The Welsh Sale

Sat 19 October 2019, 10:00 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 18 October (12 - 7pm) & the morning of auction (8:30 - 9:45am)

  • Lot 1

    Lot 1

    A COLLECTION OF BOOKS & PAMPHLETS RELATING TO LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL including Friends of Llandaff Cathedral Annual Reports (various dates circa 1930s) and various historical reviews and hardback references to the cathedral etc¦Provenance: W Clarke historic Cardiff Stonemasons who worked on the rebuilding of Llandaff Cathedral in the nineteenth century¦

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    Lot 1

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 2

    Lot 2

    A COLLECTION OF BOOKS RELATING TO WELSH TOPOGRAPHY including old Cardiff guide-books, Archeological Association pamphlets, `Castles and Strongholds of Pembrokeshire`, pamphlets relating to epitaphs etc¦Provenance: W Clarke historic Cardiff Stonemasons who worked on the rebuilding of Llandaff Cathedral in the nineteenth century

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    Lot 2

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 3

    Lot 3

    DYLAN THOMAS / JOHN PIPER limited edition (211 / 268) Gregynog Press volume - `Deaths and Entrances` with colour litho reproductions by John Piper, dated 1984, textured cloth backed with gilt lettering to spine, original slipcase and Gregynog card packaging¦Condition Report: immaculate, vendor has preserved the volume in the packaging since purchase, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only¦¦

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    Lot 3

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    £80 - £140

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  • Lot 4

    Lot 4

    R S THOMAS limited edition (24 / 200) University of Wales Press at Gregynog - `Laboratories of the Spirit`, dated 1976, in quarter brown goatskin, gold rule, with beige cloth boards, titles in gold to spine, original grease-proof paper, outer veined cardboard box and original 1976 postmarked cardboard delivery box¦Condition Report: immaculate, vendor has preserved the volume in the packaging since purchase, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only

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    Lot 4

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    £80 - £140

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  • Lot 5

    Lot 5

    DR KATE ROBERTS / SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA limited edition (37 / 265) Gregynog Press volume - `Two Old Men and Other Stories` illustrated with twenty-six linocuts by Sir Kyffin Williams, dated 1981 to mark the 90th birthday of the author, In quarter black goatskin, blind rule, with grey buckram boards, titled with gold to spine¦Condition Report: very fine copy, preserved by owner in original grease-proof paper and slip-case (lifting to edge of slipcase only), to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only

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    Lot 5

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 6

    Lot 6

    JOHN LLOYD JONES / ROBERT ASHWIN MAYNARD / HORACE WALTER BRAY limited edition (323 / 400) Gregynog Press volume - `Caneuon Ceiriog Detholiad`, dated 1925, with thirty wood engravings by Bray and Maynard, grey paste marble cover and cloth spine, title to paper applied to spine¦Condition Report: some grubby marks to cloth and small tears to edges but fine copy considering age, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only

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    Lot 6

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 7

    Lot 7

    WILLIAM WILLIAMS `PANTYCELYN` / RHIAIN M DAVIES limited edition (212 / 250) Gregynog Press volume - `Emynau Williams Pantycelyn` illustrated by Rhiain M Davies, dated 1991, in green quarter cloth, covers with repeat silhouettes of Williams Pantycelyn riding horseback, title in gold to spine¦Condition Report: immaculate copy preserved in cardboard and original 1991 postage bag, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only

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    Lot 7

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    £70 - £120

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  • Lot 8

    Lot 8

    SAUNDERS LEWIS limited edition (34/ 450) Gregynog Press volume - `Cerddi Saunders Lewis`, dated 1986, in quarter grey cloth and light blue boards, title in gold to spine and with gold oval head portrait cameo of Saunders Lewis in profile to the cover¦Condition Report: small light marks to front and back cover, with 1986 postmarked envelope-bag, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only

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    Lot 8

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 9

    Lot 9

    T H PARRY-WILLIAMS rare special unnumbered limited edition of twenty extra copies Gomer Press volume - 'Detholiad o Gerddi', dated 1972, in quarter black leather and cork-effect boards, title in gold to spine Condition Report: immaculate copy in grease-proof paper, slipcase and 1972 postmarked envelope-bag, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only

