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 313

    Lot 313

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - harbour wall and sail boats, signed, 19 x 33cms

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    Lot 313

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 314

    Lot 314

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - River Conwy at Llanrwst with bridge, signed, 24 x 54cms

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    Lot 314

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £460.00

  • Lot 315

    Lot 315

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - Snowdonia landscape with whitewashed cottage and silver birch tree, entitled verso `Rhyd-Ddu Farm, Near Snowdon`, signed, 49.5 x 58cms

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    Lot 315

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2000

    Hammer price £1,400.00

  • Lot 316

    Lot 316

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - busy and bright beach scene, entitled `Abersoch Beach with South Caernarfon Yacht Club in View`, signed, 40 x 49cms

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    Lot 316

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £1,150.00

  • Lot 317

    Lot 317

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - entitled verso `Cottages Near Snowdon`, signed, 24 x 54cms

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    Lot 317

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £320.00

  • Lot 318

    Lot 318

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - entitled `Dolbadarn Castle`, signed, 19 x 33cms

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    Lot 318

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £280.00

  • Lot 319

    Lot 319

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - river scene with silver birches and mountains of Snowdonia, signed, 38 x 89cms

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    Lot 319

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 320

    Lot 320

    CHARLES WYATT WARREN oil on board - Snowdonia summer landscape, entitled verso `Llyn Dinas, Nant Gwynant`, signed, 24.5 x 53cms

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    Lot 320

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £500.00

  • Lot 321

    Lot 321

    CERI PRITCHARD oil on board - abstract entitled `Y Pen`, signed with initials and dated 2016, 14 x 12cms

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    Lot 321

    Guide price
    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 322

    Lot 322

    GWILYM PRICHARD oil on canvas - two figures walking above Tenby beach, entitled verso `Beth Rwan? (What Now?)`, signed and dated 2000, 64 x 90cms

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    Lot 322

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £1,500.00

  • Lot 323

    Lot 323

    DONALD McINTYRE oil on panel - rocky coastal scene with rough seas, signed with initials and with original Howard Roberts Gallery Summer Exhibition 1965 label verso, 12.5 x 20cms

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    Lot 323

    Guide price
    £400 - £500

    Hammer price £1,200.00

  • Lot 324

    Lot 324

    DAVID TRESS mixed media - landscape, entitled `Young Vines (Tarn)`, signed and dated 2003, 38 x 56cms

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    Lot 324

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2000

    Hammer price £1,500.00

  • Lot 325

    Lot 325

    DAVID TRESS mixed media - landscape, entitled verso `Tarn (Cloud Light)`, signed, 38 x 56cms

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    Lot 325

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2000

    Hammer price £1,700.00

  • Lot 326

    Lot 326

    DAVID TRESS mixed media and construction - landscape, entitled verso `Green Winter. Pale Rain`, signed, 61 x 94cms

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    Lot 326

    Guide price
    £2500 - £3500

    Hammer price £2,500.00

  • Lot 327

    Lot 327

    DONALD McINTYRE acrylic - entitled 'Washing Line No 2' on Attic Gallery label, signed, 20.5 x 28cms

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    Lot 327

    Guide price
    £2000 - £3000

    Hammer price £2,000.00

  • Lot 328

    Lot 328

    RICHARD ALLIN WILLS oil on board - South Wales coastal scene with cliffs, signed, 107 x 107cms

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    Lot 328

    Guide price
    £3000 - £3500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 329

    Lot 329

    WILL EVANS oil on canvas laid to board (behind glass) - `Belle Vue Street 1941` a fine quality and historically important view of a Swansea street with figures and trees capturing the essence of pre-war Swansea just before the destruction of large parts of the city by German bombs in February 1941, entitled verso on Glynn Vivian Art Gallery label for The Will Evans Memorial Exhibition, signed, 37 x 53cms¦¦Provenance: Mr. A Frederick James and by descent. The Late Mr. James lent the painting to the Will Evans Memorial Exhibition in 1958. Facsimile of exhibition catalogue available with annotations regarding the ownership¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: the composition shows a vibrant and well-heeled street looking up to Trinity Place (also later demolished by the bombs). The Blitz took place in February 1941, the same year that the painting is dated and appears to depict a spring or summer`s day. It is suggested that the painting was finished in 1941 but was started earlier - perhaps in 1940. The bombs obliterated this part of Swansea and one account of a resident at Trinity Place recalled that he had resided in a cellar on the street during the bombing and when they came out of the cellar, the bell from Trinity Church was lying at the bottom of the bell-tower while Trinity Church was in ruins. The same witness described lead from a typesetting room of a company of printers further down Belle Vue street, melting from the fires and flowing down the stairway, adding to the devastation. .¦

