antiques & fine art sale

12th June 2019

Lot 1

"The History & Antiquities of The Counties of Westmorland & Cumberland", by Joseph Nicholson and Richard Burn (1777), set of 2 volumes, with 2 folding maps, 1390 pages in total, published by Strahan & T. Cadell, London (see illustration).

Sold for £200

Lot 2

DELAVIGNE. KENNETH, T., "The Spyderco Story, The New Shape of Sharp", hardback, about knives, published by Paladin Press (2000), and "Good Gundogs" by Capt. H.F.H. Hardy, illustrations from the original dry points by G. Vernon Stokes, including a hand written letter by Vernon Stokes, published by Country Life (1930).

Sold for £32

Lot 3

A small collection of children's books, together with Ruskin "Sesame and Lilies", Browning's "Songs of Men and Women", Gems from George Eliot and others, all late 19th/early 20th century.

Sold for £15

Lot 4

GLASSE. HANNAH., The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy: which far exceeds anything of the kind yet published ..., New Edition, with all the Modern Improvements..., 1784, leather bound.

Sold for £70

Lot 5

Parson and White "History Directory and Gazetteer, of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, Furness, Cartmel & the Lake District" printed for W White & Co, 1829, leather bindings with rebound spine with gilt lettering.

Sold for £70

Lot 6

"The Saxon Chronicle", with English translation (1823) by J. Ingram (1774-1850 The Rawlinson Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University).

Sold for £90

Lot 7

MILTON. JOHN. "Comus", published in London by William Heinemann and in New York by Double Day Page & Co., no dust jacket, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, includes 24 tipped in plates, no date but circa 1920, green cloth boards, also "Irish Fairytales" by James Stevens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (this book is in poor condition).

Sold for £70

Lot 8

Eleven antiquarian books, to include "Letters of Lady Rachel Russell From the Manuscript In the Library of Woburn Abbey" (1773), "Thackeray's Works", "McCauley's Essays", "History of The British Empire" (1837), "The Excursion" a poem by William Wordsworth (1832), etc.

Sold for £32

Lot 9

Two boxes of sheet music, predominantly vocal pieces, with picture covers from early 20th century to mid-1960's.

Sold for £60

Lot 10

Two boxes of predominantly violin and piano music.

Sold for £20

Lot 11

Two boxes of predominantly piano and violin music.

Sold for £10

Lot 13

Two boxes of predominantly piano and violin music.

Sold for £10

Lot 16

Two boxes of predominantly violin music.

Sold for £10

Lot 17

Two boxes of predominantly piano and violin music.

Sold for £10

Lot 18

Three boxes of music scores, Music Lovers portfolio and piano and violin music, to include Schubert's Four Symphonies, Schuman's Complete Symphonies, Brahms, Mozart, etc.

Sold for £10

Lot 19

Two boxes of music books, to include "The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin", "Enesco - His Life & Times", "Great Masters of The Violin", books on Paganini, Wagner, Benjamin Britain, Menuhin, etc.

Sold for £42

Lot 20

Two boxes of music books, to include "Sergey Prokofiev Diaries" 2 volumes, "Daring to Excel" by Ruth Railton, "A Doorkeeper of Music" by J.A. Fuller-Maitland, "Biography of Sir Henry Wood", "Music Therapy & Special Education", etc.

Sold for £40

Lot 21

Two boxes of music books, to include "Impressions That Remained" by Ethel Smyth, volumes 1 and 2 (1920), "The Music of Stravinsky", "Opera & Drama", "Hector Berlioz", books on chords, dischords, orchestras, etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 22

Two boxes of music books, to include "My Musical Life" by H.R. Hawers, "Harmony" by Prout, "The Complete Mozart", "Isaac Stern", "Yehudi Menuhin", "Arthur Rubenstein", and books on Chopin, opera, etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 23

Two boxes of music books, to include a selection of books on pianos, Jose Carreras, Janet Baker, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario Lanza, etc.

Sold for £28

Lot 24

Box of books on violins, to include "The History of Violin Playing Violin Playing from its Origins to 1761" by Boyden, "The Violin" by Yehudi Menuhin, "Violin Virtuoso from Paganinni to The 21st Century" by Henry Roth, "My Viola & I" by Lionel Tertis, "Fetis Notice of Stradivarius", etc.

Sold for £80

Lot 25

Five music books, COWLING. ELIZABETH. "The Cello" (1975), "The Dictionary of British Violin & Bow Makers" by Dennis Plowright (1996), "Dictionary of Contemporary Violin & Bow Makers" by Cyril Woodcock (1965), "An Encyclopaedia of the Violin" by Alberto Bachmann (1966), "The Origins of Bowing" by Werner Bachmann (1969).

Sold for £55

Lot 26

Five books on violins, HERON-ALLEN. E. "Violin Making As It Was & Is" published by Ward Lock, with upward of 200 illustrations by the author (1885), also a rebound copy, "British Violin Makers" by W. Meredith Morris (1920), "Bows & Bow Makers" by William C. Retford (1964) and "Art Effects - Journal of The Crafts & Craft Books Review" by Lynn Bowes being a potter in the 20th century.

Sold for £48

Lot 27

Nine music books, PALMER. SUSANN. "The Hurdy Gurdy" (1980), "The French Horn" by Morley-Pegge (1978), "The Bassoon & Contra Bassoon" by Lindsay G. Langwill published by Ernest Benn Ltd. (1975), "The Art & Times of The Guitar" by Frederick V. Grunfeld (1974), "The Musicians Hand - A Clinical Guide" by Martin Dunitz (1988), "The Trumpet & Trombone" by Philip Bate (softback), "Yehudi Menuhin - Music Guide to Oboe" (softback), "Woodwind Instruments & Their History" by Anthony Baines (softback), "James Blade's Percussion Instruments" (softback).

Sold for £32

Lot 28

Seven antiquarian music books and scores, "Les Musiciens Celebres" published in Paris (1868), "Dictionary of Musical Terms" by Stainer & Barrett (1888), "Songs Without Words" by Felix Mendelssohn (circa 1891), "Mozart Sonatas for The Violin" (circa 1890), 2 volumes of "Beethovens Sonatas for Piano & Violin" (circa 1890, "Original Compositions for Piano" by Francois Schubert (circa 1980).

Sold for £20

Lot 30

TYLER, IAN., nine Cumbrian mining books, one hardback "Raughton Gill & Mines of the Caldbeck Fells" (2009), "Thirlmere Mines" (1999), "Carrock & The Mines of Skiddaw & Blencathra" (2003), "Goldscope & The Mines of Derwent Fells" (2005), "Gypsum in Cumbria" (2000), "Seathwaite Wad" (1995), "Honister Slate" (1994), "Force Crag" (1990), "The Gunpowder Mills of Cumbria, A History of Cumbria's Gunpowder Industry" (2002).

Sold for £130

Lot 34

Box of +/- 36 "British Mining" publications.

Sold for £85

Lot 36

Two boxes of 40+ softback "British Mining" publications.

