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Friday 06 January 2017

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

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

FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED

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A late 19th century French mantle clock, the face with Roman numerals, in the form of a sphere supported by a pair of putti on a gilt metal base of architectural form decorated with swags, h. 39 cm

Sold for £750

A George III silver mug of traditional bell shaped form having a leaf capped c-scroll handle, Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan, London 1796, together with two further George III mugs of similar design, overall 30 ozs

Sold for £1100

An early 20th century Chinese silk embroidery depicting a peacock amongst a naturalistic landscape, 39 x 31 cm, together with seven similar embroideries and a painting on silk depicting three exotic birds on a blossoming branch (9)

Sold for £1400

Continental School, 17th century,
A half length portrait depicting a Tudor
female wearing French clothing and holding
a lidded container,
unsigned, 47 x 33 cm
oil on oak panel and housed within a 19th century Venetian carved giltwood frame

Sold for £9500

A Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Atmos' clock, the cream dial with Roman numerals and a visable escapement within a gilt metal five glass case, h. 22.8 cm, together with the box and documentation

Sold for £1100

A gentleman's stainless steel cased 'Sea-Dweller' chronometer automatic wristwatch by Rolex, the black dial with date aperture within a rotating bezel on a bracelet strap, with box and papers, Model No: 16600, Serial No: 0394717,
Year Manufactured: 2005

Sold for £3900

A mid 19th century Swiss music box, by Lecoultre & Falconnet as marked twice to comb, with brass engraved plaque to inside naming overtures by Bellini, Auber and two by Rossini, retailed by Grohe, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square London, No. 781, the sidfe panel having three pegs with options Same/Change,Stop/Play, and Release/ Extra Stop 60x24x16.5cm

Sold for £31500

A Leica M4 DBP camera body serial No. 1180 476, together with three Leitz lenses (Elmar 1:2.8/50, Elmar 1:35/65, and Elmarit 1:2.8/90) in a black case, together with a boxed Leica Beoon, and a boxed Leitz 16556 and a loose Visoflex (qty)

Sold for £2200

Dr Christopher Dresser for Linthorpe Pottery, a vase of tubular moon flask form with a central pierced foliate roundel, impressed facsimile signature incised CP stamped 42, h. 22 cm

Sold for £800

A rare early 19th century Black Forest automata and organ longcase clock, the walnut and parcel gilt hood surmounted by a royal blue armorial crest over a neo-classical oil depicting the rescue of a storm-stranded maiden and enclosing the fusee movement and cylinder which operates the bellows to play eight songs, the pair of chirping and turning yellow birds with opening beaks back-set by an oil depicting a Mediterranean villa, the enamelled clock face with Roman numerals, within an associated mahogany case, h. 228 cm, w. 70 cm, d. 45 cm

Sold for £4800

A George II silver covered tankard of tapered cylindrical form, having a scroll work thumb piece and leaf capped handle above a ribbed body, maker (?)IB, London 1759, h. 17.5 cm,
31 ozs

Sold for £740

A Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War bone figural group modelled as a guillotine execution with staircase, within a display cabinet, 37 x 20 cm, together with a similar boat

Sold for £950

A Chinese stoneware blue and white vase of baluster form, allover decorated with dragons, h. 48 cm

Sold for £1100

A British Mutoscope & Biograph Company of London clockwork operated Kinora viewer, model B25, the cast metal body with two viewing lenses on an ornate base containing the clockwork mechanism, together with eleven films

Sold for £2300

A set of eight George III and later mahogany and upholstered dining chairs, including two carvers, with swag decorated back rails on square straight legs joined by stretchers

Sold for £1050

A Chinese celadon crackle glaze dish of oval form on four feet, gilt script to base, w. 21.5 cm

Sold for £1700

A yellow metal ring set centrally with two old cut diamonds and two pear shaped rubies within rubover settings on a reeded mount, ring size P, 3.2 gms

Sold for £1700

A 19th century Baker rifle style eighteen bore flintlock carbine rife, with brass fittings, brass tipped metal ram rod, folding leaf rearsight, raised cheek piece and checkered grip, with bayonet clip, barrel length 79cm

