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Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March 2012 Edinburgh


Blair To be sold by auction at 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh Day 1: Wednesday 14th March 2012 at 10am Day 2: Thursday 15th March 2012 at 10am Viewing See detailed arrangements on page 5

Specialists Antiques Lee Young Douglas Girton Books & Manuscripts Simon Vickers Alex Dove Carpets Gavin Strang Paintings & Prints Nick Curnow Charlotte Riordan Silver & Militaria Colin Fraser Trevor Kyle

Sale Number LT345 Catalogue: ÂŁ15

ENQUIRIES AND COMMISSION BIDS Lyon and Turnbull Ltd. 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh EH1 3RR Tel. +44 (0)131 557 8844 Fax. +44 (0)131 557 8668 Email. info@lyonandturnbull.com www.lyonandturnbull.com


Viewing BLAIR

EDINBURGH

Near Dalry, Ayrshire KA24 4ER

33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR

Friday 24th February 2012

Saturday 10th March 2012

12 noon - 4.00pm

Saturday 25th February 2012 10am - 4.00pm

Sunday 11th March 2012

12 noon - 4.00pm

Sunday 26th February 2012 10am - 4.00pm

Monday 12th March 2012

10.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday 13th March 2012

10.00am - 5.00pm

Wednesday 14th March 2012

from 9am

10am - 4.00pm

Telephone at Blair: 01294 834051 (on viewing days only)

How to get to Blair BY ROAD From Glasgow: Take M8 to Glasgow Airport, and then follow signs for A737 to Irvine. Stay on A737, 2 miles past Beith until you reach a small cluster of houses before reaching Dalry. This is the hamlet of Highfield for which there is no sign. Turn left at this crossroads, following the sign for the cycle path to Irvine. After a mile there is a junction with the road on your right, where you see the Estate wall.

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BY PLANE Blair is approximately 18 miles from both Glasgow and Prestwick airports (journey time approx. 30 minutes).

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BY RAIL There is a regular train service from Glasgow Central Station to Dalry (journey time approx. 30 minutes); also from the Ayrshire coast in the other direction.

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LOCAL TAXIS Alexander Taxis: 01294 833741 Ryeside Taxis: 01294 832832 Ushers Taxis: 01294 833387

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From Ayr: Follow A78 towards Greenock until you reach the junction with signs for Kilwinning and Beith. Follow the signs to Kilwinning and then onto Dalry. In Dalry town centre turn right at the traffic lights and take first right towards the Bridgend Industrial Estate and the railway station. Follow the road through to open country. 500 yards after the delimit sign, turn right into the Policies at the north gate and follow the avenue until you reach Blair House.

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Important Information for Buyers Buying at Auction This sale is subject to our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale (see page 294). If you have not bought at auction before we will be delighted to advise you. Estimates Guide estimates are printed below each lot and do not include the buyer's premium. The sale will be conducted in pounds sterling. Buyer's Premium For each lot purchased a Buyer's Premium of 25% is payable on the first £25,000 of the hammer price, plus 20% of the hammer price thereafter; VAT at the appropriate rate is charged on the premium (see our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale). Droit de Suite This symbol § indicates works which may be subject to the Droit de Suite or Artist’s Resale Right, which took effect in the United Kingdom on 14th February 2006. We are required to collect a royalty payment for all qualifying works of art. Under new legislation which came into effect on 1st January 2012, this applies to living artists and artists who have died in the last 70 years. This royalty will be charged to the buyer on the hammer price and in addition to the buyers premium. It will not apply to works where the hammer price is less than €1,000 (euros). The charge for works of art sold at and above €1,000 (euros) and below €50,000 (euros) is 4%. For items selling above €50,000 (euros), charges are calculated on a sliding scale. All royalty charges are paid to the Design and Artists Copyright Society (‘DACS’) and no handling costs or additional fees are retained by the auctioneer. Resale royalties are not subject to VAT. Please note that the royalty payment is calculated on the rate of exchange at the European Central Bank on the date of the sale. More information on Droit de Suite is available at www.dacs.org.uk Illustrations Images of all lots in this sale are available for viewing in the online version of this catalogue on our website at www.lyonandturnbull.com Damage and Restoration Occasionally when a lot has suffered extensive damage and/or restoration it is indicated in the catalogue. This is mentioned entirely at our discretion for the benefit of buyers. Where there is no mention of damage and/or restoration this should not be taken to mean that there is none. We are pleased to provide condition reports on lots for those who cannot view in person. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that the condition of lots is to their satisfaction (see our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale and Condition Reports below). Condition Reports If potential buyers are unable to inspect lots in person our specialists will be happy to prepare detailed Condition Reports on individual lots as quickly as is possible. These are for guidance only and all lots are sold 'as found' (see our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale). Electrical and Mechanical Goods All electrical and mechanical goods are offered for sale for decorative, display or historical purposes only and should not be assumed to be operative. They may not comply with current regulations and it is essential that they are checked and approved by a qualified electrician prior to any intended use. Bidding In Person To bid at the sale all potential buyers must be registered with us on or before the day of sale. To avoid long queues, we strongly recommend that you register prior to the day of sale. We will need proof of identification and residence, and may require a bank reference. Potential buyers must collect a bidding number paddle before the sale begins, and show that number if successful in purchasing a lot. Please ensure that the auctioneer repeats the

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number correctly when confirming the sale. If there is any doubt at this stage as to the hammer price or buyer it must be brought to the auctioneer's attention immediately. All lots will be invoiced to the name and address given on your registration form, which is non-transferable. If you have purchased a lot you may take your paddle to the accounts department and receive an invoice immediately. If you have not been successful please leave the paddle at the Registration or Reception desks. In writing Bid forms are available during the view and at the back of the catalogue. These should be submitted in person, by post, or by fax as soon as possible prior to the sale and we will bid on your behalf up to the top limit indicated. Lots will always be bought as cheaply as is consistent with other bids and reserves. In the event of receiving two identical bids the first one received will take precedence. They must be received at the very latest at least an hour before the sale. We will do our utmost to execute these bids but we offer this service entirely at the bidder's risk. Absentee Bids submitted by telephone must be confirmed in writing. By telephone If you are unable to attend the sale we can normally arrange for you to bid on the telephone. It is assumed that anyone wishing to bid by telephone will be prepared to pay the top estimate or higher; otherwise please bid in person or in writing. For lots with a bottom estimate below £500 we would encourage you to leave an absentee bid instead. Applications to bid on the telephone must be received no later than 5pm on the day prior to the sale. Please book early to avoid disappointment. All telephone bids must be confirmed in writing, listing the relevant lots and appropriate phone number to be called. We recommend that a maximum covering bid is also left in the event that we are unable to reach you by telephone. This service is available entirely at our discretion and at the bidder's risk. We cannot guarantee that lines will be available, or that we will be able to call you on the day, but will endeavour to undertake such bids to the best of our abilities. Online The sale will be running in real time at lyonandturnbull.com. You can browse the catalogue on our site, register, leave commission bids and even follow the auction and bid in real time over the internet. For further information please visit www.lyonandturnbull.com Methods of Payment Goods purchased will not be released until we have received full settlement in cleared funds. We highly recommend that settlement by cheque is cleared in advance. Cheque Cheques should be made payable to 'Lyon and Turnbull Ltd.'. We reserve the right to wait until cheques have been cleared by our bankers before releasing bought goods. Cheques can be cleared prior to the sale on request. Paying by a cheque which has not been cleared may result in the lots going to storage. Cheques drawn by third parties cannot be accepted. If sending payment by post please include the slip from your invoice. Debit or Credit Cards Payment can be made by Switch/Maestro, Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards. There is a 2% surcharge on credit card payments. Collection All purchased lots must be paid for and collected no later than 12 noon on Thursday, 22nd March, 2012. After that time, all lots not collected will be removed to storage and a charge levied (see Removals and Storage). Removals and Storage All purchased lots not collected by 12 noon on Thursday 22nd March 2012, will be removed to store: Removal and storage for uncollected lots will be charged at the following rates (all subject to VAT at the current rate) Small Medium Large Storage cost per lot per day 3.00 6.00 12.00


Welcome to Blair Blair, the house, the family and its collection reflect nearly 1,000 years of Scottish history. The emergence of the descendants of the original Norman knight to become inextricably interwoven with Scottish history is reflected in this beautiful home and its contents. The evolution of a basic Norman tower, complete with moat and portcullis, to a grand, yet homely, mansion reflects the increasing prosperity and importance of a number of members of the family over the centuries. The ancient towers, added to over five centuries, provided the stable base from which the Blairs sallied forth to make their fortune. A spirit of adventure, opportunism and gallantry on the battlefield, reflected in many of the artifacts, pictures and family stories, were abiding characteristics of the Blair family. By the mid 1600s it is credence to their standing in society that the young William Blair (18th Laird) married Lady Margaret Hamilton, fourth daughter of the powerful 2nd Duke of Hamilton, in 1666. It is thanks to this union and Lady Hamilton's desire to have a home which reflected her standing in society, that the rudimentary tower house was transformed into an elegant mansion. Her husband, the courageous and bold young Laird, raised a troup of horse and fought for Prince William of Orange. He was captured by 'Bonnie Dundee' and died in captivity. His wife, cursing him for defection from the Stuart cause, sadly lived to see the demise of the original Blair bloodline with the successive deaths of her son, grandson, granddaughter and finally great grandson. The sword with which William Blair is reputed to have fought Bonnie Dundee is amongst the treasured weapons now in this sale. A century of service, prosperity, expanding horizons and great vision saw three generations of Blairs transform the mansion, policies, estate and local area. William Blair (24th Laird) was a notable horticulturist and planted the magnificent collection of species trees and shrubs which are the foundation of the superb gardens. We found an invoice from a nurseryman in Edinburgh dated 1837 when he spent ÂŁ978.38p in one year on trees and shrubs! His son, William Fordyce Blair (25th Laird) was the epitome of an opportunist naval officer. He joined the navy aged 14 and rose to become a notable and successful sea captain, making his fortune in foreign lands. He was a tremendous character and collector. When he and his wife, Caroline Isabella, inherited Blair in 1841, Captain Blair ploughed all his prodigious energy into expanding and aggrandizing the house, collecting rare antiques from around the world, embarking on innovative business ventures and endowing the local community. Many of the interesting items in the house are a testament to his eclectic taste and a personal record of his life. We can envisage

him sitting reading and writing some of his numerous diaries in the magnificent library chair he had made from the timbers of his “watery home of 7 years� the Britannia. Blair has always been a treasured home and many generations have added and left their own special memory. Following in this tradition, in 2003 we commissioned a unique boardroom table, made from an ancient Blair oak tree, from the award winning Glasgow furniture designer Paul Hodgkiss. In recent years we have revitalized and regenerated the house and helped give it a new role. With opening the house for special guests many people from around the world have enjoyed the opportunity to experience living Scottish history and hospitality. We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to share in a special piece of Scotland's history and heritage and we trust that the items in this collection will become treasured pieces where ever they next reside, as they have been over the past centuries. With best wishes

Luke and Caroline Borwick

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Contents Page 10

Blair House

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The Lairds of Blair

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186

Mary Queen of Scots Bedroom 513-521

The Guard Room

6-26

188

The Victoria Corridor

522-533

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The Ingle Room

27-63

192

Lady Margaret’s Bedroom

534-555

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Captain Blair’s Study

64-80

200

The Colonel’s Bedroom

556-568

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The Stairs

81

202

The Yellow Bedroom

569-590

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The First Floor Hall

82-105

210

The Yellow Dressing Room

591-607

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The Drawing Room

106-247

214

The Brittany Corridor

608-616

110

The China Pantry

248-265

215

The Bombo Bedroom

617-627

114

The Dining Room

266-301

218

The Brittany Bedroom

628-652

134

The Sitting Room

302-361

224

The Napoleon Bedroom

653-684

153

Cecily Blair’s Bedroom

362-385

230

The Garden

685-689

161

The East Wing

386-433

169

The Attics

434-483

236

Arms & Militaria

701-723

176

The Textile Cupboard

484-499

243

Silver & Objects of Vertu

724-887

180

The Blue Tower Bedroom

500-512

274

Books & Manuscripts

888-955

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The Entrance

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Lots

Thursday, 15th March, 2012

Front End Paper: The Drawing Room, late 19th century Back End Paper: Captain Blair’s Study, late 19th century

Images of all lots in this sale can be viewed on our website at www.lyonandturnbull.com

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Blair

Watercolour of Blair, 1863 (lot 304)

“Blair-Castle is ane ancient castell and strong dounioun veil beutified with gardens orchards and partiers seatted on the brinke of ye River Garnock it is the ancient patrimony and heritage of ye Lairds of Blare de eodem to quhome a grate portione of the parish of Dal-ray does lykewayes belonge.” Timothy Pont’s description of Blair in 1604-1608


Blair castle is reputed to be the oldest continually inhabited mansion in Scotland, which has never been rebuilt or sold until now. The original Norman Tower is thought to date back to 1105. The levellings and traces of the outlines an earlier Celtic settlement can be seen from aerial photographs of the park. The name Blair in Celtic usually means a plain or common, but it also has another meaning: a battle. Neither seems particularly appropriate in this instance, although the rocky outcrop on which the first tower was built might have prevented tree growth close by. This early defensive structure was built above a tributary of the River Garnock, namely the Bombo which flows just below, on a semi-circular plateau of whinstone rock; you can still see the rock face to the right of the tower door and inside the Guard Room. In the 19th century, excavations in front of the tower for the addition of a small roofed porch, which has subsequently been removed, unearthed evidence of a moat to the front. This was apparently filled in after one young Blair heir fell into it and nearly drowned. The traditional square stone building with its barrel vaulted ceiling in the Great Hall, as it would have been, was a basic tower structure. It went up three levels and the upper rooms would probably have been accessed from a wooden stairway protected by a circular wooden structure. You can see the access points through the thick outside walls at the next two levels through the toilets outside the Sitting Room on the first floor and the Blue Tower Bedroom on the second. The old battlements are still visible in the attics. In the process of maintenance works in 2002, plaster was stripped off to reveal the basis of the original ladder stairs. The rudimentary stone work and the lack of structured key stones in the Guard Room indicate the early date of the building. This original masonry is well preserved, being protected and surrounded by the later subsequent additions to the house. A second tower was added in 1203 to the back of the 1105 tower. As the house is built on rock, one notices it is at a different level to the original tower. It is evident that an access was built through the outside walls into what is now the cellar. This barrel vaulted room, later turned by the Victorians into a wine cellar, is notable by the more advanced building technique with keystones in place and an early toilet. It is a wider and flatter structure than the earlier tower. This was probably also a building of three levels, but rising above the 1105 tower. The Sitting Room is formed from the 2nd level of the 1105 Tower on the first floor and the Dining Room can be accessed through

The Bombo Burn, north of the house, late 19th century

a door in what were once the abutting walls of the original two towers. The depth of this opening gives some idea of the thickness of these original stone walls. The second level of the 1203 tower, which is now incorporated in the present Dining Room, was used as a chapel until the late 17th century. Further additions in the 14th to 16th centuries extended the original tower house into a complex series of adjoined towers. The Mary Queen of Scots Bedroom is one of the highest rooms in the house and is at the top of the 1105 tower, although it is likely that this higher level was added in 14th or 15th century. Similarly, the 1203 tower is completely surrounded by later building and the plaque noting ‘1203’ above the current front door is on one of these later additions. The crest and date of 1617 above the other front door celebrates the union of Bryce Blair and Annabel Wallace of Craigie.

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The next recorded and identifiable addition is the 1668 South Wing, added by William Blair (c. 1640-1689) and his wife, Lady Margaret Hamilton. William inherited the estate as a minor and later married the fifth daughter of the 2nd Duke of Hamilton in March 1666. The initials of LMH & WB are carved above the windows to celebrate their conversion of what was probably a fairly rudimentary tower house into a more elegant and grand 17th century house. Beside the western wall of this wing, evidence of what was a walled servants area to the side of the house, now demolished, is present in the flat lawn and can be seen in early photographs. The presence of thacking stones indicate that this area was probably originally thatched. The East Wing without its present top floor was added in 1730. It is possible that at one stage the kitchens were

View from the south-east, late 19th century

moved into this wing, with the food having to come across the courtyard. In the Sitting Room is the original door into the 1730 wing, now turned into a cupboard. It is noticeably lower than the later Victorian doors. This was used prior to the Victorian adaptations which added the upper level to the East Wing. At this time the house was widened by fifteen feet towards the cliff face and all the levels and heights of the 1st and 2nd floor rooms in the 1730 wing were changed.

View from the south, late 19th century

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The 1800s were a period of prosperity, expanding horizons, culture, eminence and notable public service for the Blair family. It was important to the Victorians that their status was reflected in their homes and the embellished surroundings. Over three generations in the 19th century the house as it appears today and the superbly designed


The Drawing Room, late 19th century

landscape of the Policies, with its excellent collection of species trees, were created. William Blair (1767-1841) started the landscaping and the plant collection, creating the basis of the designed Policies. It is a credit to his son Captain William Fordyce Blair (1805-1884) and subsequently his son, Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair (1853-1943), along with his wife Mary Georgina Baird, that the extensive additions and adaptations undertaken in the 1800s are so synergistic with the earlier mansion house and original tower structures. The addition of the West Wing to accommodate the bedrooms, bathrooms, servants’ quarters, kitchens and all service areas, was probably achieved in different phases in the later 19th century. The Drawing Room, with its beautiful Adam style plaster work containing the heraldic motifs of the Hamilton and Blair crests, was originally two adjoining rooms. The original plasterwork can be seen in the Upper Hall and the outer cornicing of the Drawing Room. William Fordyce Blair had the existing elegant double cubed room created, with restrained Ionic columns and a concealed beam to support the ceiling. The symbols of the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the French fleur de lys and the Hamilton crescent moons in the plasterwork all relate to the historic roots of the family. He also had the kitchen moved from

the barrel vaulted room at the base of the 1668 wing into the new West Wing, thus creating the Study which bears his name today. Another notable alteration undertaken by William Fordyce was the creation of the passage between the present day Guard Room and cellar, which runs through the base of the original two tower walls. No mason would undertake the responsibility for cutting such a passage and Captain Blair had to superintend the work himself. The East Wing was adapted and extended to become the children’s wing and the top level was added to accommodate the children’s servants. Captain William Fordyce Blair was a great collector of antiquities and curios and the grounds once housed a museum displaying his treasures. Some artifacts collected by him remain in the gardens, notably the beautiful 18th century Italian gates leading into the Walled Garden. The final significant work to the house was completed by Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair and his wife Mary Baird in 1893. You can see their initials on the magnificent stone work in the Ingle Room as you enter the house. Over the last decade a great deal of revitalization and renovation has been carried out by Luke and Caroline Borwick, bringing this historic family home up to date and into the 21st century, some 900 years after the first stones were laid.

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The Lairds of Blair

A Blair family photograph, circa 1870

“This very ancient family is connected by intermarriages with the best in the west of Scotland and has enjoyed a high rank in Ayrshire for more than six hundred years.” James Paterson’s account of Blair in his History of the County of Ayr, published in 1847

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The family trace their ancestry back to reign of William the Lion (1165-1214), when the Barony of Blair was awarded by the king to a Norman knight Jean Francois (anglicised to John Francis) for services rendered, and his son added Blair to his name. It appears that originally both names were used, as witnessed in a charter granted by Hugh Francis Blare of Blare, to James Francis Blare, his son, of the lands of Jamestoun. Although the date of the charter is not given, it is sealed in the presence of Roger, Abbot of Kilwinning around 1400. Following Jean Francois, 1st Laird, the subsequent Lairds of Blair are as follows:

William de Blair, 2nd Laird Mentioned in a charter between Ralph de Eglintoun and the town of Irvine in 1205. Believed to have married a daughter of King John of England. Known to have had at least two sons, Bryce and David. Thought to have died in the reign of Alexander II. Sir Bryce de Blair, 3rd Laird A supporter of William Wallace, he was captured by the English and executed at the Barns of Ayr in 1296. Succeeded by his brother.

James Blair, 9th Laird Of whom little is known. John Blair, 10th Laird Received a charter from James III confirming him in the Lands of Blair. Married Beatrix Mortoun and had a son and two daughters. John Blair, 11th Laird Received various charters confirming him in his status as Laird. He married Lady Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of Hugh, 1st Earl of Eglinton. Had a son John and daughter Margaret. John Blair, 12th Laird Married Margaret Cunnyngham, daughter of William Cunnyngham of Glengarnock. Two sons, John and William, and two daughters. John Blair, 13th Laird Married Grizel, daughter of Robert, 3rd Lord Semphill. They had several offspring. Sir Bryce Blair, 14th Laird Married Annabella Wallace of the Craigie family and had two sons and five daughters.

David de Blair, 4th Laird In common with many other Scottish nobles, he was compelled to pay homage to King Edward I. Had at least one son. Sir Roger de Blair, 5th Laird A supporter of Robert the Bruce, he was knighted for services before and during the Battle of Bannockburn (1314). He married Marie Mure, daughter of Mure of Rowallan. Followed by his son. Hugh de Blair, 6th Laird Had at least two sons, James and John. John was the progenitor of the Blairs of Adamton. James de Blair, 7th Laird Received two charters from Robert II dated May 1375 and July 1375 confirming the charters given to his ancestors. Died during the reign of James I. Sir Hugh de Blair, 8th Laird Witness to a charter granted to Hugh Barclay of Kilbirny which was confirmed by King James I on 26th May 1431. Succeeded by his son.

Lot 116 Sir Bryce Blair, 15th Laird (d. 1639) Survived his father by only a few months. He was knighted by King Charles I. He married firstly Marion, daughter of Sir Walter Dundas, and secondly Anne, daughter of Monteith of Carse.

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John Blair, 16th Laird Died unmarried and was succeeded by his uncle. John Blair, 17th Laird (d. 1662) Married Lady Jean Cunningham, daughter of William, 8th Earl of Glencairn. Both he and his son William left Blair for some time when Cromwell came to Scotland. It is not stated whether their period of exile was voluntary or compulsory because of their support for the House of Stuart. William Blair, 18th Laird (c. 1640-1689) Married Lady Margaret Hamilton, daughter of William, 2nd Duke of Hamilton. She strongly disapproved of his opposition to the Stuart cause. He was initially a supporter of the Royalists against the Covenanters. In 1689 he was appointed a member of the commission concerning the union of the two Kingdoms. Also in that year he raised a troop of cavalry in support of William of Orange and went to the County of Perth. There he was captured by Viscount Dundee (‘Bonnie Dundee’) at St Johnston in May and taken to the Treshnish Isles, off Mull. He died there in the same year. William Blair, 19th Laird Was in Government service. Married Magdalene Campbell, daughter of James Campbell of Gargunnock. They had various offspring.

Lot 85 Hamilton Blair, 23rd Laird (1710-1782) Rose to become a Major in the Royal Scots Greys. He served at the Battle of Fontenoy (1745) and later commanded them during the Seven Years War (1756-63). He married Jane, daughter of Sydenham Williams of Herringston. They had a son and two daughters.

John Blair, 20th Laird The 20th Laird is something of an enigma. It is probable that he outlived his father but died shortly thereafter without issue. Magdalene Blair, 21st Laird (1680-1715) Daughter and only surviving child of the 19th Laird, she married William Scott of Malleny. Scott adopted the surname Blair. Magdalene had one son and died in childbirth. After her death, William married Catherine Tait, daughter of William Tait, an Edinburgh merchant. They had five sons and six daughters. William Blair, 22nd Laird (d. 1732) Son of Magdalene, he died unmarried in 1732 and was succeeded by his half brother. It is reputed that Lady Margaret Hamilton was still alive to see all her descendants predecease her. She lived to regret the curse she laid on her husband when he deserted the Stuart cause.

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Lot 120 William Blair, 24th Laird (1767-1841) Was a Colonel of the Ayrshire Regiment of Fencible Cavalry for many years and a Member of Parliment for Ayrshire, but lost his seat after opposing the Reform Bill. He married Magdalene Fordyce, daughter of John Fordyce of Ayton. They had five sons and seven daughters. Succeeded by his eldest surviving son.


William Fordyce Blair, 25th Laird (1805-1888) Was the third son of the 24th Laird and was sent join the Royal Naval at the age of 14, where he rose to the rank of Captain. He served during the whole of the First Anglo-Burmese War (182426), for which he was decorated. During the Greek War of Independence he saw action at the Battle of Navarino (1827) and was mentioned in dispatches for his gallantry at the taking of Morea Castle (1828), whilst attached to the French forces. He was again with the French forces when they invaded Algiers (1830). He served in the China Seas for four years and was engaged in suppressing the many pirates who abounded there. He married Caroline Isabella Sprot of Loudon. They had two sons and three daughters. Taking great interest in the wellbeing of the local community, he opened the policies of Blair to the people of Dalry and was instrumental in the creation of a New Public Hall in Dalry. Succeeded by his eldest surviving son. Lot 362

Frederick Gordon Blair, 26th Laird (1852-1943) Rose to the rank of Colonel in the Yeomanry. He started in the Ayrshire Yeomanry in 1870 before joining the 14th Hussars in 1873, with whom he went to India. He was in the 16th Lancers from 1874-1881 and joined the Leicestershire Yeomanry in 1881, becoming commandant from 1895-1905. He commanded the 4th Battaleon of the Imperial Yeomanry in the Second AngloBoer War (1899-1902), being mentioned in dispatches. He was awarded a C. B. and the Russian Order of St. Anne. Riding in the procession from Buckingham Palace, he represented the entire yeomanry force at the coronation of Edward VII in 1902. He was later Aide de Camp to King George V from 1914 to 1920. Married to Mary Baird of Rosemount, near Ayr, they had just one child, Mary Cecily Magdalene. He was the last Laird of Blair.

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Cecily Magdalene Blair (1884-1978) Inherited the estate but apparently never assumed the title. Cecily was engaged at the beginning of the 1st World War but tragically her fiancé, Lord Robert Balfour of Birley, was killed in the first ten days of the war. She lived at Blair most of her life and did much good work in the district.

Michael Borwick (1916-1986) Inherited Blair, he was the 2nd son of Cecily’s first cousin, Violet Borwick (nee Middleton). Michael Borwick became a Lt. Colonel in the Royal Scots Greys and after the 2nd World War married Veronica Harrison. They had two sons, Freddie and Jamie, who were both tragically killed in a motor accident on 1st February 1969, shortly after Freddie’s 21st birthday.

Luke Borwick (born 1947) Blair passed to Luke, the son of Michael’s elder brother Peter. Also an officer in the Royal Scots Greys, he is a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen’s bodyguard for Scotland, and was Aide-de-Camp to Army Commander, Scotland, between 1971 and 1973. He gained the rank of Captain in 1973 in the service of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Luke married Caroline Stormonth Darling in 1973. They have two children, Alexandra and Malcolm. Alexandra is married to Lucas Stokes and they have two small boys, Finley & Rafe. Malcolm, an international Polo Player for the English team, is married to Alexandra Burdett. Malcolm and Alexandra have a little girl, Ines Carolina.

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DAY ONE


The Entrance 1 FC333/1466C PAIR OF REGENCY BLACK PAINTED CAST IRON BOOTSCRAPES CIRCA 1815 each with blade between paired cabriole supports, on galleried oval tray base (2)

2 FC333/257 VICTORIAN CAST IRON DOOR STOP LATE 19TH CENTURY in the rococo style; and a VICTORIAN CAST IRON BOOT PULL, of beetle form (2)

3 FC333/263B THREE WOODEN BOOT JACKS LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY of typical form; and a LATER BOOT POLISHER (4)

stop 36cm high; pull 25cm long

£100-200

27cm wide, 30cm high, 41cm long

£80-120

£300-500 See illustration opposite

4 FC333/256 EDWARDIAN BRASS MOUNTED OAK LETTER BOX RETAILED BY J C VICKERY, LONDON, CIRCA 1910 with sloping hinged top above glazed front, with trade label; and a SET OF EDWARDIAN BRASS POSTAL SCALES (2) box 33cm wide, 24cm high, 21cm deep; scales 32cm wide

£300-500

5 FC333/325 PAIR OF VICTORIAN SCUMBLE PAINTED PINE HALL CHAIRS MID 19TH CENTURY each with shield back centred by Blair crest, solid seat, on turned legs (2) 48cm wide, 94cm high, 39cm deep

£200-300

The Front Door, late 19th century

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6 FC333/332 PAIR OF AUSTRIAN WALNUT AND MARQUETRY ARMCHAIRS TYROLEAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY each with pierced back carved with vines, the seats and backs with inlaid and pokerwork panels (2) 61cm wide, 107cm high, 47cm deep

£700-1,000

7 FC333/463D ITALIAN CARVED OAK CASSONE LATE 18TH CENTURY the front panel carved with foliate scrolls and raised fielded panels and bearing date ‘1795’, on bun feet 144cm wide, 62cm high, 63cm deep

£700-1,000

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8 FC333/262 PAIR OF CAST IRON ANDIRONS POSSIBLY 16TH/17TH CENTURY cast in relief with roundels and mask motifs (2) 53cm high

£400-600

9 FC333/262C STONE MORTAR AND PESTLE 18TH/ 19TH CENTURY of typical form; and ANOTHER STONE MORTAR (3) first mortar 44cm diameter, 30cm high second mortar 42cm diameter, 20cm high

£200-300

10 FC333/327 PAIR OF VICTORIAN OAK AND NEEDLEWORK POLE SCREENS MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY each mounted with part of a saddle cloth of the 16th lancers, on tripod base with scrolled feet, brass cross rail (2) 149cm high Note: The saddlecloth belonged to Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair, 26th Laird, who was commissioned in the 16th Lancers in 1874.

£400-600

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11 FC333/329 THREE VICTORIAN IRON BOUND OAK SILVER CHESTS LATE 19TH CENTURY one with fitted interior with tray bearing Stephen Smith & Son trade label, all with brass plaques inscribed ‘Col. F.G. Blair’ (3) 76cm, 75cm and 61cm wide Note: Used for transporting the family silver between Blair and Ashwell, the family’s home in Leicestershire.

£200-300

12 FC333/259A COLLECTION OF WHIPS AND CANES 19TH/20TH CENTURY (qty)

14 FC333/330B WROUGHT IRON STANDARD LAMP LATE 19TH CENTURY in the 17th century style

Note: Used by members of the family hunting and riding mainly in Ayrshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. The family rode mainly with the Quorn Hunt.

162cm high

£100-200 13 FC333/263D TWO PAINTED PLASTER FIGURES LATE 19TH CENTURY modelled as Tam O’Shanter and Souter Johnny (2)

£100-150 15 FC333/263X TWO PAIRS OF BRASS CANDLESTICKS 19TH CENTURY each with urn shaped sconce on tapering column and circular foot (4) 31cm and 26cm high

£150-250

17 FC333/439 VICTORIAN CARVED OAK HALL CHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY of William & Mary style, the carved and turned pierced high back over a red plush upholstered seat, on block turned stretchered legs with castors

£80-120

16 FC333/263C TWO VICTORIAN BRASS BOUND OAK STICK STANDS LATE 19TH CENTURY of flattened barrel form (2) larger 35cm wide, 66cm high

£150-250

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90cm wide, 36cm high, 50cm deep

£100-200

50cm wide, 132cm high, 48cm deep

20 FC333/262A WROUGHT IRON TRIVET LATE 19TH CENTURY of open wirework form

£80-120

108cm wide, 45cm high, 32cm deep

18 FC333/263 WALNUT SPINNING WHEEL 19TH CENTURY of typical form, on tripod base 100cm high

40cm high

19 FC333/263A STONE TROUGH 19TH CENTURY rectangular

£80-120

£150-250 21 FC333/262B COLLECTION OF FIREPLACE AND KITCHEN TOOLS 19TH CENTURY comprising: a pair of brass jelly pans, a cast iron kettle, an iron, and a poker (5) largest pan 44cm diam; kettle 36cm high

£100-150


22 FC333/330 VICTORIAN OAK GLASTONBURY CHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY of typical form, the back carved with a portrait roundel 53cm wide, 83cm high, 44cm deep

£100-150

23 FC333/330A OAK BURGERMEISTER CHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY of typical form with carved pierced curved back above leather upholstered seat, ball and claw feet 64cm wide, 76cm high, 67cm deep

£150-250

24 FC333/463F TWO VICTORIAN CARVED OAK HALL CHAIRS LATE 19TH CENTURY of Baroque style, the tall backs carved with urns and C-scrolls and surmounted by a carved openwork cresting, flanked by turned side rails with finials (2) 42cm wide, 128cm high, 43cm deep

£150-250

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25 FC333/310 GEORGE III MAHOGANY OVAL DROP FLAP TABLE CIRCA 1800 raised on tapered legs ending on pad feet 99cm wide, 71cm high, 120cm deep (open)

£300-500

26 FC333/328 CARVED OAK COFFER PROBABLY SCOTTISH, 17TH CENTURY the triple panel front carved with foliate scrolls 155cm wide, 62cm high, 54cm deep

£400-600


The Ingle Room


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27 FC333/3 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL THE STAG HUNT Oil on canvas 76cm x 141cm

£800-1,200

28 FC333/1 MANNER OF SAMUEL ALKEN HYDE PARK CORNER COACHES AND CARRIAGES Oil on canvas 36cm x 53cm

and a companion, a pair (2) £2,000-3,000

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29 FC333/2 FOLLOWER OF MELCHIOR HONDECOETER ORNAMENTAL FOWL IN AN ITALIANATE LANDSCAPE Oil on canvas 100cm x 122cm

£6,000-8,000

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30 FC333/4A ENGLISH SCHOOL 19TH CENTURY THE HUNT Coloured engraving 24cm x 62cm

and three others, by the same hand (4) £300-500 31 FC333/177 TWO STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY FIGURES MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY modelled as Robert Burns and Souter Johnny; and a CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN FIGURE GROUP, of Tam O’Shanter (3) 28cm, 23cm and 26cm high

£150-250

33 FC333/178A TWO STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY PORTRAIT BUSTS 19TH CENTURY depicting George Washington and Alexander I of Russia, each on marbleised waisted square bases (2)

25cm high; 35cm and 36cm

22cm and 27cm high

diameter

£150-250

£80-120

34 FC333/179A TWO STAFFORDSHIRE HISTORICAL FIGURES 19TH CENTURY one a seated figure of Wellington; the other a pearlware bust of Nelson; and a CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN POSY HOLDER, modelled as George III’s head (3)

38 FC333/259C REGENCY GILTWOOD MIRROR CRESTING EARLY 19TH CENTURY carved as a figure of an eagle

32cm, 24cm and 14cm high

32 FC333/272 VICTORIAN OAK FRAMED BAROGRAPH TURNBULL & CO, EDINBURGH, LATE 19TH CENTURY of typical glazed form 35cm wide, 20cm high, 20cm deep

£200-300

£100-150 35 FC333/179B TWO CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN BUSTS OF FRENCH OFFICERS LATE 19TH CENTURY the first titled ‘Poncet 1806’,; the other titled Gautier 1792’; and a PLASTER BUST OF NAPOLEON (3) 33cm, 26cm and 23cm high

£100-150 36 No lot

37 FC333/179C THREE BLUE AND WHITE CERAMICS comprising: a Doulton blue and white jardinière; a Delft plate; and a blue and white punch bowl (3)

60cm wide, 29cm high

£80-120 39 FC333/259 PLASTER BUST OF A NOBLEMAN 19TH CENTURY possibly the Duke of York, on a socle base 67cm high

£100-150 40 FC333/259B AUSTRIAN PIERCED BRASS INCENSE HOLDER AND STAND CIRCA 1900 of Art Nouveau style, with embossed swans and floriform motifs, on claw and ball feet 43cm wide, 40cm high

£80-120

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41 FC333/178 LARGE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY BUST OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE CIRCA 1820 polychrome painted, on a waisted square base 41cm high

£150-250

42 FC333/259D PAIR OF CONTINENTAL SPELTER FIGURES OF JESTERS EARLY 20TH CENTURY each figure modelled seated on an ebonised pedestal base (2) 32cm high

£150-250

43 FC333/179D DRESDEN TWIN HANDLED PORCELAIN JARDINIÈRE LATE 19TH CENTURY of bombe form, painted with scenes after Watteau and floral bouquets 34cm diameter, 35cm high

£200-300

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44 FC333/333 REGENCY MAHOGANY CHAMBER-HORSE EXERCISE CHAIR EARLY 19TH CENTURY of typical form, with rectangular spring-loaded accordion brown suede upholstered seat above a pull-out step, on turned legs 75cm wide, 98cm high, 47cm deep Note: Exercise chairs such as this were sometimes called ‘chamber-horses’ because the users bounced up and down, exercising their legs in a way similar to riding a horse. They were advertised from as early as 1740 and were still popular in 1803 when the designer Thomas Sheraton illustrated one in his Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book. A similar example to this one, but with caned back, is in the National Trust Collection at Belton House, Lincolnshire.