Sold for £90

Lot 37

Eight volumes of "Iron Making in Cumbria, Cumberland Iron" by A. Harris, "The Story of Iron Ore Mining in West Cumbria" by Mervyn Dodd, "The Iron & Steel Industry of West Cumbria", "The Red Hills" by Dave Kelly, "The Iron Moor", "Master of Them All, Iron Making in Cumbria", "Workington Iron & Steel", "Furness Iron".

Sold for £65

Lot 38

Seven volumes of "Mining in Cumberland", "Lakeland's Mining Heritage", "The Story of Coniston", "West Cumberland Coal" by Oliver Wood, "Slate from Coniston" by Alistair Cameron, "The Gentleman Who surveyed Cumberland" by Stephen Matthews, "Geological Fragments of Furness & Cartmel" (1869) by John Bolton, "Children of The Pits" by Ray Devlin.

Sold for £65

Lot 39

Eight books on mining and quarries in Cumbria, "Grey Gold" by Samuel Murphy, signed copy (1996), "Slate from Coniston" by Alistair Cameron, "Coniston Copper, A History" by Eric Holland, "Copper Works & Life in Cumbria" by George Hammersley, "Geology of The Country Around Cockermouth" (1968, "Mining in Cumbria" by Helen Weir, "Burlington Blue Grey, A History of The Slate Quarries Kirkby in Furness" by Stanley Geddes, "The Quarries of Lakeland" by David Glover.

Sold for £65

Lot 40

Ten books on mining in Cumbria, "Cumbrian Mining" by Ian Tyler, "Coniston Copper Mines" by Peter Fleming, "Lead Mines in the Manner of Kinniside", "The Nenthead Mines" by Martin Critchley, "Coniston Copper Mines Survey", 2 parts, "Wythburn Mine", "Slate From Coniston", "Nent Force Level" and "Brewery Shaft" by Peter Wilkinson, "Beneath The Lakeland Fells".

Sold for £45

Lot 41

Eleven volumes on lead mining in the Pennines, "The Lead Miners of Northern Pennines" by C.J. Hunt, "Lead Mining in The Mid Pennines" by Arthur Raistrick, "A History of Lead Mining in The Pennines" by Arthur Raistrick, "Pennine Lead Miner", "Derbyshire Lead Mining" by Nellie Kirkham, "Mines & Miners", "The Lead Industry of Wensleydale", "The Lead Mining & Smelting in Swaledale", "Mines & Miners on Malham Moor", "A Miners Diary", "Lead Mining in Swaledale".

Sold for £35

Lot 42

Thirteen volumes on mining in Wales, "Minions & Archaeological Survey of The Caradon Mining District" by Adam Sharp (1993), "Cwmorthin Slate Quarry" by Graham Isherwood, "Rhosydd Slate Quarry" by J.T. Lewis, "The Old Metal Mines of Mid Wales" 5 volumes, "The Milwr Tunnel" by Chris Ebbs, "Dylife" by David E. Bick, "The Old Copper Mines of Snowdonia", "Metal Mines of North Wales", "A Gazetteer of Welsh Slate Industry" by Alun Richards.

Sold for £42

Lot 43

Eleven books on British mines, "Britains Old Metal Mines, A Pictorial Survey", "Images of Industry Coal", "Mill Close the Mine that Drowned", 2 "Mining Heritage" guides, "The Mines of Yorkshire" by Mike Gill, "The Hatchet Diary", "The Tour Through The Counties of England & Scotland in 1796 Visiting Mines & Manufacturers", "The British Lead Mining Industry" by Roger Burt, "Bibliography of The History of British Metal Mining", "..,.,. Yearbook" (1961), "To be a Gypsum Miner", Carl Rogers.

Sold for £38

Lot 44

A collection of hardback and soft back publications on mining in Cornwall, to include "Mining in Cornwall" volumes 1 and 2 by J. Trounson, "The Metalliferous Mining Regions of The South West" 2 volumes, and "Mines & Miners of Cornwall", etc.

Sold for £75

Lot 45

Thirteen publications on mining in Cornwall, "St. Just - An Archaeological Survey of The Mining District" 2 volumes, "Coastal Slate Quarries", "Amongst Mines & Miners", "Cornish Mines" by Roger Burt, "Botallack" by Cyril Noall, "Cornish Mining", "The Techniques of Metal Mining in The West of England Past & Present" by Brian Earl, "The St. Just Mining District" by Cyril Noall, "Eastpoole & Agar The Cornish Mining Legend", "Dolcoath Queen of Cornish Mines", "St. Ives Mining District", "Cornish Mineral Industry", "History of the Bifield Mine".

Sold for £110

Lot 46

"Mining in The West Country", "Mineralogia Cornubienis" by William Pryce (1972), "A History of Tin Mining & Smelting in Cornwall" by D.B. Barton (1967), "A History of South Crofty Mine" by J.A. Buckley, "The Mines & Mineral Railways of East Cornwall & West Devon" by D.B. Barton, "St. Ives A Mining District" by Cyril Noall, "Exploring Cornish Mines", volumes 1, 2 and 3 by Kenneth Brown and Bob Acton, "A Handbook of The Mineralogy of Cornwall & Devon" by J.H. Collins, "Mining Fields of the West".

Sold for £85

Lot 47

A box of books on mining, mining practices and equipment, to include "The Mining Districts of Alston Moor, Weardale & Teasdale" by Thomas Sopwith, "Two Centuries of Industrial Welfare" by Arthur Raistrick, "History of The Scottish Coal Industry" volume 1 by Baron Duckham published by David & Charles (1970), etc.

Sold for £38

Lot 48

A box of books on mining, mining equipment and techniques, to include "James Watt & The Steam Engine" by Dickinson & Jenkins (1989), "Steam Engines & Waterwheels" by Frank Woodall (1975), "The History of Water Power in Ulster", "The Engineering Industry of North of Ireland", "Furness & The Industrial Revolution", "Steam & Steam Engines" by Andrew Jamieson (1896), etc.

Sold for £50

Lot 49

"Mining & Mines in The Americas", "Quest For The Pillar of Gold" by George Billingsley, "The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John Spears, "Grand Canyon Geology", "The Saga of The Comstock Lode" by George Lyman (1934), "Miners & Mining in The Americas" by W.W. Culver (1985), "The Exploration of The Colorado River & Its Canyons" by J.W. Powell.

Sold for £42

Lot 50

A box of books on the geology of Cumbria and North West England, to include "Memoirs of The Geological Survey England & Wales" by J. Clifford Ward (1876), "British Geographical Surveys of Northern Pennines, West Cumbria", etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 51

Six books on mines, surveying, assaying, translation of "Georgius Agricola de Re Metallica" translated by Herbert Hoover (1950), "The Play Book of Metals" by John Pepper (1861), "A Treatise on Mine Surveying" by Bennett Brough (1899), "A Textbook of Assaying" by C.J. Beringer (1897), "Metalliferous" by Frederick Winiberg (1925), "Pocket Book for Miners & Metallurgists" by F. Danvers Power (1892).

