February Winchester Auction Highlights, including Paintings & Jewellery
LOT 780 - George Leslie Hunter (Scottish, 1877-1931), Villefranche, signed 'G L Hunter' (lower left) and bears Alex Reid & Lefevre label with title and artist's name (verso), oil on canvas, 60 x 50cm. SOLD £68,000 (plus. BP)
Provenance: Alex Reid & Lefevre, Private UK collection, The property of a deceased estate
LOT 400 - Theo and Sarah Fabergé; a silver-gilt and enamel egg, London 2006, number 7 of 50. The Passion and Pride Egg, blue enamel on a shell of silver with guilloche decoration, the top half with a panorama of the Houses of Parliament, the primrose finial set with diamonds, the lower half with medallions and historic dates for the Conservative Party, opening to reveal four leaders of the Party (Churchill, Disraeli, Peel and Thatcher, surrounding an empty House of Commons chair, discussing who will be the next occupant, with presentation box, brochure and certificate, 19cm high. Sold for £5,300
LOT 740 - Francois-Etienne Musin (Belgian, 1820-1888), Shipping in rough seas outside a harbour, signed 'F Musin' (lower left), oil on canvas, 115 x 180cm. Sold for £5,000
LOT 760 - Manuel Garcia y Rodriguez (Spanish, 1863-1925), Women washing garments in a stream, signed and dated 'Garcia y Rodriguez 1910' (lower right), oil on panel, 34.5 x 64.5cm. Sold for £11,500
LOT 50 - A pair of large and impressive Berlin biscuit porcelain vases, second half 19th century, having gilt grotesque handles terminating in flowers and acanthus, painted with allegories of Art and Architecture depicting a classical young woman flanked by two putti carrying attributes against an ivory biscuit ground, raised on a gilt-lined socle and octagonal base, 61cm high, blue sceptre and eagle (pfennig) mark (2). Sold for £4,700
LOT 566 - A platinum, aquamarine and diamond three-stone ring, the cushion-cut aquamarine approximately 5.5ct, claw-set between two circular-cut diamonds, ring size 0, 6.1g gross combined. Sold for £2,300
LOT 185 - Coco de Mer ( Lodoicea Maldivica ), West Coast of India or Ceylon, 19th century, the sides carved with two rows of figures in arched panels below a foliate upper frieze, the lift off cover carved as two birds supported by four elephants on a diaper carved shaped platform base, 53cm high x 39cm wide. Sold for £2,500
LOT 690 - An emerald and diamond dress ring, of abstract cluster design, the central oval-cut emerald claw-set in a surround of circular and baguette-cut diamonds, approximate total diamond weight 2.70ct, in a white precious metal mount, ring size K ½, 6.7g gross.
In a tooled burgundy leather case detailed Antrobus, 11 New Bond Street. Sold for £3,100
LOT 860: A George III mahogany chest, the moulded rectangular caddy top above a brushing slide, two short and three long drawers, on shaped apron stand, 83cm wide x 42cm deep x 80cm high. Sold for £2,100
LOT 623 - A yellow precious metal long necklace, of textured belcher chain design, suspended from tongue and barrel clasp applied with stars and filigree stylized flowerheads, 140cm long, 48.8gms. Sold for £2,700
*BP – Subject to buyers premium @ 22% + VAT.