The Welsh Sale

Sat 21 March 2020, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

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  • Lot 54

    Lot 54

    1905-1907 WALES INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY WORN BY RHYS GABE (1880-1967) HAVING BEEN SWAPPED WITH IRISH OPPONENT BASIL MACLEAR bearing embroidered Prince of Wales feathers on a black background, four buttons and white collar, bears label to back of waist for J C Stewart, Edinburgh¦Provenance: quotation by Rhys Gabe in `Fifty Years of the All Blacks` `The match between Munster and the All Blacks in November 1905 afforded Basil Maclear the opportunity of creating a unique record - that of playing against the All Blacks four times. What the extent of Munster`s defeat would have been without the heroic deeds of Maclear is a matter of conjecture. Captain Maclear was a charming personality and persona grata, with all his opponents on and off the field. I was delighted to exchange jerseys with him after a memorable Ireland v Wales game, when we were Captains and opposite numbers at Centre ¦`¦¦Statement from vendor `after Basil was killed in 1915, all of his effects were sent to his mother and she in turn passed them on to her granddaughter, my mother. (I should point out that my grandfather Percy, Basil`s brother, had already been killed less than a year earlier, and a third of the five brothers was killed towards the end of the Great War). My mother was the only child of that generation. Of my mother`s children, I was the sportsman, so she passed all of Basil`s effects to me. These included a a suitcase containing his rugby jerseys and caps, comprising three Ireland jerseys (one with his name-tag sewn in), a Welsh jersey and an All Blacks Originals jersey. He had played against them 4 times on their 1905 tour. I have been caring for these since they came into my possession in 1974. I am the son of the late Eileen Bickford, nee Maclear and Basil Maclear was my mother`s uncle`.¦¦¦¦

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    Lot 54

    Guide price
    £10000 - £20000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 55

    Lot 55

    A LARGE SIZED MINER`S LAMP bearing brass label for Thomas & Williams, Aberdare, complete with hanging hook, 30cms¦Provenance: given to the owner by her father and in the previous ownership of her grandfather, Edwin Morgan, the original owner of the lamp and one of the four Morgan Brothers who owned and ran Abercraf Colliery and who also had connections with Craig y Nos.

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    Lot 55

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 56

    Lot 56

    THREE ITEMS RELATING TO MRS SUSAN EVA WILLIAMS MBE JP D.St.J (1915-2011) being a head and shoulders oil painting portrait in High Sheriff`s dress by Lincoln Tabor, 68 x 48cms, together with a pastel portrait of two hunting hounds with label verso `Nero and Nelson - Tredegar Hunt`, 34 x 60cms and Susan Williams` ceremonial High Sheriff hat by Hillhouse and Co, London in original retailer`s box and initialled hat-case. ¦Auctioneer`s Note: Mrs Williams was the first female High Sheriff in Wales and from 1968 the first female Lord Lieutenant in Wales. She was also Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan 1985-1990 and the last chatelaine of Llanrumney hall before the house was compulsorily purchased by Cardiff Council in 1952, she was the first female to be made a steward at Chepstow Racecourse in the 1970s¦Provenance: by direct family descent¦¦

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    Lot 56

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 57

    Lot 57

    ITEMS RELATING TO LT COL SIR HARRY LLEWELLYN CBE comprising a silver commemorative easel plaque with portrait of `Foxhunter` and inscribed `Horse and Hound - 21st July 1953 White City Lt. Col. H M LLewellyn`s `Foxhunter``, a cast-metal medallion inscribed `Chio Roma 1954`, a hardback volume of `Passports to Life - An Autobiography` and a John Board inkwash painting of Llewellyn in action at an arena.¦¦Auctioneer`s Note: Sir Harry Llewellyn, 1911-99, 3rd Baronet, was a British equestrian champion, initially riding as a steeplechaser, he finished second in the 1936 Grand National and 4th on the same horse in 1937, before war intervened and in 1948 he and his horse Foxhunter competed at the Olympic Games in London, where they finished 3rd in the team event, claiming the bronze medal.¦¦Shortly afterwards they won the King George V Gold Cup at the International Horse Show and again in 1950 and 1953. Sir Harry remains the only rider to score a hat-trick of victories with the same horse in this prestigious competition.¦However, it was the gold medal they won at the 1952 Olympic Games held in Helsinki, Britain`s only gold at the games, that would cement their reputation.¦¦Over the next decade, Harry Llewellyn and Foxhunter won 78 international competitions and Harry went on to become active in the administration of British show-jumping. In 1977 he was knighted and succeeded to the Llewellyn Baronetcy after the death of his elder brother.¦¦Provenance: by direct family descent¦¦¦¦¦¦