Sold for £45

Lot 52

A collection of books, "Memoirs of The Geological Survey", "Special Reports on The Mineral Resources of Great Britain" by Bernard Smith, 7 volumes (1921-1924), "British Regional Geology of South West England, North Wales, Great Britain, The Pennines", etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 53

A box of books on minerals and gemstones, rock formations etc., to include "Minerals of The English Lake District and Calbeck Fells", "Minerals of Northern England", "Encyclopaedia of Minerals", Minerals of Cornwall & Devon" by P.G. Embrey, "An Introduction to Stratigraphy" by Peter Doyle, "Descriptions of Sedimentary Rock", "Igneous Rock", "Metamorphic Rocks", "Geological Structures", etc.

Sold for £28

Lot 54

A box of books on geology, to include "An Introduction to Sedimentology", "Geological Science" by McLish, "Structural Geology" by Desitter, "Theory of Earth" by James Hutton, "Earth Dynamics", etc.

Sold for £25

Lot 55

A collection of geology books, "Geology of England & Wales" by Duff & Smith (1992), "Geology of Scotland" G.Y. Craig (1991), "Hutton's Arse" by Malcolm Rider (2005), "Geology of Western Shetland", and a collection of geology books on The Scottish Highlands & Islands, etc. (14)

Sold for £30

Lot 56

"The Dressing of Minerals" by Henry Louis, with over 400 illustrations, published by Edward Arnold (1909).

Sold for £30

Lot 57

Nineteen books on caving, to include "Limestones & Caves of The Mendip Hills" by D.I. Smith, "The Descent of Pierre Saint-Martin" by Norbert Casteret, "Beneath The Mountains" by David Rose, "The Underground Atlas & Gazetteer of The Worlds Cave Regions" by John Middleton, etc.

Sold for £40

Lot 58

A box of books on The Lake District, to include "Elizabethan Keswick" by Colin Wood, "Fauna of Lakeland" by Macpherson, "The English Lakes" by Frank Singleton (1954), "The Geology of The Lake District" by F. Moseley (1978), "Ring Cairns to Reservoirs, Duddon Valley Local History Group", etc.

Sold for £48

Lot 59

Twenty one Lake District books, to include "Bradbury's History of Cockermouth", "The New Naturalist, The Lake District", "Old Lakeland" by J.D. Marshall, "Cumberland Valley" by Ron George, "Portrait of The Lakes" by Norman Nicholson, etc.

Sold for £35

Lot 60

Four Michael Moon directory publications, "Directory of Cumberland & Westmorland for 1829", "Directory of Cumberland for 1847", "Directory of Westmorland with Lonsdale, etc. 1851", "Cleator & Cleator Moor Past & Present" by Caesar Caine.

Sold for £80

Lot 61

Eleven books about Whitehaven, "Bygone Whitehaven" by Michael & Sylvia Moon, volumes 1, two copies of volumes 2, volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6, "Looking at Whitehaven" by Brian Crossland (1971), "Whitehaven Harbour" by Brian Scott-Hindson (1994), "Whitehaven, An Illustrated History" by Daniel Hay (1979), "Around Whitehaven in Old Photographs" by Harry Fancy.

Sold for £40

Lot 62

Seven Wainwright books, "A Lakeland Sketchbook", "A Second Lakeland Sketchbook", "A Third Lakeland Sketchbook", "A Fifth Lakeland Sketchbook", "A Pictorial Guide to The Lakeland Fells, Book 7", "A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, Book 6", "A Walkers Notebook".

Sold for £28

Lot 63

A box of twenty Lake District books, to include "The Tarns of Lakeland" by W. Heaton-Cooper (1960), "Roman Maryport & Its Setting", "Sheepfolds" by Andy Goldsworthy, "The History of West Cumberland Pottery" by Florence Sibson, "The Diary of Isaac Fletcher" by Angus Winchester, "The Lakeland Fells" by June Parker (1996), "Lakelands Greatest Pioneers" by Bill Birkett (1983), "The First Tigers" by Alan Hankinson (1972). etc.

Sold for £70

Lot 64

A box of fourteen climbing and mountaineering books, to include "The Kangchenjunga Adventure" by F.S. Smythe (1930), "The Siege of Nanga Parbat" by Paul Baue (1956), "The Hard Years" by Joe Brown, "Annapurna" By Maurice Herzog, "One Mans Mountains" by Tom Patty, "Kongur" by Bonnington, etc.

Sold for £40

Lot 65

A box of twenty five climbing and mountaineering books on Scotland, to include "Climbing The Corbetts" by Hamish Brown, "Rum, A Landscape Without Figures" by John Love, "Plant Life in The Scottish Highlands" by Holden, "The Munros" by Donald Bennet, "etc.

Sold for £38

Lot 66

Ten Scottish Mountaineering Club guides, and one Scottish Mountain Trust book, to include "Isle of Skye" (1931), "Islands of Scotland" (1952), "The Northern Highlands" (1953), "The Cairngorms" (1950), "Central Highlands", Western Highlands", "Southern Uplands", etc.

Sold for £60

Lot 67

Sixteen books on climbing and mountaineering in The Highlands and on The Isle of Skye, to include "North West Highlands" by Dave Broadhead, published by The Scottish Mountaineering Club (2004), "Scottish Hill Names" by Peter Drummond (2010), "New Naturalist, The Highlands & Islands" by F. Fraser Darling (1964), "The Cuillins of Skye" by B.H. Humble (1986), etc.

Sold for £42

Lot 68

Four books on clocks clockmakers and watches, "Old Clocks & Watches & Their Makers" by F.J. Britten, "Kent Clocks & Clockmakers" by Michael Pearson, published by Mayfield Books (1997), "Lancashire Clocks & Clockmakers" by Brian Lomes, published by David & Charles (1975), "Westmorland Clocks & Clockmakers" by Brian Lomes, published by David & Charles (1974).

Sold for £30

Lot 69

Three books and a booklet on Percy Kelly and a book on Sheila Fell, "The Painted Letters of Percy Kelly" by Chris Wadsworth, "Dear Mary, Love Percy - A Creative Thread" by David Cross, ""Percy Kelly A Cumbrian Artist" by Mary Burkett, "Percy Kelly 1918-1993" by Castlegate House Gallery, "Sheila Fell, A Passion for Paint" by Cate Haste, published by Alund Humphries (2010).

Sold for £110

Lot 70

Lewis Carroll: "The Hunting of The Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits)", first edition, published Macmillan and Co. 1876, cloth bound, the interior board with ex library plate with crest of Roscoe Brunner. NOTE: Harold Roscoe Brunner was born on 22 January 1871. He was the son of The Right Honourable Sir John Tomlinson Brunner 1st Baronet and Salome Davies. Throughout his life he went by his middle name of Roscoe. He was admitted to the Inner Temple entitled to practise as a barrister. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire and also the office of Justice of the Peace of Cheshire. It is further inscribed in ink "Alice Cath" - Carr-Lloyd (Alice Catherine Wodehouse, daughter of Colonel Edwin Wodehouse and Catherine Street, married James Martin Carr Lloyd on 9 December 1875).

Sold for £85

Lot 71

A box of predominantly Victorian leather bound novels (18).

Sold for £40

Lot 72

A box of twenty antiquarian poetry books, mostly leather bound, to include "Comic Poems of Thomas Hood", Robert Burns, "Scotts Poetical Works", Eliza Cook, etc.

Sold for £70

Lot 73

Volumes 1 and 2 of Nansens "Farthest North" (1898), with decorative boards, full page and numerous text illustrations and maps.

