A PERSIAN YELLOW METAL AND ENAMELLED BROOCH,
Decorated with a crown and flowers, housed inside a box labelled within ‘Abdallah Hasso Baghdad’.
AN UNUSUAL 18CT WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH BY BAUME AND MERCIER GENEVE, 1960's,
Saudi Arabian arms of palm trees and swords on the dial.
GIDEON MANTELL (1790-1852): THE FOSSILS OF THE SOUTH DOWNS, 1822.
42 aquatint engraved plates including hand coloured map. The iconic work by Mantell illustrated by his wife Mary Anne, who first mentioned the unknown teeth and bones later to be described as the dinosaur Iguanodon.
Ex library copy of the subscribers edition. Plates slightly foxed, consistent with age.
A GENTLEMAN'S 18CT GOLD ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DAY-DATE WRISTWATCH, in working order.
Insurance valuation from 1983 provides the following details:
Reference number: 18038/8385
Movement number: 7107368
A NEAR PAIR OF CHINESE CELADON VASES OF CONG FORM, each with apocryphal six-character marks for the Yongzheng emperor, but early 20th Century, 29cm h each (2)
A PATEK PHILIPPE GONDOLO 5109 18CT ROSE GOLD WATCH, worn by Derren in "Russian Roulette" (first aired 2003) and many other of his early television shows
A FOSSIL TRILOBITE (CALYMENE TUBERCULATA) FROM SILURIAN DUDLEY, ex museum with old collection label and glass fronted box.
1848 'YOUNG IRELANDERS REBELLION': AN IRISH PIKE BY DAVID HYLAND OF DUBLIN, 183cm h x 18cm w
The pike with original ash handle, the head stamped clearly 'HYLAND'.
The Young Irelanders' pikes were made in the same way as those of 1798. In Dublin, Hyland, the best known of all the pike makers, had ' several men constantly employed in manufacturing pikes ' Hyland produced what were undoubtedly the best weapons of their kind ever to be made in Ireland. 'Pike maker, by appointment, to the Castle,' The Nation called him, in ironical allusion to the Government discomfiture over a bogus order given him as a test of his activities by an official.
It has to be said about the only weapon which might typically deserve the name of 'Irish Pike ' was this type, made by Hyland especially for the 1848 Rebellion.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE EARLY 20TH CENTURY ARTS AND CRAFTS WALL HANGING TAPESTRY,
after 'The Lady and the Unicorn”, France circa 1500
Acquired from Birkenhead, by repute.
340cm x 220cm
AN 18TH CENTURY ENGRAVING OF BAY MALTON BEATING GIMCRACK AT NEWMARKET RACES FOR 1000 GUINEAS
25cm x 21cm