A cherub (French, 19th Century), descending with the assistance of a parachute (circa 1930)

The cherub: wood with painted gesso, wearing a vintage Action Man harness; the parachute: painted composition, string and metal

 

24 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (60.9 x 44.4 x 44.4 cm.)

£6500

A hand-painted mahogany arts and crafts frame, circa 1900

17 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (43.5 x 34.9 cm.)

£695

Jess Deacon (b.1983)

A San Franciscan garter snake, in a bell jar (c.1900)

coloured paper and glue

The snake: 9 in. high

The bell jar: 14 x 8 x 6 1/4 in. (35.6 x 20.3 x 15.8 cm.)

£3500

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A French 17th Century hand-carved and gilded walnut and chestnut frame

14 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 4 in. (37.5 x 31.1 x 10.2 cm.)

£895

A Dutch 17th Century hand-carved walnut frame

16 x 12 ½  x 3 in. (40.9 x 31.8 x 7.6 cm.)

£995

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Follower of Naum Gabo, circa 1970

A perspex and nylon monofilament lampshade

12 1/4 x 14 in. (31.7 x 35.6 cm.) 

£1100

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Deborah Shnneebeli Morell (British, 20th/21st Century)

The Hand of Vitality

dated, inscribed and signed ‘1987/ The Hand/ of/ Vitality/ Deborah/ 

Schneedbeli/ Morrell’ (on the reverse)

bodycolour, card and paper mache

18 7/8 x 12 3/4 in. (47.9 x 32.4 cm.)

£480

 

 

Deborah Morell is a writer and artist, who lives in London and the west country. She has been published numerous times, on an eclectic spectrum of subjects, ranging from Victorian potions and perfumes, pumpkin carving and growing vegetables in pots, to handcrafts, decorations and paper-cutting.

 

 

Please note that artist’s resale right at 4% is applicable to this work.

A mid-20th Century silver plated wine decanting cradle, with a wooden base and ball feet

10 x 11 x 9 ½  in. (25.4 x 27.9 x 24.2 cm.)

£320

A workman’s screw, with a hardwood handle, thought to be 19th Century, the screw 20th Century

17 1/4 x 16 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (43.8 x 41.6 x 6 cm.)

£380

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English School, 19th and 20th Century

A fisherman’s life

mixed media, with modelled fishing equipment, and a framed riverscape view by Warren Williams, A.R.C.A. (1863-1918), after the picture in the Queen’s Dollhouse (according to a label on the reverse)

7 x 8 3/4 in. (17.8 x 22.2 cm.)

£550

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A cold-painted iron piggybank, circa 1900, with a coin-slot in his back

9 x 17 x 7 in. (22.8 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm.)

£1650

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John Rattenbury Skeaping, R.A. (1901-1980) for Wedgwood, circa 1930

A deer

signed ‘J. Skeaping’ with Wedgwood stamp (on the base)

Black basalt

7 1/2  x 6 x 2 3/8 in. (19.1 x 15.2 x 6 cm.)

 

 

PROVENANCE:

 

Kirkton House, Scotland.

£950

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A French zig-zag concertina corkscrew, mid-20th Century, inscribed ‘ZIG ZAG/ BTE S.G.D.G. Fry & Et. M.&M.  DEP’ 

6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.)

 

 

A French Diamant corkscrew, late 19th/early 20th Century

7  in. (18.1 cm.)

 

 

This corkscrew’s name is derived from its diamond shaped nut with facet, and was patented by Jacques Pérille in 1887.

 

 

 

A French split-frame spring assisted corkscrew, circa 1900

6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.)

 

 

 

A French lazy tong corkscrew, circa 1920, inscribed ‘PERFECT BREVETE S.G.D.C.’

4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.)

 

Manufactured by Ernest Martinet, this French model dates from the beginning of the 20th Century. It was advertised by the makers as the only corkscrew that could be successfully used by a child.

An Italian ‘coffee grinder’ corkscrew, second half of the 19th Century

6 1/2 in. (16.9 cm.)

 

 

 

A French corkscrew, late 19th Century

5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.)

 

 

An English conical spring corkscrew, circa 1900, with a wooden handle, and plaque inscribed ‘MELBOURN BROS/ BREWERS/ STAMFORD’ (on the handle)

6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)

 

A French flynut corkscrew, by Perille.

5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.)

6 in. (5.3 cm.)

 

The present corkscrew design dates to 1876, when it was patented by Jaques Pérille.