antiques & fine art sale

19th - 21st June 2024

This is a three day sale starting on Wednesday 19th June in the Main Saleroom at 10am each day.  Day 1 Lots 1-549, Day 2 Lots 550-946, Day 3 947-1429  Viewing  Sunday 16th June 11 am - 3 pm, Monday 17th June 10 am - 5 pm, Tuesday 18th June 10 am - 5 pm and also throughout each sale day

You can bid on this sale online, by leaving bids with Mitchells by email only upto 9.30 am on the day of the sale ([email protected]) or by attending the saleroom and registering to bid.  To bid online please click on the Saleroom link above and follow the instructons given.  Please note if you use the online facility you will pay both our buyer's premium of 22% + VAT and the saleroom charge of 4.95% + VAT on the hammer.  CARD PAYMENT ONLY

Lot 1

A large Chinese carved hardwood floor screen stand. Height 79 cm, width 94 cm, depth 52 cm.

Estimated: £100 - £150

Lot 2

A large Japanese Kutani wine pot, the body decorated with pheasants and with faux bamboo handle. Overall height 31 cm.

Estimated: £100 - £150

Lot 3

A Satsuma bucket, decorated with Samurai. Height 18 cm, together with a Japanese blue and white vase decorated with flowers and sparrows. Height 21 cm.

Estimated: £30 - £50

Lot 4

A large pair of Japanese Kutani style vases. Height 82 cm (see illustration).

Estimated: £400 - £600

Lot 5

A Chinese crackleware vase, a blue and white miniature vase, and export lacquer snuff box, snuff bottle and miniature prunus vase. Tallest 26 cm.

Sold for £95

Lot 6

A Chinese bamboo brush pot, carved. Height 17 cm (see illustration).

Estimated: £80 - £120

Lot 7

A Chinese blue and white bowl, with repeating foliate and scroll decoration with six character mark to base. Diameter 26 cm (see illustration).

Estimated: £100 - £150

Lot 8

A Chinese polychrome lidded caddy, with character marks to lid. Height 12 cm.

Sold for £55

Lot 9

An oriental club shaped ware vase, with yellow glaze. Height 31 cm.

Sold for £28

Lot 10

A large oriental green glazed relief moulded jardiniere. Height 30 cm, diameter 36 cm.

Sold for £28

Lot 11

Kiat-Tsu Yuan Hua Chuan "The Mustard Seed Garden" part 3 in four volumes, by Yang Zhen 1934 (see illustration).

Estimated: £1000 - £1500

Lot 12

An antique Chinese chicken bone jade lotus form brush washer. Height +/- 4 cm, width 10.5 cm, depth 9 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £1200

Lot 13

An antique Japanese woodblock print, by Utagawa Toyokuni. 16.5 cm x 11 cm, framed and mounted (see illustration).

Estimated: £60 - £80

Lot 14

Utagawa Hiroshige Japanese woodblock triptych print a view of Kanazawa, 37.5 x 74 cm, framed and mounted.

Sold for £110

Lot 15

An antique Chinese enamel censer, with Qilin finial with three character mark to the base. Height +/- 23 cm.

Sold for £200

Lot 16

Two Chinese cigarette cases, decorated with dragons, both marked Zea Sung who worked in Shanghai from 1910-1950, one marked silver, two Shanghai Municipal Council medals for Services Rendered August 12th 1937 and two badges (see illustration).

Sold for £2200

Lot 17

A Chinese blue and white rice spoon. Length +/- 13 cm, the bowl decorated with three Sages.

Sold for £10

Lot 18

A famille rose jardiniere, with lion mask faux handles and decorated with pheasants, insects, flowers etc. Height +/- 23 cm, diameter at the top +/- 17.5 cm.

Sold for £70

Lot 19

An oriental barrel form occasional table/jardiniere stand. Height 44 cm, diameter 33 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £95

Lot 20

An oriental hardwood jardiniere/plant stand, with square top and with carved stretchers and carved legs. Height 119 cm, width 33 cm, depth 33 cm.

Sold for £40

Lot 21

A pair of late 19th/early 20th century Japanese Satsuma vases, relief moulded and decorated with trees and figures in landscape and with character marks to the base. Height 27 cm.

Sold for £140

Lot 22

A pair of Chinese green patinated metal table lamps, each raised on a wooden base. Height excluding light fitting section 26 cm.

