Bellmans August Auction 2020: The Highlights

07 August 2020

The Bellmans August Interiors auction at our Sussex salesroom, running across the 11th, 12th and 13th August, includes Asian Works of Art, Jewellery and Watches, Property from the collection of HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and interior items owned by Captain Richard Alsager, a Commander in the Naval Service of The East India Company.

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Alongside the HRH The Prince Henry and Captain Richard Alsager collections, the auction includes the following highlights:

Lot: 1630


Kofod Larsen (1921-2003) model 1b open armchair for G-PLAN circa 1965, 76cm wide x 74cm high.

Estimate: £300 - 500.

Lot: 2110

Patek Philippe Gold Calendar Wristwatch

A Patek Philippe gold circular cased gentleman's calendar wristwatch, the jewelled automatic movement detailed Patek Philippe Geneve Swiss 240 Q 771624. Signed dial with subsidiary dials for month and quarter of the year, day of the week, date of the month to 31 and moon phase aperture. Detailed within the snap-off caseback 18 K 750 Patek Philippe Geneve Swiss 2866681 3940, with a Patek Philippe leather strap. The buckle is detailed PPCo 750. This lot does not come with any box or papers.

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Lot: 806

Sydney Harbour, Coronation Day 1911 Painting

Arthur Ernest Streeton (Australian 1867-1943), Sydney Harbour, Coronation Day 1911, watercolour, signed and inscribed, 17cm x 25cm. Provenance: From the collection of HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

Estimate: £2000 - £4000

Lot: 1413

Boucher Bronze

Alfred Boucher (1850-1934), Au But (The Finishing Line), signed and numbered 7235, bronze with black patina, 45cm high (excluding base) x 68cm wide x 35cm deep, mounted on a veined rouge marble base, engraved 'Au But, Medaille dor Salon 1886-87, Acquis par l'Etat, the base 6cm high. Provenance: Private UK collection.

Estimate: £4000 - 6000

Lot: 1440

Wenceslas Hollar Miniature

Portrait of Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel (1512-1580) on vellum by Wenceslas Hollar (1607-1677). 58mm diameter, on a later turned wood frame. Only a small number of portrait miniatures by Wenceslas Hollar, an artist more commonly associated with topographical etchings, are known. Estimate: £3000 - 5000

Lot: 1601


Augsburg early 17th century, an extensively marquetry inlaid table cabinet, the pair of doors enclosing a fitted interior depicting Orpheus taming the beasts, the doors verso decorated with soldiers in typical south German dress circa 1590-1620, 57cm wide x 48cm high x 36cm deep.

Estimate: £3000 - 5000

Lot: 1930


A rare small Japanese cloisonné box and cover by Namikawa Yasuyuki, Meiji period, of oval form, the cover worked with three butterflies against a turquoise ground inside a foliate lozenge border repeated on the box, signature on silver tablet mounted on base, 8cm wide, some restoration to cover, (2).

Estimate: £1500 - 2500

Lot: 2505


A gold, opal and diamond brooch, of shaped elliptical form, mounted with three oval opals, otherwise with pierced foliate decoration, mounted with cushion shaped diamonds, length 6.6cm, gross weight 11.2 gms.

Estimate: £800 - 1200

Lot 2380


A white gold, sapphire and diamond parure of graduated water droplet design, the necklace composed of a polished fancy link back chain, suspending a series of pave set sapphire and diamond pendants, gross weight 232 gms, with a matching bracelet, gross weight 57.3 gms, a pair of pendant earrings, gross weight 41.4 gms and a ring, ring size M and a half, gross weight 11.2 gms, all pieces detailed 18 K 750, sizes the necklace 36.5cm, the bracelet 17.7cm and the earrings 7.8cm long (4)

Estimate £15,000 - £20,000

All lots are subject to 22% Buyers premium plus VAT.

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