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    Lot 329

    Guide price
    £2500 - £3500

    Hammer price £7,600.00

  • Lot 330

    Lot 330

    WILL ROBERTS oil on board - building, chicken and figure in garden, entitled to frame `Farm at Colbren`, inscribed verso `White Barn, Will Roberts` 74 x 94cms

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    Lot 330

    Guide price
    £2000 - £3000

    Hammer price £2,800.00

  • Lot 331

    Lot 331

    GEORGE CHAPMAN oil on canvas - figure in South Wales street with washing line above, entitled `Washing in Pontypridd`, signed, 60 x 67cms

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    Lot 331

    Guide price
    £3000 - £4000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 332

    Lot 332

    WILF ROBERTS oil on canvas - cottages in a lane, entitled verso on Attic Gallery label `Fron-Deg`, signed, dated 2001, 39 x 28.5cms

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    Lot 332

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £1,500.00

  • Lot 333

    Lot 333

    ERNEST ZOBOLE oil on canvas - solitary standing figure at night time in surreal landscape with football pitch, buildings and an aerial view of fields, unsigned, 122 x 91cms¦Provenance: from the collection of The Late Peter Nicholas, Welsh sculptor

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    Lot 333

    Guide price
    £5000 - £7000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 334

    Lot 334

    JOHN ELWYN oil on board - hilly landscape with lane to farmstead, signed in full verso, 50 x 60cms¦Provenance: original title label with artist`s Hampshire address, also Attic Gallery, Swansea label, originally purchased in 1985 from the National Library of Wales exhibition. Sold at Rogers Jones & Co Welsh Sale, 13 May 2017.

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    Lot 334

    Guide price
    £4500 - £5500

    Hammer price £4,700.00

  • Lot 335

    Lot 335

    JOSEF HERMAN oil on board - three figures at a seawall, entitled verso on Boundary gallery label 'Evening at Dunwich', dated 1985, 25 x 36cms Provenance: American collector residing in Springfield, PA

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    Lot 335

    Guide price
    £4000 - £6000

    Hammer price £3,400.00

  • Lot 336

    Lot 336

    WILF ROBERTS oil on canvas - Anglesey small holding scene, signed and dated 2008, with title label canvas and on label verso `Ty Will`, 45 x 60cms

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    Lot 336

    Guide price
    £2800 - £3500

    Hammer price £2,800.00

  • Lot 337

    Lot 337

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA oil on board - Snowdonia cottage at Llyn Ogwen, 30 x 40cms

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    Lot 337

    Guide price
    £10000 - £15000

    Hammer price £9,750.00

  • Lot 338

    Lot 338

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA oil on canvas - Anglesey, entitled on Royal Academy Gallery label verso `Sunset, Llanddwyn`, signed with initials, 49 x 60cms¦Provenance: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1991

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    Lot 338

    Guide price
    £15000 - £25000

    Hammer price £25,500.00

  • Lot 339

    Lot 339

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA oil on canvas - entitled `Penrhyn Llechylched`, 50 x 75cms

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    Lot 339

    Guide price
    £15000 - £20000

    Hammer price £18,500.00

  • Lot 340

    Lot 340

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA oil on canvas - portrait of Helen as a Brownie, signed with initials, 50 x 40cms Provenance: purchased by the present vendor in 2006 from the artist's friend Mrs Gwyn Brown, founder and owner of Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge. Also see p.156 of 'Portraits' - 'I first met her in Rome. I was staying with friends who lived in a villa in Via Michele Mercati, not far from the British School. Her father was a diplomat in the British Embassy and her mother had been in a student with me at the Slade. Nearly ten years later, I lodged in their London basement where I tried to paint in a kitchen studio. I painted Helen as a Brownie, and a later as a Girl Guide and also made several drawings of her. I also painted a full length portrait of her younger brother. I liked Helen and often wondered what had become of her.' Helen is in fact married and living in London, her maiden name was Reddaway

