Vintage Button Collection

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Friday 01 February 2019

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

Viewing

Friday 25th January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 26th January – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 31st January – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Februarys sale includes an interesting collection of buttons gathered by one client over a period of fifty years including early 20th century silver examples, a set of rare Siamese currency ‘bullets’, gilt metal Naval buttons and many more269

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our monthly sales  please contact Lindsay Vintiner or Matthew Baker on
01234 266366 or antiques@peacockauction.co.uk
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.

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Recent Highlights in Antique & Collectable Auctions

A. Wilkinson: a needlwork depicting plumed birds of paradise and tropical birds, 62 x 49 cm
*This needlework is sold with a letter written by the artist, aged 82 in 1960. He describes how he never would have believed he could have completed this piece, recounting how he received the 'last sacrament' during the Boer War and was reported dead by the War Office in 1901, later spending time in nine hospitals.

Sold for £750

After Francis Stamper, London: a 19th century brass lantern clock with an anchor escapement, the movement striking on a bell, the dial with Roman numerals, on a later oak bracket,
h. 90 cm overall

Sold for £950

18th Century School,
A half-length portrait believed to be George III when Prince of Wales,
unsigned,
oil on canvas,
laid to board,
74 x 61 cm

Sold for £1,200

A late Georgian mahogany dining table, reducing to a side table, with a concertina folding base and two additional leaves, in the manner of Robert Wright of Bond Street, Hull, 64 cm to 324 cm

Sold for £1,000

A late 17th / early 18th walnut chest on stand, the secret cushion front drawer over two short and three long drawers on the stand with one drawer above shaped apron, turned legs, feet and curved stretchers, h. 167 cm, w. 113 cm, d. 63 cm

Sold for £700

A pair of 19th century oak occasional tables, the rectangular galleried tops over a turned column and a triform platform base with squat bun feet, h. 58 cm, w. 47 cm, d. 27 cm

Sold for £1,600

An early 20th century walnut and burr walnut bedroom suite by S. Hille and Co. 140 Old Street EC1, comprising of a ladies wardrobe (h. 186 cm, w. 108 cm, d. 62 cm) , gentleman's wardrobe (h. 151 cm, w. 108 cm, d. 54 cm), dressing table with stool ( h. 134 cm, w. 132 cm, d. 58 cm), two bedroom chairs (h. 86 cm, w. 47 cm, d. 46 cm) and double bed the headboard with two bedside cabinets (h. 133 cm, w. 232 cm)

Sold for £3,400

Sherree Valentine-Daines (b.1959),
Cafe a Midi,
signed,
oil on canvas,
34 x 29 cm

Sold for £5,200

A Meissen figural group modelled as a family at rest on a rococo base, h. 10 cm, together with four further Continental figural groups (5)

Sold for £550

A pair of Cantonese bottle vases typically decorated in coloured enamels with traditional court scenes within foliate fields, h. 34.5 cm

Sold for £650

A 19th century French repeater carriage clock, the movement stamped Paris and striking on a gong, marked 8289, the enamelled face with Roman and Arabic numerals, within a brass and five-glass case, h. 20 cm, in a fitted leather case

Sold for £500

A late 19th/early 20th century German violin with a two-part back, bearing a paper Stradiuarius label, together with a German ebony, metalwares and mother-of-pearl mounted bow, in a similar case

Sold for £840

Pieter Christian Dommersen
(Dutch, fl. 1865-1913),
Fishermen on a calm coastline,
signed and dated 1902,
oil on board,
29.5 x 39 cm

Sold for £1,000

A Chinese Export metalware three piece bachelor's tea service typically relief decorated with blossoming branches, dragons and traditional scenes, Wing Nam & Co.

Sold for £1,500

A late 19th century brass precision theodolite by Carl Bamberg, Friedenau, No. 6478, on an ebonised tripod stand

Sold for £1,100

A 19th century French ebonised and gilt brass mounted Boulle credenza, the top over side ogee glazed doors flanking central cupboard door on plinth base, h. 107 cm, w. 169 cm,
d. 45 cm

Sold for £1,500

A 19th century mahogany partners desk by M. Willson of 68 Great Queen Street, having an olive green tooled leather insert to top over a row of three drawers, the knee hole flanked by cupboard and three drawers all mirrored to the other side on plinth base, h. 78 cm, w. 167 cm, d. 107 cm

Sold for £1,800

A large 9ct gold mounted micro-mosaic brooch depicting a cherub riding a chariot. w. 6.5 cm.