Sold for £85

Lot 74

"The Works of William Shakespeare", 3 volumes, edited by Charles Knight (1884), printed by George Routledge & Sons, leather spine and marbled boards.

Sold for £50

Lot 75

"Handbook of Physiology", by Baker & Harris (1892), published by John Murray, leather bound, "Manual of Zoology" by Parker & Haswell (1899), published by McMillan & Co., "A Discourse on The Plague" by Richard Mead (1744), printed for A. Millar.

Sold for £38

Lot 76

Antique reference books - "English Porcelain Figures of The XVIII Century", selected and described by William King, Sir Harold MacIntosh, "Early English Figure Pottery", first published 1938, Herbert Reed, "Staffordshire Pottery Figures", published 1929, "Old English Porcelain", published Stoner and Evans 1909 and Grant R Francis, "Old English Drinking Glasses, Their Chronology & Sequence", published Herbert Jenkins Limited 1926 (5).

Sold for £38

Lot 77

A collection of four postcard albums of 250+ cards, mostly Edwardian street scenes, comic cards, glamour cards, some silks, greeting cards, etc.

Sold for £260

Lot 78

Two boxes of ephemera, accounts books, letters, etc. concerning Corby Castle and The Howards.

Sold for £750

Lot 79

A collection of Second World War military and propaganda publications, comic books, etc., "Aircraft Recognition Test", "The Duties of Air Raid Wardens", "American Aircraft", "German & Italian Aircraft", "Bomber Command", "Ark Royal", etc.

Sold for £60

Lot 80

Five leather bound floral illustrated poetry books, collection of poetry books with bird and floral design boards and a small quantity of miniature poetry books, etc.

Sold for £50

Lot 81

A box of forty+ railway books, to include "Russian Steam Locomotives" by H.L. Fleming, "The Great Eastern Railway" by Cecil Allen, "Somerset & Dorset Railways" by Robin Atthill, "Railway Carriages in the British Isles from 1830-1914", "The Lake Counties" by David Joy, "Railways of Asia & The Far East" by O.S. Nock, etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 82

"Gate's New Shepherds Guide for Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire" (1879).

Sold for £260

Lot 83

Books on shotgun, four hardback volumes, "The Royal Gunroom at Sandringham" by David Baker, "Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot" by Diggory Hadoke, "Heyday of The Shotgun" by David J. Baker and "Boothroyd's Revised Directory of British Gunmakers" (see illustration).

Sold for £60

Lot 84

Eight volumes on shotguns and shooting, "Squeeze The Trigger Gently" by Lord Riverdale, "The British Shotgun", volume 2 by D.J. Baker, "Book of Shotguns" by James Marchington, "The Shotgun" by McDonald Hastings, "Positive Shooting" by Michael Yardley, "Book of Game Cards" by Lord Percy, "The British Shotgun", volume 1 by D.J. Baker and softback version "British Handloading Cartridge Tools" by D.J. Baker.

Sold for £25

Lot 85

Four dog books, "The Illustrated Book of The Dog", 2 volumes, by Shaw Vero, circa 1900, "Dogs Since 1900" by A. Croxton Smith (1950). "Dogs & Their Masters" by Marianne Chappell (1912).

Sold for £50

Lot 86

Three books on British gunmakers, Brown Nigel "British Gunmaker", volume 1 London, and Volume 2 Birmingham, "Scotland & The Regions" (2005), and "English Gunmakers, The Birmingham Provincial Gun Trade in The 18th & 19th Century" by De Witt Bailey & Douglas A. Nie (1978).

Sold for £110

Lot 87

Seven books on shooting and shotguns, "Cogswell & Harrison" by Graham Cooley & John Newton, "The Art of Gunsmithing - The Shotgun" by Lewis Potter (2006), "Bicentenary of A Gunmaker" by John E. Peskett, "The Shotgun History & Development" by Geoffrey Boothroyd, "Game Guns & Rifles - Percussion to Hammerless Ejectors in Britain" by Richard Akehurst (1985), "Shotguns & Gunsmiths - The Vintage Years" by Geoffrey Boothroyd (1986), "Purdey's - the Guns & the Family" by Richard Beaumont, signed by the author, (1984).

Sold for £40

Lot 88

Nine books on shooting, to include "The Complete Shot" by James Douglas, "Pheasant Shooting" by Crawford Little, "Grouse & Gun" by G.L. Carlisle, "Shooting Types" by Giles Catchpole, etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 89

Six books on shooting and gamekeeping, "Atkin Grant & Lang" by Don Masters, "The Shooting Field" by Peter King, "Modern Sporting Guns" by Christopher Austyn, "Shooting Facts & Fancies" by Gough Thomas, "Lock Stock & Barrel" by Cyril Adams, "Gamekeeping & Shooting" by Guy N. Smith.

Sold for £38

Lot 90

Box of shooting and sporting books, 14 volumes, to include "Colonel Hawkers Shooting Diaries", "The Horse & Hound" by Nimrod, "Guns & Shooting" by Edgar Harrison (1908), "Partridge Driving", etc.

Sold for £30

Lot 91

Box of shooting and sporting books, to include "Game Pie" by Eric Parkers, "The Art of Shooting" by Leslie Sprake, "Experts of Guns * Shooting" by G.T. Teasdale-Buckell, etc. (28).

Sold for £30

Lot 93

"Modern Cookery for Private Families" by Eliza Acton (1867).

Sold for £35

Lot 94

Five cattle books, "Hereford Herd Register" 1956, "Poll Hereford Cattle in Great Britain" 1955-1976, "The Cattle of Britain" by Frank H. Garner, "Birth of A Breed" by Orville K. Sweet and "The History of Hereford Cattle" by McDonald & Sinclair (1909).

Sold for £20

Lot 95

LAWRENCE. JOHN. "A General Treatise on Cattle - The Ox, The Sheep & The Swine", marbled boards with leather spine (1809).

Sold for £70

Lot 96

WEAVER, LAWRENCE. "Houses & Gardens" by E.L. Lutyens, fully illustrated 1913 First Edition.

Sold for £55

Lot 97

Four books on Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, "The Records of Invercauld" by John Grant Michie (1901), "Aberdeen Journal - Notes & Queries" Volume 1 (1908), "Life & Labour on an Aberdeenshire Estate 1735-1750" by Henry Hamilton (1946), "The County of Aberdeenshire" by Henry Hamilton (1960).

Sold for £30

Lot 99

"The Life & Works of Robert Burns" four volumes, and a leather bound version of "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" Presented by Willie Pogany.

Sold for £30

Lot 100

MOSS, W.G., "The History & Antiquities of The Town & Port of Hastings" illustrated with a series of engravings (1824), "The Battle of Waterloo" by The Reverend R. Gleig (1907), "Army & Navy General Price List for 1939-1940".

Sold for £45

Lot 101

Ten books on Scotland, to include First Edition "The Salmon Rivers & Lochs of Scotland" by W.L. Calderwood (1909), "Album of Recollections of Archie Gordon" (1910), "The Dee from The Far Cairngorms, In the Shadow of Lochnagar", "The Tartans of The Clans & Families of Scotland", "The Braemar Highlands" by Elizabeth Taylor" (1969), etc.

