The Welsh Sale

Sat 20 October 2018, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

24% Buyer's Premium inc. VAT (INCLUDING DROIT DE SUITE WHERE APPLICABLE)

Intro to this Welsh Sale:

Special London Viewing: Sunday 7th October 2-7pm at The London Welsh Centre, 157 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8UE

Cardiff Viewing: Friday 19th October 12pm - 7pm & the morning of auction 9am - 10.15am

One hundred years ago John Kyffin Williams was born and appropriately his Centenary has been marked by the National Library of Wales with a superb exhibition of his work. While we as a company were privileged to have been the sponsors of the Annual Kyffin Williams Student Prize for 2018. It is also 50 years to the day of this October 2018 Welsh Sale that Kyffin landed in Patagonia. It was the start of his adventure of a life-time, to document the Welsh-speaking community, 12,000 miles away.

The Mimosa ship sailed to Patagonia in 1865 with the first Welsh emigrants. I should imagine that Kyffin felt a similar excitement and trepidation as the passengers then, as he took the same seaward journey in 1968. The trip proved to be a seminal trip for the artist from which he produced an outstanding body of work.

I can understand Kyffin’s fascination with the struggle of the migrants to establish a colony in Patagonia. I took off to Gaiman, Patagonia in 2009. Of course, by then it was a well-trodden Welsh tourist path and to my dismay I knew two people who had already signed the guest book at the Gaiman guesthouse I stayed at! While a short walk down the road tourists could buy Princess Diana tea-towels at an ‘authentic Welsh tea-room’! It seemed even Princess Diana had beaten me to it! But of course, Kyffin’s trip was quite different; he was travelling to a sketchily documented Patagonia -  by sea, alone, with few comforts and with his epilepsy never too far away. He was certainly adventurous and certainly brave.

There have been many books written and programmes made documenting Kyffin’s life and work. He is the most discussed and well-known of Welsh artists. But for me, his paintings reveal as much about the man than anything written. In this Welsh Sale auction there are six oils by the artist and twelve works on paper. All of the oil paintings this time are landscapes and each of them represent both the personality of the landscape and the personality of the artist. The most brooding example being Lot 407 which is perhaps a representation of the darkest period of his life when his suffering was at his most acute. While Lot 356, is a scene high up in the peaks of Snowdonia in snow, demonstrating Kyffin’s go-getting attitude to his work, his bravery and his sense of adventure.

The word ‘ambitious’ is perhaps not associated enough with Sir Kyffin Williams. For me there is ambition in most of his oil paintings. His ambition was certainly demonstrated in his adventure to Patagonia but also every time he took off in ominous Welsh weather to capture the rugged Welsh environment.

When offering Kyffin’s work to market we hope to match Kyffin’s ambition. We want to continue to be the ‘go to’ for Welsh art, for auctioning Kyffins, Nantgarw porcelain and premium Welsh art. We also want to, wherever and whenever we can, continue promoting Welsh art to the masses.

So with this in mind, this October we are off to London and the whole Welsh Sale is coming with us! Call it our Patagonia adventure if you will. On Sunday October 7th this Welsh Sale will be available to view at The London Welsh Centre in Clerkenwell. Don’t worry, the auction will (and always will) take place in Wales, but we hope that the viewing will help us expose Welsh art even further and enhance further the reputation of Wales as a country of high importance in the art-world.

We hope that you enjoy looking through this catalogue and we hope to see you in London or Cardiff. Every Welsh Sale it is a privilege for us to catalogue and research such a tremendous variety of Welsh art and antiques. It continues to be a lovely experience, travelling the breadth of the country, drinking a ‘panad’ with interesting and welcoming collectors and admiring their fantastic collections. We hope you enjoy it with us.

Ben Rogers Jones

Auctioneer & Partner
 

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  • Lot 52

    Lot 52

    A RARE LLANELLY PLATE WITH CASTLE SCENE and sponged decoration to the border, 23cms diam¦Condition Report: browned and replaced chip to border

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    Lot 52

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 53

    Lot 53

    A LLANELLY PLATE DECORATED WITH SAIL BOATS with slight wavy border, 22cms diam¦Condition Report: crazing only

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    Lot 53

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 54

    Lot 54

    A LLANELLY POTTERY `DUTCH BOYS` PLATTER with the three boys in conversation while smoking with windmill and cottage beyond, inscribed Llanelly to base, 32cms wide¦Condition Report: crazed only