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    Lot 9

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 10

    Lot 10

    ANN GRIFFITHS / RHIAIN M DAVIES limited edition (142 / 250) Gregynog Press volume - `Rhyfeddaf Fyth`, with landscape prints by Davies, dated 1988, in quarter green cloth, with boards decorated with handwriting of Ann Griffiths, gold title to spine¦Condition Report: immaculate copy, preserved in envelope-bag, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only

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    Lot 10

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    £80 - £140

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  • Lot 11

    Lot 11

    DAVID ESSLEMONT / DAVID VICKERS two Gregynog Press booklets `An ABC Tour of Wales` 1994, and limited edition (303/500) `An ABC Tour About France`,¦Condition Report: immaculate, vendor has preserved the two volumes in the packaging since purchase, to be viewed and handled by intending bidders only¦

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    Lot 11

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    £50 - £80

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  • Lot 12

    Lot 12

    T H PARRY-WILLIAMS & DAVID ESSLEMONT / GLYN JONES / IOAN BOWEN REES / JOSEF HERMAN three Gregynog Press / one Ceolfrith Press pamphlets and Contemporary Art Society for Wales

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    Lot 12

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 13

    Lot 13

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA `Cutting Images` Gregynog Press 2002 copy number 118, signed by the artist, fine condition, in boxed cover and complete with original cardboard box

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    Lot 13

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    £900 - £1200

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  • Lot 14

    Lot 14

    R EUSTACE TICKELL `The Vale of Nantgwilt - A Submerged Valley` 1894, J S Virtue & Co, with plates

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    Lot 14

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    £30 - £40

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  • Lot 15

    Lot 15

    T H PARRY-WILLIAMS soft cover limited edition (17/270) copy `Deg Soned`, Gwasg Gregynog, 1987

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    Lot 15

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    £30 - £40

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  • Lot 16

    Lot 16

    SIR RICHARD COLT HOARE / GIRALDUS DE BARRI in two 1806 volumes `Giraldus Cambrensis - The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales` A.D. MCLXXXVIII, covered in gilded and tooled brown leather with ribbed and gilded spines, marbled interior, translated and edited by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, printed by William Miller, Albemarle Street

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    Lot 16

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 17

    Lot 17

    ARMAND-LOUIS-BON MAUDET DE PENHOUET rebound 1797 volume of `Letters Describing A Tour Through Part of South Wales` `With Views, Designed and Etched by the Author` together with BENJAMIN HEATH MALKIN Second Edition of `The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography of South Wales`, dated 1807, Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme¦

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    Lot 17

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 18

    Lot 18

    COLLECTION OF WELSH TOPOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS includes `Wyndham Tour in Wales`, `Welsh Minstrels` `Remarks Upon North Wales`, `Evans Tour Through South Wales`, `Wanderings in North Wales` (Roscoe), `North Wales` (Bingley in two volumes) ETC

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    Lot 18

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 20

    Lot 20

    GERHARD MERCATOR tinted and coloured antiquarian map - titled to cartouche `West Morlandia...`, circa 1607, 37 x 43cms

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    Lot 20

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 21

    Lot 21

    HUMPHREY LLWYD coloured and tinted map - Wales entitled `Cambriae Typus`, circa 1636-1642, 37.5 x 49cms (glazed to rear)

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    Lot 21

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    £250 - £350

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  • Lot 22

    Lot 22

    CHRISTOPHER SAXTON coloured and tinted antiquarian map - `Glamorgan` with cartouche, decorative scale compass and ship, glazed verso, 29 x 35cms

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    Lot 22

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    £80 - £120

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  • Lot 23

    Lot 23

    THOMAS KITCHEN coloured and tinted antiquarian map - a modern map of South Wales drawn from the latest surveys, circa 1760, 20 x 26cms

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    Lot 23

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    £40 - £60

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  • Lot 24

    Lot 24

    GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Paddington Station, London advertising poster for Fishguard Bay Hotel `A quiet comfortable hotel of 40 bedrooms`, printed by Haycock Press, London, circa 1947, 100 x 63cms

