The Welsh Sale

Sat 06 July 2019, 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.

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

Viewing: Friday 5 July (12 - 7pm) & the morning of auction (8:30 - 9:45am)

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  • Lot 1

    Lot 1

    IMPORTANT WELSH GOLD RETURNED BY WARTSKI JEWELLERS AFTER THE PRODUCTION OF WEDDING BANDS FOR HRH PRINCE CHARLES & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL¦This lot is 3.1 grms of twenty four carat refined to nine carat fingerprinted small gold nuggets extracted from The Prince Edward Mine, with copy attached of `fingerprint* sheet`¦¦Provenance: The six lots of pure Welsh Gold in this auction were extracted by Cambrian Goldfields Ltd under a Mines Royal Licence from the Dolgellau Gold Belt. The mines are the Afonwen, St David`s, The Prince Edward, Clogau and Mawddach Mines and the Cambrian Goldfields Ltd proudly emphasize that all their gold is 100% pure Welsh Gold and all gold supplied by the Company is fingerprinted* and thereafter traceable. The lots have been entered to auction by The Estate of the Late Mr Kenneth W Williamson, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. was registered in 1996 and the late Mr Williamson had over twenty years prospecting experience, not only as the Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. The late Mr Williamson was also renowned for his generosity, particularly to the Royal Family, members of whom were presented with gold for the manufacture of jewellery for highly acclaimed special events. The late Queen Mother, The Earl & Countess of Wessex and The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall have all been the beneficiaries of the late Mr Williamson`s generosity.¦¦

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    Lot 1

    Guide price
    £1200 - £1500

    Hammer price £950.00

  • Lot 2

    Lot 2

    PURE WELSH GOLD FROM CLOGAU MINE being 17 grms of small gold nuggets refined to nine carat with copy of fingerprint sheet¦¦Provenance:The six lots of pure Welsh Gold in this auction were extracted by Cambrian Goldfields Ltd under a Mines Royal Licence from the Dolgellau Gold Belt. The mines are the Afonwen, St David`s, The Prince Edward, Clogau and Mawddach Mines and the Cambrian Goldfields Ltd proudly emphasize that all their gold is 100% pure Welsh Gold and all gold supplied by the Company is fingerprinted* and thereafter traceable. The lots have been entered to auction by The Estate of the Late Mr Kenneth W Williamson, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. was registered in 1996 and the late Mr Williamson had over twenty years prospecting experience, not only as the Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. The late Mr Williamson was also renowned for his generosity, particularly to the Royal Family, members of whom were presented with gold for the manufacture of jewellery for highly acclaimed special events. The late Queen Mother, The Earl & Countess of Wessex and The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall have all been the beneficiaries of the late Mr Williamson`s generosity.¦¦

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    Lot 2

    Guide price
    £6500 - £7500

    Hammer price £6,800.00

  • Lot 3

    Lot 3

    PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE being 39.4 grms refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet¦¦Provenance:The six lots of pure Welsh Gold in this auction were extracted by Cambrian Goldfields Ltd under a Mines Royal Licence from the Dolgellau Gold Belt. The mines are the Afonwen, St David`s, The Prince Edward, Clogau and Mawddach Mines and the Cambrian Goldfields Ltd proudly emphasize that all their gold is 100% pure Welsh Gold and all gold supplied by the Company is fingerprinted* and thereafter traceable. The lots have been entered to auction by The Estate of the Late Mr Kenneth W Williamson, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. was registered in 1996 and the late Mr Williamson had over twenty years prospecting experience, not only as the Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. The late Mr Williamson was also renowned for his generosity, particularly to the Royal Family, members of whom were presented with gold for the manufacture of jewellery for highly acclaimed special events. The late Queen Mother, The Earl & Countess of Wessex and The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall have all been the beneficiaries of the late Mr Williamson`s generosity.¦¦

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    Lot 3

    Guide price
    £16000 - £16500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 4

