Contents of two local estates go to auction

Graham Paddison  with a Cantonese Carved Ivory Tusk Vase valued �500-�700

Graham Paddison with a Cantonese Carved Ivory Tusk Vase valued �500-�700

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Dee Atkinson and Harrison’s first Antique and Fine Art Auction of 2014 takes place on Friday 14 February and will contain approximately 700 lots, thanks to the inclusion of items from two excellent local estates – George Smith, farmer, from Hollym and Joyce Watson from Kilham.

The sale starts with more than 120 lots of silver and plate, including tea and coffee ware, salvers and waiters, candlesticks and chambersticks, sugar casters, and a 1694 porringer.

More than 50 lots of jewellery contains a good selection of rings, earrings, brooches, bracelets and bangles, gold coins, cuff links, pocket and wristwatches - ideal for that late Valentines Day present, to suit all pockets from £30 to £1,300.

Old metalware is a particularly strong section of 67 lots, featuring George Smith’s excellent collection of 17th to 20th Century pewter, including measures, plates, spoons, chargers, flagons and tankards, a lead sculpture in the manner of Henry Moore, an 18th Century Dutch tobacco boxes, mortars, Liberty and Eastern items.

A smaller than usual miscellaneous section of 34 lots contains boxes and taxidermy, French grape barrels and crystoleums. Five lots of textiles include samplers and wool work pictures. Books is an additional section created for this sale to accommodate the George Smith collection of local history items, with particular emphasis on East Yorkshire and Holderness.

Traditional and modern ceramics extends to more than 110 lots, including a collection of 19th Century blue and white transfer printed wares, 18th Century English porcelain by Lowestoft and Worcester and majolica and faience items, Doulton and other stonewares, Belleek and other toilet sets, Staffordshire figures, Oriental wares, Royal Crown Derby paperweights, Moorcroft, Wemyss and a Shelley Mabel Lucie Attwell tea set.

Forty lots of glass includes a Lalique bowl, 18th and 19th Century wine glasses, Victorian coloured glassware, studio and art glass by Moser, Whitefriars, etc, decanters and claret jugs, etc

A larger than average objets d’art section contains sixty two lots including an excellent collection of carved ivory figures and netsukes, two ancient Egyptian bronze figures, Chinese jade and polished stone snuff bottles, scrimshaw whale’s teeth, miniatures, enamelled items, etc

There are five longcase clocks from the George Smith estate and one from Joyce Watson, five mercury barometers and three French mantel clocks. Over seventy lots of furniture from the 17th Century and later includes tables and chairs, chests of drawers, dressers, sideboards and chiffoniers, display cabinets and bookcases, quarter size snooker/dining table, Windsor chairs, bureaux and davenports, coffers, desks, Bergere three piece suite, occasional furniture, wash stands, etc

Pictures conclude the sale commencing with prints including three Lionel Edwards hunting scenes and early local maps. Watercolours include York scenes by George Fall, Hull scenes by F S Smith and a pair of farming scenes by John Atkinson from the George Smith estate. Oil paintings are again dominated by local artists with pictures by Walter Goodin of Flamborough Head and Beverley Beck having the highest estimates. Harry Hudson Rodmell’s study of a passenger ship and Kenneth Elwell’s picture of a mare and foal also feature highly.

The auction will be on view Wednesday 12th February 10am – 7pm and Thursday 13th February 10am – 4pm with limited viewing on the morning of sale from 8.30am to the auction starting at 9.45am.

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