£800-1,200

45 FC333/320 GEORGE III MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD AND INLAID CYLINDER DESK CIRCA 1790 the fitted interior with a ratchet adjusted writing surface, tambour front over two frieze drawers, raised on square tapered legs 107cm wide, 97cm high, 63cm deep

£1,000-1,500

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46 FC333/326 VICTORIAN OAK WELLINGTON CHEST MID 19TH CENTURY with nine graduated short drawers between columns, plinth base 61cm wide, 148cm high, 45cm deep

£600-900

47 FC333/408G VICTORIAN OAK BREAKFAST TABLE MID 19TH CENTURY the circular top on a facetted baluster column and triform base, on bun feet 134cm diameter, 72cm high

£300-500

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48 FC333/318 SMALL ITALIAN CEDAR AND WALNUT POKERWORK CASSONE SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY carved in low relief and decorated with various scenes, the underside of the lid similar 75cm wide, 38cm high, 45cm deep

£500-800

49 FC333/418 GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE MID/LATE 18TH CENTURY the rectangular top with outset curved corners above a single frieze drawer, tapered straight legs, ending in pad feet 61cm wide, 70cm high, 52cm deep

£300-500

50 FC333/312 FRENCH LOUIS XV WALNUT PANETIÈRE PROVENCAL, MID 18TH CENTURY the panels relief carved with flowers, birds and urns, turned supports, on cabriole legs 83cm wide, 96cm high, 39cm deep

£400-600

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51 FC333/311 GEORGE III MAHOGANY FRAMED AND UPHOLSTERED GAINSBOROUGH ARMCHAIR LATE 18TH CENTURY of typical form, raised on square legs, later needlework covers 70cm wide, 102cm high, 56cm deep

£400-600

52 FC333/317 VICTORIAN OAK FRAMED AND UPHOLSTERED SIDE CHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY the high back surmounted with Blair crest of recumbent stag and initial ‘B’, over a needlework seat and back raised on spiral turned legs £300-500

53 FC333/314 PAIR OF VICTORIAN WALNUT SIDE CHAIRS LATE 19TH CENTURY in the 17th century style, with carved backs above needlework seats, raised on spirally turned legs, one inscribed ‘H.E. Blair 1906’ (2) 50cm wide, 99cm high, 42cm deep

£300-500

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54 FC333/258 DUTCH PAINTED WOOD STAARTKLOK FRIESIAN, LATE 18TH/ EARLY 19TH CENTURY polychrome painted with figural scenes, the dial surmounted by a glazed recess fitted with sailing ships 35cm wide, 117cm high

£400-600

55 FC333/313 LARGE VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD AND MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID WHEEL BAROMETER G DAVIS, LEEDS, MID 19TH CENTURY with allover foliate inlay and engraved silvered dials 46cm wide, 133cm high

£800-1,200

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56 FC333/459 VICTORIAN BURR WALNUT AND LINE INLAID CUSHION FRAME MIRROR LATE 19TH CENTURY of William & Mary style, with an arched scroll cut cresting and rectangular mirror plate in a cushion moulded frame 57cm wide, 96cm high

£250-350

57 FC333/315 GEORGE III OAK AND MAHOGANY CROSSBANDED DRESSER NORTHWEST ENGLISH, CIRCA 1780 with an arrangement of drawers around a recessed cupboard door, on later bun feet 187cm wide, 84cm high, 52cm deep

£800-1,200

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58 FC333/309 GEORGE III OAK CORNER CABINET LATE 18TH CENTURY with fielded panel doors enclosing shelved interior, raised on ogee bracket feet 112cm wide, 234cm high, 60cm deep

£700-1,000

59 FC333/321 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED SOFA LATE 19TH CENTURY covered in foliate pattern fabric, on turned legs 166cm wide

£300-500

62 FC333/323 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY VIDE POCHE S & H JEWELL, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY the tray top raised on cabriole legs ending in brass caps and castors 81cm wide, 82cm high, 35cm deep

60 FC333/323D TWO GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS LATE 18TH CENTURY with pierced vase shaped splats (2) £80-120 61 No lot

£200-300 63 FC333/297A NORTHWEST PERSIAN RUNNER LATE 19TH CENTURY the lemon field with six red rosettes between indigo serrated leaf diagonals, within indigo rosette and vine border between bands 405cm x 108cm

£150-250

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64 FC333/335 VICTORIAN OAK WRITING TABLE SCOTTISH, MID 19TH CENTURY The green insert leather writing surface over a single frieze drawer with a carved arched detail, raised on side supports ending on hairy paw feet 130cm wide, 75cm high, 65cm deep

£700-1,000

65 FC333/334 GEORGE I WALNUT BANDED CHEST ON STAND CIRCA 1720 AND LATER the moulded cornice above a cushion moulded frieze drawer and three short and three long drawers with herringbone inlay, the lower part with three short apron drawers, reduced in height 105cm high, 136cm high, 58cm deep

£700-1,000

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66 FC333/337 VICTORIAN CARVED WALNUT TWIN PEDESTAL DESK MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY of Baroque style with carved mask handles, foliate scrolls and cartouches, the raised superstructure with three short drawers above a slant front and three short frieze drawers, raised on banks of three drawers 140cm wide, 113cm high, 82cm deep Note: This was Captain William Fordyce Blair’s desk, added on completion of the study.

£400-600

67 FC333/336 WALNUT AND MARQUETRY INLAID CHEST ON STAND LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY of William & Mary style, the moulded rectangular top over three graduated drawers, the lower section with an arched apron flanked by short drawers, on turned and tapered legs ending on bun feet and joined by a serpentine X-form stretcher 75cm wide, 132cm high, 49cm deep

£800-1,200

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68 FC333/324 MARITIME INTEREST: PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN OAK FRAMED AND LEATHER UPHOLSTERED LIBRARY ARMCHAIRS CIRCA 1842 each with high padded back and seat in red leather flanked by part padded arms ending in scrolled hand holds, raised on lappet carved legs with brass caps and castors, one chair fitted with a brass and oak adjustable bookrest and bearing a white metal plaque inscribed ‘HMS Brittania/the wooden home of/ Will. F. Blair/for 7 years/1842’, the other chair lacking bookrest, bearing similar plaque engraved ‘The Royal George/Sunk at Spithead Aug 19th 1782/1100 souls perished/Recovered 1840’ (2) 69cm wide, 112cm high, 72cm deep

Note: HMS Britannia was a 120-gun first-rate ship-of-the-line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1813 and launched on 20 October 1820. Commissioned in 1823, she saw service in the Mediterranean from 1830 to 1841. She was decommissioned in 1843, before returning to service for the Crimean War, from 1851-4. She returned to England at the beginning of 1855 and that year became a hospital ship at Portsmouth, then a cadet training ship in 1859. She was moved to Portland in 1862, then Dartmouth in 1863. She was finally sold for scrapping in 1869. These timbers were presumably removed when she was first decomissioned in 1842-3. HMS Royal George was a 100-gun first-rate ship-of-the-line of the Royal Navy, built at Woolwich Dockyard and launched on 18 February 1756. The largest warship in the world at the time of launching, she saw service during the Seven Years’ War, as Admiral Sir Edward Hawke’s flagship at the Battle of Quiberon Bay and later taking part in the Battle of Cape St Vincent. She sank whilst undergoing routine maintenance work, anchored off Portsmouth on 29 August 1782 with the loss of more than 1,000 lives - one of the most serious maritime losses to occur in British waters. In 1840 the broken wreckage was destroyed by the Royal Engineers in a huge controlled explosion that shattered windows as far away as Portsmouth and Gosport. Several of the salvaged bronze cannon were melted down to form the base of Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square. Timber from the ship was also used to make the billiard table for the North Wing of Burghley House, Lincolnshire.

£3,000-5,000

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69 FC333/264C VICTORIAN PAINTED CAST IRON ‘PUNCH’ DOORSTOP KENRICK & SONS LTD, WEST BROMWICH, LATE 19TH CENTURY polychrome painted, foundry mark 32cm high

£70-100

70 FC333/264 PAIR OF CARVED OAK CARYATIDS 19TH CENTURY of Baroque style, one depicting a satyr, the other a baccante, each on a scrolled foot (2) 71cm high

£200-300

71 FC333/264B JAPANESE PIERCED BRONZE VASE MEIJI PERIOD, CIRCA 1900 of double gourd form cast in relief with trees and birds, converted to a lamp

72 FC333/264E VICTORIAN BOULLE MARQUETRY INK STAND LATE 19TH CENTURY with an oval pen tray and fitted with a facetted glass inkwell, on flattened bun feet

33cm high, excluding fitting

27cm wide, 18cm deep

£70-100

£80-120

73 FC333/264D VICTORIAN BLACK LEATHER DEED BOX PARKINS & GOTTO, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY with recessed handle and plaque engraved ‘Mrs Blair of Blair/ Ayrshire’; and a VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD WRITING BOX, with recessed brass handles (2) deed box 41cm wide, 16cm high, 29cm deep; writing box 40cm wide, 14cm high, 25cm deep

£200-300

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74 FC333/337B VICTORIAN OAK OPEN BOOKCASE LATE 19TH CENTURY with a thumbail carved and moulded edge, fitted with six adjustable shelves 136cm wide, 115cm high, 29cm deep

£200-300


75 FC333/180 STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY BUST OF ALEXANDER I OF RUSSIA WOOD & CALDWELL, CIRCA 1812 polychrome painted, impressed marks; and a BUST OF AN OFFICER, 19th century, wearing a blue coat (2) 30cm and 26cm high

£300-500

76 FC333/181 STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY BUST OF REVEREND JOHN WESLEY EARLY 19TH CENTURY Wood & Caldwell type, with impressed marks, on a marbleised base; and a BUST OF A GENTLEMAN, 19th century (2) 31cm and 30cm high

£300-500

77 FC333/461E CHINESE EXPORT TEAK AND EBONY BANDED BOX 19TH CENTURY the hinged cover centred by a star inlay and outlined in ebony, with brass handles 75cm wide, 17cm high, 51cm deep

£200-300

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78 FC333/331 SET OF FIFTEEN WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS CIRCA 1835 comprising fourteen side chairs and an armchair, each with tablet back on reeded supports over upholstered seat, on turned and tapered legs (15) 49cm wide, 89cm high, 42cm deep

£3,000-5,000

79 FC333/337C MODERN OAK TRIPLE PEDESTAL DINING TABLE PAUL HODGKISS, CIRCA 2003 with two leaf insertions, the sectional plank top with a natural edge border, raised on turned and tapered columns, each with four angled cabriole legs and square pad feet 152cm wide, 76cm high, 462cm long (extended) Note: Trained with cabinet maker Piers Kettlewell in Glasgow, Paul is one of the best known and respected furniture makers working in Scotland today. This table is a unique piece commissioned by Luke and Caroline Borwick for Captain Blair’s study. The oak is from an ancient tree of the Blair policies. The beautifully patterned wood, notable for its mirroring and cat’s paws, demonstrates what Paul calls his ‘natural reminders’. The shape is reminiscent of the Georgian dining table upstairs and the pedestal legs reflect the pillasters on the fireplace created by Captain Blair.

£2,000-3,000

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80 FC333/298 USHAK CARPET WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY the pink field with allover stylized palmette, lozenge and vine pattern, within orange palmette and vine border between bands 648cm x 440cm Note: Usak in western Turkey has been a centre of carpet-making since at least the 15th century. To the looms of Usak are attributed many classic Turkish carpets, including ‘Lottos’ and ‘Holbeins’, named for their appearance in paintings by those artists in the early 16th century. It is also well known for large ‘medallion’ and ‘star’ carpets from around the same period, influenced by Ottoman court designs. After the 17th century, the market waned and carpet production went into decline. Then in the late 19th century demand returned, with a European fashion for all things ‘Orientalist’. The town found it did not have enough skilled weavers left and it turned to neighbouring villages and towns for craftsmen who had kept up the traditional techniques. These weavers had a slightly more tribal style, which saw the use of larger knots and longer pile on an all wool foundation. There was a fusion of tribal styles and older Ushak designs, as well as an incorporation of simplified Persian style floral patterns. Ushak carpets had often been large, but now they were woven to fit European and American room dimensions.

£5,000-8,000

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81 FC333/6 HENRY ALKEN (BRITISH 1785-1851) THE RIGHT SORT OF THING Signed, inscribed and dated 1820, pencil and coloured wash 23cm x 31cm

and five others, a set of six (6) ÂŁ3,000-5,000

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82 FC333/85 ENGLISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1840 PORTRAIT OF AN INFANTRY OFFICER, POSSIBLY 67TH FOOT Oil on canvas 44.5 x 34.5cm

£800-1,200

83 FC333/5 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SCHOOL HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF BARBARA BLAIR Oil on canvas 69cm x 54cm

£250-350

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84 FC333/8 CIRCLE OF JAMES FELLOWES HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF ISABELLA BLAIR IN A BLUE DRESS Oil on canvas, feigned oval 75cm x 61cm

£1,500-2,000

85 FC333/9 CIRCLE OF MASON CHAMBERLAIN HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MAJOR HAMILTON BLAIR Oil on canvas, feigned oval 69cm x 61cm

£1,500-2,000

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86 FC333/11 PHILIP ALEXIUS DE LASZLO (HUNGARIAN 1869-1937) THREE QUARTER LENGTH PORTRAIT OF FIELDMARSHAL FREDERICK SLEIGH ROBERTS, 1ST EARL ROBERTS OF KANDAHAR, V.C., K.G., K.P., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., P.C., D.C.L., L.L.D. Signed and dated 1911, oil on canvas 113cm x 81cm

£8,000-12,000 Provenance: By descent in the family; Bequeathed to Michael Borwick by the grandson of the sitter Exhibited: Agnew's, London, Exhibition of Portraits by Philip de László, M.V.O., May-June 1911 Literature: Hart-Davis, Duff, in collaboration with Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, De László: His Life and Art, Yale University Press, 2010, pp.164, 174 Illustrated London News, 24 June 1911, ill. Illustrated London News (New York Edition), 8 July, 1911, p.59, ill. Rutter, Owen, Portrait of a Painter, London, 1939, pp. 271-2, 273, 296 & 367 László, Lucy de, 1911 diary, private collection Sitters' Book I, f.86: Roberts 8. Feb. 1911

Then 'ere's to Bobs Bahadurlittle Bobs, Bobs, Bobs, Pocket-Wellin'ton 'an arder Fightin' Bobs, Bobs, Bobs! This ain't no bloomin' ode, But you've 'elped the soldier's load, An' for benefits bestowed, Bless yer, Bobs! Extract from ‘Bobs’ by Rudyard Kipling, 1892

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Hungarian-born Philip de László was one of the most famous painters of his era, both in Europe and in the United States. He was one of the last exponents of the grand manner in portraiture, and painted the majority of the great personalities of his time, be they artists, writers, famous beauties, politicians, scientists, soldiers or statesmen. His success resulted from his charismatic personality and ability to work at prodigious speed, using the sight size technique, producing likenesses so close that he was passed from patron to patron without respite. His strength in male portraiture is evident in the present portrait and shows the General in his seventy-ninth year still exuding the control and command for which he was known throughout many years of harsh campaigning. Lord Roberts signed the artist's Sitters' Book on 8 February 1911, however, his wife Lucy de László notes in her diary on 3 April that he had attended his first sitting at ten that morning. The coronation of King George V took place in June of the same year and, as the present portrait is dated the same month, it may have been completed to commemorate that occasion. In the same year de László also painted a full-length portrait of the sitter in service dress, commissioned for the Eton College South African Memorial Buildings, which now hangs in School Hall, Eton College [6924]. A small oil sketch for that portrait remains in the possession of a descendant of the artist [6925]. He painted a third portrait of the sitter, half-length in blue dress uniform, in the same year, which remains in the collection of Viscount Devonport [6931] while an authorized copy of it by Frederick Cullen hangs in the Naval and Military Club, St James's Square, London [6929]. Lord Roberts was a lifetime soldier and is regarded as one of Britain's greatest Generals. He was born in Cawnpore, India, 30 September 1832, the son of General Abraham Roberts, a serving officer of the East

India Company, and his wife Isabella. An early illness left him blind in his right eye and very small in stature, reaching just 5'4". He was educated at Eton College and his mother hoped that he would enter the church, however Roberts had decided on a career in the army and was commissioned into the Bengal Artillery in 1851. During leave in 1859 he met and married Nora Henrietta Bews (1838-1920), with whom he had a happy and mutually supportive marriage. They had six children, three of whom died in infancy. Their second daughter Lady Ada Edwina Stewart married Henry Frederick Elliott Lewin, who was painted by de László in 1915 (see lot …). Lady Ada succeeded to her father's title after her elder sister's death in 1944, becoming Countess Roberts. Roberts took part in fierce fighting during the Indian Mutiny and was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1857. His leadership as Major General of the forces at the Battle of Kandahar, the final battle of the Second Afgan war in 1880, caught the English public's imagination and ensured his reputation as a brilliant leader, who earned the respect of his men through his continued concern for their well-being. His career was long and illustrious and led to his holding the posts of Commander-inChief of India, Commander-in-Chief of South Africa, and Commander-inChief of the British Army. In deference to his great reputation, Roberts was appointed Commander of Overseas Forces in England at the outset of the First World War. Then in his eighties, he made the characteristic decision to visit the Indian soldiers stationed in France. On 13 November 1914 he visited Kemmel Hill, near Messines where he had a distant view of the trenches. The day being cold, wet, and windy, he caught a chill which quickly led to his developing pneumonia. He died the next day. Sir Henry Wilson, who had entertained him at his mess two nights before noted, "The story of his life is thus completed as he would have wished,

dying in the middle of the soldiers he loved so well and within sound of the guns." His body lay in state at St. Paul's Cathedral and was, alongside Sir Winston Churchill, one of only two civilians accorded that honour in the 20th century. He was also the subject of three poems by Rudyard Kipling, who had first encountered Roberts while working as a young journalist in India in the 1880s. This led to a long and amiable connection between the families as Lord Roberts's son-in-law, Brigadier General Lewin (q.v.) also developed a friendship with the writer. Kipling was impressed by the General's affinity with his men and their great admiration for him in return, affectionately nicknaming him 'Bobs.' The present portrait was inherited by the sitter's grandson Freddy Lewin, with the de László portrait of his father Brigadier-General Lewin. On Freddy's death in 1940 they were bequeathed to his great friend, Michael Borwick, and by descent came to the present owners.

We are grateful to Sandra de Laszlo and Katherine Field for writing the catalogue entry for this portrait, which will be included in the Philip de László catalogue raisonné, currently presented in progress online: www.delaszlocatalogueraisonne.com

1 Diary of Lucy de László, 1911, DLA124-0005 2 C.E.Callwell, Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson: His Life and Diaries. 2 vols (London, 1927), I, p.187-8 3 A General Summary in 1886, Bobs in 1892, and the memorial ode, Lord Roberts, written after Roberts’ death, late in 1914.


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87 FC333/53 PHILIP ALEXIUS DE LASZLO (HUNGARIAN 1869-1937) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MAJOR HENRY FREDERICK ELLIOT LEWIN, LATER BRIGADIER-GENERAL, C.M.G. Signed and dated 1915, oil on canvas 90cm x 60cm Provenance: By descent in the family; Bequeathed to Michael Borwick by the son of the sitter

£6,000-8,000

The present portrait is a fine example of those that de László was commissioned to paint during the First World War of officers going to the front, whose families feared they might not return. Major Lewin survived the war but many of de Laszlo’s soldier sitters were not so fortunate. This portrait would have been painted in just a few hours, since de László was extremely quick at achieving an excellent likeness and was much sought after for this reason. According to the daughter of one wartime sitter, the artist offered to paint portraits of often very young soldiers home on leave for fees as low as 50 guineas, compared to his normal pre-war rate of £400 for a similar size. In 1915 de László painted thirty-eight such portraits, almost half his total uniformed wartime output. Henry Frederick Elliott Lewin was born 26 December 1872, the eldest son of Commander W. H. Lewin, of the Royal Navy and his Irish wife Caroline. He began his army career in 1894, was made a Captain in 1900. He served with the Egyptian army between 1901 and 1911. During the First World War he was made Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George and rose to the rank of Brigadier-General in 1917. He was also made a Knight of the Légion d’Honneur. His final posting was to command the Royal Artillery, Northern Command, 192529. On 26 February 1913 he married Lady Ada Edwina Stewart Roberts, (1875-1955), later O.B.E., the

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daughter of one of England’s most decorated generals, Field Marshal Earl Roberts (1832-1914), who was painted a number of times by de László (see lot 86). She succeeded to her father’s title after her elder sister’s death in 1944, becoming Countess Roberts. Together they had one son, Frederick (Freddy) who served with the Irish Guards. He was killed in action in Norway in 1940. After his marriage into the Roberts family Lewin became a great friend of Rudyard Kipling, who had composed several poems in his father-in-law’s honour. Their long correspondence lasted until Kipling’s death in 1936, exploring both military and literary subjects. The papers are now held at the Sussex University Library. Brigadier-General Lewin died in 1946. The present portrait was inherited by his son, together with the de László portrait of his grandfather Lord Roberts. On Freddy’s death they were bequeathed to his great friend, Michael Borwick, and by descent came to the present owners.

We are grateful to Sandra de Laszlo and Katherine Field for writing the catalogue entry for this portrait, which will be included in the Philip de László catalogue raisonné, currently presented in progress online: www.delaszlocatalogueraisonne.com


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88§ FC333/10 SIR OSWALD BIRLEY (BRITISH 1880-1952) THREE QUARTER LENGTH PORTRAIT OF COLONEL FREDERICK GORDON BLAIR Signed and dated 1941, oil on canvas 96cm x 71cm

and a FRAMED LETTER from the artist to Cecily Blair (2) £1,000-1,500

89 FC333/98 ** HOLROYD PORTRAIT OF COLONEL FREDERICK GORDON BLAIR Signed and dated 1932, chalk 43cm x 35.5cm

and a companion, of his wife (2) £200-300

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90 FC333/276 PAIR OF FRENCH EMPIRE TÔLE PEINTE TUREENS AND COVERS CIRCA 1800 each of flattened urn form, the cover with pineapple finial, decorated with riverside landscapes, on spreading foot (2) 22cm high

£500-800

91 FC333/338 ITALIAN NEOCLASSICAL WALNUT, MARQUETRY AND CROSSBANDED COMMODE LOMBARD, CIRCA 1800 in the manner of Giuseppe Maggiolini, inlaid with classical figures, birds and flowers, with three long drawers centred by inlaid roundel, raised on square tapered legs 119cm wide, 84cm high, 57cm deep

£3,000-5,000

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92 FC333/269 FRENCH GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY TRIFORM GLAZED CABINET LATE 19TH CENTURY with door to the front, on ball feet, containing a gilt metal eagle surmounted column, suspending a St. Helena medal (1857) cabinet 23cm wide, 33cm high, 20cm deep; column 27cm high

£500-800

93 FC333/339 FRENCH LOUIS XVI MAHOGANY COMMODE CIRCA 1785 with later brass inlay, the moulded rectangular top inlaid with a flowering urn, over three drawers raised on fluted turned legs 119cm wide, 85cm high, 54cm deep

£1,000-1,500

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94 FC333/185 PAIR OF DRESDEN PORCELAIN MODELS OF DOVES LATE 19TH CENTURY painted in blue and red enamels (2) 22cm high

£200-300

95 FC333/185A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT MODELS OF PARROTS LATE QING PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY of Kangxi style, green glazed; and a CHINESE MODEL OF A MANDARIN DUCK (3) 21cm and 17cm high

£300-500

96 FC333/269A EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY AND INLAID GLAZED OVAL BIJOUTERIE CASE EARLY 20TH CENTURY with a plush lined interior 36cm wide, 10cm high, 28cm deep

£200-300

97 FC333/187E FRENCH MOULDED CLEAR AND FROSTED GLASS CANDELABRUM POSSIBLY BACCARAT, MID 19TH CENTURY the figural stem issuing four scrolled and one central candle arm, on moulded mirrored base (2)

98 FC333/268 EDWARDIAN ROSEWOOD AND BOXWOOD LINED LANCET CLOCK EARLY 20TH CENTURY the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, eight day movement and gong strike

99 FC333/340 REGENCY MAHOGANY DEMILUNE CARD TABLE EARLY 19TH CENTURY the hinged foldover top raised on ring turned tapered legs 93cm wide, 74cm high (closed)

£200-300

20cm wide, 30cm high, 14cm deep

£200-300

71cm high

£80-120

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100 FC333/265 BRASS FRAMED HEXAGONAL HALL LANTERN 20TH CENTURY of Georgian style 64cm high

£300-500

101 FC333/382 GEORGE II MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE CIRCA 1740 the rectangular top with a moulded edge over a plain convex frieze, raised on slender cabriole legs ending in pad feet 87cm wide, 75cm high, 55cm deep

£800-1,200

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102 VICTORIAN GILTWOOD OVAL MIRROR MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the oval plate in an ornate frame with shell and putti cresting, two scrolling candle branches to base 100cm wide, 165cm high

ÂŁ1,500-2,500

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103 FC333/342 ITALIAN GREEN PAINTED GONDOLA SEAT VENETIAN, 18TH CENTURY of typical form with upholstered seat, painted with scenes of Italianate ruins 88cm wide,104cm high, 48cm deep

£1,000-1,500

104 FC333/346 REGENCY MAHOGANY AND CROSSBANDED SOFA TABLE SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1815 the rounded rectangular top raised on twin end supports, with reeded legs terminating in brass caps and castors 181cm wide, 75cm high, 74cm deep

£1,000-1,500

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105 FC333/299 ZEIGLER CARPET SULTANABAD, WEST PERSIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY the camel field with allover palmette and foliate design in red, blue, pink, yellow and brown, within indigo rosette and vine border between bands 528cm x 291cm Note: These fashionable carpets were produced in the town of Sultanabad in Iran by the Manchester based Anglo-Swiss firm of Ziegler & Company from around 1880. Having already established business connections in Turkey and Iran through the export of printed cottons from their English-based firm, they established their own looms for the production of carpets for the European and American markets, becoming the first successful European manufacturer to do so. Their economic presence became so great that the town was known as ‘Fort Ziegler’. The company used ready-dyed wools for colour consistency, large looms to achieve the required sizes for Western homes and offered a regular wage to local weavers. Ziegler carpets were made to achieve a balance and symmetry in keeping with the scale of a room and its furnishings and often have a design and colour palette in harmony with fashionable European movements of the time.

£15,000-25,000

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106 FC333/20 ANDREW ROBERTSON (BRITISH 1777-1745) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN ALEXANDER SKENE IN NAVAL UNIFORM Inscribed label verso, watercolour 17cm x 15cm

£1,000-1,500

107 FC333/18 CIRCLE OF SIR WILLIAM CHARLES ROSS THREE QUARTER LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MRS SKENE IN AN INTERIOR Watercolour 25.5cm x 20cm

£400-600

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108 FC333/7 LATE 18TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SCHOOL FULL LENGTH PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM BLAIR AND HIS DOG Oil on canvas 60cm x 48cm

£500-800

109 FC333/22 ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM KIDD THE DISPUTED RECKONING Inscribed with title verso, oil on panel 36cm x 28cm

£800-1,200

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110 FC333/16 FOLLOWER OF WILLIAM SHAYER UNLOADING THE CATCH Bears signature, oil on canvas 57cm x 80cm

£800-1,200

111 FC333/38 TERENCE LOUDEN (BRITISH 20TH CENTURY) STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS Signed, oil on canvas 45cm x 60cm

£1,500-2,000

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112 FC333/46 CIRCLE OF MARMADUKE CRADDOCK ORNAMENTAL FOWL IN A GARDEN Oil on canvas 64cm x 94cm

£3,000-5,000

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113 FC333/15 FOLLOWER OF GUISEPPE ZAIS FÊTE CHAMPÊTRE WITH FIGURES BY A RIVER Oil on canvas 38cm x 48cm

and two others, by the same hand (3) £4,000-6,000

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114 FC333/95 VINCENZO FENECK (19TH CENTURY MALTESE) CAVALIERE COLONELLO DELL REGIMENTO DI LINEA DELL’ORDINE DI SAN GIOVANNI DI MALTA Signed, watercolour 22.5xcm x 16.8cm

and thirteen other watercolours, by the same hand, together with other watercolours various within an album (qty) £2,000-3,000

115 FC333/214 ALBUM OF JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS AFTER UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE, MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY containing some of the set ‘One Hundred Views of Edo’ and ‘Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji’, late impressions £1,000-1,500

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116 FC333/23 17TH CENTURY SCOTTISH SCHOOL PORTRAIT OF SIR BRYCE BLAIR OF BLAIR IN ARMOUR WITH A LACE JACKET WITH RED BOW Oil on copper, oval

117 FC333/24 WILLIAM SINGLETON (BRITISH d. 1793) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF GEORGE, 5TH DUKE OF GORDON IN A GREEN COAT Signed with initials and dated 1783, watercolour on ivory, oval

5cm x 3cm

4cm x 3cm

£500-700

£500-700

118 FC333/25 WILLIAM SINGLETON (BRITISH d. 1793) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF JANE, DUCHESS OF GORDON IN A GREEN HAT Signed with initials, watercolour on ivory, oval

119 FC333/26 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF GEORGE, 5TH DUKE OF GORDON IN A MILITARY RED COAT Watercolour on ivory, oval

4cm x 3cm

6cm x 5cm

£500-700

£400-600


120 FC333/21 JANE FORDYCE (SCOTTISH d. 1812) SELF PORTRAIT Miniature on ivory, inscribed on frame larger 7.5cm x 6cm

and a group of five others, titled on slips: Col Blair of Blair, Lady Maxwell of Monreith (sister of Maj. Blair), Mrs Skene, Lady Maxwell of Monreith, and Mrs Balfour of Balbirnie, in one ebonised frame (6)

121 FC333/27 JANE FORDYCE (SCOTTISH d. 1812) MADELINE FORDYCE Engraved verso, watercolour on ivory, oval 6.5cm x 5cm

also two of William Blair, both engraved verso; and another, an unknown Blair lady (4)

122 FC333/27A CONTINENTAL SCHOOL SET OF SEVEN PORTRAIT MINIATURES Including: two of Napoleon, two of Empress Josephine, Queen Alexandra, Queen Victoria (on paper), and an unknown woman (7)

123 FC333/19 MID 19TH CENTURY GROUP OF NINE BAXTER PRINTS OF MINIATURES THE ALLIED SOVEREIGNS AND THE COMMANDERS OF THEIR FORCES In one gilt frame (9) £300-500

£400-600

£400-600

£600-800

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124 FC333/209 TWO ENGLISH PORCELAIN TROUT HEAD STIRRUP CUPS PROBABLY DERBY, CIRCA 1810 inscribed ‘The Fisher’s Delight’ 12cm and 10cm long (2)

£800-1,200

125 FC333/210 DERBY PORCELAIN HARE HEAD STIRRUP CUP CIRCA 1820 with fluted cup and scroll handle, red crowned D mark 17cm long

£600-900

126 FC333/211B LARGE ENGLISH PORCELAIN FOX HEAD STIRRUP CUP 19TH CENTURY wearing a collar inscribed in gilt lettering ‘Tally Ho’ 17cm long

£300-500

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127 FC333/211E THREE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY FOX HEAD STIRRUP CUPS 19TH CENTURY all realistically painted (3) largest 15cm long

£200-300

128 FC333/211D FOUR STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY FOX HEAD STIRRUP CUPS 19TH CENTURY all realistically painted (4)

129 FC333/211C STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY HOUND HEAD STIRRUP CUP 19TH CENTURY with a gilt collar 10cm long

130 FC333/211F TWO PRATTWARE FOX HEAD STIRRUP CUPS 19TH CENTURY one in brown glaze; the other yellow (2)

largest 13cm long

£300-500

10cm and 12.5cm long

131 FC333/211G THREE CERAMIC FOX HEAD STIRRUP CUPS 19TH CENTURY one in black glaze; one in brown glaze; and one Parianware (3)

£200-300

13cm, 10cm and 13cm long

£200-300

£200-300

132 FC333/179 TWO CERAMIC HOUND HEAD STIRRUP CUPS 19TH CENTURY one a Staffordshire treacle glazed model; the other a Continental porcelain example (2) 16.5cm and 18cm long

£100-150

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133 FC333/211H ITALIAN GREY MARBLE HOUND HEAD STIRRUP CUP 19TH CENTURY realistically carved 15cm long

£150-250


134 FC333/213 PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN HOUNDS LATE QING PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY of Qianlong style, iron red glaze, modelled seated with open mouths (2) 18cm high

£300-500

135 FC333/207C PAIR OF SAMSON PORCELAIN PARROTS LATE 19TH CENTURY with blue painted heads and gilt details, pseudo gold anchor marks (2) 29cm high

£150-250

136 FC333/207D FOUR CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN CACHE POTS MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY Sevres style, with gilt mask handles, painted with flowers (4) 12cm high

£150-250

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137 FC333/270 FRENCH BRASS AND SILVERED CARRIAGE CLOCK RETAILED BY D FERGUSON, GLASGOW, CIRCA 1880 with quarter repeat, Roman numeral dial and subsidiary alarm dial, with presentation engraving: ‘To Miss Mary Blair on the occasion of her marriage/from the indoor and outdoor servants/Blair of Blair 1880’, leather case 15cm high

£600-900

138 FC333/260 GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY BUCKET LATE 18TH CENTURY of typical form with brass handles

139 FC333/261 GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY BUCKET LATE 18TH CENTURY of typical form with a brass swing handle

41cm diameter, 42cm high

33cm diameter, 39cm high

£1,000-1,500

£600-900

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140 FRENCH NAPOLEON III GILTWOOD FRAMED AND AUBUSSON UPHOLSTERED SALON SUITE MID 19TH CENTURY of Louis XVI style, comprising: a canapé and six fauteuils, with arched backs, part padded arms, raised on tapered fluted legs (7) canapé 180cm wide, 98cm high, 66cm deep; fauteuils 60cm wide, 92cm high, 58cm deep

£5,000-8,000

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141 FC333/351 FRENCH GILT BRONZE MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL VITRINE TABLE LATE 19TH CENTURY the square glazed hinged top raised on square tapered legs 68cm wide, 83cm high, 68cm deep

£700-1,000

142 FC333/349 FRENCH GILT METAL MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY JARDINIÈRE TABLE LATE 19TH CENTURY of Louis XV style, the oval top with a metal liner insert, over a shaped frieze, raised on cabriole legs united by a shaped undertier 58cm wide, 78cm high, 40cm deep

£500-800

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143 FC333/353 VICTORIAN GILT METAL MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY INLAID SIDE TABLE LATE 19TH CENTURY of Louis XV style, with fitted frieze drawers raised on cabriole legs 57cm wide, 71cm high, 41cm deep

£600-900

144 FC333/378 FRENCH MAHOGANY FRAMED AND UPHOLSTERED DUCHESSE BRISEE CIRCA 1900 of Louis XVI style, the chairs in Chinoiserie cream upholstery, the shaped stool covered in floral needlework, raised on fluted square tapered legs (3) 194cm long, 81cm high, 74cm wide

£800-1,200

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145 FC333/357 REGENCY MAHOGANY WINDOW SEAT SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1820 of canted form with a padded seat, raised on square tapered legs 119cm wide, 81cm high, 35cm deep

£500-800

146 FC333/356 FRENCH LOUIS XV GILT METAL MOUNTED WALNUT AND INLAID BUREAU MID 18TH CENTURY with a fitted stepped interior over three frieze drawers, raised on square cabriole legs 97cm wide, 96cm high, 46cm deep

£1,500-2,500

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147 FC333/332A ITALIAN SIENNA MARBLE CENTRE TABLE EARLY/MID 19TH CENTURY the circular top on stiff leaf carved baluster column and square base 136cm diameter, 78cm high

£2,000-3,000

148 FC333/344 PAIR OF FRENCH LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD TABOURETS LATE 18TH CENTURY with tapestry upholstery, on fluted tapered legs headed by paterae (2) 33cm wide, 15cm high, 27cm deep

£200-300

149 FC333/463C FRENCH MARBLE TOPPED MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE LATE 19TH CENTURY of Louis XIV style with gilt metal mounts throughout, the rectangular white marble top with a pierced brass gallery, raised on slender parcel gilt Ionic column supports joined by an undertier on turned legs

150 FC333/271 VICTORIAN STEEL FENDER, FIREGUARD, BUCKET AND FIRETOOLS 19TH CENTURY the fender of gallery form (5) fender 150cm wide

£150-250

151 FC333/379T EDWARDIAN SATINWOOD OCTAGONAL WORK TABLE CIRCA 1910 the hinged lid painted with a castle view, the sides with rural landscapes, on slender tapered legs 31cm wide, 88cm high

£150-250

60cm wide, 80cm high, 37cm deep

£250-350

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152 FC333/366 REGENCY GILT METAL MOUNTED ROSEWOOD GAMES TABLE ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1815 with a reversible parquetry games board above opposing real and dummy drawers, raised on outswept legs ending on brass caps and castors 92cm wide, 73cm high, 57cm deep

ÂŁ2,000-3,000

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153 FC333/281A STAUNTON WOODEN CHESS SET MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY and a 19TH CENTURY WOODEN CHESS BOARD (qty) King 11cm high Note: The Staunton chess set was named after English chess master Howard Staunton (1810-1874). It was introduced by Jacques of London in 1849 and quickly became the standard.

