Auction Results

 

 

June

Silver & Objects of Vertu

Date: 11th Jun, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 11th June 2024

The summer sale offers a fine selection of silverware with a strong section from India as well as a rare example of a 17th century chinoiserie mirror. One of the most prominent rarities from the history of silverware is in the form of a piece of Norwich silver. A spoon by Arthur Haslewood I of 1640, only about a dozen pieces are known by this maker, Norwich silver overall has long held the position of some of the most sought-after from provincial England. There are other rarities such as a teapot from Aberdeen, items from the famous Hôtel de Monaco, and a pair of sauce tureens from the Adelaide service, Queen consort to William IV (r.1830-37) This pair have remained in private family ownership since the early 20th century by Sir Lewis Richardson (1873-1934) who owned Harrington House in 1924, now The Russian Embassy. The De Pinna cup now returns to auction, after completing another round of date testing, concluding that each element of its construction is of 16th century date, and now rightfully joins the corpus of important Elizabethan silverware.

19th & 20th Century Photographs

Date: 6th Jun, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 6 June 2024

Chiswick Auctions’ 19th and 20th Century Photographs sale offers a diverse selection of prints from across the history of the medium, and features some of the most notable names in 20th century documentary photography. The early part of the sale includes a group of 14 carbon prints from The Society for Photographing Relics of Old London(1867-78). This collection, which includes views of the demolished Oxford Arms, helped shape public opinion on preserving historic buildings and led to the foundation of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877. The first half of the sale also includes an impressive copy of the Royal Photographic Society's 1931 portfolio, featuring images from the Tyng Collection, including Rudolf Koppitz's Bewegungs Studie.

Additionally, the sale includes photographs from internationally renowned collections, such as Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion, formerly owned by Sir Elton John, and over 70 lots from the collection of Robert Kirschenbaum (1936-2023), the head of the Pacific Press Agency, which managed a roster of international photographers in Tokyo for over 50 years. Kirschenbaum developed close friendships with some of the best-known photographic masters of the 20th century, and many of the prints being offered for sale were personal gifts, direct from the photographers themselves. This unique collection includes original works by Ansel Adams, Lee Friedlander, André Kertész, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Bill Brandt, offered to market for the first time. 

May

Asian Art II 亞洲藝術 II

Date: 20th May, 2024 10:00
Sale number: 20 May 2024

For this season of Asian Art sales, Chiswick Auctions will feature a wide and diverse range of East Asian works of art, from China, Japan, Korea and across the Himalayas. Many of these works are from private collections, including a selection of fine ceramics from the  renowned collection of Mr. Basil and the Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides.  We will also feature  works from other private collections including a fine and impressive Chinese carved greystone head of the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva.. We are also offering an impressive Korean screen depicting the eight Confucian virtues, again from a private collection in London as well as an exciting range of Japanese works of art including woodblock prints and in particular a large incense burner, (a tsuri-koro). We look forward to you joining us for this exciting season!

 

Asian Art I 亞洲藝術 I

Date: 17th May, 2024 10:00
Sale number: 17 May 2024

For this season of Asian Art sales, Chiswick Auctions will feature a wide and diverse range of East Asian works of art, from China, Japan, Korea and across the Himalayas. Many of these works are from private collections, including a selection of fine ceramics from the  renowned collection of Mr. Basil and the Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides.  We will also feature  works from other private collections including a fine and impressive Chinese carved greystone head of the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva.. We are also offering an impressive Korean screen depicting the eight Confucian virtues, again from a private collection in London as well as an exciting range of Japanese works of art including woodblock prints and in particular a large incense burner, (a tsuri-koro). We look forward to you joining us for this exciting season!

 

Books & Works on Paper

Date: 14th May, 2024 12:00
Sale number: 14 May 2024

Chiswick Auctions’ Books sale, on May the 14th, is wide-ranging and features a number of highlights.

The food and drink section includes The English Vineyard Vindicated, with a probable manuscript correction by author John Evelyn, who wrote under the instruction of John Rose, the King’s Gardener. The rarity of this first edition of 1666, printed ‘at the Ship in St. Paul's Church-Yard’, is often attributed to the Great Fire of London. Also included is a pioneering work on ethical vegetarianism published in 1683, namely Thomas Tryon’s The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness. For Tryon, who had visited Barbados and been horrified by slavery, vegetarianism formed part of a broader reaction against humanity’s evils.

Under English Literature, we have a first edition of John Keats’s Lamia, containing ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, ‘Ode to Psyche’, and ‘Ode to Melancholy’. His last and most important book, it was published in July 1820, less than a year before his tragic death from tuberculosis in Rome.