Sold for £50

Lot 23

An oriental hardwood occasional table/plant stand. Height 52 cm, width 45 cm, depth 44 cm.

Sold for £100

Lot 24

A Chinese tea caddy of large form, with lacquered body the top decorated with grasses and initialled MEE with handles to either side, the underside of the lid decorated with two Chinese figures and having a metal lined interior, the top cover decorated with Chinese figures and with ivory knob handle lifting to two compartments to either side. Overall height 21 cm, width 34 cm, depth 25.5 cm. NOTE: This item has been assigned an ivory exemption certificate 6K69NPKY.

Estimated: £80 - £120

Lot 25

A Chinese bronze planter, decorated with birds and with lion mask feet. Height 30 cm, width 30 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £100

Lot 26

A pair of enamel vessels, decorated in yellow, pink and blue with dragons to either side and grotesque masks to the feet. Height including the handle 20 cm, width 14 cm, depth 10 cm.

Sold for £110

Lot 27

Three pieces of oriental cinnabar, the rectangular box with blue enamelled interior, the two circular items marked Peoples Republic of China.

Sold for £20

Lot 28

A pair of Kutani vases, decorated with floral sprays and panels depicting herons and village scenes, each with character marks to the base. Height 24 cm.

Estimated: £30 - £50

Lot 29

A Chinese travellers eating set, housed in a wooden box with knife, spoon, chopsticks etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 30

Five 20th century Japanese dishes, each with an impressed mark to the rear. Diameter 9.3 cm in a presentation box, together with a Raynaud & Co Limoges reproduction Yong-Ccheng dish (1723-1735). Diameter 12.6 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £15

Lot 30A

A quantity of Art Deco Crown Devon ware (6), and a Wadeheath parrot handled jug.

Sold for £28

Lot 30B

An Edward VIII Coronation biscuit barrel, and a quantity of Shelley and other Coronation souvenir wares.

Estimated: £40 - £60

Lot 31

Three Copeland Spode Italian pattern coffee pots, 21 cm and 16 cm, together with a Royal Homes of Britain Enoch Wedgwood coffee pot.

Sold for £15

Lot 32

A Crown Derby double handled vase. Height 22.5 cm.

Estimated: £50 - £80

Lot 33

Five Crown Devon musical tankards, Widecombe Fair, John Peel, Daisy Bell A Bicycle Made For Two.

Sold for £35

Lot 34

A Royal Doulton hunting scene footed bowl, "Posts and Rails". 20 cm diameter, 9.5 cm high, together with a Staffordshire flat back figure of Albert, height 24 cm and a lidded Aynsley Orchard Gold pot.

Estimated: £30 - £50

Lot 35

A Crown Devon musical jug, Daisy Bell A Bicycle Made or Two. Height 20 cm.

Sold for £18

Lot 36

A Royal Worcester reticulated vase with cover, together with a small pin dish and cover. Tallest 12 cm.

Estimated: £40 - £60

Lot 37

A 19th century Prattware Tazza, decorated with The Hop Queen by F Witherington RA. Diameter 24 cm and another with classical ruins.

Estimated: £20 - £30

Lot 38

A collection of three commemorative mugs, a cup, a jester tobacco jar and a collection of Wemyss style miniatures. Tallest 13 cm.

Sold for £20

Lot 39

A pair of Sampsons of Paris armorial ginger jars with covers. Height 27 cm.

Sold for £75

Lot 40

A Yardley's Old English Lavender porcelain chemist shop advertising group. Height 31 cm.

Estimated: £50 - £80

Lot 41

A Naples Capodimonte hunchback bagpipe player. Height 8 cm, together with a pair of continental girl and boy figures. Height 16.5 cm.

Sold for £10

Lot 42

An antique Bohemian toasting glass, etched with a red stag. Height 12 cm.

Sold for £12

Lot 43

A quantity of antique dinnerware with cobalt and ornate decoration, possibly Spode, serving dishes, sauce boat on stand, plates etc (35).

Sold for £140

Lot 44

A pair of Hochst porcelain figures girl and boy 1960's. Height 12.5 cm.

Estimated: £40 - £60

Lot 45

No lot.

Lot 46

A collection of twenty five pieces of continental porcelain, hand painted tea and coffee wares, 19th century, most with crossed marks to the underside (see illustration).

