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2012


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IDHOME CHINESE QING YONGZHENG IMARI PORCELAIN CHARGER With characteristic blue and red colours with gilded detailing, depicting a flowing floral sprigs around a geometric central pattern on a crisp white ground. Note the two stylized floral sprigs on the underside of the rim. Possibly Early Qianlong China, circa 1730

Diameter 30 cm - 12in Height 3.7 cm 1 1/2in


IDHOME A EQUIPAGE A early 19th century Dutch tortoiseshell and ivory equipage fitted with 12 silver tea spoons by Hendrik Helweg Amsterdam 1839 and 5 silver coffee spoons. Associated Dutch silver sugar tongs and tea strainer. Dutch, circa 1839 Height 5cm Width 19cm Depth 15.5cm

The popularity of Tea drinking throughout the 18th and 19th centuries drove the demand for luxury tea drinking equipment. Tea caddies are often seen lavishly decorated in fine materieals reflecting the importance and expense of tea within society. Indeed the taking of tea was an event and was rightly celebrated. In the Dutch Tea drinkers arsenal, there would have been boxes such as this fine example

which is fully equipped in silver with twelve teaspoons, five coffee spoons, a associated tea strainer and silver sugar tongs.

For a comparative silver gilt and tortoiseshell equipage see Christies, London Residence of Mrs. Winston Spencer Churchill, Sale 5436, Lot 272


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IDHOME DUNHILL AQUARIUM TABLE LIGHTER A very fine Dunhill Aquarium Table Lighter, the top with raisable arm stamped Dunhill, above the lucite body carved with tropical fish scenes. The panels are all well composed and colourful. The metal mounts are all gold plated. Length 4in 10cm Ben Shillingford worked for Dunhill in the 1950’s, he perfected the art of carving and painting lucite panels to resemble miniature aquariums, these panels were then applied to the lighter bodies in four sections. Lucite was developed in world war II and used by the American and royal airforce as an alternative to glass which would shatter when under fire. Following the war, the lucite that remained was eagerly sought by artists, designers and Jewellery makers. It could be carved and painted, resulting in highly decorative shiny objet d’art. Each Dunhill Aquarium lighter is unique, having been hand made the decoration of each varies considerably.

> KARA SHI SHI DOGS A charming pair of turquoise glazed Kara Shi Shi dogs, each standing with bushy tail raised, and highly expressive faces. Japan, circa 1860 Height: 7in 18cm Length: 7in 18cm


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IDHOME A TEA BOX Large scale Chinese Export Tea box decorated throughout with gold and silver lacquer scenes of tea traders and drinkers depicted in exceptionally fine lacquer work picked out with two tone gilding and red details. The box opening to a void rich black interior with gilt decoration. Retaining the original key. China, circa 1850

Height 6 1/4in 16cm Width 10 3/4in 27.5cm Depth 8in 20cm o10112

CLARET JUG A Hukin and Heath Claret jug, the conical glass body cut all over and mounted with a silver plate handle and spout. The mount stamped H H England, circa 1880 Height 9 1/2 in 24cm


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IDHOME HOOP BACK CHAIR A fine 19th century mahogany hoop back armchair of unusually fine detailing. The saddle seat carved with scrolling corners above fluted legs and lathe turned spindles fitted within the hoop. England, circa 1890 Attributed to William Birch of High Wycombe William Birch was an Arts and Crafts furniture designer who specialised in chair making. His High Wycombe furniture factories were a major supplier of furniture for Liberty and Co in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

> THE STORMING OF THE BASTILLE A phenominaly rare rolled paper picture depicting the storming of the Paris Bastille of 1789. In a remarkable state of preservation, retaining much of the original vivid colouration. The attention to detail is truely exceptional, each roll of paper being approximatly 1/2 inch long and carefully positioned to make up this staggeringly complex arrangement. France, circa 1795 Unframed 25in 64cm x 18in 46cm Throughout the 18th century, past-times such as embroidery and needlework were popular among society ladies. Women could fill their spare time

in the relative warmth of a salon and talk together whilst working on embroidery patterns or needlework scenes for their own amusement. A less well known decorative phenomenon was rolled paper work or filigree paper work which flourished in popularity towards the end of the 18th century. Numerous kits were developed by enterprising firms for ladies to decorate tea caddies, boxes or pictures. In 1791, a royal tradesman, Charles Elliott, supplied Princess Elizabeth, with “15 ounces of different filigree paper, one ounce of gold paper, and a box made for filigree work with ebony moldings, lock and key, lined inside and outside and also a tea cadde to correspond with box”. The art of rolled paper filigree

work was indeed a hard and demanding one to master. It was considered so important for a lady to learn that it was actually taught at school, and is recorded in period literature such as Jane Austin’s’ Sense and Sensibility. Lucy Steel is noted rolling papers for a decorative basket that she was working on.


