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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

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William Lionel Wylie (1851-1931),
'Report Me All Well',
signed and inscribed,
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Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone (1864-1939), a pair of Arts & Crafts brass candlesticks of squat form, stamped '19 Rathbone 02 107T', h. 12.5 cm each

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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

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Continental School, 17th century,
A half length portrait depicting a Tudor
female wearing French clothing and holding
a lidded container,
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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

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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,
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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

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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)

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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,
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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

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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

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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

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

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A gold 20 dollar coin dated 1908, 33.4 gms

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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.

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An early 19th century silver and parcel gilt mounted turtle`s carapasse for use as a table snuff, Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1827,
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William Lionel Wylie (1851-1931),
'Report Me All Well',
signed and inscribed,
watercolour,
27 x 42 cm

Sold for £820

Richard Llewellyn Benson Rathbone (1864-1939), a pair of Arts & Crafts brass candlesticks of squat form, stamped '19 Rathbone 02 107T', h. 12.5 cm each

Sold for £1400

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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