The auction has a particularly strong glass section, though the specialists favourite is a fine Lalique ‘Domeremy’ pattern glass vase (circa 1926). Lalique was considered to be one of France’s foremost Art Nouveau glass and jewellery designers and a world class industrialist. His works grace the shelves of the nobility thanks to their opulent design. The vase featured in Fellows auction is particularly collectible due to its colour of smokey amber as intense colours are usually the most highly prized.
Moving on, the porcelain section contains some highly collectible pieces, though undoubtedly the star of the show here is an 18th century Sevres porcelain loving cup (estimate £300 - £500). Even at 300 years old its hand-painted exterior still looks as beautiful and regal as ever.
This auction contains an unparalleled selection of pieces to add a touch of old world charm to your home. A beautifully made Cary’s terrestrial globe (£300 - £400) from the late Georgian era maps the routes of great explorers such a Captain Cook, and provides a rare insight into the world of 1815. An excellent selection of books includes further adventure, in the ‘Discoveries of the French in 1768 and 1768 to the South East of New Guinea’ by M. ***, formally a captain in the French navy, translated from French by John Stockdale, 1791.
In our furniture section, a rare set of six Arts & Crafts oak dining chairs (£1,500 - £2,500) by Stanley Webb Davies (1894 – 1978), probably from an original set of ten made for William Uttley Esq., would be stunning accompaniments to an oak table. There is an incised monogram (possibly ED for his wife Emily Davies, nee Thomas) behind each front seat rail.
The auction also features a particularly interesting piece of royal history, offering a private window into the heady relationship between the infamous Edward, Prince of Wales and his mistress, Freda Dudley Ward in their first few months together. The letter contains Edward’s zealous response to his mistress’ request to meet at midnight for a secret rendezvous at her London apartment, and estimated at £1,200 - £1,500.
The auction takes place on Monday 25th November from 9am.