£400-600

154 FC333/281C CHINESE EXPORT STAINED IVORY PART CHESS SET 19TH CENTURY (qty) King 15cm high

£150-250

155 FC333/259Q TWO SORRENTO WARE MARQUETRY DESK ITEMS CIRCA 1860 the first a folio case depicting a mother and child, the reverse inscribed ‘W. A. Blair to A. Walker/ Nice/ 1860’, the other a games box depicting a trio playing cards and dated 1861 and ‘Blair’ (2) folio 22cm wide, 30cm long; box 27cm wide, 5cm high, 17cm deep

£250-350

156 FC333/259R COLLECTION OF BLAIR FAMILY GAMES 19TH/20TH CENTURY including: a backgammon board with leather bound book covers, leather cased playing cards, ‘Bezique’ boxed set, Whist counters, ‘Frogs & Toads’, Dominoes etc. (qty) £80-120

157 FC333/585S STAMP ALBUM ‘The Century Album’, published by Stanley Gibbons, a red calf binding, containing an all-world collection of stamps, including: GB, Europe, Bergerdorf 1/-, Bavaria part sets, two cape of Good Hope triangulars, Argentine good selection, South America various, Peru over-prints, USA, Australia etc. (qty) £300-500

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158 FC333/226C BOXED SET OF CHINESE EXPORT MOTHER-OF-PEARL ‘BLAIR’ GAMING COUNTERS 19TH CENTURY carved as coins, notes and fish, the notes and coins engraved with a stag and Blair motto ‘AMO PROBIS’, in a figured hardwood box (qty) £300-500

159 FC333/379P PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS LATE 18TH CENTURY each with crest rail carved with anthemion over a pierced splat, raised on moulded chamfered legs; and another GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR (3)

160 FC333/379L PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS LATE 18TH CENTURY each with crest rail carved with wheat and bell flowers, over floral needlework seat raised on square tapered legs (2)

161 FC333/379J PAIR OF VICTORIAN FOOTSTOOLS LATE 19TH CENTURY of Georgian style, each with tapestry upholstered seat, raised on cabriole legs ending in claw feet (2)

56cm wide, 93cm high, 42cm deep

£200-300

pair 55cm wide, 96cm high, 46cm

£150-250

37cm wide, 20cm high, 32cm deep

deep

£150-250

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162 FC333/368 EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD, CROSSBANDED AND MARQUETRY INLAID SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE CIRCA 1910 with glazed doors over secretaire drawer revealing a fitted interior with a leather writing surface, the lower part with cupboard doors opening to shelves, raised on bracket feet 106cm wide, 225cm high, 54cm deep

ÂŁ2,000-3,000

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163 FC333/205 DERBY PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A COBBLER EARLY 19TH CENTURY shown with the tools of his trade 14cm high

£200-300

164 FC333/203 PAIR OF CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN MARKET VENDOR FIGURE GROUPS POSSIBLY DRESDEN, LATE 19TH CENTURY one depicting a fishmonger displaying his wares, the other a game seller, blue crossed marks (2) 30cm high

£400-600

165 FC333/204 PAIR OF FRENCH FAIENCE TRADE FIGURE GROUPS LATE 19TH CENTURY one depicting a seamstress, the other a cobbler (2) 23cm high

£300-500

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174 FC333/358 DUTCH MAHOGANY TEESTHOF 19TH CENTURY of urn form with slatted sides and a brass insert liner, raised on ball feet

166 FC333/207L PAIR OF VICTORIAN GREEN GLASS CANDLE LUSTRES MID 19TH CENTURY with baluster stems on square bases; and a PAIR OF VICTORIAN CUT GLASS LUSTRES (4)

170 FC333/207G MEISSEN PORCELAIN FIGURE GROUP LATE 19TH CENTURY modelled as a lady at a spinning wheel, incised 2685 and press number 40, blue crossed swords mark

39cm diam, 43cm high

26cm and 18cm high

16.5cm high

£150-250

£100-150

£150-250

167 FC333/207H FIVE CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN BIRD GROUPS LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY various makers, on naturalistic bases (5) largest 15cm high

171 FC333/207K MEISSEN PORCELAIN MODEL OF A RECUMBENT STAG LATE 19TH CENTURY incised and underglaze blue marks; and a SITZENDORF MODEL of an eagle (2)

smallest 12.5cm high

12cm and 11cm high

excluding fittings

£200-300

£100-200

£150-250

168 FC333/207E PAIR OF DERBY PORCELAIN FIGURAL CANDLESTICKS CIRCA 1770 modelled as a man and woman in traditional dress, scrolled bases (2)

172 FC333/207J GROUP OF GERMAN PORCELAIN LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY comprising: a pair of porcelain swan handled vases painted with songbirds; a pair of Dresden square bottle vases with applied flowers; and a Meissen style twin handled dish (5)

176 FC333/379C TWO EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY CHILDREN’S OPEN ARMCHAIRS CIRCA 1905 of George III style, each with shaped crest rail and pierced splat (2)

25cm high

£200-300 169 FC333/207F TWO CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN CABINET CUPS AND SAUCERS LATE 19TH CENTURY Meissen style, of quatrefoil form painted with figures and flowers, with stork handles, pseudo marks (2) 10cm wide

£150-250

24cm high, 21cm high and 25cm long

£200-300 173 FC333/207 NOVE FAIENCE COCKEREL LATE 19TH CENTURY painted allover with flowers, painted factory mark 52cm high

£150-250

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175 FC333/355A OAK STANDARD LAMP EARLY 20TH CENTURY with turned and reeded column and circular foot; and an EDWARDIAN PAINTED SATINWOOD STANDARD LAMP (2) 153cm and 123cm high,

82cm and 77cm high

£200-300 177 FC333/379Y TWO REGENCY ROSEWOOD BRASS INLAID NESTING TABLES EARLY 19TH CENTURY on splayed legs (2) 51cm wide, 74cm high

£150-250


178 FC333/277K VIENNESE ENAMEL AND MOTHER OF PEARL FIGURE OF A FIDDLER LATE 19TH CENTURY on an enamel bombe base 11cm high

£200-300

179 FC333/202 PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN PARTRIDGES CIRCA 1880 realistically modelled and painted, blue crossed swords mark (2) 9.5cm high

£300-500

180 FC333/207A DRESDEN PORCELAIN HEN AND CHICK GROUP LATE 19TH CENTURY naturalistically modelled and painted, oval base, bearing pseudo Augustus Rex mark 29cm high

£200-300

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181 FC333/379B FRENCH NAPOLEON III GILTWOOD CORNER BERGERE LATE 19TH CENTURY of Louis XV style, with a needlework upholstered seat 83cm wide, 80cm high, 75cm deep

£300-500

182 FC333/463E VICTORIAN MARBLE TOPPED, PAINTED PINE AND COMPOSITION CONSOLE TABLE MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY of Rococo style, the shaped yellow veined marble top over an openwork frieze of foliate scrolls, C-scrolls, and shells, raised on cabriole legs joined by a foliate scrolled stretcher 176cm wide, 93cm high, 57cm deep

£600-900

183 FC333/379S CONTINENTAL WALNUT WORK TABLE CIRCA 1900 of Louis XV style, the shaped top above a frieze with hinged wells, raised on slender cabriole legs

184 FC333/275B CARVED FIREBELLOWS LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY carved in relief with a hunter being chased by a bull; and a COPPER COAL BUCKET (2)

185 FC333/275 NEOCLASSICAL STYLE STEEL AND BRASS FIRE BASKET 19TH CENTURY with pierced apron, cast with birds and urn finials

186 FC333/275A VICTORIAN BRASS FENDER, FIRESCREEN AND FIRETOOLS 19TH CENTURY the fender of pierced gallery form (5)

69cm long and 33cm high

76cm high

fender 140cm long

42cm wide, 75cm high

£120-180

£600-900

£300-500

£150-250

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187 FC333/369 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED WINDOW SEAT LATE 19TH CENTURY of George II style, with scroll ends and carved cabriole legs ending in scrolled toes 103cm wide, 58cm high, 46cm deep

£400-600

188 FC333/371 EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY FRAMED UPHOLSTERED SETTEE CIRCA 1910 of George III style, covered with floral fabric 187cm wide, 98cm high, 55cm deep

£700-1,000

192 FC333/379 EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY CROSSBANDED NEST OF THREE TABLES CIRCA 1910 each with rectangular top on slender square tapered legs (3)

27cm wide, 78cm high, 31cm deep

191 FC333/370 GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND HERRINGBONE INLAID BIRDCAGE TRIPOD TABLE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER the dish top with scalloped edge on a baluster column, raised on cabriole legs ending in pad feet

£150-250

74cm diameter, 70cm high

36cm deep

£300-500

£150-250

189 FC333/379E FRENCH MARBLE TOPPED VERNIS MARTIN PETITE COMMODE CIRCA 1900 of Louis XV style, with galleried top raised on slender splayed legs

190 FC333/319 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED CHESTERFIELD SOFA LATE 19TH CENTURY covered in blue damask, on turned legs 216cm wide

£400-600

largest 52cm wide, 69cm high,

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193 FC333/198 STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY DR SYNTAX FIGURE GROUP CIRCA 1825 Sherratt type, the figures seated at a table, engaged in a game of cards 16cm high, 23cm wide Note: Doctor Syntax was one of the early nineteenth century’s most popular literary characters. He was the brainchild of Thomas Rowlandson, the eminent caricaturist and watercolorist. Traditionally, a book’s text inspires its illustrations, but in

the case of Doctor Syntax, the text was written by William Combe in verse form to accompany Rowlandson’s artwork. Doctor Syntax appealed to the English love of the absurd, and Staffordshire’s figure potters capitalized on the comic theme by producing their own interpretations of the eccentric clergyman. Doctor Syntax does indeed play cards in the book published in 1821, but that illustration differs markedly from this figure group. It seems that the story alone inspired the creation of the group.

£300-500

194 FC333/197 PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY BOCAGE MODELS OF STAGS CIRCA 1820 Derby style, modelled recumbent beneath foliage (2) 20cm high

£300-500

195 FC333/199 FIVE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY BOCAGE GROUPS EARLY 19TH CENTURY Walton type, comprising: a farmer and companion; a sheep spill vase; a scholar; and a gardener (5) tallest 24cm high

£300-500

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196 FC333/200 SIX STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY FIGURES AND GROUPS 19TH CENTURY comprising: a figure of Punch; a sleeping shepherd; gentleman drinking tea; an Elizabethan gentleman; a courting couple and farm girl (6)

197 FC333/379Z EDWARDIAN UPHOLSTERED WING ARMCHAIR CIRCA 1905 of George III style, the tall back with squared wings and arms over a loose cushion seat all in cream and blue striped fabric, raised on square tapered legs with castors,

Tallest 24cm high

70cm wide, 98cm high, 63cm deep

£300-500

£200-300

198 FC333/364 GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND BOXWOOD LINE INLAID OCTAGONAL WORK TABLE LATE 18TH CENTURY with hinged lid above two drawers, raised on slender splayed legs united by a Xform stretcher 51cm wide, 78cm high, 40cm deep

£300-500


199 FC333/373 GEORGE II BURR YEW AND BOXWOOD LINED BUREAU CABINET 18TH CENTURY WITH ALTERATIONS glazed door above a fall front opening to a fitted interior, over four long drawers, raised on later bracket feet 69cm wide, 198cm high, 50cm deep

£1,000-1,500

200 FC333/367 EDWARDIAN SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY INLAID CIRCULAR TIERED REVOLVING BOOKSHELF CIRCA 1910 the three graduated tiers with parquetry panels, surmounted by tazza top and raised on four legs ending on hairy paw feet 47cm diam, 132cm high

£800-1,200

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201 FC333/374 WILLIAM & MARY OYSTER VENEERED WALNUT AND FLORAL MARQUETRY INLAID CABINET ON STAND LATE 17TH CENTURY AND LATER the moulded cornice over a cushion frieze drawer and pair of cupboard doors opening to an arrangement of drawers around a recessed cupboard door, the stand reduced in height with two further drawers, on later bracket feet 108cm wide, 107cm high, 51cm deep

ÂŁ2,000-3,000

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202 FC333/379U REGENCY ROSEWOOD, FAUX ROSEWOOD AND BRASS INLAID MUSIC CHAIR CIRCA 1815 with tablet toprail and a rising circular seat with beaded upholstery, splayed legs

206 FC333/379A MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE EARLY 20TH CENTURY of George III style, the shell carved dished top on a spiral and ring turned column, raised on cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet

35cm wide, 88cm high

42cm diameter, 66cm high

210 FC333/194 PAIR OF PARIS PORCELAIN VASES AND STANDS MID 19TH CENTURY in the manner of Jacob Petit, painted with exotic birds and flowers, reserved against a green ground, with gilt details (2)

£200-300

£80-120

24cm high

203 FC333/372 GEORGE III MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER the piecrust top on a turned column raised on cabriole legs ending in claw and ball feet 71cm diameter, 67cm high

207 FC333/186 SMALL PAIR OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN CACHE POTS LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY painted with floral sprays, with twig handles and applied flowers, blue crossed swords mark (2)

211 FC333/291 SMALL FRENCH BRASS AND PORCELAIN CARRIAGE CLOCK LATE 19TH CENTURY the dial painted with cottage landscape and pink border, engraved plinth, leather case

£250-350

£200-300

8cm high

204 FC333/379K GEORGE III UPHOLSTERED SMALL ARMCHAIR LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY covered in red and gold brocade, raised on square chamfered legs

208 FC333/375 PAIR OF VICTORIAN GILTWOOD GIRANDOLE MIRRORS LATE 19TH CENTURY each with oval mirror plate within giltwood rope twist frame, issuing a pair of candle branches (2)

£200-300

£150-250

92cm wide, 59cm high, 45cm deep

£300-500

38cm wide, 56cm high

212 FC333/273 FRENCH BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK RETAILED BY J W BENSON, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY with Roman numeral dial, striking on a gong, leather case

£400-600

10cm high

205 FC333/379W VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TILT TOP TRIPOD TABLE LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, with a squared carved top, column support and cabriole legs ending in pointed pad feet

209 FC333/281B FRENCH MARBLE AND GILTMETAL MOUNTED LYRE CLOCK LATE 19TH CENTURY with a white enamel dial, raised on toupie feet

68cm wide, 68cm high

28cm high

£150-250

£200-300

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£250-350 213 FC333/273X FRENCH BRASS CARRIAGE CLOCK LATE 19TH CENTURY with plain white enamel dial 12cm high

£100-150


214 FC333/379F VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY INLAID DOMED WORK BOX ON STAND S & H JEWELL, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, the domed lid with basket of flowers oval above swagged front, over a long drawer, on square tapering legs joined by scrolled X stretchers 46cm wide, 90cm high, 31cm deep

£500-800

215 FC333/377 FRENCH LOUIS XV GILT METAL MOUNTED KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY INLAID POUDREUSE MID 18TH CENTURY the hinged shaped top with a mirror plate over void wells and an arrangement of drawers around a kneehole, raised on square cabriole legs 90cm wide, 76cm high, 54cm deep

£1,500-2,500

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216 FC333/196 FRENCH PORCELAIN DESSERT SERVICE LATE 19TH CENTURY of Sevres style, painted with various birds reserved against a yellow ground, gilt details, comprising: seventeen dessert plates; three tazzas; four serving dishes; and two covered tureens and stands (qty) dessert plates 24cm diameter

£1,500-2,500

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217 FC333/201 PAIR OF DRESDEN PORCELAIN VASES AND COVERS POSSIBLY HELENA WOLFSOHN, LATE 19TH CENTURY painted with panels depicting equestrian figures, reserved against a turquoise ground, with gilt details, blue marks (2)

218 FC333/193 CONTINENTAL GILTMETAL MOUNTED PORCELAIN CASKET LATE 19TH CENTURY Sevres style, of shaped bombe form, decorated with scenes of courting couples with gilt details, blue swords mark

38cm high

31cm long

£400-600

£800-1,200


219 FC333/280 STOBWASSER LACQUER BOX DEPICTING WILLIAM IV EARLY 19TH CENTURY circular, with maker’s marks 15cm diameter Note: Georg Siegmund Stobwasser was one of the best makers of 18th century Japanned papier mâché boxes. Based in Brunswick in Germany he produced large circular lacquered boxes finely decorated with reproductions of paintings of the period. These boxes nearly always bore the Stobwasser name, which was later combined with those who carried on the business into the mid 19th century after his death in 1776.

£300-500

220 FC333/226E FRENCH SPA-COUNTER BOX 18TH CENTURY decorated en grisaille on a yellow ground, the hinged domed lid inscribed ‘Vue de la Place de Spa et de La Fontaine Minerale du Pouhon’ and depicting a town street scene, the interior fitted with four further boxes inscribed ‘La Geronstere’, ‘La Sauveniere’, ‘Le Tonnelet’ and ‘Le Watroz’ with landscape views 19cm wide, 6cm high, 15cm deep

£250-350

221 FC333/226B VICTORIAN TORTOISESHELL AND MOTHEROF-PEARL INLAID WORK BOX MID 19TH CENTURY the domed cover with floral mother-of-pear inlay, over a serpentine front, the interior with red silk lining and tray fitted with ivory sewing implements 25cm wide, 12cm high, 15cm deep

£250-350

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222 REGENCY PENWORK BOX DEPICTING DRUMTOCHTY CASTLE BY CHARLES STIVEN, LAURENCEKIRK, CIRCA 1815 The well drawn hinged lid opening to a removable tray with lidded compartments, stamped mark 30cm wide, 12cm high, 20cm deep Note: Charles Stiven (1753-1820) was a renowned box maker who commonly used the ‘invisible hinge’, thought to have been invented by John Sandy of nearby Alyth. The boxes were of sycamore, decorated in penwork and paint and heavily varnished. The town was so well known for production of this type that all such boxes were known as ‘Laurencekirk boxes’. After 1821, the focus for production of this type moved to Mauchline. Drumtochty Castle, north of Laurencekirk, was built in 1812.

£1,000-1,500

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223 FC333/259F THREE BLAIR FAMILY PORTRAIT MAUCHLINE BOXES CIRCA 1860 the largest with a printed portrait of William Fordyce Blair, one with a photographic image of Frederick Gordon Blair, and one with a photographic image of Mary Blair (3) W F B 23cm wide, 8cm high, 28cm deep; F G B 19cm wide, 6cm high, 15cm deep; M B 18cm wide, 6cm high, 14.5cm deep Note: An 1879 press cutting about the house notes that the box with William Fordyce’s portrait: “is noteworthy as the first ever done in this style. It was a notion of the captain’s own to have his portrait put on a box lid; but when he made the suggestion to the ingenious Mr Smith of Mauchline that gentleman laughed and expressed his decided opinion that it would never do. The experiment was made however, and it proved a great hit. Thousands of boxes have since been turned out in this style.”

£200-300

224 FC333/226D MAUCHLINE TEA CADDY 19TH CENTURY The cover with a scene after Sir Walter Scott, the front depicting a neo-classical facade, on ivory bun feet 23cm wide, 16cm high, 17cm deep

£100-150 225 No lot

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226 FC333/277B FOUR CIRCULAR PAPIER MÂCHÉ SNUFF BOXES 19TH CENTURY two with hunting scenes, one with a portrait of Robert Burns, and one depicting a horse auction (4) 10cm, 9cm and 9cm diameter

£200-300 227 FC333/277C FOUR PAINTED PAPIER MÂCHÉ SNUFF BOXES 19TH CENTURY one with a lady with a penny farthing; one depicting two mules ‘When shall we 3 meet again’, one with a boy fishing, and one showing a military camp (4) 9cm, 7.5cm, 7.5cm and 8cm wide

£200-300 228 FC333/277E TWO PENWORK CASES 19TH CENTURY decorated with equestrian scenes; and a CARD CASE, depicting a mother and child (3) 13cm and 8cm wide

£100-150

229 FC333/277D COLLECTION OF TARTANWARE 19TH CENTURY comprising: a needlecase, pin box, scent bottle, another case, two small boxes, pin cushion, perpetual calendar box, cigar case, pencil case, two match containers, powder box, buttons, and a memo book (qty)

232 FC333/277LL GROUP OF MAUCHLINE PATTERN-WARE CASES 19TH CENTURY comprising: a note card holder, with architectural view; a book form pen box; a green and gold pen case; and an ebonised card case; together with a papier mache and leather purse with an architectural view (6)

£300-500

largest 16cm long

£200-300 230 FC333/277F THREE PAPIER MÂCHÉ CASES 19TH CENTURY one decorated with a lady with a fan, another with a Peeping Tom, and a third with a nymph and butterfly (3) largest 14cm wide, smallest 6.5cm wide

£100-150 231 FC333/277G GROUP OF MAUCHLINE PATTERN-WARE CARD CASES 19TH CENTURY comprising: three spectacle cases; a pin box; two note pads, a card case, and a small box, all with painted decoration (8) largest 9cm wide, smallest 8cm wide

£100-150

233 FC333/277N TWO TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOXES 19TH CENTURY one inlaid with a white metal floral bouquet, the other mounted with the Doves of Pliny; together with a FRUITWOOD AND BONE EXAMPLE, depicting a blacksmith; and a BOX COVER, depicting a white metal equestrian scene (4) 7cm, 7cm, 7.5cm and 6.5cm long

£150-250 234 FC333/277H GROUP OF SNUFF BOXES 19TH CENTURY comprising: two burrwood examples; a horn table snuff box painted with military scenes; and a bone and marquetry box (4) largest 13cm wide

£80-120

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235 FC333/211A CARVED WOOD FOX HEAD SNUFF BOX EARLY 19TH CENTURY the cover carved with an oak leaf, gilt interior 7cm long

£300-500

236 FC333/212 STAFFORDSHIRE ENAMEL BOAR’S HEAD BONBONNIERE LATE 18TH CENTURY the cover depicting figures engaged in a boar hunt 8cm long

£300-500

237 FC333/277L TWO STAFFORDSHIRE ENAMEL BIRD-FORM BONBONNIERES LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY polychrome painted; and a GERMAN PORCELAIN BIRDFORM EXAMPLE, blue cross lines mark (3) 7cm, 6.5cm and 6cm long

£300-500

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238 FC333/188 ENGLISH DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE PUZZLE JUG PROBABLY LIVERPOOL, CIRCA 1760 pierced baluster form, inscribed ‘Here Gentlemen Come try y’r skill/ Ile hold a wager if you will/ That you Don’t Drink this liq’r all/ Without you spill or let some Fall’ 18cm high

Note: Puzzle jugs have long been popular in homes and taverns. The greatest period of usage was during the 18th and 19th centuries when some of the best pieces were made. The method of tackling the conundrum is different with each type of vessel. The verses written on puzzle jugs are a distinctive feature. These vary but are usually composed of four lines offering the same challenge how to drink the liquid inside without spilling it. The secret to successfully drinking from the jug is to solve the mystery of the puzzle. An 1879 press cutting about the house mentions this jug and notes that: “The jug is very old, as its look alone would tell. ‘I did not buy it, nor did my father either’ says the Captain [William Fordyce Blair].”

£300-500

239 FC333/188A ENGLISH CREAMWARE JUG EARLY 19TH CENTURY printed with the Farmer’s Arms 18cm high

£120-180 240 FC333/277J TWO STAFFORDSHIRE ENAMEL BOXES 19TH CENTURY one of rectangular form painted with courting scenes, and another (2) 9cm and 7cm wide

£100-200

241 FC333/277M CHINESE CARVED TORTOISESHELL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER 19TH CENTURY of circular form with carving in deep relief depicting courtly figures, temples and equestrians

243 FC333/259G MAUCHLINE PATTERNWARE BOX MID 19TH CENTURY in book form with allover foliate and scrolling gilt details 21.5cm wide, 5cm high, 13cm deep

£100-150

11cm diameter

£200-300 242 FC333/226F EDWARDIAN SHAGREEN CIGARETTE BOX EARLY 20TH CENTURY Rectangular with a hinged cover 13cm wide, 6cm high, 9cm long

£120-180

130cm high

244 FC333/276A PAIR OF ENGLISH CERAMIC SAUCE TUREENS ON STANDS CIRCA 1840 of Rococo style, painted with flowers against a pale and cobalt blue ground, the covers with fruiting basket finials (2) 20cm high

£100-150

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245 FC333/274 LARGE VICTORIAN GILTWOOD AND GESSO THREE LIGHT WALL APPLIQUÉ LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, with an eagle cresting and three scrolling candle branches £300-500


246 FC333/360 EDWARDIAN SATINWOOD AND CROSSBANDED VITRINE TABLE EARLY 20TH CENTURY the fan inlaid glazed top over a plush lined interior, raised on square tapered legs 82cm wide, 77cm high, 51cm deep

£600-900

247 FC333/365 GEORGE III MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD AND HERRINGBONE CROSSBANDED SERPENTINE DRESSING TABLE SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1800 with a frieze drawer with a fitted interior, raised on square tapered legs 91cm wide, 77cm high, 55cm deep

£1,200-1,800

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248 FC333/223 ENGLISH PORCELAIN TEA, COFFEE AND DESSERT SERVICE MID 19TH CENTURY each with painted scenes of laborers by a coastline, reserved on a green ground with gilt highlights, comprising: a twin-handled footed comport, two smaller twin-handled footed comports, two footed comports, two sauce tureens and covers, four low oval comports, four low circular comports, 13 teacups, 12 coffee cups, five smaller cups, 20 saucers, a slop bowl, 12 circular desert plates; four shaped desert plates and two shallow dishes (qty) dessert plates 22.5cm diameter

£1,000-1,500 249 FC333/255 MINTON PORCELAIN PART DESSERT SERVICE LATE 19TH CENTURY each piece painted with flowers surrounded by blue ‘jewelled’ swag decoration and a gilded border, with stamped maker’s marks, comprising of: five plates; and three low footed comports (8) plates 23.5cm diameter; comports 24cm diameter

£200-300

250 FC333/223A COPELAND & SONS EARTHENWARE PART DINNER SERVICE DESIGNED BY LIONEL EDWARDS, CIRCA 1925-35 printed and painted with named sporting/hunting scenes by Lionel Edwards, comprising: teapot, two tea cups, nine coffee cups, eight tea saucers, two coffee saucers, ten dinner plates, six smaller plates, twelve side plates, two bowls, one moulded bowl, two tumblers and a preserve jar and cover (qty) £200-300

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251 FC333/218 RIDGWAY PART TEA/COFFEE SERVICE MID 19TH CENTURY with cobalt and pink bands and painted with roses with gilt details, comprising: a teapot, coffeepot, covered sugar bowl, waste bowl, cream jug, cake stand, serving dish, ten saucers, fifteen teacups, and seven coffee cups (qty) teapot 19cm high; coffee pot 26cm high

£200-300


252 FC333/221 SET OF EIGHTEEN PARIS PORCELAIN ORNITHOLOGICAL DINNER PLATES LATE 19TH CENTURY each centrally decorated with birds enclosed by a gilt dot border, on a blue ground, with marks to the underside; together with SIX PORCELAIN SIDE DISHES, comprising: two square dishes, two oval shaped dishes and two lobbed dishes with similar decoration (24) plates 23.5cm diameter

£800-1,200

253 FC333/219 ASSEMBLED COALPORT IMARI PATTERN PART DESSERT SERVICE 19TH CENTURY AND LATER comprising: forty eight dessert plates, sixty two saucers, twenty six dessert bowls, eight cake plates, three waste bowls, two soup bowls, fifteen morning tea cups, sixteen afternoon tea cups, seven coffee cups, two milk jugs, and an egg cup; with various printed marks, some unmarked (qty)

254 FC333/222A ASSORTED ENGLISH GREEN AND WHITE PART DESSERT SERVICES 19TH/20TH CENTURY comprising: a Rockingham green and white partial service with yellow flowers, twenty six pieces; a partial green striped service, twenty two pieces; and a Whittaker, Heath & Co. seven piece partial service decorated with butterflies and flowers (qty)

255 FC333/222B ENGLISH IMARI PATTERN PART TEA /COFFEE SERVICE 19TH CENTURY comprising: two shaped dishes, two circular dishes, seven saucers, eleven teacups, and eight coffee cups (qty) £100-150

£150-250

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256 FC333/253 MASON’S IRONSTONE PART DINNER SERVICE 19TH CENTURY each piece painted with an exotic bird amongst foliage, in the Chinese style, surrounded by foliate borders on a green ground with gilt highlights, some with maker’s marks, comprising of: a large oval meat dish; three graduated oval ashets; two oval tureens and covers; two further covers (tureens lacking); two smaller rectangular tureens and covers; three dishes of assorted shape and size (covers lacking); a tureen (cover lacking, damages); a rectangular cover (tureen lacking); 12 soup plates; 23 dessert plates; 31 dinner plates; one fish plate; and 13 luncheon plates (qty) dinner plates 26cm diameter

£300-500

257 FC333/223B ZEH SCHERZER & CO. PORCELAIN PART DINNER SERVICE 20TH CENTURY each moulded piece printed with fish surrounded by foliage and gilt highlights, maker’s marks, comprising: a large oval dish, an oval tureen and cover, a footed sauce boat and cover, six small curved dishes and six dinner plates; and a CHELSEA STYLE PORCELAIN PART DINNER SERVICE, each printed with exotic birds amongst detailed foliate borders, gilt highlights, comprising: four square shaped dishes, two lozenge shaped dishes and twelve plates (qty) Z S & Co. dinner plates 24cm diameter; other service dinner plates 21.5cm diameter

£100-200

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258 FC333/187F COLLECTION OF FIVE CERAMIC JUGS 19TH CENTURY comprising: a pearlware jug, with rural scene; an Imari style jug; and three lustre jugs (5) largest 18cm high

£100-150 259 No lot


260 FC333/220 WEYMSS POTTERY REDCURRANT PRESERVE JAR AND COVER EARLY 20TH CENTURY of cylindrical form, with impressed and painted maker’s marks 12cm high

£250-350

261 FC333/220A THREE WEYMSS POTTERY PERSERVE JARS AND COVERS EARLY 20TH CENTURY of cylindrical form, comprising: purple plums, red cherries and another purple plums with associated lid, impressed and painted marks (3) 15cm, 12cm and 12cm high

£200-300

262 FC333/187 SIX VICTORIAN FROSTED GLASS COVERED BOWLS AND STANDS LATE 19TH CENTURY of floriform shape, with conforming stands (one damaged) (6)

263 FC333/187B SET OF SIX VICTORIAN CUT GLASS FINGER BOWLS MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY hobnail cut; and a SET OF SIX RUBY RIMMED BOWLS, with Greek key motif (12) 9cm and 8cm high

264 FC333/187C MATCHED SET OF TWENTY VICTORIAN CUT GLASS RINSERS MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY most with diamond cut and fluted bands; the remaining with diamond cut banding (20)

13cm high

£200-300

largest 9.5cm high

£150-250

265 FC333/187D COLLECTION OF EIGHTEEN ASSORTED CUT GLASS FINGER BOWLS 19TH CENTURY various patterns and sizes (18) £150-250

£200-300

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266 FC333/283 PAIR OF FRENCH BRONZE EQUESTRIAN MODELS OF WELLINGTON AND NAPOLEON LATE 19TH CENTURY dark brown patina, on ebonised plinth bases (2) Wellington 30cm wide, 36cm high; Napoleon 26cm wide, 27cm high

£1,000-1,500

267 FC333/283A FRENCH BRONZE EQUESTRIAN MODEL OF NAPOLEON LATE 19TH CENTURY dark brown patina, on ebonised plinth base

268 FC333/284 BRONZE BUST OF NELSON 19TH CENTURY dark brown patina

35cm wide, 35cm high

269 FC333/284A FRENCH BRONZE BUST OF LORD ROBERTS HENRI GODET (FRENCH, 1863-1937) dark brown patina, signed ‘Henry Godet/ Md d’or Paris 1900’

£300-500

21cm high

£150-250

21cm high Note: See lot 86

£150-250

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270 FC333/187A REGENCY ENGRAVED CUT GLASS DECANTER CIRCA 1810 engraved ‘William Blair’ with a thistle, a view of Blair and a ship; and a SIMILAR CADDY, with metal mounts (damaged) (2) decanter 24cm high Provenance: Colonel William Blair, 24th Laird (1767-1841)

£300-500

271 FC333/282G PAIR OF REGENCY CUT GLASS SHIP’S DECANTERS CIRCA 1820 with ring and diamond cut bands on a spreading body; and a PAIR OF VICTORIAN CUT GLASS DECANTERS, 19th century, with ring and hobnail cut bands, (4) 22cm high and 24cm high

£250-350

272 FC333/381 PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY KNIFE BOXES CIRCA 1815 of square tapered form with moulded hinged covers opening to void interiors (2) 28cm wide, 36cm high, 28cm deep

£600-900

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42cm high

277 FC333/282B VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LAZY SUSAN MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY with dish top on a turned pedestal base

£80-120

54cm diameter, 23cm high

273 FC333/285B VICTORIAN BRASS AND IRON STAG DOORSTOP LATE 19TH CENTURY with loop handle

£100-150

fender 141cm wide; fireguard 59cm

274 FC333/385 VICTORIAN THREE FOLD PAINTED LEATHER DRAUGHT SCREEN MID 19TH CENTURY the panels painted with fruiting vines against a gilt ground

278 FC333/282K GEORGE III MAHOGANY LAZY SUSAN EARLY 19TH CENTURY with dish top with barberpole line inlay, on a short waisted pedestal base

each panel 46cm wide, 175cm high

51cm diam, 13cm high

£300-500

£100-150

275 FC333/395D MAHOGANY BUTLER’S TRAY ON STAND LATE 19TH CENTURY of typical form, on X frame stand

279 FC333/395 MAHOGANY CHILD’S HIGH CHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY urn form, pierced splat, scroll arms, brown leather stuffover seat, nail head edge, square tapered leg, later footrest

95cm wide, 93cm high, 55cm wide

£100-200 276 FC333/282 VICTORIAN SILVER PLATE MOUNTED TÔLE PEINTE TRAY MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the oval tray painted with a Dutch style scene of peasants at a meal, with a pierced silver plate rim 67cm wide, 52cm deep

£150-250

48cm wide, 103cm high, 29cm deep

£150-250 280 FC333/407G SMALL EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY BOWFRONT SIDEBOARD CIRCA 1910 with a central long drawer flanked by cupboard doors, on square tapered legs ending in spade feet 111cm wide, 74cm high, 51cm deep

£100-200

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281 FC333/285 VICTORIAN CAST IRON FENDER LATE 19TH CENTURY of Gothic style, with ironwork scrolls and rosettes; and a MESH FIREGUARD, with ironwork scrolls (2) wide, 77cm high

£150-250 282 FC333/285A SET OF THREE STEEL FIRETOOLS AND A BRASS TRIVET 19TH CENTURY the tools with baluster handles (4) firetools 78cm long; trivet 37cm long

£100-150 283 FC333/395C MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD 20TH CENTURY of George III style, of serpentine outline with two central drawers and flanked by cupboard doors, square tapered legs, spade feet 179cm wide, 92cm high, 45cm deep

£200-300


284 FC333/405 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY TILT TOP SUPPER TABLE SCOTTISH, MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, the circular top with shell and leaf carving and dish recesses, on birdcage action and fluted column with tripod base 88cm diameter, 72cm high

£500-800

285 FC333/392 REGENCY MAHOGANY DUMB WAITER SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1815 with two graduated tiers raised and divided by a reeded turned column, the top with a pierced brass gallery, the lower tier with plate rails and bottle holders, on reeded splayed legs ending in brass caps and castors 70cm diameter, 91cm high

£400-600

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286 FC333/390 GEORGE III MAHOGANY URN ON PEDESTAL CABINET CIRCA 1780 the covered urn with a ball finial and reeded and fluted bands, over a single long cupboard door carved with bell flower garlands, on a moulded base 48cm wide, 169cm high, 46.5cm deep

£3,000-5,000

287 SET OF TWENTY SIX IRISH MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS ATTRIBUTED TO BUTLER’S, DUBLIN, LATE 19TH CENTURY of Chippendale style, each with serpentine crest rail with shell ends, pierced splat, fluted side rails, red leather stuff-over seats with nail head edge, square legs and pierce corner brackets, H-stretcher and rear stretcher, the armchairs with scrolled arms with flower carved panels and scrolled hand holds (26) 30cm wide, 96cm high, 48cm deep Note: The pattern on which the design of these chairs is based was first published by Thomas Chippendale in The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker’s Director, 1754, pl. XIIII. It was a popular model in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. An 18th century set from Malahide Castle, County Dublin was sold by Sotheby’s London, 7 July 2000, lot 27. Michael Butler’s firm specialised in good quality copies of fine 18th century furniture such as this set.

