French musical field and a Harold Knight portrait are amongst 5 heaps to look at



French gilt-metal singing chook cigarette field retailed by Finnigans of New Bond Avenue – estimate £1000-1500 at Bellmans.

1. Musical field

Retailed by Finnigans of New Bond Avenue, this French gilt-metal singing chook cigarette field is chased with floral scrolls, the hinged cowl revealing a singing mechanical chook adorned with inexperienced, blue and pink feathers on a pierced gilt grille, with a drawer opening and shutting in sequence with the musical mechanism.

The bottom is inscribed FINNIGANS NEW BOND STREET, LONDON and FRANCE, and the c.1900 field measuring 4 x 3 x 2½in (10 x 7 x 6cm), is available in a fitted leather-based retailer’s case with gilt-tooled monogram to the duvet and winding key hid inside.

The estimate at Bellmans in Wisborough Inexperienced, West Sussex, within the August 2-5 gross sales sequence is £1000-1500.

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2. Flintlock duelling pistols 


Cased pair of English flintlock duelling pistols by Joseph Gulley, London, early nineteenth century – estimate £4000-6000 at Halls.

This cased pair of English flintlock duelling pistols by Joseph Gulley, London, early nineteenth century, is estimated at £4000-6000 in Halls of Shrewsbury’s Timed Militaria Sale from July 14 to August 2.

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3. Silver tankard


William and Mary lidded tankard – estimate £2000-3000 at Charterhouse.

An inherited assortment of historic and fashionable silver is on the market at Charterhouse within the specialist sale of silver, jewelry and watches in Sherborne on August 4.

The earliest piece of silver dates from when William and Mary have been on the throne. A lidded tankard of plain barely tapering cylindrical kind, assayed in London in 1692, it’s estimated at £2000-3000.

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4. Silver jardinières


Suite of three Victorian silver jardinières – estimate £1000-2000 at Cheffins.

Over 40 plenty of silver from Wooden Corridor in Hilgay, Norfolk, will go beneath the hammer at Cheffins in Cambridge on August 4.

The property was purchased by the Shares household in 1879 and has remained in the identical household till lately, the final incumbents being the Charlesworth household, who inherited the home and land in 1974 from Main Eric Shares.

This suite of three Victorian silver jardinières has an estimate of £1000-2000.

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5. Harold Knight portrait


Harold Knight portrait of fellow artist Robert Morson Hughes – estimate £25,000-35,000 at David Lay.

The August 4 Cornish Artwork Sale at David Lay in Penzance consists of this Harold Knight (1874-1961) portrait of fellow artist Robert Morson Hughes (1873-1953). Painted c.1915-16, it comes by descent from the sitter’s household with an estimate of £25,000-35,000.

Portray within the shadow of conflict in Europe, the austere portrait is a research for Knight’s 1916 Royal Academy exhibit The Council which equally options Hughes with pint in hand.

Hughes and his spouse Eleanor have been fellow members of the artists’ group dwelling within the Cornish village of Lamorna. They purchased a parcel of land above the Lamorna Valley and designed and constructed their very own dwelling Chyangweal the place (aside from a three-month mortgage to Penlee Home in 2019) this image has hung for over a century.

Knight’s friendship with different artists within the colony was fractured in 1916 when he obtained his call-up papers and took the choice to not struggle.

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