An Edwardian miniature silver dressing table mirror, by William Comyns and Son 1902
Originally William Cormyns (1859), William Cormyns & Sons, was founded in 1885 when William Cormyns sons Charles and Richard Cormyns enter as partners. The company’s silverwares, including decorative items were said to have made a significant impact to the silver market in the 1880’s.
A Royal Doulton Figure 'PIERRETTE', HN 644
Lot 249 Sold £180
Originating in the late 17th century Pierrette and Pierrot are characters from pantomimes, movies and other poetry, visual art and fictional tales. The Pierrot is identified by his whitened, often forlorn face and oversized white shirt with pom pom buttons and a fitted black hat or skull cap. Whereas, Pierrot’s counterpart, Pierrette is depicted as playful, with a pointed pom pom hat and giggling face, albeit naive face. Pierrette’s gown often matches that of Pierrot in that it is white with black marking or pom poms.
A pair of James Kent Ltd 'Cydonia' Art Deco vases.
Lot 219 Sold £45
Founded by James Aloysius Kent in 1897 and becoming James Kent Limited in 1919, the family company specialised in china and are renowned for their delicately detailed vases and dinner sets. The Cydonia pattern seen here is delicately decorated in an Art Deco fashion with stylised landscapes.
Formed by Robin Sinclair in Caithness, Scotland 1961, Caithness Glass was a Scottish manufacturing company that produced beautiful, colourful glass paperweights. Similar to the beautiful colours of Caithness glass, Heron Glass, founded early 1990’s produced ornamental glassware and paperweights in the shape of fruit, veg and animal that often boasted a striking iridescent finish, as can be seen in the mushrooms pictured.
A gold ladies wristwatch.
Timeless elegance, or an elegant way to tell the time. The watch has been a common accessory worn or carried as a portable time telling device since the 17th century. The simplicity of this watches clock face housed in gold creates a striking touch of elegance to adorn any outfit.
Two decorative glass vases - part of a mixed lot.
Used as a decorative feature, often used to hold flowers the vase comes in many materials, shapes and sizes. Some vases are tall and fluted with narrow stems, whereas others may have no stem and instead boast a large main body. Many different shapes have emerged over different time periods, from vases with handles to vases that are painted with pictures. As can be seen here coloured glass makes for a striking timeless decorative addition to home and workspaces.
Lilliput Lane 'Woodman's Retreat', part of a mixed lot.
Lot 16 Sold £85
Founded in 1982 by David Tate, the Lilliput Lane company was renowned for its substantial collection of exquisite handmade model cottages. In 2009 the company moved from its base in Workington, Cumbria to Langholm, where it seen the production of The Tower Bridge and Tower of London. The Langholm factory ceased the manufacturing of Lilliput Lane in 2016.
A oak hall stand.
Lot 359 Sold £35
A trendy must have of the 19th century and seen aplenty in Victorian and Edwardian time periods the hall stand is a free-standing piece of furniture gracing any hallway with a sense of grandeur. Made from a variation of different woods, such as mahogany, walnut and oak, most hall stands boast a central mirror positioned above a glove box; more recently used to house mail and keys. Sitting upon straight legs, this particular hall stand has a sleek straight finish unlike more traditional stands carved and turned supports. Complete with coat hooks and umbrella space, this hall stand has additional drip trays along the outer edges of the base to catch rainwater from umbrellas.
One of a pair of mid 1960’s style vinyl covered barbers chairs.
Barbers chairs have been a staple of barbers shops for close to a century and a half, these red vinyl covered barbers chairs originate from around the mid 1960’s and are in very good condition, they are ideal for being used in a barbers shop or alternatively used as decorative seating.
A 9ct gold, platinum diamond and pearl pendant.
Lot 189 Sold £650
Often considered to symbolise the moon, pearls have been given as gifts from as far back as the 13th century. Favoured by celebrities, such as Grace Kelly and Marylin Monroe, the pearl was also considered a protective jewel by ancient civilisation; thought to be a protector from dragons and fire. A distinctive difference to pearls from other gemstones is where they can be found, pearls are found deep in the ocean as opposed to earth rock and they can be used in the condition they are found. Used often in jewellery the pearl can be used as a solo gemstone or can be teamed with other precious gemstones as seen here. This beautiful pendant, providing the wearer with an age of decadence is adorned with delicate pearls and diamonds. Diamonds, as sung by Marylin Monroe have been said to be a girl’s best friend, they are also one of the gemstones most richly associated with betrothal and are said to be an indicator of commitment and monogamy in romantic relationships. This can also be said for the delicate bow design of this magnificent pendent. Traditionally bow designs have been used in jewellery since the 17th century to symbolise love and marriage. As seen here the delicate leaves are carved out around the bow potentially showing growth.