Sold for £1500

A Chinese figure modelled as a seated Buddha decorated in yellow and blue enamels, on a hardwood base, h. 23.5 cm

Sold for £800

18th Century School,
a study of French ships in a stormy sea off of a pier,
oil on canvas,
42.5 x 66.5 cm, framed

Sold for £800

Recent Highlights in Bedford Auction Centre

A late 19th century French mantle clock, the face with Roman numerals, in the form of a sphere supported by a pair of putti on a gilt metal base of architectural form decorated with swags, h. 39 cm

Sold for £750

A George III silver mug of traditional bell shaped form having a leaf capped c-scroll handle, Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan, London 1796, together with two further George III mugs of similar design, overall 30 ozs

Sold for £1100

An early 20th century Chinese silk embroidery depicting a peacock amongst a naturalistic landscape, 39 x 31 cm, together with seven similar embroideries and a painting on silk depicting three exotic birds on a blossoming branch (9)

Sold for £1400

Continental School, 17th century,
A half length portrait depicting a Tudor
female wearing French clothing and holding
a lidded container,
unsigned, 47 x 33 cm
oil on oak panel and housed within a 19th century Venetian carved giltwood frame

Sold for £9500

A Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Atmos' clock, the cream dial with Roman numerals and a visable escapement within a gilt metal five glass case, h. 22.8 cm, together with the box and documentation

Sold for £1100

An Indian yellow metal necklace set bone, turquoise, pearl and synthetic polished gemstones within leaf and teardrop shaped settings suspended on a facet cut chain, overall 39.5 gms

Sold for £800

A Regency-type mahogany 'Johnson' extending table, the circular surface with five leaves fitting around exterior on four turned supports joined by a circular stretcher on splayed feet, max. d. 182.5 cm, with a fitted box holding the leaves

Sold for £1200

A late 19th century continental yellow metal and enamel decorated novelty pocket watch in the form of a stringed instrument, the white enamelled dial with black Roman numerals having a fusee movement with verge escapement

Sold for £2000

An early 18th century-style two seater sofa, the upholstered seat and back supported by satin walnut arms and cabriole feet

Sold for £480

A Liberty & Co. mantle clock, the Tudric pewter hammered case of domed form with bun feet, the copper and enamelled face with Roman numerals, stamped marks to base and numbered '01346', h. 16 cm

Sold for £650

A George II silver covered tankard of tapered cylindrical form, having a scroll work thumb piece and leaf capped handle above a ribbed body, maker (?)IB, London 1759, h. 17.5 cm,
31 ozs

Sold for £740

A Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War bone figural group modelled as a guillotine execution with staircase, within a display cabinet, 37 x 20 cm, together with a similar boat

Sold for £950

A Chinese stoneware blue and white vase of baluster form, allover decorated with dragons, h. 48 cm

Sold for £1100

A British Mutoscope & Biograph Company of London clockwork operated Kinora viewer, model B25, the cast metal body with two viewing lenses on an ornate base containing the clockwork mechanism, together with eleven films

Sold for £2300

A set of eight George III and later mahogany and upholstered dining chairs, including two carvers, with swag decorated back rails on square straight legs joined by stretchers

Sold for £1050

A Chinese celadon crackle glaze dish of oval form on four feet, gilt script to base, w. 21.5 cm

Sold for £1700

A gold 20 dollar coin dated 1908, 33.4 gms

Sold for £870

McCarthy J. H.: A collection of the writer's hand-written diaries, in various formats, for each year from 1886 - 1935. (Individual Diaries for the years 1878, 1880, 1882, 1890, 1894, 1895, & 1933 are not present). Entries include references to accounts of excursions abroad, visits to Galleries, dictation of his work, practise with an air pistol, books bought and read, Theatre outings, visits to a wide range of UK locations, visits to Publishers including Chatto & Kegan Paul, House of Commons, Meetings of the Dramatists' Club, meetings with various celebrities including - Walter Crane, George Meredith, Jerome and Pinero, monetary matters and a wide range of other activities. Some of the entries are very brief, others more extensive. Overall, a wide ranging biographical, literary and historical archive of potential interest to a range of research specialists in a number of fields. Together with a small collection of other miscellaneous note books.

