Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Upcoming Auctions

Bonhams, Knightsbridge:
12 June 2007: The Knightsbridge Sale
Lot No.: 192; Sale No.: 14903
"A good collection of late 19th / early 20th century Mauchlinware items all with printed views of seaside and touring towns and cities, comprising a large egg shaped wool or string holder printed with views of Southport, another small egg shaped holder for Shakespeare's House, a barrel money box for Walton-on-Naze, a castle money box for Victorian Pier, Folkstone, a rectangular castle money box for Hyde Pier, a plain rectangular money box printed with a Highlander, a large medicine glass holder for Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, two smaller holders for Burns Cottage and Hunstanton Pier, a mushroom darner for Burns Cottage, a reel holder for the Jetty, Yarmouth, a miniature reel holder for Stirling Castle, two thimble cases for the Dripping Well and Shakespeare's House, a reel holder for Thirlstone Castle, an egg shaped reel holder for Stirling Castle, a pin cushion for Harbour Bridge, a thimble box for Lovers Seat, a needle case for Kirk Bradden, five variouus pin holders, two needle books, a hexagonal reel box, a minature tazza for Alloway Kirk, six napkin rings and three other pieces, (38 approximately)"
Estimate: £1,200 - 1,500

Christie's, Amsterdam:
Lot No.: 0153; Sale No.: 2743
A collection of various silver and silver-mounted boxes, snuff-boxes and other objects.
"Various makers and dates, 19th and 20th Century, mainly Dutch, some unmarked.
Comprising eleven boxes of various shapes and with different decoration, two silver-mounted tortoiseshell boxes, six pincases, three thimbles and various other objects, marked on bodies, bases and covers."
13.5 cm. long and smaller.
690 gr. (37).

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