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SE PT E M B E R 4th  Old Masters, British & European Paintings The Warner Collection of 17th  British Delftware 18th & 19th

Tribal Art & Antiquities

O CT O B E R 2nd  Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

Managing Director

Non-Executive Director

English & European Ceramics 15  & Glass

John Axford MRICS ASFAV

Clive Stewart-Lockhart FRICS FRSA

Natalie Milsted FCCA

Paul Viney ASFAV

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Design 16th  Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu 29th & 30th  31st

Fine Jewellery

NOVEMBER 12th & 13th  Asian Art, Fine Chinese Paintings & Japanese Works of Art 20th

Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour

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Insurance & Probate Valuations

Finance & Compliance

Insurance & Probate Valuations

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CONTENTS 1

Chairman’s Valete

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Chairman’s Career Auction Highlights

20th Century Design

Chinese Paintings

English & European Ceramics & Glass

Michael Jeffery

Freya Yuan-Richards

Clare Durham

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Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks

Japanese Works of Art

Jewellery

Mark Yuan-Richards

Alexandra Aguilar

Marielle Whiting FGA

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Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour

Paintings

Silver

22 Fine Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy

Ned Cowell

Victor Fauvelle

Rupert Slingsby

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Tribal Art & Antiquities

Office

Will Hobbs

Janice Clift

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Dates may be subject to change.

16 Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu 18 Fine Jewellery

Front Cover. A Marquesas Islands U’u war club, early 19th century, 146cm long. Provenance: Elijah Armitage, 1781-1863. Estimate: £10,000 – 20,000

Right. A Scottish parcel-gilt silver model of a three-masted galleon, by Brook and Son, Edinburgh 1912. Detail. Provenance: John Entwistle (1944-2002) from The Who. Thence via descent to the current owner. Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000

Back Cover. A fine Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover, 26.5cm high. Provenance: The Daryl Fromm collection. Estimate: £30,000 – 50,000

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26 Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour 28 British Art Pottery – The Martin Brothers Potters 30 British Art Pottery 32 Modern British & 20th Century Art 34 Sale Review 38 News & Events Visit woolleyandwallis.co.uk/buying for additional charges on final hammer price.


John Axford and Paul Viney in front of the Chinese scroll painting by Zhang Daqian that sold for £2.64million* in our Asian Art sale in May 2019.

Chairman’s Valete At the end of August I shall be standing down as Chairman. John Axford will succeed me while continuing as head of our Asian Art department. In addition, Clive StewartLockhart will become Deputy Chairman, Natalie Milsted is our new Managing Director and the head of our picture department Victor FauvelIe becomes an Associate Director. I congratulate them all on their appointments. I’m delighted to say that I shall continue to be involved in the salerooms as a Non-Executive Director, working 2-3 days a week, principally carrying out insurance and probate valuations and inspections. It is an aspect of the job that I have always enjoyed and I much look forward to my new role. I shall also continue to take auctions as and when required.

*Price includes buyer’s premium.

Having been Chairman for 20 years it’s surely high time I made way for the next generation. During that period, thanks to the commitment and expertise of our staff and the support and trust of our clients, we have expanded gradually – and on occasion spectacularly - and are now widely regarded as the leading regional saleroom in the UK. Over the last decade we have consistently been the highest-grossing fine art auctioneer outside London and of the 14 lots sold in excess of £1million in UK regional salerooms, we have had the pleasure of selling 11 of them. That having been said, the last thing we can do is rest on our laurels or become complacent and I know that all our staff will be working very hard to ensure that we continue to offer great lots for

sale while giving a first-class service to all our vendors and buyers. It has been a huge privilege - as well as a lot of fun - to have led the company for the last two decades and I am very confident that with our new management in place, the salerooms will continue to thrive and prosper. Paul Viney

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Paul Viney picks some of the highlights of his 20 years as Chairman 1

The Pelham Water Buffalo. Sold for £4.2 million* in 2009.

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An important and previously unrecorded American porcelain teapot attributed to John Bartlam. Sold for £575,000* in 2018.

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A pair of early 20th century natural pearl and diamond drop earrings. Sold for £1.6 million* in 2012.

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A pair of James II silver candlesticks. Sold for £77,000* in 2018. 1. This magnificent Qianlong jade buffalo is the most expensive lot ever sold in a regional saleroom. Enough said. 2. At the time of selling, these were the largest pair of natural pearl earrings ever to appear at auction. They were originally bought in the 1920s by the exiled King of Romania for his mistress. 3. Identified by my colleague Clare Durham as the earliest known American porcelain teapot, made in South Carolina in the 1760s. It was originally bought by our vendor for £15 at an auction in the Midlands. The purchaser at our sale was the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Keith Vaughan (1912-1977) Sunbathers. Sold for £151,000* in 2017.

4. Belonging to an old friend of mine, Rupert Slingsby and I first saw these outstanding James II candlesticks in Hoares Bank in the City. 5. Keith Allison was a good friend and when he passed we were fortunate enough to sell his wonderful collection of Modern British paintings which included this figural oil by Keith Vaughan.

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*Price includes buyer’s premium.


6. A magnificent example of a Martin Brothers bird. They always divide opinion, some love them, some hate them!

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7. I knew Michael and Diane Nolte for thirty years and in 2007 we had a wonderful single owner sale of their collection, which included this George III ivory and tortoiseshell tea caddy. 8. Discovered in a box of miscellaneous coins brought in by a client, this American 1796 half cent coin was one of only 1,390 produced.

A George III tortoiseshell and ivory oval tea caddy. Sold for £23,000* in 2007.

9. I appeared on the Antiques Roadshow for twenty years and the then presenter, Michael Aspel, was a joy to work with.

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10. Every November for twenty-six years I had huge fun co-hosting the Children in Need Auctions live on Radio 2 with Terry Wogan. Overall, we raised in excess of £5 million for the charity. 11. It was a great privilege to be Master of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars in 2018/19.

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A Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover. Sold for £91,000* in 2014.

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A 1796 USA half-cent. Sold for £225,000* in 2013.

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OLD MASTERS, BRITISH & EUROPEAN PAINTINGS 4th September 2019

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SPECIALISTS: VICTOR FAUVELLE  +44 (0) 1722 446 961 vf@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

ED BEER  +44 (0) 1722 446 962 eb@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

HANNAH VERNON  +44 (0) 1722 446 970 hv@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

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1. Philip Reinagle RA (1749-1833)

Dominic Serres RA (French 1722-1793) English fleet in calm waters Signed and dated 1788 Oil on panel 33.7 x 49.3 cm; 13½ x 19½in Provenance: Crichel House, Dorset. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

Portrait of a Percheron and his groom at the Simonds brewery, Reading Signed with initials and dated 1813 Oil on canvas 69.5 x 89cm; 27¼ x 35in Provenance: Simonds Brewery, later Courage Brewery, Reading; with Oscar and Peter Johnson Ltd, 1986; from whom purchased by the present private collector. Estimate: £5,000 – 8,000

2. Addison Thomas Millar (American 1860-1913) An Oriental Shop Signed and marked with the artist’s thumbprint, and dated 07, titled, initialled and marked with thumbprint to verso Oil on canvas 46 x 61.5cm; 18 x 24¼in Estimate: £3,500 – 4,500

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Amongst the highlights of the sale are a group of 18th-century British marine works, including examples by Peter Monamy (1681-1749), Francis Swaine (1725-1782), Thomas Luny (1759-1837) and Dominic Serres, RA (1722-1793). Serres was actually born in Gascony, France, but such was his influence within the English School of painting, that he became a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768. Before becoming an artist he had been a ship’s captain, and his deep understanding and knowledge of naval subjects shine through in works such as the present one.

