Scientific Instruments Collection

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Friday 06 January 2017

Commencing at 11:00am

Newnham Street Saleroom

Viewing

Thursday 5th January – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

A single owner collection of microscopes and other scientific Instruments.455

This selection of items forms a part of our January Antiques & Collectors Items sale.

To find out more about this auction click ‘Auction & Catalogue Details’ above.481-1

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Frederick William Elwell (1870-1958),
a half-length study of a gentleman wearing a frilled collar,
signed Fred Elwell and dated 1902,
oil on canvas,
71 x 64 cm

Sold for £2,800

A 'Grasshopper' skeleton clock by The Greenwich Clock Co. of London with three enamelled dials, fusee movement, grasshopper escapement and an anchor motif within a mahogany and glazed case, h. 45 cm *This clock is based on the first marine chronometer made by John Harrison (1693-1776)

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A 19th century transfer printed blue and white meat plate decorated with a family taking a stroll in a country estate, w. 62 cm

Sold for £1,300

A Victorian five pound coin, old head, dated 1893

Sold for £2,000

A 18ct yellow gold cased half hunter pocket watch by Benson, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, two subsidiary dials and a repeater within a plain case engraved with initials and decorated with blue enamel numerals, overall 165.3 gms, dial measures d. 4.3 cm, case numbered 36702

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A late 19th century French kingwood, gilt metal mounted vitrine of bombe form, the base with a pair of Vernis Martin panels, w. 110 cm

Sold for £1,300

Archibald Knox for Liberty, an Arts & Crafts pewter bowl, stamped 'Rd,427694', d. 38 cm

Sold for £560

Franz Bergmann (1861-1936), a cast and cold painted bronze modelled as an Arab boy wearing a fez and a striped tunic lying on his stomach, stamped Geschutszt 3065, l. 15 cm

Sold for £700

A French hand-painted hand fan together with a Venetian fan, both boxed

Sold for £2,500

An Ekco 'All-Electric Radio Type A.D.65 Receiver' in a domed bakelite case, h. 40 cm, together with five boxed associated valves

Sold for £880

A Khorasan Tabriz woolen rug, the floral motifs on a blue ground within matching red borders, 447 x 345 cm

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A group of three 20th century Tribal knobkerries of plain uncarved form

Sold for £4,300

After Charles Octave Levy (French 1820-1899), a bronze figure modelled as 'Le Reveil', signed 'CH Levy', h. 70 cm

Sold for £1,100

A Charles Frodsham Congreve rolling ball skeleton timepiece with three dials, the third being in the form of a finial, visable escapement and a tilting table under a perspex dome,
h. 43 cm *The clock has separate dials for hours, minutes and seconds, the latter moving every fifteen seconds as the table tilts. Individual seconds are indicated by the seconds indicator bar located horizontally across the table. Per day, the tungsten ball moves 6.432 miles.

Sold for £1,600

An 18ct white gold ring of prunt form centrally set with a brilliant cut diamond within a surround of four cushion cut rubies and twelve further diamonds within a border of fourteen petal shaped motifs each set three graduated diamonds, central stone approximately 0.5 carats, w. of setting 2.4 cm, ring size M, 9.6 gms

Sold for £2,200

William Watson (fl.1866-1872),
British Longhorn and their young,
signed and dated 1878,
oil on canvas,
29.5 x 44 cm

Sold for £850

A 19th century Tyrolese violin, c. 1830-1840, with a two-part back, carved scroll and rosewood pegs, contained in a later case with two associated bows

Sold for £1,500

Beatles Ephemera: a United Artists UK quad film poster for 'A Hard Day's Night', Stafford & Co. Ltd, 76 x 100 cm

Sold for £800

A 20th century bronze figural fountain modelled as a carp on a naturalistic base, h. 120 cm

Sold for £2000

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Attributed to Harry and Lou Epstein, an Art Deco walnut dining suite including a twin-pedestal table, a sideboard and six 'Cloud' chairs

Sold for £1,700

Frederick William Elwell (1870-1958),
a half-length study of a gentleman wearing a frilled collar,
signed Fred Elwell and dated 1902,
oil on canvas,
71 x 64 cm

