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Crow's Auction Gallery Ltd

Reigate Road,
DORKING,
Surrey,
RH4 1SG

  01306 740382
 
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Crow's Auction Gallery Ltd - Antiques & Collectables
Sale commencing:   04 December 2019 10:00 AM

Lot 1

A bronzed metal garden figure of a heron, 33" high

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 2

A set of nine ruby wine glasses with clear twist stems, 5¾" high, a pair of etched long stem wine glasses and a square section spirit decanter

Estimated Value: £20 - £40

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Lot 3

A Chinese blue glazed porcelain rice bowl with underglaze dragon decoration, 6 character mark to base, 6" diameter

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 4

A metal postbox with cast iron front panel and door, 17½" high, 9½" wide, 10½" wide

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 5

An antique bronze weight with verdigris patina, 2"

Estimated Value: £20 - £30

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Lot 6

A cast iron garden figurine of a fairy seated on a flower, 12½" high

Estimated Value: £20 - £30

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Lot 7

A quantity of animated wooden toys, two puzzle trinket boxes and a box of painted eggs with surprise contents

Estimated Value: £20 - £40

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Lot 8

A Chinese green glazed pottery trinket dish with a ribbed interior and raised lotus flower decoration, 7" x 5½"

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 9

A quantity of animated wooden toys, two puzzle trinket boxes and a box of painted eggs with surprise contents

Estimated Value: £20 - £40

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Lot 10

A Chinese bronzed metal censer with two handles and calligraphy decoration, character mark to base, 2" x 1½"

Estimated Value: £35 - £50

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Lot 11

A hardstone phallus pendant, 7½" long

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 12

A brass French horn in fitted case

Estimated Value: £20 - £40

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Lot 13

A small Chinese bronze censer with two phoenix eye handles on tripod supports, impressed seal mark to base, 3½" diameter

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 14

A brass framed desktop magnifying glass, lens 5" diameter

Estimated Value: £20 - £30

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Lot 15

An Oriental bronze of a tortoise with a snake, 2½" high

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 16

A Canton enamel dish with a frilled rim, decorated with a toad, 5" diameter

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 17

A Yamaha brass trumpet in fitted case, YTR2320 204771

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 18

A sheet of music from the C16th, hand coloured on vellum, likely produced in a medieval monastery as liturgy music. Some wrinkling, creasing, staining at edges commensurate with age, but overall fair condition, 20" x 28"

Estimated Value: £120 - £140

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Lot 19

A metal milk churn with iron swing handle, 20" high, 18" diameter

Estimated Value: £30 - £40

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Lot 20

Walter Emanuel (1869-1915), 'The Dogs of War', illustrated by Cecil Aldin, first edition, (London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co, 1906), 243pp 6½" x 8", brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and illustrated cover, full colour and black and white illustrations by Cecil Aldin throughout, some foxing and yellowing plus untrimmed edges, but overall in good condition. A delightful story about a group of dogs, told from the dogs' point of view

Estimated Value: £30 - £40

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Lot 21

Edward Ravenscroft (1654-1707), 'The Anatomist; or the Sham Doctor: written by Mr Ravenscroft with the loves of Mars and Venus, a play set to musick: written by Mr. Motteux..., rare edition, (London: W. Feales at Rowes Head, 1735), leather spine and corners with gilt lettering, split spine with some loose pages, needs to be rebound, front and back cover worn and corners damaged, p14 numbered p4, 1735 written on front cover, museum piece, 6½" x 4", along with the matching, 'The Rehearsal' by George, late Duke of Buckingham, 1735 (2)

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 22

Neil McAlpine (1786-1867), 'A Pronouncing Gaelic Dictionary: to which is prefixed a concise but most comprehensive Gaelic Grammar', first edition, published 1832, printed for the author: Edinburgh. Hard cover marbled endboards with leather spine, gilt lettering rubbed off and some spine missing, front cover detached, owner's signature on front end paper 'Gwen McKenzie', pages internally intact with some foxing and yellowing, but overall in fair condition, will need to be rebound, 7¼" x 4½"

Estimated Value: £50 - £70

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Lot 23

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), 'Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes', (London: Chatto & Windus, 1909), 'The St Martin's Illustrated Library of Standard Authors', 8 volumes, xi 208pp, publisher's red cloth, gilt titles and vignette decoration, discolouration of spine, rubbing and fading to extremities, pages uncut, illustrations throughout, mild foxing but overall good condition; 'Island Night Entertainments', first edition, published London, Paris and Melbourne, Cassell & Co. 1893, and 'Catriona', a sequel to 'Kidnapped', first edition (Cassell & Co., London, Paris and Melbourne, 1893), (3)

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 24

Various early C19th books, Henry James Pye, poet laureate (1744-1813), Alfred, an Epic Poem', (London: Suttaby, 1808), leather bound in tan calf skin with gilt decoration, front and back cover detached but pages internally intact, with engraved frontispiece and title, some water staining, but overall in fair condition, will need to be rebound, 5" x 3"; 'The Letters of Junius', (published London: J. Walker et al, 1807); 'The Seasons' by James Thomson (published London: Wilkie & Robinson, 1811), and four small encyclopaedias dated 1811, and one other dated 1828, A/F (8)