3. Sir John Lavery RA, RSA, RHA (Irish, 1856-1941) Little Nell signed, inscribed and dated To Pratt avec Beaucoup de love / John Lavery 85 (lower left) and titled (lower centre) Oil on canvas 35.5 x 45.7cm; 14 x 18in Provenance: Given by the artist to the painter William Pratt (1855-1936); by direct family descent to the present owner. Exhibited: Edinburgh and London, Fine Art Society; Belfast, Ulster Museum; and Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Sir John Lavery RA, 1856-1941, 1984-5, no. 14. Literature: Kenneth McConkey, Sir John Lavery (Canongate Press, Edinburgh, 1993), p.39. Estimate: £7,000 – 10,000

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scenes. Other American paintings include a portrait by John Singleton Copley, RA (1738-1815), and a rediscovered self-portrait by Francis William Edmonds (1806-1863). The Irish painter Sir John Lavery, RA (1856-1941) gave the oil study of a young girl

and her grandfather to his fellow artist William Pratt (1855-1936) in 1885, in whose family it has remained ever since. It was included in the 1984 exhibition dedicated to Lavery, and it relates to another work of the same two figures entitled Youth and Age in the collection of Stonyhurst College.

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The sale also includes a number of works by some of the leading British animal painters of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including James Ward, RA (1769-1859), John Frederick Herring Sr. (1795-1865) and Philip Reinagle, RA (1749-1833). Reinagle’s depiction of a Percheron and a groom reflects his exceptional skill as an equine painter. The work is set in the yard of the Simonds Brewery, Reading (later the Courage Brewery), in whose boardroom it hung until 1986. The American artist Addison Thomas Millar (1860-1913) visited Algeria in 1896, a trip that provided him with rich subject matter for years to come. Two works by him are included in the sale, which capture the vibrant colour and exotic atmosphere of these Orientalist

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THE WARNER COLLECTION OF BRITISH DELFTWARE 17th September 2019

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SPECIALIST: CLARE DURHAM  +44 (0) 1722 424 507 cd@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

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2 (left). A London delftware blue

3. A garniture of three delftware drug

A rare and early delftware Fecundity dish, dated 1638, 49.6cm. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

dash tulip charger, c.1700, 34cm. Estimate: £1,000 – 1,500

jars, mid 18th century. Estimate: £500 – 800

2 (right). A Brislington delftware blue dash tulip charger, c.1680, 35cm. Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000

4. A London delftware blue dash

1. A large and early delftware posset pot, probably Bristol, c.1695-1700, 21cm high. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

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The Warner Collection of British Delftware fuses objects of both academic interest and broad aesthetic appeal, with a focus on combining variations of form and pattern.

Royal charger, painted with a portrait of Queen Anne, c.1702, 30cm. Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000

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Professor Sir Frederick “Ned” Warner (1910-2010) started his collection in the 1950s, buying primarily at auction and sourcing a good number of pieces from the sales of notable ceramic academics and collectors including F H Garner, Sir Gilbert Mellor and Louis L Lipski. Several of the items are illustrated in established reference works on the subject, including the collection’s main highlight – a moulded ‘Fecundity’ dish dated 1638 – which features in Michael Archer & Louis Lipski’s book Dated English Delftware and was made just five years after the earliest recorded dish of 1633. The collection also boasts a number of blue dash chargers from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, including royal subjects and the popular theme of the Temptation of Adam and Eve, allowing a fascinating comparison of the different handling of the subject between different factories and over a period of some 50 years.

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Sir Frederick himself had a long and fascinating life working as a chemical engineer; a role that included the production of nitric acid for the government, installing fog dispersal units at RAF stations and improving methods of penicillin production. A committed antiwar campaigner, who helped break up a Nazi rally in Schleswig Holstein in 1934, his expertise saw him (at the age of 76) lead the first international team into Chernobyl to assess the damage caused by the reactor meltdown. What he saw inspired him to create a task force of chemical experts (Volunteers for Ionising Radiation) who would be prepared to enter dangerous situations and carry out essential analysis. He insisted that all volunteers should be over the age of 65 as they had “less to lose” should something go wrong. On his death in 2010 his collection passed to his wife of 52 years, Lady Warner, who has now decided to sell the vast majority of pieces, many of which appear on the market for the first time in more than half a century.

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TRIBAL ART & ANTIQUITIES HEADING 18thXXth & 19th September Month XXXX2019

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SPECIALIST: WILL HOBBS  +44 (0) 1722 339 752 wh@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

“Always the same thing and yet never the same thing” was how Paul Gauguin described the tiki figures and schematic patterns seen across the whole range of Marquesan material culture. The powerful U’u war club illustrated on the front cover exemplifies his observation; the form is that of a stylised figure, but the decoration from one to another is slightly different, all with tiki heads and faces on both sides. The three main relief tiki heads represent eyes and a nose, and on one side below the nose tiki is a lizard, found on only a small group of these clubs. The tattoo like bands below represent more stylised figures. Made of Toa wood, a very hard wood which in itself would have been a considerable task to carve and a hardy weapon for the high-status warrior using it. They were collected by Elijah Armitage whilst in Tahiti between 1821 and 1836. Armitage sailed with his pregnant wife with the aim to teach the Polynesians to spin and weave cotton on behalf of the London Missionary Society. This venture failed but he stayed in the South Seas for a considerable time and managed to amass a fine collection, trading with the inhabitants of Tahiti and the surrounding islands. When he did return to Manchester in 1836, with his collection and his family that had extended to eight children, some of the artefacts were placed with the Missionary Society, whilst other remained with him and were subsequently passed down the family line. Illustrated opposite, the carved detail to the underside of this Zulu platter (of the raised nodules) is known as amasumpa and represents a herd of cattle seen from above, with the four legs and curve of the handle stylising the animal further. Cattle, humans and ancestors are all closely linked and the use of this platter at important ceremonies would have strengthened these ties. Also included in this sale are the row of Greek skyphoi, two handled wine cups, from Southern Italy and dating to 4th century BC; all naively decorated with an owl either side.

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1. Three Malagan posts

2. A Sioux pipe bag

A Zulu meat platter South Africa 19th century 43.5cm long. Detail. Estimate: £500 – 700

New Ireland, Melanesia Early 20th century 113cm, 144cm and 104cm high. Estimates from £500 – 1,500

Plains, North America Late 19th/early 20th century 104cm long. Provenance: Samuel Mason Collection, Scotland. Estimate: £300 – 400

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They are part of the collection of the late Ingrid McAlpine who, along with her husband Bruce, were one of London’s most prominent Antiquities dealers throughout the 1970s to the 1990s. A recent trip to Scotland led me to a hidden room and the discovery of the Samuel Mason collection of North American Art; formed

3. A collection of Greek red-figure owl skyphoi and a spouted jug South Italian, circa 4th century BC 3.4cm – 8.8cm high. Provenance: Ingrid McAlpine, 1939-2018, London and Epsom. Estimates from £80 – 400

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from a childhood fascination of the New World and the mis-representation of the American Indians in Hollywood ‘B’ movies and books. The Sacred Circles Art Council Exhibition in London in 1976, which Samuel spent two days soaking up, was the springboard needed to start collecting. Included are pipe bags, rifle cases, clubs, clothing, tomahawks, awl cases, pouches and jewellery.