£15,000-25,000

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288 FC333/388 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY, LINE INLAID AND CROSSBANDED OCTAGONAL WINE COOLER LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, on square tapered legs with brass caps and castors 47cm wide, 69cm high, 47cm deep

£800-1,200

289 FC333/380 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY CELLARETTE CIRCA 1900 of George III style, the cavetto moulded hinged cover opening to a baize lined compartmented interior with removable tray, lion’s mask loop handles to the sides, over two short apron drawers and raised on tapered square legs with castors 72cm wide, 84cm high, 53cm deep

£500-800

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290 FC333/224 PAIR OF FRENCH PORCELAIN VASES LATE 19TH CENTURY of Sevres style, each of shaped oval form painted with birds and cobalt diaper panels, blue marks (2) 26cm wide, 13cm high, 14cm deep

£300-500

291 FC333/252 WORCESTER PORCELAIN PART DINNER SERVICE FLIGHT, BARR & BARR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY each piece with stylised gilt floral decoration on a salmon-pink ground, with further gilt highlights, some with impressed maker’s marks, comprising: 13 graduated oval ashets, twin-handled oval shaped tureen and cover, a further twin-handled oval shaped tureen (cover lacking), four rectangular tureens and covers, a large footed circular soup tureen, cover and stand, six sauce tureens, covers and stands, a square shaped tureen (cover lacking), a low circular comport, a circular stand and cover (tureen lacking), 70 dinner plates and 17 soup plates (qty) largest ashet 55.5cm wide; dinner plates 25cm diameter

£2,000-3,000

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292 FC333/393 GEORGE III MAHOGANY QUADRUPLE PEDESTAL D-END DINING TABLE AFTER A GILLOWS DESIGN, CIRCA 1800 with three leaf insertions, on turned column supports ending on slightly squared cabriole legs ending on raised pad feet 170cm wide, 74cm high, 464cm long (extended) Note: The distinct shape of the pedestals and legs of the Blair dining table are similar to one supplied by Gillows to Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, for Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire, circa 1800 and now in Dumfries House. The same pattern was made for Bellamour, Staffordshire in 1798 by cabinet-maker George Atkinson, who executed a number of similar dining tables for Gillows between 1790 and 1802.

ÂŁ6,000-9,000

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293 FC333/304 USHAK CARPET WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 19TH CENTURY the turquoise field with allover salmon pink and orange palmette and angular vine pattern, within salmon pink stylised vine border between bands 640cm x 660cm Note: See lot 80

ÂŁ12,000-18,000

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294 FC333/36 ENGLISH SCHOOL CIRCA 1800 THE WOODCUTTERS LUNCH Indistinctly signed and dated 180*, oil on canvas 73cm x 63cm

£4,000-6,000

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295 FC333/41 18TH CENTURY DUTCH SCHOOL A DUTCH LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES WALKING BY A CANAL Oil on canvas 71cm x 91cm

£3,000-5,000

296 FC333/34 THOMAS HAND (BRITISH 1771-1804) THE HUNT IN FULL CRY Signed, oil on canvas 64cm x 90cm

£2,000-3,000

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297 FC333/35 THOMAS LUNY (BRITISH 1759-1837) A NAVAL ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND THE FRENCH FLEET Oil on canvas 83cm x 128cm

£6,000-9,000

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298 FC333/92 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL THOMAS TODD’S INN Oil on canvas 64cm x 76cm

£2,000-3,000

299 FC333/90 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES ON HORSEBACK Oil on canvas 44.5cm x 60cm

£400-600

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300 FC333/37 JAMES HOWE (SCOTTISH 1780-1836) LAST OF THE LEITH RACES Signed and dated 1804, oil on canvas 80cm x 128cm

£10,000-15,000 Born in Skirling, Peebleshire in 1780, James Howe left for Edinburgh as a young man with a singleminded determination to pursue a career in art. He went on to receive a somewhat unorthodox entry into the painting profession via an apprenticeship as a house and carriage painter. Though unusual, this was not a completely unfurrowed path as indeed both Alexander Runciman and Jacob More's careers began with similar apprenticeships. Despite listing 'portrait painter' among his expertise, it was Howe's natural flair with animals - particularly the depiction of horses - that made him a favourite amongst wealthy landowners. Such was the regard for his talents that one of his chief patrons, the Earl of Buchan, described him as "a second Stubbs in embryo". The middle years of Howe's career were spent exhibiting as part of the Society of Artists. Founded in 1808, the Society provided the first ever platform for living Scottish artists to present their work to the public and counted Sir David Wilkie, Alexander Carse and Sir Henry Raeburn among its prestigious membership. 'Last of the Leith Races' is a fine example of the features which define Howe stylistically. A master of panoramic composition, he depicts a sweep along the sands of Leith; gleefully plunging the viewer firmly into the thick of the action. By adopting a naïve, almost primitive style, Howe is able to tangibly evoke the movement and excitement of the horses charging past. Often characterised by a sense of

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personality and humour, his energetic painting technique was ideally suited to the depiction of this notoriously raucous event. Among the hubbub of the scene our eyes are drawn to the prize awaiting its victor on the far stand, the lame beggar requesting alms in the foreground and the high-blooded hunters champing at their bits, nostrils flared with exhilaration. The Leith Races were an important social event in Scotland throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, attracting thousands of visitors from as far afield as Northern England. Very different to racing in its modern form, they involved several heats back and forth along the sands at the mouth of the Water of Leith, on the east side of the harbour. Leith Race week was atmospherically described in James Grant's Old and New Edinburgh thus: "vast lines of tents and booths, covered with canvas or blankets, stretched along the level shore; recruiting-sergeants with their drummers beating, sailors ashore for a holiday, mechanics accompanied by their wives or sweethearts, servant girls, and most motley groups, were constantly passing in and out of the drinking places; the whole varied by shows, roley-poleys, hobby horses, wheels-of fortune, and many strange characters which were once familiar in the streets of Edinburgh ... Saturday, which was the last day of the races, was the most joyous and outrageous of this seashore carnival" Eventually, a growth in the popularity of the thoroughbred led to a shift in racing methods, with speed becoming the focus over endurance. Consequently the Leith Races were moved to a new turf track in Musselburgh in 1816. Though the race in its original incarnation has now all but faded from public

memory, its significance as a cultural and historic chapter in both Edinburgh and racing history has not been overlooked by today's scholars. Only a very few paintings recording the event are known to exist, one of which - a major depiction by William Reed painted in 1859 - is now in the collection of the City Art Centre and currently on display in the newly reopened National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Howe's name has not always held as prominent a position in Scottish art history as it rightly deserves. In one of the few texts that address his career, author A. D. Cameron discusses the artist's relative lack of recognition; noting that Howe favoured lucrative publicityattracting commissions as opposed to the pursuit of critical approval. He also postulates that the artist's alcoholism may have denied him his full potential. Ultimately, the language of Howe's art was of a colloquial rather than gentrified nature and his chosen subject matter was perhaps unsuited to the refined tastes of 19th century high society. His style, however, was perfect for capturing the vibrant fairs and revelries of the general public and today his works are regarded as valuable folk historical documents. Considering the extreme rarity of both the subject and scale of this work, 'Last of the Leith Races' can rightly be considered a major work in Howe's oeuvre and of significant historical import.

1 p.20 ‘The Man Who Loved to Draw

Horses’, by A. D. Cameron 2 p.269 Old and New Edinburgh, 1880, Vol. 6, by James Grant 3 p.38 The Man Who Loved to Draw

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301 FC333/40 JOHN HORSBURGH (SCOTTISH fl. 1878-1890) FULL LENGTH PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM FORDYCE BLAIR Signed, oil on canvas 210cm x 125cm

and an ACCOMPANYING PRESENTATION MEDALLION, dated 1885 (2) Note: In this portrait William Fordyce Blair is pictured holding a copy of the Ayr Advertiser. A patron of the newspaper, Blair was instrumental in saving it from collapse.

ÂŁ800-1,200

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302 FC333/43 FOLLOWER OF JAMES ARTHUR O’CONNOR HERDING GOATS ACROSS A BRIDGE Oil on canvas 36cm x 48cm

£1,000-1,500

303 FC333/48 CLAUDE LORRAINE FERNELEY (BRITISH 1822-1892) STUDY OF FIGARO, A BAY HUNTER Signed inscribed and dated 1849 ‘Melton Mowbray’, oil on canvas 61cm x 77.5cm

£1,500-2,000

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304 FC333/28 CIRCLE OF DAVID TENIERS THE INTERIOR OF A BLACKSMITH’S Oil on panel 49 x 63.5cm

£4,000-6,000

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305 FC333/42A JAMES HOWE (SCOTTISH 1780-1836) A CLOSE FINISH Pen and ink 25cm x 39cm

and two others, by the same hand (3) £400-600

306 FC333/12A CAROLINE MADELINE BLAIR BLAIR Signed with monogram and dated 1863, watercolour 27 x 37.5cm Note: The second daughter of Captain William Fordyce Blair, Caroline was a professional artist. See also lot 938

£200-300 See illustration on page 10

307 FC333/86 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF JOSEPH COOKSEY BORWICK Oil on canvas 63cm x 75cm Note: Son of George Borwick, who established George Borwick & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of baking and custard powders.

£400-600

308 FC333/259S GROUP OF SMALL DESK ITEMS 19TH/20TH CENTURY comprising: an agate white metal mounted dish, a Venetian pink and white glass scent bottle, a rosewood metal mounted crucifix, a French wirework bee skep scent bottle holder, and an Far Eastern ‘turquoise’ and gilt metal rhinoceros (5) £150-250

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309 FC333/259T GROUP OF METAL DESK ITEMS 19TH/20TH CENTURY including: an Austrian cold painted bronze fox, a bronze terrier with top hat match holder, pheasant place card holders, tin painted huntsman, desk weights, a cigar cutter etc (qty) fox 15cm long; terrier 9.5cm high

£200-300


310 FC333/182 PAIR OF WEMYSS POTTERY DUCK-FORM SAUCE TUREENS EARLY 20TH CENTURY polychrome painted, with impressed marks and stamped T. Goode & Sons (2) 18cm high

£500-800

311 FC333/183 QUIMPER FAIENCE DUCKFORM TUREEN EARLY 20TH CENTURY polychrome painted, the base inscribed ‘Grande Maison’ 29cm high

£100-150

312 FC333/184 TWO CONTINENTAL FAIENCE DUCK-FORM TUREENS AND COVERS EARLY 20TH CENTURY realistically modelled and painted (2) 24cm high, the other 21cm high

£300-500

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313 FC333/345 DUTCH MAHOGANY AND HERRINGBONE CROSSBANDED DEMI-LUNE COMMODE 19TH CENTURY the shaped top centred by conch shell inlay, over conforming cupboard doors with later grille inserts, on shaped bracket feet 117cm wide, 54cm high, 90cm deep

£500-800

314 FC333/398 EDWARDIAN BRASS LINED MAHOGANY TWIN PEDESTAL DESK CIRCA 1910 the brass bound red leather writing surface over three frieze drawers, on banks of three drawers flanked by reeded pilasters, raised on square tapered legs 139cm wide, 76cm high, 73cm deep

£400-600

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315 FC333/406 GEORGE I GILTWOOD MIRROR CIRCA 1725 the rectangular mirror plate in a moulded frame with a swan neck pediment centred by a cartouche, pierced apron 54cm wide, 117cm high

£1,500-2,500

316 FC333/379H GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR LATE 18TH CENTURY with a pierced splat, outscrolling arms, raised on square chamfered legs, 94cm high; together with a CHIPPENDALE STYLE MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR, 96cm high (2). £400-600

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317 FC333/349B TWO GEORGE III MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS SCOTTISH, LATE 18TH CENTURY with pierced vase shaped splats (2) £80-120 318 FC333/363 VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD FRAMED NEEDLEWORK UPHOLSTERED ARMCHAIR CIRCA 1860 carved toprail, on cabriole legs with brass castors 60cm wide, 104cm high, 54cm deep

£300-500

321 FC333/287A THREE RUSSIAN LACQUER BOXES 19TH CENTURY one of circular outline with troika scene, stamped Vishniakov mark; one of rectangular outline depicting a horse and hay cart, Lukutin double head eagle mark; another of rectangular outline with a silhouette of peasants with haycart, stamped Lukutin mark; and a TIN COMMEMORATIVE BEAKER, of tapered cylindrical form, with coronation portraits of Tsar and Tsarina (4) boxes10cm diameter, 9.5cm wide,

319 FC333/379G EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY CROSSBANDED OCTAGONAL WORK TABLE CIRCA 1910 raised on slender square tapered splay legs joined by a curved X-form stretcher 48cm wide, 71cm high, 37cm deep

£200-300 320 FC333/296A THREE FRENCH PRISONEROF-WAR STRAW WORK CASES EARLY 19TH CENTURY comprising: a cylindrical box and cover with a bone ball finial; and two pen cases (3) box 11cm high; cases 22cm long

£150-250

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12.5cm wide; and beaker 13cm high

£200-300

323 FC333/296B REGENCY ROSEWOOD JEWELLERY CASKET CIRCA 1820 of cubic form with a brass handle and pediment cover, the interior with two trays 21cm wide, 20cm high, 19cm deep

£200-300 324 FC333/287E VICTORIAN SILVERED BRASS MOUNTED HORSE’S HOOF VESTA HOLDER CIRCA 1900 the hinged cover with engraved inscription, ‘Avenger 1885/Died Wardley Wood 1899’; a SIMILAR ASHTRAY; and SNUFF BOX, stamped ‘M Thomas 7730’ (3) vesta 14cm wide

322 FC333/259L THREE BRASS TOBACCO BOXES 18TH/19TH CENTURY comprising: two Dutch oblong boxes, one with Biblical scenes, the other with a full length portrait of King Frederick dated 1761, and an English square snuff box, engraved and dated ‘Liverpool 1807’ (3) Dutch boxes 17.5cm long

£120-180

£100-150 325 FC333/259P COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN PAGE TURNERS AND LETTER OPENERS 19TH CENTURY of various materials, including carved wood, ivory, tortoiseshell, and agate (qty) £200-300


326 FC333/287D RUSSIAN PAPIER MÂCHÉ BOX LATE 19TH CENTURY painted with two girls seated and reading a book, printed marks 17.5cm wide, 6cm high, 12.5cm deep

£200-300

327 FC333/259K EASTERN EUROPEAN BRASS DOME TOP CASKET 19TH CENTURY cast in relief with floral and animal motifs, the hinged cover with roundels depicting Old Testament scenes 14cm wide, 10cm high, 8cm deep

£150-250

328 FC333/259H PERSIAN PAPIER MÂCHÉ PEN BOX QAJAR PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY decorated with equestrian scenes 24.5cm long

£200-300

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329 FC333/287 VICTORIAN PAPIER MÂCHÉ TRAY FREDERICK WALTON & CO., WOLVERHAMPTON, MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY of shaped oval form, painted with St Paul’s cathedral within a gilt border, impressed mark 49cm wide, 38cm deep

£300-500

330 FC333/282J VICTORIAN SCRAPWORK TABLE SCREEN LATE 19TH CENTURY the four arched panels with coloured prints on one side and sepia prints on the other 34.5cm long overall, 14cm high

£150-250

331 FC333/402 TWO EDWARDIAN OAK FRAMED DOG BASKETS CIRCA 1910 each rectangular bed with a raised back panel and pierced sides with shaped finials, on block feet (2) 52cm wide, 49cm high, 46cm deep

£600-900

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332 FC333/407 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED EASY ARMCHAIR ATTRIBUTED TO HOWARD & SONS, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY with a square button tufted back and open arms, on turned legs, in cream foliate upholstery 70cm wide, 75cm high, 60cm deep

£400-600

333 FC333/355 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED SETTEE HOWARD & SONS, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY covered in button-tufted floral fabric, with open arms and raised on turned legs, stamped 140cm long

£1,000-1,500

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334 FC333/287C PAIR OF SILVERED WOOD TABLE LAMPS EARLY 20TH CENTURY of Baroque style, on triform bases (2) 39cm high

£80-120 335 FC333/287F BRASS STANDARD LAMP EARLY 20TH CENTURY with scrolled light arm, circular base; and a WROUGHT IRON STANDARD LAMP, tripod base (2) £150-250 336 FC333/461B WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY, COROMANDEL AND METAL INLAID SIDE TABLE CIRCA 1835 the rectangular crossbanded top centred by a pewter, copper and copper inlaid foliate motif, above a frieze drawer, on square tapered legs 51cm wide, 71cm high, 51cm deep

£200-300 337 FC333/407J EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS INLAID OCCASIONAL TABLE CIRCA 1910 the circular dish top above a frieze, on square tapered legs 58.5cm diameter, 66cm high

£80-120

338 FC333/407F VICTORIAN SUTHERLAND TABLE 19th century with canted corners and turned supports, 69cm wide, 55cm high, 60cm deep; and a George III dwarf bookstand with graduated shelves over a frieze drawer, on straight cabriole legs with pad feet, 47cm wide, 63cm high, 30cm deep (2) £150-250 339 FC333/407A VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED FAN-BACK CHAIR GILLOWS, LANCASTER, MID 19TH CENTURY covered in cream floral print upholstery, channel tufted, on tapered reeded legs with brass castors, stamped; and ANOTHER CHAIR, with button tufted back in red upholstery, on cabriole legs with porcelain castors (2) first chair 64cm wide 76cm high, 55cm deep; second chair 67cm wide, 88cm high, 53cm deep

£300-500 340 FC333/208A MINTON MAJOLICA GREYHOUND EARLY 20TH CENTURY modelled recumbant on a green rectangular plinth, applied tablet mark 18cm wide

£120-180

341 FC333/226 THREE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY GROUPS MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY one with poodle and two puppies on oval cobalt base, another single poodle, and a recumbant sheep, with applied flowers (3) poodles 20cm high; poodle 11cm high; sheep 12cm long

£120-180 342 FC333/217 STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY COCKEREL MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY white with red, black and gilt details 30cm high

£100-150 343 FC333/259J PAIR OF MAJOLICA CHICKENS LATE 19TH CENTURY modelled as a hen and cockerel, in polychrome glazes (2) 25cm high

£150-250 344 FC333/259M TWO CHAMBERLAIN’S WORCESTER PORCELAIN SIDE DISHES EARLY 19TH CENTURY one of shaped oval form, one painted with a racehorse; the other with a heraldic white stallion, with cobalt borders and gilt details (2) 28cm and 25cm long

£120-180

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345 FC333/295A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS CANDLESTICKS LATE 19TH CENTURY of Gothic Revival style, each with a barley twist stem supporting a pierced sconce above the glass set and enamelled knop, all on an enamelled conical base (2) 29.5cm high

£300-500

346 FC333/225 PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FAMILLE ROSE ROULEAU VASES LATE QING PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY of Kangxi style, each with reserves painted with landscapes, figures and birds and flowers, against a blue foliate scroll ground, blue Kangxi marks but later (2) 30cm high

£250-350

347 FC333/216 THREE STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY FIGURE GROUPS EARLY 19TH CENTURY each modelled as a group of children on a square base and bearing titles ‘Contest’, ‘Scuffle’, and ‘Tenderness’ (3) 17cm high

£300-500

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348 FC333/266 EDWARDIAN PAINTED DUMMYBOARD OF AN OFFICER OF THE 16TH LANCERS EARLY 20TH CENTURY modelled standing with hands clapsed 102cm high

£400-600

349 FC333/286 NICKEL DESK WATCH AND MATCHING BAROMETER, J C VICKERY, LONDON, EARLY 20TH CENTURY each with white enamel dial, the watch with 8-day Swiss movement, the barometer with barrel form (2) 14cm diam

£400-600

350 FC333/296D CONTINENTAL PAINTED PORCELAIN PLAQUE 19TH CENTURY the oval plaque painted with an interior scene of a young couple holding hands, in giltwood moulded frame, unmarked plaque 11cm high, 19cm overall

351 FC333/259N GROUP OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE EXPORT PORCELAIN 18TH/19TH CENTURY comprising: two Chinese famille rose tankards, a pair of Japanese Imari lobed dishes, and another Japanese circular dish (5)

£150-250

large tankard 13cm high; dishes

352 FC333/208 COLLECTION OF FIVE STAFFORDSHIRE DOG FIGURES 19TH CENTURY comprising: a pair of spaniels, with black sponged decoration and gilt collars, 24cm high; and three assorted models of greyhounds (5)

29cm diameter; dish 13.5cm

largest 20cm high

diameter

£150-250

£150-250

353 FC333/299A KARABAGH RUG SOUTH CAUCASUS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY the indigo field with four shaped red medallions within cream octagons, within brick red stylized vine border; and a SERAPI RUNNER, the camel field with three linked medallions, within red rosette and vine border between bands (2) Karabagh 245cm x 137cm Serapi 292cm x 106cm

£100-200

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354 FC333/458 SPANISH PAINTED AND GILT LEATHER FOUR FOLD SCREEN 19TH CENTURY each panel painted with a grotto scene, with embossed leather edging with nail head detail each panel 42cm wide, 193cm high

£500-800

355 FC333/397 GEORGE IV MAHOGANY AND ROSEWOOD CROSSBANDED SIDE TABLE CIRCA 1825 the rectangular top over three frieze drawers, the centre drawers fitted with a writing slope, raised on scroll end supports and trestle base with wavy stretcher and scroll feet 112cm wide, 76cm high, 56cm deep

£400-600 356 FC333/287B GROUP OF FIREPLACE ACCESSORIES 19TH CENTURY comprising an ironwork triple fold mesh firescreen,; a brass coal bucket with embossed decoration,; and three fireirons with knop finials (5) firescreen 68cm high; bucket 62cm wide; and fireirons 72cm long

£200-300

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357 FC333/400 REGENCY ROSEWOOD AND BRASS INLAID TEAPOY CIRCA 1815 the sarcophagus form caddy top with a hinged lid opening to removable caddies and mixing bowl recesses, on flattened urn form column and quatreform base with sabre legs ending in brass hairy paw caps and castors 38m wide, 77cm high, 29cm deep

£500-800

358 FC333/401 REGENCY ROSEWOOD AND BRASS INLAID WORK TABLE CIRCA 1815 the rounded rectangular top with drop sides above two drawers with foliate brass inlay, raised on a tapered square column support and quatreform base with sabre legs ending in brass hairy paw cappings and casters 72cm wide, 72cm high, 51cm deep

£700-1,000

359 FC333/322 GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND CROSSBANDED OCCASIONAL TABLE LATE 18TH CENTURY the rectangular tilt top with canted corners, raised on a fluted column and tripod base 51cm wide, 71cm high

£300-500

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360 FC333/422C EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY FRAMED UPHOLSTERED CENTRE STOOL MID 19TH CENTURY the rectangular seat covered in cream floral fabric, on turned legs with brass caps and castors 104cm wide, 42cm high, 59cm deep

£300-500

361 FC333/403 REGENCY GILTMETAL MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND BRASS INLAID SIDE CABINET CIRCA 1815 with allover foliate inlay, the superstructure with a three quarter gallery raised on column supports above three drawers; the lower part with two frieze drawers above a pair of cupboard doors flanked by columns, on a plinth base 91cm wide, 122cm high, 36cm deep

£1,000-1,500

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Fine Antiques Wednesday, 28th March, 2012 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR

Enquiries Lee Young Tel: +44 (0)131 557 8844 lee.young@lyonandturnbull.com Douglas Girton Tel: +44 (0)131 557 8844 douglas.girton@lyonandturnbull.com

JOHN EVAN THOMAS (BRITISH 1810-1873)

SIR WALTER SCOTT Fine white marble bust, signed and dated 1834, after a model by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey 75cm high

ÂŁ10,000-15,000

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362 FC333/59 DOMINGOS ANTONIO DE SEQUERIA (PORTUGESE 1763-1837) PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM FORDYCE BLAIR Signed and dated 1832, pencil and wash 56cm x 46cm

£800-1,200

363 FC333/50 J** STOKES (BRITISH 19TH CENTURY) HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM FORDYCE BLAIR Signed and dated 1856, pastel, oval 60cm x 48cm

a companion, his wife Caroline Isabella, a pair, dated 1853; and THREE SILHOUETTES, of Caroline and her daughters, framed as one (3) £500-800

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364 FC333/49 EDMUND HAVELL (BRITISH 1788-1854) PORTRAIT STUDY OF FREDERICK GORDON BLAIR Signed and dated 1858, pastel, oval 60cm x 47cm

and a companion, of Augustus Blair (2) £600-800

365 FC333/49A EDMUND HAVELL (BRITISH 1788-1854) MARY AND CAROLINE MADELINE BLAIR AND LAP DOG Signed and dated 1858, pastel, oval

366 FC333/52 AFTER GEORGE MORLAND THE LABOURER’S LUNCHEON Mezzotint by C Josi 46cm x 36cm

And four other prints (5) £200-300

60cm x 47cm

£400-600

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367 FC333/408 FRENCH OAK AND BEECH FOUR POSTER DOUBLE BED BRETON, CIRCA 1900 the arched and pierced canopy frame with spindles and foliate carving, on turned corner posts, over a three panel headboard with spindles and carved scenes of farmers and men playing boules 160cm wide, 274cm high, 208cm long approx

ÂŁ800-1,200

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368 FC333/408A FRENCH OAK AND BEECH BEDROOM SUITE BRETON, CIRCA 1900 comprising: a pair of night cupboards; a marble topped washstand; a dressing table; and an ASSOCIATED DRESSING TABLE MIRROR, of Queen Anne style (5) night cupboards 43cm wide, 76cm high, 38cm deep; washstand 130cm wide, 86cm high, 59cm deep; dressing table 152cm wide, 74cm high, 62cm deep

£500-800

369 FC333/408B FRENCH BEECH AND WALNUT SIDE CABINET BRETON, MID 19TH CENTURY the carved and moulded top over a pair of pierced panel doors with spindle decoration, on plinth base 99cm wide, 110cm high, 40cm deep

£200-300

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370 FC333/383B VICTORIAN BUTTON UPHOLSTERED ARMCHAIR COWTAN & SON, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY the button tufted back over straight arms, raised on turned legs with brass caps and castors, stamped 68cm wide, 80cm high, 56cm deep

371 FC333/408K VICTORIAN OAK FRAMED AND UPHOLSTERED CHAISE LONGUE SCOTTISH, EARLY/MID 19TH CENTURY with a scroll arm to one end over a loose cushion seat, on tapered bobbin turned legs with castors

£400-600

60cm wide, 94cm high, 165cm long

£200-300

372 FC333/463M GEORGE III PROVINCIAL MAHOGANY LADDERBACK ARMCHAIR EARLY 19TH CENTURY with pierced horizontal splats 65cm wide, 103cm high, 43cm deep

£100-150

374 FC333/288 TWO PAIRS OF VICTORIAN BRASS TABLE LAMPS LATE 19TH CENTURY one pair with twisted tapered stems and a circular foot; the other pair with plain stems and a foliate cast foot (4) 60cm and 52cm high

373 FC333/408J PAIR OF VICTORIAN MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, each with carved and pierced interlaced splat over drop in seat, on shell carved cabriole legs with pad feet; and ANOTHER MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIR of George III style, on square chamfered legs (3) 92cm and 95cm high

£300-500

£150-250 375 FC333/227B PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY PHEASANTS MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY each on naturalistic green painted base (2) 24cm high

£80-120

376 FC333/227A CAULDON POTTERY WASH SET LATE 19TH CENTURY decorated with floral sprays, comprising: a chamberpot, two large water jugs and basins, a small jug and basin, two soap dishes with liners, and a tray, printed black mark ‘Mortlock/ Oxford St’ (10) large jug 32cm high; basin 39cm diameter

£150-250

17cm high

£100-150 379 FC333/288A CAST IRON AND BRASS FIRE BASKET 19TH CENTURY the back plate cast with a figure of a woman holding a pen and bow, with a serpentine front and point finials; and a brass fender, pierced and moulded, on lobed bun feet (2)

377 FC333/288C VICTORIAN BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY BOX LATE 19TH CENTURY with a brass plaque inscribed ‘M. Blair’

fender 133cm long

28cm wide, 11cm high, 19cm deep

£200-300

£80-120

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378 FC333/227C PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN BLANC DE CHINE BIRDS 20TH CENTURY on hardwood stands (2)

basket 62cm wide, 69cm high;


380 FC333/408E GILTWOOD FRAMED NEEDLEWORK FOUR FOLD SCREEN WHYTOCK & REID, EDINBURGH, DATED 1915 each panel with a relief carved moulded cresting over a needlework insert depicting trailing flowers, fruit and vegetables, one panel signed ‘worked by A and J Brown/Dalry Ayrshire/for M.C. Blair 1915’, the reverse with patterned silk each panel 60cm wide, 183cm high

£300-500

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381 FC333/407E OAK CRADLE SCOTTISH, EARLY/MID 19TH CENTURY with raised panel sides and an arched hinged hood, with spindle finials, the interior with traces of green paint 94cm wide, 72cm high, 50cm deep Note: A cradle with a similar arched hood is illustrated in Bernard D Cotton, Scottish Vernacular Furniture, 2008, p53. Another similar is illustrated in the painting Dawn to Sunset by William Faed, circa 1850, on the same page.