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    Lot 24

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 25

    Lot 25

    RICHARD BURTON EXCLUSIVE AGENCY CONTRACT printed on four sides of letter size paper, a single year contract commencing 9th July 1958, between American Federation of Television & Radio Artists and MCA Artists Ltd the agent representing Burton, signed by Richard Burton in ink with agent`s Mort Viner`s signature, dated 17th June 1958, New York (unframed)

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    Lot 25

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 26

    Lot 26

    DAVID LLOYD GEORGE AUTOGRAPH in black ink, framed presentation with separate printed black and white photograph of the statesman addressing a large crowd of men in a tree-lined open space, together with a printed black and white portrait photograph, 60 x 40cms (including frame)

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    Lot 26

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  • Lot 27

    Lot 27

    RICHARD BURTON AUTOGRAPH signed in ink on blue paper and framed together with a separate printed black and white publicity photograph for Under Milk Wood, 51 x 45cms (including frame)

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    Lot 27

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 28

    Lot 28

    STANLEY BAKER & MICHAEL CAINE AUTOGRAPHS signed in blue ink on cream paper and on a Rorkes Drift commemorative postal service first day cover (stamp for 1970), framed together with a reprint cinema poster for Zulu and reprint still colour photo of the two actors in the film, 55 x 63cms (including frame)

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    Lot 28

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    £70 - £120

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  • Lot 30

    Lot 30

    BETWEEN 5GMS & 5.1GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance:Each of these lots were mined at 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.¦Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.¦¦¦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 30

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 31

    Lot 31

    BETWEEN 5GMS & 5.1GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance: please see Lot 30. Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.

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    Lot 31

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 32

    Lot 32

    BETWEEN 5GMS & 5.1GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance: Please see Lot 30. Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.¦¦

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    Lot 32

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 33

    Lot 33

    BETWEEN 5GMS & 5.1GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance: Please see Lot 30. Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.¦¦

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    Lot 33

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 34

    Lot 34

    BETWEEN 5GMS & 5.1GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance: Please see lot 30. Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.

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    Lot 34

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 35

    Lot 35

    BETWEEN 5GMS & 5.1GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance: Please see lot 30. Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.¦

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    Lot 35

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 36

    Lot 36

    BETWEEN 5GMS & 5.1GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance: Please see lot 30. Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.¦

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    Lot 36

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    £1800 - £2500

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  • Lot 37

    Lot 37

    BETWEEN 4.1 & 4.2GMS OF PURE WELSH GOLD FROM THE ST. DAVIDS MINE refined to nine carat gold, with copy of fingerprint sheet. This lot has been extracted from a larger single lot of 39gms which was offered as Lot 3 in our Welsh Sale auction on 6th July 2019. In order to give the gold wider appeal as gifts (perhaps for wedding bands) we have divided the 39gms into eight lots¦¦Provenance: Please see lot 30. Copy of `fingerprint* sheet attached to lot.¦

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    Lot 37

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    £1500 - £2000

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  • Lot 38

    Lot 38

    RARE WELSH LONGCASE CLOCK BY BENJAMIN RATCLIFF, WELSHPOOL eight-day movement, oak encased with unusual brass solar dial bearing Roman numerals and maker`s name, elegant narrow crossbanded trunk, carved frieze to hood, 213cms high¦Provenance: Owned by William Ewart Gladstone at Hawarden Castle, old label to interior

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    Lot 38

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    £1000 - £2000

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  • Lot 39

    Lot 39

    AN INTERESTING 19TH CENTURY WELSH OAK CARVED COFFER CHEST on bracket feet with two base drawers and carved with three front panels of Prince of Wales feathers with leek and Welsh dragon holding a flag, flanking a centre panel of lunette carving, monogram and inscribed `Casgwr na charo`r wlad a`i maggo`, the lid with Swansea crest with castle and motto, 121cms wide x 44cms deep x 68cms high

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    Lot 39

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    £300 - £400

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  • Lot 40

    Lot 40

    GOOD CREAM GROUND WELSH WOOLLEN BLANKET with traditional multi-coloured geometric decoration and fringe, 234 x 216cms