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FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART & CLOCKS 2nd October 2019

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SPECIALISTS: MARK YUAN-RICHARDS  +44 (0) 1722 411 854 myr@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

JAMES GALE  +44 (0) 1722 339 161

Opposite. A selection of items to feature in our 2nd October sale. Estimates from £300 – 5,000

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As an auctioneer and valuer for nearly 20 years, I am still surprised and sometimes astonished that we consistently manage to fill our sales with interesting, rare and unusual items. After our successful July auction, I was concerned that we might not have sufficient lots for our October sale, however this worry was soon extinguished when I received a call from a long-standing client in the West Country. The house was a modest, modern abode which didn’t prepare me for the fact that it was stuffed to the gunwales with a lifetime’s collection of treen, porcelain, needleworks, boxes and country furniture. Two subsequent visits with a large van and our sale had swelled by almost two hundred lots.

1. A George III ‘Sheraton’ satinwood breakfront bookcase, 208.3cm high. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000

3. A late 19th century French

2. A Mughal Indian ivory

4. A pair of 18th century

inlaid cabinet on stand, late 17th/early 18th century, 131.5cm high. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000

Italian Venetian giltwood lanterns, 91.5cm high. Provenance: The Millais Family. Estimate: £1,000 – 1,500

brass and porcelain mounted carriage clock, 14.5cm. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

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enchanting device is characteristic of the reign of Shah Jahan and can be found decorating buildings erected by the Emperor. Similar examples can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Another highlight of the October sale is a small private collection of Georgian furniture, which includes the wonderful Sheraton breakfront bookcase (featured above) veneered in rich honey coloured West Indian satinwood. The collection also includes a good George III urn stand, an early George III kneehole desk and an unusual oval three-tier whatnot. The Indian cabinet featured above is a rare survivor from the late 17th century and was probably made in Sindh or Gujarat. It is beautifully inlaid with flowers and reflects the high Mughal style of setting rows of flowering plants in alternating patterns on a plain ground. This

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ENGLISH HEADING & EUROPEAN CERAMICS & GLASS XXth Month XXXX 15th October 2019

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SPECIALIST: CLARE DURHAM  +44 (0) 1722 424 507

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A few highlights from the Jean Lucas Collection of 18th century English Porcelain.

2. A Derby botanical sauce tureen and cover, c.1790, 22cm wide. Estimate: £200 – 300

1. A rare Samuel Gilbody (Liverpool) blue and white teabowl and saucer, 12.7cm. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

3. A matched Derby set of the Four Seasons, c.1765, 28cm high. Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000

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Included in the sale on 15th October is the Jean Lucas Collection of 18th century English Porcelain. Predominantly Worcester from the first three decades of the factory’s output, the collection also includes a number of pieces from the century’s other key factories, including Bow, Chelsea and Liverpool. Jean was an enthusiastic

collector of English porcelain for almost 50 years, having caught the bug from her father-inlaw, Victor John Lucas, himself a keen collector and an auctioneer. She purchased her first piece in 1969, and her last in 2018, amassing over almost half a century a collection that includes a number of academic rarities.

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Around thirty lots from a private collection of Derby will also feature, with a range of pieces from both the 18th and 19th centuries, and a further private collection of blue and white includes rarities from factories such as Lund’s Bristol and Samuel Gilbody.

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HEADING DESIGN XXth Month XXXX 16th October 2019

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SPECIALIST: MICHAEL JEFFERY  +44 (0) 1722 424 505

Nella O Nasin a Lenci Pottery figure, 40cm high. Estimate: £2,000 – 4,000

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A rare, possibly unique, Wedgwood Malfrey pot and cover designed by Daisy Makeig Jones, 17cm high. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000 A Waring & Gillow Ltd library table designed by Serge Chermayeff, 157cm wide. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000 Family Group, a rayon head-square by Henry Moore, 84cm square. Estimate: £500 – 1,000

The auction includes all aspects of 20th century design from the Arts and Crafts movement to the present day. Glass, ceramics and textiles mixed with furniture, metal ware, jewellery and sculpture from designers including Clarice Cliff, Lalique, Georg Jensen and Alvar Aalto.

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1. A silver-plated hot-water jug designed by C.F.A Voysey, 25cm high. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

4. An American Modernistic three piece coffee set designed by Elwood North Cornell, 22cm high. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000

2. The Red Shawl an ebonised wood sculpture by Louis Richard Garbe, 136cm high. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

5. Eternal Prayer a Lalique glass panel designed by Damien Hirst, (number 9 of 20), 37 x 41cm. Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000

3. Dreaming an ivory figure by Ferdinand Preiss, 13cm high. Estimate: £6,000 – 7,000

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FINE HEADING SILVER & OBJECTS OF VERTU XXth Month XXXX

29th & 30th October 2019

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SPECIALISTS: RUPERT SLINGSBY  +44 (0) 1722 424 501

Opposite. An early 17th century German silver-gilt tankard, by Peter Wiber, Nürnberg, circa 1620, engraved with three interpretations of prints by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), titled ‘Festina Lente’ (more haste, less speed), ‘Sic Orbis Iter’ (two steps forward one step back), and ‘Sic Cedere iuvat’, (so give assists), height 14cm. Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000

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LUCY CHALMERS  +44 (0) 1722 424 594 lc@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

2. By Leslie Durbin, a modern silver rose bowl, London 1985, diameter 19.5cm. Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000

5. A silver model of a hippopotamus, by E. Barnard and Sons, London 1973, length 17.8cm. Estimate: £300 – 500

3. By Gilbert Marks, a late Victorian Arts and Crafts silver two-handled tazza, London 1897/8, also signed to base ‘Gilbert Marks’, ‘98’, height 34.5cm, diameter 25cm. Estimate: £6,000 – 8,000

6. A Queen Anne silver wine taster, by John Cole, London probably 1706, diameter 9.5cm. Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000

7. A George III Scottish silver punch bowl,

1. Brighton Pavilion interest, a rare

4. Designed by Guy Taplin, a modern

George IV silver caddy spoon, by Robert Mitchell, Birmingham 1825, length 6.5cm. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

silver model of a woodcock, made by P.E, Birmingham 2000, length 29.6cm. Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000

by Milne and Campbell, Glasgow 1770-80, diameter 31.3cm, height 16.5cm. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000

8. A Scottish parcel-gilt silver model of a three-masted galleon, by Brook and Son, Edinburgh 1912, length 66cm, height on plinth 69cm. Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000

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One of the highlights of the Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu sale is a Scottish parcel-gilt silver galleon by Brook and Son, 1912. Measuring 66cm long and 69cm high and weighing 192oz troy, the galleon is an impressive item, complete with rigging, intricate deck details, 42 canon, and a gilded figurehead and stern. It has an equally impressive provenance, once belonging to John Entwistle (1944-2002) and then via descent to the current owner. Purchased from Harrods, Knightsbridge in the 1970s. John Entwistle was the original bass guitarist for the rock band The Who. He died on the 27 June 2002, one day before the first scheduled show of The Who’s 2002 United States Tour.

to a wider audience in an easily accessible written form. The resulting publication, Embematica Politica, was printed in 1617. The closing date for entries into the sale is 6th September.