£150-250

382 FC333/288E PAIR OF CONTINENTAL GILTWOOD CANDLESTICKS 19TH CENTURY possibly Italian, each shaped as a twin handled urn on tapering column, base with paw feet on shaped plinth (2)

383 FC333/227 FRENCH PORCELAIN DESK STAND AND TRAY EARLY 20TH CENTURY painted with exotic birds reserved against a purple ground (2)

22cm high

wide

£150-250

£200-300

tray 24.5cm wide; stand 23.5cm

384 FC333/288D REGENCY SILKWORK PICTURE CIRCA 1815 the oval panel worked in silk chenille on painted silk, depicting an old man leading a young woman holding a crozier, in an eglomise and giltwood frame 40cm high

£150-250

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385 FC333/337D GEORGE III MAHOGANY TILT TOP TEA TABLE MID/LATE 18TH CENTURY the circular top over a tapered column and tripod cabriole legs ending on pad feet 77cm diameter, 68cm high

£200-300


The East Wing

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386 FC333/403P VICTORIAN WHITE PAINTED PINE DRESSER LATE 19TH CENTURY the moulded cornice over two pairs of sliding panel doors; the lower part with six short frieze drawers of further pairs of sliding panel doors, on a plinth base 276cm wide, 240cm high, 63cm deep

£500-700

387 FC333/403Q VICTORIAN PAINTED PINE DRESSER BASE LATE 19TH CENTURY the ledged rectangular top above four drawers over four cupboard doors 272cm wide, 90cm high, 59cm deep

388 FC333/403R CONTINENTAL FAIENCE SHEEP HEAD PLAQUE LATE 19TH CENTURY the head in trophy style relief against light blue glazed scrolled plaque, painted mark to reverse

£300-500

35cm high

389 FC333/413Y SET OF THREE GRADUATED COPPER FOOD WARMERS ALEXANDER BOYD & SONS, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY of rectangular form; also TWO CIRCULAR DISHES; and A RECTANGULAR PLATE (6)

£150-250

largest 36.5cm long

£80-120

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390 FC333/403N FOUR STONEWARE JARS LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY one with lid; a MORTAR AND PESTLE; another MORTAR; and a WOODEN SINGLE HANDLED BOWL (7) £100-150


391 FC333/179E BROWN SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE POT 19TH CENTURY decorated in relief with palmettes, leaves and incised bands 44cm diam, 31cm high

£80-120

392 FC333/87 AFTER GEORGE MORLAND A CARRIER’S STABLE Coloured mezzotint by W Ward 45cm x 60cm

and four other prints (5) £300-500

393 FC333/94 AFTER SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK CHILDREN OF KING CHARLES I Engraving 40cm x 48.5cm

£300-500

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394 FC333/30 AFTER JOHN WOOTTON DIGGING THE FOX’S EARTH Steel engraving by Truchy & Canot 50cm x 41cm

and another, by the same hand (2)

398 FC333/97 COLLECTION OF NINE HAND COLOURED PRINTS ON GLASS MILITARY PORTRAITS (9)

402 FC333/403S VICTORIAN OAK SETTLE LATE 19TH CENTURY with tall panelled back over solid seat, on square legs

23 x 16.5cm

43cm deep

£300-500

£200-300

399 FC333/97B AFTER JOHANNES ECKSTEIN THE RETURN OF THE GRENADIERE TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY Engraving by W. Bond

403 FC333/454L VICTORIAN MAHOGANY CABINET MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, the moulded cornice over a pair of shaped panel doors opening to shelves, the lower part with two short drawers, raised on shaped bracket feet

204cm wide, 168cm high,

£100-200 395 FC333/87A 18TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL LEAVING FOR THE NAPOLEONIC WARS Coloured stipple engraving

49.5cm x38cm

54cm x 46cm

and four other prints (5)

and another, similar (2)

£200-300

£300-500 396 FC333/89 AFTER J** BARNEY THE SHIPWRECKED SAILOR Coloured stipple engraving

400 FC333/97C AFTER THOMAS DUNCAN THE DEPARTURE OF THE HIGHLAND BRIGADE Coloured lithograph

60cm x 47cm

46cm x 33cm

and two other mezzatints (3)

and five other print (6)

£200-300

£300-500

397 FC333/89B AFTER RICHARD WESTALL OLD MAN SMOKING A PIPE Mezzotint engraved by H. R. Cook

401 FC333/33 DICKINSON A PAIR OF BOER WAR SCENES Photogravures

30.5cm x 22.5cm

76cm x 112cm

and two other prints (3)

also a watercolour portrait of Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair; a coloured print; and a box of Boer War stereographs (4)

£100-200

£300-500

114cm wide, 145cm high, 40cm deep

£300-500

64cm wide, 82cm high, 48cm deep

£100-200 407 FC333/462 GEORGE III MAHOGANY CROSSBANDED NIGHT CUPBOARD 18TH CENTURY the gallery top with cut out handles above a cupboard door, raised on square tapered legs 38cm wide, 81cm high, 36cm deep

404 FC333/383C GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST CIRCA 1800 the rectangular top over two short and three long graduated drawers, on bracket feet 96cm wide, 92cm high, 47cm deep

£100-200

£80-120 408 FC333/462A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST EARLY 19TH CENTURY the moulded edge top over three short and three long drawers, raised on bracket feet 120cm wide, 100cm high, 55cm

405 FC333/383E TWO REGENCY MAHOGANY NIGHT CUPBOARDS CIRCA 1815 each with a three quarter gallery top over a cupboard door, on straight tapered legs (2) one 38cm wide, 91cm high, 36cm deep; the other 38cm wide, 82cm wide, 35cm deep

£150-250

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406 FC333/384 REGENCY MAHOGANY AND INLAID COMMODE CHEST CIRCA 1820 the hinged top with fan inlay and two dummy drawer fronts, opening to a porcelain fitted commode; above two further dummy drawers, on bracket feet

deep

£200-300


409 FC333/1463A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD LIBRARY BUREAU BOOKCASE 18TH CENTURY AND LATER the arched and moulded cornice centred by a white enamel clock face and organ pipes, above a convex glazed and mullioned door centred by a classical urn mirror panel and flanked by double Corinthian column pilasters, over a slant front opening to an arrangement of pigeon holes, above four graduated long drawers, flanked by side sections comprised of glazed and mullioned doors above cupboard doors, on bracket feet; the whole with classical urn and musical trophy inlay with sawtooth banding 202cm wide, 239cm high, 58cm deep

£1,000-1,500

411 FC333/465F PAIR OF VICTORIAN MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS CIRCA 1900 of George III style (2)

138cm wide, 72cm high, 104cm

412 FC333/1464A PAIR OF VICTORIAN GILTWOOD WALL LIGHTS MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY modelled as ribbon-tied fruitfilled baskets, each issuing two candle arms, electrified (2)

deep

64cm high

£400-600

£600-900

410 FC333/462D VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD BREAKFAST TABLE CIRCA 1850 the oval top on a foliate carved column and cabriole legs ending on lion paw feet

51cm wide, 92cm high, 46cm deep

£50-80

413 FC333/463G EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY REVOLVING BOOKCASE CIRCA 1910 of typical form, on short cabriole legs with castors 49cm wide, 92cm high, 49cm deep

£150-250

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414 FC333/465C THREE FRAMED SILKWORK PICTURES EARLY 19TH CENTURY Two framed similarly, one depicting Mary Queen of Scots escaping Loch Leven, the other with Moses discovered in the bulrushes, in giltwood frames, the third oval silkwork picture of a maiden (3) two similar 67cm wide, 50cm high

£300-500 415 FC333/462B GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST CIRCA 1780 the moulded edge top over two short and three long graduated drawers, raised on bracket feet 110cm wide, 98cm high, 54cm deep

417 FC333/462C SET OF SIX VICTORIAN OAK FRAMED BALLOON BACK CHAIRS CIRCA 1860 each with shell carved top rails, padded seat raised on turned tapered legs (6)

423 FC333/463N VICTORIAN MAHOGANY ‘SCOTCH’ CHEST CIRCA 1860 of typical form, with three short drawers over long drawers with scrolled brackets

44cm wide, 85cm high, 40cm deep

420 FC333/463A VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED EASY ARMCHAIR CIRCA 1900 with low square back, scroll arms, and loose cushion seat, on square tapered legs with brass castors, in a cream floral print linen slipcover

£200-300

79cm wide, 82cm high, 65cm deep

63cm deep

£150-250

£200-300

418 FC333/465E VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS CIRCA 1900 of George III style, the moulded cornice over a pair of recess moulded panel doors opening to sliding trays, over three long drawers raised on bracket feet

421 FC333/463J VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED EASY ARMCHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY of Howard & Sons style, with square back an padded arms raised on turned legs with castors, in a blue floral print slipcover

424 FC333/465B VICTORIAN CAST IRON FENDER 19TH CENTURY with openwork foliate rails; and a group of ASSORTED STEEL AND IRON FIRE TOOLS (qty) 132cm wide

120cm wide, 198cm high,

69cm wide, 82cm high, 65cm deep

£200-300

54cm deep

£300-500

£300-500

£200-300 416 FC333/465D MAHOGANY CROSSBANDED TWIN PEDESTAL DINING TABLE EARLY 20TH CENTURY of Regency style, the rounded rectangular top with a reeded edge, on baluster turned pedestals raised on reeded sabre legs ending in brass paw caps and castors, with one leaf insert 253cm long, 73cm high

£200-300

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131cm wide, 123cm high,

419 FC333/463H TWO REGENCY SILKWORK PICTURES EARLY 19TH CENTURY one depicting Moses in the bulrushes, worked in silk and chenille threads on an oval ground, in an eglomise slip and giltwood frame, the other depicting girls with hens and chicks, in a giltwood frame (2) first 43cm wide, 34cm high; second 51cm wide, 43cm high

£200-300

422 FC333/1465A VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED SOFA HOWARD & SONS, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY with high arms and upholstered seat and back, raised on turned legs with brass castors, stamped ‘# 6697/ 4563’ 173cm wide, 64cm high, 70cm deep

£500-800

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427 FC333/461A REGENCY GILTWOOD WALL CLOCK CIRCA 1815 the silvered steel Roman numeral dial engraved with dolphins and an anchor with trident form blued steel hands, in an ornate giltwood and gesso case depicting dolphins, waterleaves, and shells surmounted by a trident finial 82cm high

£500-800

428 FC333/465A IRISH GILTWOOD WALL MIRROR 19TH CENTURY the rectangular mirror plate in a wavy moulded slip flanked by columns and foliate trails, surmounted by a carved bear finial 60cm wide, 151cm high

£600-900

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429 FC333/259U WAX PORTRAIT BUST OF A LADY 17TH/18TH CENTURY the waist length figure finely modelled wearing a pearl necklace and earrings and a blue silk brocade gown beneath a matching drapery, in an ornate carved frame, label verso ‘ex John Lumsden Propert collection’ figure 18cm high, 41cm high overall Note: John Lumsden Propert (1834-1902) a previous owner of this work, was a highly successful physician who ran a general practise in New Cavendish Street, London. A connoisseur of the arts, he was also a respected amateur etcher and painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy between 1870 and 1882. This item, as well as items in the next lot, were purchased at Christies, Manson & Woods sale of the Lumsden collection in 1902.

£300-500

430 FC333/259V THREE WAX PORTRAITS 18TH/19TH CENTURY comprising: a three quarter figure of the Marquess of Granby, a profile portrait of a lady, and a profile portrait of an officer, in gilt slips and ebonised frames (3)

431 FC333/463L GEORGE III MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE LATE 18TH CENTURY the moulded edge over three frieze drawers and scroll cut apron, raised on square tapered legs ending on block feet

33cm, 19cm and 17cm high

119cm wide, 73cm high, 59cm deep

£150-250

£100-200

432 FC333/251 PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY TOBY JUGS 19TH CENTURY each with polychrome and gilt decoration, modeled as a grinning figure with his hands in his pockets, 24cm high; and a BURLINGTON WARE TOBY JUG, titled ‘The Sleeper’ and modelled as a sleeping man resting on a barrel of ale, 15cm high (3) £80-120

433 FC333/251A GROUP OF SIX VARIOUS CERAMICS comprising: a female figure with a child; a pair of recumbent rabbits, each on a naturalistic ground; a recumbent figure of a dog, on a naturalistic ground; a model of a house, with polychrome and gilt decoration; and a figure of a sitting man (lacking stick), with polychrome decoration on naturalistic base (6) £100-150

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434 FC333/454N VICTORIAN MARBLE TOP WALNUT WASHSTAND MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the serpentine white marble backsplash over shaped marble top above a conforming frieze, raised on acanthus carved cabriole legs joined by a shaped undertier

438 FC333/457B VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING MIRROR MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the mirror with an oval plate and scroll supports and serpentine base; and a TOWEL RAIL, of typical form (2)

441 FC333/460B TWO VICTORIAN PAPIER MÂCHÉ TRAYS 19TH CENTURY the first of shaped oval form decorated with mother of pearl floral cartouche and gilt scrolls; the second circular and painted with dogs (2)

mirror 60cm wide, 72cm high;

first 80cm wide, 60cm deep; second

445 FC333/461 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY SHAPED SIDE TABLE 19TH CENTURY the trapezoidal top with moulded edge over a long frieze drawer, raised on turned and facetted tapered legs with brass caps and castors

124cm wide, 92cm high, 50cm deep

towel rail 86cm wide, 92cm high

25cm diameter

158cm wide, 77cm high, 74cm deep

£100-150

£100-150

£70-100

£150-250

435 FC333/456B PAIR OF EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY BEDSIDE CUPBOARDS CIRCA 1910 each with a single frieze drawer over a cupboard door, on square tapered legs (2)

439 FC333/460 GEORGE III MAHOGANY CHEST CIRCA 1800 The moulded edge top over three short drawers and three long drawers with ebonised and ivory knob handles, raised on shaped bracket feet

442 FC333/407C VICTORIAN MAHOGANY PART GLAZED THREE FOLD SCREEN CIRCA 1900 each panel carved with acanthus scrolls and set with a bevelled glass plate over floral silk fabric panel

111cm wide, 99cm high, 61cm deep

each panel 51cm wide, 182cm high

446 FC333/461C VICTORIAN FAUX OAK PAINTED PINE PRESS CUPBOARD MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the moulded cornice over a pair of cupboard doors and four short drawers, flanked by long cupboards for hanging, on a plinth base

£200-300

£200-300

214cm wide, 198cm high,

40cm wide, 76cm high, 40cm deep

£100-150 436 FC333/456C VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING MIRROR MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the rectangular mirror plate in a moulded frame with scroll supports and a serpentine base 64cm wide, 68cm high, 26cm deep

£50-80 437 FC333/457A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LOWBOY CIRCA 1900 with a moulded edge over three short drawers and shaped apron, raised on square legs 94cm wide, 76cm high, 52cm deep

£80-120

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60cm deep

440 FC333/460A VICTORIAN SMALL BIRCH WASHSTAND MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY with a backsplash and turned spindle towel rail with acorn finials, on turned legs joined by stretchers; and another VICTORIAN BIRCH WASHSTAND, with a backsplash and towel rail to the side (2) first 61cm wide, 117cm high, 48cm deep; second 74cm wide, 87cm high, 48cm deep

£80-120

443 FC333/407H VICTORIAN MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE MID 19TH CENTURY the rectangular drop leaf top on turned tapered legs with porcelain castors

£300-500

127cm wide, 74cm high, 70cm deep

447 FC333/413B EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY FOLDING CARD TABLE CIRCA 1910 the hinged baise lined top on scrolled folding X frame

£80-120

75.5cm wide, 72cm high, open

£80-120 444 FC333/1413Z NEEDLEWORK THREE FOLD SCREEN 19TH CENTURY each panel with stitched red flowers to one side, damask to the reverse each panel 167cm high, 57cm wide

£100-200


448 FC333/461D NEEDLEWORK PANEL 18TH CENTURY woven wool and silk, gros and petit point, depicting urn of flowers on brown ground, later mounted on reverse of pole screen panel, with silk panel to the other side 68cm high, 52.5cm wide

£200-300

449 FC333/413C SET OF THREE REGENCY BRASS INLAID ROSEWOOD DINING CHAIRS EARLY 19TH CENTURY each with scrolled tablet toprail, caned seat on sabre legs (3)

451 FC333/413E PAIR OF BRASS BOUND CAMPHORWOOD BLANKET CHESTS 19TH CENTURY each with brass plaque and carry handles (2)

453 FC333/413P OAK FRAMED METAL LATTICE RADIATOR COVER LATE 19TH CENTURY with pierced demi lune form lattice in moulded frame 164cm wide, 90cm high, 25cm deep

455 FC333/413W MAHOGANY DECANTER BOX 19TH CENTURY also a SMALLER OAK EXAMPLE; and an OAK BOX OF CUT GLASS SALTS/CANDLESTICKS (3)

83.5cm wide

£100-200

£100-150

£70-100

£150-250

450 FC333/413D OAK FRAMED CAMPAIGN BED CIRCA 1900 also a folding campaign stool; and a canvas chair (3)

452 FC333/413F CLOSE NAILED LEATHER BOUND TRAVELLING TRUNK A BOSWELL, EDINBURGH, EARLY/MID 19TH CENTURY of typical form, with carry handles, the interior with trade label for ‘A Boswell, 8 Hanover Street, Edinburgh’

454 FC333/413Z THREE STOOLS 19TH/20TH CENTURY one gout, one needlework, and one carved wood (3)

456 FC333/413X PAIR OF CONTINENTAL FAIENCE JARDINIERES LATE 19TH CENTURY each with twin mask handles (damages) (2)

Note: Probably the property of Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair, 26th Laird

£70-100

£80-120

£80-120

89.5cm wide

£150-250

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457 FC333/413L MAHOGANY APOTHECARY’S CABINET MID 19TH CENTURY the two boxwood lined doors enclosing a fitted interior, drawer to base and further door to the back 41cm wide, 64cm high, 23cm deep

£150-250

458 FC333/413A SET OF REGENCY MAHOGANY BED STEPS AFTER A GILLOWS DESIGN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY with three close nail fabric covered steps, top two hinged, the second with pull-out commode, on turned legs 44cm wide, 65cm high, 69cm long

£300-500

459 FC333/413Q EDWARDIAN MARBLE TOPPED MAHOGANY INLAID WASHSTAND CIRCA 1910 the top with three quarter gallery, on reeded tapering legs; and a WHITE PAINTED WASHSTAND, with blue line decoration (2)

460 FC333/413R VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS LATE 19TH CENTURY with two paneled cupboard doors, enclosing slides, over two short and two long drawers, on bracket feet

99cm and 116cm wide

£200-300

£100-200

172

127cm wide, 168cm high, 58cm deep

461 FC333/403A EBONISED WOOD ‘SUSSEX’ OPEN ARMCHAIR MORRIS & CO. DESIGN, LATE 19TH CENTURY with turned back splats, rush seat

462 FC333/403B IRISH BOG OAK BOOK STAND LATE 19TH CENTURY pierced and carved with a figure, dog and ruins; and a WALL BRACKET, with lion’s head support (2)

£80-120

bookstand 37cm high

£100-150


463 FC333/413M EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY CABINET ON STAND CIRCA 1910 the top with two paneled doors enclosing a fitted interior, the projecting base with a frieze drawer on square legs 59.5cm wide, 140cm high, 39.5cm deep

£200-300

464 FC333/403O VICTORIAN FAUX OAK PINE CUPBOARD LATE 19TH CENTURY the moulded cornice above two Gothic arched doors, projecting base with two further doors, plinth base

465 FC333/403T CAST IRON AND BRASS FIRE BASKET 19TH CENTURY the back cast in relief with head and foliage, urn finials, serpentine pierced front

142cm wide, 257cm high,

£150-250

75cm wide, 95cm high, 38cm deep

56cm deep

£200-300

466 FC333/413U PAIR OF BRASS EJECTOR CANDLESTICKS 19TH CENTURY adapted for electricity (2) 50cm high

467 FC333/413T QUANTITY OF SMALL BRASS CANDLESTICKS, CHAMBERSTICKS ETC. including: red painted Dresser example (qty)

470 FC333/413N QUANTITY OF LEATHER BOXES, DESK ACCESSORIES ETC. including: letter box, dressing case etc (qty)

468 FC333/413S QUANTITY OF TRAYS ETC. including: mahogany, tole painted etc (qty)

471 FC333/413H QUANTITY OF TIN TRUNKS ETC. (qty)

469 FC333/413G QUANTITY OF LEATHER SUITCASES ETC. (qty)

472 FC333/413J QUANTITY OF COSTUME ETC. including: tin helmet, caps, riding boots, dresses, shoes etc (qty)

£80-120

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473 FC333/403M PART ADAM STYLE MARBLE FIRE SURROUND 19TH CENTURY with breakfront mantlepiece above classical figure tablets, over twin corinthian column sides (incomplete) Note: purchased at the sale of the contents of Eglinton Castle in 1925, along with the two fireplaces now installed in the Drawing Room.

£600-900

474 FC333/1413C QUANTITY OF BELL PULLS ETC. mainly needlework lengths with metal mounts (qty)

477 FC333/403G AFRICAN BASKET POSSIBLY ZULU, CIRCA 1900 of coiled construction; and a HARDWOOD CLUB (2) basket 30cm diameter;

475 FC333/1413D QUANTITY OF METAL MOUNTS ETC. mainly curtain tie backs (qty) 476 FC333/403C QUANTITY OF GLASSWARE ETC. including: ship etched green glass vase, decanters, jugs etc (qty)

club 69cm long Note: Possibly collected by Frederick Gordon Blair whilst in South Africa during the Boer War

£100-150 478 FC333/403F BURMESE STONE FIGURE HOLDING BOWL 19TH CENTURY 21cm high Note: Probably collected by Captain WIlliam Fordyce Blair whilst in Burma in the early 19th century.

£150-250

479 FC333/403X GROUP OF INDIAN AND ASIAN PAINTED CLAY FIGURES 19TH CENTURY depicting various indigenous people in traditional dress, some dressed in period fabric (damages); and an INDIAN PAINTED SILK PICTURE depicting a horse (qty) Note: Probably collected by Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair whilst in India in the late 19th century.

£100-150

480 FC333/403K COLLECTION OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE ITEMS 19TH CENTURY comprising: carved soapstone and root wood figures, boxes, footwear, purses etc. (qty) Note: This and the next four lots were probably collected by Captain WIlliam Fordyce Blair, who had a museum in the grounds during the 19th century.

£100-150 481 FC333/403H COLLECTION OF NATURAL HISTORY SPECIMENS comprising: wood section specimens, mineral and hardstone samples, treen articles, dried fish specimens, fauna, bones, teeth etc. (qty) £100-150

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482 FC333/403W EGYTIAN CARVED BLACK BASALT FIGURE the figural fragment depicting a man with crossed arms and wearing a tall headpiece, the reverse with a hieroglyphic inscription; and TWO EGYPTIAN GLAZED POTTERY USHABTI (3) basalt 26cm long

£300-500

483 FC333/403J COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES comprising: Greek and Roman pottery vessels, a pre-Columbian pot shard, stone axe head etc. (qty) £100-150

484 FC333/403V COLLECTION OF MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL CURIOSITIES AND ARTIFACTS comprising: two bullets from battle of Waterloo, wax seals, plaster moulds, medals, coins, ivory utensils, and a treen soap box once owned by Hamilton Blair etc. (qty) £100-150

485 FC333/403L PAIR OF NORTH EASTERN NATIVE AMERICAN MICMAC MOCCASINS MID 19TH CENTURY tanned hide with blue and red silk beaded appliqué, double curve motif panel (2) Note: Augustus Blair, younger brother of William Fordyce Blair, went to Canada where he died in Hamilton in 1857.

£500-800

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The Textile Cupboard

486 FC333/471 VICTORIAN SILK EMBROIDERED BED COVER LATE 19TH CENTURY worked allover with lattice of floral sprays, including roses, honeysuckle, tulips and forget-me-nots, within entwined flowerhead border, fringed and lined 290cm x 310cm

ÂŁ300-500

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487 FC333/472C QUANTITY OF LACE TRIMMINGS including: SAMPLES, COLLARS and FLOUNCING; and a QUANTITY OF WHITEWORKED HANDKERCHIEFS (qty)

488 FC333/472E COLLECTION OF BOBBIN LACE including: a SHAWL; a COLLAR: and VARIOUS LENGTHS (qty) £100-200

£100-200

491 FC333/411A UZBEKI SUSANI LATE 19TH CENTURY the cream field of joined sections, woven with allover foliate pattern, within rosette and vine border

489 FC333/472D CHILD’S NEEDLE LACE AND NET CAP also a SPRIGGED BONNET VEIL; a LAPPET; a PAIR OF CUFFS; a COLLAR; and a QUANTITY OF FLOUNCING (qty)

490 FC333/467 TWO CHASUBLES 18TH/19TH CENTURY also TWO EMBROIDERED INDIAN SHAWLS; a CREWEL WORK PANEL; TWO COMMEMORATIVE BANNERS; and OTHER TEXTILES (qty)

£100-200

£200-300

493 FC333/472 TWO ANIMAL SKIN LINED CARRIAGE RUGS 19TH CENTURY (2)

495 FC333/472B GENTLEMAN’S BROCADE WAISTCOAT EARLY 20TH CENTURY also a SINGLE NEEDLEWORK BRACE; a LENGTH OF DRESS SILK, 19th century; a ROLL OF CREAM DRESS SILK; a LAVENDER HANKERCHIEF BAG; and THREE EMBROIDERED PANELS (qty)

21cm x 162cm

492 FC333/468 PERSIAN RECHT with allover embroidered pattern; ANOTHER SIMILAR; a KASHMIR SHAWL; FIVE METAL WORKED PANELS; and TWO EMBROIDERED PANELS (10)

£200-300

recht 124cm diameter

494 FC333/472A A QUANTITY OF SHAWLS (qty)

£300-500

£150-250

£100-200

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496 FC333/469 PAIR OF RIBBON WORKED AND EMBROIDERED SILK PANELS each with cream watered silk ground with basket of flowers flanked by ovals (2) 57cm x 70cm

£150-250

497 FC333/470 FIVE IMPERIAL CHINESE RANK BADGES each embroidered with a five clawed dragon wiht gold thread surround (one cut and joined); a BAG MADE FROM A PAIR OF BADGES; CHINESE HEAD DRESS EMBROIDERED ORNAMENTS; SIX OTHER CHINESE EMBROIDERED PANELS; and EIGHT INDIAN GOLDWORK AND VELVET COSTUME TRIMMINGS (qty) £300-500 498-499 No lots

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500 FC333/411 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY FOUR-POSTER CANOPY SINGLE BED LATE 19TH CENTURY of Chippendale style, the canopy with foliate carved and pierced cresting, supported on turned tapered posts, ending on square legs with block feet, hung with cream and brown embroidered hangings with tassel edging 110cm wide, 200cm high, 187cm long

ÂŁ2,000-3,000

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501 FC333/410 IRISH GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS & JOHN BOOKER, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1765 the later oval plate with an ornate openwork frame carved with rococo scrolls, castle turrets and trailing oak leaves 60cm wide, 100cm high Note: A related mirror, with trade label for the Booker brothers, from Glin Castle, County Limerick, was sold by Christie’s London, 7 May 2009, lot 40. See also Knight of Glin & J Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, fig. 198

£3,000-5,000

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502 FC333/55A AFTER FRANCIS WHEATLEY RUSTIC EMPLOYMENT Colour engraving, gilt and verre eglomise frame 45cm x 55cm

And THE HAPPY FAMILY (2) £200-300 503 FC333/412F VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED EASY ARMCHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY the low scroll back over rounded padded arms, raised on turned legs and castors, with later striped and foliate silk slip

fender 114cm wide

509 FC333/383I EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE CIRCA 1910 of George III style, the breakfront rectangular top with rise/fall mirror, three frieze drawers on square tapering legs

£200-300

107cm wide, 79cm high, 51cm deep

505 FC333/289 BRASS AND STEEL FIRE FENDER 19TH CENTURY with pierced foliate panels, on paw feet; and a SET OF THREE BRASS FIRE TOOLS, with urn finials

£150-250 506 FC333/379D MAHOGANY POLE SCREEN 20TH CENTURY with oval needlework panel, tripod base 151cm high

£80-120

65cm wide, 82cm high, 55cm deep

£150-250 504 FC333/412B SMALL EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY AND INLAID BUREAU BOOKCASE the swan neck pediment over astral glazed door opening to shelves, above fall front revealing pigeon holes and drawers, over one long drawer over two short drawers, square tapered legs ending on splayed feet 42cm wide, 172cm high, 33cm deep

£200-300

507 FC333/412C GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND INLAID HANGING CORNER CUPBOARD CIRCA 1800 convex moulded top over conforming doors opening to shelves, later inlaid with classical urns, ram’s heads and bell flowers 59cm wide, 99cm high

£200-300 508 FC333/383G EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE CIRCA 1910 the split hinged top opening to wells and compartments, over a dummy frieze drawer and a pair of cupboard doors, raised on square tapered legs 56cm wide, 78cm high, 34cm deep

£80-120

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510 FC333/454M VICTORIAN BUTTON TUFTED UPHOLSTERED LOW CHAIR MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the square back and seat covered in orange plush, on turned legs with castors, castors stamped ‘Timmins’ 59cm wide, 73cm high, 52cm deep

£100-200 511 FC333/412E PAIR OF VICTORIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE MIRRORS LATE 19TH CENTURY each with arched mirror plate within a carved and moulded frame, one mounted with two scrolling giltmetal candle arms (the other in Mary Queen of Scots bedroom) (2) 82cm wide, 157cm high

£400-600


512 FC333/412 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY, ROSEWOOD AND INLAID LINEN PRESS LATE 19TH CENTURY inlaid with trailing husks, vines and flowering urns, the swan neck pediment over cupboard doors opening to slides, the lower part with two short over two long drawers, ogee bracket feet 127cm wide, 210cm high, 61cm deep

ÂŁ800-1,200

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Mary Queen of Scots Bedroom

515 FC333/289A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS AND ENAMEL CANDELABRA LATE 19TH CENTURY of Gothic Revival style, each with detachable twin ropetwist branches, with knopped stems and spreading circular foot with foliate enamel decoration (2) 22cm high

£200-300

516 FC333/413V PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS TWIN BRANCH WALL LIGHTS LATE 19TH CENTURY of Gothic Revival style, similar to the previous lot, with ropetwist branches (2) £100-200

513 FC333/232A PAIR OF ROZENBURG POTTERY FIGURES LATE 19TH CENTURY modelled as a fisherman and fishwife, polychrome glazes, inscribed (2)

514 FC333/231 STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY SPILL VASE CIRCA 1820 of Sherratt style, depicting a stag and boy playing a flute, polychrome colours

20cm high

26cm high

£200-300

£400-600

517 FC333/56 AFTER WILLIAM ALLAN MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS AT LEITH Engraving 41cm x 64cm

and three other prints (4) £400-600

518 FC333/1413A FRENCH WHITE PAINTED AND UPHOLSTERED PART SALON SUITE CIRCA 1900 of Louis XVI style, comprising: a chaise longue, with square back on tapered fluted legs, padded blue and cream pattern upholstery, a pair of side chairs, foliate carved crest, rail and fluted tapered legs; and footstool (4) chaise longue 73cm wide, 103cm high, 152cm deep; chairs 48cm wide, 87cm high, 46cm deep

£300-500

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519 FC333/413 PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS FRAMED SINGLE FOUR POSTER BED WHITFIELD, BIRMINGHAM, LATE 19TH CENTURY of typical form, one with cream damask hangings, the other in sections (2) 110cm wide, 235cm high, 196cm deep

£400-600

520 FC333/232 CAULDON POTTERY WASH SET LATE 19TH CENTURY blue and white with floral sprays and musical trophies, comprising: large and small water jug and basin, soap dish and insert, vase and comb tray (6) basin 38cm diameter

£150-250 521 FC333/1413B VICTORIAN WHITE PAINTED FOUR PIECE BEDROOM SUITE CIRCA 1900 all with foliate scroll carved decoration, comprising: wardrobe, dressing table, side chairs, bedside table (4) wardrobe 119cm wide, 201cm high, 55cm deep

£300-500

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The Victoria Corridor

522 FC333/89A AFTER RICHARD SIMKIN FOUR CAVALRY COLOUR CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS framed together, inscribed by Frederick Gordon Blair 53cm x 96.5cm Note: Indicating the various regiments Frederick Gordon Blair served with, namely: Ayrshire Yeomanry (1870-1873), 14th Hussars (1873-1874), 16th Lancers (1874-1881) and Leicestershire Yeomanry (1881-1905)

£100-200

523 FC333/67 AFTER THOMAS HAND OUTSIDE THE FOX INN Mezzotint

524 FC333/68 AFTER HENRY ALKEN FOX HUNTING Colour engraving

51 x 63.5cm

19cm x 29cm

and another three, similar (4)

and five other similar engravings (6)

£300-500

£200-300

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525 FC333/57 AFTER SIR EDWIN LANDSEER R.A. WINDSOR CASTLE IN THE PRESENT TIME Engraving by T. L. Atkinson

526 FC333/57A AFTER EDMUND THOMAS PARRIS THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA Engraved by C. E. Wagstaff

56cm x 71.5cm

60cm x 86cm

and ten other Queen Victoria related prints (11)

and eight other Queen Victoria related prints (9)

£500-800

£400-600


527 FC333/66 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL A JOCKEY BEING WEIGHED IN AN ENCLOSURE Oil on canvas 48.5cm x 131cm

£700-1,000

528 FC333/267 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY JOCKEY SCALE W & T AVERY, BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1900 on square tapered legs, registration no. 209249 55cm wide, 70cm high, 32deep Note: Pattern registered in 1893

£400-600

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529 FC333/464A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND INLAID CABINET ON STAND POSSIBLY IRISH, CIRCA 1790 the inverted breakfront cornice over a wide frieze with carved classical female masks above a pair of inlaid cupboard doors flanked by flattened pilasters, the conforming stand raised on flattened squared tapered legs 107cm wide, 183cm high, 35cm deep

£1,500-2,500

530 FC333/414 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED MAHOGANY FRAMED CHAISE LONGUE MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY with shaped button tufted back and arm, loose cushion seat in a green slipcover with pink piping, on turned legs with brass caps and castors 164cm long, 81cm high, 64cm deep

£150-250

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531 FC333/425 GEORGE III MAHOGANY CORNER WASHSTAND CIRCA 1800 of typical form, with one real and two dummy drawers, joined by a shaped undertier 64cm wide, 81cm high, 52cm deep

£80-120


532 FC333/304D VELVET AND NEEDLEWORK RUNNER SCOTTISH, LATE 19TH CENTURY with plain burgundy velvet field and green star motif needlework border, signed ‘M Blair’ twice to one end 1070cm x 118cm Note: Borders sewn by Mary Elizabeth Blair, wife of Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair

£300-500

533 FC333/304E NORTHWEST PERSIAN RUNNER LATE 19TH CENTURY the indigo field with allover boteh pattern, within lemon S motif border between bands 362cm x 110cm

£300-500

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Lady Margaret’s Bedroom

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534 FC333/51 ERNEST ARTHUR ROWE (BRITISH 1860-1937) THE GARDEN AT BLAIR WITH ORIENTAL POPPIES Signed and dated ‘97 Watercolour 25cm x 35.5cm

£500-700

535 FC333/51A ERNEST ARTHUR ROWE (BRITISH 1860-1937) THE GARDEN AT BLAIR WITH ROSE BEDS Signed and dated ‘97, watercolour 30cm x 45cm

£500-700

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536 FC333/60 ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI SCHRANZ GRAND HARBOUR, VALETTA, WITH FISHERMEN AND SAILING VESSELS Watercolour 537 FC333/101 BARAGWANATH KING (BRITISH 19TH CENTURY) DARTMOOR Signed, watercolour 28cm x 46cm

£300-500

44cm x 69cm Note: A pair of oils by Schranz of the same subject, one of which has an almost identical composition to the present picture, were sold from Blair by Lyon & Turnbull on 6th December 2002, lot 79, for £98,000.

£800-1,200

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538 FC333/383 VICTORIAN PAINTED MAHOGANY BEDROOM SUITE LATE 19TH CENTURY of George III style, painted allover with floral garlands, bouquets, and figural reserves, comprising: wardrobe, washstand, dressing table, mirror, night cupboard and towel rail (6) wardrobe 117cm wide, 184cm high, 54cm deep; chest and washstand 84cm wide; night cupboard 37cm wide

ÂŁ1,000-1,500

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539 FC333/245 TWO MINTON MAJOLICA DONKEY FLOWER HOLDERS 1874 AND 1876 each realistically modelled carrying open twin baskets across their backs and eating grass, on a naturalistic base, impressed maker’s marks (2) 22.5cm wide, 18.5cm high

£600-900

540 FC333/422E GEORGE III GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR LATE 18TH CENTURY with swan neck pediment above a relief frieze with Bacchic infants flanked by two mirror panels over a rectangular mirror plate, within a moulded giltwood frame 97cm wide, 57cm high

£250-350 541 FC333/421 VICTORIAN BUTTON BACK EASY CHAIR MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the spoon back over low scroll arms and padded seat, covered in blue fabric, on cabriole legs with castors £150-250

542 FC333/422D VICTORIAN GILTWOOD AND SILK NEEDLEWORK GLAZED FIRE SCREEN MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY the carved surmount over a glazed painted and silk needlework picture; and a WALNUT AND NEEDLEWORK UPHOLSTERED FENDER STOOL, the floral tapestry cushion raised on short cabriole feet (2)

544 FC333/383D GEORGE III MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR CIRCA 1780 the arched crest rail carved with wheat and husk trails, over a pierced splat, on square tapered legs; and a GEORGE III ASH SIDE CHAIR, with a square back and reeded rails (2)

546 FC333/235 SPODE IRONSTONE SOUP TUREEN AND COVER 19TH CENTURY India tree patten, black printed mark; and a SMALL SAUCE TUREEN AND UNDER PLATE (2)

armchair 61cm wide, 92cm high,

fire screen 57cm wide, 116cm high;

90cm high, 43cm deep

stool 97cm long

£100-150

547 FC333/422B EDWARDIAN PAINTED SATINWOOD AND MAHOGANY OCCASIONAL TABLE CIRCA 1910 the shaped rectangular top centred by a painted oval depicting a sleeping Venus and Cupid, over a plain banded frieze, raised on line inlaid square tapered legs united by H-form stretcher

45cm deep; side chair 52cm wide,

£150-250 543 FC333/422A EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY OCTAGONAL ÉTAGÈRE CIRCA 1910 with three graduated tiers raised on sabre legs 53cm wide, 72cm high, 26cm deep

£150-250

545 FC333/422 EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY BANDED CHEVAL MIRROR CIRCA 1910 the shield shape crossbanded frame with a bevelled mirror plate flanked by scrolling supports with urn finials and raised on trestle support 67cm wide, 148cm high

larger 35cm wide

£150-250

72cm wide, 71cm high, 43cm deep

£150-250

£200-300

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548 FC333/423 GROUP OF THREE CHILDREN’S CHAIRS LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY comprising: a Georgian style mahogany open armchair, with upholstered seat; and a ‘lambing’ chair; a ladder back rocking chair (3) largest 73cm high

£250-350

549 FC333/423A MAHOGANY ‘GOSSIP’ ARMCHAIR WILLIAM WHEELER, ARNCROACH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY of George III style, with serpentine crest rail and interlaced pierced splats and drop-in upholstered seats; together with an OAK SIDE CHAIR of similar design (2) armchair 53cm wide, 78cm high, 49cm deep Note: The Wheeler workshop in Arncroach was established by William Wheeler the elder in 1877, with chairs being produced from the 1880s. After his death in 1913 his son, and then grandson, both also William, carried on the business in the 20th century. These low chairs were not specifically children’s chairs but intended for adults aswell. William Wheeler II claimed the term was derived from an order he received from the sister-in-law of Sir Ralph Anstruther, who asked him to make a scaled down version of a chair she owned for her fireside.

