Auction Preview: Antiques & Fine Art

Our next Antiques & Fine Art auction takes place on Monday 29th July, featuring over 900 lots, with a wide range of ceramics and glass, European and Oriental works of art, collector’s items, books, toys, paintings, clocks and furniture.


The ceramic section includes a group of modern Moorcroft pottery together with several pieces of French Sevres porcelain, to include a fine pedestal vase. A wide selection of oriental wares include a rare large Chinese brush pot (lot 169) as well as a tortoiseshell boat (lot 233), a collection of snuff bottles and a number of ivory figures.

A large section of collector’s items (nearly 300 lots) includes a good range of 19th century ‘Grand Tour’ and later Art Deco bronzes, and collection of Tunbridge ware and other boxes to include two cutlery boxes with original interiors. There is a very good selection (over 100 lots) of model cars and other vehicles in the sale; to include Corgi, Matchbox, and Scalextric examples.



A varied selection is featured in the Paintings section, of particular interest are two 19th century portraits of members of the Peyton family which are offered for sale by their descendants. Painted by noted artist John Opie (1761-1807) and Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878), they depict Captain John Ritson Peyton (1787-1825) and his son Joseph John Waterhouse Peyton (1803-1878) who inherited the 200-acre Wakehurst estate at just six years old from his father. The Peyton family trace their ancestry back to William the Conquerer.



There are over 80 lots featuring clocks, including an interesting collection of stick barometers, a number of French mantel clocks, a Georgian mahogany bracket clock, plus other similar examples.

The sale ends with over 100 lots of antique furniture, with highlights including a collection of table top miniature pieces, a pair of open bookcases with Egyptian mask mounts (lot 898), a breakfront secretaire bookcase (lot 971) and a Shoolbred and Co. satinwood bookcase (lot 972).



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