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Alongside this is a private collection of wine tasters consisting of over 90 lots including silver, ceramic, glass and treen examples, with dates ranging from the 17th century through to the modern day. A particular feature of the sale is a striking early 17th century German silver-gilt tankard, by Peter Wiber, Nürnberg, circa 1620. The tankard is engraved with three interpretations of allegorical prints by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). In 1613, the Great Hall of Nürnberg was renovated and a series of 32 emblems were painted into the window niches which were taken from Dürer’s existing earlier programme. They were a compact expression of social justice and good government with the sayings under each written by Georg Rem (Remus). Soon after the completion of the renovations, the emblems were seen by the engraver and printer Peter Iselburg (1580-1630). Their civic message made such an impact on Iselburg, he felt compelled to relay their message

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FINEHEADING JEWELLERY XXth 31st October Month XXXX 2019

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3. A 29.70ct yellow sapphire ring.

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Estimate: £15,000 – 20,000

4. A late Victorian diamond necklace. Estimate: £15,000 – 20,000

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1. A pair of diamond drop earrings 4.61 and 4.77 carats each. Estimate: £80,000 – 120,000

5. A George III rare 22ct gold staff of office

2. A pair of Edwardian natural pearl and

6. A pair of fine Colombian emeralds, 5.03

diamond drop earrings. Estimate: £3,000 – 4,000

and 4.60 carats each. Set as earrings. Estimate: £30,000 – 40,000

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SPECIALISTS: MARIELLE WHITING FGA  +44 (0) 1722 424 595 mw@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

JONATHAN EDWARDS FGAA (CONSULTANT) +44 (0) 1722 424 504 je@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

5. A carnelian and gold

11. A Victorian ruby, diamond

Alhambra suite of jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels, necklace 43.5cm long, ring size N. Estimate: £8,000 – 10,000

and seed pearl-set gold serpent necklace, 41cm long. Estimate: £1,500 – 2,000

12. A Bulgari enamel and 6. A pair of ruby and diamond-set stylised cornucopia earrings by Drayson. Estimate: £5,000 – 10,000

1. An Edwardian pink enamel, coral and diamond pendant, 5cm high. Estimate: £600 – 800

2. An Edwardian tourmaline,

7. An emerald and diamondset gold ring by Lalique, ring size P approx. Estimate: £5,000 – 7,000

seed pearl and diamond pendant, 6cm high. Estimate: £600 – 800

8. A George III diamond

3. A diamond lavalier,

9. A Victorian hinged bangle

approximately 10.50cts total, 4.5cm high. Estimate: £15,000 – 20,000

set with pink sapphires and diamonds, 3.4cm high. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

4. A pair of diamond-set

10. A Belle Époque diamond

butterfly earrings, each 3cm wide. Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000

and pearl-set brooch, 3.8cm wide. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

cluster ring, size O. Estimate: £1,000 – 1,500

gem-set ring, size M. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

13. A Cartier diamond-set gold leaf brooch, with enamel ladybird, 4.8cm wide. Estimate: £1,800 – 2,500

14. An early 19th century diamond five-stone ring, size P ½. Estimate: £3,000 – 4,000

15. A round brilliant-cut diamond solitaire ring, approx. 2.20cts. Estimate: £5,000 – 7,000

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FINE HEADING CHINESE WORKS OF ART XXth Month XXXX

12th & 13th November 2019

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SPECIALISTS: JOHN AXFORD  +44 (0) 1722 424 506 jea@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

JEREMY MORGAN  +44 (0) 7812 601 098 jm@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

AMBER LEES  +44 (0) 1722 424 571 aml@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

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A massive Chinese black and celadon jade ‘yingxiong’ group, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 34cm, 10kg. Provenance: from the collection of Reverend Victor Farmer (1898-1977) and thence by descent. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

A fine Chinese Imperial copper-red glazed zhadou, six character Qianlong mark and of the period 1736-95, 12.7cm diameter. Estimate: £50,000 – 70,000

VIEWING MAYFAIR: 2nd-5th November (highlights) SALISBURY: 9th, 11th & 12th November

A Massive and Heroic Jade

The massive jade carving illustrated on the opposite page has been skilfully worked to depict a lion-like mythical beast in a naturally black area of the stone and an eagle predominantly in celadon. Whilst this piece dates from China’s last dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911), the subject is an interpretation of the ancient motif of an eagle and bear, which first appeared on Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) ceremonial ‘champion vases’ where the eagle stands on the bear between two cylindrical vessels. This is just one of many instances in Chinese art where the images represented play on the tradition of using homophones to convey a deeper symbolic message. The Chinese word for an eagle is ‘ying’ and that for a bear is ‘xiong’. When put together, they form the word ‘yingxiong’, which means ‘hero’ or ‘champion’. The bear and eagle together are thus emblems of courage and bravery, and so it is believed that pieces with this motif were often given as gifts to military men. This imagery developed throughout later periods of Chinese history into more stylised representations where the bear, as in this carving, is rendered as a mythical beast resembling a lion, and the eagle has become a phoenix.

Sacrificial Red

In May 2018 we sold a blue glazed Imperial zhadou from the collection of Professor John Norman Collie, and this November we will be offering another Imperial zhadou, but this time glazed copper-red and from the Qianlong Emperor’s reign (1736-95). According to legend, the Xuande Emperor (r.1426-35) wanted to use a set of bright red ceramics to make offerings to the sun, and so he instructed the workers at the Jingdezhen kilns accordingly. Despite numerous attempts, they were unable to create the red the Emperor desired and so, unsatisfied by their work, he threatened to execute the workers. Upon hearing this news, one of the potter’s daughters went to the kilns, only to find that her father had been imprisoned for failing to produce the correct colour. In protest, she sacrificed herself by throwing her body into the blazing kiln. When the kiln was opened, the workers were astonished to find that all the ceramics inside were now red, supposedly having been stained by the girl’s blood. This is one explanation for why the colour of this glaze is also known as ‘sacrificial red’.

The zhadou is from the collection of Reverend Victor Farmer (1898-1977). Farmer was an avid collector of Chinese pieces, particularly hardstones and other works of art, and much of his collection was sold at Sotheby’s in 1961 and at Phillips soon after his death in 1978. Throughout the dynasties, sacrificial rituals occupied a crucial place in Chinese culture and were performed for worshipping the heavens, the earth, the sun and the moon, as well as ancestors. Early sacrificial items were predominantly made from bronze, but in the Ming and Qing dynasties ceramics

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played an increasingly important role and monochrome ceramics were particularly significant. Sacrificial monochromes were produced in yellow, blue, white, black and red. Red was associated with fire and so many red monochromes were used at the Temple of the Sun in Beijing.

