Chiswick Auctions, Art, Antiques & Interiors Sales Report 26th March

26/03/2013     Chiswick Curates

 

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Important Notice

The office and VALUATIONS department will be open on GOOD FRIDAY – 10am – 4pm

Arts, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 2nd April, 12 noon EASTER WEEKEND

Easter Weekend Viewing will be held as usual; Sunday 12 noon – 6pm, Monday 10am – 6pm and prior to the start of the sale.

Arts, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 9th April, 12 noon

Arts, Antiques & Interiors – Tuesday 16th April, 12 noon

Arts, Antiques & Interiors including Antique & Collectable Teddy Bears, Dolls, Toys & Textiles  This sale will include four private collections. Tuesday 30th April, 11am – Live on-line sale - Entries are now welcome: Antique dolls, Vintage Fashion, Costume, Lace, Vintage Furs, Die cast Toys, Trains, Juvenilia, Teddy Bears, Lead Soldiers, Dolls Houses, Miniatures & Rocking Horses.

Antiques & Fine Arts including Printed Books, Manuscripts & Maps – Tuesday 11th June, 11am – Illustrated Catalogue - Live on-line sale - Entries are now welcome: to include all good Asian Art and Fine Art, Jade, Porcelain, Bronzes, Pictures, Ceramics, Jewellery, Watches, Clocks, Printed Books, Manuscripts , Maps, and Fine Furniture.

Every Sale will have a full image catalogue on our website by the Sunday evening and a partial upload will start on the Friday evening prior to each sale. Text catalogues are available from reception during the viewing. (Illustrated catalogues are available for Fine Sales.)

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Auction Results

This week’s Arts, Antiques and Interiors sale was well attended and we are not surprised as this week we had the good fortune to sell the contents of a flat that had not been altered since the 1970’s. The flat was just off Park Lane in Mayfair. Bonhams had the first choice of the items and having taken their chosen items, there was plenty remaining and we were invited to enter the remaining items in our forthcoming auctions. These paintings and objects are being sold this week, next week and more lots will appear in the next Fine Arts and Antiques sale.

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Three lots 298, 299 and 300, from this clearance were etchings by the widely known German painter, designer, drawer, and draftsman Friedrich Meckseper born in 1936 in Bremen, now living in Berlin. He spent his childhood in Stuttgart and did an apprenticeship as a mechanic at Robert Bosch GmbH from 1952 until 1955. In the year he started at Bosch, he began his art studies, first at the State Academy for Visual Arts in Stuttgart and then at the College for Visual Arts in Berlin from 1957 until 1959.  The etchings sold were from this era. Over the past four decades his prints, collages and paintings have been the subject of more than one hundred individual exhibitions, including thirty in museums, throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States. It appears these might prove to be a sound financial investment in the future for the lucky buyer today. (See below for more details.)

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Lot 80 the 19th Century Canton export ware black and gold lacquered tea caddy had plenty of charm with its raised dragon mask feet this sold for £360. While keeping with the oriental theme lot 189 the late 19th Century the Japanese Meiji period ivory carved models of Oriental Mandarin ducks that were lots of fun sold for £780 (See below.)

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The furniture sale always starts at lot 800 and not before 3pm, today there was a good selection of furniture but two outstanding pieces were lots 901 and 902. Both entered by separate vendors but both made from the much appreciated burr walnut. Lot 901 an alcove desk sold for £2625 because of its top quality, possibly made by Maples, but there are no markings. It has a beautiful shape and patina. Perhaps the provenance helped with the price?  It was owned by Jack Hulbert - a friend of the Prince of Wales, complete with picture of original owners. While lot 902 the 19th century in 18th century style burr walnut feather banded Continental bombé commode chest of four long graduated drawers, having brass escutcheons and handles was fabulous with its serpentine shaped front and sides sold for £1860, marking the end to a very interesting and eclectic sale day. (see below)

Lot 80. A 19th Century Canton export ware lacquered tea caddy, the eight sided sarcophagus body decorated with figures at leisure in terraces with fitted interior, all raised on dragon mask feet. Estimate: £150-250 - sold for £360 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

Lot 120. After David Roberts, a set of four polychrome stipple engravings, showing plates of historical interest.  Estimate: £100-200 - sold for £1490 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

Lot 189. Two late 19th Century Japanese Meiji period ivory carved models of Oriental Mandarin ducks, painted in naturalistic colours, raised on a wooden stand. (one AF) Estimate: £200-300 - sold for £780 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

Lot 298. Friedrich Meckseper, fl. 1950, three etchings, still lives, signed in pencil to margins (the largest measures 16 x 23), all in bespoke frames. (3) Estimate: £80-150 - sold for £260 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

Lot 299. Friedrich Meckseper, fl. 1950's, two framed etchings, 'The Piano' and another 'Gumpelzhaimer Story', both signed and titled in pencil to the margin, both bespoke and gilt framed (the largest measures 24 x 56). (2) Estimate: £80-150 - sold for £223 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

Lot 300. Friedrich Meckseper, fl. 1950's, a large etching, still life, a tin of cocoa, signed in pencil to the margin and contained in a handmade gilt frame (42 x 54).  Estimate: £80-150 - sold for £160 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

Lot 901. A good late Victorian burr walnut alcove desk, the tooled pedestals and an arrangement of nine graduated drawers and raised on a plinth support, owned by Jack Hulbert - a friend of the Prince of Wales, complete with picture of original owners.  Estimate: £800-1200 - sold for £2625 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

Lot 902. A 19th century burr walnut feather banded Continental bombé commode chest of four long graduated drawers, having brass escutcheons and handles, raised on shaped bracket supports.  Estimate: £600-800 - sold for £1860 inc., buyers’ premium & VAT

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