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Peter Wilson Fine Art Auctioneers LLP

Victoria Gallery,
Market Street,
NANTWICH,
Cheshire,
CW5 5DG

  01270 623878
 
  www.peterwilson.co.uk

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Peter Wilson Fine Art Auctioneers LLP - Fine Art Sale
Sale commencing:   15 February 2018 11:00 AM

Lot 1

Dowler patent corkscrew with ivory handle. Length 5.5in.

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 2

Surveyor's level by Negretti & Zambra contained in mahogany travel box, accompanied by brass and mahogany tripod.

Estimated Value: £250 - £350

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Lot 3

Late 19th century continental carved cameo shell table lamp, depicting female deities surrounded by cherubs, set in a white metal detachable stand of 4 feet in the form of sea dolphins, inset with 8 carved cameos and cultured pearls, approx. 35.5cm height.

Estimated Value: £1500 - £2000

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Lot 4

A 19th century ceremonial Germanic drinking horn with bronze and copper embellishments. Four cast copper animals on collar (a boar, a fox, a dog and a deer). Mounted on wooden plinth. Approx 2ft in height.

Estimated Value: £600 - £800

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Lot 5

Set of 'J. White & Sons of Auchtermuchty' in Fife, brass beam balance scales complete with seven graduated brass weights. Original paint work in black, gold and red with art noveau style ornament. 79cm; 31in height.

Estimated Value: £120 - £180

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Lot 6

Two early 19th century oval section tea-caddies. One veenered in beech wood, the other in mahogany. Both inlaid with a marquetry design of swags and flowers. 12 x 14.5in.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 7

Two early 19th century satinwood veneered tea-caddies with ivory escutcheons. Inlaid with conch shell motifs. One with flat lid, one curved. 4.6 x 6.5 and 4.2 x 7.4 in respectively.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 8

Two George III mahogany veneered stationary boxes. With brass handles on lid. One has an ivory escutcheon, with beech and ebony crossbanding. The other has a brass eschutcheon. 6.6 x 9.2 in.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 9

Three 19th century mahogany caddies. One double section tea caddy with dogstooth crossbanding and ivory escutcheon. Two stationery boxes with inlaid petra motifs. 6.2 x 7.1, 4.4 x 5.8, 4.8 x 4.5.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 10

Chinese mother of pearl counters. In various shapes; circular, oval, rectangular, fish. All with fretwork and carving, some with scenes of people,some with floral designs. Ranging in size from 1.1 in to 2.5 in. Approx 200 pieces.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 11

Edwardian mahogany barograph by Lennie of Edinburgh. With brass fittings and inwell stand. Drawer contains a leaflet on weather forecasting. 8.8 x 14in.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 12

Edwardian oak case barograph. With brass fittings and inkwell stand. Drawer contains barograph manual and additional graph paper. 8 x 14in.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 13

A small collection of Freemason regalia contained within a hard leather case and comprises several sashes, aprons and badges and the triple cross sceptre.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 14

A collection of 19th century card cases. Three mother of pearl and abalone shell veneered cases in a alternating diamond pattern. Then one tortoishell veneered case and one Japanese ivory carved case depicting figures in a scene of cherry blossom trees. The largest case is 4.2 x 3 in.

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 15

A pair of brass ships lanterns by army and navy manufacturers W. Nunn & Co, London. For port and starboard points of a ship with red and blue glass respectively. 12.5 x 7.5 in.

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 16

Four steel ships lanterns for port, starboard, anchor and stern. The latter bears the anchor mark of Simpson & Laurence, Glasgow. The largest is 12in tall.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 17

George III mahogany cheese coaster, with scroll detail. 6.2 x 16.6 in.

Estimated Value: £75 - £100

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Lot 18

George III oak candle box with crossbanding and teardrop carving on the backboard. 22.5 x 7in.

Estimated Value: £75 - £100

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Lot 19

George III mahogany knife box with bow front and crossbanding. Brass escutcheons and lion's head handles. With sectioned interior. 14 x 8.8 in. Condition report: Some splits in the wood around the hinges and where the veneer has come loose on the side of the case.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 20

An oak cased symphonium. Possibly German. Lid has inlaid shield and inside is a monochrome print of Napoleon Bonaparte. Includes 11 discs. 6.2 x 10.2 in.

Estimated Value: £300 - £400

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Lot 21

Indian amboyna wood spice box. The exterior carved in an undulating pattern and opens to reveal inlaid ivory in a radiating hexagonal pattern from the centre motif of an elephant. The box has two inner trays with spice boxes. 6 x 14.4 in.

Estimated Value: £150 - £200

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Lot 22

Victorian mahogany framed barograph by Negretti & Zambra. With brass fittings and inkwell and hinged lid with brass carry handle. 7.5 x 12 in.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 23

Early 20th century oak tobacco box. With steel escutcheon, handles and fretwork. The interior uses a rolling mechanism which pushes up the pipe rack to reveal two small drawers and a ceramic tobacco pot. 12 x 12 x 9in.