£200-300

550 FC333/352 EDWARDIAN WALNUT FRAMED THREE FOLD SCREEN EARLY 20TH CENTURY with ribbon-tied cresting over silk embroidered floral panels each panel 42cm wide, 131cm high

£200-300

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551 FC333/516 SILVER MOUNTED ABALONE AND PAINTED FAN PAINTED BY RICHARD SIMKIN, 1881 with a scene of the 16th Lancers charging, regimental crest to rear, signed and dated 1881 stave length 33cm

£300-500

552 FC333/259X IVORY AND PAINTED FAN RETAILED BY CLARKE & CO., LONDON, LATE 18TH CENTURY the pierced, carved, and painted sticks inlaid with mother-of-pearl, the fan panel painted with a scene of lovers in a landscape, in a pressed paper box bearing trade label for ‘Clarke & Co., No 26 Strand’ stave length 26cm long Note: Robert Clarke & Co. are registered as Fan Manufacturers at 26, Strand in a directory of 1794

£150-250

553 FC333/291C TORTOISESHELL AND PAINTED FAN PAINTED BY J. E. BAGNEY, LATE 19TH CENTURY depicting Renaissance figure in a garden, the reverse bearing monogram ‘MB’ 55cm wide

£200-300

554 FC333/259Y FRENCH ABALONE AND PAINTED FAN 19TH CENTURY with carved sticks, the fan panel painted with a ‘fete gallante’, in a later box stave length 27cm long

£100-150

555 FC333/259W COLLECTION OF FANS 19TH/20TH CENTURY comprising: a blue leather and silk example, with sterling silver mounts and monogram ‘MCB’; and five examples made from exotic feathers (6) £200-300

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The Colonel’s Bedroom

556 FC333/29 AFTER DEAN WOLSTENHOLME JNR THE MEET Overpainted print laid down on canvas 46cm x 63cm

and three others, by the same hand: ‘Breaking Cover’, ‘In Full Cry’ and ‘Gone to Ground’ (4) £2,000-3,000

557 FC333/58A AFTER HENRY ALKEN THE FIRST STEEPLECHASE ON RECORD Set of four hand coloured engravings, published by Ackerman 1839 (4) 34cm x 42cm

£200-300

558 FC333/58 AFTER GEORGE STUBBS THE GAMEKEEPERS Engraving 44cm x 67cm

and five other prints (5) £200-300

559 FC333/449J SET OF FOUR REGENCY FAUX ROSEWOOD BRASS INLAID SIDE CHAIRS CIRCA 1815 each with spiral carved top rail and brass inlaid horizontal splat over drop in seats, on sabre legs with brass line inlay (4) 46cm wide, 81cm high, 40cm deep

£150-250

200


560 FC333/416 REGENCY MAHOGANY CHEVAL MIRROR CIRCA 1815 the rectangular bevelled mirror plate with a conforming wide frame between turned columns, raised on trestle supports on scroll feet and castors 77cm wide, 148cm high

£400-600

561 FC333/233 STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY TRIPLE SPILL VASE EARLY 19TH CENTURY of Sherratt style, modelled as a ram and a goat, naturalistic base; and a Staffordshire figure of a zebra (2)

563 FC333/290B PAIR OF GEORGE III STYLE MAHOGANY AND BRASS CANDLESTICKS Uniform nozzles over fluted and spiral carved stem, over moulded circular foot (2)

565 FC333/419B EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY COMMODE CHEST CIRCA 1910 the hinged top over dummy drawers, opening to a fitted commode

43cm high

63cm wide, 69cm high, 44cm deep

20cm and 15cm high

£150-250

£150-250

567 FC333/419A EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE CIRCA 1910 the rectangular top with a moulded edge above an arched kneehole flanked by cupboard doors with dummy drawers, on bracket feet 144cm wide, 87cm high, 55cm deep

£200-300 562 FC333/234 MASON’S IRONSTONE WASH SET LATE 19TH CENTURY comprising: large basin, water pitcher, two soap dishes (one with cover), vase, shaving dish and cover; also a CHAMBER POT; and a PAIR OF CANDLESTICKS (9)

564 FC333/290A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BRASS CANDLESTICKS with ring turned and moulded stem on a canted square base, converted to electricity; also a CORINTHIAN COLUMN BRASS LAMP, on a squared base; and a BRASS ARGON STYLE LAMP with a frosted shade (4)

566 FC333/420 FRENCH GILT BRONZE MOUNTED AND MARBLE TOPPED GUERIDON LATE 19TH CENTURY in the manner of Henri Dasson, the circular rouge marble on double column supports entwined with vines, over a triform undertier and raised on hairy hoof feet

568 FC333/383F EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING MIRROR MID 19TH CENTURY the rectangular mirror plate between scrolled uprights above a rectangular moulded base, on bun feet

basin 39cm diameter

40cm, 35cm and 56cm high

33cm diameter, 75cm high

61cm wide, 58cm high, 32cm deep

£80-120

£200-300

£200-300

£80-120

£300-500

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The Yellow Bedroom


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569 FC333/431 DUTCH MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY INLAID DRESSING TABLE 19TH CENTURY the arched mirror between tapered uprights, the lower part with a long drawer over a pair of cupboard doors with floral, bird, and urn marquetry, raised on bun feet 114cm wide, 188cm high, 59cm deep

£400-600

570 FC333/431E DUTCH MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY INLAID BEDSIDE CABINET 19TH CENTURY the square top over a tambour door and cupboard door flanked by half columns, on a plinth base, with allover floral and butterfly marquetry 45cm wide, 87cm high, 43cm deep

£300-500

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571 FC333/427 DUTCH MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY INLAID LINEN PRESS LATE 18TH CENTURY the arched moulded cornice with foliate cresting above a pair of cupboard doors with bird and flowering urn inlay, opening to shelves and drawers, the lower part with three long drawers, raised on bracket feet 130cm wide, 221cm high, 53cm deep

ÂŁ2,000-3,000

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572 FC333/426 SUITE OF THREE DUTCH MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY SIDE CHAIRS 19TH CENTURY comprising: an open armchair and a pair of side chairs, with allover floral marquetry and barber pole banding (3) armchair 51cm wide, 86cm high, 44cm deep

£300-500 573 FC333/431C DUTCH MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY INLAID SHAVING STAND 19TH CENTURY the circular mirror plate above a tray top with single frieze drawer raised on a turned column ending on a shaped scroll tripod base, with allover floral and bird marquetry 46cm wide, 174cm high

£200-300 574 FC333/431D DUTCH MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY INLAID FIRE SCREEN 19TH CENTURY of typical form with a central embroidered textile panel depicting a bird above fruit, and with a silk embroidered panel depicting floral motifs on the reverse 116cm high

£150-250

575 FC333/430 DUTCH MAHOGANY, MARQUETRY INLAID AND EBONISED DEMI LUNE CONSOLE TABLE 19TH CENTURY the D shaped top with flowering urn marquetry above a pair of gilt metal capped half columns and mirror back, on a shaped undertier and ebonised paw feet £400-600 576 FC333/431A DUTCH MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY INLAID WASH STAND 19TH CENTURY the rectangular back panel with brass towel rails to the sides, over a rouge marble top, above a long drawers and pair of cupboard doors flanked by gilt metal mounted columns, on tapered block feet 103cm wide, 134cm high, 51cm deep

£300-500 577 FC333/292 GEORGE III WALNUT TEA CADDY 18TH CENTURY AND LATER of canted rectangular form with cross banded inlaid borders, the interior converted to a letter box £200-300

581 FC333/292A FRENCH EBONISED MANTLE CLOCK LATE 19TH CENTURY of Empire style, the white enamelled dial with Roman numerals, flanked by two brass columns, on four paw feet 23.5cm high

£100-150

69cm wide, 175cm high

579 FC333/429 ENGLISH WALNUT AND SEAWEED MARQUETRY INLAID TORCHERE STAND 19TH CENTURY with allover foliate scroll marquetry, the octagonal top on a turned and spiral column ending on a tripod base

582 FC333/292B CAST IRON FENDER AND STEEL FIRE TOOLS LATE 19TH CENTURY the fender of typical form, with pierced Rococo style decoration and two upright supports; the matched set of steel fire irons comprising: a shovel, poker and pair of tongs (4)

40cm diameter, 103cm high

fender 112cm wide

£300-500

£200-300

580 FC333/434 VICTORIAN BUTTON UPHOLSTERED CHAIR MID 19TH CENTURY the button tufted back above a circular seat, raised on turned legs with brass castors, in pale blue silk upholstery with braided trim and tassels

583 FC333/434A EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY WASH STAND CIRCA 1910 two tiers, undertier with drawers; a MAHOGANY DEMI LUNE NIGHT CUPBOARD; and a MAHOGANY TOWEL RAIL (3)

63cm wide, 76cm high, 54cm deep

night cupboard 59cm wide;

£150-250

towel rail 75cm wide

£250-350

72cm wide, 77cm high, 36cm deep

22.5cm wide

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578 FC333/431B VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY INLAID CHEVAL MIRROR LATE 19TH CENTURY the shaped oval mirror plate between square tapered uprights with urn finials, raised on trestle supports with casters, and joined by a padded stretcher

wash stand 38cm wide;

£100-200


584 FC333/433 SWEDISH ORMOLU MOUNTED GILT AND EBONISED WOOD ETCHED GLASS MIRROR AFTER BURCHARD PRECHT, 19TH CENTURY Bevelled rectangular plate within foliate etched margin plates, the conforming glaze panel cresting surrounded by three flowering urn finials 76cm wide, 133cm high Note: This mirror is very similar to one attributed to Burchard Precht formerly in The Wrightsman Collection and illustrated in F.J.B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection, volume II, New York, 1966, no. 209, pl. 395. G. Child discusses the attribution of this mirror to Precht in World Mirrors, 1650-1900, London, 1990, p.297. The name of Precht was closely associated with the production of mirrors of high quality in Sweden in the early part of the 18th century, and numerous examples are attributed to either Burchard Precht (1651-1738) or his sons Gustav (d. 1763) and Christian (d. 1779). Originally from Bremen, Burchard Precht arrived in Stockholm in 1674 to work at Drottingholm Palace and was named carver to the court in 1682. In 1687-88 he travelled to Rome and Paris with the court architect Nicodemus Tessin, which strongly influenced his work. For a similar example, see Christie’s London, 28 September 2010, lot 573.

ÂŁ3,000-5,000

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585 FC333/236 PAIR OF WORCESTER PORCELAIN SNAKE HANDLED VASES AND COVERS CIRCA 1880 each of footed ovoid form, with painted landscape scenes and gilded decoration, with pierced covers, one with impressed mark to underside (2) 26.5cm high

£800-1,200

586 FC333/238 CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN WASH SET CIRCA 1900 of Meissen style, painted with birds, butterflies and insects, with gilt highlights, comprising: a ewer and basin, a smaller ewer and basin, a shallow bowl, a dish and cover, a brush tray, and two soap dishes and covers, marks to underside (9) £300-500

587 FC333/237 MEISSEN PORCELAIN DISH LATE 19TH CENTURY of shaped oval form, with a painted scene of Venus with putti surrounded by flower sprigs and sprays and gilded borders, incised and crossed swords marks

588 FC333/237A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN INK STAND LATE 19TH CENTURY of Rococo style, with two covered ink wells and a pen tray, painted with flower sprigs and sprays and gilt highlights

29.5cm wide

21.5cm wide

£200-300

£80-120

589 FC333/69 WILLIAM WOOD (1768-1809) PORTRAIT OF MRS FORDYCE OF AYTON Pencil and watercolour 12cm x 9cm

and three others by the same hand, depicting various family members (4) £600-800 590 FC333/69A AFTER JAMES WARD THE CITIZENS RETREAT Colour engraving 50cm x 63.5cm

and three other engravings (4) £400-600

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The Yellow Dressing Room 591 FC333/70 ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS HAND ON THE SCENT Oil on canvas 47cm x 65cm

£1,500-2,000

592 FC333/71 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH SCHOOL THE HUNT IN THE WOODLAND Indistinctly signed and dated 1831 on stretcher verso, oil on canvas 60cm x 76cm

£1,000-1,500

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593 FC333/72 ENGLISH SCHOOL CIRCA 1780 IN FULL CRY Oil on panel 34.5cm x 104cm

£2,000-3,000

594 FC333/74 FOLLOWER OF PETER TILLEMANS THE STAG HUNT Oil on canvas 26cm x 92cm

£400-600

595 FC333/73 FOLLOWER OF SAMUEL JOHN EGBERT JONES A DAY’S SHOOTING Oil on panel 22cm x 32cm

596 FC333/75 AFTER RICHARD RAMSAY REINAGLE GENTLEMEN OUT SHOOTING WITH A GUN DOG Mezzotint

£300-500

42cm x 59.5cm

£300-500

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597 FC333/435 GEORGE II WALNUT AND CROSSBANDED CHEST ON CHEST CIRCA 1740 the moulded cornice over three short drawers and three long drawers flanked by fluted canted corners, the lower part with three graduated long drawers, on bracket feet 104cm wide, 186cm high, 56cm deep

£800-1,200

598 FC333/438 GEORGE III MAHOGANY CORNER CUPBOARD 18TH CENTURY AND LATER the swan neck pediment over a pair of moulded cupboard doors flanked by stopfluted angles, the interior now fitted as a wardrobe, the lower part with a pair of cupboard doors, raised on bracket feet 106cm wide, 246cm high, 62cm deep

£500-800

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599 FC333/437 DUTCH MAHOGANY, BRASS INLAID AND EBONISED DEMI LUNE COMMODE 19TH CENTURY the D shaped grey veined marble top over two short frieze drawers and a pair of conforming cupboard doors with ebonised banding and brass inlay, flanked by fluted pilasters, on square tapered legs 108cm wide, 101cm high, 55cm deep

£500-800

600 FC333/438A VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD FRAMED AND NEEDLEWORK UPHOLSTERED SIDE CHAIR 19TH CENTURY the foliate carved crest rail above a floral needlework upholstered back and seat, on carved cabriole legs with castors

202cm long approx

604 FC333/436 NORTHERN EUROPEAN MAHOGANY AND EBONISED DRESSING MIRROR the rectangular mirror plate supported by two uprights, above a frieze drawer, on four squat bun feet, with gilt highlights

£100-150

66cm high

602 FC333/383H EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY FRAMED SINGLE BED CIRCA 1910 of George III style, with a double ladder back head and footboard (2) 92cm wide, 134cm high,

50cm wide, 102cm high, 48cm deep

£200-300 601 FC333/293 CAST IRON FENDER AND STEEL FIRE TOOLS 19TH CENTURY fender of typical form, with pierced Rococo style decoration and two upright supports, all on four squat bun feet; the matched part set of steel fire irons comprising: a poker and pair of tongs (3)

£150-250 603 FC333/438C VICTORIAN MAHOGANY SHAVING STAND LATE 19TH CENTURY the shield shaped mirror above a circular tier raised on an acanthus and spiral carved column, on a tripod base with claw and ball feet

605 FC333/438B REGENCY MAHOGANY WASHSTAND SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1820 the three quarter gallery over a rectangular top with two wash basin recesses, above a single frieze drawer and raised on reeded square tapered legs ending on brass caps and castors

606 FC333/239 PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY DALMATIANS 19TH CENTURY each modelled in a sitting position with gilt highlights, on a blue painted base, marks to underside; and a STAFFORDSHIRE GREYHOUND, modelled recumbent, on a blue painted base (3) 12.5cm high and 12cm wide

£150-250

fender 136cm wide

607 FC333/239A PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY EWERS AND BASINS 19TH CENTURY each with green monochrome transfer printed decoration depicting houses in a garden setting, below floral borders and panels with birds on a yellow ground (4)

£80-120

ewers 29cm high;

46cm diam, 185cm high

£100-150

106cm wide, 98cm high, 55cm deep

£200-300

basins 36cm diameter

£150-250

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608 FC333/240 LARGE CHINESE CANTON PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE AND COVER AND BASIN LATE QING PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY each piece depicting figures, birds and butterflies within panels, surrounded by butterflies and stylised foliate patterns on a gilt ground bottle and cover 45cm high, basin 49cm diameter

£800-1,200

609 FC333/241A WORCESTER WHITE PORCELAIN MODEL OF A HAWK LATE 19TH CENTURY realistically modelled on a tree stump functioning as a vase, with coloured detail to the beak, eyes and claws, impressed maker’s marks 28cm high

£100-150 610 FC333/293A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS MOUNTED HANGING SMOKER’S BOX the shaped hanging back over a hinged lidded void compartment, below a hanging rack 50.5cm high

£80-120

611 FC333/241 PAIR OF MOORES STYLE WHITE PORCELAIN VASES LATE 19TH CENTURY each of flattened ovoid form with twin handles modelled as swans, with foliage and putti in high relief, impressed marks to underside; and with a PAIR OF GOSS PORCELAIN SWAN VASES, each realistically modelled in a sitting position, with feather detail in relief, maker’s marks to underside (4) 29.5cm and 13cm high

£200-300 612 FC333/440B VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD FRAMED WALL MIRROR LATE 19TH CENTURY the rectangular mirror plate in a wide ogee moulded frame 104cm wide, 64cm high

£80-120

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613 FC333/440 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED CHAIR LATE 19TH CENTURY covered in pink and green floral chintz; and similarly upholstered foot stool (2)

615 FC333/76 AFTER GEORGE STUBBS SHOOTING - PLATES I AND II Engravings by W Woollett (2)

chair 36cm wide, 90cm high,

616 FC333/77 AFTER JAMES WARD OUTSIDE OF A COUNTRY ALEHOUSE Colour engraving

38cm deep; stool 42cm wide, 40cm high, 42cm deep

£70-100 614 FC333/440A EDWARDIAN MAHOGANY SHAVING STAND CIRCA 1910 the rectangular mirror plate with a brass telescopic support, over a dished tier raised on a square tapered column and splayed tripod base 30cm diameter, 139cm high

£80-120

44 x 56cm

£500-700

48 x 60cm

and four other colour prints (5) £300-500


The Bombo Bedroom

617 FC333/443 VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND INLAID BOWFRONT LINEN PRESS CIRCA 1900 of George III style, the shaped cornice with fluted inlaid pilasters over a pair of cupboard doors opening to sliding trays, the lower part with two short over two long drawers, on splayed feet 122cm wide, 215cm high, 61cm deep

ÂŁ800-1,200

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618 FC333/441 FRENCH EMPIRE MAHOGANY AND GILT METAL MOUNTED DRESSING TABLE CIRCA 1810 the hinged top opening to compartments above a single drawers, on X-form end supports joined by a turned stretcher and raised on hairy paw feet 50cm wide, 72cm high, 34cm deep

£400-600

619 FC333/444 EDWARDIAN MARBLE TOPPED BOWFRONT MAHOGANY WASHSTAND CIRCA 1910 the red marble top with three quarter gallery above four drawers, on square tapering legs

621 FC333/442 GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY BUCKET LATE 18TH CENTURY of circular form with twin loop handles, bound with three brass rings 32cm diameter, 19.5cm high

£300-500

107cm wide

£150-250 620 FC333/444A PAIR OF GEORGE III STYLE MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS CIRCA 1900 the arched crest rail over a pierced splat, with needlework seats, on square tapered legs with castors 55cm wide, 91cm high, 45cm deep

£80-120

622 FC333/444C VICTORIAN MAHOGANY NIGHT CUPBOARD 19TH CENTURY and a VICTORIAN TOWEL RAIL (2) night cupboard 36cm wide, 70cm high, 36cm deep

£80-120

623 FC333/244 COPELAND POTTERY WASH SET brown transfer printed decoration, depicting scenes of a courting couple, foliate borders, comprising: two ewers, a basin, two brush trays, a candle tray and two snuffers; and TWO DOULTON POTTERY COMMEMORATIVE BEAKERS, each transfer printed with Queen Victoria’s profile amongst stylised foliate borders, 9.5cm high (qty)

624 FC333/243 TWO STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY MODELS OF POINTERS 19TH CENTURY each realistically modelled in movement, on a green painted naturalistic ground, 9.5cm high; and a MODEL OF A GREYHOUND, in a recumbent position with front paws crossed, on a green painted naturalistic ground, 16cm wide (3)

£150-250

625 FC333/82 AFTER HENRY BERNARD CHALON FOX HOUNDS BREAKING COVER Colour engraving

£200-300

61 x 76cm

£200-300

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626 FC333/83 FOLLOWER OF JAMES BARENGER FORAGER, A HOUND Oil on canvas 46cm x 64cm

£800-1,200

627 FC333/83A FOLLOWER OF JAMES BARENGER RAMBLER, A HOUND Oil on canvas 46cm x 64cm

£800-1,200

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628 FC333/101Z FRANKLIN BROOK VOSS (AMERICAN 1880-1953) BOXER II, A JACK RUSSELL Signed and dated 1939, oil on canvas 30.5 x 40.5cm

£600-900

629 FC333/101A FRANKLIN BROOK VOSS (AMERICAN 1880-1953) CHAMPION DESERT DEPUTY, A JACK RUSSELL Signed and dated 1941, oil on canvas 30.5cm x 40.5cm

£600-900

630 FC333/103 FRANKLIN BROOK VOSS (AMERICAN 1880-1953) NIPPER OF THE PYTCHLEY, A JACK RUSSELL Signed and dated 1948, oil on canvas 40.5 X 40.5cm

£700-900

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631 FC333/104 NINA COLMORE (BRITISH 1889-1973) CURRY, A TERRIER Signed with initials, oil on canvas 40.5 x 40.5cm

£400-600

635 FC333/449G VICTORIAN GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR LATE 19TH CENTURY the arched mirror plate within a gilt rope twist moulded frame 123cm wide, 92cm high

£100-200 632 FC333/101B W WASDELL TRICKETT (BRITISH fl. 1921-1939) CANDY, A TERRIER Ssigned and dated 1933, oil on canvas 39.5cm x 29cm

£200-300 633 FC333/294C VICTORIAN TORTOISESHELL MANTEL CLOCK D W BENSON, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY the circular white dial with Arabic numerals, on a cylindrical column and an octagonal base, the movement impressed ‘W.B. 706’, with a key 18.5cm high

£200-300 634 FC333/449F GILTWOOD CORINTHIAN COLUMN STANDARD LAMP EARLY 20TH CENTURY on a square base 106cm high (excluding fittings)

£100-150

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638 FC333/294D PAIR OF PAINTED AND PARCEL GILT WOODEN TABLE LAMPS LATE 19TH CENTURY each carved with foliage and a knopped stem with fruit, all on a circular base raised by three feet (2) 55.5cm high (excluding fittings)

636 FC333/294B STEEL FENDER AND FIRE TOOLS 19TH CENTURY fender of typical form, with pierced lattice detail surrounding circular cartouches; the matched set of steel fire irons comprising: a shovel, poker and tongs (4) fender 118cm wide

£100-200 639 FC333/449A GEORGE III MAHOGANY HANGING CORNER CABINET LATE 18TH CENTURY the moulded cornice over a pair of panelled cupboard doors 79cm wide, 100cm high, 48cm deep

£150-250

£150-250 637 FC333/446 GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY BUCKET LATE 18TH CENTURY of cylindrical form with a bale handle, bound with two thick brass bands and three thin brass bands

640 FC333/449H VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE LATE 19TH CENTURY the low gallery back over a central frieze drawer flanked by bowfront short drawers with lion mask handles, on square tapered legs

33.5cm high

112cm wide, 78cm high, 52cm deep

£300-500

£100-150


641 FC333/447 REGENCY MAHOGANY CHEVAL MIRROR CIRCA 1815 the rectangular mirror plate in a reeded slip and crossbanded frame, flanked by square reeded uprights with urn finials, on reeded splayed legs with brass caps and castors

642 FC333/383A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND LINE INLAID CHEST CIRCA 1815 the rectangular top over two short and three long drawers, above a shaped apron, on shaped bracket feet 92cm wide, 108cm high, 43cm deep

£200-300

72cm wide, 166cm high

£400-600

643 FC333/247 CORONAWARE POTTERY WASH SET LATE 19TH CENTURY decorated with exotic birds amongst flowers and foliage in the Chinese style, comprising: a pair of ewers and basins, an octagonal bowl, and a circular soap dish and cover, some with stamped maker’s marks and painted number ‘638599’ (qty) ewers 32cm high, basins 41.5cm diameter

£100-150

644 FC333/294E PAIR OF FRENCH FAIENCE PUZZLE JUGS LATE 19TH CENTURY each with applied floral wreath bands above painted scenes of birds amongst foliage, one marked ‘F.F. 20’; and a FRENCH FAIENCE DESK STAND, with two covered ink well recesses (one with an ink well lacking) and a pen tray, painted with polychrome borders and foliate motifs, painted mark to underside (3) jugs 18.5cm high; desk stand 20.5cm wide

£150-250 645 FC333/246 WEMYSS POTTERY TWIN HANDLED EDWARD VII CORONATION GOBLET DATED 1902 painted with inscriptions and cartouches with ciphers and crowns amongst roses and foliate borders, on a circular foot, impressed marks and painted ‘Goode & Co’ 17cm high, 15cm diameter

£400-600

646 FC333/246A RARE LARGE WEYMSS POTTERY TYG painted with frieze of hens, geese and ducks (damages) 21cm diameter, 19.5cm high

£200-300

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647 FC333/376 VICTORIAN UPHOLSTERED ARMCHAIR HOWARD & SON, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY covered in unique Blair tweed fabric, with button tufted back and open arms, raised on turned legs with brass caps and castors, stamped 69cm wide, 82cm high, 57cm deep

£800-1,200

648 FC333/456 VICTORIAN OAK AND UPHOLSTERED SIDE CHAIR GILLOW’S, AFTER A DESIGN BY A.W.N. PUGIN, MID 19TH CENTURY of Gothic Revival style, the square back and seat covered in blue fabric, raised on squared chamfered legs, the stretchers stamped twice 47cm wide, 89cm high, 46cm deep Note: Designed for the House of Commons.

£200-300

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649 FC333/449B TWO GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND INLAID NIGHT CUPBOARDS CIRCA 1800 AND LATER the first with a serpentine gallery with handle cut-outs over a pair of doors and pullout base fitted with a pottery commode, on square legs the whole with crossbanding and parquetry line inlay; the other with a pierced gallery and fall front cupboard door over a deep apron, on square legs, with chevron and line inlay (2) the first 56cm wide, 76cm high, 48cm deep; the other 56cm wide, 69cm high, 40cm deep

£500-800

651 FC333/449C GEORGE III MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE CIRCA 1800 AND LATER the split hinged top open to a green leather writing surface and compartments, above a single drawer flanked by dummy drawers with line inlay, on square tapered legs joined by a shaped undertier (adapted from washstand)

650 FC333/449L EDWARDIAN UPHOLSTERED AND BRASS DOUBLE BED AND CANOPY CIRCA 1910 AND LATER the arched head and footboards upholstered in pale blue silk, on brass legs, the canopy with light blue and brown silk drapery issuing from a brass mounted corona with blue enamel and gilt metal brackets

61cm wide, 83cm high, 45cm deep

Bed 158cm wide, 140cm high,

£200-300

652 FC333/449D FRENCH MAHOGANY CHEST LATE 19TH CENTURY of Empire style, the rectangular top over a brass lined frieze drawer and three further long drawers, flanked by metal mounted columns, on square feet 94cm wide, 51cm high, 87cm deep

£200-300

208cm long

£400-600

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653 FC333/84 AFTER PAUL DELAROCHE NAPOLEON THROUGH WINTER Engraving 63cm x 49cm

and ten other engravings of Napoleonic interest (11) £800-1,200

27cm high

655 FC333/248 WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT BUST OF NAPOLEON LATE 19TH CENTURY on a circular base, with impressed marks to underside and back of bust

£300-500

23cm high

654 FC333/295B BRONZE BUST OF NAPOLEON 19TH CENTURY on a marble and slate column base

£300-500

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656 FC333/295C ALABASTER BUST OF NAPOLEON 19TH CENTURY modelled with arms folded, on a circular base 28.5cm high

£200-300

657 FC333/249 TWO STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY FIGURES OF NAPOLEON 19TH CENTURY the first with polychrome decoration, on a square base; the second modelled with an eagle, on a naturalistic base (2) 28cm and 28.5cm high

£150-250

658 FC333/206 NAPOLEONIC INTEREST: CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN SIDE PLATE QIANLONG PERIOD, LATE 18TH CENTURY with a peach banded rim, bearing an old paper label: ‘One of Napoleon’s plates used by him at St Helena/Brought from St Helena by Captain Fane’ 20cm diameter Note: Napoleon was exiled to St Helena in 1815, where he died in 1821.

£300-500

659 FC333/249A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN FIGURE OF NAPOLEON EARLY 20TH CENTURY with polychrome decoration and modeled with a cannon, on a stepped square base, stamped mark to underside; another SMALLER PORCELAIN BUST, of similar design; a BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BUST, on a circular base; and a further PORCELAIN BUST, with polychrome decoration (4) 32cm, 20cm, 19.5cm and 7cm high

£150-250

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660 FC333/277A CONTINENTAL NAPOLEONIC HORN SNUFF BOX 19TH CENTURY rectangular, relief carved depicting Napoleon’s funeral procession 9.5cm long

£300-500

661 FC333/277 CONTINENTAL NAPOLEONIC HORN SNUFF BOX 19TH CENTURY of bicorn hat shape, depicting Napoleon standing on a coastline with sailing ships in the distance 8cm long

£150-250 662 FC333/282C FRENCH CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF NAPOLEON 19TH CENTURY standing with his hand in his waistcoat, on a circular base 12.5cm high

£200-300

663 FC333/282D GERMAN PORCELAIN MINIATURE OF NAPOLEON LATE 19TH CENTURY waist length portrait, in a ribbon tied gilt metal easel frame plaque 8cm high

£200-300

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664 FC333/259Z BRONZE DUKE OF WELLINGTON PICTURE MEDAL EDWARD ORME, LONDON, 1815 the medal with a profile portrait of Wellington and opening to reveal a series of circular cards printed with his principal battles from 1808-1814, in fitted leather case 7.5cm diameter

£300-500

665 FC333/226A BACCARAT SULPHIDE GLASS PAPERWEIGHT OF NAPOLEON 19TH CENTURY oval with a starbust back and barbed edge

666 FC333/282E SAMSON PORCELAIN BUST OF NELSON CIRCA 1905 polychrome painted, with gold anchor mark

11cm wide, 9cm deep

£100-150

14cm high

£100-150

667 FC333/222 NELSON INTEREST: THREE PIECES OF SAMSON COMMEMORATIVE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1905 decorated with oak leaf garlands and coats of arms with commemorative dates, comprising: a bowl, a tyg and a small square ashtray (3) 23cm diameter, 14cm high and 9.5cm wide

£150-250

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668 FC333/295 SET OF THREE MATCHED BAYONET FIREIRONS 19TH CENTURY each with fruit wood and brass mounted handles; and a STEEL FENDER, of concave form with pierced circular decoration, on ball feet (4) tallest fireiron 66cm high; fender 114cm wide

£200-300

669 FC333/295D BOIS DURCI LIDDED CIRCULAR BOX MID 19TH CENTURY the lid with an inserted medallion of Napoleon III; a BRASS BOX, of oval form with incised decoration of Napoleon on horseback; and a BRASS MUG, with incised decoration depicting various armorials (3) 13.5cm diameter, 13cm wide and 11cm high

£100-150

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670 FC333/295E PAIR OF BRASS TABLE LAMPS each with a knopped stem and a spreading reeded foot on a circular base, 48cm high (exluding fittings); together with a further BRASS LAMP, with a reeded stem and a circular base, 43cm high (3)

671 FC333/454D FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE MAHOGANY LIT EN BATEAU CIRCA 1880 with scrolled head and footboards and column supports to one side and neoclassical style gilt metal mounts

£70-100

212cm long approx

120cm wide, 112cm high,

£300-500

672 FC333/454E EMPIRE STYLE MAHOGANY SINGLE BED MODERN with scrolled head and footboards 97cm wide, 82cm high, 222cm long approx

£100-200


673 FC333/450 FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND MARBLE TOPPED COMMODE CIRCA 1880 the black marble top over a long frieze drawer above three further long drawers flanked by pilasters, on block feet, applied with neoclassical style mounts throughout 129cm wide, 90cm high, 60cm deep

£1,000-1,500

674 FC333/452 FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY GUÉRIDON CIRCA 1870 the dished black marble top over a plain frieze raised on square tapered legs headed by gilt metal busts, on block feet joined by a triform undertier 81cm diam, 73cm high

£1,000-1,500

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675 FC333/451 PAIR OF FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY CHAISES CIRCA 1880 the gondola backs with neoclassical style mounts over needlework seats with laurel wreaths on a yellow ground, on sabre legs; together with a SIMILAR EMPIRE STYLE SIDE CHAIR with scrolled top rail and dolphin carved supports and gilt metal mounts, over a tapestry seat on sabre legs (3) the pair 47cm wide, 82cm high, 38cm deep

£300-500 676 FC333/454H GEORGE III STYLE MAHOGANY AND PARCEL GILT WALL MIRROR CIRCA 1900 the oval bevelled mirror plate with a scroll carved and parcel gilt frame with carved putto cresting 56cm wide, 87cm high

£70-100 676A THREE PAIRS OF BROCADE CURTAINS AND PELMETS LATE 19TH CENTURY textured green lattice pattern (9) drop approx. 220cm Note: These curtains are reputed to be copies of those installed in Tuileries Palace by the Empress Josephine

£200-300

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677 FC333/454 FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY ARMOIRE CIRCA 1880 the moulded cornice over a single cupboard door and base drawer, on a plinth base with turned feet 98cm wide, 207cm high, 48cm deep

£200-300

680 FC333/454B FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE MARBLE TOPPED MAHOGANY TABLE DE CHEVET CIRCA 1880 the green veined marble top over a frieze drawer, above a cupboard door with gilt metal mounts and flanked by columns 39cm wide, 80cm high, 39cm deep

678 FC333/449E VICTORIAN BUTTON UPHOLSTERED EASY CHAIR HOWARD & SONS, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY covered in coral and white polka dot fabric, the button tufted back over a loose cushion, raised on turned mahogany legs with brass caps and castors, stamped 74cm wide, 94cm high, 63cm wide

£200-300 681 FC333/454G SET OF THREE REGENCY MAHOGANY SIDE CHAIRS CIRCA 1820 with spiral carved top rails and foliate carved back rails over drop in seats, on sabre legs (3) 48cm wide, 82cm high, 40cm deep

£100-150

£300-500

36cm diam, 84cm high

682 FC333/454J VICTORIAN MAHOGANY FRAMED FIRESCREEN LATE 19TH CENTURY carved with laurel wreath and fleur de lys above a print depicting portraits of Napoleon and other family members, 61cm wide, 101cm high; together with a THREE SECTION TOWEL RAIL, 158cm wide, 81cm high (2)

£200-300

£80-120

679 FC333/454F FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE MARBLE TOPPED MAHOGANY GUÉRIDON CIRCA 1880 the circular green veined marble top above a gilt metal mounted frieze and raised on scroll legs joined by a circular shelf and triform undertier


683 FC333/453 FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY COIFFEUSE CIRCA 1880 the arched mirror with laurel wreath mounts between tapered uprights with urn finials, over a white marble top; above a single frieze drawer raised on columns and a mirror back and shaped plinth base 73cm wide, 140cm high, 40cm deep

£500-800

684 FC333/454A FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY TABLE À ÉCRIRE CIRCA 1880 the rectangular top over a long frieze drawer fitted with a black leather writing surface, raised on columnar legs and a shaped undertier 84cm wide, 75cm high, 45cm deep

£300-500

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The Garden 685 FC333/466C UNUSUAL METAMORPHIC CROQUET BOX/BENCH AND SET F. H. AYRES, LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY the box converting to form a bench with slatted and pierced back; and a QUANTITY OF VARIOUS CROQUET EQUIPMENT, by Ayres, Jacques and others (qty) £200-300

696 FC333/413K QUANTITY OF WATERING CANS (qty)

687 FC333/466B TWO VICTORIAN CAST IRON GARDEN BENCHES LATE 19TH CENTURY one with wooden spars and fold down back, the other with iron spars (2)

688 FC333/466A VICTORIAN PAINTED CAST IRON GARDEN URN the wide gadrooned campana form urn on plinth base 104cm diameter, 124cm high

£400-600

184cm and 149cm wide

£200-300

The family playing croquet, circa 1870

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689 FC333/466 CARVED MARBLE URN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, PROBABLY BYZANTINE probably adapted from a capital or font, the exterior of the bowl carved with a frieze of lions, birds, other beasts and acanthus between vine, over stiff carved acanthus base, on later cylindrical column and square base 91cm diameter, 97cm high overall Note: The carving of the acanthus at the base is reminiscent of that on Byzantine capitals found along the Aegean coast, notably examples dating from around 450-70 at Corinth-Lechaion and Nea-Anchialos, illustrated in Richard Krautheimer, Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture, 1986, p123 and 133. This piece was collected by Captain William Fordyce Blair, who served with the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean in the early 19th century. He saw action around the Peloponnese during the Greek War of Independence, notably at the Battle of Navarino (1827) and at the taking of Morea Castle (1828), where he was mentioned in dispatches for his gallantry.