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    Lot 54

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £250.00

  • Lot 55

    Lot 55

    A LLANELLY POTTERY `DUTCH BOY` TEA-PLATE the figure standing with hands behind back, 18cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 55

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £600.00

  • Lot 56

    Lot 56

    A POSSIBLY SWANSEA CREAMWARE PLATE with naive perched bird decoration, the combed border painted with blue, no marks, 25cms diam¦Condition Report: restored

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    Lot 56

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 57

    Lot 57

    A LLANELLY COCKEREL PLATE typically decorated with sponged leaves to the border, 25cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems other than decoration loss and crazing

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    Lot 57

    Guide price
    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £320.00

  • Lot 58

    Lot 58

    A LLANELLY COCKEREL PLATE typically decorated with sponged flowers to the border, 25cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems other than wear

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    Lot 58

    Guide price
    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £380.00

  • Lot 59

    Lot 59

    A RARE DILLWYN SWANSEA POTTERY PLATE INSCRIBED DAVID EVANS ANGEL INN : CARMARTHEN with transfer border, impressed horseshoe mark to base, 26cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems, natural firing cracks to interior

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    Lot 59

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 60

    Lot 60

    AN UNDOCUMENTED LLANELLY PORTRAIT PLATE with a three-quarter depiction of a lady in green dress with red flower and feather in hair, 25cms diam¦Conditon Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 60

    Guide price
    £500 - £1000

    Hammer price £750.00

  • Lot 61

    Lot 61

    A LLANELLY POTTERY COCK & HEN DECORATED PLATE with slightly wavy border, marked LLANELLY to base, 25cms diam¦Condition Report: hairline to border

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    Lot 61

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 62

    Lot 62

    A LLANELLY POTTERY CABARET TRAY of oval form, painted with cherries, marked Llanelly to base, 31cms long¦Condition Report: chip to rim

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    Lot 62

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 63

    Lot 63

    A LLANELLY POTTERY OVAL CABARET TRAY painted with blue stylized flowers, black Llanelly Art Pottery mark to base, 31cms wide¦Condition Report: crazing, very small nicks to foot

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    Lot 63

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 64

    Lot 64

    A LLANELLY POTTERY PLATE DECORATED WITH WILD-ROSES with slightly wavy rim, no base marks, old antique-shop label for Howards of Aberystwyth, 25cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 64

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 65

    Lot 65

    A DAGUERREOTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF RICHARD & ROBERT DEWSBERRY & THEIR MOTHER in a folding picture frame with engraved gilt slip; together with another photo of a Dewsberry family member in soldier`s uniform and from the same source a photo-locket with relief dog to the verso¦Auctioneer`s Note: Richard Dewsberry and George Guest re-opened the Llanelly factory in 1877¦Provenance: purchased from Richard Bebb Antiques of Kidwelly and recorded on receipt as `from a descendant currently living in Llanelli`

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    Lot 65

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 66

    Lot 66

    TWO EWENNY POTTERY MUGS one in yellow ground inscribed `Pentyrch & Gwaelod y Garth Jubilee GR 1935` and in green ground inscribed `Coronation Edward VII May 12th 1937`¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 66

    Guide price
    £60 - £90

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 67

    Lot 67

    A SWANSEA POTTERY `FERN` PATTERN TRANSFER JUG inscribed `Benjamin Evans, Llanerch, Llanelly, Born April 1853`, base printed with Fern, 18cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 67

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £210.00

  • Lot 68

    Lot 68

    A SWANSEA POTTERY SILVER-LUSTRE DECORATED JUG FOR CARMARTHEN POLITICIAN JOHN JONES (1777-1842) OF YSTRAD with titled portrait depiction of the reformer known as `Jones yr Halen`, inscribed to verso `May the independence of CARMARTHEN never want a Supporter. Nor the wings of LIBERTY ever loose a Feather`, 16.5cms high¦Condition Report: repaired cracks

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    Lot 68

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 69

    Lot 69

    A SWANSEA POTTERY COMMEMORATIVE TRANSFER JUG FOR THE 1832 REFORM ACT with political inscriptions including `ROYAL ASSENT TO THE REFORM BILL 7 JUNE 1832` and with four portraits of the main promoters etc¦Condition Report: hairline and chip

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    Lot 69

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 70

    Lot 70

    A SWANSEA POTTERY TEA-CADDY of cylindrical form with narrow neck, printed with Chinoiserie transfer, 10cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 70

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 71

    Lot 71

    A RARE SWANSEA POTTERY BACHELOR TEAPOT printed with blue Chinoiserie transfer, 10cms high¦Condition Report: small chips to spout, chips to rim of cover

