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Yorkshire’s finest lead the way in summer sale

Following on from the success of the Lenci figure in the Tennant’s Spring Sale, the Decorative Arts section has another two models to offer, both from private sources who underestimated their ceramics until seeing our previous result.

One of the stylish figures is of a girl in black jacket with blue checked skirt and is expected to realise between £6,000-8,000. This strong Decorative Arts & Modern Design section also includes Danish furniture, a fantastic private collection of Studio Pottery and a good offering of Yorkshire designed and made oak furniture, including several items of ever-popular Robert “Mouseman” Thompson furniture, a Wilf “Squirrelman” Hutchinson coffee table and a Yorkshire School oak tea trolley.

Samuel Dixon (c.1755) Foreign and domestic birdsA set of four "basso relievo" embossed bird paintings contained in their original black Japanned frames £3,000-5,000
Samuel Dixon (c.1755)
Foreign and domestic birdsA set of four “basso relievo” embossed bird paintings contained in their original black Japanned frames

Continuing the Yorkshire theme, there is sure to be local interest in an early oak eight day long case clock which is signed Geo Mill of Ripon. George Mill worked in Ripon around 1710-30 and during this time made the Cathedral clock and also repaired its chimes.

York Interest: A Charles II Provincial Silver Beaker, Thomas Mangy, York 1678, 8cm high, 3oz £4,500-6,500

Enthusiasts and collectors will be taken by two York pieces in the silver section. The first is a George III tea caddy which is not only a rare shape but is complete with original handle and double compartment; and a Charles II beaker, by Thomas Mangy, York 1678 is expected to sell well after we sold a similar Hull example last year for £10,500. Shifting from the local to the global with a look at the Oriental department; this Jade table screen may have slight natural flaws but overall is a great colour, in good condition and is covered both sides in highly detailed carving.

A pair of massive Cantonese baluster form vases will also be a show stopper. At over 1m high, these decorative vases are in generally good condition; and combined with provenance from Cliffe Castle, Keighley, Auction of the Contents, 1949, we anticipate them being one of the top lots of the two day sale.

As well as an interesting collection of Black Forest carvings, the Works of Art section offers an array of decorative items including a campana shaped Blue John Urn. At only 21.5cm high, this item may be small, but to find a piece of Blue John in such good condition with this colouring is a rarity in itself. The £2,000-3,000 estimate reflects this.

From Cartier compacts to Tiffany pearl stick pins, the jewellery section sparklers once again! For that extra special, once in a lifetime, piece you will not be able to resist the draw towards lot 448, an impressive Cartier diamond ring; the name and the carat weight of approximately 3.50 combined put this estimate at £20,000-30,000.

Look out for ‘pairs’ in the furniture section which are sought after by private and trade buyers. This sale includes, among others, a smart pair of marble-topped console tables, and a pair of George III mahogany and satinwood console tables. These late 18th century, highly decorative tables with floral marquetry of ribbons and flowers, are estimated at £4,000-6,000. The pictures section covers a comprehensive range of prints, watercolours, drawings and oil paintings from the 17th century to the present day. Modern and Contemporary artists this time include Brian Shields “Braaq”, L.S. Lowry, Edward Seago, Edward Bawden, Anne Redpath, John Minton, Augustus John, Georges Rouault, Kyffin Williams, Tom McGuinness, John Lowrie Morrison, Damien Hirst and Joash Woodrow amongst many others.

We are also thrilled to be representing the family of the Anglo-Italian artist Fortunino Matania, whose far reaching scope and artistic output throughout the 20th century is well represented in the selection of artworks offered.

Representing the late 18th and 19th century is a fine collection of works from the property of The Lady Clarissa Collin, daughter of the late Earl of Feversham. There are five Dalby’s of York which we believe were commissioned directly from the artist and have remained in the same family ever since. Also included from this prestigious provenance is a rare group of works by the celebrated artists Samuel Dixon and William Hayes.

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