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Brass framed Oval Mirror with metal backing and showing planishing marks to the brass in typical Arts and Craft style. The mirror is bevel edged and in good condition. 840mm x 630mm

Price £150.00    €170.37    $199.85

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Brass-framed Oval Mirror of Arts and Craft style
A selection of our stock of West German pottery prices range. from £10- £45

there is. orange. from £10- 45

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West German Pottery
A wonderfully executed Yaoure ancestor mask - Yaoure people of the Ivory Coast region. The price of £220 includes insured postage to UK address.

Price £220    €249.88    $293.11

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African Tribal Mask - Yaoure - Ivory Coast
This wonderfully patinated late 19th century domed 'Saratoga' travelling trunk for the 'Grand Tour' just oozes charisma don't you think? Still totally usable for you next voyage, cruise or flight - be the envy of your fellow seafarers, a mysterious, eccentric, traveller, horrify airline check in staff or simply own and display it for its undoubtredly eclectic attributes. In wood and metal with original paper lining and leather carrying handle at either end.

Price £180    €204.44    $239.81

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Domed 'Saratoga' travelling trunk
We couldn't resist this 1960s Melody Maker brass trumpet which now awaits its new musician owner. Comes complete in its fitted plush lined case, with No 2 mouthpiece and its original purchase receipt dated October 6th 1966 from Harry Landis of Sydney, Australia. Only damage is shown on photo and is otherwise really sound with no loose soldered joints etc - original lacquer, although worn in usual places and spotted here and there, is quite presentable. A lovely thing to show or play for just £125.

Price £125    €141.98    $166.54

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1960s Jazz Trumpet
A very finely carved Austrian Victorian period letter opener in Lindenwood (limewood). Circa 1890, stamped to blade 'F. Unterberger Innsbruck'. This was the very best art dealer, along with woodcarvings (treen) and photographs, with premises on Museum-Strasse. Mentioned in Baedeker's guide in early 1900s. There is a very slight loss to the brim of the mountaineer's hat, and missing pole, otherwise in excellent condition. Measures 10.5" to tip. Extraordinary detail, quite delightful, a lovely Christmas gift for the connoisseur.

Length 10.5'' overall

Price £65    €73.83    $86.60

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Finely Carved Austrian Letter Opener, Unterberger,
A complete coffee set from the 1960's, tall coffee pot, 6 mugs, milk/cream jug and sugar basin with their original pottery tray. This is a lovely Celtic design with soft muted colours reminiscent of moorland rock and peat. Whether you buy this to use, collect or merely enjoy as a decorative item it will enhance your home. Please note that one of the mugs does still have the gold paper sticker from first purchasing the set. Celtic Pottery Mousehole (pronounced "mous'le") is a fishing village two miles south of Penzance. Buy a local a pint of 'Tinners' in the Ship Inn on the harbour, and he'll tell you about the dire problems of the Cornish fishing industry and the injustices of EC legislation. These people, who work so hard when they have the chance - you could lose a small coin in the cracks in their hands - are watching their livelihood slowly ebb away. Not so in the mid 1960s when Bill and Maggie Fisher set up Celtic Pottery there. Maggie was a Canadian with a keen business sense. The south coast of Cornwall has strong links with Canada if you passed through Newlyn at the end of the twentieth century you would see more maple leaf flags than Union Jacks or Kernow crosses. The design for which Celtic was to become famous, Folk, was one of Bill's. Heraldic designs - aggressive cockerels with claws at the ready - were the order of the day. Maggie split with Bill and moved the pottery to Newlyn, the next village along the coast towards Penzance, taking the Folk design with her. Here she met up with Ev Stevens who ran Newlyn's Gwavas Pottery. Ev (short for Everidge) joined Maggie, and his range of designs were amalgamated into Celtic to become the Medallion range. Medallion proved to be as popular as Folk, and Celtic Pottery is remembered for just these two designs. In the late seventies Celtic became Sunset Ceramics making a different range of wares, but the sun set on Sunset within a few years. Maggie is still a very successful businesswoman. She gave up pottery and now runs trading companies in various parts of Cornwall.

Price £125    €141.98    $166.54

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Cornish Celtic Pottery Vintage 60's coffee set
Beaded and imitation 'tortoiseshell' evening bag. Difficult to date with absolute certainty but definitely prewar and most probably from late 1920s-early 1930s. This example is unusual in that it has obviously seen little use and remains in almost pristine condition both inside and out. The only blemish being slight bead loss on one fringe loop (visible in photo). Less sparkly than the majority of these bags its muted colours, if intended to be used, would harmonise with many outfits.