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HEADING FINE CHINESE PAINTINGS & CALLIGRAPHY XXth Month XXXX

12th & 13th November 2019

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SPECIALISTS: FREYA YUAN-RICHARDS +44 (0) 1722 424 589 fyr@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

AMBER LEES  +44 (0) 1722 424 571 aml@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

Opposite. Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) Scholar and bamboo 21.5 x 18cm. Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000

1. Zhao Shao’ang (1905-1998) Magpies and wisteria 94 x 43cm. Estimate: £1,000 – 2,000

2. Chen Ban Ding

3. Specialist Freya Yuan-

(1876-1970) Chrysanthemum and double gourds 93 x 42cm. Estimate: £1,000 – 2,000

Richards with The Grand View of Chao Mountain by Zhang Daqian.

4. George Aveline Valentine Stephens (1928-2017).

VIEWING MAYFAIR: 2nd-5th November (highlights) SALISBURY: 9th, 11th & 12th November

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The Grand View of Chao Mountain by Zhang Daqian, the ‘Chinese Picasso’, has become one of the most expensive lots sold by Woolley and Wallis with a price of £2.64 million including buyer’s premium. This bettered the artist’s previous UK sale record by over £2 million, and the painting was one of the major highlights of the May Asian Art week in London. Consigned from an English private collection in Berkshire, the painting exceeded the record of the highest price for the Chinese Paintings department, which had previously been set last November when Yang Feiyun’s The Northern Girl achieved £1.9 million including buyer’s premium.

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We already have important entries for our November auction and look forward to hearing from interested vendors for this year’s autumn sale. Illustrated opposite is a lovely portrait of the poet Li Bai admiring a bamboo grove by Zhang Daqian. This painting is from an old English collection, that of George Aveline Valentine Stephens (1928-2017). Chinese scholars associate themselves with bamboo because it is a tough and evergreen plant that bends in the storm but never breaks. In this painting, this is symbolic of the scholar Li Bai’s humility, fidelity and integrity. This painting and catalogue were given to Mr Stephens during the New Delhi Daqian Exhibition on 30th January 1950. Valentine Stephens, as he was known, was in the Royal Navy and

later worked at Pan American Airways. In the 1950s, he became the marketing executive at their London head office. This painting travelled along with him during all his international business trips and so it was of great sentimental significance to him.

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SPECIALIST: ALEXANDRA AGUILAR  +44 (0) 1722 424 583 aa@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

VIEWING MAYFAIR: 2nd-5th November (highlights) SALISBURY: 9th and 11th November

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1. A large musen cloisonné enamel plaque attributed to Ando Jubei, Meiji/Taisho Period, 52cm x 36.6cm. Provenance: from the collection of Reverend Victor Farmer (1898-1977) and thence by descent. Estimate: £2,000 – 3,000

A lacquered wood figure of Amida Nyorai, Muromachi or later, 84.5cm overall. Provenance: the collection of Richard Nathanson. Estimate: £5,000 – 8,000

The Great Saviour and Buddha of Immeasurable Light

The Japanese Works of Art sale on 12th November will include this elegant lacquered wood figure of Amida Nyorai. Depicted standing before a tall mandorla, his hands in the welcoming gesture kubon mudra, this is a serene depiction of the Buddha associated with the afterlife. Amida Nyorai is believed to welcome the departed to his Western Paradise (also known as Pure Land), and to deliver them from their suffering using his everlasting compassion. Pure Land Buddhism did not require the rigour of other schools and its practitioners were mainly concerned with the salvation of the illiterates and commoners, advocating a simple and pure faith over more complex rites and doctrines reserved to the elite. This school of Buddhism became particularly popular in Japan from the 12th century onward, when such sculptures and paintings of Amida Nyorai were placed near the beds of dying devotees to bring them comfort.

2. An album of Japanese Kano school paintings signed Tansetsu no zu, 19th century, 36cm x 30cm. Estimate: £300 – 500

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Painting with Wireless Cloisonné Enamels

Another highlight of the sale is this large plaque (1) featuring the complex technique of musen shippo or wireless cloisonné enamels. Developed by the artist Namikawa Sosuke and his Shippo Kaisha studio in the late 1870s, the wireless technique allowed artists to create soft pictorial effects such as these diaphanous clouds before a pale moon and the subtle graduation of the hazy night sky. Many other artists, including those of Ando Jubei’s studio, copied this style of cloisonné by using a variety of methods. One approach was to temporarily attach the wires and remove them once the enamel powders had been applied before firing. Another method was to hide wires under subsequent layers, and a third was to dissolve the wires with sulphuric acid and fill the gaps with a final layer. In all cases the enamels had to be ground flat several times to create a smooth surface for the next layer to be applied; this would have been a time-consuming and painstaking process. Cloisonné makers only rarely created grey monochrome pieces and even fewer featured designs from Edo-period painters. Although this plaque doesn’t bear a mark for the cloisonné maker, it features the signature of the famous painter Maruyama Okyo (1735-1795). Okyo is commonly regarded as one of the greatest artists of 18th century Japan. Coming from a humble farming background, he made his way to Kyoto where he found work painting faces on dolls. Okyo then discovered optical devices featuring pictures with a European perspective, and from there grew his interest for Western paintings. His style developed to offer a unique marriage of Japanese aesthetics, traditional Chinese influence and Western naturalism. Okyo founded the influential Maruyama School of painting, encouraging his students to sketch from life, himself drawing nude figures in varying poses and superimposing clothes afterwards. His art grew enormously popular with the public and the Imperial court, from which he would get many important commissions. By using the complex technique of musen enamels, the cloisonné artist gave a new dimension to an image already suffused with a sense of romantic drama and soft realism, mixing traditional Japanese aesthetics with Western naturalism.

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The album partly illustrated here (2) includes twenty-two ink and colour paintings on silk variously depicting birds, bats and insects amongst flowers. Each leaf is signed Tansetsu no zu (by a follower of Kano Tansetsu, 1654-1713) and they are typical examples of the popular Kacho-e style of painting. These realistic depictions of fauna and flora reflect the long Japanese tradition of respect for the natural world based on Shinto and Buddhist principles. A large section of the sale will be dedicated to works on paper and we will also be offering a good selection of 17th and 18th century Arita porcelain, bronzes, Komai and mixed metal pieces, and a large variety of other Japanese works of art.

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SPECIALIST: NED COWELL  +44 (0) 1722 341 469 nc@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

Opposite. 1. Turkey: The Sultan’s Medal for Egypt, an example of each of the five classes. Estimates from £1,000 – 6,000

2. A selection of awards for service in the Peninsular War 1808-1814.

4. The splendid D.S.O. group to Acting Temporary Captain William Cunningham, Royal Marines. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000

5. The Clandestine Warfare group to Alan Mackenzie Rogers, Royal Navy and Section D S.I.S. Estimate: £1,000 – 1,500

3. A rare and historically important group for the Defence of the Foreign Legations, Peking 1900, to Arthur D. Brent, Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank.

Our November auction will feature a rich and fascinating selection of medals, notable both for their quality and for their variety.

