100 Objects Auction December 2021

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Lot 1

Estimate

£500.00 - £700.00

Description

Fabulous amethyst white coral and fossilised wood carving of an ostrich, in the manner of Bernhard Becker, the head with a yellow beak and bead eyes set to the fossilised wood head and neck above a coral collar and amethyst body with white tail feathers and links raised on gilt, metal legs on a crystal base, 26cm long, 22cm high Footnotes Bernhard Becker Born in 1950 in Idar-Oberstein, Bernard Becker, son of Karl-Otto Becker, apprenticed as a gemstone engraver with the firm of Georg O. Wild and completed his Masters examination in gem engraving in 1973. He opened his own workshop and gallery in 1974


Lot 2

Estimate

£200.00 - £300.00

Description

T H White (Terence Hanbury "Tim" White�29 May 1906 � 17 January 1964)�Sword in the Stone author, a 1939 handwritten postcard to Miss Winifred Medway, the postcard in pen and ink "Dear Miss Medway - Thank you very much for your kind letter about The Sword and the Stone, I hope you often write to authors like this, as it gives many a giant kick, though they pretend it doesn't. You will please excuse this post card. I have no other stamps at the moment and am living in a farmhouse 5 miles from the nearest post office, without a car. What Walt Disney does to the work will be none of my business, I'm afraid. Still, it will be nice to see. Yours sincerely T.H. White Provenance: Estate of Jill Vlasto (Nee Medway)


Lot 3

Estimate

£800.00 - £1,200.00

Description

Unusual early 20th Century Opticians trade sign, in the form of a pair of spectacles with orange lenses, 83cm wide 52cm high


Lot 4

Estimate

£2,000.00 - £4,000.00

Description

1989 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6 litre coupe, private registration B20 GPW, blue bodywork, automatic transmission, 116197 recorded miles, Vin/Chassis number SAJJNAEC3CA159797, engine number 9DPAMA180141


Lot 5

Estimate

£500.00 - £700.00

Description

Asprey's Rolex Observatory Quality 18 carat gold and silver open face pocket watch, the signed silver dial with Arabic numerals, outer minutes track and subsidiary seconds dial, the caseback monogrammed AS, crown wound, the case 41.5mm diameter


Lot 6

Estimate

£600.00 - £900.00

Description

Industrial design, a early 20th Century Stage/theatre light, the lamp section with an arched mirror panel interior and large bulb in a steel frame above the tripod, 170m high, the lamp head 44cm diameter


Lot 7

Estimate

£200.00 - £300.00

Description

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), a signed self portrait as his most famous incarnation 'The Tramp', 7.5cm x 7.5cm


Lot 8

Estimate

£500.00 - £700.00

Description

E.M. Forster, The Story of the Siren,�first edition, [one of 500 copies], signed by the author with a strike through the printed name, Printed by Leonard & Virginia�Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Paradise Road, Richmond, 1920, blue marbled�effect cover, dedication to the inside first page Alexis and Jill� Provenance: The estate of A.P Vlasto (Fellow of Kings College Cambridge)�� Alexis Peter Vlasto In 1939 Vlasto was headhunted to work at the British code breaking establishment Bletchley Park. He was seconded from Cambridge University where he was to undertake �War Work�. He was given the responsibility of the Japanese Army Air Force section where he would aid in cracking the Japanese Army Air Force code system 3366. Vlasto was one of a team of people assigned to this task alongside Maurice Wiles and Mervyn Jones. Whilst at Bletchley Park Vlasto met the young musicologist Hilda Joan �Jill� Medway who was also on secondment from Cambridge and by the time the war had ended in May 1945 Vlasto and Medway were married (they married on 19 March 1945).


Lot 9

Estimate

£500.00 - £700.00

Description

Georg Jensen, a silver model 175 necklace with long links, 79cm long, together with the original leather bag


Lot 10

Estimate

£1,000.00 - £1,500.00

Description

Gladiator, a Zucchabar arena sword from Ridley Scott's Oscar�-winning historical epic Gladiator. Swords were given to the gladiators at the arena during Maximus' (Russell Crowe) first fight, in which he and Juba (Djimon Hounsou) were chained together with the other slaves to further entertain the audience. The sword with a ring turned handle with intentional chips and marks and a blade with tarnished marks and battle chips to appear used, 74cm long. Purchased at the Prop Store 2020 with certificate