The sale also features an original design by artist William Nicholson, depicting a boxing match. The famous image illustrated the month of November in An Almanac of Twelve Sports (1898), with verse provided by Rudyard Kipling.

In the Travel section, highlights include six watercolours by James Wathen from his Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China, which a contemporary reviewer argued “will be followed by the reader and the gazer with much gratification”. This section also includes a first French edition of Cornelis De Bruyn’s account of his circuitous voyage to Persia, with numerous striking illustrations and panoramas of Moscow and Isfahan.

Old Masters & 19th Century Art

Date: 1st May, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 1 May 2024

We are delighted to announce our forthcoming sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Art on Wednesday 1st May 2024.  The auction spans from the 16th to the 19th century and comprises of 184 selected lots. The sale includes fine examples by Masters such as Alfred Munnings P.R.A (1878-1959), Thomas Blinks (1860-1912), Heywood Hardy (1842-1933), Gerard de Lavallée (1596/97-1667/87), and Andrea Locatelli (1665-1741), amongst many others.

April

Modern Collector - Timed Online

Starts: 12th Apr, 2024 17:00
Ends: 28th Apr, 2024 17:00
Sale number: 12-28 April B

This April’s Modern Collector Auction offers a diverse array of artworks spanning from the 18th century to the present day, providing an in-depth exploration of these varied artistic periods. 

Key highlights of the auction feature works by renowned artists such as Huges Claude Piassarro and Banksy.  The auction also includes multiple pieces from the artist estates of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Alan Freer and William Samuel Horton.

Islamic & Indian Art

Date: 23rd Apr, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 23 April 2024

Our spring Islamic & Indian art catalogue is now online and ready to view. With almost 200 lots from antiquity to contemporary. The sale includes the final instalment of items from a distinguished private European collector including rarities such as pieces from the renowned Zill Al-Sultan Porcelain service.

March

Modern British & Irish Art

Date: 26th Mar, 2024 14:00
Sale number: 26 March 2024
Catalogue: PDF catalogue

The spring auction features an important group of works from the collection of Peter Adam. At the centre of this collection are works by Keith Vaughan, acquired directly from the artist. These include the painting Foreshore with Three Figures (1963), a rare self-portrait (1950) and a gouache Two Seated Figures (1955).

The sale also includes a prime Frank Auerbach drawing of Mornington Crescent, a large Gerald Scarfe Pink Floyd painting, and unique works by Edward Seago, Mary Fedden, Alfred Wallis, Louis Wain, Gillian Ayres and Grayson Perry.

The Bigger Picture: Fine Photographica & Panoramas

Date: 21st Mar, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 21st March 2024

The Bigger Picture: Fine Photographica & Panoramas on the 21st March features an exciting selection of the rarest 20th century cameras, including early models from Leica and their British contemporaries. We also offer an impressive selection of 19th century British Mahogany & Brass Cameras.

Complementing the cameras, also on offer is a broad selection of 19th and early 20th century photography, including a collection of eclectic panoramas from a single owner (many of which are sold without reserve). Alongside these photographic and paper-based panoramic works, the sale also offers fresh to market 19th century travel photographs, showcasing subjects from across the globe.

Stamps and Postal Material from a British Gentleman Collector - Part 4

Date: 20th Mar, 2024 13:00
Sale number: 20 March 2024 B

Presenting part 4 of the Gentleman Collector's collection. A significant collection reflecting his extensive travels, particularly in Asia. The auction on the 20th March includes valuable material from China, Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Tuva, and Vietnam, inclusive of Japanese occupation pieces from Manchukuo, Sarawak, and Malaya. Many of these pieces were acquired directly from Asia, with key highlights including Korean War memorabilia, North Korean issues, and Postal Stationery Envelopes dating from 1947 to 1958. Additionally, the Liao Tung Leasehold China/Russia from 1898/1904 is a noteworthy inclusion in this collection.

Silver & Objects of Vertu

Date: 19th Mar, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 19 March 2024

The spring silver sale offers a fantastic selection of non-European silver, from across India, Burma, Cambodia, Japan, and China. The depth of workmanship to be found from these countries and more demonstrates the intricate and skilled methods for working the surface of the metal from the Cambodian toks to the high purity double walled Japanese Iris pattern wares. One of the more fascinating items is an Indian bowl from Poona mounted to a Burmese silver figural stand, the first time such a combination has been noted, illuminating a rare movement between the two schools of work and the people who owned them.

Silver of global Royalty is found from Prince Albert, Emperor Haile Selassie, Emperor Wilhelm II, and Maharaja Sir Duleep Singh. British silver covers the most interesting areas with well-proportioned examples from Thomas Heming, Barnard, Richard Sibley, Wakelin, Garrard, and Benjamin Smith, among others. Collectors and designers alike can enhance their displays with shapely pieces that separate themselves from more routine examples in this great opportunity to develop the connoisseur’s eye as well as the decorator’s repertoire.