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 24

A small 20th century oak art deco drinks cabinet. Containing a pressed glass decanter and four glasses. With oak/ceramic pot and storage drawer. There is a presentation plaque on the top of the cabinet. 13 x 11 x 6.8 in.

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 25

A George III ivory patch box with miniature portrait of a gentleman. 7.5cm diameter.

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 26

George III mahogany tea caddy, with ebony edging to cover, the fitted interior containing three canisters for sugar and tea, compartment at back with caddy spoon, Mid 18th century, 9.4in wide. Provenance from the Ann Stevens Collection sold at Woolley Wallis Lot 491 21st September 2010.

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 27

A 19th century carved softwood wall hanging with details of

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 28

A set of shagreen cased travelling items. Including a set of architect's instruments and a ladies travelling fan. The set also included 3 small brass cases.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 29

A twin branched table lamp in an ormolu style with gilded detail surrounding a central cherub holding fruit. With two beaded pale pink lampshades. 14 x 10 in (not inc. lampshades).

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 30

Late 19th century green ground table lamp. Painted with a posy of flowers, with gilded feet. Complete with pale rose and green fringed lampshade. Height 15in (not inc. lampshade).

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 31

Late 19th century table lamp with tulip shaped lampshade. The base of the lamp is painted with posies of flowers on a lilac background. Height 17in (not including lampshade).

Estimated Value: £50 - £80

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Lot 32

W. Morley mahogany and brass camera, with two plate backs measuring 5.25 x 7.75 inches, together with a collection of unrelated mahogany camera accessories including nine plate backs of various sizes, three stereo viewers, six lenses of differing sizes, also two Ensign 'All distance' camera and a Kodak Six-20 Brownie C. The Morley camera measures 22cm x 30cm extended.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 33

Mahogany folding Shew type quarter plate pocket camera, fitted 'Orthopanactinic Newton & Co. Liverpool' named lens, 14cm x 12cm

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 34

Luftwaffe Robot WW2 camera, serial number FL 38077, with Carl Zeiss Biotar 1:2 f=4cm lens, and a Robot branded Tele-Xenar f:3.8 f=7.5cm lens.

Estimated Value: £70 - £100

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Lot 35

Leica IIIB Model G Camera 1938, serial number 284373, with Summitar f=5cm 1:2 lens number 507154, Leica lens cap and lens hood.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 36

Leica IIIC camera circa 1943 serial number 390117, with black enamel finish, fitted with Leitz Elmar f=5cm 1:35 lens with cap, together with Carl Zeiss Sonnar 1:2 f=5cm lens with Leica cap, and a Zeiss film container and film.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 37

Coronet midget camera, green marbled body, also an Ensign Ensignette camera, together with a fitted leather camera case. (3) the case measures 19cm x 29cm

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 38

Leica IIIF Black Dial camera, serial number 535333 circa 1950-51, fitted with Summarit f=5cm 1:1,5 lens number 801985, together with Leica sunlight filter and leather ever ready case, also two Weston light meters and an Agfa flash unit.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 39

A collection of Triang Minic ships, Breakwaters, Quay Straights, Storage tanks and buildings to include S.S. United States, S.S. Nieuw (Amsterdam), M885 floating dock, R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth, R.M.S.Saxonia, S.S. Varicella, T.S.S. Vikingen, Franconia (M.708), H.M.S. Vanguard, H.M.S. Bulwark (M.751), Devonshire, Swiftsure, Superb, Jutland, Dainty, Virago, Tobuk, Volage, four Submarines, tugs and light vessels, P.S. Britannia and three Royal yachts.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 40

Bing for Bassett Lowke tinplate George V 4-4-0 locomotive and tender, with clockwork motor, in black livery, engine number 2663, together with wall mount display box. 41cm long

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 41

A bottle of Moet & Chandon Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne 1969. Level is base of neck. 75cl.

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 42

Rare Wheatstone Duet Aeola, with 72 keys fitted to pierced nickel plated octagonal end plates, Anglo German set up, serial number 31282, for 1926, with original leather case, the instrument measures 34cm wide

Estimated Value: £2000 - £2500

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Lot 43

Captain W. Brown (1777 - 1857) signed letter dated 13th October 1805 off Cadiz, to the 'Honourable Lords Commissioners' stating that 'Mr Jeremiah Brown served as Lieutenant on board His Majesties Ship Ajax from the 1st June to the 13th October 1805', Brown states that Lieutenant Brown complied with general instructions and was not absent six weeks at a time. One sheet, 15.5cm x 19.5cm The Ajax was under Captain Brown's commanded as part of Calder's fleet during the action on the 22nd July against a combined fleet of French and Spanish ships at the Cape Finisterre in which the British manages to capture two Spanish ships. Captain Brown did not serve in Nelsons fleet during the battle of Trafalgar as he had been sent back to England as witness during Calder's court martial following the Battle of Cape Finisterre.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 44