Sold for £60

Lot 102

Eight books on Deeside, "Crathie Parish Church Bazaar Book" (1894), "The Scenery of The Dee", Limited Edition 80/240 by Andrew Gibb and J. Marley Hay (1884), four The Deesdie Field publications, "History of The Valley of The Dee" by John MacIntosh (1895), "Deeside Tales" by John Grant Michie (1908) (see illustration).

Sold for £40

Lot 103

Jollies "Cumberland Guide & Directory" published 1811 (see illustration).

Sold for £110

Lot 104

Hutchinsons "Lakes of Westmoreland & Cumberland", published 1776 (see illustration).

Sold for £130

Lot 105

"The Life of John Burnyeat", published 17th century.

Sold for £40

Lot 106

PORTER. FRANK., "Postal Directory of Whitehaven" (1882), and "Kelly's Directory of Cumberland" with new map (1894).

Sold for £70

Lot 107

"History Directory & Gazetteer of Cumberland & Westmorland", by W.M. Parson and W.M. White (1829), "Bulmers Directory & Topography of West Cumberland" (1883), "History Gazetteer & Directory of Cumberland" by Mannix & Whelland (1847), MAURICE, HARRISON., "Commercial Directory & Gazetteer of The county of Cumberland (1861).

Sold for £120

Lot 108

"West Cumberland Potteries", by Florence Sibson (1991), "Inside The Real Lakeland" by A.H. Griffin (1961), "Round Carlisle Cross" by James Walter Brown (1951), "Lakeland & The Borders of Long Ago" by Walter T. McIntire (1948), "Fell Days" by Graham Sutton (1948), "Cumberland & Westmorland" by Norman Nicholson (1949), "The Place Names of Cumberland & Westmorland" by W.J. Sedgefield (1915), "Highways & Byways of The Lake District" (1932).

Sold for £42

Lot 109

Books on Cumberland dialect, "A Lafter O' Farleys", by Denwood & Thompson (1950), "Oor Mak O'Toak" by Denwood (1946), "The Dialect of Cumberland" by Robert Ferguson (circa 1873), "Cumberland Talk" by John Richardson (1871), "Folk Speech Tales & Rhymes of Cumberland" by A.C. Gibson (1891), softback "The Folk Speech of Cumberland" by A.C. Gibson (1910).

Sold for £32

Lot 110

Fourteen railway books, to include "In Search of Steam 1962-68" by Robert Adley, "The Settle & Carlisle Railway" by O.S. Nock, "The Book of The Merchant Navy Pacifics" by Richard Derry, "Triumph & Beyond, The ECML 1939-1959" by B.W.L. Brooksbank, etc.

Sold for £35

Lot 111

Fourteen railway books, to include "A Cumbrian Railway Album" by Leslie R. Gilpin, "Railways Then & Now" by Edwin Course, "The Class 33's, A Celebration of 30 Years" by John Hypher, "The Magic of Railways" by Sydney Wood.

Sold for £20

Lot 112

Fifteen Railway books, to include "An Illustrated History of LMS Locomotives", volume 4, "The Great Central from The Footplate" by Robert Robotham, "Cumbrian Railway Album" by Leslie R. Gilpin, "Great Railway Photographs" by Eric Treacy, "BR Steam" by Roger Siviter, "London Midland Steam Around Carlisle".

Sold for £42

Lot 113

Ten Folio Society books with slip cases, "The Arabian Nights", "The Name of The Rose", "The Remains of The Day", "The Mask of Dimitrios", "The Master of Ballantrae", "The Body Snatchers", "Miss Marple Stories", "At The Back of The North Wind", "The War of The Roses", "The Song of Rowland".

Sold for £75

Lot 114

Folio Society books, all in slip cases and shrink wrapped, J.R.R. Tolkien "The Hobbit", "The Lord of The Rings Trilogy", "The Gormenghast Trilogy" by Mervyn Peake.

Sold for £140

Lot 115

Folio Society books, full set of Edward Gibbon "The History of The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire", "Cleopatra", "Julius Caesar".

Sold for £60

Lot 116

Twenty Folio Society books, in slip cases and some shrink wrapped, to include "Hundred Years War", "The Stones of Venice", "Three Men in a Boat", "Mary Queen of Scots", etc.

Sold for £85

Lot 117

Folio Society books, all in slip cases and mostly shrink wrapped, "The Golem", "In a Glass Darkly", "The Realm of The Unreal", "The Midnight Folk", "Nikolai Gogol", "Talleyrand", "The Wooden World", "Chronicles", "An Embassy to China", "Reflections on The Revolution in France".

Sold for £90

Lot 118

Folio Society books, all in slip cases and some shrink wrapped, "Empires of The Ancient Near East", "The Folio History of Ancient Greece", "Byzantium", "The Phoenicians" and "Nineveh & Babylon".

Sold for £100

Lot 119

Folio Society books on Greece, all in slip cases, "The World of Odysseus", "The Persian Expedition", "Aristotle's Ethics", "Alexander The Great", "Plato's Republic", "Homer's Iliad" (fifth printing), "The Odyssey" (2001 third printing) (see illustration).

Sold for £100

Lot 120

Folio Society books, all in slip cases, mostly shrink wrapped, "An Eyewitness History of The Crusades", "Winston Churchill's History of The English Speaking Peoples", "Dracula", "The Master & Margarita", "Metamorphosis", "The Epic of Gilgamesh".

Sold for £260

Lot 121

Nine Folio Society books, all in slip cases, some shrink wrapped, "The Gnostic Gospels", "The Normans", "Into The Dark Continent", two volumes on "India", "The Vikings", "The Quest for The North West Passage", "History of Chinese Civilisation" 2 volumes, "The Folio Poets Coleridge", "Legends of The Ring".

Sold for £95

Lot 122

Thirteen Folio Society books, all in slip cases, some shrink wrapped, to include "Sir Gawain & The Green Knight", "The Celts", "Thirty Years War", Spanish Inquisition", "Charlemagne", etc.

Sold for £110

Lot 123

Two volumes of "Comunn Nan Fior Ghael" or Club of True Highlanders, with hunting Stewart tartan covers, circa 1892, by C.N. McIntyre North (see illustration).

Sold for £110

Lot 124

Five books on The Sudan, Savile Frank., "The River of the Giraffe" (1925), "Game Animals of The Sudan" by Capt. H.C. Brocklehurst (1931), "Service & Sport in The Sudan" by D.C.E. Comyn (1911), "Wingate of The Sudan" by Ronald Wingate (1955), "Kitchener to Chartum" by G.W. Steevens with maps and plans (1898).

Sold for £65

Lot 125

Burke's Peerage (1936), Burke's Landed Gentry (2 volumes 1898) and Burke's Landed Gentry (19th Edition, volume 1, 2001).

Sold for £75

Lot 126

"The Life & Times of The Late Duke of Wellington" by Lieutenant Colonel Williams, two volumes, published by John Talis & Co., London & New York, circa 1850.

Sold for £30

Lot 127

WYLIE. J.A., "The Scots Worthies, Their Lives & Testimonies" published by William McKenize, London, Edinburgh & Glasgow, circa 1875, and "Melancholy Anatomized" by Burton, published Chatto & Windus (1881).

