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Auction Description for Sworder: Decorative Art & Design
Viewing Notes:
25th January 9am to 5pm. 27th January 10am to 1pm. 28th January 9am to 5pm. 29th January from 9am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/sworders

Decorative Art & Design

by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers


646 lots with images

January 29, 2013

Live Auction

Cambridge Road

Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8GE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1279 817778

Fax: +44 (0)1279 817779

Email: auctions@sworder.co.uk

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A ladies sterling silver Art Nouveau belt,

Lot 1: A ladies sterling silver Art Nouveau belt,

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Description: A ladies sterling silver Art Nouveau belt, possibly by Horton and Allday, a series of pierced iris plaques, all joined by oval jump rings, between bars with a trefoil cluster of beads. The clasp with interlocking whiplash sections, with pierced floral and foliate decoration, Birmingham 1902

Condition Report: Hallmark crisp. Light surface wear only. No obvious damage. 670mm in length.

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An Arts and Crafts carved amethyst brooch, c.1920,

Lot 2: An Arts and Crafts carved amethyst brooch, c.1920,

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Description: An Arts and Crafts carved amethyst brooch, c.1920, a carved amethyst gourd with pierced foliate section, claw set to a scrolled wire and incised leaf mount, marked sterling silver

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A German Arts & Crafts Edna May style turquoise

Lot 3: A German Arts & Crafts Edna May style turquoise

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Description: A German Arts & Crafts Edna May style turquoise pendant, a circular turquoise matrix cabochon, milligrain set to a plain collet within a laurel leaf wreath, a trace chain and freshwater pearl below, to an oval turquoise matrix cabochon pendant drop. Marked sterling silver. Case by W Cooper, Douglas, Isle of Man

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A set of six sterling silver Art Nouveau buttons,

Lot 4: A set of six sterling silver Art Nouveau buttons,

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Description: A set of six sterling silver Art Nouveau buttons, a relief figure of a maiden playing a lyre to a textured ground, Birmingham 1901. Maker's mark R&W

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Two gold and turquoise set brooch pins by Murrle

Lot 5: Two gold and turquoise set brooch pins by Murrle

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Description: Two gold and turquoise set brooch pins by Murrle Bennet, each one formed from looped gold wire and set with two turquoise cabochons. Both marked 9ct, with maker's mark and pattern no. 7034.91

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A pair of Norwegian silver gilt and enamel

Lot 6: A pair of Norwegian silver gilt and enamel

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Description: A pair of Norwegian silver gilt and enamel cufflinks by Kristian M Hestenes of Bergen, two pairs of elongated ogee shaped plates, with turquoise guilloché enamel, to a ground of radiating waves, with an opaque black linear border. Curved swivel links, marked 925 with maker's mark

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A pair of sterling silver earrings by Georg

Lot 7: A pair of sterling silver earrings by Georg

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Description: A pair of sterling silver earrings by Georg Jensen, No. 2000, a polished silver central boss, with pairs of leaves and beads to each side, with a berry spray between, to clip fittings. Georg Jensen mark for 1945-to date, 925S, Denmark (2)

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A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 123,

Lot 8: A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 123,

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Description: A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 123, a dove within a foliate wreath, with plain pin and visor catch. Georg Jensen mark for 1933-1944 sterling, Denmark, No. 123, 48mm diameter

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A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 82B,

Lot 9: A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 82B,

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Description: A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 82B, irregular circular form, with leaves and berries, plain pin and revolver catch. Georg Jensen mark for 1945-to date, sterling, Denmark, No. 82B, 40mm diameter

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A Georg Jensen sterling silver pendant of the year

Lot 10: A Georg Jensen sterling silver pendant of the year

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Description: A Georg Jensen sterling silver pendant of the year 2006, an Art Nouveau inspired design of scrolling looped form, with a fetter link chain marked 2006 925S Denmark, together with a sterling silver bangle designed by Andreas Michaelsen for Georg Jensen, c.1975, No. A3A, a tapering flat and round section oval bangle with tension clasp marked A3A, Denmark, 925S, Georg Jensen 1945 to date, Danish assay mark, and a pair of Georg Jensen earrings designed by Hans Hansen (4)

Condition Report: Internal diameter of bangle: 58mm x 50mm (oval shape). Surface wear. Shallow marks and bruises.

