inscribed with PC Williams` notes.¦¦Fortunately for Captain Killic he was acquitted of attempted murder at the subsequent trial. It is said that there was some sympathy in the local community for the former soldier who had seen active combat. To his friend and poet Vernon Watkins, Dylan Thomas wrote, `Caitlin and I go to bed under the bed`¦¦Provenance: directly from the son of PC Williams now ironically living in the old police house in New Quay¦

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    Lot 24

    Guide price
    £400 - £800

    Hammer price £1,300.00

  • Lot 25

    Lot 25

    EMANUEL BOWEN coloured antiquarian map - `Six Counties of North Wales...` with views of Bangor and St Asaph Cathedrals, circa 1750, unframed, 40 x 50cms

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    Lot 25

    Guide price
    £50 - £70

    Hammer price £35.00

  • Lot 26

    Lot 26

    UNKNOWN GEOGRAPHER coloured antiquarian map - `Denbigh and Flintshire`, 20.5 x 31.5cms

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    Lot 26

    Guide price
    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 27

    Lot 27

    LLEWELYN WYN GRIFFITH & SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA limited edition (296/350)volume - `Pryderi`, illustrated and designed by Sir Kyffin Williams RA with eight lino-cut prints on Velin Arches pure cotton mould-made paper, bound at Gregynog Press, 1998, signed by the artist

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    Lot 27

    Guide price
    £280 - £340

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 28

    Lot 28

    DYLAN THOMAS 1st Edition volume - `Under Milk Wood`, 1954 published by J M Dent & Sons

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    Lot 28

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 29

    Lot 29

    BRENDA CHAMBERLAIN & DYLAN THOMAS Caseg Press Broadsheet No.5 - extract from `After the Funeral` with drawing by Brenda Chamberlain, (unframed) 27 x 18cms

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    Lot 29

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £70.00