Sold for £30

Lot 128

Box of antiquarian bound titles, to include "History of England" by Smollett, "Barnaby Rudge" by Dickens, "Macauley's England", etc.

Sold for £50

Lot 131

A Chinese fishbowl, decorated in polychrome, diameter 38 cm.

Sold for £30

Lot 132

Four Chinese porcelain vases, late 20th century, including a pair with black ruyi head and pendants above the main body with polychrome enamel flowering peony decoration and seal marks to the reverse for Zhongguo Jingdezhen Zhi printed in green "Made in China", height 31.3 cm.

Sold for £48

Lot 133

An early 19th century Chinese lacquered tea caddy, circa 1810 complete with two lead canisters, width 28 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £320

Lot 134

A Chinese crackle ware vase, late 19th century, the neck with moulded opposing Shi Shi above a key band, the body decorated with a blue and white Feng upon rockwork framed by peony and chrysanthemums, incised four character Chenghua mark, 62 cm high (see illustration).

Sold for £280

Lot 136

A Chinese blue and white ginger jar, 19th century, decorated with stylised lotus scroll decoration, upon a stained wood stand, 26 cm overall.

Sold for £38

Lot 137

A Chinese dished plate, Tongzhi period, decorated with white and blue enamel lotus flowers with gilt double Shou and four stylised white bats, all against a blue ground with gilt rim, 24.5 cm.

Sold for £120

Lot 138

A Chinese early 18th century blue and white tea bowl and saucer, circa 1725, from the Ca Mau wreck, both pieces decorated with figures before a willow tree and pagodas, each with applied Sothebys label inscribed Ca Mau Binh Thuan. Diameters 7 cm and 11.5 cm. NOTE: The Ca Mau was a Chinese merchants junk on its way from Canton (Guang Zho) to the Dutch trading port of Batavia (Jakarta), a severe fire on board caused the vessel to sink (see illustration).

Sold for £95

Lot 139

Two Chinese pictorial albums, late 19th century "Qing Palace old photos" and "Royal family old photos", showing eight black and white photographic images of the Emperor and Empress Cixi, the second album depicting in black and white printed pictures of Qing Emperors, both cloth bound. 16 cm x 11 cm and 15.5 cm x 10 cm respectively.

Sold for £120

Lot 140

A Chinese blue and white double gourd vase, late 19th century, painted with females playing Go within a garden surrounding, four character Kangxi mark, 26.5 cm high.

Sold for £160

Lot 141

Two Chinese blue and white vases, late 19th century, the taller example painted with figures in a garden surrounding beneath a pine tree, the onion shaped vase decorated with a dragon and Feng amongst clouds between a Ruyi head and false gadroons, both with four character Kangxi marks, 25.5 cm and 15.5 cm respectively.

Sold for £580

Lot 142

A Chinese hardwood moon shape vase stand, 20th century, of circular form with pierced brackets and rectangular base with scroll feet, 37 cm wide, 47.5 cm high, 11 cm deep.

Sold for £40

Lot 143

A Chinese hardwood and mother of pearl inlaid drum form vase stand, 20th century with inlaid bird and flowering peony decoration, 39.5 cm at its widest, 32.5 cm high.

Sold for £50

Lot 144

A Japanese antimony charger, circa 1900, relief moulded with a Samurai Kyudoka before a long procession of figures, some of which holding aloft a large Bonsho, bronze patination heightened with gilding, the borders modelled as two dragons and a central pearl. Diameter 31 cm.

Sold for £85

Lot 145

A Japanese patinated antimony charger, circa 1890/1900, with relief decoration of seven Geisha musicians before a banner and a vase of flowering peony and prunus, with pseudo seal mark verso. Diameter 30.3 cm.

Sold for £45

Lot 146

A large Canton enamel chamber pot and cover, second half of 19th century, decorated with panels of figures, birds and insects against a gilt ground with green scrolls and butterflies, the lid border with numerous bats. Diameter 26.7 cm (excluding handle), height 17 cm.

Sold for £85

Lot 147

A Chinese blue and white inverted baluster vase and cover, late 19th century, decorated with street vendors and entertainers, the lid with Shi Shi knop, pseudo four character Qianlong mark. Height 52 cm.

Sold for £130

Lot 148

A Japanese Imari jardiniere, late Meiji period, having a wavy rim above panels of wisteria, ducks and scrolling lotus. Diameter 28 cm, height 24.5 cm.

Sold for £45

Lot 149

A Chinese stoneware tea bowl Song/Yuan dynasty, having an unusual dark olive/brown uneven glaze throughout, all on a small circular foot. Diameter 9.8 cm, height 4.3 cm.

Sold for £70

Lot 150

A Chinese jade pendant on beaded necklace, 20th century, with silver gilt clasp, the pendant with fretwork decoration of a flowering vase with finger citrus upon an almost uniform beaded necklace, together with a stippled green jade bangle. Internal measurement 5.8 cm.

Sold for £90

Lot 151

A pair of Japanese Ko Kutani twin handled vases, 18th/19th century, each with relief moulded dragon chasing a gilt pearl amongst green and blue moulded clouds, 16 cm.

Sold for £28

Lot 152

A Chinese silk embroidery, 18th/19th century, depicting a young boy and man, the latter approaching a butterfly on a blossoming prunus tree with poem after Cheng Hao (Chinese 1032-1085) titled "an impromptu poem composed in spring", in ebonised frame, image 33 cm x 44.5 cm.

Sold for £32

Lot 153

A Japanese bronze rectangular bonsai planter, Meiji period, cast with Kirin and a dragon on a diaper ground, with cylindrical handles and feet, three character mark and Kakihan. Width 39.5 cm, height 11 cm, depth 23 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £260

Lot 154

A Japanese Kutani Koro, Meiji period, with Shi Shi finial on a pierced lozenge cover, the body decorated with a dragon amongst clouds against a yellow ground. Height 15.5 cm.

Sold for £42

Lot 155

A Japanese cast iron Koro and cover, 19th century, the centre of the cover with floral decoration against a raised stippled ground with two character signature to the underside. Diameter 11.5 cm, height 3 cm.

Sold for £42

Lot 156

A Chinese green and aubergine dragon bowl, six character Kangxi mark within two blue circles, probably of the period (1662-1722), decorated with two dragons chasing a pearl amongst clouds above a band of rockwork and waves, upon a turned wood stand. Bowl diameter 11 cm, height 5.5 cm.

Sold for £1700

Lot 157

Chinese ceramics 18th/19th century, comprising a flared petal shaped cup, finely painted with birds amongst blossoming flowers and rockwork, a pair of Dehua Blanc de Chine cups with applied relief blossoming prunus sprigs, a pair of 18th century saucers, a yellow ground dragon plate with Fuku, an octagonal yellow ground dish, a Famille Rose jug, a circular celadon dish and a tea bowl (10).

Sold for £220

Lot 158

A Chinese interior painted snuff bottle, 20th century, decorated with figures before trees and mountains beneath a poem, the reverse with trees and mountains before a boat upon a lake. Height 7.3 cm.

