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May series of Interior auctions

Bellmans are delighted to announce their series of forthcoming May Interiors Auctions, including Fine Clocks, Fine Jewellery and Asian Art auctions, on 14, 15 and 16 May. 

Highlights for Fine Clocks include:
Lot 661 – From the collection of the late Professor Hans Von Bertele – A rare and unrecorded silver-metal-mounted ebonised quarter-repeating and striking table clock, by Daniel Quare, London, Circa 1710. Estimate £20,000 - £40,000

Lot 668 - A George II Walnut Longcase clock - The movement by George Graham, No. 709, circa 1733, the case associated and of the period. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000

660 - A George III Gilt-brass-mounted mahogany bracket clock, by John Ellicott, London, circa 1760. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000

Lot 635 - A Fine & Rare mahogany and brass-bound eight-day chronometer, By Hatton & Harris, London No. 505, circa 1820. Estimate £7,000 - £10,000

Highlights for Fine Jewellery include:
Lot 2240 A gold, emerald and diamond bracelet, in a shaped circular cluster link design, each link mounted with seven circular cut diamonds to the link centre, in a surround of six oval cut emeralds, on a snap clasp, detailed NC 750. Estimate £4000 - £6000 

Lot 2230 A pair of gold and diamond set earclips, each designed as a flowerhead, mounted with circular cut diamonds, the backs with folding post and clip fittings, detailed 750. Estimate: £2000 - £3000

Lot 2335 A Kutchinsky 18ct gold, ruby and diamond brooch, designed as a chick, the eye mounted with a circular cut ruby and with four circular cut diamonds, probably London 1978, length 2.5cm. Estimate £500 - £700

Highlights for Asian include:
Lot 1970 An unusually large Canton enamel rectangular panel, 18th century, finely painted with three women seated at a table on a terrace, observing a boy standing beside carrying a basket of flowers, set within an expansive landscape with rocks, trees and buildings in the distance, 63cm. by 38cm., carved wood frame.  A comparable panel, possibly by the same hand was sold by Christie's, New York, 15th September 2009, lot 212. Estimate £6,000 - £10,000 

Lot 2055 A pair of Chinese bronze figures of officials, Ming dynasty, 17th century, each bearded figure seated on a bench with hands clasped, raised on a bracket base, 20cm. high, (2). Estimate £1200 - £1500 

Lot 2070 A Japanese blue and white kakiemon-style dish, Edo period, late 17th century, painted in the centre with a building on a rocky promontory, a pine tree in the foreground, inside a panelled border painted with women alternating with flowers and dragons, blue fuku mark, 31cm. diameter. Estimate £1000 - £1500

Further Interiors highlights include:
Lot 1700 - Ron Arad; a pair of Rover chairs, circa 1989, in tan leather upholstery, 70cm wide x 102cm high, (2). Estimate £5000 - £6000 

Lot 1770 - John Makepeace, a burr elm desk of shaped outline with leather inset top on turned supports, inscribed to underside 'Designed by John Makepeace and made in his Workshops by Mark Coray 1985', 194cm wide x 72cm high, together with a matching chair, 64cm wide x 94cm high, (2). Estimate £3000 - £4000 

Lot 1290 - Denis Mitchell (1912-1993) 'Gwenap', Verdigris patinated bronze of abstract trident form, 1968, signed with initials and dated to the underside of the black slate base. 33cm high overall .  Including a postcard from the sculptor with details of GWENNAP dated 1968 and two Dennis Mitchell catalogues. Estimate £1500 - £2000