Sold for £2,800

A 'Grasshopper' skeleton clock by The Greenwich Clock Co. of London with three enamelled dials, fusee movement, grasshopper escapement and an anchor motif within a mahogany and glazed case, h. 45 cm *This clock is based on the first marine chronometer made by John Harrison (1693-1776)

Sold for £950

A 19th century transfer printed blue and white meat plate decorated with a family taking a stroll in a country estate, w. 62 cm

Sold for £1,300

A Victorian five pound coin, old head, dated 1893

Sold for £2,000

A 18ct yellow gold cased half hunter pocket watch by Benson, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, two subsidiary dials and a repeater within a plain case engraved with initials and decorated with blue enamel numerals, overall 165.3 gms, dial measures d. 4.3 cm, case numbered 36702

Sold for £2,300

A late 19th century French kingwood, gilt metal mounted vitrine of bombe form, the base with a pair of Vernis Martin panels, w. 110 cm

Sold for £1,300

Archibald Knox for Liberty, an Arts & Crafts pewter bowl, stamped 'Rd,427694', d. 38 cm

Sold for £560

Franz Bergmann (1861-1936), a cast and cold painted bronze modelled as an Arab boy wearing a fez and a striped tunic lying on his stomach, stamped Geschutszt 3065, l. 15 cm

Sold for £700

A French hand-painted hand fan together with a Venetian fan, both boxed

Sold for £2,500

An Ekco 'All-Electric Radio Type A.D.65 Receiver' in a domed bakelite case, h. 40 cm, together with five boxed associated valves

Sold for £880

A Khorasan Tabriz woolen rug, the floral motifs on a blue ground within matching red borders, 447 x 345 cm

Sold for £1,7000

A group of three 20th century Tribal knobkerries of plain uncarved form

Sold for £4,300

After Charles Octave Levy (French 1820-1899), a bronze figure modelled as 'Le Reveil', signed 'CH Levy', h. 70 cm

Sold for £1,100

A Charles Frodsham Congreve rolling ball skeleton timepiece with three dials, the third being in the form of a finial, visable escapement and a tilting table under a perspex dome,
h. 43 cm *The clock has separate dials for hours, minutes and seconds, the latter moving every fifteen seconds as the table tilts. Individual seconds are indicated by the seconds indicator bar located horizontally across the table. Per day, the tungsten ball moves 6.432 miles.

Sold for £1,600

An 18ct white gold ring of prunt form centrally set with a brilliant cut diamond within a surround of four cushion cut rubies and twelve further diamonds within a border of fourteen petal shaped motifs each set three graduated diamonds, central stone approximately 0.5 carats, w. of setting 2.4 cm, ring size M, 9.6 gms

Sold for £2,200

William Watson (fl.1866-1872),
British Longhorn and their young,
signed and dated 1878,
oil on canvas,
29.5 x 44 cm

Sold for £850

A 19th century Tyrolese violin, c. 1830-1840, with a two-part back, carved scroll and rosewood pegs, contained in a later case with two associated bows

Sold for £1,500

Beatles Ephemera: a United Artists UK quad film poster for 'A Hard Day's Night', Stafford & Co. Ltd, 76 x 100 cm

Sold for £800

A 20th century bronze figural fountain modelled as a carp on a naturalistic base, h. 120 cm

Sold for £2000

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A late 18th century fully jointed carved wooden doll, the head with fixed blue glass eyes and painted features above a fully jointed body, wearing early 19th century clothing, l. 76 cm
*with correspondence from The London Museum relating to the donation of the doll to the museum dated 13th June, 1950

Sold for £2,900

An 18ct yellow gold cased ladies wristwatch by Baume & Mercier, the circular dial with diamond hour markers within a diamond and ruby set bezel on an articulated bracelet strap, overall 41.1 gms, cased

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A Victorian five pound coin, old head, dated 1893

Sold for £2,000

A 18ct yellow gold cased half hunter pocket watch by Benson, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, two subsidiary dials and a repeater within a plain case engraved with initials and decorated with blue enamel numerals, overall 165.3 gms, dial measures d. 4.3 cm, case numbered 36702