    Lot 4

    PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE MAWDDACH RIVER being 8.2 grms of raw twenty four carat gold with copy of fingerprint sheet. ¦Provenance:The six lots of pure Welsh Gold in this auction were extracted by Cambrian Goldfields Ltd under a Mines Royal Licence from the Dolgellau Gold Belt. The mines are the Afonwen, St David`s, The Prince Edward, Clogau and Mawddach Mines and the Cambrian Goldfields Ltd proudly emphasize that all their gold is 100% pure Welsh Gold and all gold supplied by the Company is fingerprinted* and thereafter traceable. The lots have been entered to auction by The Estate of the Late Mr Kenneth W Williamson, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. was registered in 1996 and the late Mr Williamson had over twenty years prospecting experience, not only as the Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. The late Mr Williamson was also renowned for his generosity, particularly to the Royal Family, members of whom were presented with gold for the manufacture of jewellery for highly acclaimed special events. The late Queen Mother, The Earl & Countess of Wessex and The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall have all been the beneficiaries of the late Mr Williamson`s generosity.¦¦

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    Lot 4

    Guide price
    £3200 - £3500

    Hammer price £2,200.00

  • Lot 5

    Lot 5

    A PURE WELSH GOLD SIGNET RING FROM THE AFONWEN RIVER being the personal signet ring of the late Mr Kenneth Williamson and in nine carat gold, 7.8 grms¦Provenance: The six lots of pure Welsh Gold in this auction were extracted by Cambrian Goldfields Ltd under a Mines Royal Licence from the Dolgellau Gold Belt. The mines are the Afonwen, St David`s, The Prince Edward, Clogau and Mawddach Mines and the Cambrian Goldfields Ltd proudly emphasize that all their gold is 100% pure Welsh Gold and all gold supplied by the Company is fingerprinted* and thereafter traceable. The lots have been entered to auction by The Estate of the Late Mr Kenneth W Williamson, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. was registered in 1996 and the late Mr Williamson had over twenty years prospecting experience, not only as the Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. The late Mr Williamson was also renowned for his generosity, particularly to the Royal Family, members of whom were presented with gold for the manufacture of jewellery for highly acclaimed special events. The late Queen Mother, The Earl & Countess of Wessex and The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall have all been the beneficiaries of the late Mr Williamson`s generosity.¦¦

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    Lot 5

    Guide price
    £3000 - £3500

    Hammer price £1,900.00

  • Lot 6

    Lot 6

    A PURE WELSH GOLD PENDANT WITH ROYAL FAMILY ASSOCIATION |Snowdonia Lily| in nine carat gold and with fine chain, total 3.6 grms being the sister piece of jewellery to that donated on the occasion of the late Queen Mother`s 100th Birthday (please see copy letter from Cambrian Goldfield Ltd to Captain Sir Alastair Aird KCVO at Clarence House, dated 2nd August 2000).¦¦Provenance: The six lots of pure Welsh Gold in this auction were extracted by Cambrian Goldfields Ltd under a Mines Royal Licence from the Dolgellau Gold Belt. The mines are the Afonwen, St David`s, The Prince Edward, Clogau and Mawddach Mines and the Cambrian Goldfields Ltd proudly emphasize that all their gold is 100% pure Welsh Gold and all gold supplied by the Company is fingerprinted* and thereafter traceable. The lots have been entered to auction by The Estate of the Late Mr Kenneth W Williamson, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. was registered in 1996 and the late Mr Williamson had over twenty years prospecting experience, not only as the Managing Director of Cambrian Goldfields Ltd. The late Mr Williamson was also renowned for his generosity, particularly to the Royal Family, members of whom were presented with gold for the manufacture of jewellery for highly acclaimed special events. The late Queen Mother, The Earl & Countess of Wessex and The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall have all been the beneficiaries of the late Mr Williamson`s generosity.

