28/02/2013 : Catalogue for March Sale
The illustrated online catalogue for the next sale is now available.
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Over 1500 lots of Fine Art & Antiques over two days at;
Adam Partridge Auctioneers
The Cheshire Saleroom
Thursday 7th March from 10am Lots 1-597
Friday 8th March from 10am Lots 601-1457
Viewing Wednesday 6th March 10am – 8pm and 9am-10am on each morning of the sale days.
Amongst the usual categories is over forty lots of Judaica. This will be the second specialist sale for Judaica and the lots included have noticeably improved. Featured are two silver Hanukkah lamps (£800-£1200 and £500-£800), a silver Hanukkah candelabrum (£400-£600), Kiddush goblets, a silver Torah shield (£200-£300) and many other Jewish treasures.
An interesting and wide ranging selection of collectors’ items at the start of day one includes a 19th century surgeon’s amputation kit (£200-£300) and a 15ct gold medal awarded to one of the winners of the 1904-5 Cheshire and Yorkshire Rugby Football Union Challenge (£600-£800). The former may have been useful for the latter in more unfortunate circumstances.
The Decorative Arts section contains some rather big names; Daisy Makeig Jones (Wedgwood Fairyland lustre bowl), Dakon (Art Deco chryselephantine figure), Liberty & Co (pewter jug), William De Morgan (Merton Abbey tile), Gustavsberg (large Art Deco vase by Wilhelm Kage), Martin Brothers (twin handled vase), and of course a large collection of Moorcroft.
More traditional ceramics follow and are headed by a superb Mintons pâte-sur-pâte moonflask designed by Thomas Mellor (£500-£800).
The paintings section is well represented with some works by extremely well known artists supported by very interesting provenance. Valerius de Saedeleer (1867-1941) was a Belgian painter. He was a refugee during WWI and lived in a farmhouse in Aberyswyth. He painted several works during his stay there, one of which he gave to the family who looked after him, along with a further paintings reputedly of his house in Belgium, as a token of gratitude after the war. It is these very two paintings which will be offered for sale on 7th March (est. £7000-£9000). From The Great War to WWII, when Frank Bragwyn was with a man in Ditchling, Surrey. They were involved in some kind of game where Bragwyn gave away one of his works as a prize. This painting, of Chateau de Picquigny, will also be offered on the same day (est. £2000-£3000). Other artists with works offered in this sale include William Heaton Cooper, Wycliffe Egginton, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, George Goodwin Kilburne, Arthur Lowe, George Law Beetholme and many more.
More contemporary artworks include a signed sketch by Damien Hirst, obtained by the vendor at the snooker world championships where Hirst was supporting his good friend Ronnie O’Sullivan (est. £1500-£2000), and a pencil drawing by the popular Northern artist Trevor Grimshaw (£300-£500).
Day two begins with 200 lots of silver, including a wonderful single collection of vinaigrettes, snuff boxes, card cases and Georgian silver. The highlight of this collection is likely to be a finely worked castle top card case depicting York Minster (£500-£800).
There’s plenty to choose from in the jewellery section; from diamond solitaires and stylish Art Deco rings to Victorian mourning rings and brooches, and if that is not enough, there is a good selection of watches to follow. A large collection of gold sovereigns is a result of some very strong prices in previous sales for sovereigns. Dates range from the reign of George IV to our current queen.
A large collection of clocks and clock parts precedes the furniture and garden statuary section in which lies a 19th century marble classical bust, possibly of Julius Caesar (est. £800-£1200).
The sale will finish with over 230 lots of furniture, proving there is still a market for all types of furniture.
Don’t forget our Liverpool sale is Wednesday 6th March – contact 0151 709 8070 for more details or click here.
Forthcoming sales in Macclesfield:
18th April: Antiques and Fine Art with Sporting Guns, Medals and Militaria
Closing date for entries: 25th March
We have some wonderful medal groups already consigned for this sale including two impressive groups each of over 30 medals, one with DSO and MBE.
30th May: Antiques and Fine Art with Oriental Works of Art
Closing date for entries: 6th May
Please contact 01625 431 788 for information and enquiries