Sold for £50

Lot 47

A quantity of Wedgwood Lugano dinner war (see illustration)..

Estimated: £80 - £120

Lot 48

A large Royal Doulton flambe figure of an owl, with black printed mark to base. Height 31 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £120

Lot 49

A late 19th/early 20th century Samson of Paris Armorial oil lamp. Height 39 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £100

Lot 50

A Beswick Baronet English Setter, and a Beatrix Potter figure "Timmy Willie Sleeping". Longest 23 cm.

Estimated: £50 - £80

Lot 51

A pair of Royal Crown Derby shallow bowls, a Worcester barrel form jug, commemorative wares, "Miller" two handled jug, nodding bisque figure, pair of boot match holders, Bavarian vase etc.

Estimated: £30 - £50

Lot 52

A Royal Doulton flambe egg on stand. Height 15 cm, together with a Royal Doulton figure "This Little Pig" HN1793.

Sold for £45

Lot 53

A Royal Doulton figure Sir Winston Churchill, HN3057. Height 27 cm.

Sold for £60

Lot 54

Four Royal Doulton figurines, "Top O The Hill" HN1834, "Lynne" HN2329, "Autumn Breezes" HN1934, "Sweet Seventeen" HN2734.

Sold for £28

Lot 55

A Ridgways "Scenes from Coaching Days". Diameter 20 cm, together with a Wedgwood fruit bowl and a green glass vase.

Estimated: £20 - £30

Lot 56

Six cut glass bottle shaped tall decanters, each with stopper and ground pontil mark to base. Height 36 cm.

Estimated: £60 - £80

Lot 57

A Bretby Japanese style jardiniere, Rouen French faience two handled tray and three Bohemian red glass vases. Tray width 37 cm.

Sold for £40

Lot 58

A Royal Doulton Winston Churchill Toby jug, Rip Van Winkle and Robin Hood. Tallest 13 cm.

Estimated: £20 - £30

Lot 59

Royal Crown Derby eighteen pieces of Imari patterned large teacups, saucers and plates. Cup height +/- 7.5 cm, diameter +/- 10.2 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £520

Lot 60

Nigel Edmondson, a pottery sculpture formerly displayed in a garden, of large form, double sided with impressed mark NE and VIII. Height including slate base 118 cm, width 35.5 cm, depth 11 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £220

Lot 61

A Moorcroft Pansy patterned vase. Height 16 cm and a green Hibiscus patterned pin dish, diameter 9 cm.

Sold for £85

Lot 62

A Wedgwood black basalt rum kettle, height +/- 22 cm (see illustration).

Estimated: £80 - £120

Lot 63

A mixed lot of Waterford crystal, to include glasses, decanter etc and a pair of Nachtmann candlesticks.

Sold for £60

Lot 64

A Shelley Queen Anne cornflower part tea set, model 11477, registered design number 272101, +/- 38 pieces.

Estimated: £100 - £150

Lot 65

Two Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars mid century bark vases, in tangerine and meadow green. Height 15.5 cm, diameter +/- 7 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £120

Lot 66

A Mdina cut ice fish vase, designed by Michael Harris. Height 21.5 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £60

Lot 67

Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars a mid century hoop vase, in cinnamon with Whitefriars label. Height 29.5 cm, diameter at top +/- 7.5 cm.

Sold for £190

Lot 68

A Vasart Scottish Art Glass bowl, pink with golden sparkles, signed to base. Height 7 cm, diameter 17 cm.

Estimated: £30 - £50

Lot 69

A Monart Scottish Art Glass vase, in mottled blue and silver with original sticker to the base. Height 20.5 cm, diameter 14 cm, together with a Monart tall orange vase (AF). Height 32.5 cm.

Sold for £20

Lot 70

A Scottish School Arts and Crafts Glasgow style Ruskin mounted white metal tea caddy, embossed decoration to four sides and with hinged lid standing on legs of triangular section. Height +/- 11.5 cm, width 10 cm, depth 10 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £400

Lot 71

An Art Glass vase, in green and orange. Height 40 cm, diameter +/- 14.5 cm.

Estimated: £30 - £50

Lot 72

A Ruskin cannon barrel vase, decorated in blue and white with impressed mark to the base. Height 11.5 cm, diameter at the top +/- 6 cm.