Admiral Sir Robert Calder (1745 -1818) signed letter dated January 2nd 1813, to Mr Philip Miller instructing Miller to 'act as Master of the Pyrenees until further hour' written on GR 1812 watermarked paper, 1 sheet folded, overall dimensions unfolded 32cm x 39.5 Admiral Sir Robert Calder commanded a fleet of fifteen British vessels which attached a larger combined fleet of twenty French and Spanish ships on 22 July 1805 at the Battle of Cape Finisterre, during the engagement two Spanish ships were captured before the battle ceased due to fog and nightfall. Much indignation was felt in England at the failure of Calder to re-engage the enemy fleet resulting in Calder's court martial held on 23 December 1805.

Estimated Value: £150 - £250

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Lot 45

Admiral Sir Richard Strachan (1760 -1828) signed letter dated 3rd July 1805, to the commissioners for His Majesty's Navy Somerset Place ordering 'The usual supply of Tongues for His Majesty's Ship Caesar under my command' one sheet folded, overall size unfolded 22.5 x 33.5cm Admiral Sir Richard Strachan famously engaged four French battleships on the 4th November 1805 at the Cape Ortegal which had escaped from Nelsons fleet at the battle of Trafalgar. The four French ships were captured by Strachan with little loss to British life.

Estimated Value: £100 - £200

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Lot 46

Sir John Louis (1785-1863) signed letter dated 27th April 1805, to Henry Dundas 1st Lord of the Admiralty reporting that 'Lord Nelson has been good enough to appoint me Captain of the Bittern' 'I am now at Gibraltar with Dispatches for Sir Rd Stachan' the letter also states 'I left fleet on the 6th ... anxiously looking for the French Fleet'. One sheet, folded, overall size unfolded22.5cm x 36.5cm Sir John Louis served under his father Thomas Louis captain of the Minotaur. John Louis was made commander in 28th February 1805 and Captain 22nd January 1806. He was later Superintendent of Malta Dockyard 1838-1843 and Admiral Superintendent at Plymouth 1846 - 1850.

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 47

Admiral Sir Richard King (1774 -1834) signed letter dated 25th February 1809 from H.M.S. Achille, to Admiral Duckworth reporting a survey ordered by Lord Gambier 'on the remains of necessaries supplied for the use of the sick and wounded' the letter encloses a copy of the Surgeon's report listing the supplies needed. One page letter folded measuring 33cm x 39cm together with a copy of the Surgeon's report measuring 32cm x 20cm. Admiral Sir Richard King was Captain of H.M.S Achilles as part of Nelson's fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. The letter was written from the Achilles off the west coast of France or Spain. The Surgeon's report is asking for Tea, Sago, Rice Pearl Barley, Soap, Soft Sugar and 36 gallons of Lemon Juice.

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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Lot 48

Sir Henry William Bayntun (1766-1840) signed letter dated 22nd July 1804, to 'certify the principal officers and commissioners of His Majesties Navy that no stores were lent or bought' during the time he commanded the Leviathan from 22nd July 1803 to 22nd July 1804, the letter also mentions that shrouds and backstays were not shifted or topmasts lost in the said time. The letter mentions Will Rudgley and Alex Mowbray acted as Boatswain and Thomas Chris Speck and James Avory were carpenters during the mention time. One sheet 16.5cm x 20.5cm Admiral William Bayntun commanded H.M. Leviathan as part of Nelson's fleet at the battle of Trafalgar, for his part in the battle Bayntun was awarded the Gold Trafalgar medal and Sword of Honour.

Estimated Value: £100 - £150

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Lot 49

Admiral Sir Edward Codrington (1170-1851) signed letter dated May 11th 1819, the letter discusses an issue Codrington has asked a friend to 'speak to the Gentlemen in the House of Commons' as well as a visit he is planning, one sheet, 18.5cm x 11cm Admiral Codrington commanded H.M.S. Orion as part of Nelson's fleet during the battle of Trafalgar, the Orion forced the surrender of the French ship Swiftsure and took part in the action in which the Intrepide was captured.

Estimated Value: £80 - £120

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Lot 50

Vice- Admiral Sir Henry Blackwood (1770-1832) signed double letter dated 20th and 24th February 1809, to Sir J.J. Duckworth Vice Admiral of the Red, written from H.M.S. Warspite regarding the 'Rigging which Lord Gambier forwarded to Plymouth' as well as the present state of 'the braces, lifts, reef tackles, yard and stay tackles, top sail, sheets' One sheet folded, the overall unfolded sizes are 32cm x 39.5cm Vice- Admiral Sir Henry Blackwood commanded the Frigate Euryalus as part of Nelson's fleet at the battle of Trafalgar,

Estimated Value: £200 - £300

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