CONTENTS FROM THE GRANGE BRETFORTON AT 10.30AM
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Took place on Friday 22nd of June 2018
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INTRODUCTION :Theatre Room (Bretforton Grange) Ltd Near Evesham has instructed Bigwood Fine Art Auctioneers in the sale of part of their bequest from the two founding patrons of the Theatre barn. The AUCTION ar THE OLD SCHOOL TIDDINGTON on Friday 22nd June 2018 commencing at 10.30am will include a major part of the contents from The Grange Bretforton in preparation for its refurbishment and the reopening of the Theatre next year. The funds raised will assist in the future reopening of the Theatre. The founders of the Theatre include one who served in the Second World War as part of the 617 (Dambusters) Squadron, he went on to be a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and received an OBE for services to the Arts. On his retirement from the stage he decided to found a charitably run Theatre with help from his fellow patron who had been a professional chef. The Theatre also received generous sponsorship from honorary patrons such as Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Paul Schofield CH, CBE. Without this support the Theatre could not have succeeded for over 30 years giving many people memorable evenings that included a performance by professional artists followed by an equally memorable meal. Also attending the sale with their recent purchases will be BBCs Celebrity Antique Road Trip just to add to the mood of theatre on the day.
A SILVER HALLMARKED SUGAR SIFTER with cut glass body on square stepped base, together with a small CUT GLASS BOWL with silver rim and silver platform foot
A LARGE TWO-HANDLED OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE TEA TRAY together with mother-of-pearl handled DESSERT KNIVES AND FORKS, muffin dish base etc.
TWO SILVER SPOONS BY THE GUILD OF HANDICRAFT, one of 17th century rattail design with cast knop
A GEORGE III TODDY LADLE with white metal bowl, coin set and a twisted whalebone handle, 40cm long
A PAIR OF SILVER PLATED CANDLESTICKS in the form of mythical creatures, winged, with scrolling tails, each triple necked and headed creature supporting a candle sconce in its mouth, 28cm high
A FRENCH TRUMPET FORM PORCELAIN VASE, gilded and hand-painted in a lattice design, with a gilt metal rim and a gilt metal floral swag, platform base, revealing the interlaced Ls of a Sevres mark, 16cm high
TWO STAFFORDSHIRE FLATBACK POTTERY FIGURE GROUPS, the one entitled in gold script to the base, Death of The Lion Queen, 34cm high and 24cm high
A 19TH CENTURY GLAZED POTTERY JUG, relief moulded with slave auction decoration, together with one other SALT GLAZED JUG with pewter hinged cover
TWO LATE 19TH CENTURY POSSIBLY FRENCH PORCELAIN FIGURINES one of a Saracen with shield, the other a kneeling Pierrot, both on gilded green bases, Saracen tallest - 27cm high
A DERBY STYLE MANSION HOUSE DWARF PORCELAIN FIGURE playing violin, 18cm high, together with VARIOUS OTHER CERAMIC WARES mostly figurines including a Parian clown (10 items)
A MAJOLICA GLOBULAR VASE, 25cm high, together with an IZNIK DESIGN BALUSTER VASE, 27cm high
A COLLECTION OF FOUR LATE 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINES, polychrome painted, includes possible depiction of Garrick as Richard III, 24cm high
FOUR CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN FIGURINES, circa 1900, considered to be theatrical characters, the Long John Silver character 15cm high
A GERMAN PORCELAIN CHOCOLATE CUP AND COVER AND SAUCER, decorated in alternate panels of flowers on a yellow ground and figures in parkland, marked with AR Augustus Rex blue mark to base, together with OTHER ITEMS OF DECORATIVE CERAMIC WARES - jug with dancing figures etc.
A LATE 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE OF SHYLOCK, 18cm high (this is a depiction of the character as played by Edmund Kean), together with a PORCELAIN JESTER FIGURE AND OTHER FIGURES (5)
A LATE 19TH CENTURY CERAMIC FIGURE considered to be Garrick as Richard III, 29cm high
A LATE 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE of Garrick as Richard III holding a metal sword in his right hand, 27cm high, together with FIVE OTHER STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURES includes dancers, one with tambourine and a spill vase with fleeing horse and hounds
A LATE 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE GROUP includes a depiction of Shakespeare, 23cm high, together with SEVEN STAFFORDSHIRE DANCING FIGURES, each polychrome painted
A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN FIGURINE of a Lady in empire dress, the base inscribed Mary Anderson, 30cm high, together with TWO LATE 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURES of Shakespeare and possibly Milton, both on decorative gilded base (3)
TWO LATE 19TH CENTURY LARGE STAFFORDSHIRE FLAT BACK FIGURES includes a large spill vase with cavalier figure and seated dog, 44cm
A PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE FLAT BACK FIGURES, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, he stands 27cm high, together with two other Comedy del Arte dancing figures (4)
THREE LARGE ROYAL DOULTON SERIES WARE JUGS with Shakespearean character decoration including Hamlet 17cm
A POTTERY FIGURE OF A SEATED JESTER, 35cm high, together with a FIGURINE inscribed Kate Hardcastle (2)
A ROYAL DOULTON VASE Shakespeare in Stratford, showing Holy Trinity church, 13cm high, together with FOUR PIECES OF DOULTON SERIES WARE, Shakespeare related
FIVE VARIOUS PLATES, ROYAL DOULTON FROM THE SHAKESPEARE SERIES includes Shylock plate with fancy rim, Rosalind and Ophelia
A COLLECTION OF ROYAL DOULTON SHAKESPEARE SERIES WARE includes; a set of six figure decorated dessert bowls with a brown wavy rim, includes Wolsey, Shylock and Romeo, together with one other bowl of Shylock, a plate depicting Ophelia and a plate AnnPage (10)
A COLLECTION OF ROYAL DOULTON SHAKESPEARE SERIES WARE, includes a plate John Falstaff, a bachelor teapot Juliet, a plate Wolsey, a bowl Falstaff and another large bowl Catherine (6)
A COLLECTION OF ROYAL DOULTON SHAKESPEARE SERIES CERAMICS including a large plate Shylock, Hamlet jug etc.
