The Welsh Sale

Sat 12 September 2020, 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.

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- Telephone Bids (submitted by 1pm Friday 11 September)
- Commission Bids (submitted by 4pm Friday 11 September)
- Buyer's Premium 22%+Vat
- Droit de Suite paid by us
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  • Lot 1

    Lot 1

    VINTAGE TRADITIONAL WELSH WOOLLEN BLANKET with multi-coloured geometric design to a turquoise ground, 202 X 167cms¦Condition Report: no fringe, possibly reduced.¦Provenance: passed through `at least three generations`, Swansea family

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    Lot 1

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 2

    Lot 2

    VINTAGE TRADITIONAL WELSH WOOLLEN BLANKET with pink and black geometric design to a cream ground, corresponding three colour fringe, 208 X 160cms¦Provenance: passed through `at least three generations`, Swansea family

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    Lot 2

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £190.00

  • Lot 3

    Lot 3

    VINTAGE TRADITIONAL WELSH WOOLLEN BLANKET with black, yellow, orange and red geometric design, corresponding four colour fringe, 188 x 216cms¦Provenance: passed through `at least three generations`, Swansea family

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    Lot 3

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £190.00

  • Lot 4

    Lot 4

    GEORGE II OAK COFFER BACH detachable lid with moulded edge, above triple fielded panel front over base drawer, shaped apron between cabriole feet, 66cms w x 37cms d x 56cms h¦Condition Report: drawer handles missing, side with old worm holes, feet with damage, side with small split, some repairs / new screws or nails.

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    Lot 4

    Guide price
    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 5

    Lot 5

    WELSH JOINED OAK MINIATURE COFFER having a stepped base with carved apron and bracket feet, detachable moulded lid, the front with inlaid four part pinwheel motif and bone escutcheon, circa 1780-1800, 26cms wide at feet x 19cms high ¦Auctioneer`s Note: pinwheel inlay was common in various parts of Wales during this period including Denbighshire and Glamorgan. The inlay here is unusual for each comma not to be joining at the centre

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    Lot 5

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 6

    Lot 6

    TWO VICTORIAN WELSH LANGUAGE WOOLWORK SAMPLERS the smaller by Elizabeth Price 1847, 48 x 37cms (incl. frame) 69 X 74cms (incl. frame)

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    Lot 6

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £240.00

  • Lot 7

    Lot 7

    NINETEENTH CENTURY CARVED SLATE DOORSTOP MODELLED AS A BUREAU with twist quarter column and fixed drawers with brass handles, 25cms high

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    Lot 7

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 8

    Lot 8

    NINETEENTH CENTURY WELSH YEW WOOD BOOK-SLIDE SWEETHEART TOKEN both hinging ends carved with a centre harp, acorns and leaves and the inscription `IAITH ENAID AR EI THANNAU - COFIA FI` (the language of the soul on the harp strings - remember me), 34cms long

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    Lot 8

    Guide price
    £100 - £140

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 9

    Lot 9

    A NINETEENTH CENTURY DYFFRYN OGWEN CARVED SLATE FIREPLACE ORNAMENTATION of horizontal form to be mounted over the fireplace, featuring a centred tavern type Act of Parliament clock, pair of goose-type birds, plants in urns, and fanned circle motifs, circa 1820-1840, 158 x 15cms ¦

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    Lot 9

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £2,200.00

  • Lot 10

    Lot 10

    EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY CILYCWM OAK HIGH DRESSER, CARMARTHENSHIRE, open delft rack with hand wrought iron hooks, on an open pot board base with raised shelf, the top with characteristic outset corners, 179.5 x 44 x 199cms Condition Report: cornice with later hooks, four turned handles with old damage, section of beading missing from lower shelf.