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IDHOME A CHINESE VASE

ART DECO BOX

A fine quality large scale 19th century Chinese porcelain vase decorated in daubed blue and white flowering prunis.

A large scale early 20th century green striated soapstone box with silver mounts encrusted with marcasites.

China, circa 1870

England, circa 1925

Height 19in 48cm

Height 1 1/2in 4cm Width 6 1/4in 16cm Depth 3 1/4 8.5cm


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IDHOME PAIR OF ARTS & CRAFTS CANDLESTICKS A rare pair of late 19th century copper and brass candlesticks of large scale. Believed to be design by Christopher Dresser and made by Benham and Froud. Both retaining their original locking nuts stamped with registration marks. England, circa 1880 Height 7 1/2in - 19cm Diameter 3 3/4 - 9.5cm o11115 Note. These candlesticks are much larger than most. The majority being 5.5 inches or 6.5 inches tall. They are also perfect, without damage to the bases, or dents to the copper.

BRONZE MEDAL Matthew Boulton by G. F. Pigeon Diameter 2 1/2in 64mm Original bronze medal by G F Pidgeon, struck in 1819 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of Matthew Boulton, this example having an edge inscribed by Boulton’s son Matthew Robinson Boulton, presenting the medal to a friend of his father. A very fine and rare medal in superb condition. For reference, see British Historical Medals, number 976, which states “Some specimens have an

edge inscription in impressed capitals [as above]. These are very much rarer than those specimens with a plain edge. The letters M.R.B. in this legend are the initials of Boulton’s son and successor Matthew Robinson Boulton, who issued the medal.”


IDHOME PAW DOORSTOPS A matched pair of 19th century polished brass paw doorstops with cast iron weights. One stamped JJ & Co. England, circa 1880 Height 15in 38cm Width 4in 10cm Depth 4in 10cm


IDHOME A VERY FINE PORCUPINE QUILL & EBONY BOX A unusual porcupine quill box, with bands of profusely inlaid bands of ebony with fine blond porcupine quills. The cushion molded lid opening to reveal a very fine interior of a lion holding a flag inscribed Galle, standing above the word Ceylon.

This is the first box I have seen with the town and country mentioned, let alone a standing lion of Ceylon instead of the more usual elephant. The shear number of ivory dots on the exterior is testament to the quality of this fine box. Ceylon, 1870 Height 4 3/4in - 12cm Width 11 3/4in - 29.5cm Depth 8 1/2in - 21.5cm


IDHOME DELFT VASE

CUT GLASS DECANTERS

A fine mid 18th century tin glazed Delft vase decorated in blue and white depicting Oriental figures within a bucolic gardens framed by columns and hatch work.

A pair of William IV lead crystal decanters with prism cut stepped necks and stoppers, above flat bulls eyes and vertical flutes, the bases with fine sharp radial star cuts.

Dutch, circa 1730

England, circa 1830

Height 9 1/2in 24cm

Height inc. stoppers 12in 30cm Diameter 4 3/4in 12cm


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ELEPHANT & HOWDAH

An oak etagere table with three tiers, the sides with panels made up of balls and dowels, the whole raised on turned legs and ceramic castors.

A very fine and unusual mid 19th century Anglo Indian ivory figure of a elephant and howdah.

Designed by Leonard Wyburd and retailed by Liberty’s from 1903. Height 30 1/2in 78cm Width 23in 59cm Depth 13in 33cm England, circa 1903

Northern India, circa 1840 Height 5in 13cm Width 4 1/4in 11cm Depth 2 3/8in 6cm This is a particularly unusual carving, as the model does not follow the normal John

Company inspired design. Here, the base is thick and carved with incised foliage, the elephant has trimmed and decorated tusks, the saddle with long draping sides is carved with geometric cabochons. The elephants head is mounted with a shield and the driver who has a beard is holding the finest of tools including a spike in case of disaster, and a fly swat, beautifully carved with the individual hairs of the swat.


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IDHOME MAHOGANY BOBBIN CANTERBURY

BRONZE HALL LANTERN

> DUTCH DELFT VASES

Late 19th century bobbin turned mahogany canterbury. Retaining the original trade label.

An early 20th century Bronze lantern with swan neck supports above a glazed hexagonal body with a single bulb socket.

France, circa 1900

England, circa 1910

Superb pair of huge Dutch Delft ribbed covered vases painted in crisp colbolt blue decoration of flowers and floral sprigs, the covers having a double knop-finial.

Height 18 1/2in 47cm Width 13in 33cm Depth 16 1/2 42cm

Dutch circa 1730 Marked in underglaze blue Height inc. covers 18 in 46.5 cm


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PAIR OF BOIS DURCI PORTRAIT PLAQUES OF QUEEN VICTORIA A rare pair of boris durci plaques of the Royal couple Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, each stamped verso “Bois Durci” and mounted in gilt metal frames. Attributed to Francois Lepage France, circa 1860 Diameter 4¾ in 12 cm

Francois Lepage patented the bois durci technique which is a hard highly polish-able composition which is pressed and polished to appear like bronze. Bois durci is fine sawdust mixed with blood or some times egg whites.

