Frank Brangwyn (UK 1867-1956) Study for Empress of Britain mural
oil and glazes on four gilded fibreboard panels. Verso: manuscript label: [Study for Empress of Britain / by Frank Brangwyn / lent by Count de Belleroche / insure £200] printed and manuscript label [William de Belleroche Collection / ‘Study for Empress of Britain’]. Each panel 610 x 610mm. Verso one panel painted with portrait of a young woman. Note: The bohemian artist and collector Count William de Belleroche (1913-69) met Brangwyn in 1934; he authored several books on Brangwyn. The RMS Empress of Britain was a luxury ocean liner launched in 1930, Brangwyn painted murals for the Salle Jacques Cartier (First Class dining room).
A rare René Lalique opalescent glass 'Marisa' vase
mould-blown in opalescent white with rows of vertical fish motif, flat spreading top rim, engraved signature 'R. Lalique, France' and model no. 'No. 1002', designed c. 1927.
A René Lalique uncommon 'Perruches' green stained bowl
moulded in relief with 20 perched budgerigars, on blossom ground with green stained highlighting, engraved signature 'R. Lalique', Model #419, c.1931. Dia.250mm.
A 14ct white gold ruby and diamond bracelet
sixteen oval cut rubies claw set with eight of the rubies set with three small diamonds to each side, push clasp with safety catches, TRW 13.28ct, TDW 1.20ct. Gemologist report available.
A marine chronometer by Charles Frodsham
c.1858, the two-day duration timepiece in brass gimbal mounting, the 4" silvered dial marked 'Charles Frodsham, 84 Strand London, No.2898, Roman numerals with subsidiary state-of-wind (56 hour) dial flanked by garter framed crowned medallions: 'By Appointment to the Queen' and ' Gold Medal of Honour/Paris Exn.1855', subs seconds dial at VI. In three-part brass bound mahogany case with glazed mid-section, set with an ivory disc with maker's details and serial number; with 'tipsy' key. 175 x 175 x 180mm.
A Rolex Oyster Perpetual mid-size Datejust bi-metal wristwatch
c.1988, stainless steel and 18ct. yellow gold case and strap, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and gold batons, maker's details to dial, date aperture, the automatic movement with 29 jewels. Working order. Valuation available. In original green leather box with wallet containing booklet and original outer box. Model No. 68273, Serial No. R951875.
A set of six early 20thC copies of Queen Anne walnut dining chairs
with gros point floral embroidered drop in seats, the splat backs with volute scrolls, the cabriole legs and front apron with shell detail, two carvers and four chairs.
A pair of 14ct white gold and diamond stud earrings
each earring with a 1.02ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set on posts for pierced ears, TDW 2.04ct. Gemologist report available.
A modern 18ct. yellow and white gold three-stone diamond ring
the central princess cut diamond of 1.04ct flanked by two emerald cut diamonds totalling 0.82ct. Valuation available.
A 19thC walnut cased Polyphon
along with numerous pierced player discs, the tabletop player with inlaid lid opening to reveal a picture inset under the lid and the mechanism with gilt metal fittings, tempo-regulator and steel player comb. Working order with crank handle. 580 x 520 x 350mm.
A 19thC Maori carved whalebone wahaika
the traditional double lobed spatulate blade with full stylised figure to the back, weku head to the butt, square cut lashing hole, of good weight. L.345mm. Provenance: this item has resided in the one family for three generations. Registered Y20990.
A pair of Art Deco gold diamond and ruby drop earrings
Egyptianesque inspired design in geometric and oval forms with multiple old cut diamonds highlighted with simple square cut rubies. Testing as 18ct. gold, fittings for pierced ears.
A pair of 14ct white gold and diamond stud earrings
each earring with a 1.03ct round brilliant cut diamond claw set on posts for pierced ears, TDW 2.07ct. Gemologist report available.
A pair of Art Deco style 14ct white gold diamond and pearl drop earrings
a 13.88mm round yellow South Sea pearl suspended from an articulated diamond set mount, posts for pierced ears, TDW 2.03ct. Gemologist report available.
An early 20thC E. Dent & Co. 18ct. yellow gold half-hunter pocket watch
with an 18ct. yellow gold Albert chain, the fine machine engraved case with black enamelled Roman numerals to the front, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds dial and maker's details, the fusée chain movement with gold back plate further engraved with maker's details, working order. 65gm. Dia.43mm. Together with an 18ct. yellow gold rail link Albert chain, L.390mm, 28.4gm. Together 93.4gm. In original box.
A good Art Deco 15ct. yellow gold platinum diamond and pearl pendant on chain
the triangular panelled section with three pearl drops incorporating 25 old mixed cut diamonds with TDW of approx. 1.00ct, the chain of rail and circular links. Valuation available.
An 18ct gold and diamond set cross
six double petal and fluted flowers each set with an old mine cut diamond, black enamel embellishments, suspension ring, TDW 2.70ct. Valuation available.
A Georgian bracket clock by Barraud of London
c.1810, in ebonised arched top case with brass beading and bracket feet; the repeating 8-day verge twin fusee movement striking on a steel bell. Silvered dial with strike/silent in the arch, Roman numerals and railtrack minute register, engraved Barraud, London, framed by flowers and a ribbon banderole; the backplate with conforming maker's details, florals and bright cutting; gilt brass fretwork scale panels to the sides, bale carrying handle. H.430mm including handle.
A French industrial steam hammer clock
c.1885; the staple-form case of gilt bronze trimmed sheet-metal raised on a black marble plinth, surmounted by a model piston cylinder connected to a linked control lever to a boilerplate platform on the left; between the legs of the frame a silvered anvil and hammer forms the visible portion of the complex pendulum. The dial signed 'Marcks & Co. Ltd, Bombay & Poona, made in France'; the circular French brass movement numbered 649, bell striking (hammer absent). H.450mm.
An 18ct yellow and white gold emerald and diamond ring
a 6.35ct oval cut dark green emerald claw set to the centre of a diamond encrusted decoratively pierced mount, TDW 0.93ct. Gemologist report available.