Price £65    €73.83    $86.60

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Beaded evening bag 1920s - 30s
Midwinter PORTOBELLO (shape) "Countryside" coffee set. Comprising coffee pot, sugar basin, creamer, milk jug, ten cups and ten saucers – plus one cup and two spare saucers. Designed by John Russell and in production from in 1966 to 1972. Transfer patterns of seeds and leaves in shades of brown. Excellent vintage condition – with just a small hairline crack to side of milk jug and very slight crazing of interior of sugar basin. W. R. Midwinter Ltd. was founded in 1910, becoming one of the largest potteries in England by the 1930's, with over 700 employees. However, it was in the post-War period under the direction of the founder's son, Roy Midwinter that they became one of the leading innovators in the design and production of kitchen and table ware, with the work of noted designers and ceramicists like Jessie Tait, John Russell, Terence Conran, Hugh Casson and Peter Stott.

Price £115    €130.62    $153.21

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Vintage (1960s) Midwinter coffee set.
A well painted Watercolour of "Whitby The White Yacht" inscribed to reverse FA Pickering 1914 It would benefit from a re-mount and framing

Price £75.00    €85.19    $99.92

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Watercolour FA Pickering, Whitby "The White Yacht"
We have just two of these left for you to choose from out of the five illustrated at just £30 each. They have come straight out of service in their home country and are unrestored or cleaned up but operational, full of gallic charm, patina and "je ne sais quoi"

Price £30    €34.07    $39.97

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French coffee grinder
Although small (image size 160mm by 120mm) this is typical of Wyllie's beautifully executed marine studies and, to boot, is a hand signed etching of one of his favourite subjects - The Battle of Trafalgar and HMS Victory. Framed in plain black frame with a window mount many years ago (trade label on the rear) it would perhaps benefit from remounting and framing however we will leave this to the purchaser who would doubtless prefer to choose their own materials. £295 William Lionel Wyllie was born on 5 July 1851 at 67 Albany Street, Camden, London, the elder son of William Morrison Wyllie (1820–1895), a prosperous minor-genre painter living in London and Wimereux, France. Most of Wyllie's early summers were spent in France with his parents. He began to draw from an early age, and his natural talent was encouraged by his father and by Lionel Smythe, his step brother. He was given a thorough artistic education first at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, and then in 1866, aged 15, at the Royal Academy Schools. At the Royal Academy he studied under Edwin Henry Landseer, John Everett Millais and Frederic Leighton, among others. He further demonstrated his precocious talent when he won the Turner Gold Medal in 1869 at the age of eighteen with Dawn after a Storm. From the early 1870s Wyllie worked as an illustrator of maritime subjects for The Graphic. In 1875 the Academy rejected two of his works, and in anger he declared his intention to give up art for a career at sea. Over the course of several sailing cruises as far afield as Europe he laid the foundations for a lifelong love of the sea and of maritime subjects. Wyllie was a prolific exhibitor, with paintings and etchings shown at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, the Grosvenor Gallery, the New English Art Club, the Society of British Artists, the Dowdeswell Galleries and the Fine Art Society. Wyllie became a member of the Society of British Artists in 1875, and of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1882. In 1887 he became a member of the New English Art Club. In 1889 he was made an associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1907 he was elected as a full member. In 1903 he became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers. Wyllie campaigned vigorously for the restoration of HMS Victory as a founder member of the Society for Nautical Research, and in 1930 his 42-foot (13 m) panorama of the Battle of Trafalgar was unveiled by King George V. It still hangs in the Royal Naval Museum within the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth where it is admired by tens of thousands of people every year. Wyllie was the most distinguished marine artist of his day and his work is still in great demand. From 1906, when he moved to Portsmouth, he became closely associated with the Royal Navy. So much so, indeed, that he was buried with full naval honours in 1931. In a moving ceremony, reminiscent of Nelson’s state funeral in 1806, his body was rowed up Portsmouth Harbour in a naval cutter past battleships with dipped colours and bugles calling and quaysides lined with dockyard workers.

Price £135    €153.33    $179.86

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 Wyllie etching - The Battle of Trafalgar - signed
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