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At the heart of the medal section lies a large private collection, each part of which demonstrates the discerning eye of the individual who formed it. There are also several very desirable single lot consignments. There follows a small selection:

From the collection:

A rare group for service in the desperate defence of the besieged foreign legations during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. The British China 1900 medal may be seen here, accompanied by two associated awards, and bearing the extremely scarce ‘Defence of Legations’ clasp. Most of these medals were awarded with other more common clasps to those men who arrived in force - and after a lengthy delay - to rescue the small handful of hard-pressed defenders. The fact that this example was awarded to a civilian (an employee of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank) rather than to one of the professional combatants present, makes it even more unusual, and bespeaks an intriguing tale set amid the smoke and violence of legation quarter, where all whose courage held were swept up in the fighting. Next we turn to Egypt, where in 1801 the forces of the British Crown landed to confront the French Army of the East, sent there by Napoleon to further his dream of an Oriental empire. After a fierce struggle the British prevailed, and the Ottoman Sultan Selim III - for Egypt was then a satellite of Turkey - expressed his gratitude by conferring upon their officers the Medal of the Order of the Crescent, otherwise known as the Sultan’s Medal for Egypt. It was awarded in five classes according to the rank of the recipient, and this collection is remarkable in including one of each class. The international flavour of the collection is also apparent in the range of medals awarded for the Peninsular War of 1808-14. Not only are there some splendid examples of the British Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 (awarded for service in the Peninsular, and for other aspects of the global struggle with France and her allies), and of its counterpart the Naval General Service Medal; but also we find a superb assembly of the awards made by Spain and Portugal. Their physical characteristic make an interesting contrast to M.G.S. illustrated here. Their elaborate enamelled designs recall the badges of the chivalric orders which are such an important part of Iberian medallic heritage.

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This overview cannot do justice to the size and prestige of the collection, and we enjoin interested readers to view the catalogue, which will be published on the 25th October.

officer was the younger brother of none other than the famous and highly decorated fighter ace John ‘Cat’s Eyes’ Cunningham, whose medals sold for a staggering £384,000 in 2012.

Offered for the first time at auction:

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Among several lots of gallantry awards, the Distinguished Service Order group to Acting Temporary Captain William Cunningham stands out for a number of reasons. Frequently awarded to more senior officers for a broad spectrum of worthy services, the D.S.O. was only ever conferred upon those as junior as William Cunningham for exceptional bravery. Serving with 41 (Royal Marines) Commando, he led an under-strength and ill-equipped force in an assault on an enemy strong point during World War II, personally dealing the decisive blow with a rifle grenade. Severely wounded by a machine gun in the very moment of his triumph, he nonetheless remained in the field until his efforts had brought about the successful conclusion of the action. Interestingly - though not surprisingly, since gallantry often seems to run in families - this

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To the seasoned medal enthusiast the final group illustrated here will, at a glance, excite little comment, other than the observation that the dedicated recipient saw active service in both World Wars. However, these medals conceal the extraordinary story of a Royal Naval paymaster who in later life turned his hand to the shadowy arts of sabotage and espionage to join the fight against the menace of Hitler’s Germany. Posted to Yugoslavia as a member of Section D of the Secret Intelligence Service (better known in its later incarnation as the Secret Operations Executive), he was eventually captured by the Gestapo, but his cover held and he made it through the war alive. All these and many more medals will be offered for sale on the 20th November, when we look forward to welcoming not only established buyers but, we dare to hope, a few new converts.

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THE MARTIN BROTHERS POTTERS XXth Month XXXX

27th November 2019 Two private collections of Martin ware provide a unique opportunity to learn more about the pottery and is a perfect time to purchase good examples, which illustrate all aspects of the brother’s output from the 1870s to closure in the 1920s.

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The Martin Ware collection of George Twyman

George Twyman lived within walking distance of the pottery in Southall and this local interest led to a lifetime of collecting, researching and championing the Martin Brothers, culminating in his successful location and official marking of their graves with headstones in 2006. His collection of over 200 pieces of Martin ware pottery is a perfect survey of the brothers’ output. 28 | Woolley & Wallis


SPECIALIST: MICHAEL JEFFERY  +44 (0) 1722 424 505 mj@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

1. Three Imp Musician stoneware figures, circa 1905, 11cm high. Provenance: The George Twyman collection. Estimate: £700 – 1,000 each

3. A fine Martin Brothers stoneware

5. A selection of six Martin Brothers

Aquatic vase and cover by Edwin and Walter Martin, dated 1896, 20cm high. Estimate: £5,000 – 10,000

stoneware gourd vases including a pair of blue gourds, 16cm high dated 1909. Provenance: The Daryl Fromm collection. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

4. A fine Martin Brothers stoneware 2. The Norwich Cryer, a stoneware figure dated 1900, 16.5cm high. Provenance: The George Twyman collection. Estimate: £3,000 – 5,000

Dragon vase, dated 1899, 31cm high. Provenance: The Daryl Fromm collection. Estimate: £10,000 – 15,000

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The Martin Ware Collection of Daryl Fromm “The Ultimate Consummate Collection” Richard Dennis (2003)

In contrast, Daryl Fromm’s collection is refined with less than half the number of pots, which passed his strict standards of connoisseurship. Daryl and George were acquainted with each other and relished discussing the history of the brothers and their output. They both shared an interest in Ernest Marsh – who was a contemporary champion of Martin ware along with other potters including William Staite Murray and Charles Vyse (both potters also collected by Daryl). This collection has the finest examples of their work, from the iconic bird jar (back cover) to vases decorated with aquatic scenes or fighting dragons and a superb selection of Japanese inspired gourd vases of all sizes. Running in conjunction with the view will be an exhibition of the Daryl Fromm collection of William Staite Murray.

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SPECIALIST: MICHAEL JEFFERY  +44 (0) 1722 424 505 mj@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

Closing date for entries 2nd October.

Opposite. Mo Jupp (1938-2018) Three terracotta figures, 42cm high (tallest). Provenance: The Tony Hill Collection of Studio Pottery. Estimates £300 – 500 each

1. A Leach Pottery stoneware tile by Bernard Leach, 15cm square. Estimate: £300 – 500

3. Green Lady, a tall

5. A Cut Branch stoneware

terracotta sculpture by Linda Gunn-Russell, dated 1980, 72cm high. Estimate: £800 – 1,200

bowl by Walter Keeler, 38cm wide. Estimate: £500 – 1,000

2. A slip-decorated earthenware charger by Mary Gibson-Horrocks, dated 1943, 32cm diameter. Estimate: £250 – 350

6. Magma Pot a sculpture 4. Jug with Stripes by Linda Gunn-Russell, dated 1982, 28cm high. Estimate: £150 – 250

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Mary Gibson-Horrocks working in the pottery, circa 1950. The British Art Pottery auction covers production from the Victorian pioneer potters to contemporary potters producing work today. This year’s sale includes three collections which highlight the variety of pots and sculptures produced in Britain from the 1920s to 2019. Mary Gibson-Horrocks was born in 1923 and trained at Wimbledon School of Art under Robert Baker. Like many potters, she was heavily influenced by the work and writings of Bernard Leach and, as the Leach Pottery did not take students from Art School, she started work at the Lake’s Studio in nearby Truro. Whilst in Cornwall she met many of the artistic community of St Ives, leaving in 1947 to set up a pottery in Surrey with Michael Cardew. As well as her own work, she collected tiles and pots by Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew and David Leach, which are consigned for the auction. The second collection is a private collection of nineteen pieces of sculptural ceramics made by Linda Gunn-Russell in the 1980s. Born in 1953, she studied at the Camberwell School of Art from 1971 to 1975. Her work is influenced by modern artists from Picasso to Patrick Caulfield. Although Gunn-Russell made mainly streamlined vases and jugs there is also a figurative element to her work – such as the fine tall green nude female form (illustration 3) dated 1980.