Sold for £2,300

Andy Goldsworthy OBE (b.1956),'Bracken stalks brought to a dome leaving a hold, raining, Borrowdale, Cumbria',colour photograph, 74 x 74 cm *Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot**The Auctioneers understand that this piece would originally have been sold with a second framed work including the authenticity, which is not now present CONDITION REPORT:
See pics No signature Frame 110x110cm Looks to have been cut out

Sold for £1700

Nam June Paik (American/Korean 1932-2006),'Evolution/Revolution/Resolution',signed in pencil and numbered 12/64the complete set of eight colour lithographs with aluminium plate etching,printed by Mark Patsfall Graphics, Ohio, Colophon, published by Carl Solway Gallery,70 x 52 cm each (8) CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a large business following an office relocation. Each framed and glazedAll of the prints have rough edges All No. 12/64 and singed in pencilCondition appears ok No original portfolio

Sold for £9000

Len Tabner (b.1946),'Stripping out drill pipes...'signed in pencil and dated 'Jan 28th 88 Monday 2.00 am',mixed media,50 x 70 cm,together with another of a similar theme (2)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Framed and glazedSlight damage to frame

Sold for £2000

Naoya Hatakeyama (b.1958),'Lime Hills',signed,a set of ten colour photographs on paper,45.5 x 42.4 cm each (10) CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a major business following an office relocation. Each framed and glazed, one with the glazing damaged. Signatures rubbed.

Sold for £1700

A 1960's 'Diplomat' sofa/couch by Howard Keith Furniture

Sold for £1100

A G-Plan teak and crossbanded circular extending dining table, d. 121 cm, together with a set of six matching teak and brown vinyl chairs with circular seats CONDITION REPORT: Minor wear, overall good

Sold for £480

A mid-20th century tin plate pedal car

Sold for £500

A yellow metal ladies cocktail wristwatch by Carter, the circular silvered dial with gold coloured baton numerals on an articulated bark design strap, case marked 18kt

Sold for £1,080

A Victorian two pound coin, old head, dated 1893

Sold for £1,400

An 18ct white gold ring of prunt form centrally set with a brilliant cut diamond within a surround of four cushion cut rubies and twelve further diamonds within a border of fourteen petal shaped motifs each set three graduated diamonds, central stone approximately 0.5 carats, w. of setting 2.4 cm, ring size M, 9.6 gms

Sold for £2,200

Attributed to Michael Kidner RA (1917-2009),geometric shapes, unsigned, oil on paper,51 x 37 cm, together with two others by the same hand (3)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Various pinholes to the top of the pictures Framed and glazed Small tear to the side of one picture

Sold for £1600

Garry Fabian Miller (b.1957),'First Sun', 'Star', 'Angel' and 'Red',signed verso and dated 1992,cibachrome, oil and light projection images, 29 x 28 cm (4 *Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a large business following an office relocation. Each framed and glazed.One picture has slipped in the frame

Sold for £2200

David Batchelor (b.1955),'1st Leaf No. 1-4', '2nd Leaf No. 1-4', '3rd Leaf No. 1,2,4'watercolour over pencil,unsigned with titles in pen verso,57 x 57 cm each (11)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Consigned by a major business due to an office relocation.Third leaf No.3 missing

Sold for £1500

Michael Kidner RA (1917-2009),'Raindrops I' and 'Raindrops II',signed in pencil and dated 1958,oil on paper,50 x 37 cm each (2)*Please Note: Artist Resale Rights may apply to this lot CONDITION REPORT: Consigned from a major business following an office relocation. F/G.Both pictures have pin holes to the topTear to the top right corner of Raindrop IFramed and glazed

Sold for £1600

Henry Walter Klein (H.W.Klein) for Bramin Mobler, a 1960's adjustable chaise longue, the teak frame upholstered in Kvadrat Tonica 411 wool CONDITION REPORT: Condition appears good, few minor scratches

Sold for £1000

Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller, a set of six model 75 chairs with teak frames and papercord seats, together with an H.W. Klein extending dining table with a single leaf, max. l. 170 cm CONDITION REPORT: One chair with a nick out of the backOne back has a long scratch that goes down to the timber and shows bare unfinished woodVarious other minor light scratches Sperate leaf can be removed D. 120

Sold for £1400