A French silver racing trophy, after Rao
A 20th century bespoke oak boardroom/din
A brass binnacle cased ships compass, ci
A craftsman made oak low back sedile cha
A brass binnacle cased ships compass, be
A Dents of London, improved liquid boat
A pair of contemporary wing back easy ch
Colin Andrews  A set of four studio ston
A Lock & Co. Hatters, St James St., Lond
A pair of North African open armchairs,
A bronze ships bell engraved, HMS Felix,
A Canberra bomber ejection seat (the Can
A large continental silver owl cigarette
A mid to late 20th century Kelvin Hughes
An 18th century Chinese God of War, depi
A Korean elm apothecary cabinet, late Ch
A 20th century four piece Jazz band, pol
A Moorcroft squat vase, having blue mott
An upholstered stool in antler print fab
An early 21st century glazed ceramic cow
A Victorian silver plated fox mask and b
A Queen Anne design wing back easy chair
A late 20th century carved and painted w
A Cadman wall mirror, having two-door pl
A late 20th century large Moorcroft balu
Andrew Sinclair  A composition model of
Captain Hook a large composition figure
Nick Mackman  A late 20th century glazed
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THE FELIX DENNIS COLLECTION - DAY 1 - Lots 1 to 784

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Took place on Tuesday 29th of September 2015

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Lot
Sold Price
Description
1
£280
A white metal and stag horn magnifying glass, the horn handle with white metal terminal mounted with cast gundog retrieving a duck, 23cm long
2
£200
A Victorian silver gilt ivory mounted page turner, Henry Atkin, Sheffield 1885, with carved Japanese ivory handle depicting a bird feeding its offspring, 38cm long
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3
£440
A George III silver teapot and stand, Robert Hennell I, London 1790, the teapot of shaped hexagonal form with fluted corners and bright cut engraved swag borders, with turned wood handle and finial, engraved monogram ‘MB’ to the body, with matched stand raised on four bracket feet, teapot 16cm high, stand 17.5cm wide, total weight 19.9oz (2)
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4
£240
A pair of silver mounted wine coasters, possibly Nathan Bloom & Son, London 1941, each of plain polished circular form with gadrooned rim and mounted to turned wood base, 15cm diameter, 6.5cm high (2)
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5
£80
A set of six silver plated napkin rings, blazing sun design
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6
£1250
An Edwardian silver mounted glass claret jug, Mappin & Webb, London 1904, designed as a wrythen moulded glass jug with spreading star cut base, silver scroll handle and embossed mask and scrolling vine decoration, with Bacchus mask spout, the domed hinged cover with cast lion and shield finial, engraved ‘Sir Alfred McInnes K.C.M.G. from Sir Edward Lawrence’, 28cm high
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7
£600
A two handled silver tray, Roberts & Belk, Sheffield 1988, of oval form with pie crust rim and two loop handles, 53cm wide, weight 61.2oz
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8
£1700
A Tiffany & Co George I style five piece silver tea and coffee service, London 1969, comprising: a circular baluster teapot with turned wood handle and finial, 19cm high, a tapered coffee pot with turned wood handle and hinged silver finial, 24.5cm high, a tapered hot water jug, with turned wood handle and hinged silver finial, 25cm high, a two handled sugar bowl with cover, 10.5cm high and a baluster sparrow beak cream jug, 11cm high, all raised on spreading circular feet, total weight 107oz (5)
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9
£220
A George III silver wine funnel, William Plummer, London 1774, of typical form with gadrooned rim, 12cm long, weight 3.3oz
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10
£10000
An early Victorian silver mounted amethyst glass claret jug, Charles Reily and George Storer, London 1839, the baluster amethyst glass jug encased in pierced vine, grape and leaf silver body, with entwined silver vine handle, the hinged cover with fruiting grape finial, all raised on spreading circular foot with conforming decoration and engraved crest, 30.5cm high illustrated
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11
£360
A three branch silver candelabrum, Alexander Smith, Birmingham 1963, designed as a fluted Corinthian column stem supporting central knopped column mounted with Corinthian capital sconce, issuing two scrolling reeded branches each supporting a further matching sconce, removable nozzles and drip trays with beaded rims, all raised on squared stepped base, 41cm high, 38cm wide, weight 33.5oz
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12
£220
A silver wine funnel, Hugh Johnson, Birmingham 1992, of typical plain polished form with gadrooned rim, 14.5cm long, weight 7.3oz