Tony Hill’s working life was as a teacher, passing on his passion, insight and knowledge to those that followed. Possessing superb skills of the making and creative processes; metal work and woodwork (the crafts he taught), he also excelled at pottery which he collected as well as practiced. His interest led to a life-long friendship with the influential pottery collector

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Bill Ismay – together they visited exhibitions, events and potters’ studios. Viewing pots from the perspective of being a maker, with an understanding of the skill and craft involved, he had his favourite potters including Michael Cardew, David Lloyd Jones, Nic Collins and most notably Mo Jupp, who became a close friend. B ritish A rt P ottery | 31


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SPECIALISTS: VICTOR FAUVELLE  +44 (0) 1722 446 961 vf@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

ED BEER  +44 (0) 1722 446 962 eb@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

HANNAH VERNON  +44 (0) 1722 446 970

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1. Frank O. Salisbury (1874-1962)

3. Mohammed Hoessein Enas

Dame Laura Knight RA (1877-1970) Mascots and Make-up Signed, titled and inscribed Dry point etching 24.5 x 35cm (plate size) Estimate: £400 – 600

Youth’s Dreamland Garden Signed, dated 1912, and further titled and inscribed to verso Oil on canvas, circular 152cm diameter Estimate: £5,000 – 7,000

(Malaysian 1924-1995) Portrait of a young girl seated in a blue dress Signed and dated 65 Oil on canvas 101 x 77cm Estimate: £6,000 – 8,000

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2. Frank O. Salisbury (1874-1962) Sweet’ning the Hay Signed, and further titled, inscribed FRANK O. SALISBURY/62 avenue Rd/NW8, and with oil sketch of figure to verso Oil on canvas 108 x 194cm Estimate: £6,000 – 8,000

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The December Modern British & 20th Century Art auction features many interesting lots from artists such as Dame Laura Knight RA, Hoessein Enas and Frank O. Salisbury with many more already consigned. Consignments for this sale will close on 18th October.

“I paint what see, and I don’t gild the truth.”

One of the most acclaimed artists of Modern British art, and the first female Royal Academician, Dame Laura Knight returned to the subject of backstage life at the theatre consistently throughout the mid-1920s. She was studying a space where the sexist and social norms of the time were less pronounced and performers were judged by their talent, not gender. In Mascots and Make-Up, illustrated on the facing page, Knight not only exhibits her talent for the medium, but also her exquisite capacity to elevate the daily routine of the sitter.

4. Mohammed Hoessein Enas (Malaysian 1924-1995) Portrait of a man in an orange turban Signed and dated 66 Oil on canvas 61 x 49cm Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000

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family and exhibit his talent for painting figures in settings where the viewer is invited in and encouraged to become familiar with the scene. The artist has painted two of his sisters in Sweet’ning the Hay and his daughters in the Youth’s Dreamland Garden which encourages the ease and informality of his work, despite their scale.

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Known as the father of Malaysian portrait painting, we will also be offering two Hoessain Enas portraits in our upcoming sale. Painted only a year apart, the difference in style demonstrates his skilled, intuitive approach to his artistic practice, which received international recognition, and established commissions from notable figures including Mohammed Ali and royalty.

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Frank O. Salisbury was a prolific portrait painter, whose subjects included the Queen and no fewer than six American Presidents. Not only did he have a flare for portraiture, but he worked with great speed, which was honed by painting his children every morning. Sweet’ning the Hay and Youth’s Dreamland Garden are part of a group of eight works being sold directly from the artist’s

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SALE REVIEW

APRIL Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks

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1. A pair of large 19th century French carved wood models of pacing lions. Sold for £25,000* 2. A George III mahogany serpentine dressing chest in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Sold for £12,500*

Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu

Fine Jewellery

1. The Mambury set of apostle spoons. Sold for £60,000*

1. Fabergé - A gold and enamel parasol handle. Sold for £75,000*

2. A James I silver spice or sugar box. Sold for £28,750*

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2. A single-row natural pearl necklace. Sold for £47,500*

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APRIL English & European Ceramics & Glass 1

1. A pair of Italian maiolica two-handled jars and covers dated 1579. Sold for £9,375*

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2. A rare Caughley blue and white cabbage leaf jug dated 1783. Sold for £2,750*

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1. The Battle of Omdurman group of six medals to Arthur Westwood. Sold for £10,625*

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M AY Fine Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy The Grand View of Chao Mountain by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983). Sold for £2.64 million*

Fine Chinese Works of Art

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1. A rare Chinese cinnabar lacquer square-section treasure box and cover. Sold for £143,750*

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2. A Chinese Imperial faceted yellow Beijing glass bottle vase. Sold for £65,000*

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Japanese Works of Art 1. A fine Japanese Tazuke-Ryu School inlaid matchlock carbine. Sold for £12,500* 2. A Japanese composite armour. Sold for £8,125*

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JUNE Modern British & 20th Century Art

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1. Fredda Brilliant (Polish, 1903-1999). Mahatma Gandhi, Bronze, 94.5cm high. Sold for £65,000* 2. John Piper CH (1903-1992). Fawley Bottom, a Buckinghamshire landscape. Sold for £13,750*

Art & Crafts

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1. The Wise Owl, a fine Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover by Robert Wallace Martin. Sold for £23,750* 2. A large Morris & Co carpet, the design attributed to John Henry Dearle. Sold for £12,500*

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Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks 1. After the antique. An Italian marble Grand Tour figure of Apollo. Sold for £18,750* 2. A Ziegler carpet. Sold for £15,000*

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J U LY Silver & Objects of Vertu 1. By Tiffany and Co, a 19th century silver and mixed metals Mokume tea caddy. Sold for £26,250* 2. A George IV silver coffee pot and teapot, by Paul Storr, London 1826. Sold for £4,250*

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1. A Renaissance carved sapphire intaglio, depicting Julius Caesar. From The Marlborough & Arundel Collections. Sold for £77,500* 2. A single-row natural pearl necklace, the 69 pearls graduate from 5.0 to 9.0mm, with a diamond-set rounded clasp by Boucheron. Sold for £33,750*

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*Price includes buyer’s premium.


NEWS & EVENTS

Upcoming Event Charity Antiques Valuation Evening Wednesday 18th September 2019 The Wardrobe, The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EX 5.30pm to 7.30pm 5.10pm - Bugle Call Medley sounded by The RIFLES Buglers on Choristers’ Green. The evening valuation event is hosted by Charitable Trust; The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum (The Wardrobe). The museum currently holds over 34,000 artefacts from the regular, militia and volunteer infantry units of Berkshire and Wiltshire and provides a fantastic educational opportunity for its many visitors. Woolley & Wallis will provide specialist valuations at the event. Our specialists will cover Asian Art, Silver, Ceramics, Jewellery, Paintings, Militaria and 20th Century design.

