Tuesday 23 May: Silver, Jewellery & Watches
Wednesday 24 May: Modern Art & Design
Our forthcoming sale offers a unique opportunity to purchase items from the Studio Collection of Ronald and Petty Pennell. Mixing original works created in glass and bronze with pictures in different media, the collection includes bowls, sculptures and enigmatic paintings by the Pennells and other artists associated with the Kilvert Gallery in Clyro, Hay-on-Wye.
Anyone looking for a show piece need look no further! Artist Karim Rashid drew inspiration from Finnish designer Eero Saarinen to design the Veuve Clicquot 'Loveseat', a limited edition chair moulded in baby pink fibreglass and complete with display Champagne bottle, estimate £2500-3500.
There are a good number of paintings on offer including an oil by Duncan Grant (1885-1978) painted in 1927, depicting a man seated in a harbour, estimate £3,000-5,000 and two oils by Scottish painter and printmaker Elizabeth Violet Blackadder (b. 1931), Japanese Plate with Fruit carrying an estimate of £5,000-7,000 and Lady in Kimono estimated at £2,000-3,000. The large prints and watercolour section includes works by John Piper, Victor Pasmore and Mary Fedden to name a few as well as a group of fantastic print folios after Piet Mondrian, Leon Bakst and Henri Matisse.
The Art Deco glamour of the 1920s is well represented by a group of Lalique glass consigned by a private collector. The striking designs include an opalescent clock in the 'Les Inseparables' pattern of love birds nestling in cherry blossom, estimate £800-1,000 and a 'Ceylan' vase with decorative raised figures of birds among branches, estimate £200-300. The Art Nouveau movement is also beautifully captured by a glass lamp, etched and enamelled with silver birch trees in a summer landscape, which glows softly when lit. Designed by the French crystal studio Daum around the start of the 20th Century, the lamp is a rare design and in excellent condition and should attract international interest, estimate £800-1,200.
Chorley’s Modern sale runs alongside a strong jewellery and silver section that includes a wide variety of antique and modern pieces to suit all tastes. A stunning tanzanite ring with a central stone of 7.8carats and with baguette cut diamonds to the shoulders will certainly attract attention. In 2002 the American Gem Trade Association chose Tanzanite as a birthstone for December, the first change to their birthstone list since 1912. Estimated at £2,000-3,000 this would make a perfect gift to a stylish Sagittarius or a classy Capricorn.
Chorley's hit the headlines in 2016 when they sold a group of Australian gold rush jewellery for record sums. This sale also has a piece which should attract bidding from down under, a diamond kangaroo brooch, set with a ruby eye. This well made little piece asks £2,000-3,000. The Cheltenham Festival is over for another year but a pair of brooches modelled as racehorses at a full gallop would make the perfect gift for the race goer. The diamond set horses with their enamelled jockeys are in their original fitted case and ask £3500-4,000. A pretty pair of fire opal and diamond pendant earrings also come in a fitted case for Scott Cooper, the well-known Cheltenham jewellers, and should easily achieve the £300-500 expectations.
Among the wristwatches there are affordable classics such as a gentleman’s 1960s Omega Seamaster at £100-150 and a lady's Cartier 'Tank' at £800-1,000. The section is led by a striking 18ct gold and diamond Piaget watch set with approximately 4.8carats of diamonds, £2,500-3,500.
The backbone of the silver section is a 50-lot local private collection. The highlights include a George III silver teapot and teapot stand dating to 1788. It is quite rare to find teapots with their original stands and it is particularly important in this case as both items have a distinctive rectangular shape with concave corners. This is classic British silversmithing at its best and seems reasonable at £500-700. The collection also includes a fantastically complete Warwick cruet. The Warwick cruet is so named because the first cruet of this type was made for the Duke of Warwick in 1715, it differed from earlier examples as it contained three casters and two glass bottles. The example on offer is in nice condition and made by Samuel Woods, London 1755, estimate £2,000-3,000.
Elsewhere in the sale are a handsome tankard by Henry Payne, London 1747, estimate £700-900 and a well matched set of four neo-classical candlesticks, £1,000-1,500. Among the smaller items, a William IV vinaigrette of book form by Taylor & Perry has crossover appeal and a modest estimate of £120-180 while a silver model of a foxhound is of local interest having been a Cotswold Hunt Puppy Show prize in 1929-1932, estimate £80-120.
All figures provided above are the auctioneer’s estimates and the final sale price will attract buyer’s premium (24% incl. VAT) on top of the hammer price. Other charges may also apply. See Chorley’s website for details.
Sale Days: Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 May, at 10am each day
View Days: Sunday 21 May 10am-4pm, Monday 22 May 9am-5pm
Printed catalogue available by post or from our saleroom £10.
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Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 May 2017
10am each day
Sunday 21 May, 10am-4pm
Monday 22 May, 9am-5pm
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The Saleroom (3% additional fee)
Invaluable (5% additional fee)