Sold for £500

Lot 159

A Chinese Wucai bowl, 18th/19th century, decorated throughout with carnations and peony, the carnation petals being translucent, with underglazed blue and polychrome enamels heightened with gilding, with pseudo Qianlong seal mark. Width 11.5 cm, height 5 cm. A 19th century polychrome enamel rice bowl cover, decorated with a black and white cat on rockwork surrounded by blossoming flowers and with red Daoguang seal mark, 10 cm diameter (see illustration).

Sold for £280

Lot 160

A Japanese carved wood and ivory Sarumawashi, Meiji period, the man holding a perch in his right hand and a leash attached to a monkey in his left, a drum and baton on the floor. Height 19 cm.

Sold for £240

Lot 161

A Japanese polychrome enamel sake bottle, circa 1700, decorated with plants and flowers, waves and ribbons, all beneath a green and yellow banded neck and with key border to foot, 24 cm, a Japanese inverted baluster miniature vase, decorated with birds and butterflies amongst peony, 11 cm, and two Meiji period Japanese Satsuma miniature vases 6 cm and 6.3 cm.

Sold for £120

Lot 162

A simulated ivory figure of the Amida Buddha, early 20th century, 7 cm high.

Sold for £20

Lot 163

A Chinese Famille Rose tea bowl and saucer, 18th century, finely decorated with floral sprays against a cell and vignette border, and a Chinese 18th century shaped saucer with Famille Rose floral decoration heightened with gilding and with a red and gilt pendant border. Diameter of saucers 12 cm and 11.5 cm, and a Chinese St Cloud style trembleuse saucer, decorated in the Imari palette, 12 cm diameter.

Sold for £30

Lot 164

A Japanese miniature tabletop chest, Meiji - Taisho period, decorated throughout with Manchurian cranes against a gilt ground, with single drawer with Kiku knop, the interior containing two lidded rectangular boxes, all upon shaped bracket feet. Width 9 cm, height 8 cm, depth 6.6 cm.

Sold for £80

Lot 165

A collection of Oriental carved hardwood stands, for plates and vases, to include a stand for a jade plaque with fretwork decoration, +/- 30 long, a vase stand with fine fretwork and key border to fit a vase, 12.5 cm diameter, a pair of demi lune wrist rest stands and others (19).

Sold for £75

Lot 166

A pair of embroidered silk panels, depicting a Chinese boat race, all within a diaper type border and ebonised frames, central panel 54.5 cm x 22 cm.

Sold for £40

Lot 168

A nest of three Chinese carved Hongmu tables, early 20th century, each having a rectangular top with geometric key decoration, the sides decorated with figures all upon square legs with flowering prunus decoration united by stretchers. Largest 45 cm wide, 64.5 cm high, 34 cm deep.

Sold for £42

Lot 169

A Chinese blue and white vase, 18th century, the neck with applied Chilong amongst precious objects, the body decorated with scholars reading a scroll and with attendants and assorted accoutrements with Ruyi sceptre and peaches. Height 44.5 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £150

Lot 170

A Chinese rank badge, 19th century, embroidered with a silver pheasant perched upon a rock denoting civil official 5th rank, the bird surrounded by fruits to include finger citrus and facing towards an embroidered sun above a Ruyi head border and with two tone gold and silver chevron panel to the base. All within a geometric border. 26 cm x 28 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £220

Lot 171

A Chinese rank badge, 19th century, depicting a silver pheasant standing upon a rock, denoting civil 5th rank, with waves before finger citrus, pomegranate and peaches flanked by bats and flowering blossom before a coral bead sun, having a geometric and embroidered peach and bat border. 27 cm x 30.5 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £220

Lot 172

A Chinese embroidery of elephants on a bridge, 19th century, the elephants embroidered in relief and of graduating size, crossing a bridge towards a pagoda above running water and lotus plant, the sky with a blazing sun and clouds all within a border with precious objects, 43 cm x 63 cm.

Sold for £70

Lot 173

A Canton carved bone chess set, early 20th century, natural and stained red, each piece on a stepped disk base in original fitted box, the king 9 cm, pawns 6.2 cm.

Sold for £60

Lot 174

A Chinese Canton porcelain vase, mid 19th century, having a shaped rim above the waisted neck with panels of figures flanked by Shi Shi and Chilong, the body with panels of dignitaries and attendants and verso a battle scene amongst mountains, with peony, chrysanthemum decoration between with magpies, all above a false gadrooned border. Height 61 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £280

Lot 176

A Japanese Seto Ware blue and white porcelain boat, early 20th century, the prow decorated with fish and marine plants, the sides with Chidori flying above spuming waves. Length 36.5 cm.

Sold for £55

Lot 179

A Japanese carved wood figure of Ebisu riding a carp, Meiji period. Length 14 cm, height 6.5 cm.

Sold for £210

Lot 180

A Chinese silver sycee (ingot), of inverted dome form with three panels of struck character marks, 1/4 section missing, 154.7 grams. Widest diameter 4.1 cm.

Sold for £190

Lot 181

A Chinese tusk shape silver sycee (ingot), 19th century, each side decorated with geometric patterns, all on a square base, 202.8 grams. Height 7.8 cm.

Sold for £190

Lot 182

A Japanese carved stained boxwood figure of a deity seated on a Shi Shi, Meiji period, the figure with smiling face, his left knee tucked within his hands, a bat issuing from a gourd at his side, the Shi Shi gazing upwards, with inlaid eyes and on integral stand. Height 18 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £240

Lot 183

A pair of Chinese blue and white blossoming prunus pattern vases, late 19th century, with four character pseudo Kangxi mark, 35.5 cm high (see illustration).

Sold for £200

Lot 184

Three Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda posters, 1966-1976, "Wish Great Leader Chairman Mao a Long Life, a Long Life", the image of a young Mao, 1935 after The Long March, a further portrait of Chairman Mao wishing him a long life, his 1963 portrait published 1971, and "Chairman Mao, Lin Biao and comrade Zhou Enlai Welcoming Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia to Peking (Beijing). Two images 71 cm x 51.5 cm, one 53 cm x 76.5 cm.

Sold for £50

Lot 185

Four Chinese Cultural Revolution and later propaganda posters, "Chairman Mao is The Red Sun in Our Hearts", 74.3 cm x 52 cm, "Greetings to The Revolutionary Committee", 71 cm x 51 cm, "The People United Under Chairman Mao", 77.5 cm x 52.8 cm and a poster of Chairman Mao with plum blossom above a parade, published 1962, 50.8 cm x 74.5 cm.

Sold for £90

Lot 186

A pair of Chinese porcelain garden seats, circa 1880, each top inset with pierced cash and quatreform panels of females, the main body decorated with female figures reading, playing Go and playing musical instruments, with pierced cash symbols tied with ribbons, peaches, bats and insects between flowering lotus and double shou borders. Height 49.5 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £680

Lot 187

A carved fluorite stone figure of Hotei, 20th century, with smiling face seated with his sack of treasurers, upon a carved wood stand, the figure 5 cm wide.

Sold for £70

Lot 188

A Japanese porcelain figure of Fukurokuju, circa 1900, standing on a large sack decorated with prunus blossom, bamboo and pine, height 23.5 cm.