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    Lot 71

    Guide price
    £300 - £350

    Hammer price £270.00

  • Lot 72

    Lot 72

    A SWANSEA CANARY YELLOW PLATE & TWO SIMILAR CUPS & SAUCERS the plate with moulded border within an ochre rim, transfer printed to the interior in black with Rural scene and figures, 16.5cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems other than decoration loss

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    Lot 72

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 73

    Lot 73

    A RARE SWANSEA BACHELOR TEAPOT with simple black painted floral decoration, 10cms high¦Condition Report: chips to underside of cover

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    Lot 73

    Guide price
    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 74

    Lot 74

    RARE SWANSEA POTTERY PEARLWARE JUG with satirical decoration concerning Napoleon `BONAPARTE DETHRON`D April 1st 1814`, 14cms high¦Condition Report: chip to spout and crack from rim

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    Lot 74

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £640.00

  • Lot 75

    Lot 75

    FOUR SWANSEA POTTERY POUCH JUGS of bellied form with scroll handles, chocolate rims and colourful floral decoration, 15.5cms & 18cms high¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 75

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 76

    Lot 76

    A CIRCULAR SWANSEA POTTERY PEALWARE GREEK MYTHOLOGY PLAQUE with Prometheus decorated in relief chained to a rock with bird pecking at his body, all within a brown patterned border, inscribed M&B to his right, inscribed verso `Made at Swansea Pottery South Wales by M Bowen 1805`, 20cms diam¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 76

    Guide price
    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £950.00

  • Lot 77

    Lot 77

    A RARE EWENNY POTTERY CAWL POT & COVER the base with pie-crust rim to match knop, inscribed in old-Welsh with a proverb taken from a Welsh middle-ages poem `Hir y cnoir y tamaid chwerw` which roughly translates as `bitter morsels are long chewed`, 20cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems other than internal chip to cover and scrapes

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    Lot 77

    Guide price
    £400 - £500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 78

    Lot 78

    AN EWENNY CLAY PITS POTTERY BALUSTER VASE inscribed George & Edith Dean Married May 6th 1939 and with mottled glazed and slip bands, 21cms high¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 78

    Guide price
    £100 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 79

    Lot 79

    AN EWENNY POTTERY DISH BY H ELLIOTT of folded-neck form and decorated with slip trails, the base inscribed ELLIOTTS WELSH POTTERY 1897, 24cms diam¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 79

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £230.00

  • Lot 80

    Lot 80

    A RARE DILLWYN`S ETRUSCAN WARE PHIAL or aryballos, circa 1847-1850 and believed to be one of only three recorded, of pear-shape with expanding neck and having a single-handle above a spreading base, in red-clay and black ground with ornament reserve of Classical Greek warrior and winged beasts, 13cms high¦Provenance: 23rd March 2018 Welsh Sale¦Condition Report: tiny chip to base rim

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    Lot 80

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £640.00

  • Lot 81

    Lot 81

    - 84 NO LOT

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    Lot 81

    Guide price
    £0 - £0

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 85

    Lot 85

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN PART-TEA SET in pattern No.410, comprising teapot and cover, six cups, three saucers and a sucrier, each element with a border of stylised ivy leaf shapes outlined in gold with salmon-pink interiors, interspersed with gilt foliate tracery¦Condition Report: no apparent problems with teapot or four cups, one cup has a slight hairline, severe damage/repairs to three saucers, sucrier and one other cup

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    Lot 85

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £220.00

  • Lot 86

    Lot 86

    A NANTGARW LOBED CRUCIFORM PLATE with three sprays of flowers to the interior, the border and centre with daisy moulding, 20.5cms diam¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 86

    Guide price
    £450 - £550

    Hammer price £450.00

  • Lot 87

    Lot 87

    A SWANSEA POTTERY BROWN GLAZED COW-CREAMER with cover, standing over an oval base with loop-tail handle, 14cms high¦Condition Report: professionally restored

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    Lot 87

    Guide price
    £180 - £240

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 88

    Lot 88

    A FINE SWANSEA PORCELAIN MINIATURE TAPER STICK with loop handle and everted rim to the nozzle, the nozzle and rims picked out in gold and with circling laurels, the dish finely painted with flowers and wild-strawberries, script mark Swansea to base, 3.2cms high¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 88