ÂŁ10,000-15,000

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Fine Jewellery & Silver Wednesday 30th May, 2012 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR

Enquiries Trevor Kyle Tel: +44 (0)131 557 8844 trevor.kyle@lyonandturnbull.com

An Egyptian Revival gilt and micro mosaic set bangle Provenance: Blair ÂŁ3,000-5,000

Colin Fraser Tel: +44 (0)131 557 8844 colin.fraser@lyonandturnbull.com

Further entries invited until April 6th

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DAY TWO


Arms and Militaria 701 FC333/586 SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED BROAD SWORD CIRCA 1680 the hilt of round section iron bars with the letter S incorporated into the two rear guards, the forward guards pierced with hearts and circles, conical pommel, large wrist guard, hardwood grip missing its lining, the wide double-edged German blade (minor damage to both edges) with three fullers running for nine inches from the ricasso 31.5 inch (80cm) blade Note: This sword is by family tradition the sword of William Blair, 18th Laird.

£1,500-2,500

702 FC333/587 SCOTTISH BASKET HILTED HORSEMAN’S BACK SWORD CIRCA 1770 the military hilt of flat section iron with shaped hand guard of lozenge shaped plates (oval at side of guard area and wrist guard missing) with original buff leather liner covered with crimson felt, bun shaped pommel with ray skin grip bound with a treble twist of copper wire with Turks heads, the single edge blade with two long fullers 31.5 inch (80cm) blade Note: This sword is by family tradition the sword of Major Hamilton Blair, 23rd Laird. A similar sword is depicted in the portrait of Colonel William Gordon of Fyvie by Pompeo Batoni (1708 -1787) at Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire.

£1,000-2,000

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703 FC333/588 LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER’S VARIATION PATTERN 1796 SABRE CIRCA 1800 with stirrup hilt double narrow langets, dog fish-skin grip un-bound, curved single edged blade with wide central fuller etched with crowned GR, trophy’s of arms and horseman riding with sword held high, in original steel scabbard with two loose ring holder (rings missing)

705 FC333/589F NAVAL MIDSHIPMAN’S SWORD WITH LION HEAD POMMEL AND FOLDING GUARD CIRCA 1820 gilt brass Celtic hilt with cast anchor, ivory grip, etched single edged pipe back blade (some corrosion) in its original black leather brass mounted scabbard 26 inch (70 cm) blade Note: This is the sword of Captain William Fordyce Blair, 25th Laird.

33 inch (84cm) blade

£400-500

Note: This is the sword is of Colonel William Blair, 24th Laird.

£300-400

704 FC333/589E NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD WITH LION HEAD POMMEL AND FOLDING SIDE GUARD EARLY 19TH CENTURY gilt brass Celtic hilt with cast fouled anchor, ivory grip, etched single edged pipe back blade (some corrosion) 31 inch (80cm) blade Note: This is the sword of Captain William Fordyce Blair, 25th Laird.

£250-350

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706 FC333/589B POLISH BRASS HILTED BACK SWORD CIRCA 1800 with flat pommel down turned quillions and single bar knuckle guard cloth bound grip, flat rigid single edged spear point blade; an 1850 PATTERN ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SWORD, in steel scabbard; and an 1822 PATTERN BRASS HILTED OFFICER’S SWORD, Royal Scots Fusiliers, with corroded pipe back blade in brass mounted black leather scabbard (3) £300-500 707 FC333/589C TURKISH YATAGAN CIRCA 1800 with double wing slab-sided ivory grip, missing silver ferrule mount, applied silver mounts with inset coral beads at ricasso, silver front and back straps inset with tear drop shaped coral beads, inscription and stamp on left side of slightly curved single edged blade in highly decorated with embossed work scabbard; and a BALKAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, (damaged) with brass mounts missing trigger guard and fore-end of stock (2) Yatagan 30 inch (76cm) blade

£300-500

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708 FC333/589J SOUTH EAST ASIAN KRIS EARLY 19TH CENTURY with hardwood grip, straight watered blade and associated brass scabbard; and two INDIAN KATARS, in scabbards (both with corroded blades) (3) 13 inch, 7.5 inch and 7.5 inch blades Note: Label on Kris reads: ‘The Malay Creuse of a noted Pirate hung at Singapore - Given by Lieut. George Newcomen R N, Decr. 1845’

£150-250 709 FC333/589H A COLLECTION OF VARIOUS POLE ARMS including: cavalry lances with buff leather straps; a spear entirely covered with shark’s teeth; a tall spear with flat leaf shaped blade etc. (8) £200-300 710 FC333/589G ENGLISH PLUG BAYONET CIRCA 1700 with chequered ebony grip turned quillions, doubleedged long slender blade 16 inch (40.5cm) long

£200-300 711 No lot


712 FC333/589D TURKISH SILVER MOUNTED SHAMSHIR CIRCA 1800 slab sided horn grip with silver retaining strap (loose) engraved silver quillions with faceted tear drop finials, curved blade (some corrosion) with gold inlay at ricasso with Islamic script, silver mounted black leather scabbard with large silver locket and chape 32 inch (81cm) curved blade Note: This sword is by family tradition the sword carried off from the Dey of Algiers’ palace in 1830 by Captain William Fordyce Blair whilst attached to the French forces.

£600-900

713 FC333/589 FRENCH OFFICER’S LEVVE SABRE CIRCA 1820 cast brass lion-head pommel, fine chequered wooden grip, marmaluke hilt with gilt brass cross-guard with turned tear drop terminals one with ring for chain guard the curved single edged sabre blade fire blued and gilt for 9inches, engraved brass long locket, lion masks on ring mounts on black leather mounted scabbard 30.5 inch (77.5cm) blade Note: Captain William Blair Fordyce Blair was with the French forces during the invasion of Algiers in 1830.

£350-550

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714 FC333/534 OFFICER’S GROUP OF SEVEN MEDALS AWARDED TO COLONEL FREDERICK GORDON BLAIR, 4TH IMPERIAL comprising: Order of St Michael and St George; Order of the Bath; QSA and four bars Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittenberg; SA 1901; Edw VII territorial officer’s decoration; 1935 silver jubilee medal; 1937 coronation medal; Russian order; together with QUEEN MARY’S CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX, in brass with later applied engraved silver plaque to the interior and her Christmas card Note: See also his Boer War diaries, lot 941.

£1,500-2,000

715 FC333/551B ARMY OF INDIA MEDAL AWARDED TO WILLIAM FORDYCE BLAIR, MATE RN with Ava bar £200-300

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716 FC333/533A SCARCE AYRSHIRE YEOMANRY OFFICER’S POUCH AND BELT AY in monogram and crown above and display of thistles below and belt and two associated bullion belts with a cap badge with label to rear for William Augustus Blair; also a PAIR OF KNOTTED SILVER BULLION SHOULDER BOARDS with applied gilt thistles (3) Note: Established in 1793 by the Earl of Cassillis, the Ayrshire were Scotland’s highest ranking Yeomanry regiment (6th in the United Kingdom) and first saw active service in South Africa during the Boer War.

717 FC333/533 VICTORIAN LEICESTERSHIRE YEOMANRY OFFICER’S DRESS POUCH AND BELT BIRMINGHAM 1850 engraved border and applied gilt cypher, the belt with bullion work and silver mounts and chains Note: First raised in 1794 and again in 1803, they were renamed for Prince Albert in 1844. The regiment sponsored two companies of the Imperial Yeomanry in 1900 for the Boer War.

£500-700

£300-500

718 FC333/509 VICTORIAN CAVALRY OFFICER’S SHOULDER POUCH LONDON engraved border, applied gilt cypher, converted to a box with fitted gilt interior 21cm wide

£250-400

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719 FC333/478 EDWARDIAN SILVER STATUETTE OF A MOUNTED OFFICER OF THE LEICESTERSHIRE YEOMANRY GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS, LONDON 1905 of an officer on his horse, on a stained wood plinth, applied plaque, engraved inscription; ‘To Colonel F G Blair...18951904’ statuette 27cm high, 26cm long, 40cm high (including plinth)

£1,500-2,500

720 FC333/542A SCOTS GREYS INTEREST: GEORGE III SILVER TWIN HANDLED CUP engraved inscription: ‘Claret stoup, the property of Hamilton Blair of Blair and used by him in the seven years war...1782’ all on later pedestal, twin scroll handles

721 FC333/539A SCOT’S GREYS INTEREST: A SET OF FIVE MODERN PIN TRAYS ASPREY, LONDON 1942 of shallow form regimental badge to centre; together with FOUR OTHER COIN SET DISHES; and ANOTHER ONE, with a photograph (10)

722 FC333/527B SILVER TABLE CIGARETTE BOX LONDON 1910 of rectangular form, engine turned ground with Waterloo Eagle for Scots Greys; and an INDIAN SILVER TABLE BOX, with allover chased scrolling foliage (2)

723 FC333/551A TWO SILVER VESTA CASES LONDON AND CHESTER 1900 one obverse enameled flag with VIII, reverse engraved S. Africa 1901, FGB from LR, the other engraved Prince Albert’s own, reverse with presentation inscription (2)

13cm high

£250-350

18cm and 22.5cm wide

£200-300

£100-150

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COLLECTABLE SILVER & OBJECTS OF VERTU 724 FC333/518 VICTORIAN SCOTTISH TABLE SNUFF BOX JW, GLASGOW 1843 of rectangular form, moulded edge, engine turned ground with central panel of hunting scene, cast foliate border, engine turned ground, 82mm wide, 142.3g

£300-400

725 FC333/521 GEORGE III SILVER SNUFF BOX ROBERT HAXTON, EDINBURGH 1818 of plain rectangular form, engraved armorials for Blair, engraved inscription to the underside, to Col. William Blair and heavy cast foliate thumb piece 82mm wide, 4.2oz

£200-300

726 FC333/519 SMALL GEORGE III SILVER ENGINE TURNED SNUFF BOX EDWARD SMITH, BIRMINGHAM of rectangular form, cast foliate border, gilt interior; and a SMALL SNUFF BOX, Matthew Linwood, Birmingham, with slight engraved border, stippled ground (2)

727 FC333/519A LATE 18TH CENTURY GILT METAL OVAL BOX AND COVER unmarked and decorated with a tortoiseshell lid with pique decoration of figures in a garden scene; and an OVAL GILT BOX AND COVER with inset enamelled panel of fox hunting scene (2)

62mm and 60mm wide

£150-250

£150-200

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80mm and 82mm wide

728 FC333/518A GEORGE IV SILVER GILT SNUFF BOX EE, LONDON 1833 of rectangular form, engine turned ground, cast border, and thumb piece, with a presentation engraved inscription to the interior 90mm wide, 4.5oz

£300-500


729 FC333/559 GEORGE III SILVER PLAIN CYLINDRICAL NUTMEG GRATER IL, LONDON 1792 of plain form, pull off cover to the steel grate 60mm long

£300-500

730 FC333/545 GEORGE III SILVER KITCHEN NUTMEG GRATER J REILLY, LONDON 1818 of rectangular form with curved steel grater, shell clasped handle, gadroon rim, engraved crest to rear of a boar’s head, the base with a hinged compartment 11cm high

£600-900

731 FC333/568 GEORGE III SILVER OVAL BRIGHTENGRAVED NUTMEG GRATER PHIPPS AND ROBINSON, LONDON 1793 steel grater, hinged cover and base 63mm wide, 1.4oz all in

£600-900

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732 FC333/551C HEAVY VICTORIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE LONDON 1882 of rounded rectangular form, the hinged lid with an enamel scene of a fox hunt in progress, gilt interior 11cm wide, 7oz

£200-300

733 FC333/554 GEORGE III SILVER-GILT HUNTING SCENE SNUFF BOX TP/RM, LONDON 1817 of rectangular form, with a chased panel of Master of the Hounds, within a foliate border, gilt interior, cast lower border, engine turned detail 68mm wide, 3.5oz

£250-350

734 FC333/554A GEORGE III SILVER SNUFF BOX JOSEPH TAYLOR, BIRMINGHAM 1801 of rectangular form, decorated the hunt in progress jumping the dip 84mm wide, 3.5oz

£180-240

250


735 FC333/520 EARLY 19TH CENTURY ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED GRANITE AND MICROMOSAIC BOX MICROMOSAIC IN THE STYLE OF GIACOMO RAFFAELLI (1753-1836) of circular form, gold plain mounts, unmarked, the cover with a circular micro-mosaic panel of a Mallard duck and duckling swimming 83mm diameter Note: There are several examples of this subject illustrated in R Grieco and A Gambino’s Roman Mosaic, l’arte del micromosaico fra ‘700 e ‘800, Milan 2001, pp 64, 66, 92, 104, 106. A box of similar composition and attributed to Raffaelli is in the Museo degli argenti Firenze. A box with similar mosaic composition was sold at Christie’s London, 29th November 2011, lot 332.

£2,000-3,000

736 FC333/554B GEORGE III SILVER SNUFF BOX LONDON 1819 of rectangular form with engine turned decoration, cast foliate thumb piece 84mm, 3.5oz

£200-300

737 FC333/558 VICTORIAN SILVER CARD CASE LOUIS DEE, LONDON 1880 pierced and engraved in Japanese style, engraved monogram; and a WILLIAM IV SILVER CARD CASE, Nathaniel Mills, London 1837, well pierced and chased foliate body (2)

738 FC333/515R EARLY 19TH CENTURY GOLD MOUNTED CARVED HARDSTONE BOX BASE apparently unmarked, simple gold mount with beaded rim, the stone of banded brown colour

12cm high

85mm wide

£150-250

739 FC333/540A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER FRAMES LONDON 1891 of upright rectangular form, reeded frame, with Blair crest surmount (2)

£180-240

£400-600

740 FC333/535 SILVER AND SHAGREEN BOX OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON 1935 of plain rectangular form, slight beaded border, shagreen panels and engraved ‘Omar Ramsden me Fecit’ 11.5cm wide

£600-900

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741 FC333/540D SCARCE EDWARDIAN SILVER BELL PUSH SIR BACHE CUNARD BT., LONDON 1902 formed as a spreading rose 13cm wide

£200-300

742 FC333/566 VICTORIAN SILVER GILT CHILD’S RATTLE AND WHISTLE TAYLOR AND PERRY, BIRMINGHAM with eight bells, coral teether and traditional form 12.5cm long

£300-500

743 FC333/540C LARGE VICTORIAN SILVER PIN CUSHION WILLIAM COMYNS, LONDON 1886 of lobed asymmetrical form, chased foliate border; together with a LARGE PIN CUSHION, modelled as a standing pig; and another VICTORIAN SILVER PIN CUSHION, modelled as a shoe (3)

744 FC333/540E VICTORIAN SILVER DESK PAPER CLIP JB, LONDON 1862 the leather covered heart shaped base with an applied cast clip, of a putto holding ribbons and standing on a plinth with flowers; together with a small silver mounted knife and a silver mounted glass match holder (3) clip 12cm long

745 FC333/551E WILLIAM IV SILVER PEN KNIFE ATKIN & OXLEY, SHEFFIELD 1834 of plain form, the covers decorated grouse and a hunting scene to the other; together with a mother of pearl mounted knife modelled as a lion Rampant (some blades lacking); and a small fruit knife (3)

16cm, 11cm and 10.5cm wide

£200-300

£200-300

£200-300

746 FC333/551 VICTORIAN SILVER PHOTOGRAPH FRAME LATE 19TH CENTURY of plain rectangular form, engraved F.G.B. 1886, strut support; together with a PATINATED COPPER TABLE CIGARETTE BOX, with applied Lancers badge and colours; and a SMALL SILVER BOX, with pique decoration of the 14th Hussars crest and motto (3) frame 16.5 cm high, box 7.5cm wide

£250-350

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747 FC333/524 9CT GOLD AND ENAMEL PRESENTATION KEY BIRMINGHAM 1913 of traditional form, satin finish body, enamel Blair armorials, engraved inscription relating to the opening of Dalry High Grade School by Colonel F G Blair, in a fitted case 41g

£350-550

748 FC333/574 TWO DESK SEALS one of baluster form in orange agate with silver intaglio of a shield with motto in bloodstone; together with a SILVER AND TURNED MAHOGANY DESK SEAL, with intaglio of ‘Blair’ in a scroll; and a GOLD SWIVEL SEAL, with intaglio in white with Blair armorials and ‘Blair of Blair’ to reverse (4) £300-500 749 FC333/574A GROUP OF HAND SEALS to include: an ivory seal for ‘Blair’ in plain steel with ivory handle modelled as Wellington; an animal in white metal with a bunch of grapes; a brass seal with a face in profile; and three others (6)

751 FC333/585Q CASED SILVER SMALL SEAL J C VICKERY, LONDON modelled as a pheasant, engraved to the base J C Vickery 179, 181, 183, Regent St, W., the intaglio engraved FCB and in a fitted case from Vickery £180-240 752 FC333/515S GROUP OF COINS AND MEDALS to include: boxed GV coronation; silver agricultural medals; Edward VII coronation; British Commerce medal celebrating Victoria’s Diamond jubilee, Small group of Chinese coins; communion tokens for Dalry, 1776 Russian 10 Kopek etc (qty) £150-250

£300-500 750 FC333/574B BLAIR FOB SEALS to include: four with family crest and motto; and OTHER GRAND TOUR EXAMPLES, some vacant (qty) £200-300

753 FC333/585D PAIR OF WHITE METAL HINGED BANGLES of typical form with pinned hinged sections and all over cast scrolling decoration (2) 9cm diameter

£80-120

754 FC333/515T NAPOLEON INTEREST: A GROUP OF ITEMS a gilt circular box and cover with profile of Wellington and battle honours; a table seal with pull off cover to hold pencil stub modelled as a standing Napoleon; a brass paper knife with Napoleon; another gilt seal; a silver gilt spoon; agate lidded box; pierced gilt sides and an agate handled paper knife with agate handle (qty) £200-300 755 FC333/515Q EARLY 19TH CENTURY FILIGREE SILVER BOUND SMALL ALMANAC together with an engraved silver and parcel gilt bound aide memoir with vignette of a town landscape; a Dutch patch box of shaped form, decorated with a stag running, mirror to interior; a gilt metal and mother of pearl bound souvenir; and a niello decorated small purse, unmarked (5)

756 FC333/515U PAIR OF EDWARDIAN SILVER MENU CARD HOLDERS G Y & CO., LONDON 1902 the simple frame with a cast duck in naturalistic setting to the front (2) £80-120 757 FC333/577A VICTORIAN LADY’S SILVER SPECTACLE CASE TJ, LONDON 1864 of conventional form, allover engine turned decoration, suspension chains and belt clasp £120-180 758 FC333/585F 18CT GOLD POCKET WATCH hunter cased, keyless wind, lever movement, inscribed Hamilton and Inches Edinburgh, white enamel dial roman numerals, the rear cover engraved monogram, Mary Elizabeth Baird married Frederick Blair, keyless wind; with a 9CT GUARD CHAIN Case 36mm diameter, chain 18.8g

£500-700

almanac cover 62mm high

£200-300

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759 FC333/585E MARCHAND A PARIS, 18TH CENTURY FRENCH SMALL POCKET WATCH the enamel dial with inner Roman numerals and outer row of Arabic numerals, the rear cover enamelled and set rose cut diamonds and pearl double vignette of figures, engraved detail, the movement inscribed and numbered 4821 32mm high

£450-600

760 FC333/585V 9CT GOLD SLIM LINE KEYLESS WIND, OPEN FACED POCKET WATCH silvered dial, Arabic numerals, plain case with monogram MGB to the rear cover, lever movement by Cyma; together with a PLATINUM AND GOLD CHAIN; with a 9CT GOLD PENKNIFE £400-600 761 FC333/585U 18CT GOLD KEYLESS WIND POCKET WATCH in half hunter case, enamel dial, lever movement; with a TRI-COLOUR ALBERT £300-500 762-763 No lots

764 FC333/585G CASED PART SET OF TWO STUDS AND TWO SMALL STUDS white gold with rose cut diamond chips; a gold pin; and two halves of pairs of gold cufflinks, engraved Scots Greys (qty)

767 FC333/585N GROUP OF JEWELLERY to include: a diamond set stick pin with thistle motif; a pair of pearl set clips; a plain gold pin; a pair of lorgnettes; a gold bracelet; and a 1920’s lady’s gold wrist watch with snake link bracelet (qty)

£250-400

£220-280

765 FC333/585P NATURAL PEARL SET STICK PIN a group of THREE PEARL SET STUDS; and a GEM SET ETERNITY RING (5)

766 FC333/585H DOUBLE STRAND OF SEED PEARLS 9ct gold barrel clasp

768 FC333/585L LATE 18TH CENTURY GOLD RING pearl set border and vignette of a figure standing, the inside engraved Captain John Cook ob’ 3rd Feb 1784; and TWO OTHER MOMENTO MORI RINGS, one enamelled and set with a diamond and engraved Martha Osborne, died Nov 25th 1877 (3)

46cm long

£500-700

£200-300

£150-200

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769 FC333/585M DIAMOND SET FOX HEAD BROOCH the foxes head terminal to a simple pin 770 FC333/585K SET OF TEN VICTORIAN SILVER HUNT BUTTONS London 1841, decorated with running fox with thistles below

£200-300

£400-600

SILVER 771 FC333/483 OCTAGONAL SILVER SALVER EDWARD & SONS, BIRMINGHAM 1939 with Celtic knot work border, inscribed; ‘To Colonel Blair of Blair...1940...Ardrossan Harbour Board’ all raised on dolphin feet 24cm wide, 20oz

£250-400 772 FC333/542B PAIR OF SILVER POLO TROPHIES WALKER AND HALL, SHEFFIELD 1928 with engraved inscriptions and each with twin scroll handles (2)

773 FC333/551L ART DECO SILVER CIGARETTE CASE ASPREY, LONDON 1927 together with a LETTER OPENER, with duck terminal; a SMALL SPHERICAL BOX AND COVER, enamel decoration on guilloche ground; and a TABLE MATCH BOX, silver frame, blue enamel ground with applied wire work ‘Matches’ (4) £180-240

774 FC333/539 SOUTH AFRICAN INTEREST: COIN SET SILVER STRAWBERRY DISH LONDON 1916 set with coins to include, 1 pond 1900, 5/- 1892, 2/6 1896, 2/- 1896; and ANOTHER, with inscription to reverse (2)

776 FC333/508A EDWARDIAN SILVER PORRINGER AND COVER GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS CO., LONDON 1906 of traditional form, cut card work; and with matching spoon (in case) (2) £200-300

14cm diameter

£200-300 775 FC333/536B IRISH EDWARDIAN SILVER SUGAR BOWL WEST AND SON, DUBLIN 1910 of traditional George III form, lion mask feet

9oz

12.5cm diameter, 5oz

£120-180

£100-150

777 FC333/503A EDWARDIAN SILVER HOT WATER JUG TURNER BRADBURY, LONDON 1901 of oval shape, demi-fluted, foliate and gadroon middle border and similar rim 17oz

£200-250

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778 FC333/508 SILVER-GILT PORRINGER AND COVER CARRINGTON & CO., LONDON 1912 decorated in the Charles II style with reclining maiden handles; and a trefid spoon en suite (in case) (2) 22oz Note: Inscription reads “To my dear little Godson Frederick Alexander Robert Lewin from Alexandra. May he grow up in the footsteps of his beloved grandfather England’s great ‘Bobs’” (see lot 86).

£400-600

779 FC333/551D INTERESTING GROUP OF ITEMS to include: a small quaich, Elder & Co, Edinburgh 1853, decorated fox handles; two silver jar lids, chased floral decoration; a shagreen and plated vesta box and cover of cylindrical form; a silver and ivory aide memoir; an oak and plated mounted snuff box of octagonal form and with Burns’ Tam o’ Shanter engraved decoration and an agate and silver mounted pen (qty) £300-500

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780 FC333/525 VICTORIAN SILVER SCROLL HOLDER T ROSS AND SON, GLASGOW 1888 of cylindrical form, engraved Blair armorials, inscription and monograms, with illuminated scroll to The Laird from the tenants, with an outer case

782 FC333/527 TWO SILVER CIGARETTE BOXES LONDON 1887 one of plain rectangular form, engraved ‘From Iain Xmas 1887’, the other smaller, with engine turned decoration (2)

784 FC333/532A LARGE SILVER-MOUNTED PAGE TURNER the handle of plain form; and ANOTHER, with an otter’s paw, engraved monogram to the mount (2)

17.5 and 13.5cm wide

£150-250

40cm long

781 FC333/542C VICTORIAN SILVER CHRISTENING MUG F B THOMAS, LONDON 1884 of twin scroll handles; and another christening mug (2)

783 FC333/523A VICTORIAN SILVERMOUNTED CRYSTAL SCENT BOTTLE LONDON 1883 of oval form, polished engraved decoration of exotic birds, the hinged cover with ribbed detail

11oz

85mm high

£150-200

£120-180

£300-500

48cm and 36cm long

£150-250 785 FC333/532 PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVERMOUNTED CUT GLASS INKWELLS LONDON 1880 of large spherical form star base, engraved Gothic monogram to covers (2) 12cm high

£150-250


786 FC333/501A VICTORIAN SILVER COFFEE POT FB, LONDON 1880 of baluster form, bold spout, ribbed border and chased decoration of squirrels and birds 11oz

£250-400

787 FC333/503 VICTORIAN SILVER HOT WATER JUG WHEATLEY AND WHEELER, LONDON 1889 of neo classical design, gadroon border, on a spirit stand, with lion mask capped legs with paw feet, burner lacking 28cm high, 38oz

£500-700

788 FC333/515H GROUP OF MODERN SILVER MOUNTED VESTA BALLS of ribbed glass, three with silver mounts (qty) £150-200

789 FC333/523C CIRCULAR SILVER CAPSTAN TYPE INKWELL BIRMINGHAM CIRCA 1900 together with an OVAL INKSTAND, with glass bottle; and ANOTHER PEN HOLDER, engraved inscription (3)

790 FC333/551F SMALL GROUP OF ITEMS to include: a cased Victorian silver three piece christening set; a toddy ladle; a sauce ladle; table lighter; and a small plain snuff box etc. (qty)

£150-200

£120-180

10.5oz

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791 FC333/491 VICTORIAN SILVER FREEDOM CASKET JOHN REID, GLASGOW 1883 of rectangular form, the domed angled hinged cover decorated with central Blair crest and motto, Blair, another house and monograms, the sides with floral designs, all raised on paw feet 20cm wide, 26oz

ツ」800-1,200

792 FC333/492 PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER ENTRテ右 DISHES W & J BARNARD, LONDON 1880 of rectangular form, stag couchant removable handles (plated) (2) 25.5cm wide, 81oz

ツ」2,000-3,000

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793 FC333/526 VICTORIAN BRASS-BOUND COROMANDEL DRESSING TABLE SET LONDON 1850 the fitted interior with nine various silver gilt bottles and jars, two glass inkwells, bright cut engraving with pierced detail, engraved initials, drawer to base, fittings lacking £600-900

794 FC333/510 CROCODILE LEATHER CASE WITH GENTLEMAN’S SILVERMOUNTED DRESSING TABLE SET LONDON 1880 fitted interior with matched ivory set, with fourteen various silver mounted jars and boxes £300-500

795 FC333/498A VICTORIAN SILVER TEAPOT GARRARD, LONDON 1846 of pear shape, engraved trailing foliage (finial lacking) 21oz

£200-300

796 FC333/498 VICTORIAN SILVER TEAPOT BARNARD BROTHERS, LONDON 1841 of squat circular form, chased shell and scroll motifs, engraved Blair crest, all raised on a disc foot 22oz

£300-500

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797 FC333/544 VICTORIAN SILVER OVAL ENTRテ右 DISH AND COVER E AND J BARNARD, LONDON 1860 of oval form, gadroon border, engraved crest 48oz

ツ」800-1,000

798 FC333/482 VICTORIAN PLAIN OVAL SILVER TWIN HANDLED TRAY W AND J BARNARD, LONDON 1877 of oval form, beaded border, plain flat 62cm across handles, 85oz

ツ」1,200-1,800

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799 FC333/585 VICTORIAN SILVER SPIRIT KETTLE BARNARDS, LONDON 1839 the tapered body with embossed scroll and foliage, the handle and spout similarly decorated, the domed hinged cover with cast bird finial (stand and burner lacking) 34cm high, 58oz

£600-800

800 FC333/496 PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER SALVERS ROBB AND WHITTLE, EDINBURGH 1842 of shaped circular form, chased flat with engraved armorial all raised on three scroll feet (2) 25cm diameter, 32oz together

£800-1,200

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801 FC333/494 WILLIAM IV SILVER KNIFE TRAY ROBERT GRAY & SONS, GLASGOW 1835 of rounded rectangular form, gadroon border, the angled sides with four engraved armorials of the Blair family 41cm wide, 27oz

£800-1,200

802 FC333/517 WILLIAM IV SILVER INKSTAND JOSEPH AND JOHN ANGELL, LONDON 1831 of oval form, moulded border, chamber stick and two inkwells to the plain base 14oz

£500-700

803 FC333/522 WILLIAM IV SILVER VEGETABLE DISH, COVER AND WARMING STAND PETER AITKEN, GLASGOW 1830 of circular form, pointed cover, turned finial, the base with scroll legs 27cm diameter, 50oz

£1,000-1,500

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804 FC333/543A WILLIAM IV SILVER COLLAPSIBLE TOAST RACK M F AND CO., SHEFFIELD 1832 a seven bar toast rack loop handle and collapsing action 15cm wide, 6.5oz

£250-400


805 FC333/500 GEORGE III SILVER BREAD BASKET SHEFFIELD 1818 of shaped circular form, gadroon border, swing handle, the centre with full armorials and motto for Blair 34oz

£800-1,200

806 FC333/542 GEORGE IV SILVER CHRISTENING MUG LONDON 1823 of can form, reeded borders; together with a Victorian mug with embossed anthemion detail (2)

808 FC333/543 GEORGE IV SILVER TOAST RACK ROBERT GRAY AND SONS, GLASGOW 1820 of seven bar form, loop handle and raised on fruiting vine feet

9.5oz

807 FC333/564A GEORGE IV SILVER PEPPER WILLIAM ELEY, LONDON 1827 of panelled baluster form decorated lizards, birds, squirrels, also engraved crest and motto, all raised on paw feet

£120-180

11.5cm high

£250-400

809 FC333/501 GEORGE III SILVER SQUAT CIRCULAR TEAPOT EAMES & BARNARD, LONDON 1818 of plain squat circular form, engraved cartouche and initial £180-240

17cm wide, 7oz

£150-200

810 FC333/474 SILVER ROSE BOWL MODERN MARKS of semi wrythen from, engraved crest and motto ‘Amo Probos’, pedestal foot 24cm diameter, 23oz

£300-500

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811 FC333/495 RARE PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER PRIZE GREYHOUND COLLARS ROBERT GRAY & SONS (OF GLASGOW), EDINBURGH 1817 the collars of simple circular form with moulded rim and engraved inscription, with twin locating loops and steel catch, both joined by alternating long and circular link chains (2) 11cm diameter, 2cm high, overall length 26.5cm, combined weight 8oz Note: Each inscribed ‘The Ardrossan coursing prize won by William Blair of Blair Esq, Blue dog Spring, 5th March 1818’

£3,000-5,000

The presentation of silver prize dog collars in Scotland does appear somewhat of a tradition, however the survival of these prizes appears much rarer than one would expect. This becomes far clearer when the number of clubs across Scotland is taken into account and the number of prize meets per year. To date it appears as few as six or seven pairs (including this pair) are recorded, two pairs of which are held by the National Museum of Scotland. The earliest pair recorded are 1813, presented by the Midlothian Coursing club (in a private collection) with these present examples being the second earliest. This pair are among the plainer in style, due to the earlier date and the fact they were retained by the winner; rather than some of the later examples which were represented and re-engraved each year. The fact the pair still survives with the original chains is also unusual. The sport of hunting and coursing with hounds has deep historical roots and was introduced in Britain from the earliest times. The formalised rules and standards for the sport were officially introduced during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) and were drawn up by the Duke of Norfolk. The sport grew quickly and steadily in popularity throughout the country and the first established coursing club was set up at Swaffan in 1776, followed by the Ashdown Park meeting in 1780. The Ashdown Park meeting was for

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many years considered the premier event in the coursing calendar. In Scotland the sport appears to have taken longer to become the standardised sport with established rules as in England and the larger coursing clubs in turn took slightly longer to become established. The first clubs in Scotland were the Midlothian Coursing Club and the Tweeddale Shooting and Coursing Club (named after its patron the Marquis of Tweeddale), in 1790. Members of the original coursing clubs were often amongst the great and good of the areas and the sport was considered one of gentlemen and the upper classes. This is reflected in the high quality prizes, such as theses collars, presented by the clubs and the members known through these presentations. The list of members, evidenced by these prize winning dogs and presentations, show many titled families, important business men (perhaps most aptly demonstrated with the membership of goldsmith Robert Gray of Glasgow, the maker of these collars, in the Renfrewshire Foxhounds Club), and indeed members of Parliament. The popularity of greyhounds and, in turn, coursing continued for many years until the rise of thoroughbred horses and horse racing throughout Europe. The following of this new sport by many Royal Households and Courts started the slide in popularity among the upper classes and the slow decline in interest throughout the nation of greyhound coursing.