For an identical pair of plaques, see Christies, Sale 7746 / Lot 143


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A 19TH CENTURY INDO PERSIAN KARD DAGGER A rare and unusual Indo Persian Kard dagger. The blade of steel, inlaid from end to end with arabesques of pure gold. The handle of Camel bone or walrus, mounted to a bolster cast with floral vignettes retaining much of the gold inlay.

Indian or Persian circa 1850 Length 12 1/4in 31cm Blade 7 3/8 in 19cm


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IDHOME ASPREY WINE COOLER

A DOORSTOP

A DOORSTOP

A mid 20th Century silver plate wine cooler by Asprey, consisting of the cooler, a central wine bottle holder and a strainer. The cooler, stamped ASPREY LONDON EPNS

A late 19th century brass doorstop of vase form with an elongated neck and oval handle. Retaining its original cast iron weight.

A late 19th century brass doorstop in the form of a basket of fruit and flowers, the handle made up of twisting ears of barley. Retaining its original cast iron weight.

Width 10in 26cm Height 8 1/2in 21.5cm

Height 11in 28cm Width 4 3/4in 12cm

Height 14 1/2in 37cm Width 6in 15cm


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IDHOME A BOOK BOX A rare and unusual Anglo Indian box in the form of a book, the lid with shaped edges, flutes and recessed S scrolls is fitted with bold brass pins and hinges, opening to a plain interior. Now fitted with a decorative key. India, circa 1860 Height 6in 15cm Depth 3in 8cm Width 8 3/4in 22cm


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IDHOME A KANGXI VASE

> HUKIN & HEATH POT

A large scale mirror black vase and cover with remains of gilt decoration. The base marked with two concentric rings. China, Kangxi Period

A unusual late 19th century lidded pot of circular form, the oak body mounted with silver plated mounts resembling lacework and the lid fitted with a faux carved wooden tusk.

Height 17in 43cm Diameter 9 1/2in 24cm

The lower mount stamped H&H 3843 RdNo17037. England, 1884 Height 6in 15cm Diameter 4 1/2in 11cm

> A GROUP OF SILVER ITEMS


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IDHOME A BOOKSTAND

Ceylon, circa 1850

A very rare mid 19th Century Ceylonese porcupine quill and ebony bookstand, the banister and base both profusely inlaid with white circles intricate geometric patterns, the whole raised on ebonised bobbin turned feet.

Height 5 1/2in 14cm Width 19 1/2in 49.5cm Depth 7 3/4in 19.5cm Probably from Galle on the Southern coast of Ceylon.


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IDHOME 2012 Price List updated 22.12.11 CHINESE IMARI CHARGER....................................................................................... A EQUIPAGE ................................................................................................................ VASES From left to Right 1) .................................................................................................................................... 2) .................................................................................................................................... 3) .................................................................................................................................... 4) .................................................................................................................................... 5) .................................................................................................................................... 6) .................................................................................................................................... 7) .................................................................................................................................... DUNHILL AQUARIUM TABLE LIGHTER ................................................................ KARA SHI SHI DOGS .................................................................................................. A TEA BOX ................................................................................................................... CLARET JUG ................................................................................................................ HOOP BACK CHAIR ................................................................................................... THE STORMING OF THE BASTILLE ........................................................................ A CHINESE VASE ......................................................................................................... ART DECO BOX ........................................................................................................... PAIR OF ARTS & CRAFTS CANDLESTICKS ........................................................... BRONZE MEDAL ......................................................................................................... PAW DOORSTOPS ........................................................................................................ A VERY FINE PORCUPINE QUILL & EBONY BOX ................................................ A DELFT VASE ............................................................................................................. CUT GLASS DECANTERS .......................................................................................... ARTS AND CRAFTS ETAGERE ................................................................................. ELEPHANT & HOWDAH ............................................................................................ MAHOGANY BOBBIN CANTERBURY .................................................................... BRONZE HALL LANTERN ........................................................................................ DUTCH DELFT VASES ............................................................................................... PAIR OF BOIS DURCI PORTRAIT PLAQUES .......................................................... A 19TH CENTURY INDO PERSIAN KARD DAGGER ............................................ ASPREY WINE COOLER ............................................................................................ A DOORSTOP ............................................................................................................... A DOORSTOP ............................................................................................................... A BOOK BOX ............................................................................................................... A KANGXI VASE ......................................................................................................... HUKIN & HEATH POT ................................................................................................ A GROUP OF SILVER ITEMS from left to right MATCH STRIKER ........................................................................................................ HUKIN & HEATH POT - as above VICTORIAN WHISKEY FLASK ................................................................................. BOHEMIAN WHITE OVER CLEAR GLASS BOTTLE ............................................ A BOOKSTAND ............................................................................................................

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