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    Lot 6

    Guide price
    £1400 - £1800

    Hammer price £1,600.00

  • Lot 7

    Lot 7

    PAIR OF INVESTITURE CHAIRS each with two cushions together with photographs of the investiture, hard copy volume of Record of Procedures, invitations to Geraint Gwyn Walters and Mrs Ruth Walters, seating details and a cased Prince of Wales investiture medal ETC. The chairs now considered an icon of design for 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 chair was manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories, dated 1969¦Provenance: Estate of the Late Ruth Price (Walters) former Welsh TV producer

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    Lot 7

    Guide price
    £400 - £800

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 8

    Lot 8

    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 chair was manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories, dated 1969

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    Lot 8

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £460.00

  • Lot 9

    Lot 9

    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 chair was manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories, dated 1969

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    Lot 9

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 10

    Lot 10

    FRAMED VICTORIAN EISTEDDFOD HANDKERCHIEF for `Cewri Eisteddfod Ffair y Byd, Chicago, 1893` with portraits of performers and centre illustration of `Y Pavilion`, 56 x 56cms

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    Lot 10

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 11

    Lot 11

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS two original letters - one to the Welsh poet R S Thomas, this letter was written eleven days before the poet`s death in September 2000 and the second letter to Betty who was the poet`s wife. The envelope and card frontage included, both signed, framed size 73 x 54cms

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    Lot 11

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £360.00

  • Lot 12

    Lot 12

    DYLAN THOMAS AUTOGRAPHED LP the sleeve of the Under Milkwood L.P signed by Richard Burton and Philip Burton (Jinx)

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    Lot 12

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 13

    Lot 13

    THE LADY`S NOT FOR BURNING a rare book is signed by the ten cast members of the original production at the Globe Theatre; including Richard Burton, Claire Bloom and John Gielgud. Also signed and dated by Christopher Fry 1949. Further signed and dedicated `To you, my dear Freddie from a humble understudy in the hope that you will enjoy this play as much as I have. Love Stella` Stella being Stella Chapman who was Claire Bloom`s understudy. ¦Original programme for The Lady`s Not For Burning at the Globe Theatre 1949¦This is the play which made the twenty three year old Burton`s name and assured him of star status for the rest of his life.

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    Lot 13

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £200.00

  • Lot 14

    Lot 14

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA two volumes by the artist - `A Wider Sky` and `Across the Straits`, signed

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    Lot 14

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £115.00

  • Lot 15

    Lot 15

    JOHN WALTERS (1770) small printed unbound pamphlet - in praise of the Welsh language entitled `A Dissertation on the Welsh Language`

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    Lot 15

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 16

    Lot 16

    A HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY THE POET R S THOMAS to the vendor in 1968, being a personal letter relating to the poet`s opinions and work. In the originally stamped envelope (condition: delicate, please handle with care)

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    Lot 16

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 17

    Lot 17

    A 1ST EDITION VOLUME OF DYLAN THOMAS IN AMERICA by John Malcolm Brinnin, JM Dent & Sons, 1956, with dust-jacket

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    Lot 17

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 18

    Lot 18

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA signed limited edition (199/275) Gregynog Press 2002 volume of `Cutting Images` (A Selection of Linocuts), printed by David Vickers and W O Jones, Llangefni, complete with outer case¦Condition Report: immaculate condition, the volume was still in its outer cardboard packaging when consigned. To ensure that the book maintains this special condition we ask politely that viewing of the book is for prospective bidders only

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    Lot 18

    Guide price
    £1000 - £2000

    Hammer price £750.00

  • Lot 19

    Lot 19

    A SWANSEA GAOLER`S TRUNCHEON of turned form with pointed rounded handle and with painted crest inscribed `SWANSEA`, 35cms long

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    Lot 19

    Guide price
    £50 - £100

    Hammer price £250.00

  • Lot 20

    Lot 20

    A NORTH WALES SQUARE COTTON PAISLEY SHAWL intricately embroidered and with fringed border, approx 176 x 176cms¦Provenance: belonged to the vendor`s grandmother Ann Griffith (nee Roberts) born 1868 in Y Gongol, Nefyn, Gwynedd. It is said within the family that the shawl was only `worn for best`. The family were local mariners in the area¦Condition: superbly preserved considering the age¦¦

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    Lot 20

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £320.00