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13
£160
A silver wine funnel, Hugh Johnson, Birmingham 1994, of typical plain polished form with reeded rim, 13cm long, weight 3.2oz
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14
£600
A collection of circular silver mounted cork drink, table and serving mats, JAG, London 1995 & 1996, comprising; fifty-four drink mats, 10.5cm diameter, seventeen table mats, 22cm diameter and eight serving mats, 31cm diameter, engraved either ‘The Old Manor 1995’, ‘The Old Manor 1996’ or ‘D.J.S. 1996’, all with green felt reverse, silver stamped ‘Pragnell Stratford-Upon-Avon’, together with one white metal mounted matching drinks mat, not stamped (80)
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15
£3000
A comprehensive cased canteen of Old English and rat tail pattern silver cutlery, S & Co Ltd, London 1935, comprising; twelve three prong table forks, twelve teaspoons, twelve three prong dessert forks, twelve dessert spoons, a sauce ladle, twelve soup spoons, twelve tablespoons and a soup ladle, together with twelve silver handled pistol grip side knives and twelve silver handled pistol grip table knives, makers mark ‘WA’ and a set of silver fish knives and forks, Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1902, 1903, 1909, all presented within a fitted oak three drawer Wellington canteen, with two brass swing handles, canteen measures 52cm wide, 42cm deep, 28cm high, canteen stamped ‘Mackay & Chisholm Edinburgh’, total weighable silver 174.5oz
16
£67000
The Ascot Cup An impressive Garrards silver trophy, designed by Harrison Weir for Robert Garrard, London 1864, naturalistically modelled as Joan of Arc in armour mounted on horseback, holding aloft a banner on removable pole, engraved Iesus Maria surrounded by fleur-de-lys motifs, the horse modelled in rearing pose, raised on oval textured terrain with grass tufts, upon ebonised plinth, base stamped ‘R & S Garrard Panton Street London’, 94cm high, 72cm wide Note: This trophy was mentionedin ‘The Illustrated London News Supplement June 24, 1864’; ‘The Ascot Gold Cup, value £300, given from the Ascot Race fund, in addition to a subscription of £20 each, was won on the Thursday by Mr W. S. Cartwright’s four-year-old horse Ely, whose pedigree and exploits we have recorded in another page. This piece of plate though styled as a cup, is neither more nor less than an equestrian statuette of Joan of Arc, designed by Mr Harrison Weir, modelled by Mr W. F. Spencer and manufactured by Messrs R and S Garrard, goldsmiths of the Haymarket. The truth, grace and spirit of its design and the beauty of its workmanship are apparent at a glance.’ illustrated
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17
£450
A silver salver, Roberts & Belk, Sheffield 1987, of shaped circular form with pie crust rim and raised on four hoof feet, 37cm diameter, weight 40oz
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18
£3800
A cased canteen of Kings pattern silver cutlery, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, 1973-1981, comprising; twelve dessert spoons, twelve soup spoons, twelve teaspoons, six serving spoons, two sauce ladles, twelve dessert forks, twelve table forks, twelve silver handled side knives, twelve silver handled table knives, a silver handled cheese knife, two pairs of silver handled carving knives and forks, a silver handled steel, twelve silver fish knives, twelve silver fish forks and a pair of silver fish servers, together with a matched set of eleven silver Kings pattern coffee spoons, Roberts & Belk, Sheffield 1992, all presented within fitted two drawer oak canteen, total weighable silver 146.5oz
19
£5000
A large continental silver owl cigarette holder, Berthold Muller, import mark for London 1927, naturalistically modelled as an owl with glass set eyes, the head with hinged opening to reveal interior compartment, 28cm high, weight 45.2oz (Provenance- purchased 30th March 1983 from N. Bloom & Son) illustrated
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20
£40
A silver mounted candle snuffer, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1989, with turned wood handle and flambeau finial to the cone, 31cm long
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21
£220
A cast owl silver mounted magnifying glass, George Tarratt Ltd, Sheffield 1996, the owl naturalistically modelled with spread wings and set with black glass cabochon eyes, all mounted to plain polished handle, 20cm long Note: The owl is a past logo of Noctus Press
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22
£500
A silver nugget cast from the gripped hand of Felix Dennis, import mark Birmingham 1999, 7cm wide, weight 22.9oz, within original box, Eternal Hand in Motion- Death slowly obliterates memory, a person’s physical presence, briefly recalled without a photo or memory. Hands touch, feel and create gestures. Reach out and place a hand within Felix’s grasp. A reminder of man and wealth- the touch of hand cast in silver, producing a fragrance of ambergris