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A sterling silver twisted wire torque bangle, by

Lot 11: A sterling silver twisted wire torque bangle, by

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Description: A sterling silver twisted wire torque bangle, by Just Anderson of Copenhagen, 1954-1973, a flat section bangle, 6.4mm, composed of two plain and one fine twisted wire strand, to crossover style ends, marked 'Just. A. Sterling Denmark No. 582', together with a cased modernist style bracelet, composed of interlocking heart shapes with a concealed clasp. Tested as sterling silver. A case by Mappin & Webb, Queen Victoria St., London, possibly retailed by Mappin & Webb (2)

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A single stone poppy jasper ring, an oval high

Lot 12: A single stone poppy jasper ring, an oval high

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Description: A single stone poppy jasper ring, an oval high cabochon jasper, rub set to a plain bezel, later mounted to an under bezel and shank. Finger size K½

Condition Report: Probably a converted tie pin or stick pin. Original rub setting tested as approximately 9ct gold. Bezel and shank tested as approximately 18ct gold.

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A gentleman's gold hawkseye signet ring, c.1970, a

Lot 13: A gentleman's gold hawkseye signet ring, c.1970, a

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Description: A gentleman's gold hawkseye signet ring, c.1970, a rectangular hawkseye tablet, end set to flat shoulders, 12.2mm wide, tapering to a flat shank. Flat underside to the head, creating a horseshoe shaped band. Finger size V-W (approximately)

Condition Report: Working but no guarantee. Some marks to the glass. Case very dirty. Strap very tatty, original buckle.

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A sterling silver modernist agate bangle, c.1970,

Lot 14: A sterling silver modernist agate bangle, c.1970,

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Description: A sterling silver modernist agate bangle, c.1970, the bangle of concave flat section form, with hook action clasp, to an oval cabochon banded agate centrepiece, together with a matching ring, both pieces marked sterling and bearing maker's mark. Finger size P½ LE (2)

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A sterling silver torque necklace by Georg Jensen,

Lot 15: A sterling silver torque necklace by Georg Jensen,

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Description: A sterling silver torque necklace by Georg Jensen, a flat section, slightly graduated, torque with a looped fold to the centre. Marked 'Denmark 925S' with Georg Jensen mark 1945 to date. Danish assay mark. Diameter: 112mm at the widest point across the torque.

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A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 307,

Lot 16: A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 307,

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Description: A sterling silver brooch by Georg Jensen, No. 307, the stylised fish designed by Henning Koppel, enamelled in brown tones, marked 'Georg Jensen 1945-date, sterling Denmark' with import hallmark London 1957, together with a pair of sterling silver Georg Jensen drop earrings, No. 125, also by Henning Koppel, composed of a free-form shape open to the centre, suspended below a flared top, with screw fittings, marked 'Georg Jensen, 1945-date, sterling Denmark' (3)

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A sterling silver Georg Jensen brooch, c.1960, the

Lot 17: A sterling silver Georg Jensen brooch, c.1960, the

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Description: A sterling silver Georg Jensen brooch, c.1960, the abstract design by Henning Koppel, no. 339, with import hallmark London, 1966. Marked Denmark 925S, Georg Jensen mark 1945 to date

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A sterling band ring, c.1960, with a continuous

Lot 18: A sterling band ring, c.1960, with a continuous

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Description: A sterling band ring, c.1960, with a continuous row of elongated oval pads, London, 1963, a contemporary sterling silver pendant by Ailsa McNicol, with a circular cabochon cornelian, rub set to a rectangular pendant, formed from coiled wire, and a sterling silver Viking longboat brooch by Celtic Art Industries, c.1940 (3)

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A ladies Pierre Balmain mechanical strap watch,

Lot 19: A ladies Pierre Balmain mechanical strap watch,

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Description: A ladies Pierre Balmain mechanical strap watch, c.1970, a TV shaped, brushed, silvered dial, with black hands and quarter numerals, signed 'P Balmain'. Inset to a large rectangular case with hobnail decoration. Case no. 28389. Case back marked 'Pierre Balmain, Paris Fond Acier Inoxydable'. After market strap fitted

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A gentleman's stainless steel Corum Automatic

Lot 20: A gentleman's stainless steel Corum Automatic

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Description: A gentleman's stainless steel Corum Automatic strap watch, on an after market bracelet. A circular, light grey, cross hair dial, with silvered hands. Square case, 30mm diameter, enamelled 'Corum' to the bottom right-hand corner. Later expanding Tessuflex bracelet

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A sterling silver modernist ring, by Philip Leslie

Lot 21: A sterling silver modernist ring, by Philip Leslie

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Description: A sterling silver modernist ring, by Philip Leslie Stocker, c.1970, an open bark textured fingerline head, with bark textured shank, together with a sterling silver modernist Finnish example, with a pierced wheel style head, mounted to a flat section adjustable shank. Import hallmark London 1972, marked Finland, unidentified maker's mark. Finger sizes K and L½ LE (2)

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A sterling silver rock crystal modernist pendant

