A very ‘fine’ week indeed
20th March 2016
This week we are hosting two fantastic specialist sales. On Tuesday 22nd March, the day starts at 11am with the Fine Art sale which will be followed by Silver & Objects of Vertu followed by the General sale.
The Fine Art sale
We are delighted to offer a range of fresh discoveries and finds. Our selection includes good oils from the 17th to 20th Centuries, alongside superior watercolours, drawings of note and prints of stature.
We always keep an eye out for the unusual and the overlooked, and we never know what may walk in the door any day of the week… among the highlights in this sale is a rare collection of marine works – found in the back of a West London wardrobe – by the war artist, Frank Mason R.BA. R.I.
Lot 72. Mason, R.B.A., R.I. (English, 1875-1965). ‘Wind in the Offing’. Estimate: £250 – £350
Lot 75. Frank Henry Mason, R.B.A., R.I. (English, 1875-1965). ‘R.M.S. Franconia of the Cunard Line’. Estimate: £1,200 – £1,600
The Silver & Objects of Vertu sale
Amongst the highlights of the sale is Lot 331. An exceptionally rare and important antique George III Irish Provincial Sterling Silver sauce boat of bombe form by George Moore of Limerick, circa 1770. Marked ‘GM’ to the underside in a scalloped edge cartouche, with a monogram for ‘R’ over ‘D * S’. A very similar example, but without fluted decoration, is held in the Limerick Museum in Ireland.
Provenance – Property of a notable Irish family, by descent to the current owner.
The Artist – George Moore is recognised as one of the foremost of Limerick silversmiths, whose work is highly sought after and found usually only in museums or important private collections. He became a freeman of Limerick city on 9th September 1748 and continued to work until 1784. Estimate: £800 – £1,200
For more information contact Samuel Hill on 020 8992 4442 or ku.oc1521399396.snoi1521399396tcuak1521399396ciwsi1521399396hc@le1521399396umas1521399396
Lot 331 Estimate: £800 – £1,200
Both sales will be available to view on Sunday 20th March from 12-6pm, Monday 21st March 10am – 6pm and before the sale starts on Tuesday 22nd March.
This is a chance to come and take a closer look at the collection in full.
Dates for your diary
Tuesday 22nd March – Fine Art followed by Silver and Objects of Vertu followed by the General sale
Tuesday 29th March – Rugs followed by the General sale
Wednesday 30th March – Printed Books and Manuscripts (to include Hans Fellner collection)
Tuesday 5th April – Stamps, Coins and Banknotes followed by Wine and Spirits followed by the General sale
View the full calendar.
If you have any items you would like to sell, please do get in touch – email@example.com or call 020 8992 4442.
You can also check the sale results of past auctions.