Sold for £1600

An early 19th century silver and parcel gilt mounted turtle`s carapasse for use as a table snuff, Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1827,
l. 10.5 cm

Sold for £2500

An 18th century-style walnut bijouterie cabinet, the glazed surface on four cabriole legs joined by a cross stretcher on ball and claw feet,
w. 76 cm

Sold for £500

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2 bottles of Chateau Haut Brion 1994 Cru Classe Des Graves Pessac Leognan

Sold for £340

A bottle of The MACALLAN over 25 years old Anniversary Malt Single Highland Scotch Whisky with own wooden box, Distilled 1972 Bottled 1998 43% 70cl

Sold for £1800

A gentleman's stainless steel cased 'Sea-Dweller' chronometer automatic wristwatch by Rolex, the black dial with date aperture within a rotating bezel on a bracelet strap, with box and papers, Model No: 16600, Serial No: 0394717,
Year Manufactured: 2005

Sold for £3900

An Indian yellow metal necklace set bone, turquoise, pearl and synthetic polished gemstones within leaf and teardrop shaped settings suspended on a facet cut chain, overall 39.5 gms

Sold for £800

McCarthy J. H.: A collection of the writer's hand-written diaries, in various formats, for each year from 1886 - 1935. (Individual Diaries for the years 1878, 1880, 1882, 1890, 1894, 1895, & 1933 are not present). Entries include references to accounts of excursions abroad, visits to Galleries, dictation of his work, practise with an air pistol, books bought and read, Theatre outings, visits to a wide range of UK locations, visits to Publishers including Chatto & Kegan Paul, House of Commons, Meetings of the Dramatists' Club, meetings with various celebrities including - Walter Crane, George Meredith, Jerome and Pinero, monetary matters and a wide range of other activities. Some of the entries are very brief, others more extensive. Overall, a wide ranging biographical, literary and historical archive of potential interest to a range of research specialists in a number of fields. Together with a small collection of other miscellaneous note books.

Sold for £1600

A 1970's Danish dining suite by Erik Buch including a teak extending dining table, the two leaves resting on runners either end of the centre on tapering legs, max. l. 194 cm, together with a set of six Danish teak and black vinyl dining chairs

Sold for £550

John and Sylvia Reid for Stag, an 'S Range' teak sideboard, the two doors beside four drawers on V-form legs, l. 137 cm

Sold for £950

Peter Hvidt for France and Son, a teak two tier corner table, the top section cut-away to reveal the wickerwork below, on circular tapering legs, w. 78 cm

Sold for £420

A 1970's Danish tan leather three seater sofa on square straight feet in the manner of Borge Mogensen

Sold for £340

A 1960's rosewood and crossbanded extending dining table with two fitted bi-fold leaves on two supports with T-shape feet, max. l. 210 cm

Sold for £600

Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Kay Nielsen, Hodder, [1925]. Large qto., original gilt decorated/illustrated cream cloth, teg. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with titled tissue guards, black and white illustrations, decorative historiated initials, decorated endpapers, Limited edition 241/600, signed by Kay Nielsen.

Sold for £1700

A Magnum of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1987 Pauillac 12% 150cl (ullage into neck)

Sold for £480

A 19th century elm seated child's Windsor armchair, h. 66 cm

Sold for £410

A yellow metal ring set centrally with two old cut diamonds and two pear shaped rubies within rubover settings on a reeded mount, ring size P, 3.2 gms

Sold for £1700

A gold 20 dollar coin dated 1908, 33.4 gms

Sold for £870

Tracey Emin R.A. (b.1963),'Grand Hotel I' and 'Grand Hotel II',signed in pencil and dated 2016,polymer gravure print,44 x 54 cm each CONDITION REPORT: Unframed, see images. Grand Hotel I 2/100. Grand Hotel II 3/100.

Sold for £750

Dieter Rams for Braun, an SK4 'Snow White's Coffin' record player with detached speaker

Sold for £340

Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, a pair of 'George' armchairs in blue with chromed tubular frames

Sold for £440

Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Mobler, a pair of 1960's Swedish cherrywood and upholstered armchairs

Sold for £420

Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, a pair of 'Calder' low square coffee tables, the high gloss surfaces in a zebrano wood finish on aluminium frames, w. 60 cm

Sold for £600