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    Lot 10

    Guide price
    £800 - £1500

    Hammer price £900.00

  • Lot 11

    Lot 11

    FIVE WELSH TOPOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS comprising two volumes of `Cymru: Yn Hanesyddol, Parthedegol a Bywgraphyddol` by Parch. Owen Jones, 1875, later volume of `A History of County of Brecknock` by Theophilus Jones, `The History of Wales` by Rev William Warrington, 1786 and `The National Library of Wales - A Survey of its History, its Contents and its Activities` by W LL Davies, 1937

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    Lot 11

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 12

    Lot 12

    JOHN SPEED antiquarian coloured map - `The Countie of Radnor described and the shyretownes sittuatione`, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1618, inset town plan of Radnor, framed and glazed verso, 39 x 51cms

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    Lot 12

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 13

    Lot 13

    JOHN SPEED antiquarian coloured map - Denbighshire, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610, inset town plan of Denbigh, framed and glazed verso, 37 x 51cms

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    Lot 13

    Guide price
    £80 - £140

    Hammer price £160.00

  • Lot 14

    Lot 14

    JOHN SPEED engraved atlas title-page - entitled `The Second Booke Containing The Principality of Wales...`, John Legatt for William Humble edition, 1646` and, left of fold, `The Names of the Counties...` coloured engraving verso `A Catalogue of Such Princes Sprung from The Royal Stemme...` and with opposing coat-of-arms sheet and inscribed in ink `Sussex, a land flows with milk and honey...`, 39 x 50cms

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    Lot 14

    Guide price
    £80 - £140

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 15

    Lot 15

    JOHN SPEED rare coloured engraved atlas title-pages - entitled `The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine...`, George Humble edition, 1627` and, left of fold, with opposing coat-of-arms leaf, 38 x 51cms

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    Lot 15

    Guide price
    £100 - £150

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 16

    Lot 16

    JOHN SPEED coloured antiquarian map - `Montgomeryshire, Described by Christopher Saxton, Augmented and Published by John Speed and are to be solde in Popes head alley against the Exchange of London, by John Sudbury and George Humbell, Cum Privilegio 1610`, includes Montgomery town plan, verso Alphabetical Table of All Townes`, framed and glazed to verso, 38 x 51cms

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    Lot 16

    Guide price
    £80 - £140

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 17

    Lot 17

    JOHN SPEED coloured antiquarian map - `Penbrokeshyre` (Pembrokeshire) with inset plan of St David`s, John Sudbury and George Humbell, edition 1610, 39 x 52cms

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    Lot 17

    Guide price
    £80 - £140

    Hammer price £240.00

  • Lot 18

    Lot 18

    JOHN BARTHOLOMEW coloured touring road and rail map - `North & South Wales`, circa, 1890, 58 x 42cms

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    Lot 18

    Guide price
    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 19

    Lot 19

    JOHN SPEED double engraving map of `Glamorganshyre`, with plans of `Cardyfe` and `Landaffe`, hand-coloured, Sudbury & Humble edition, 1610, 38 x 51cm (framed, enclosed back)

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    Lot 19

    Guide price
    £150 - £250

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 20

    Lot 20

    - 23 NO LOT

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    Lot 20

    Guide price
    £0 - £0

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 24

    Lot 24

    A LLANELLY POTTERY MOCHA WARE MEASURED PINT TANKARD decorated with sponged trees to coloured bands, Victoria cypher with number 458, stencilled PINT, 12cms high¦Condition Report: small chip to base rim, barely viewable from side.

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    Lot 24

    Guide price
    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 25

    Lot 25

    THREE NINETEENTH CENTURY WELSH POTTERY PLATES comprising a Llanelly wild rose painted plate, 22cms diam, a Llanelly plum decorated plate (stained) and a Cambrian creamware plate with Pardoe-painted border

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    Lot 25

    Guide price
    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 26

    Lot 26

    THREE VARIOUS LLANELLY POTTERY SPONGE WARE MUGS and another

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    Lot 26

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £190.00

  • Lot 27

    Lot 27

    A LLANELLY COCKEREL PLATE typically decorated with sponged leaves to the border, believed to have been decorated by `Auntie Sal` Sarah Jane Roberts, 25cms diam¦Condition Report: a very clean, clear and non-damaged or crazed example.