A COLLECTION OF ROYAL DOULTON SHAKESPEARE SERIES CERAMICS, mostly plates and a two-handled sandwich tray with depiction of Shylock, the others named include Portia and Catherine (6)
A COLLECTION OF ROYAL DOULTON SHAKESPEARE SERIES WARE CERAMICS includes; a shallow bowl with Falstaff, a roundel of Romeo within an ebonised frame etc.
A COLLECTION OF CERAMIC FIGURES includes two depictions of Falstaff, Staffordshire flatbacks and a figure of Charlies Aunt (6)
THREE ITEMS OF LATE 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY of Shakespearean theme, includes; Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, 27cm high and Garrick as Richard III
A 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE FLAT BACK FIGURE, a spill vase entitled Winters Tale 33cm high, together with a STAFFORDSHIRE FLAT BACK of Garrick as Richard III and THREE OTHERS (5)
A CONTINENTAL CERAMIC FIGURE considered to depict Richard III painted in polychrome and gilded, 25cm high attached to a mahogany wall bracket
A LATE 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY FIGURE Garrick as Richard III, 23cm high, together with other STAFFORDSHIRE FLATBACKS including a possible depiction of Queen Victoria (8)
A MIXTURE OF CERAMIC WARES including; Coalport porcelain figurine of Lillie Langtry from the Femme Fatale series, together with certificate, various jugs including a copper lustre jug with dancers etc. (12)
TWO LARGE ROYAL DOULTON SHAKESPEARE SERIES WARE POTTERY JARDINIERES includes a depiction of Wolsey, the other of Portia
A CONTINENTAL CERAMIC FIGURINE 19cm high, together with A QUANTITY OF POTTERY JUGS and a STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURINE OF SHAKESPEARE (9)
AN EARLY 20th CENTURY OAK & IRON BOUND SILVER CHEST BY GARRARD & Co, with makers label to interior and part baize lined compartmented interior, with brass owners plaque to the exterior.
A WAX PAINTED PLASTER FIGURE by Agatha Walker (1888-1980) Edith Evans as Mistress Page from The Merry Wives of Windsor, polychrome painted, together with TWO OTHER WAX PAINTED PLASTER FIGURE GROUPS
FIVE WAX PAINTED PLASTER CHARACTERS, by Agatha Walker (1888-1980), from The Beggars Opera, (1920 production) some are named, including Polly Peachum and Mrs Sullen together with A COPY OF A BOOK THE BEGGARS OPERA written by John Gay
FIVE WAX PAINTED PLASTER FIGURES, by Agatha Walker (1888-1980), including the character Filch from The Beggars Opera dated 1921 and other characters un-named together with A FRAMED PRINT Gays The Beggars Opera, 1728, Boosey & Co., London, New York and Toronto
A COLLECTION OF FIVE WAX PAINTED PLASTER FIGURES, by Agatha Walker (1888-1980), connected to The Beggars Opera including characters named to the bases Jenny Diver, Polly Peachum Mrs Diana Crapers another with the title All Men are Thieves in Love and one other Lucy Lockett, from the 1920 production of the Beggars Opera (5)
TWO PLASTER FIGURES, one of the seated Brutus on plinth 44cm high, the other of a gentleman in 18th century costume
A MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION OF WARES includes Shakespeare related plate, kitchen wall clock, framed print of Garrick as Richard III, small Victorian Staffordshire figure, pottery elephant
A COLLECTION OF SIX PRATTWARE POT LIDS, various subjects, each mounted in a turned wood frame, includes Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
TWO LATE 19TH CENTURY PLASTER FIGURES IN THE CLASSICAL TASTE of a bearded naked man on an oval base, 70cm high (one AF)
AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY YEW-WOOD TEA CADDY with metal fittings, opening to reveal twin caddy boxes with lids, decorative ring mask handles, raised on metal paw feet
A PAIR OF 19th CENTURY LEATHER, IRON & BRASS STUDDED CHILDRENS CLOGS