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Auction House:Vickers & Hoad AuctioneersNumber of lots recorded:301
Sale Title:Directors SelectionLots with images:301
Auction Location:SydneyPrices available:227
Date:19/03/2016
LotDescription Price Image
*** Antique French eight day striking clock in brass case, with mercury pendulum by Le Roy et Fils, Paris, inscribed to top & presented to Miss Stephens of the Stephens ink family. July 1886, W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** John Varley Junior (1850-1933) England 'Cairo', watercolour signed lower left, approx 65 cm high, 49 cm wide . Large work for this artist, W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** Doulton Lambeth jardinere, by Frank Butler, cast in high relief with trees & leaves, approx 15 cm high, 27 cm deep, W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** Important Turkish Shamsir with scabbard of late 17th/early 18th century date, and of Museum quality, 96 cm overall with 80 cm curved blade. The blade of superbly patterned watered steel and is curved in the Turkish style which requires the rear of the scabbard to have an opening at the top: inscribed with a cartouche bearing makers particulars and the date AH182, which is to be read as AH1082 (AD1671). The grip scales are of rhinoceros horn with correct silver brocade wrapping.… ***
*** A important and rare north Indian pesh kabz of late 18th century date and of Museum quality, approx 44 cm overall with 31 cm blade. The blade of finest watered steel is of very pronounced T section with the back being 13mm in width at the base, the whole of the back being finely chiselled with interlaced foliage and arabesques to highest standard, as is the forte on both faces. The upper face of the exposed tang is also 13mm in width and has chiselling en suite.… ***
*** Important Persian shamshir with scabbard, suspension straps and belt of late 18th century date and of Museum quality, 95 cm overall with 82 cm curved blade. The heavy blade is of superbly patterned watered steel and is curved in the Persian style, the grips scales are of morse (walrus ivory).… ***
*** An important and early Australian presentation levee sword with scabbard in the Mameluke style popularised by the Duke of Wellington, by Tatham of Charing cross London (and so marked on the ricasso). The curved blade finely etched with foliage, stand of arms and panel 'Presented to William Snow Clifton, Hony. Secy. And Treasurer by the members of the Victorian Yeomanry Corps. 1858', the gilt embossed hilt with ivory grip scales, the shagreen covered wooden scabbard with the en suite mounts.… ***
*** A important and rare Turkish jambia with scabbard of mid to late 17th century date, approx 30 cm overall with 18 cm curved double edged blade of convex section of very finely watered steel. The ricasso with partial gilt koftgari inscriptions on both faces. The hilt of a single piece of walrus ivory (morse) of fluted form.… ***
*** Choice Turkish bichaq with scabbard of 19th century date, approx 34 cm overall with 23 cm blade forged with a reinforced back which is finely engraved for it's full length. Ricasso and tang covers overlaid with silver which is finely engraved. Ivory grip scales of traditional flared form. The pommel containing the traditional tweezers with ivory tip set with a diamond.… ***
*** Antique tin glaze blue & white faience jardinere, with twin rope twist handles, approx 19 cm high, 46 cm wide ***
*** Antique 19th century French cobalt blue, bronze mounted and lidded urn, approx 34 cm high ***
*** Antique French sevres style blue ground and hand painted, bronze mounted, lidded urn, approx 20 cm high ***
*** Antique early 19th century French painting of Madonna and Child, approx 30 cm high, 25 cm wide ***
*** Antique French triangular form clock, in the Gothic style, mounted with cabochons, approx 28 cm high . W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** Antique French triangular form clock, decorated with cabochon, approx 28 cm high, W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** Set of nine Francis Higgins III silver teaspoons & three examples by Charles Boyton, showing the initials of Henry Charles Stephens, marked London, 1890& 1893. Approx 13 cm long (12), W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** Set of ten antique early 19th century English porcelain Imari pattern cups & deep dish saucers with extra cup, W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** Doulton Lambeth vase, decorated by Hannah Barlow, incised with cows, donkey & horse, approx 19 cm high, W. Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***
*** Doulton Lambeth, by Frank Butler jug shaped vase with geometric polychrome decoration, circa 1876, approx 45 cm high ***
*** Antique portrait of an elderly Medieval Guardsman/Knight, oil on canvas, approx 60 cm high, 46 cm wide .Ex Henry Charles 'Inky' Stephens (February 1841 – July 1918) ***