Sold for £3,400

A Harley Aircraft Landing Light, Model No. F, No. 7599, with a copper and aluminum casing, on an adjustable tripod base

Sold for £460

Original watercolours by an accomplished hand depicting a variety of European National Costumes with manuscript titles in French. Contained within a landscape qto qtr binding, gilt with marbled boards. Unattributed.

Sold for £600

Recent Highlights in Bedford Auction Centre

A. Wilkinson: a needlwork depicting plumed birds of paradise and tropical birds, 62 x 49 cm
*This needlework is sold with a letter written by the artist, aged 82 in 1960. He describes how he never would have believed he could have completed this piece, recounting how he received the 'last sacrament' during the Boer War and was reported dead by the War Office in 1901, later spending time in nine hospitals.

Sold for £750

After Francis Stamper, London: a 19th century brass lantern clock with an anchor escapement, the movement striking on a bell, the dial with Roman numerals, on a later oak bracket,
h. 90 cm overall

Sold for £950

18th Century School,
A half-length portrait believed to be George III when Prince of Wales,
unsigned,
oil on canvas,
laid to board,
74 x 61 cm

Sold for £1,200

A late Georgian mahogany dining table, reducing to a side table, with a concertina folding base and two additional leaves, in the manner of Robert Wright of Bond Street, Hull, 64 cm to 324 cm

Sold for £1,000

A Harley Aircraft Landing Light, Model No. F, No. 7599, with a copper and aluminum casing, on an adjustable tripod base

Sold for £460

Original watercolours by an accomplished hand depicting a variety of European National Costumes with manuscript titles in French. Contained within a landscape qto qtr binding, gilt with marbled boards. Unattributed.

Sold for £600

A George I and later walnut, crossbanded and feather banded bureau, the fall-front enclosing a fitted interior over two short and two long graduated drawers, on bracket feet, bearing a later ivorine label for Spillman & Co., w. 97 cm

Sold for £800

Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988),
a Paris street scene,
oil on canvas,
49 x 59 cm

Sold for £2,500

19th Century School,
a 17th century gentleman in a ruff,
unsigned,
oil on copper,
25 x 19 cm oval, together with another of a lady in a ruff (2)

Sold for £1,200

A Lalique 'Bacchantes' pattern vase relief decorated with female nudes, etched signature 'Lalique, France' and numbered 'F851', h. 24.5 cm

Sold for £1,700

A 19th century French repeater carriage clock, the movement stamped Paris and striking on a gong, marked 8289, the enamelled face with Roman and Arabic numerals, within a brass and five-glass case, h. 20 cm, in a fitted leather case

Sold for £500

A late 19th/early 20th century German violin with a two-part back, bearing a paper Stradiuarius label, together with a German ebony, metalwares and mother-of-pearl mounted bow, in a similar case

Sold for £840

Pieter Christian Dommersen
(Dutch, fl. 1865-1913),
Fishermen on a calm coastline,
signed and dated 1902,
oil on board,
29.5 x 39 cm

Sold for £1,000

A Chinese Export metalware three piece bachelor's tea service typically relief decorated with blossoming branches, dragons and traditional scenes, Wing Nam & Co.

Sold for £1,500

A late 19th century brass precision theodolite by Carl Bamberg, Friedenau, No. 6478, on an ebonised tripod stand

Sold for £1,100

A Meissen figural group modelled as a family at rest on a rococo base, h. 10 cm, together with four further Continental figural groups (5)

Sold for £550

A pair of Cantonese bottle vases typically decorated in coloured enamels with traditional court scenes within foliate fields, h. 34.5 cm

Sold for £650

After Laurence Stephen Lowry R. A.
(1887-1976),
'The Contraption',
signed in pencil, with the blind
stamp, from an edition of 750,
colour reproduction,
35 x 31 cm, together with the
accompanying preliminary
studies print of the sketch
published by Adam Collection Ltd.
(2) *Artist's Resale Rights may
apply to the hammer price

Sold for £1,500

Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988),
a Paris street scene,
oil on canvas,
31 x 44 cm

Sold for £2,700

A Matthew Norman VIP Collection repeater carriage clock, the Swiss movement striking on a gong, the dial with gilt metal spandrels, Arabic numerals, moon phase and three subsidiary dials, within a silvered five-glass case, together with a leather travel case, outer box of book form and guarantee

Sold for £1,200