A typical wonderful surrealist picture by the popular artist George Spiro. Signed both front and back with a dedication as a gift to a friend.
History.George was born in Poland in 1909 and moved to France in 1942. By the end of WWII he signed up with the French army and later became a citizen of France. In 1946, after his wife dies in a concentration camp, Spiro exhibits a dozen of his works in London. The success of the shows prompted Spiro to devote his life to art. In 1948, he exhibited in France for the first time where he received the ‘Young Artist Award’. He later showed in Bern, Germany and Cannes, France before travelling to the United States to exhibit art in 1950. Spiro died 1994.
A signed and dated oil on canvas dated 1907 by Charles Fouqueray. Titled ‘A busy dockside scene’.
HistoryHe studied at the Ecole des Beaux in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel and Fernand Cormon.
More commonly known for his small war pencil sketches and posters, this is one of his few large oil paintings he did.
An exquisite 17th century oyster veneered and seaweed marquetry chest on bun feet. The chest is in great condition with good patina all over.
Delivery free within 250 radius. Further distance maybe extra - please enquire.
A stunning late 19th century French ‘Boulle’ cut brass inlaid scarlet tortoiseshell centre table with serpentine top with a cast gilt metal border over a single frieze drawer with mask escutcheon, upon cabriole legs.
A fine silver nurses buckle by Wang Hing, Hong Kong, Circa 1900.
The buckle is in great condition thought with signs of wear on the dragon or flowers and no signs of any repairs.
Clear stamp marks with 'WH' for Wang Hing and '90' for the silver purity.
A beatuiful mid-Victorian bird's eye work table, made from Maple on a trestle support and finely detailed legs. With two drawers this makes an ideal writing table, one drawer to store papers and files, and the other to store inkwells and smaller work/stationary items, some of which can be hidden away. Great condition.
A collection of mid-20th Century heavy silver gilt spoons, displayed in an authentic, padded presentation box. All six spoons are in great condition and contain hallmarks which date these items back to 1958. Each spoon is also imprinted with the maker's mark, C. J. Vander, Sheffield.
A beautiful Georgian longcase 8 day clock that also has a rare clock face, which represents the four seasons. In great condition, this case can be opened and locked with ease using the key included, the clock face can also be opened up. The details in the woodwork makes for a very regal, authentic clock that is representative of its era. Fully working.
An intresting coin which originated from Monnaie de Paris, France and dates back to 1784 during the reign of King Louis XVI. The front of the coin depicts a crowned oval escutcheon, also known as 'three fleurs-de-lis'. On the reverse, an image of the 45th King of France, Louis XVI - the 'restorer'.
Early 20th Century Royal Doulton Vase. This piece is beautifully painted, decorated and glazed for an attractive finish. With the original Royal Doulton markings on the base of the vase, this piece dates back to 1922-1956.
Circa 1880's Solitaire Board. A great, simple game for all ages to enjoy. Includes complete set of beautifully crafted glass marbles by Arther F Watson, Hastings. The board sits on 4 small rounded legs and is in good condition.
Interesting skin and fur twin ended Shaman's Rattle. Traditional instrument used by Shaman's as a way of healing and contacting spirits. The sound of the rattle considered to be the voice of the spirits.
A stunning C18th Continental Goncalo Alves & walnut cabinet on stand, the upper part fitted 2 doors, beneath a stepped pediment fitted 1 long drawer opening to reveal an interior of fitted drawers around a central lockable cupboard with further drawers. There is also a secret compartment hidden away within the cabinet. The stand is fitted with one long drawer & supported on turned barley twist legs, stretcher & standing on ball feet.
A 17th Century Walnut, oyster Olivewood and marquetry cabinet on stand. The interior with an arrangement of moulded drawers around a central door revealing further small drawers, the inside of the principal doors with large panels of floral marquetry and decorated brass locks and bolts, the later stand fitted with three drawers, on spiral legs with stretchers.
A piece of history with these binoculars from World War I. Zoomable eye pieces to focus the viewing, with a metal hinge to suit anyone. These military binoculars are marked with 'Spindler & Hotyer Gottingen'.
A beautifully painted, glazed and finished Moorcroft vase, with intricate detailing to add flowers to this regal blue item. With orignal William John Moorcroft markings on the base of the vase and dated '96.
A delicate Gold Half Soverigne which dates back to 1899 and is in great condition. This coin pictures, on one side, St George slaying the Dragon; on the other side, the head of an Older Queen Victoria, which is often referred to as the 'Old Head'. A portrait that depicts Victoria mourning for the late Prince Albert.
20th Century pair of beautifully decorated, inlaid brass, fluted vases. These matching pieces are carefully detailed with hints of orange and teal to brighten these decorative vases. With possible Indian origins. Good condition.
An exquisite late 17th Century marquetry chest on bracket feet. This chest comprises of 2 small and 3 long spacious drawers, with pretty tear-drop handles, that can be locked as required (key is included). This item is beautifully detailed on 4 sides with well-crafted inlays of birds and flowers. Good condition piece.
A great example of a George III silver wine coaster. Pierced silver work with floral decoration and clear date letter marks showing London 1768. Monogrammed letters of GR. In excellent overall order with replacement felt on the bottom.
A 1930's 13inch diameter terrestrial paper mache globe seated on a stepped wooden base with inserted compass. The globe shows Thailand as Siam which changed it's name in 1939. The globe shows signs of some wear with nicks and some rubbing.
Three rare labled green ribbed Victorian Apothecary Bottles with original stoppers and lables.
Condition : The Arsenic lable has a section missing on the left hand side and the cocain stopper is stuck in.
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A 60 piece complete vintage cutlery set never used in its original oak box comprising 6 side knives and forks, 6 main knives and forks, 6 tea spoons, 6 coffee spoons 6 dessert spoons, 6 soup spoons, 2 serving spoons, carving knife, carving fork and sharpener. Made by James Lodge Ltd, Sheffield, England.
Antique Burr Walnut Kidney Shaped Writing Table This beautiful antique writing table in burr walnut was originally supplied by the London firm of Edwards and Roberts. It still has the original label to the underside of the top.
The frieze is fitted with two mahogany lined drawers with hand cut dovetail joints and the original locks.
The table stands on well turned and carved end supports with cabriole legs, a cross stretcher and the original gilt brass and white ceramic castors.
The combination of the beautiful decorative timbers, the kidney shape and the known London supplier make this a rare and desirable table.