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    Lot 27

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £240.00

  • Lot 28

    Lot 28

    LLANELLY POTTERY COCKEREL PLATE continuous sponged acorn border, 25cms diam. ¦Condition Report: minor rim fritting and minor glaze bubbles to front.

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    Lot 28

    Guide price
    £250 - £350

    Hammer price £220.00

  • Lot 29

    Lot 29

    THREE LLANELLY POTTERY COCKEREL PLATES & SIMILAR DISH comprising small plate, 22cms diam, large dinner plate 24.5cms diam and a shallow bowl / dish, 24.5cms diam

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    Lot 29

    Guide price
    £600 - £800

    Hammer price £550.00

  • Lot 30

    Lot 30

    LLANELLY POTTERY ROSE BOWL painted with tea roses and foliage, circular footed with crimped rim, the concave cover with a series of drilled stem holders, inscribed Llanelly Pottery 1911 to base, 25.5cms diam¦Condition Report: in good order, professional restoration to cover, small flake to rim of base.

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    Lot 30

    Guide price
    £1700 - £2000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 31

    Lot 31

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY DINNER PLATE BY SHUFFLEBOTHAM painted with pink and white briar roses on a branch with leaves within two black borders, inscribed `Irene` to border, signed with initials, 22cms diam

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    Lot 31

    Guide price
    £1200 - £1800

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 32

    Lot 32

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY DINNER PLATE painted with a standing figure of Mari Jones over the inscription `The land of the leek`, inscribed LLANELLY to base, 24cms diam¦Auctioneer`s Note: In 1800 Mari Jones, the 15 year old daughter of a weaver, walked 25 miles barefoot and across mountains to buy a Bible from Reverend Thomas Charles of Bala.¦Condition Report: no apparent problems.

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    Lot 32

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 33

    Lot 33

    FIVE-PIECE LLANELLY POTTERY CABARET SET of tray, teapot, cup and saucer, cream-jug and sugar-basin, painted with tea-roses by Shufflebotham, tray marked LLANELLY, 33cms long¦Condition Report: nick to cream jug, parts of teapot very crazed, some discolouration and crazing to other elements particularly tray, very good overall.

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    Lot 33

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 34

    Lot 34

    LLANELLY POTTERY WAISTED VASE PAINTED WITH BLACKBERRIES on branches with leaves, 21cms high¦Condition Report: restoration.

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    Lot 34

    Guide price
    £800 - £1200

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 35

    Lot 35

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY BREAD PLATE painted with pansies, the interior of fluted form, the sloped exterior with moulded inscription `Where Reason Rules the Appetite Obeys`, inscribed to base Llanelly Art Pottery, 33cms¦Condition Report: discolouration and crazing, flakes, no problems structurally.

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    Lot 35

    Guide price
    £450 - £550

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 36

    Lot 36

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY DINNER PLATE PAINTED WITH TWO STRUTTING BLACK COCKS on sponged green grass, inscribed LLANELLY to base, 24.5cms diam¦Condition Report: hairline.

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    Lot 36

    Guide price
    £400 - £600

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 37

    Lot 37

    LLANELLY POTTERY COCKEREL PLATE being an excellent example with full decoration to the interior, neat sponged border, 25cms diam¦Condition Report: no apparent problems.

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    Lot 37

    Guide price
    £400 - £500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 38

    Lot 38

    LLANELLY POTTERY TEA PLATE PAINTED WITH TWO STRUTTING BLACK COCKS inscribed to border S J James, Llandudoch, probably one of a kind, printed with LLANELLY to base, 17.5cms¦Condition Report: no apparent problems, very fresh.

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    Lot 38

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 39

    Lot 39

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY JARDINIERE painted with seven strutting black cocks on sponged grass, lobed rim, 17cms high, 19.5cms diam¦Condition Report: restored having been broken to several pieces.

