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Thursday 30 May 2019

Commencing at 11:00am

Leamington Spa Auction Centre


Saturday 25th May – 10am - 2pm,
Tuesday 28th May - 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 29th May – 9am - 7pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

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Thursday sales of Antiques and Collectors items are held bi-monthly at our Leamington Spa saleroom. These sales incorporate a range of Antique Furniture, Pictures, Ceramics & Glass, Silver, Metalware, Boxes and Caddies, Militaria and other collector’s items are offered for sale.506

A Russian silver and parcel gilt tankard by Ovchinnikov. The body with two niello-work oval panels depicting scenes of the Kremlin and St. Basil’s cathedral, surrounded by scrolling decoration and separated by a series of bands with gothic Cyrillic script beneath the lid. The lid itself featuring a bifurcated thumb piece and further scrolling and medallion decoration. Marked to base for 84 zolotnik silver. Moscow 1888. Makers mark for Pavel Akimov Ovchinnikov. Assay master probably Viktor Vasilyevich Savinsky.  Approx weight 660g, h. 14.5 cm. Estimate £5000 – £8000

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306_1A Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) awarded to Flight-Lieutenant Donald Leslie Ward of R.A.F.V.R. 96th squadron of Walsgrave for his ‘high standard of skill and efficiency’ including destroying three enemy aircraft and nine flying bombs and also saving the lives of the crew of a Wellington bomber. The medal itself is dated 1944 on the reverse and housed in its original box. Also included is a selection of newspaper clippings concerning the recipient and his actions along with his RAF officers cloth cap badge. Estimate £1000 – £1500


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A Lachenal & Co 'The Edeophone' concertina, the fretwork ends having 48 buttons. Numbered 60031, RD number 129662. Housed in the original leather case with later stickers to exterior

Sold for £1,400

A pair of early 20th century Japanese vases of cuboid form, the narrow necks with Satsuma decoration over brightly coloured tapering bodies, six character marks to bases, h. 30 cm

Sold for £600

A 1915 Austrian 100 Corona gold coin (restrike), in a yellow metal mount.

Sold for £1,000

A 'lifesize' model Dalek, with electronic components on castors, h. 162 cm, w. 91 cm, d. 122 cm

Sold for £1,500

A George V silver mounted claret jug in the form of a cockatoo, the silver head and feet mounted on a white ceramic body by Copeland Spode. Hallmarked for Sheffield 1913, makers mark for Asprey & Co Ltd. A/F

Sold for £1000

A late 16th/17th century Nuremberg steel casket of rectangular form. The panel with elaborately engraved figures of ladies and gentleman surrounded by scrolling foliage and borders, the interior with a three point locking mechanism, l. 22 cm, d. 10.5 cm, h. 12 cm

Sold for £1200

An early 20th century oak table cutlery cabinet by Finnigans containing a large selection of silver and steel cutlery to include ivory handled fish cutlery, mother of pearl handled fruit cutlery, egg spoons, table forks, soup spoons, tea spoons, soup ladle, grape scissors, table spoons, nutcrackers etc. Various hallmarks, mostly Sheffield. Approx weight of unweighted silver items 4416g

Sold for £1350

An early 20th century American Columbia Phonograph Company Graphophone type N, No.43389, with a coin operated mechanism housed in a glazed oak case with a brass horn and two reproduction advertising boards, along with a black case containing twenty wax cylinders, h. 41 cm, w.38 cm, d. 23 cm

Sold for £2500

A Georgian and later mahogany dwarf linen press, the top over two cupboard doors with dummy drawers enclosing four linen slides on bracket feet, h. 94 cm, w. 134 cm, d. 62 cm

Sold for £420

A late 17th century/early 18th century delftware charger with polychrome decoration depicting a gentleman waving goodbye to his lover with a castle visible on the hill in the background, dia. 34 cm

Sold for £480

A large Japanese Meiji period satsuma ginger jar profusely decorated with gilt painted and relief moulded figures of deities in natural scenes. Character mark to base, together with a hardwood stand, h. 37 cm

Sold for £420

An early 20th century German tin plate clockwork fire engine in red and orange livery with four seated fire men, working extending ladder and clock work mechanism with ringing bells, the tyres marked S.G. Cord and S.G. to engine grill, in original box, good condition,
h. 19 cm, l. 43 cm

Sold for £800

A WWI medal group named to 11460 W.O. C.L.2. A. Clarke, Royal Warwickshire regiment. The group comprising of a George V Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and a later Warwick Fire Brigade 10 years service medal. Together with medal bar, spare ribbons and a selection of photographs of Arthur Clarke including as a solder and in later life as a fireman

Sold for £1,300

Daisy Makeig-Jones for Wedgwood, a large Fairyland lustre pedestal bowl, the exterior in the Woodland Bridge pattern, the interior in the Poplar Trees pattern, richly decorated in multiple colours with gilt detailing. Printed Wedgwood mark to base, dia. 28 cm, h. 14.5 cm

Sold for £800

A late 19th century state chair made for the Prince of Wales (to become Edward VII) for his state visit to Warwick castle during the Royal Show and made by J Plucknnett & Co. of Warwick. The chair is covered in crimson frise velvet and surmounted by carved lions holding shields monogrammed A E ( Albert Edward ). The crest of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales is embroidered to the back. The chair is mentioned in 'The Woodcarvers of Warwick' by Ann Stevens, h. 103 cm, w. 55 cm, d. 58 cm

Sold for £1000

A large pair of early 20th century Japanese cloisonne enamel vases of hexagonal form, abundantly decorated with wild flowers on a black ground, h. 46 cm

Sold for £1300

J. Pollenting (19th Century), 'The Grand Canal, Venice', signed, oil on canvas, 57 x 81 cm

Sold for £2100

A George III mahogany, marquetry and tulipwood banded serpentine knife box, the sloping lid lifting to reveal a vacant interior on ogee bracket feet, h. 39 cm, w. 23 cm, d. 31 cm

Sold for £220

A limited edition Parker fountain pen made form the brass recovered from the liner RMS Queen Elizabeth which sank in Hong Kong harbour, 1972, following a fire. The pen itself with a 14ct gold nib and complete with accompanying presentation box and certificate No. 1896/5000. Together with a facsimile 1938 Cunard White Star invitation to the launch of said ship at Clydebank

Sold for £460

A late 17th century and later walnut, herring bone strung and crossbanded cabinet, the quarter veneered top over two cupboard doors enclosing a bank of eleven drawers on bracket feet, h. 102 cm, w. 104 cm, d. 55 cm

Sold for £480