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With the Olympic Games rapidly approaching, lot 1654; a bronze London 1948 Olympics participation medal, is a highlight for the August sale. This piece of sporting memorabilia depicts the view over legend in three line XIV Olympiad, London 1948 all displayed above the Olympic rings. The reverse displays the quadriga with triumph. The item is estimated to sell between £100 - £150, however the significant timing of this sale might lead to some interesting results.
The silver sale includes a privately consigned silver mounted tortoiseshell tea caddy, raised on four shell corner feet, the hinged cover fitted with a carrying handle and opening to reveal a pair of and one further central rectangular caddy box. The sides with applied shaped silver cartouches, engraved with monograms and crests, including the Lyall cockerel crest of John Lyall, who emigrated to Barbados circa 1800. From the style and decoration the item is likely to be dated to the Napoleonic era of 1800. At this time the British were travelling the globe and working as global leaders in trade and also protecting their colonial processions from the Napoleonic forces.
This August sale is a time to indulge in some beautiful diamonds and gemstones, including lot 1447; a diamond set cluster bar brooch with the central cluster mounted with seven cushion shaped diamonds, between two further cushion shaped diamonds spaced at intervals to the bar. Est. £600 - £800
Lot 1383; a 9ct gold, citrine, amethyst and seed pearl set brooch, designed as a winged insect, mounted with an oval cut citrine, a circular cut amethyst and with seed pearls set to the wings, Birmingham 1953.
Est. £200 - £300
Lot 1489; a diamond set rectangular brooch, with scroll pierced and foliate decoration, mounted with cushion shaped diamonds, cased. Est. £400 - £600
As the sun has finally decided to arrive in the British Isles, this delightful lot below will hopefully intrigue any taxidermy or insect collector. Lot 1661 includes a quantity of mounted butterflies and insects and is mounted in three glazed cases. The beautifully displayed collection, comprises; stick insects from Papua New Guinea, a five legged frog, a bird eating spider, various butterflies, cockroaches, bees, locusts and many others.
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