A donation toward charity funds will be requested - guideline is £5 (for 1 item to be valued) then £2 per item (up to 3 more items). Includes entry to the Museum for you and your family on the night. Enquiries: 01722 419 419 | www.thewardrobe.org.uk Facebook: The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum

Upcoming Event Exhibition in London of Martin Ware from Two Private Collections Thursday 14th November 17 Clifford Street, London, W1S 3RQ 1.00pm to 7.00pm Highlights of fine Martin ware from two private collections will be exhibited at our London office prior to the British Art Pottery auction. Read more about this collection on pages 28 and 29. For further information about the lots on view in London please contact the specialist direct: Michael Jeffery +44 (0) 1722 424 505, mj@woolleyandwallis.co.uk.

Another Great Year at The Chalke Valley History Festival The sun shone on another year of The Chalke Valley History Festival and we, at Woolley and Wallis, were proud to continue our sponsorship of the fascinating lectures this event attracts. Great thanks must go to Adam Zamoyski for delivering a captivating lecture titled ‘Napoleon – the Man behind the Myth’. We would also like to extend our thanks to all of you who joined us in the sponsors hub prior to the lecture. We hope an enjoyable evening was had by all and we look forward to next year.

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NEWS & EVENTS Woolley and Wallis has continued its support of local charity, Horatio’s Garden, by sponsoring a series of sculptures for the garden at Salisbury District Hospital. Our links with this very worthwhile charity, which now boasts Princess Eugenie as its Royal Patron, go deeper than mere financial support, with several members of our staff being personally involved in its work in the city. In particular, Dee Montagu-Pollock, who visitors to the saleroom will recognise as a member of our viewing staff, has been involved with the charity since it was set up in 2012 and planted the first bulb in the garden at the Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury hospital. The Charity has recently been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, an outstanding achievement which is the equivalent of an MBE for an organisation with volunteers at the heart. The sponsorship of sculpture in the Salisbury garden provides an added interest for patients at the hospital’s spinal unit. The current sculpture, on loan from local artist Alexander Macdonald-Buchanan, is titled Energy and its vibrant blue creates a strong impact in the garden currently awash with colourful blooms.

New Staff in the Paintings Department

In our last issue we brought you details of Woolley’sLive, our brand new live bidding platform that was first introduced back in March. Since then our online bidding system has seen nearly 2,000 clients register to bid online across thirteen different sales, spending over half a million pounds and saving themselves some £32,000 in fees (compared to the charge applied for using the-saleroom. com). Whilst we are currently continuing to run sales with The Saleroom, we have noticed a considerable shift from one platform to the other and we hope that Woolley’sLive will continue to grow over the coming year.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of staff to our Paintings department. Existing Head of Department, Victor Fauvelle, is now joined by Hannah Vernon and Ed Beer, both of whom will be assisting with valuations, cataloguing and the general running of the department. Hannah has come from Christie’s after graduating from Leeds University with a degree in History of Art and has a particular interest in modern art and 20th century paintings. Ed spent nine years working for a London dealer and specialising in Old Masters and 19th century paintings, before leaving to start work for an auction house. The expansion of the department follows a run of successful sales, including the single-owner sale of the estate of the late Geoffrey Harley, and is hoped to allow the team more chance to grow. Victor Fauvelle has high hopes for his department’s future; “Having two extra valuers on board really frees us up to focus more on the needs of our clients and will hopefully give us greater scope to continue to grow the department. Ed and Hannah come to the department with different interests and enthusiasms but complement each other very well and have already started to settle in to form a great team.”

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Woolley’sLive in numbers 13 – number of sales at which the new software has been used. 1,975 – number of clients registered to bid online. £540,350 – the total hammer price of lots bought through Woolley’sLive. £32,096.79 – the amount saved by our clients in commission charges and VAT by choosing to bid online with Woolley’sLive rather than The Saleroom.


AUCTION CALENDAR

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

SE PT E M B E R 4th  Old Masters, British & European Paintings The Warner Collection of 17th  British Delftware 18th & 19th

Tribal Art & Antiquities

O CT O B E R 2nd  Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

Managing Director

Non-Executive Director

English & European Ceramics 15  & Glass

John Axford MRICS ASFAV

Clive Stewart-Lockhart FRICS FRSA

Natalie Milsted FCCA

Paul Viney ASFAV

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 506

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 598

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 599

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 502

jea@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

csl@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

nm@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

pslv@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

Head of Asian Art

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Design 16th  Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu 29th & 30th  31st

Fine Jewellery

NOVEMBER 12th & 13th  Asian Art, Fine Chinese Paintings & Japanese Works of Art 20th

Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour

27th

British Art Pottery

DE C E M B E R 11  Modern British & 20th Century Art th

Insurance & Probate Valuations

Finance & Compliance

Insurance & Probate Valuations

Issue 127

CONTENTS 1

Chairman’s Valete

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Chairman’s Career Auction Highlights

20th Century Design

Chinese Paintings

English & European Ceramics & Glass

Michael Jeffery

Freya Yuan-Richards

Clare Durham

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 505

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 589

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 507

mj@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

fyr@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

cd@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks

Japanese Works of Art

Jewellery

Mark Yuan-Richards

Alexandra Aguilar

Marielle Whiting FGA

T: +44 (0) 1722 411 854

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 583

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 595

myr@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

aa@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

mw@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour

Paintings

Silver

22 Fine Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy

Ned Cowell

Victor Fauvelle

Rupert Slingsby

T: +44 (0) 1722 341 469

T: +44 (0) 1722 446 961

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 501

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nc@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

vf@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

rs@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

Tribal Art & Antiquities

Office

Will Hobbs

Janice Clift

T: +44 (0) 1722 339 752

T: +44 (0) 1722 424 593

wh@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

jc@woolleyandwallis.co.uk

4 Old Masters, British & European Paintings 6 The Warner Collection of British Delftware 8 Tribal Art & Antiquities 10 Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks 12 English & European Ceramics & Glass 14 Design

Dates may be subject to change.

16 Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu 18 Fine Jewellery

Front Cover. A Marquesas Islands U’u war club, early 19th century, 146cm long. Provenance: Elijah Armitage, 1781-1863. Estimate: £10,000 – 20,000

Right. A Scottish parcel-gilt silver model of a three-masted galleon, by Brook and Son, Edinburgh 1912. Detail. Provenance: John Entwistle (1944-2002) from The Who. Thence via descent to the current owner. Estimate: £4,000 – 6,000

Back Cover. A fine Martin Brothers stoneware bird jar and cover, 26.5cm high. Provenance: The Daryl Fromm collection. Estimate: £30,000 – 50,000

20 Fine Chinese Works of Art

26 Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour 28 British Art Pottery – The Martin Brothers Potters 30 British Art Pottery 32 Modern British & 20th Century Art 34 Sale Review 38 News & Events Visit woolleyandwallis.co.uk/buying for additional charges on final hammer price.


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