Lot 130 An Islamic Mosque lamp with trumpet neck and long pierced fretwork body leading to a flared circular foot, with stylised motifs and calligraphy. 161 cm high Estimate £200 - £300 To be offered at auction in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 31st October
Lot 131A Nicole Freres Ltd Polyphon in a carved and ebonised case, with a monochrome panel of Musical Cherubs inside the lid, and stamped 4751, Timbro Variante, with 58 discs. 40 cm diameter. Case 52 cm wide
Lot 90 Antique and Interiors Auction (31.10.18) One pair from over 15 sets of Lustres we have for Auction from a single owner private collection. During the Victorian period glass bowls or candlesticks were produced and sold in pairs with attached prismatic drops of crystal or glass. Designed to sit on a mantle piece or sideboard the prisms would reflect the light in the room. When the sunlight caught the glass it bounced off creating small reflections on the wall. Lustres were mainly produced in England and Bohemia (present day Czech Republic) and come in a variety of colours from clear glass to cobalt blue, peach, yellow, pink, mint green and one of the most popular colours red. Etched and painted decoration was also popular as you can see here with the addition of portraits and foliage painted in roundals.
Lot 174 A selection of Pelham puppets To be offered at auction in our General Sale Wednesday 17th October
Pelham puppets were wooden marionette English made puppets produced from 1947 by puppet maker Bob Pelham.
The company started under the name 'Wonky Toys Ltd' being the name given to Bob Pelham during his time serving in the Second World War. He was known as "The Wonky Donkey Officer" as he made small toy donkeys. Starting with "Waloukas" simple toys made from wood and string, Bob Pelham began creating marionettes to sell to Children. This was new in as much as previously marionettes had been made purely for professionals. In 1948 the business changed its name to Pelham Puppets and the rest as they say is History.
Based in first Wiltshire then Gloucestershire the business thrived until 1986 when Bob Pelham's wife Ann finally closed the business. The company was then given a breath of fresh air in 2008 when former employee David Leech began again producing puppets - new lines and ones emulating former styles.
A single owner Militaria Collection sold for over £24,000 in the Antique and Interiors Sale 3rd October.
A German NSDAP Officer’s visor cap, with gilt eagle, gilded aluminium oak leaf wreath and bearing NSDAP badge, with bright yellow piping and gilded aluminium cap cords and pebbled buttons sold £850 – 03/10/18