Home, Garden & Natural History

Closed for Absentee bids.

Auction date Tuesday, 26 September 2023 13:00 - 16:00 BST

Summers Place Auctions is pleased to announce the sale of an exceptional private collection of Contemporary British sculpture on 26th September 2023.

The 72 lots include small sculptures for the home as well as monumental sculptures.  All of the sculptures depict animals and are by such well-known sculptors as Geoffrey Dashwood (born 1947), Mark Coreth (born 1958), Nic Fiddian-Green (born 1963), Dylan Lewis (born 1964) and Hamish Mackie (born 1973). 

Inspired by the landscape of their country home, the collectors took a keen interest in Contemporary wildlife sculpture. They patronised the leading British sculptors with their own inimitable style, but also started collecting some of the lesser known, up-and-coming artists like Adam Binder, Julieanne Worrall Hood, Sophie Dickens and Michael Simpson.

Other items included in this sale are period sculptures by Blanchard and Coade, not forgetting a rare cast lead figure of a cupid and swan by John van Nost the Elder.

Click here for a pdf of the hammer results

Click here for a pdf of the 26th and 27th September Home and Garden Auction

Details of lots in the Sept auction

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Lots per page:

Total lots: 109

Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
1 A rare cast lead figure of a cupid and swan by John van Nost the Elder
English, second half of 18th century
112cm high by 110cm wide by 60cm deep
£8,000 - £12,000 £10,000 View
2 A Georgian lead cistern
dated 1744
86cm by 130cm by 50cm
£4,000 - £6,000 £5,000 View
3 A Georgian lead cistern
dated 1753
78cm by 134cm by 68cm
£2,500 - £4,000 £3,600 View
4 A rare Coadestone figure of Father Time
18th century
seated on a rock, holding an hour glass, stamped Coade, London 1792
with bronze sundial engraved I. Coggs, London fecit
149cm overall
£20,000 - £30,000 £50,000 View
5 A massive Blashfield stoneware tazza
circa 1890
129cm high by 150cm diameter
£5,000 - £8,000 £5,000 View
6 A stoneware group
late 19th century
possibly by Doulton
142cm high
£2,500 - £4,000 - View
7 A rare Blanchard stoneware sundial
circa 1860
with makers stamp
126cm high overall
See engraving
£2,500 - £4,000 £7,200 View
8 A rare Blanchard stoneware figure of Erin the female personification of Ireland
circa 1860
reconstituted stone
170cm high

See engraving
£6,000 - £10,000 £8,500 View
9 After Bernini: An impressive carved white marble group of Apollo and Daphne
mid 19th century
124cm high
on revolving black veined marble pedestal
93cm high
£12,000 - £18,000 £22,000 View
10 After the antique: An impressive pair of dogs of Alcibiades
It is likely that these dogs date to the early 19th century but their provenance is unknown
104cm high
£40,000 - £60,000 £35,000 View
11 A terracotta figure of a bird lady
French, circa 1900
Impressed SEAU PARIS
187cm high
on later base to be used as a fountain
£1,500 - £2,500 - View
12 After the Antique: A cast iron figure of the Diana de Gabies
late 19th/early 20th century
167cm high
£2,500 - £4,000 £2,500 View
13 D Gabrielli: Echo of the Source
early 20th century
stamped Fusee Marinelli Ferdinando, Firenze
153cm high
£5,000 - £8,000 - View
14 A carved limestone wellhead
late 20th century
scrolling foliate decoration
80cm high by 79cm diameter
£1,500 - £2,500 £1,600 View
15 An Istrian marble font
circa 1900
carved with foliage
74cm high by 92cms diameter
£2,500 - £4,000 £2,500 View
16 A very large Portland stone sundial
early 20th century
square bronze 33cm dial
155cm high overall
£3,000 - £5,000 £3,000 View
17 A red sandstone sundial
19th century
circular dial signed Briggs
136cm overall height
£800 - £1,200 £1,150 View
18 A pair of large carved York stone urns
late 19th century
67cm high by 71cm diameter
£1,500 - £2,500 £2,800 View
19 An impressive suite of iron Arras furniture
comprising of table and 12 chairs (2 of which are carvers)
table is 298cm by 86cm
£2,000 - £3,000 £3,200 View
20 A copper and iron weathervane
late 19th century
with associated copper dragon
163cm by 49cm wide
Now with bracket and restored. Purchase SPA May 2011
£1,500 - £2,500 £4,400 View
21 A Coalbrookdale Nasturtium pattern cast iron seat
circa 1870
stamped C B Dale And Co with model number and diamond registration marks
90cm high by 180cm wide by 65cm deep

See engraving
£1,500 - £2,500 £3,600 View
22 A rare Coalbrookdale Convolvulus pattern cast iron seat
circa 1860
172cm wide

This design no. 2286 was the earliest registered and patented at the Public Records office by the Coalbrookdale foundry, Telford, Shropshire on 12th November 1842
£1,000 - £1,500 £2,400 View
23 A pair of Coalbrookdale Nasturtium pattern cast iron seats
circa 1870
stamped C B Dale And Co with model number and diamond registration marks
90cm high by 100cm wide by 65cm deep
One larger seat available see lot 21
£1,500 - £2,500 £7,500 View
24 A Coalbrookdale Lily of the Valley seat
late 19th century
160cm wide

Although not visible, the construction supports the attribution and the numerous layers of old paint may well be concealing the stamp.

See engraving
£2,000 - £3,000 £2,400 View

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