20th/21st Century Art

Date: 5th Mar, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 5 March 2024

This carefully curated auction features artworks spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. Our sale encompasses pieces by renowned artists such as Theo van Doesburg, Sir William Russel Flint, a superb collection of Claude Venard paintings, two examples by Keith Vaughan, drawings by David Shrigley, and a vibrant neon selection of works by Mr Brainwash, among others. 

February

A CULTURAL REVOLUTION Literature, Sculpture, Objects & Posters of the ‘The Maoist Movement’ (NY)

Date: 29th Feb, 2024 13:30
Sale number: 29 Feb 2024
Catalogue: PDF catalogue

Our sale is from one of the world’s largest and best private collections of artefacts from the Cultural Revolution. It includes a rare edition of Mao’s Little Red Book, produced in August 1963, some ten months before the official Beijing version was released in May 1964. Compiled and printed by the Political Department, Air Force Division of the Shenyang Military Region, it numbers 156pp and lacks the engraved portrait of the Chairman that became integral to the finished edition.

The collection was compiled over 25 years by the renowned New York antiquarian book dealer and children’s book specialist Justin Schiller. His ‘bursting at the seams’ home in upstate New York includes many thousands of objects related to the Cultural Revolution, much of them bought during regular visits to China.

This is part of the Justin Schiller collection, including books, posters, original art, tapestries, sculpture and memorabilia.

The lots will all remain in situ in upstate New York with the auction staged in London.

Books & Works on Paper

Date: 27th Feb, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 27 February 2024

Featuring several notable collections, including: costume and theatre set designs by Oliver Messel; a trove of early Folio Society publications and limited editions; an archive of detective publications featuring the famous Sexton Blake. An individual gem is the 1828 edition of "The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century" by Jane Webb (later Jane Loudon). Considered an early feminist novel, her story takes place in a futuristic world of advanced technology and has the distinction of being the first in the English language to feature a reanimated mummy. The sale also features the classic historical nursing text: Florence Nightingale’s ‘Notes on Nursing: What it is, and What is not’. A first edition published in 1860, the work intended to give hints on nursing to those entrusted with the health of others. Last but not least, a manuscript map of Bermondsey drawn by James Atkinson in 1696. Atkinson had his shop at Cherry Garden Stairs in Rotherhithe.

Prints & Multiples

Date: 13th Feb, 2024 11:00
Sale number: 13 February 2024

Our February Prints and Multiples auction offers a curated collection of contemporary works from Lowry’s iconic market scenes to Banksy’s tongue in cheek screenprints.


We are pleased to represent all areas of printmaking and editions, spanning the spectrum from timeless linocuts to vibrant screenprints, embroidered textile and sculpture. The sale represents various movements of Modern and Contemporary art including Minimalism, The YBAs Neo Expressionism, Street Art and Pop Art with particularly striking works by Patrick Caulfied, Cy Twombly, Gerald Laing, Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami.
 
Featured at the heart of the sale are nine rare prints (lots 100-108) from Matisse’s extraordinary Jazz portfolio, showcasing the enduring quality of his iconic pochoirs nearly 80 years after their production. The sale includes icons of British Art- Howard Hodgkin, Craigie Aitchinson, Lucian Freud and Bridget Riley and continues to highlight the work of contemporary Brits with recognisable editions by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and David Shrigley.

January

The Designer Edit

Starts: 19th Jan, 2024 14:30
Ends: 28th Jan, 2024 18:00
Sale number: 19 January 2024

Lots will begin closing beginning at lot one from 18:00 on Sunday 28th January 2024, each subsequent lot will then close at 30 second intervals. If a bid is made in the final five minutes of a lot closing, the time for that item will extend for a further five minutes.

We recommend that you view any items you intend to purchase as refunds will not be issued for buyer's remorse. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Email popsy.kundi@chiswickauctions.co.uk for any further information.

Condition Reports: 

The deadline for condition report requests is 12:00 on Friday 26th January 2024 - a response to any enquiries received after this time cannot be guaranteed

Fashion Department Grading System                                                             

A+   Appears to be in new condition

A     No apparent signs of wear

B     Signs of gentle use or wear

C     Signs of heavy use or some visible damage

D     Poor condition may require restoration

Fashion pieces are catalogued as sizes specific to country (IT,FR,EU,US etc) and UK if stated, please refer to the measurements provided.

Collections will be available from Chiswick Barley Mow strictly by appointment and with payment in advance. 

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