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    Lot 57

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 58

    Lot 58

    ITEMS RELATING TO LT COL SIR HARRY LLEWELLYN CBE comprising a pair of oak chapel chairs from his former school King`s Mead School, Seaford, Sussex, one carved `D T Llewellyn 1924-29` and a Jockeys` name board from one of his Grand Nationals at Aintree, painted either side with `Mr H Llewellyn` and a framed J C Walker cartoon for South Wales Echo.¦Auctioneer`s Note: D.T. Llewellyn, Harry`s elder brother, later Sir David Llewellyn, was MP for Cardiff North 1950-59 and was a minister at The Home Office with special responsibility for Welsh affairs.¦Provenance: by direct family descent¦

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    Lot 58

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £340.00

  • Lot 60

    Lot 60

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA signed fully in pencil, limited edition (23/275) Gregynog Press 2002 volume of `Cutting Images` (A Selection of Linocuts), printed by David Vickers and W O Jones, Llangefni, complete with slip-case, accompanying paperwork

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    Lot 60

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 61

    Lot 61

    SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA signed fully in pencil, limited edition (44/275) Gregynog Press 2002 volume of `Cutting Images` (A Selection of Linocuts), printed by David Vickers and W O Jones, Llangefni, complete with slip-case

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    Lot 61

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 62

    Lot 62

    RICHARD BEBB two cased volumes `Welsh Furniture 1250 - 1950: A Cultural History of Craftmanship and Design` (Saer Books 2007)

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    Lot 62

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £170.00

  • Lot 63

    Lot 63

    IOAN BOWEN REES limited edition (101/275) Gwasg Gregynog volume of `The Mountains of Wales (An Anthology in Verse & Prose),1987, illustrated lithographs by Adrian Lack, signed, with slip-case

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    Lot 63

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 64

    Lot 64

    SAUNDERS LEWIS Gwasg Gregynog Press volume of `Cerddi`, together with a copy of T H Parry-Williams entitled `Detholiad o Gerddi` Gwasg Gomer ¦Provenance: from the estate of the late Roy Bohana MBE, musician and composer

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    Lot 64

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £55.00

  • Lot 65

    Lot 65

    CHRISTOPHER SAXTON coloured antiquarian map - Penbrok, dated 1578, and with description within heraldic cartouche above county crest, 1947 label verso from Frost & Reed Ltd, 37 x 49cms

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    Lot 65

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £1,900.00

  • Lot 67

    Lot 67

    GROUP OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY WELSH BLUE & WHITE TRANSFER EARTHENWARE including Swansea coffee pot and cover, printed with a chinoiserie pattern including a palm tree, 26cms high, ewer printed with the `Oriental Basket` pattern, 33cms high, a Baker, Bevan & Irwin coffee pot and cover, printed with the `Cottage Girl` pattern, 24cms high, and a Swansea coffee pot with a matched cover, printed with the `Plantation` pattern, 26cms high (5) ¦Condition Report: on request

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    Lot 67

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £360.00

  • Lot 68

    Lot 68

    THREE WELSH POTTERY TRANSFER DECORATED PLATTERS comprising Llanelly `Colandine` pattern, Swansea `Monopteros` and another¦Condition Report: hairlines to Monopteros and other

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    Lot 68

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 69

    Lot 69

    LARGE & MEDIUM SIZE DILLWYN CAMBRIAN BLUE & WHITE TRANSFER PLATTERS in the `Long Bridge Willow` pattern, trellis and floral design to cavetto, geometric scroll and floral outer border, circa 1800¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 69

    Guide price
    £60 - £100

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 70

    Lot 70

    LARGE & MEDIUM SIZE GLAMORGAN POTTERY BLUE & WHITE TRANSFER PLATTERS in the `Ladies of Llangollen` pattern with the iconic same-sex couple Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby on horseback with landscape and buildings¦Condition Report: hairline to small platter only

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    Lot 70

    Guide price
    £60 - £90

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 71

    Lot 71

    EWENNY POTTERY THREE-FACED OWL BOWL of trefoil form in mottled blue glaze with painted sgraffito and relief decoration, inscribed `Clay Pits Pottery Ewenny` to base, 10cms high¦Condition Report: discolouration, possibly restored¦

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    Lot 71

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 72

    Lot 72

    EWENNY POTTERY THREE-FACED OWL BOWL of trefoil form in mottled green glaze with painted sgraffito and relief decoration, inscribed `Clay Pits Pottery Ewenny` to base, 11cms high¦Condtion Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 72

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 73

    Lot 73

    EWENNY POTTERY SHAVING MUG of circular footed form with loop handle and half-shelf interior, inscribed `This pot was made for John Davies, Who`s beard grows stout & strong, May it last many a year, And John live twice as long`, 9cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 73