Lot 22: A sterling silver rock crystal modernist pendant

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Description: A sterling silver rock crystal modernist pendant by Georg Jensen, No. 311C, designed by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, an oval cabochon rock crystal, spectacle set to a wire frame, with elongated bar and hook. Marked 1945-to date No. 311C, 925S, Denmark, Torun, 79mm

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A sterling silver modernist ring by Kupittaan

Lot 23: A sterling silver modernist ring by Kupittaan

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Description: A sterling silver modernist ring by Kupittaan Kulta, with an elongated oval moss agate cabochon, rub set to a flat section tapering band bearing maker's mark and 925S, together with a modernist silver ring, with a flat head formed from graduated circular hoops to a split shank and a ring with pyrite cubic crystal, set to a bark textured band marked sterling (3)

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A sterling silver brooch designed by Marion Berg

Lot 24: A sterling silver brooch designed by Marion Berg

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Description: A sterling silver brooch designed by Marion Berg for David Andersen, c.1960, the brooch from the Troll Series of 1966, with a grid layout and raised studs, marked for David Andersen, Norway

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A pair of sterling silver cufflinks by Cado

Lot 25: A pair of sterling silver cufflinks by Cado

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Description: A pair of sterling silver cufflinks by Cado Designs Limited, c.1960, the irregular plates formed from graduated radiating pads, to swivel fittings, Sheffield, 1960 (2)

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A silver-plated inkwell, late 19th century, of

Lot 26: A silver-plated inkwell, late 19th century, of

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Description: A silver-plated inkwell, late 19th century, of tapering form with four panels each depicting the seasons, glass well damaged, 10cm

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Charles Robert Ashbee for The Guild of

Lot 27: Charles Robert Ashbee for The Guild of

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Description: Charles Robert Ashbee for The Guild of Handicrafts, a silver-plated muffin dish and cover, the cover set with a blister pearl, each part with impressed 'G of H Ltd' mark, 23cm diameter (2)

Condition Report: Finial wire slightly lcompressed and op sided. Scratches inaide

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A set of twelve silver and enamel pastry forks, by

Lot 28: A set of twelve silver and enamel pastry forks, by

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Description: A set of twelve silver and enamel pastry forks, by Liberty & Co. London 1928, with enamelled handles, forks 12.7cm long, 5oz

Condition Report: Please view images of forks, marks and case (available upon request). Minor enamel loss to the terminals. Case is worn and silk is worn to the inside.

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A Mappin & Webb plated four-piece tea set,

Lot 29: A Mappin & Webb plated four-piece tea set,

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Description: A Mappin & Webb plated four-piece tea set, designed by Eric Clements (b.1925), with plain circular bodies and scroll handles (4)

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A silver-plated water jug, in the manner of Dr

Lot 30: A silver-plated water jug, in the manner of Dr

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Description: A silver-plated water jug, in the manner of Dr Christopher Dresser, engine turned with laurel bands, scallop thumbpiece, 19cm

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Two Lino Sabattini silver-plated vases 'Paestum'

Lot 32: Two Lino Sabattini silver-plated vases 'Paestum'

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Description: Two Lino Sabattini silver-plated vases 'Paestum' and 'Busto', dated 1995 and 1996, one of ovoid form, the other of thorax form, both with signature, date and 'Collezione Sabattini, Italy', 32 and 31cm (2)

Condition Report: Some surface scratches, but no obvious major faults.

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A silver goblet, by Stuart Devlin, London 1973,

Lot 33: A silver goblet, by Stuart Devlin, London 1973,

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Description: A silver goblet, by Stuart Devlin, London 1973, with a hammered bowl and twisted bark effect stem, 17.5cm high, 6.2oz

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A silver and shagreen match striker, by Thomas

Lot 34: A silver and shagreen match striker, by Thomas

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Description: A silver and shagreen match striker, by Thomas Callow & Son, London 1910, of double barrel form with hinged covers, on squat ball feet, stamped 'CALLOW', 9.5cm wide

Condition Report: Dent to the base to one end. Top rim bent.

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An Arts and Crafts silver chalice, marks rubbed,

Lot 35: An Arts and Crafts silver chalice, marks rubbed,

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Description: An Arts and Crafts silver chalice, marks rubbed, after a design by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) for Liberty & Co., c.1902/3, the circular bowl on a spiral fluted stem, with circular foot, numbered 278, and Rd. 370246, 20.5cm high, 8oz For a similar example, A J Tilbrook: The Designs of Archibald Knox for Liberty &Co., fig 121, p. 137.

Condition Report: Marks extremely rubbed. Small dents and creases to the bowl. Whole piece overly polished - revealing solder and pitting to the stem.