Sold for £30

Lot 73

A 20th century Japanese scent bottle, with hallmarked silver cap Birmingham, makers mark rubbed date letter E rubbed. Length +/- 5.7 cm, width 4.7 cm.

Sold for £42

Lot 74

Two 19th century porcelain plaques, the first "The Cistine Madonna" depicting Jesus and Mary. +/- 8.5 cm x 6.5 cm, impressed to the rear MR15, the second depicting Jesus as a child. 8.5 x 6.5 cm with impressed mark to the rear MR15 and in a mahogany oval frame (see illustration).

Sold for £85

Lot 75

A 19th century porcelain plaque, possibly by KPM of Beatrice Cenci (1577-1599). +/- 4.5 x 3.5 cm and housed in an ornate carved easel frame (see illustration).

Sold for £120

Lot 76

A Lladro figure, Spring Breeze, height 36 cm and a Wedgwood Ferrara blue and white patterned bowl.

Sold for £20

Lot 77

A late 19th century Cauldon blue and white charger, with pictorial military decoration in the Revolutionary series, labelled for New York, Washington. Diameter 38 cm.

Estimated: £30 - £50

Lot 78

A Traditional Swiss pottery vase, decorated with flowers and signed Belle. Height 28 cm.

Sold for £28

Lot 79

A Traditional Swiss pottery vase, decorated with flowers and signed Belle. Height 30 cm.

Sold for £32

Lot 80

A Traditional Swiss pottery large jug, decorated with flowers and signed Belle, also bearing label Schweizer Handarbeit Topferel Beer. Height 24.5 cm.

Sold for £45

Lot 81

Three Traditional Swiss shallow bowls, each signed Belle. Largest diameter 30 cm.

Sold for £18

Lot 82

A pair of Czechoslovakian vases, with painted panels and decorated in pinks, greens and gilt. Height 21.5 cm.

Estimated: £40 - £60

Lot 83

Three pieces of cloisonne, an inkwell with onyx base, letter rack and a pen/quill holder.

Sold for £48

Lot 84

An early 19th century Staffordshire figure, draped cherub together with a continental figure group, an equestrian figure and three further small figures. Tallest 24 cm.

Sold for £10

Lot 85

A pair of Moorcroft pottery "Clematis" pattern plaques, each with blue script initials and impressed Moorcroft Made in England. Diameter 31 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £120

Lot 86

A Moorcroft jardiniere "Water Lily" pattern, brown script initials dated 1995, impressed Moorcroft Made in Stoke on Trent England. Height 16.5 cm, diameter 19 cm.

Sold for £160

Lot 87

A limited edition Moorcroft "Spirit of The Lakes" limited edition vase, 74/250 dated 2000, various signatures, to commemorate the centenary of Treeby & Bolton. Height 14 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £100

Lot 88

A Moorcroft ewer by Rachel Bishop 2004, signed and with various other marks. Height 27 cm.

Sold for £110

Lot 89

An Emma Bossons limited edition vase, 10/15, 2019 butterflies. Height 47.5 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £320

Lot 90

A Moorcroft pottery ginger jar, "Queens Choice" 2000. Height 21 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £120

Lot 91

A Moorcroft pottery jardiniere in the "Sophie" pattern. Height 17 cm.

Sold for £75

Lot 92

A Moorcroft "Lamia" coaster, signed and dated 1995. Diameter 11.5 cm.

Sold for £25

Lot 93

A Moorcroft pottery jardiniere in the "Anemone" pattern, blue script initials. Height 12 cm.

Sold for £45

Lot 94

A Moorcroft "Queens Choice" pottery vase 2000. Height 25.5 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £100

Lot 95

A Moorcroft pottery jardiniere, grape pattern, initialled WM188. Height 16.5 cm, diameter 18 cm.

Sold for £95

Lot 96

A Moorcroft pottery ginger jar, Magnolia and Anemone, green script initials, impress Moorcroft Made in England. Height 16 cm.

Sold for £85

Lot 97

A Moorcroft pottery small bowl, decorated with fruit, 2000, various initials and stamps to base. Width 12 cm.

Sold for £40

Lot 98

A Moorcroft jardiniere "Poppy" pattern 2002. Height 16 cm, diameter 19 cm.

Sold for £55