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 74

    Lot 74

    EWENNY POTTERY MODEL OF A SEATED PIG in brown mottled glaze, incised decoration, inscribed to base `Ewenny Pottery 1900` to base, 15cms long¦Condition Report: restored ear and trotter

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    Lot 74

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £400.00

  • Lot 75

    Lot 75

    EWENNY POTTERY MODEL OF A SEATED PIG titled to the back `Y Mochyn Bach` inscribed to the base `Ewenny Pottery`, 16.5cms long¦Condition Report: extensively restored

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    Lot 75

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £250.00

  • Lot 76

    Lot 76

    EWENNY POTTERY MODEL OF A SEATED CAT in mottled yellow glaze, unglazed bow and eyes, incised decoration and title `Pwsi Fach`, 18cms high¦Condition Report: repaired ear

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    Lot 76

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £340.00

  • Lot 77

    Lot 77

    EWENNY POTTERY MODEL OF A SEATED CAT in mustard glaze, incised decoration, untitled, inscribed to base, inscribed `Clay Pits Pottery Ewenny`, 21cms high¦Condition Report: scrapes / chips to foot and ears

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    Lot 77

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £320.00

  • Lot 78

    Lot 78

    EWENNY POTTERY MODEL OF A SEATED CAT in mottled blue glaze, separate front legs, incised decoration including tied bow, untitled, 19cms high¦Condition Report: restored

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    Lot 78

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 79

    Lot 79

    EWENNY SLIPWARE POTTERY VASE DESIGNED BY HORACE ELLIOTT of bottle form with straight-sided expanding neck, rich mustard glaze with sgraffito decoration and chevron panels of slip, made for the dedication of St Matthew`s Church, Pontypridd, 33cms high¦Provenance: see illustration 47 `The Ewenny Potteries` (National Museum of Wales, 1982)¦Condition Report: re-glazed areas, chip to foot and neck

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    Lot 79

    Guide price
    £500 - £1000

    Hammer price £950.00

  • Lot 80

    Lot 80

    EWENNY POTTERY SLIPWARE WATER JUG of tapered form with loop handle, in mustard glaze, naturalistic sgraffito decoration and inscriptions `Gwlad Morgan, Gard Gymru yw hi` (Morgan`s Country, Its the Guard of Wales) and `Deep rivers flow with silent majesty, shallow brooks are noisy`, signed to the base by Evan Jones `E Jones Clay Pits Pottery Bridgend`, circa 1890, 31cms high¦Condition Report: chips to foot

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    Lot 80

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £600.00

  • Lot 81

    Lot 81

    EWENNY POTTERY HEN & CHICKS MONEY BOX of bottle form with hen finial with chick on her back above a raised series of eight small chicks to the shoulder, inscribed `Betty Christopher 1925`, base unmarked, 18cms high¦Condition Report: chips to chicks and minor hairlines to body, secure

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    Lot 81

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 82

    Lot 82

    EWENNY POTTERY SEATED PIG with integral rear legs and separate front, mottled green glaze, sgraffito detailed and sgraffito title to side `Y Mochyn`` (The Pig), base inscribed Ewenny Pottery 1900, 15cms snout to tail¦Condition Report: restoration at ears

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    Lot 82

    Guide price
    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 83

    Lot 83

    A PAIR OF EWENNY POTTERY CANDLESTICKS the basin shaped drip-trays enclosing sconces with flared rims, the bodies of ribbed form with flared circular bases, in mottled blue glaze, both bases incised `Ewenny Pottery 1915`, 25cms high¦Condition Report: one obvious scrape/chip to outside of one drip-tray, minor nicks

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    Lot 83

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 84

    Lot 84

    EWENNY POTTERY OWL JUG in mottled blue glaze, gourd shape with loop handle, the upper section in the form of an owl character and detailed with sgraffito, incised `Clay Pits Pottery Ewenny` to base, 23cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 84

    Guide price
    £100 - £120

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 85

    Lot 85

    A LLANELLY POTTERY CHESTNUT BASKET & STAND of oval form with pierce-work body to the body of the twin-handled basket and border of the stand, painted with tea-roses and stock, designed by Frederick Henshall, 25cms and stand 28cms¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 85

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 86

    Lot 86

    A LLANELLY PLATE SIGNED BY SHUFFLEBOTHAM of circular form with green and red trim, painted with a portrait of a standing lady in Welsh costume being Mari Jones `The Bible Girl`, titled `Wales` to the border, inscribed in green `Llanelly` to the base, intials SWS for Samuel Walter Shufflebotham, 25cms diam¦Auctioneer`s Note: signed pieces such as this were not produced commercially but were meant for members of Shufflebotham`s family or personal circle¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 86