    Guide price
    £500 - £1000

    Hammer price £1,200.00

  • Lot 89

    Lot 89

    A STAFFORDSHIRE PORCELAIN (POSSIBLY COALPORT) LOVING CUP TO COMMEMORATE REV. HUGH PUGH OF MOSTYN (1803-1868) & WIFE ELIZABETH, Pugh was a political writer, preacher and liberal reformer, the mug is inscribed `Er Cof am Elizabeth Briodi Parch H Pugh Mostyn` above a spray of painted flowers and with verso a full inscription of one of his writings or sermons and concluding with the preacher`s initials, 13cms high¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 89

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 90

    Lot 90

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN CORNFLOWER PATTERN PART DINNER SET comprising pair of cruciform square dishes with lobed rim, circular cruciform shallow dish with lobed rim & a twin-handled sucrier (no lid), each element decorated with gilding to the rim & sequences of blue, green & red cornflower heads, square & circular dishes - 23cms wide / diam, sucrier - 17.5cms diam, circular dish has impressed mark SWANSEA¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 90

    Guide price
    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 91

    Lot 91

    A DERBY PORCELAIN `PRINCE OF WALES` SERVICE PLATE DECORATED BY WILLIAM BILLINGSLEY of lobed form with salmon-pink border and gilded border, the interior with centre rose, Derby crown mark to base, 23cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 91

    Guide price
    £140 - £180

    Hammer price £200.00

  • Lot 92

    Lot 92

    A DERBY PORCELAIN CAMDEN SERVICE PLATE PROBABLY BY WILLIAM BILLINGSLEY with continuous rose decoration, gilt dentil rim, circa 1795, Derby puce mark to base, 24.5cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems, some wear

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    Lot 92

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £290.00

  • Lot 93

    Lot 93

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN TWIG-HANDLED CENTRE DISH the borders with scale decoration in purple, the centre with a circular frame of delicate blue flowers, handles picked out in gold and profuse gilt decoration to the pedestal, 12cms high x 32cms wide¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 93

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1200

    Hammer price £900.00

  • Lot 94

    Lot 94

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN CRUCIFORM PLATE WITH DAISY MOULDING decorated with three sprays of flowers within the chocolate rim, impressed mark NANT GARW CW to base, 20cms diam¦Condition Report: wear to decoration

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    Lot 94

    Guide price
    £300 - £350

    Hammer price £340.00

  • Lot 95

    Lot 95

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN DISH of lobed square form and being border decorated in the Scottish style with a continuous thistle design, and having a centred open pink rose, all within a gilt dentil border, impressed mark NANT GARW CW to base, 23 x 23cms¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 95

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 96

    Lot 96

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN PLATE of lobed form decorated with a continuous vine of gilded leaves on light blue ground to the border, centre gilded motif, impressed NANT GARW CW to base, 21cms diam¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 96

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 97

    Lot 97

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN SOUP DISH FROM THE ALTHORP HOUSE SERVICE of lobed form with blue combed border and decorated with a scattering of floral sprigs and three insects, impressed NANT GARW to base, 21cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 97

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £600.00

  • Lot 98

    Lot 98

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN MUFFIN DISH & COVER of circular form with acorn finial emerging from six leaves, decorated with continuous vines and three scattered sprigs to each element, Swansea script mark to base and cover, 22.5cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 98

    Guide price
    £800 - £900

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 99

    Lot 99

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN KINGFISHER PATTERN CREAM JUG of oval form with wide elongated spout and spurred loop handle¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 99

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £270.00

  • Lot 100

    Lot 100

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN BREAKFAST CUP & SAUCER with ear loop handle, gilded and decorated with sequence of open roses¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 100

    Guide price
    £120 - £180

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 101

    Lot 101

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN TEA CUP & SAUCER decorated with blue flowers and berries on gilded vines¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 101

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 102

    Lot 102

    A RARE NANTGARW SOLID INKWELL of tapering form with flared neck and foot, painted with six sprigs of roses, leaves and other flowers, 8cms diam¦Condition Report: not examined during cataloguing, please enquire.

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    Lot 102

    Guide price
    £2000 - £2500

    Hammer price £1,550.00

  • Lot 103

    Lot 103

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN PLATE FROM THE MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY SERVICE having a continuous band of flowers on a gilt background and a single centre flower, impressed Swansea trident mark to base, 23cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems and exceptionally fresh without wear

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    Lot 103

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £360.00

  • Lot 104

    Lot 104

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN CHAMBER STICK with spurred loop handle and nozzle with everted rim, decorated with four sprays of flowers and multiple insects, unmarked, 12cms diam¦Condition Report: repaired extensive crack

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    Lot 104

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £200.00