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    Lot 340

    Guide price
    £11000 - £14000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 341

    Lot 341

    DONALD McINTYRE acrylic on board - figures and boats, entitled verso `Pleasure Boats`, signed, 29 x 54cms

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    Lot 341

    Guide price
    £500 - £800

    Hammer price £1,700.00

  • Lot 342

    Lot 342

    GWILYM PRICHARD oil on canvas - landscape with lane and buildings, entitled verso `Road to the Farm`, signed, 40 x 50.5cms

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    Lot 342

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £850.00

  • Lot 343

    Lot 343

    DONALD McINTYRE acrylic on board - entitled `Rocky Coast No.3`, signed and dated 1969, 38.5 x 28.5cms¦Provenance: purchased from the Albany Gallery, Cardiff.

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    Lot 343

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2200

    Hammer price £2,100.00

  • Lot 344

    Lot 344

    GWILYM PRICHARD oil on canvas - view of Tenby town from the beach, entitled verso `Tenby`, signed and dated 2001, 45 x 30cms

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    Lot 344

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 345

    Lot 345

    GWILYM PRICHARD oil on canvas - coastal scene with figures, entitled verso `South Beach, Tenby`, signed, 37.5 x 43cms

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    Lot 345

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2500

    Hammer price £2,200.00

  • Lot 346

    Lot 346

    DONALD McINTYRE acrylic - Anglesey coastal cottages, entitled `Red Wharf Bay`, signed, 50 x 60cms

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    Lot 346

    Guide price
    £6000 - £10000

    Hammer price £7,800.00

  • Lot 347

    Lot 347

    JOHN UZZELL EDWARDS gouache on board - South Wales valleys street scene, possibly Merthyr, unsigned, 60 x 121cms

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    Lot 347

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 348

    Lot 348

    WILL ROBERTS oil on canvas - Dolgellau and Cader Idris, signed with initials and with title, signature and dated 1978 to canvas verso, 39 x 49cms

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    Lot 348

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £1,500.00

  • Lot 349

    Lot 349

    NICK HOLLY oil on canvas - figures on a harbour wall, entitled verso `Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall`, signed, 20 x 20cms

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    Lot 349

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £550.00

  • Lot 350

    Lot 350

    WENDY MURPHY oil on board - entitled verso `Aberdyfi Boat`, signed, 34 x 50cms

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    Lot 350

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £480.00

  • Lot 351

    Lot 351

    DAVID LLOYD GRIFFITH oil on board - colourful landscape, entitled verso `Rain Over Trofarth: Dry in Dyffryn Dylas`, signed with initials, dated verso 2015, 54 x 58cms

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    Lot 351

    Guide price
    £400 - £700

    Hammer price £1,000.00

  • Lot 352

    Lot 352

    PETER PRENDERGAST oil on canvas - landscape with farmstead, signed canvas verso and with original Martin Tinney Gallery label, dated 2003, 26 x 36cms

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    Lot 352

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £3,200.00

  • Lot 353

    Lot 353

    DAVID WOODFORD oil on canvas - dramatic contrast of light and shadow on Snowdonia peaks, signed and entitled on Martin Tinney Gallery label verso `Penmaen and Aran Fawddwy From Cwm Cywarch', 90 x 70cms¦Provenance: purchased by family member of present vendor in 2004.¦¦¦

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    Lot 353

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2000

    Hammer price £1,200.00

  • Lot 354

    Lot 354

    ELFYN LEWIS boxed oil on canvas - seascape, signed and entitled verso `Golau`r Mor`, dated 2011, 29 x 28cms

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    Lot 354

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 355

    Lot 355

    ELFYN LEWIS boxed oil on canvas - signed and entitled verso `Bron Mor`, dated 2012, 19.5 x 19.5cms

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    Lot 355

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 356

    Lot 356

    WILF ROBERTS oil / acrylic - Anglesey farmstead, signed and dated 2006, 27 x 37cms

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    Lot 356

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £1,000.00

  • Lot 357

    Lot 357

    PETER KETTLE oil on board - entitled verso `Past Llyn Gwynant`, unsigned, 17.5 x 22cms

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    Lot 357

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 358

    Lot 358

    MIKE JONES oil on canvas - caricature of a farmer, entitled verso `Ffermwr`, signed, 50 x 39.5cms

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    Lot 358

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £360.00