Sold for £20

Lot 189

A Chinese Sang de Boeuf glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, of squat circular form, the rim with raised roundels with off white cream interior glaze, diameter 24 cm.

Sold for £140

Lot 190

A 19th century Chinese carved hardwood jardiniere stand, with white marble top and beaded edge, diameter 38.5 cm.

Sold for £140

Lot 191

A near pair of Chinese carved hardwood jardiniere stands, each with rouge marble top and beaded edge, top diameters 28 cm, height 46 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £240

Lot 192

A Chinese stained wooden box with lift off lid, and fitted with a single drawer, with brass mounts and raised on bracket feet, width 34 cm.

Sold for £20

Lot 193

A Chinese hardwood collectors cabinet, with mirrored back and single door, width 86 cm, height 51 cm, depth 10 cm.

Sold for £115

Lot 195

A Japanese Kutani vase, circa 1900, decorated with birds amongst blossoming flowers, signed Kutani, height 25 cm and a Chinese celadon ground vase, 20th century, with incised decoration of opposing dragons amongst lotus scrolls with a Ruyi head shoulder and false gadroons to the base upon a carved hardwood stand, the vase 23.5 cm.

Sold for £160

Lot 196

A pair of Japanese bronze vases, late 19th century, the necks with applied decoration of a phoenix amongst blossoming branches flanked by two dragon handles, the main bodies with panels of peony and birds, all raised on a triform stand with circular base. Height 24 cm.

Sold for £70

Lot 197

A pair of Japanese dishes, circa 1880, each decorated with two bijin, one pair within a panel and framed by further panels of blossoming prunus, Mandarin ducks and chrysanthemums, the other with a large floral spray, each with shaped and gilt rims. Diameter 22 cm.

Sold for £28

Lot 198

A pair of Japanese dished plates, circa 1880, each with stylised underglazed blue centre framed by fan shaped panels of diaper, scale and mons. Diameter 21.5 cm.

Sold for £20

Lot 200

A Japanese marquetry tabletop cabinet, late 19th century, converting to a miniature kneehole desk with seven drawers. Width 32 cm, height 25.5 cm, depth 21.8 cm.

Sold for £28

Lot 201

A pair of Chinese handpainted vases, 20th century, depicting three scholars seated at a table beneath a tree decked with lanterns flanked by two figures painted in a red palette with black beards and hair, their robes with gilt decoration, pseudo six character Jiaqing seal mark in red. Height 31 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £190

Lot 203

A pair of Chinese crackle ware vases, late 19th century, each decorated with a pair of relief dragons chasing a pearl and with blossoming prunus branch handles, four character pseudo Chenghua incised mark. Height 44 cm.

Sold for £280

Lot 205

Two 19th century Japanese Imari caddies, each of square form with lid and interior cover, with four character Chenghua mark under each cover, height 21 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £180

Lot 207

A Chinese Famille Rose ginger jar and cover, 19th century, the shoulder decorated with Ruyi heads and peonies against a pink ground, the body with lotus flower and lanterns with precious objects all above a yellow ground false gadroon border, with two blue concentric rings to the underside and applied Collectors Inventory No. 136. Height 20.5 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £210

Lot 208

Two Chinese moon flasks, 19th century, one depicting exotic birds amongst peony and blossom and verso figures on foot and horseback against a yellow ground with lotus scroll and peach decoration, with Tongzhi red seal mark and applied collectors inventory No. 29, the other with a panel of a warring party and verso a peacock amongst peony and blossom all against a turquoise ground with lotus flower and peach decoration. Each height 25 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £480

Lot 209

A Chinese dragon bowl, 19th century, the dragons in green and black chasing a pearl amongst clouds between sinuous lotus flower and Ruyi head borders, with six character Guangxu mark and applied Collectors Inventory No. 159, and a red dragon bowl, 19th century, the dragons facing a pearl amongst clouds against a yellow ground, with four character Qianlong mark and applied collectors inventory No. 157. Diameters 10 cm and 13.5 cm respectively.

Sold for £140

Lot 210

A Chinese biscuit porcelain hexagonal vase, 19th century, the shoulder decorated with stiff leaves, the body with a relief moulded dragon amongst clouds and above waves, the sides with Buddhist symbols tied in ribbons all in a green, yellow and aubergine ground and with impressed Qianlong seal mark to the underside. Height 21 cm.

Sold for £70

Lot 211

A Chinese blue and white ginger jar, 19th century, decorated with two boys lifting a large vase and cover on stand all against a blossom and bird ground, with four character Kangxi mark and applied Collectors Inventory No. 348. Height 25 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £240

Lot 212

A Chinese porcelain figure of Hotei, 20th century, modelled seated with is sack of treasures with young boys clambering around him, relief moulded seal mark to underside for "Jiangxi, You Long Sheng, Jingdezheng". Height 25.5 cm.

Sold for £240

Lot 213

A Chinese Millefiori bowl and cover, 19th century, profusely decorated throughout with blossoming flowers and with six character Guangxu mark. Diameter 23 cm.

Sold for £60

Lot 214

Two Chinese porcelain rice bowls, with covers and stands, each with Buddhist symbols against a coral ground with gilt double Shou, one with red stamped Qianlong mark, the other with a circular stamped mark. Diameter of bowls 12 cm.

Sold for £170

Lot 215

Two Chinese millefiori plates, late 19th/early 20th century, each with six character Guangxu mark, and with applied collectors inventory number 90 and 91. Diameter 24 cm.

Sold for £32

Lot 216

Three Chinese "Batavian" tea bowls and a saucer, 18th century, the interiors decorated with floral sprays and with chocolate brown exterior glaze.

Sold for £50

Lot 217

A set of six Chinese porcelain tea cups and saucers, early 20th century, with panels of precious objects against a yellow ground decorated with lotus flower scroll stamped four character Qianlong mark.

Sold for £110

Lot 218

A pair of crackleware hall plates, late 19th century, decorated with warriors on foot and horseback within a bronzed border, pseudo Chengua mark and with applied label for "Kee Yuen exporter, Canton, China". Diameter 27.5 cm.

Sold for £75

Lot 220

A large pair of Chinese famille rose vases and covers, 19th century, decorated with numerous figures within an interior scene, the reverse with similar figures on exterior, applied inventory number 329 label to the underside. Height 31 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £180

Lot 221

A pair of Chinese porcelain water buffalo, early 20th century, each in a turquoise glaze with biscuit feet, all upon a carved wood stand. Width 11.5 cm.

Sold for £60

Lot 222

A large Canton enamel oval shaped dish, mid 19th century, the body slightly scalloped with panels of figures, birds and butterflies, against a green scroll ground heightened with gilding, all upon a raised foot with decorative foliate border. Width 38.9 cm, height 9 cm, depth 31 cm (see illustration).

Sold for £240

Lot 223

A close pair of Chinese cylindrical vases and domed covers, early 20th century, each decorated with the 100 boys in a dragon procession, each 23.5 cm high, two further Chinese cylindrical vases and covers, 20th century, one with Ruyi head shoulder decorated with a dragon amongst tight peony flower scroll, the other with a shoulder decorated with peony against a blue scroll ground. 23 cm and 21 cm respectively.

Sold for £240