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23
£800
A George III silver cruet, John Wakelin and William Taylor, London 1780, the oval cruet stand with two Adam style reeded loop handles and engraved crest to the centre, housing four cut glass condiment bottles, each with silver mounts and elongated reeded handles, all supported by oval ribbon and reed foot, 28cm wide, 12.5cm high, total weighable silver 22.8oz
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24
£300
A silver mounted cigarette dispenser, John Grinsell & Sons, Birmingham 1923, of rectangular form with central dispensing compartment, flanked to one side by a match dispenser, striker and two square ash trays, the centre with engraved Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment badge, 16.5cm wide, 7.5cm high
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25
£1100
A Spanish silver articulated lobster, naturalistically modelled with articulated tail, legs and pincers, stamped to the underside of the tail, 24.5cm long, weight 4oz Provenance: Lot 631 The Ken Paul Collection, Sotheby’s 15th March 2002
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26
£500
A cased Victorian seven piece silver condiment set, Walker & Hall, Birmingham 1897 & 1899, each piece of circular or oval form with pierced scroll and foliate decoration and gadrooned rims, comprising; two pepperettes, four salts and a mustard, eachwith ruby glass liner, together with four salt spoons and a mustard spoon, all presented within original fitted box, total weighable silver 13.5oz
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27
N/S
A set of twelve silver mounted mother of pearl shell oyster/hors d’oeuvres dishes, Sheffield 1997 & 1998, each designed as a half mother of pearl shell, mounted with cast fish and raised on trefoil bracket paw feet, six examples engraved to the reverse ‘The Old Manor 1997’, six examples engraved ‘The Old Manor 1998’, 19cm wide – 20cm wide, together with a set of twenty-two mother of pearl spoons and forks, comprising; twelve spoons and ten forks
28
£500
A Tiffany & Co sterling silver tray, of plain polished circular form, stamped to the reverse ‘Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver 21254 925’, 38cm diameter, weight 45oz
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29
£130
A silver sugar bowl and cream jug, S.W. Smith & Co, Birmingham 1918, each piece of squat circular from with reeded band to the waist, two handled sugar bowl measures 7cm high, cream jug measures 6cm high, each raised on circular collet foot, together with a silver tea strainer and stand, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1989, with turned wood handle, 18cm long, total weight 13.6oz (3)
30
£62000
A French silver racing trophy, after Raoul Verlet ‘La douleur d’Orphee’, inscribed ‘F. Barbedienne Fondeur’, presented for Courses de Maisons Laffitte Prix Lagrange 1897, naturalistically modelled as Orpheus, standing on textured terrain effect base with three headed beast and lyre instrument, all placed on marble canted plinth with silver plaque engraved ‘Courses de Maisons Laffitte Prix Lagrange 1897’, 107cm high Note: The plaster model of La douleur d’Orphee was first exhibited at the Salon of 1887 illustrated
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31
£1700
A matched four piece silver tea service, Walker & Hall, Sheffield 1925, 1933 and 1934 and James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1921, each piece of circular form with reeded bands to the body and cast scroll and gadrooned rims, comprising; a teapot, with turned wood handle and finial, 17cm high, a coffee pot, with turned wood handle and finial, 21.5cm high, a two handled sugar bowl and cover, 12.5cm high and a cream jug, 10cm high, all raised on circular feet with gadrooned decoration, together with a large two handled silver tray, makers marks rubbed, Sheffield 1930, of rectangular form with cast gadrooned border with foliate corners and two decorative loop handles, 74cm wide, total weight 223oz (5) illustrated
32
£5000
A pair of George II style four branch silver candelabra, Thomas Bradbury & Sons, London 1930, each designed as a knopped baluster octagonal stem supporting four plain polished lobed branches and central sconce, each with urn shaped sconce and removable nozzle with circular drip tray, all raised on stepped square canted base, 58cm high, branches 47cm wide, (loaded) total weighable silver 150oz illustrated
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33
N/S
A George III silver mounted coconut tumbler, EW, London 1784, the half coconut body with silver rim and circular plaque to the base with engraved initials, 8cm high, together with a white metal mounted coconut cup, the white metal rim and three outswept feet not stamped, 14.5cm high and two further carved cups and a pair of navette shaped desestal salts (6)