    Guide price
    £4000 - £5000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 87

    Lot 87

    A RARE PAIR OF LLANELLY CANDLESTICKS with circular bases and decorated with pansies, stencilled LLANELLY to base, 24cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems, crazing commensurate with age and type

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    Lot 87

    Guide price
    £1200 - £1800

    Hammer price £1,000.00

  • Lot 88

    Lot 88

    A LLANELLY POTTERY FOUR PIECE CABARET TEA SET painted with Black Cocks strutting on grass, stencilled LLANELLY to base, 24cms high¦Condition Report: small chip to cream jug, unusual line around teapot, please enquire

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    Lot 88

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 89

    Lot 89

    RARE SHAPE LLANELLY POTTERY COFFEE POT having a circular foot, fluted base and spout, spurred loop handle and loose cover, painted with briar-roses all-round, inscribed Llanelly to base, 23cms high¦Condition Report: repaired spout

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    Lot 89

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 90

    Lot 90

    LLANELLY POTTERY JARDINIERE of lobed circular form, painted with wild-blackberries, stencilled Llanelly to base, 22cms diam¦Condition Report: repaired body

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    Lot 90

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £250.00

  • Lot 91

    Lot 91

    A LLANELLY POTTERY MUG painted with a single black cock crowing on grass with speech bubble from beak `Boreoda Chwi` (sic), stencilled LLANELLY mark to base, 7.5cms high¦Condition Report: handle restored

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    Lot 91

    Guide price
    £350 - £450

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 92

    Lot 92

    A LLANELLY POTTERY TEAPOT painted with purple irises, stencilled Llanelly to base, 21cms spout to handle¦Condition Report: incorrect cover

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    Lot 92

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 93

    Lot 93

    A LLANELLY POTTERY TEA CUP & SAUCER painted with single black strutting cock to each element, and both inscribed S J James Llandudoch, stencilled LLANELLY to bases¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 93

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 94

    Lot 94

    TWO PAIRS OF LLANELLY POTTERY COCKEREL TEA-PLATES, 17.5cms and 16cms diam¦Condition Report; crazing, hairlines to the two larger, please enquire

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    Lot 94

    Guide price
    £500 - £600

    Hammer price £500.00

  • Lot 95

    Lot 95

    A LLANELLY POTTERY COCKEREL FRUIT BOWL, 21cms diam¦Condition Report: hairlines / crazing

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    Lot 95

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 96

    Lot 96

    A LLANELLY POTTERY MILK JUG painted with tea-roses and leaves, stencilled Llanelly to base, 8cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 96

    Guide price
    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 97

    Lot 97

    A LLANELLY POTTERY SINGLE-HANDLED SPILL VASE of tapering form, painted with wild-cherries, 15.25cms high¦Condition Report: 3cms hairline from neck

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    Lot 97

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 98

    Lot 98

    A LLANELLY POTTERY CHAMBERSTICK WITH THREE SNUFFERS of circular form with loop handle, painted with plums, 15cms diam¦Condition Report: one snuffer cracked, restored handle

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    Lot 98

    Guide price
    £180 - £250

    Hammer price £170.00

  • Lot 99

    Lot 99

    A LLANELLY POTTERY PLATE painted with single strutting black cock on grass, 20cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems / crazing

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    Lot 99

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 100

    Lot 100

    A LLANELLY POTTERY MUG painted with single tea-rose on branch with leaves, stencilled Llanelly to base, 8.5cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 100

    Guide price
    £120 - £180

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 101

    Lot 101

    A SMALL LLANELLY POTTERY SPILL VASE with faceted body and shaped neck, painted with briar-roses, stencilled Llanelly to base, 16cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 101

    Guide price
    £120 - £180

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 102

    Lot 102

    A LLANELLY POTTERY MUG painted with single black cock strutting on grass, stencilled LLANELLY to base, 7.5cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 102

    Guide price
    £100 - £140

    Hammer price £220.00

  • Lot 104

    Lot 104

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN PLATE attributed to William Pollard, painted with three panels of birds on branches and spray of summer flowers between cobalt blue ground with stylized gilt foliage, stencilled SWANSEA mark to base, 21cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 104

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £480.00

  • Lot 105

    Lot 105

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN TRIO the two footed cups having elevated loop handles, each element painted with flower sprays and gilt palmette motifs, saucer 14cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 105

    Guide price
    £500 - £600

    Hammer price £800.00

  • Lot 106

    Lot 106

    A NANTGARW PORCELAIN TEA CUP & SAUCER painted with bright flower sprays¦Condition Report: no apparent problems

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    Lot 106

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £280.00