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A pair of modern silver Churchill wine coasters,

Lot 36: A pair of modern silver Churchill wine coasters,

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Description: A pair of modern silver Churchill wine coasters, by Garrard & Co, No.91 and 92 of 100, designed by John Churchill and Alex Styles, 13cm, 20oz (2) Alex Styles was born in 1922. He joined Garrard & Co. and had a long career with them, retiring in 1987.

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A sterling silver cigarette case, with engine

Lot 37: A sterling silver cigarette case, with engine

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Description: A sterling silver cigarette case, with engine turned and ribbed decoration, 11.2cm

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A silver three-piece tea set, by Charles Edwards,

Lot 38: A silver three-piece tea set, by Charles Edwards,

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Description: A silver three-piece tea set, by Charles Edwards, London 1919, each piece of hammered circular squat form, with scrolled stylised handles, on tripod feet, 38oz (3)

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A Danish metalwares bowl, by Christian F Heise

Lot 39: A Danish metalwares bowl, by Christian F Heise

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Description: A Danish metalwares bowl, by Christian F Heise (1904-1932), Copenhagen, of moulded hexagonal form with a floral border, 20.5cm, and a WMF bowl, with pierced panels of fruiting vines, 25.5cm (2)

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Danish metalwares items: a pair of tablespoons, by

Lot 40: Danish metalwares items: a pair of tablespoons, by

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Description: Danish metalwares items: a pair of tablespoons, by Jens Sigsgaard (1932-1960), a serving spoon, by Christian Heise (1904-1932), and a ladle (4)

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An Art Deco silver cruet set, by Roberts and Dore,

Lot 41: An Art Deco silver cruet set, by Roberts and Dore,

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Description: An Art Deco silver cruet set, by Roberts and Dore, Birmingham 1933, each piece of conical form, with a matched spoon, cased (6)

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A set of six Danish silver teaspoons, by Christian

Lot 42: A set of six Danish silver teaspoons, by Christian

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Description: A set of six Danish silver teaspoons, by Christian F Heise (1904-1932), Copenhagen, each with a flower terminal and mounted with different coloured glass beads, cased, 11.3cm (6)

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A Victorian britannia standard silver salt, by

Lot 43: A Victorian britannia standard silver salt, by

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Description: A Victorian britannia standard silver salt, by Daniel Wellby & John Wellby, London 1874, of triangular form, resting on three stylised double scroll feet, each corner applied with gold scrolling motifs against a spot hammered background, 9cm across, 3cm high, 3.5oz

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An Art Nouveau-style silver twin photograph frame,

Lot 44: An Art Nouveau-style silver twin photograph frame,

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Description: An Art Nouveau-style silver twin photograph frame, based on a Hutton & Sons design, with enamelled decoration, marked sterling, 11cm wide

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A small Georg Jensen oval silver pin tray, by

Lot 45: A small Georg Jensen oval silver pin tray, by

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Description: A small Georg Jensen oval silver pin tray, by Christian Heise, stamped '925' shape 243, on four ball feet

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A Georg Jensen sterling silver mounted ostrich

Lot 46: A Georg Jensen sterling silver mounted ostrich

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Description: A Georg Jensen sterling silver mounted ostrich egg, stamped 'Georg Jensen, Denmark/Sterling B25'

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A Christofle silver-plated tea and coffee set,

Lot 47: A Christofle silver-plated tea and coffee set,

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Description: A Christofle silver-plated tea and coffee set, designed by Luc Lanel, each piece of plain cylindrical form with rosewood handles and finials, together with a tray, each piece stamped and numbered, 49 x 32.5cm (8)

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A silver tazza, by Mappin and Webb, Sheffield,

Lot 48: A silver tazza, by Mappin and Webb, Sheffield,

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Description: A silver tazza, by Mappin and Webb, Sheffield, 1950, pierced and moulded with a scaled bowl, 22.6cm diameter, 14oz

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Llanelli Pottery, a pair of Candlesticks, with

Lot 50: Llanelli Pottery, a pair of Candlesticks, with

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Description: Llanelli Pottery, a pair of Candlesticks, with hand painted rose decoration, 24cm, two similar Mugs, a Dish, with cherry design, a smaller Bowl, and a Jug and a Dish, both with peach design (8)

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A Ruskin Pottery high fired Vase, with an ovoid

Lot 51: A Ruskin Pottery high fired Vase, with an ovoid

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Description: A Ruskin Pottery high fired Vase, with an ovoid body and flared neck, decorated in a sang-de-boeuf mottled glaze, impressed 'Ruskin, England, 1922', 22cm high

Condition Report: No obvious major faults.

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A Wemyss Tankard, decorated with a band of

Lot 52: A Wemyss Tankard, decorated with a band of

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Description: A Wemyss Tankard, decorated with a band of chickens, impressed mark 'Wemyss ware R.H. & S.', 14cm high

Condition Report: Crazing throughout, some brown patches.

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