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    Lot 39

    Guide price
    £400 - £500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 40

    Lot 40

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY MUG PAINTED WITH CHERRIES ON A BRANCH the body inscribed `A present for Merveny L Jones, Llanelly 1914`, base printed Llanelly, 7.5cms high¦Condition Report: two hairlines.

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    Lot 40

    Guide price
    £450 - £550

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 41

    Lot 41

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY GONDOLA SHAPED BOWL painted with two apples on a branch, 25cms¦Condition Report: professional restoration.

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    Lot 41

    Guide price
    £300 - £400

    Hammer price £260.00

  • Lot 42

    Lot 42

    LLANELLY POTTERY TUREEN painted with briar roses, the cover with `DP` monogram, twin handles to body and loop handle to cover, printed LLANELLY mark to base, 21cms handle to handle¦Condition Report: extensively restored.

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    Lot 42

    Guide price
    £300 - £350

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 43

    Lot 43

    RARE LLANELLY POTTERY MUG PAINTED WITH AN APPLE on a branch with leaves, stencilled Llanelly to base, 9cms high¦Condition Report: restored rim.

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    Lot 43

    Guide price
    £220 - £280

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 44

    Lot 44

    LLANELLY POTTERY TOILET JUG painted with roses, bellied and fluted body over a circular lobed foot and with loop handle, 31cms high¦Condition Report: extensive professional restoration.

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    Lot 44

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 45

    Lot 45

    LLANELLY POTTERY PRESERVE POT & COVER painted with briar roses, of circular form with everted rim and domed cover with knop, 11.5cms diam¦Condition Report: crazed and discoloured.

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    Lot 45

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 46

    Lot 46

    SMALL LLANELLY POTTERY MUG PAINTED WITH PLUMS on a branch, stencilled Llanelly to base, 7cms high

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    Lot 46

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £220.00

  • Lot 47

    Lot 47

    LLANELLY POTTERY SIDE-PLATE PAINTED WITH STRUTTING BLACK COCK on sponged grass within two green borders, 20cms diam¦Condition Report: crazed, hairline, discoloured.

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    Lot 47

    Guide price
    £70 - £80

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 48

    Lot 48

    LLANELLY POTTERY MEAT PLATTER painted with briar roses with leaves, of rounded form, 41cms¦Condition Report: crazed and large rim chip.

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    Lot 48

    Guide price
    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 49

    Lot 49

    EWENNY POTTERY TYG lime green glazed and inscribed in sgraffito `Dwfr lestr yr hen Gymru 1677` (Old Wales Water Vessel), having six loop handles, 15cms high¦Condition Report: no apparent problems.

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    Lot 49

    Guide price
    £50 - £100

    Hammer price £170.00

  • Lot 50

    Lot 50

    NO LOT

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    Lot 50

    Guide price
    £0 - £0

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 51

    Lot 51

    PAIR OF SWANSEA PORCELAIN PLATES having moulded floral borders, gilt rims and centred painted and gilded crests for the arms of Manners-Sutton, stencilled SWANSEA to based of both, 20.5cms diam¦Auctioneer`s Note: Charles Manners-Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, GCB, PC (9 January 1780 - 21 July 1845), British Tory politician, served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1817 to 1835¦Provenance: private collection, London, formerly Elis Jenkins collection Neath (label)

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    Lot 51

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 52

    Lot 52

    NANTGARW PORCELAIN PLATE painted with sprays of colourful flowers and insects, gilt dentil rim, impressed mark NANT GARW CW to base, 21cms diam¦Provenance: private collection, London

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    Lot 52

    Guide price
    £500 - £800

    Hammer price £700.00

  • Lot 53

    Lot 53

    A SWANSEA PORCELAIN SHALLOW DISH FOR THE `LYSAGHT` SERVICE the interior decorated with a large basket of garden flowers on a pedestal by Henry Morris within a cobalt blue & gilded pattern border, 24.5cms diam¦Condition Report: wear and surface scratches only, commensurate with age.

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    Lot 53

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £600.00