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    Lot 40

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    £70 - £120

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  • Lot 41

    Lot 41

    GOOD KHAKI GROUND WELSH WOOLLEN BLANKET with traditional black, white and grey geometric decoration and fringe, label for Cambria Mills, Llandysul. 234 x 216cms¦

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    Lot 41

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    £70 - £120

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  • Lot 42

    Lot 42

    ANTIQUE WELSH PAISLEY SHAWL in an unusual colours, used by generations of the vendor`s family for weddings, 334 x 152cms

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    Lot 42

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 43

    Lot 43

    TRADITIONAL VICTORIAN MOLESKIN LADIES WELSH HAT of typical tapered chimney form with wide brim, woven ribbon with arranged bow with clip, 23cms high

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    Lot 43

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 44

    Lot 44

    FINELY PRESERVED RED & GREEN WELSH WOOL WALL PANEL featuring a large centre panel with dragons and leeks and a depiction of Coleg Prifysgol Cymru - `Cymru Fydd` and of Castell Caernarfon - `Cymru Ddu`, the large central panel surrounded by emblematic daffodils, 220 x 200cms (7 foot 3 x 6 foot 6)¦Provenance: Estate of Criccieth based family, personal friends of Sir Kyffin Williams

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    Lot 44

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    £400 - £500

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  • Lot 46

    Lot 46

    TRADITIONAL WELSH WOOLLEN BLANKET in red, black, white, green and pink geometric repeats, 168 x 206cms

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    £70 - £100

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  • Lot 47

    Lot 47

    GOOD WELSH WOOLLEN BLANKET in pink, purple and black traditional geometric pattern, fringed, 222 x 98cms

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  • Lot 48

    Lot 48

    TWO VICTORIAN WELSH PAISLEY SHAWLS & A WHITE NURSING SHAWL with the same family provenance dating back to the nineteenth century, first Paisley shawl with later multi-coloured fringe, 160 x 160cms, the second with original fringe, 176 x 176cms, the cream shawl with long fringe 200 x 180cms¦Provenance: the vendor can trace the three shawls back to the `mid-1800s` as they belonged to her great-great-grandmother Mary Davies of Rhiwfawr, Swansea Valley. Mary Davies had four children and nursed each of them in the `Welsh fashion` in the cream shawl while the Paisley shawls were `kept for best`, this tradition was then repeated by descent. The shawls have been well-preserved in a camphor wood chest for two generations

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    Lot 48

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    £300 - £500

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  • Lot 49

    Lot 49

    TWO EWENNY POTTERY SPITTOONS FOR BRAINS BREWERY both of circular form and slip inscribed `RED DRAGON / BRAINS`, one with ochre glaze, one inscribed to the base `Clay Pits Pottery Ewenny`, the other unmarked to base, 21.75cms diam (at base), 6.5cms high¦Condition Report: chips to rims of both¦Provenance: consigned directly by S A Brain & Co Ltd, discovered in a store room at the City Centre site during the ongoing relocation to Cardiff Bay

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    Lot 49

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    £100 - £200

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  • Lot 50

    Lot 50

    LLANELLY COCKEREL PLATE typically decorated with sponged leaves to the border, 24.5cms diam

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    Lot 50

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    £150 - £250

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  • Lot 51

    Lot 51

    THREE SWANSEA CREAMWARE CURVED SECTIONAL DISHES FROM SUPPER SETS one with cover and loop handle, various decorations, each with chocolate rims typical of Thomas Pardoe and each with impressed marks for Swansea, 33cms long

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    Lot 51

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    £100 - £150

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  • Lot 52

    Lot 52

    THREE ITEMS OF NINETEENTH CENTURY WELSH POTTERY comprising Ynysmeudwy `Rio` transfer pattern soup dish, base marked for F Primavesi & Sons retailer, 22cms diam, a Swansea creamware plate with decorated border in chocolate and turquoise probably by Thomas Pardoe, 25cms diam and a small fern and berry tea-cup and saucer

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    Lot 52

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    £80 - £140

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