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812 FC333/505 SET OF FIVE GEORGIAN SILVER MOUNTED LEATHER COASTERS unmarked, reeded rims, applied shields engraved with the Blair crest and motto, ‘Amo Probos’ above a recumbent stag (5) 14.5cm diameter

£600-1,000

813 FC333/513 PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER TABLE CANDLESTICKS MAKER’S MARK WORN, SHEFFIELD 1810 of plain circular form, engraved crest and motto, with gadrooned rims and sconces; with A PAIR OF ASSOCIATED SILVER PLATED TWIN-LIGHT BRANCHES (4) candlesticks 31cm high

£1,200-1,800

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814 FC333/557 GEORGE III SILVER SNUFFER’S TRAY PATRICK CUNNINGHAM, EDINBURGH 1810 of rounded rectangular form, gadroon border; and a MATCHED PAIR OF WICK TRIMMERS, Eames and Barnard, London 1812 (2) £300-500

815 FC333/551K GEORGE III SILVER SALVER MCHATTIE AND FENWICK, EDINBURGH 1802 of square form, moulded rim, and raised on bracket feet, 31.5cm wide, 35oz

£400-600

816 FC333/523B GROUP OF SMALL SILVER to include: a George II cream jug, an oval lidded sugar box and cover, a large navette shaped jewellery box and cover, an unusual Victorian oval box and cover with pouring lip and belt clip (qty) 22oz weighable silver

817 FC333/579E COLLECTION OF SILVER FLATWARE to include: various teaspoons; sugar spoon; dessert spoon etc. (qty) 17oz

818 FC333/580 SET OF SIX GEORGE III SILVER DESSERT SPOONS WILLIAM DEMPSTER, EDINBURGH 1789 of Old English pattern, with engraved crest to terminal (6)

£250-350

21cm long, 11oz

819 FC333/580A GEORGE III SILVER STAINED IVORY HANDLED STILTON SCOOP LONDON 1802 with baluster green stained handle with simple stem an shovel scoop

£140-180

21.5cm long

£200-300

£250-350

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820 FC333/537 GEORGE III SILVER CREAM JUG AND SUGAR BOWL GEORGE SMITH, LONDON 1792 of helmet shape, semi fluted, square base (2) £200-300 821 FC333/580C TWO GEORGE III SILVER MEAT SKEWERS ONE BY ROBERT GRAY & SONS (OF GLASGOW), EDINBURGH 1807; THE OTHER LONDON 1804 each of typical tapered form with ring loop handle (2) £200-300 822 FC333/580D IRISH GEORGE III SILVER BUTTER SPADE SN, DUBLIN 1809 of fiddle pattern with spade shaped blade; together with a SMALL SELECTION OF FLATWARE (qty) £180-240 823 FC333/580E GEORGE III SILVER IVORY HANDLED STILTON SCOOP LONDON 1803 the silver stem and scoop with hinged pusher, and simple ivory handle 25cm long

£180-240

31cm long

26oz

£250-350

£300-500 825 FC333/583 GROUP OF SILVER TABLE KNIVES AND FRUIT KNIVES AND FORKS VARIOUS DATES AND MAKERS comprising: eighteen table knives, sixteen fruit knives and sixteen fruit forks, each with slightly flared rectangular handles with reeded details and simple blades and tines, all engraved with crest and motto (qty) £400-600 826 FC333/584A SET OF SIX VICTORIAN SILVER DESSERT SPOONS F ELKINGTON, LONDON 1848 Old English and Thread, with engraved crest to terminal (6) £250-350 827 FC333/584B PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER ASPARAGUS TONGS GEORGE ADAMS, LONDON 1880 Old English and Thread with pierced twin rectangular blades 4oz

£300-500

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828 FC333/579 PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SERVING SPOONS WILLIAM DEMPSTER, EDINBURGH 1789 of Old English pattern with engraved crest to terminal (2)

824 FC333/581 MATCHED GROUP OF SILVER FIDDLE PATTERN FLATWARE VARIOUS DATES AND MAKERS to include: table forks, tablespoons, toddy ladles, dessert forks etc. (qty)

829 FC333/579A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER SERVING SPOONS ROBERT GRAY & SONS (OF GLASGOW), EDINBURGH 1805 of Old English pattern with engraved crest to terminal (2) 31cm long

£300-500 830 FC333/579B GEORGE III SILVER SOUP LADLE JAMES DOUGLAS, EDINBURGH 1816 of Celtic point, engraved Blair crest and motto 37cm long

£150-200 831 FC333/579F GEORGE III SILVER SOUP LADLE WILLIAM DEMPSTER, EDINBURGH 1789 Old English pattern, engraved Blair crest 37.5cm long

£150-200

832 FC333/579G SET OF ELEVEN GEORGE III SILVER DESSERT SPOONS WILLIAM DEMPSTER, EDINBURGH 1789 of Old English pattern with feathered edge decoration, engraved crest to terminal; together with five matched examples by the same maker, 1769 (16) Combined weight 15oz

£150-200 833 FC333/579C GROUP OF SCOTTISH SILVER FLATWARE various dates and makers, to include: sugar tongs; six small forks with six similar; and various mustard spoons etc. (qty) £200-300 834 FC333/536C GEORGE III SILVER SUGAR AND CREAM JUG PETER, ANNE AND WILLIAM BATEMAN, LONDON 1800 of oval form, semi-fluted, plain (2) 14oz

£150-200 835 FC333/536 IRISH GEORGE III SILVER SUGAR BOWL IE, DUBLIN 1798 of plain form inverted lobed form, raised on three mask feet 6oz

£200-300


836 FC333/580B TWO SILVER MARROW SCOOPS ONE BY ROBERT GRAY & SONS (OF GLASGOW), EDINBURGH 1802; THE OTHER GEORGE ADAMS, LONDON 1880 both of conventional double scoop form; together with a LONDON GEORGE III SKEWER, with shell and ring terminal London 1790 (3) £300-500

837 FC333/530 GEORGE III SILVER TEA CADDY WILLIAM CRIPPS, LONDON 1779 of plain rectangular form, canted corners, slide off cover 12cm high, 8oz

£500-700

838 FC333/479 SET OF FIVE GEORGE III SILVER PEDESTAL SALTS ROBERT HENNELL, LONDON 1776 of oval form, decorated in the neo classical style with swags and beaded borders, oval pedestal foot (5) 8cm wide, 14oz

£1,000-1,500

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839 FC333/562 IRISH GEORGE III SILVER COUNTER TRAY ROBERT CALDERWOOD, DUBLIN CIRCA 1760 of circular form, wrythen inner border; and another IRISH COUNTER DISH, similar period (2) £300-500

840 FC333/531 PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE I SILVER COUNTER TRAYS JOSEPH WALLAR, DUBLIN 1719 of lobed form, engraved crest also engraved AD 1720 in script (2) 11cm diameter

£1,200-1,800

841 FC333/585B GEORGE III SILVER SALVER IC/DB, LONDON 1776 of shaped circular outline with beaded rim, the centre with engraved Blair armorial surrounded by deeply chased foliate and scroll border, raised on four claw and ball feet 35cm diameter, 39oz

£600-800

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842 FC333/515P GEORGE III SILVER WATER POT LONDON 1762 of baluster form, demi-fluted, wood handle, pedestal foot 21cm high, 15oz

£250-400

844 FC333/585C GEORGE II SILVER SALVER RA (WITH CROWN ABOVE), LONDON 1733 of shaped circular outline with later engraved crest to centre, raised on four scroll and hoof supports 26cm diameter

843 No lot

£400-500


845 FC333/490 PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SILVER SUGAR CASTERS WILLIAM GED, EDINBURGH 1708, ASSAY MASTER EDWARD PENMAN comprising one large and one smaller caster, each of baluster form with reeded girdle, the bodies engraved with the Blair crest and motto AMO PROBUS above in a banner, the domed pull off cover with engraved trailing foliate border and with lattice pierced sections with acorn finial above (2) 22cm and 18cm high, 12oz and 7.5oz respectively

£2,500-4,000

846 FC333/564 SMALL GEORGE II SILVER BALUSTER MUG JOHN ROLLO, EDINBURGH 1734, ASSAY MASTER ARCHIBALD URE of baluster form, later mid 19th century engraved inscription 8.7cm high, 3oz

£200-300

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FOREIGN METALWARES 847 FC333/538 CENTRAL EUROPEAN SILVER MIRROR APPARENTLY UNMARKED, 18TH/19TH CENTURY of shaped serpentine outline, applied decoration, on wood frame strut support 51cm high

£400-600

848 FC333/526A EUROPEAN BRASS-BOUND ROSEWOOD DRESSING TABLE SET 19TH CENTURY with ten silver mounted boxes and a shaving brush, the covers with engraved crest and motto £400-600

849 FC333/546 DUTCH SILVER NAVETTE SHAPED TOBACCO BOX LATE 18TH CENTURY indistinct marks, bright cut border, central circular panel with landscape 14cm long, 5.1oz

£500-700

850 FC333/547 DUTCH SILVER TOBACCO BOX ISSAC DE VRIES, AMSTERDAM 1763 of canted rectangular form, engraved various vignettes of maritime interest £800-1,200

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851 FC333/499B SET OF TWELVE HEAVY WHITE METAL NAPKIN RING HOLDERS modelled as rings held by winged birds with rising central spill holder, leaf clasped circular base (12) 11cm high

£250-400

852 FC333/489 DUTCH SILVER MODEL OF A COCKEREL LATE 19TH CENTURY in a naturalistic pose, pull off head, glass eyes 34cm high, 30oz

£800-1,200

853 FC333/523 FRENCH TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOX CIRCA 1840 the rectangular box with inset painted panel of a charging mamaluke on horseback under glass panel

854 FC333/501B CENTRAL EUROPEAN WHITE METAL TEAPOT 19TH CENTURY of inverted pear shape, partially ribbed, pedestal foot, ‘C’ scroll handle

90mm wide

£180-250

14oz

£120-180

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855 FC333/563 CONTINENTAL SILVER INKSTAND PROBABLY AUGSBURG, 19TH CENTURY of rectangular form, pierced gallery, set with central candlestick and two covered inkwells 16cm wide

£300-500

856 FC333/556 GERMAN SILVER-GILT COPY OF A 17TH CENTURY WINDMILL CUP 19TH CENTURY pseudo marks, of traditional form with chased tavern scene 27cm high, 13oz

£500-800

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857 FC333/575 GROUP OF SILVER DRESSING TABLE ITEMS to include: two 19th century central European mirror frames, chased decoration; another three late 19th century silver backed mirrors, ornate chased decoration; a shoe horn; and a brush (7)

858 FC333/551G EUROPEAN SILVER SCENT BOTTLE 19TH CENTURY indistinctly marked, modelled as a child; another SCENT BOTTLE, in wrythen glass, silver screw off lid; and a SILVER FRAMED MAGNIFYING GLASS (3)

£300-500

£120-180

859 FC333/551J SMALL PAIR OF WHITE METAL STRAWBERRY DISHES of conventional form, lobed rim, engraved shield to center (2) 11.5cm diameter

£100-200

860 FC333/579D PAIR OF CONTINENTAL SILVER TREFID FORKS with pseudo engraved crests to terminal; together with a MATCHED TREFID SPOON (3) £300-500


PLATED WARES 861 FC333/499C NOVELTY SILVER PLATED TABLE BELL modelled as a tortoise, with faux tortoiseshell body, the base with engraved registration number and diamond to the plated mounts 15cm wide

£200-300

862 FC333/480 TWO PAIRS OF ELECTROPLATED MUSTARD POTS AND COVERS of drum form, one pair with gadroon rim, the other with shaped foot rim, all engraved Blair (4)

865 FC333/515N LARGE VICTORIAN SILVER PLATED KETTLE AND STAND of octagonal form, engraved decoration on a scroll stand, in a fitted carry trunk

£150-200

866 FC333/539B OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE ARGYLL EARLY 19TH CENTURY the domed hinged cover with turned finial, clasped spout, the plain body with engraved Blair crest, moulded foot

863 FC333/499A GRADUATED SUITE OF FOUR SILVER PLATED MEAT COVERS of typical from, beaded edge, engraved Blair crest, loop handle, comprising one large, two medium and one small (4) £200-300 864 FC333/515M MATCHED PAIR OF SHEFFIELD PLATED HOT WATER JUGS, STANDS AND SPIRIT BURNERS baluster bodies, gadroon borders, scroll supports, all in original carrying trunk (2)

£150-250

£120-180 867 FC333/499D PART SUITE OF SILVER PLATED TABLE WARE RETAILED BY C R COLLEGE AND CO. to include: various entrée and serving dishes, teapots, milk pots breakfast dish etc. mostly engraved with Blair crest (qty) £180-240

868 FC333/499E GROUP OF SILVER PLATED WARES RETAILED BY C R COLLEGE AND CO. to include: various coffee pots; water pots, bowls etc., some engraved with the Blair crest (qty)

871 FC333/500J SHAPED WHITE METAL BISCUIT BOX AND COVER EARLY 20TH CENTURY unmarked and of lobed oval outline, applied enamel cypher and inscribed M. E. B. from A. L. 1914-1919 £180-240

£180-240

25.5cm wide

872 FC333/502 SET OF FOUR OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE COASTERS of circular form, vine leaf border, turned wood base, central boss; together with a similar pair (6)

£80-120

£300-500

870 FC333/500H SILVER PLATED SPIRIT KETTLE ON STAND of canted rectangular form, the stand with spirit burner, all raised on reeded legs and scroll feet; and an EPBM WATER POT (2)

873 FC333/506 VICTORIAN SILVER PLATED BUTLER’S TRAY LATE 19TH CENTURY of oval form, with beaded rim, engraved with Blair crest and dated 1877

£80-120

£120-180

869 FC333/500G OAK SALAD BOWL WITH PLATED MOUNTS MID 20TH CENTURY lion mask and ring handles, applied shield, paw feet

82cm across handles

£200-300

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874 FC333/515A LARGE SILVER PLATED VEGETABLE DISH AND COVER of circular form, beaded border, large floral finial, turned ivory handle, all raised on leaf clasped scroll feet

879 FC333/515L LARGE OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE SERVING DISH WITH WARMING BASE engraved crests, gadroon borders; and four various serving dishes with beaded borders (5)

883 FC333/515B GROUP OF SIX SILVER PLATED CHAMBER STICKS gadroon borders, five engraved Blair, with associated snuffers (6)

£140-180

£150-200

875 FC333/515E OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE KNIFE TRAY RETAILED BY THOMAS’S BOND STREET, LONDON rounded rectangular form leaf clasped border

880 FC333/475 VICTORIAN ELECTROPLATED BREAKFAST DISH of oval form, slight engraved decoration, engraved crest and on four beaded legs, together with a cauldron with spirit burner supported by three cast naturalistic crossed branches

884 FC333/515C GROUP OF FOUR SILVER PLATED TOAST RACKS comprising: two pairs, with shaped loop handles (4)

£150-200

£100-150

38cm high

885 FC333/551H TWO SILVER PLATED COCKTAIL SHAKERS of conventional form; and a SILVER PLATED ICE PAIL, with glass liner (3)

£250-400

£80-120 886 FC333/585A SET OF FOUR OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE TABLE CANDLESTICKS of simple baluster form with spreading circular bases and engraved crest (4)

878 FC333/515K PAIR OF SILVER PLATED OCTAGONAL ENTRÉE DISHES AND COVERS gadroon borders, leaf clasped handles (2)

881 FC333/515V PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY SILVER PLATED CHAMBER STICKS of plain square form, loop handle with engraved crest to the thumb piece, one with a snuffer; together with an octagonal plated small waiter with engraved inscription to ‘Major M G Borwick Royal Scots Greys...December 1951’ (3)

£100-200

£100-200

44cm long

£80-120 876 FC333/515F SUITE OF THREE OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE OVAL SALVERS reeded borders, engraved Blair crest, all raised on bracket feet (3) largest 34cm wide

£150-250

882 FC333/515J SILVER PLATE MOUNTED BISCUIT BARREL AND COVER and two similar mounted satin glass cream pails (3) biscuit barrel 14cm high

£100-150

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26.5cm

£200-300


887 FC333/484 VICTORIAN ELECTROPLATED SEVEN LIGHT CANDELABRUM CIRCA 1885 of Neo Classical style with leaf clasped sconces, angular beaded arms, stylised Corinthian column with dragons supporters and on a lobed spreading base with scroll feet, the plateau with a Gothic style arcaded border and raised on scroll feet candelabrum 71cm high, base 46cm diameter

ÂŁ2,000-3,000

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Books & Manuscripts 888 FC333/120 SMITH, ADAM An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. London, 1786. Fourth edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, contemporary calf gilt, worn; and a copy of the 1826 edition, worn (2) £300-500

889 FC333/114 ANNAN, THOMAS MILLAR. A H Castles and mansions of Ayrshire. Edinburgh, 1885. Folio, with mounted albumen prints by Annan, ms pasted in from Capt. R. Blair 1884, heavily repaired and foxed

890 FC333/117 LEROUX, PHILIBERT JOSEPH Dictionaire comique, satyrique, critique… Amsterdam: Zacharie Chastelain, 1750. 8vo, title in red and black, vignette, contemporary calf gilt, rubbed and hinges splitting

891 FC333/118 BELL, JOHN (EDITOR) The poets of Great Britain. London: printed for the editor, 1782-1801. Bell’s edition, 12mo, 109 volumes, contemporary tree calf gilt, red labels, some slight rubbing to backstrips (109)

£500-700

£100-150

Provenance: William Blair Esq., 24th Laird, bookplates.

892 FC333/119 CHARACTERS Public characters... London, 1807-1809. 8vo, 5 volumes, frontispieces, contemporary calf, worn, foxing (5) Provenance: William Blair Esq., 24th Laird, bookplates.

£100-150

£1,000-1,500

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894 FC333/136 MAXWELL, HERBERT (EDITOR) The sportsman’s library. London: Edward Arnold, 1897-98. New edition, 7 volumes, colour frontispieces, contemporary half vellum gilt, morocco labels, some peeling to labels, interiors clean (7) £500-700

894 FC333/121B JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM The natural history of humming-birds. Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars, 1833. 8vo, 2 volumes, portrait frontispieces, hand coloured vignette titles, hand coloured plates, contemporary half calf, worn, boards loose, interiors clean (2) £150-200

895 FC333/121E NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE A collection of 19th century English and Scottish literature, 8vo, uniformly bound in half red morocco, rubbed (qty) £150-200

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896 FC333/121F FRENCH LITERATURE & HISTORY A collection of 19th century French history and literature, 8vo, mainly contemporary calf gilt, worn (qty)

897 FC333/122 CHAMBERS, WILLIAM Encyclopedia... London, 1883. Revised edition, 8vo, 10 volumes, folding maps, contemporary half calf gilt, red and green labels (10)

£150-250

£150-200


898 FC333/121C DANTE ALIGHIERI La divina commedia… Florence: Leonardo Ciardetti, 1821. 8vo, 3 volumes, portrait frontispiece, contemporary mottled calf gilt, some slight rubbing to extremities; Alfieri, Vittorio Tragedie di Vittorio Alfieri da asti. Florence, 1820. 8vo, 6 volumes, portrait frontispiece, contemporary mottled calf gilt, rubbed at edges, some foxing, contemporary inscription on front endpaper (9) £300-500

899 FC333/126 VOLTAIRE, FRANCOIS Essay sur l’histoire generale... [Geneva], 1756. Premiere edition, 8vo, 7 volumes, half titles, portrait frontispiece in volume I, contemporary mottled calf gilt, green labels, rubbed at hinges, contemporary ink stamps to some titles (7) Provenance: William Blair Esq., 24th Laird, bookplates.

£150-200

900 FC333/134 CLARKE, HEWSON An impartial history of the naval, military and political events in Europe… Suffolk, [c.1815]. 4to, 3 volumes, engraved titles, frontispiece, contemporary calf gilt, hinges cracking, backstrips fading (3)

901 FC333/135 GROOME, FRANCIS Ordnance gazetteer of Scotland. London, [no date]. New edition, 8vo, 7 volumes, plates, original blue cloth gilt, some fading to edges; and 3 others (10)

902 FC333/137 SWITZERLAND Souvenirs de la Suisse cent vues. Geneva: Briquet et Dubois, c.1840. Oblong 8vo, contemporary morocco gilt, a.e.g., rubbed at edges, foxing £500-700

£80-120

£100-150

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903 FC333/132 TAUNTON, THOMAS HENRY Portraits of celebrated racehorses. London: Sampson Low, et al, 18871888. 4to, 4 volumes, plates, red morocco blacked cloth, some staining to edges gutta percha perished; Sport The encyclopedia of sport. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1890. 4to, 2 volumes, later half modern morocco gilt with Blair stamp to tail (6) £600-900

904 FC333/121A PATERSON, JAMES History of the counties Ayr and Wigton. Edinburgh: James Stillie, 1863. 8vo, 3 volumes in 4, contemporary half calf gilt, Blair of Blair stamp to upper board, some rubbing at edges; Campbell, Hugh The wanderer in Ayrshire. Kilmarnock, 1817. 8vo, original boards, ink inscription of Captain Blair; and 5 others (10) £200-300

905 FC333/121D FORSYTH, R. The beauties of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1805-1808. 8vo, 5 volumes, engraved titles, engraved plates, contemporary calf, worn, foxing throughout; Heron, Robert Observations made in a journey through the western counties of Scotland. Perth, 1793. 8vo, 2 volumes, contemporary calf, worn, boards loose; and 15 others Scottish (22) £200-300

906 FC333/123 GROSE, FRANCIS The antiquities of England and Wales. London: S. Hooper, 1783-1786. New edition, 4to, 7 volumes, vignette titles, engraved plates, some foxing; [Idem] The antiquities of Scotland. London: S. Hooper, 1789-97. 4to, vignette titles, plates, folding map; [Idem] The antiquities of Ireland. London: S. Hooper, 1791-97. 4to, vignette titles, engraved plates, all uniformly bound in contemporary tree calf gilt, black labels, splitting to head and tails, rubbed, foxing (11) £500-700

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907 FC333/125 GORDON OF ACHINTOUL, ALEXANDER The history of Peter the Great, emperor of Russia… Aberdeen: F. Douglass, 1755. 8vo, 2 volumes, portrait frontispieces, folding map, contemporary calf gilt, red labels, some rubbing, map creased (2) Provenance: William Blair Esq., 24th Laird, bookplates.

£100-150


908 FC333/140A ARMY LISTS A list of the general and field-officers, as they rank in the army… London: J. Millan, 1755. 8vo, inscribed “My grandfather a Captain in the 2nd Scots Greys, W.Blair,” later full purple morocco gilt; [Idem] A list of the officers of the army and marines… London, 1796. Forty-fourth edition, 8vo, inscribed with extensive notes by William Blair on front endpapers, contemporary calf, red label, some rubbing to backstrip (2) £300-500

909 FC333/138 CERVANTES Le Don Quichotte en estampes. Paris: Eymery, et al, 1828. Oblong 8vo, engraved title and frontispiece, plates, contemporary calf gilt, rubbed, some foxing £100-150

910 FC333/139A LELAND, THOMAS The history of Ireland. Dublin, 1774. Third edition, 8vo, 3 volumes, half titles, contemporary calf, red and green labels; and a large quantity of other bindings (qty) £200-300

911 FC333/139B MILITARY HISTORY GRAHAM, SIR HENRY History of the Sixteenth, the Queen’s, Light Dragoons (Lancers) 1759 to 1912. Devizes, 1912. 4to, 2 volumes, frontispiece, original red cloth, fading to backstrip; Montgomery, Major-General Sir Archibald The story of the fourth army. London, [no date]. 4to, 2 volumes, frontispiece, volume 2 containing folding maps, original red cloth gilt, faded, inscription on front endpaper; and a quantity of further military, mainly 8vo, cloth (31)

912 FC333/141 REYNIER, JEAN LOUIS State of Egypt after the battle of Heliopolis. London, 1802. 8vo, folding maps and tables, contemporary half calf gilt, edges rubbed and cracked; Sutherland, Captain A tour up the straits from Gibraltar to Constantinople. London, 1790. 8vo, contemporary half calf gilt, rubbed at edges; Lantier, E.F. The travels of Antenor in Greece and Asia. London, 1799. 8vo, 3 volumes, contemporary calf gilt, red labels, some staining (5) £150-250

£300-400

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913 FC333/149 SINCLAIR, SIR JOHN The statistical account of Scotland. Edinburgh: William Creech, 1791-1799. 8vo, 21 volumes, contemporary half calf gilt, some slight rubbing to edges; and 4 additional volumes, contemporary half calf gilt (25) Provenance: William Blair Esq., 24th Laird, bookplates.

£500-700

914 FC333/142 BUTLER, SAMUEL An atlas of ancient geography. London: Longman, et al, 1822. 8vo, engraved title, 20 double page maps and plans, hand-coloured, contemporary half morocco, worn at edges, original paper label to upper board, late 19th century inscription to front fixed endpaper £150-200

915 FC333/143 SLOANE, WILLIAM MILLIGAN Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. London: Macmillan & Co., 1896. 4to, 4 volumes, plates, later half morocco gilt; Dayot, Armand Napoleon raconte par l’image… Paris, 1895. 4to, frontispiece, plates, contemporary decorative morocco gilt, rubbed; with French dictionary and music book (7) £300-500

917 FC333/150 PUNCH Volumes 1 -163. London, 1841-1923. 4to, later half red calf gilt, rubbed and fading to backstrips, boards loose on some early volumes (80) £150-250 918 FC333/151B SPORTING Fur, feather and fin series. 8vo, 11 volumes, original cloth (11) £250-350

916 FC333/147 SCOTT, SIR WALTER Works. Edinburgh, c.1822. 8vo, 52 volumes, contemporary half green morocco (52) £500-700

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919 FC333/151A MILITARY - COOKE, J.H. 5,000 miles from the Cheshire yeomanry in South Africa. 1914. 1/500 copies; Jones, G. The battle of Waterloo, 1852; Groves, P. History of 21st Royal Scots Fusiliers. 1895. 8vo, original cloth; Bossoli, C. The war in Italy. 1859. 4to, plates, contents loose, worn; Sixteenth Lancers Green morocco folder of the Sixteenth Lancers with gilt metal crest, 4to; Hozier, H.M. The Franco-Prussian war. [c.1872], 7 vol., 4to, original cloth; and several others (qty) £200-300


920 FC333/175 GILLRAY, JAMES The works of… London: Henry Bohn, [c.1849]. Folio, 9 double page, 95 full page, 432 half page and 122 quarter page plates, all uncoloured, half morocco gilt, interior clean £1,500-2,000

921 FC333/151E THACKERAY, W.M. The works. 1884. 12 vol., 8vo, blue half calf, slightly rubbed; Whyte, Melville. Works. c.1890. 25 volumes, 8vo, green half calf, slightly spotted (37)

922 FC333/158A SINCLAIR, SIR JOHN The code of health and longevity. Edinburgh, 1807. 8vo, 4 volumes, frontispiece, contemporary calf gilt, with William Blair of Blair bookplates; and 12 others (16)

£200-300

£300-500

923 FC333/164 PENNANT, THOMAS A tour in Scotland. 1790. 3 volumes, 4to, engraved plates, calf, rubbed, several covers detached (3) £150-200

924 FC333/165 BEMBO, PIETRO Delle lettere. Venice, 1575. 4 volumes in 2, small 8vo, 19th century half vellum, worming at end of volume 3 affecting text (2) £150-200

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925 FC333/154C VALLIANT New travels into the interior parts of Africa. London, 1796. 8vo, 3 volumes, half titles, folding map, 22 plates [some folding], contemporary calf gilt, rubbed at backstrips (3) Provenance: William Blair Esq., 24th Laird, bookplates.

£150-200

926 FC333/151C SNODGRASS, MAJOR Narrative of the Burmese War. 1827, 8vo, calf, rebacked; Back, Captain. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition. Paris, 1836. Half calf, worn; Burton, A. The advent of Johnny Newcome, 1818. 8vo, plates, cloth, spotted (3) £150-250

927 FC333/151D WHITE, G. The natural history of Selborne, 1900; Grimble, A. Shooting & salmon fishing, 1892; Salmon rivers of Scotland. 1913. 8vo, quarter vellum; [Apperley, C.J.] Hunting reminiscences. 1843. 8vo, frontispiece defective; The life of John Mytton. 1877. 8vo, colour plates, cloth; Reynardson, C.T. Sports & anecdotes. 1887; and 2 others (8) £200-300

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928 FC333/157 HUME, DAVID The history of England. London, 1793-95. New edition, 12mo, 21 volumes, portrait frontispiece, contemporary tree calf gilt, red labels, some labels loose and a quantity of other 18th and 19th century volumes, 12mo (qty) £250-350

929 FC333/160 LOCKHART, J.G. The life of Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh, 1837. 8vo, 7 volumes, 19th century half calf gilt; Johnson, Samuel. The lives of the English poets. Dublin, 1779. 8vo, 2 volumes, contemporary tree calf gilt; and 7 others (16) £150-250


930 FC333/163 DENHAM, SIR JAMES STEUART An inquiry into the principles of political Oeconomy: A. Miller & T. Cadell, London, 1767. 2 volumes, 4to, later half calf, lacks half-titles, spines worn, joints split (2) Note: The first important English work on political economy, a most complete and systematic survey of the science from the point of view of moderate mercantilism.

ÂŁ4,000-6,000

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931 FC333/162 GARTSHERRE The Bairds of Gartsherre. Privately printed, 1875. 4to, red morocco gilt, gilt edged; Pont, T. Cunighame. 1876. 4to, folding map, contemporary calf gilt, “Blair of Blair” on upper board (2) £300-500 932 FC333/166 SNEDDEN-DOBIE, JOHN (EDITOR) Muniments of the Royal Burgh of Irvine, etc. 1890. 15 volumes, 4to, number 255 of 400 copies, plates, original cloth, some spines darkened (15) £200-300 933 FC333/167 MACGIBBON & ROSS Castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland, 1887-92. 8vo, 5 volumes, original cloth gilt (5) £100-150 934 FC333/169 DOUGLAS, SIR ROBERT Baronage of Scotland, 1780. Folio, red half calf; Douglas, Sir Robert. Peerage of Scotland. Folio, 19th century half calf, some plates worn and repaired; Nisbet, A. A system of heraldry. 1722. Folio, calf, a few plates frayed (3) £150-250

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935 FC333/169A BRYDEN, ROBERT Ayrshire castles, second series. Edinburgh, 1908. Folio, number 6 of 50 copies, signed, original red calf backed cloth gilt, rubbed; Foster, J.J. The Stuarts. London, 1902. Folio, number 3 of 550 signed, original red cloth gilt (2) £120-180 936 FC333/170 GROSE, FRANCIS Antiquities of Scotland. 1797. Folio, 2 volumes, large paper copy, calf, rebacked, rubbed; Bayle. Dictionnaire historique et critique. Rotterdam, 1702. Folio, 4 volumes, calf, worn, one cover detached; Ryder. Bible, 1763. Folio, 3 volumes, calf rubbed (9) £200-250 937 FC333/171 CHING, RAYMOND Studies and sketches of a bird painter. Melbourne, 1981. Folio, no. 499 of 500 copies, signed, original grey morocco gilt, fold over box, upper lid of box faded £100-200

938 FC333/168 BLAIR, CAROLINE MADELINE Ballard of palmie days off Chevalerie. c. 1860. 4to, illustrated manuscript by C.M. Blair, contemporary morocco, upper board loose £150-200


939 FC333/116 BARONY OF BLAIR A plan of the Barony of Blair, 1749 £150-200

940 FC333/172A DALRY Tack of the teinds of the Parish of Dalry, granted by John Archbishop of St. Andrews, Commendator of the Abbey of Kilwinning in favour of Bryce Blair of that Ilk, younger, 30 Nov. 1616, vellum document with seal, signed by St. Andrew, Abbot of Kilwinning, Mr John Hay & others, 56 x 34cm, small hole at centre affecting a few letters, framed and glazed £300-500 941 FC333/173 BLAIR, COLONEL FREDERICK GORDON Colonel Frederick Gordon Blair’s diary, 1901, relating to the Boer war, and letters sent from South Africa £300-500 942 FC333/174A SCRAP ALBUMS Three folio albums of engravings, one with several watercolours of Italy, and photographs of the Blair family, c. 1860’s £250-350

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943 FC333/174E GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS Manuscript garden book of Mary Blair, 1899. 4to, brown morocco gilt, onlaid thistle pattern £300-500

944 FC333/174B ANDERSON, JOHN Atlas of Blair estate with part of the Barony of Boyd. c.1802, modern half calf, repaired £600-900 945 FC333/174C FRANKS - BLAIR OF BLAIR An album of cut signatures and postal marks, contemporary half green morocco gilt

949 FC333/174H DALRY - MAPS. Blair estate, c.1857, two lithographed sheets, coloured; 4 OS maps of Dalry Parish, 1897; 2 copies of the plan of the estate of Kilbirnie & Dalry for sale, 1886, original wrappers

£300-400

950 FC333/174I TRINIDAD, JAMAICA, WASHINGTON & MADEIRA Photographs, c. 1890, morocco, worn; and an album of views of Spain, c.1880 (2)

953 FC333/174L ASHBURTON, C.A. A new and comprehensive history of England. [c.1790]. Folio, plates, calf, preliminaries frayed, worn; BARNARD, E. The new, comprehensive and complete history of England. 1782. Folio, plates, calf, rubbed; and several others

£300-400

£200-300

951 FC333/174J EAST & SOUTH AFRICA Photographs. May-Dec., 1903, cloth, oblong folio

954 FC333/174M BLAIR FAMILY Miscellaneous manuscript material, mainly Blair family papers etc. (qty)

946 FC333/174F PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS A collection of seven family photograph albums c.18661940

948 FC333/174G MANUSCRIPTS Two manuscript, cuttings and scrap albums, including two commissions signed by Queen Victoria, 1882, sketches, invitations and a few photos

£200-300

£250-350

£200-300

952 FC333/174K BURMA & INDIA Photographs, c. 1907, cloth, oblong folio

947 FC333/174D MANUSCRIPTS Manuscript album, including Commission signed by George II, 1749, Memorial request signed Simon Fraser of Lovat, 1798; Earl of Glasgow clipped signature, Lady Margaret Hamilton, William IV, 1828, Victoria and Albert, clipped signatures & others

£150-200

£300-400

£150-250

£200-300

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955 FC333/172 QUEEN OF SCOTS, MARY An album of manuscripts relating to Blair of Blair, 15-18th century, including: a document [unsigned] from Mary Queen of Scots granting license to John Blair of Blair to stay at home as he is “weak of complexion, sickly in person with the infirmity of the gout and is not able to travel without danger and peril to his life… Given under our Privy Seal at Stirling, 20 March 1554 in the 13th year of our reign”, vellum, 21 x 24cm., probably with signature cropped at head; Deed of Hugo de Blair, giving land of Auchinghyk to John de Knock and Marion de Blair, 1403, on vellum; A.L.S. from Duke ot Lauderdale to the laird of Blair, 1651; Letter of Lochwood, Baron of Ardrossan to John Montgomerie, Knight, 1574; Letter of John Dunlop of Auchinskeith to A. Crawford, 1581; Letter of Hamilton Blair, commanding the Scotch Greys Dragoons during the 7 years

war, Walwick, 31 Jan. 1747, from Nova Scotia, requesting money, document signed by Alexander, Earl of Eglinton, of monies received from Wm. Blair, 1789; Account of mourning costs for the servants of the deceased laird of Blair, 1669, half morocco album lettered “Blair of Blair, old ms.” Note: The document exempting John Blair from service would probably have been signed by Mary of Guise who was Mary Queen of Scots’ regent from 1554 to 1560. Mary would have been thirteen years old when the document was signed in 1554.

£2,000-3,000

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Rare Books, Maps, Manuscripts & Photographs Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh

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Fascinating autograph letter from Agnes McLehose (“Clarinda�) about her love letters to Robert Burns

A detail from a charming autograph letter from Robert Burns to David Staig with poetic inducements

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Scottish Silver & Accessories Tuesday, 14th August, 2012 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR

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A George II tapered bullet teapot James Mitchelson, Edinburgh 1732, Assay Master Archibald Ur 16.5cm high, 21oz

ÂŁ2,500-3,500

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(h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate.

(1) If any lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on their behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:

(b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid, which must be raised before the next lot is offered, shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion. (c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals. (d) Once made, no bid may be withdrawn. (e) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved. 3. INCREMENTS Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion. 4. THE PURCHASE PRICE The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon. Antiques, Jewellery & Silver and Pictures (Not Fine Sales) 20%. All other sales (Fine/Special/Collections) 25% up to £25,000 / 20% thereafter. VAT will be charged on the premium at the rate imposed by law.

(2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on their behalf pursue these rights and remedies only as far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach of these Conditions

(1) Immediately a lot is sold you will:

8. REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OR FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES

(a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid;

retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied.

6. PAYMENT

(g) “You”, “Your”, etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2.

2. BIDDING PROCEDURES AND THE BUYER

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(a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract; (b) to rescind the sale of that lot and/or any other lots sold by us to you; (c) to resell the lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller; (d) to remove, store and insure the lot at your expense and, in the case of storage, either at our premises or elsewhere; (e) to charge interest at a rate of 1.5% per month above the current base rate on the total amount due, to the extent it remains unpaid for more than four working days after the sale; (f) to retain that or any other lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due; (g) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted; (h) to apply any proceeds of sale of other lots due or in future becoming due to you towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to

10. COMMISSION BIDS While prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we shall if so instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer or our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so. Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made. 11. WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY The seller warrants to the auctioneer and to you that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.

origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer or our employees or agents or the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”. (2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction for purposes of consumer legislation. 16. FORGERIES Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the lot including any buyer’s premium provided that (1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale.

12. AGENCY

GENERAL

The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default by sellers or buyers.

17. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person.

13. TERMS OF SALE The seller acknowledges that lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the consignor at the time of the entry of the lot. 14. STANDARD VENDOR FEES AND CHARGES (Subject to VAT) (1) Commission: 15% of the first £3000 and 10% thereafter is charged on the selling price of each lot (subject to a minimum charge of £30). Loss and damage warranty: 1.5% on value of lots sold. Photography: max £40 mono per lot, max £250 colour. Internet Marketing Service: £10 per lot. (2) If a vendor wishes to withdraw a lot consigned for sale, a withdrawal fee will apply; this will be charged at 15% of the mid estimate with any photography charges incurred and all subject to VAT at the current rate. 15. DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION (1) While we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness,

18 (1) Any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate. (2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them. 19. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting. 20. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items (Books, Jewellery, paintings, guns, firearms etc) in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary or guidance notes appearing in the catalogue. These notices and terms will also form part of our terms and conditions of sales. 21. Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect. 22. Scottish law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.


Absentee bid form Sale/customer details 33 Broughton Place Edinburgh EH1 3RR Tel +44 (0)131 557 8844 Tel +44 (0)131 557 8668

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182 Bath Street Glasgow G2 4HG Tel +44 (0)141 333 1992 Tel +44 (0)141 332 2928 e-mail: info@lyonandturnbull.com www.lyonandturnbull.com

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I request Lyon and Turnbull, without legal obligation of any kind on its part, to bid on the following lots up to the prices listed.

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I understand that if any of my bids are successful the total price payable will be the amount of the final bid plus a Buyer’s premium calculated at the following rates: 25% up to £25,000 / 20% thereafter. VAT will be charged on the premium. The premium and VAT is payable by all purchasers. Lots in the catalogue marked * or † are subject to VAT on the hammer price as well as the premium. Where there are identical bids for a lot, the first bid received will be have precedence. Please make certain that your bids are submitted at least two hours before the start of the sale.

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33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR Tel +44 (0)131 557 8844 Fax +44 (0)131 557 8668 email. info@lyonandturnbull.com www.lyonandturnbull.com

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