34
£950
An Edwardian large two handled silver tray, James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1902, of rectangular form with gadrooned rim and two cast loop handles, 69cm wide, weight 120oz
35
£500
A four piece silver tea service, C S Harris & Sons, London 1925 & 1927, each piece of oval form with bright cut engraved floral decoration and gadrooned rims, comprising; a teapot with silver handle and finial, 16.5cm high, a hot water jug with silver handle and finial, 22cm high, a two handled sugar bowl with silver gilt interior, 10cm high and a cream jug with silver gilt interior, 10cm high, all with engraved crest and raised on four ball feet, together with a matched pair of silver sugar tongs, total weight 59.5oz (5)
36
£200
A pedestal silver platter, Henry Atkin, Sheffield 1957, of shaped circular form with vine and grape decorative pierced body, all raised on circular pedestal foot, 23cm wide, 4cm high, 16.5oz
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37
£70
A silver plated circular serving dish, of plain polished form with glass liner, the domed removable cover with cast duck finial, 29cm wide, 18cm high
38
£120
A white metal mounted blue glass vase, of squat circular form with pierced fish decoration to the white metal mount, 12cm high
39
£180
A George V silver teapot, Mappin & Webb, Sheffield 1915, of oval form with gadrooned rim and ebonised handle and finial, raised on four compressed bun feet, 15.5cm high, weight 22.3oz
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40
£500
A Tiffany & Co sterling silver tray, of plain polished circular form, stamped to the reverse ‘Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver 21254 925’, 38cm diameter, weight 43.8oz
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41
£90
A Tiffany & Co sterling silver cream jug, of plain polished baluster form with scroll handle, sparrow beak spout and raised on spreading circular base, stamped to the base ‘Tiffany & Co Makers Sterling Silver **555 925’ 11.5cm high, weight 7.7oz
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42
£160
A Tiffany & Co sterling silver two handled sugar bowl and cover, the bowl of plain polished circular form with two scroll handles, the removable cover with urn finial, all raised on spreading circular foot, stamped to the base ‘Tiffany & Co Makers Sterling Silver 22555 925’, 11.5cm high, weight 14.3oz
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43
£120
A silver tea strainer and stand, import mark for Garrard & Co. London, the pierced strainer of circular form with scroll rim and turned ebonised handle, the circular pedestal stand with reeded rim, 15.5cm long, weight 2.9oz
44
£200
A Victorian silver teapot, Richard Pearce & George Burrows, London 1848, of plain polished tapering circular form, the silver handle with ivory dividers and reeded ivory finial, raised on circular foot, 15cm high, weight 16.2oz
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45
£600
A Victorian silver plated fox mask and brush ink stand, designed as a cast fox mask with glass set eyes, supporting a crop within its mouth, hinged jaw opening to reveal vacant compartment, all mounted to shaped plain polished ink tray, 26.5cm wide,16cm high
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46
£150
A set of three Hugh Johnson Collection silver plated wine coasters, each of circular form with pierced faun decoration, the turned wood bases with central plaque engraved The Hugh Johnson Collection, 13cm wide (3)
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47
£450
A Mappin & Webb silver plated and ruby glass novelty honey pot, designed as a silver plated bee, with hinged ‘wings’ cover above ruby glass body, stamped to the base; ‘Mappin & Webb Princes Plate London & Sheffield’, 17cm long, together with a Scottish silver ladle, makers mark rubbed, Edinburgh 1809, with engraved initials ‘JJ’ to the terminal, weight 24g
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48
£40
An oval silver plated gallery tray, with central bright cut engraved foliate decoration and pierced border with two handles, raised on four compressed feet, stamped to the base ‘Silver on Copper’, 46.5cm long
49
£140
A silver plated wine cooler, of campagna form, the plain polished body engraved ‘Maxim An American Triumph Felix Dennis Chairman June 1999’, together with engraved monogram and crest, with gadrooned and foliate cast rim, two decorative cast loop handles and removable collar, all raised on circular pedestal base, 26cm high
50
£60
A silver and silver gilt egg cup, MJT London 1994, in the form of a goblet with textured finish and beaded, 5.5cm high, weight 3oz, together with a novelty white metal back scratcher, not stamped, 22.5cm long and a miniature silver marcasite set purse, AM, import mark for London 1995, 3.5cm wide, weight 15gm (3)