Estimated Value: £70 - £90

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Lot 25

W.F. Creeny, 'Illustrations of Incised Slabs on the Continent of Europe from Rubbings and Tracings', first Edition published for the author by Goose and Co. Norwich, 1891, with 71 black and white lithographs and facing text, decorated boards, cloth spine, some foxing but overall in good condition, uncut edges, 11½" x 15½"

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 26

Of medical interest: William Osler (1849-1919), 'The Principles and Practice of medicine', seventh edition, (London: D. Appleton & Co. 1909), 8 volumes, hardcover, red cloth, some yellowing of pages but overall in good condition; and 'The Principles and Practice of Medicine', eighth edition, published New York & London: D. Appleton & Co., 1916, overall good condition with some pencil underlining internally, but some rubbing and fading of covers (2)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 27

Sir Joseph Prestwich (1812-1896), Collected Papers on some Controversial Questions of Geology', first edition, (London: Macmillan & Co., 1895), red cloth hard cover, spine with gilt lettering all intact with some rubbing, pages uncut, inscriptions on inner cover in pencil and ink, slight yellowing, tears to pp.83-87, but overall good condition; 'Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London - 1906', first edition, published London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1906, hardcover in brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, pp1-462, text and colour plates and black and white illustrations, some wear to boards but overall good clean copy; and 'Proceedings... of the Zoological Society of London - 1910', pp.385-588, march papers published in August 1910, first edition, worn spine but overall good copy (3)

Estimated Value: £50 - £70

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Lot 28

John James Audobon (1785-1851), 'Audobon: Early Drawings', introduction by Richard Rhodes, notes by Scott V. Edwards, foreword by Leslie A. Morris, published by Harvard University Press, 2008, slip edition, hardcover, beautiful illustrations throughout, very good condition

Estimated Value: £20 - £30

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Lot 29

Three books in the 'Shown to the Children' series, edited by Louey Chisholm on 'Flowers', 'The Sea-Shore and 'Beasts', first editions (London and Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1910). Green cloth hard covers, gilt lettering coloured plates throughout, uneven edges, some mild staining but overall in fair condition, binding loose on 'Beasts'; along with British Butterflies and Moths', by W. Percival Westall (published: London, Chapman & Dodd, 1920) (4)

Estimated Value: £20 - £30

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Lot 30

Estimated Value: £70 - £90

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Lot 31

A Chinese blue and white porcelain vase with two mask handles and decorative inscription, 9" high

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 32

A vintage velvet smoker's jacket

Estimated Value: £20 - £30

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Lot 33

A Tiffany style table lamp with dragonfly decoration, 22½" high

Estimated Value: £70 - £100

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Lot 34

A 1952/53 Steiff begging rabbit, golden mohair, fixed limbs, brown and black glass eyes, red stitching, intact whiskers, felt linings to ears, Steiff button in right ear, 5" high

Estimated Value: £60 - £80

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Lot 35

A Japanese Jizai style bronze five horned rhinoceros beetle, the wings hinged to reveal a trinket box, indistinct seal to base, 4½" long

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 36

A pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain panels decorated with birds amongst branches in bloom with red highlights, in hardwood frames, 15" x 23½"

Estimated Value: £150 - £200

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Lot 37

A Tiffany style sectional leaded glass lampshade, 12" diameter

Estimated Value: £15 - £30

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Lot 38

A yellow ground porcelain bowl with raised dragon decoration, 6 character mark to base, 6½" diameter

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 39

'Titanic-1912' photographic print by Beken using the original historical glass plate negative, handworked, signed and titled Kenneth J. Beken lower right, certificate of authenticity verso, 16½" x 11½"

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 40

A Chinese gilt white metal trade token/ingot, 4" long, 190 grams

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 41

A composition figure of two greyhounds on an oval wooden plinth, 8½" high

Estimated Value: £15 - £30

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Lot 42

Three studio glass vases, largest 8" high, and three heavy glass paperweights

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 43

A set of six bone dice in a bone case with playing card decoration, 3½" x 2"

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 44

A quantity of various vintage marbles (2kg)

Estimated Value: £10 - £15

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Lot 45

A Chinese watercolour scroll depicting a vulture, 26" x 35"

Estimated Value: £160 - £200

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Lot 46

A Chinese doucai porcelain tea bowl with chicken decoration, 6 character mark to base, 3½" diameter

Estimated Value: £120 - £160

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Lot 47

Four Continental porcelain figurines of d'Artagnan, and The Three Musketeers, 8" high, together with four Naples porcelain figurines of French soldiers (8)

Estimated Value: £40 - £60

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Lot 48

A Chinese white metal trinket dish in the form of a lily pad with a sleeping female nude, 4 character mark to base, 5" x 3½" long

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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Lot 49

A Peking glass snuff bottle with carved decoration of children playing, 3½" high

Estimated Value: £60 - £100

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Lot 50

A Chinese white metal filigree reticulated scent holder flask with decoration of Quan Yin, 2½"

Estimated Value: £30 - £50

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