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Absentee bids accepted until Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Auction date Tuesday, 27 September 2022 13:00 - 16:00 BST

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Members of the Royal Automobile Club on London's historic Pall Mall, London, may recognise an impressive bronze fountain figure of Ondine by popular sculptor Alexandra Beale, which is now becoming available for sale due to the redesigning of the gardens. The fountain was commissioned and installed in 2008 by the RAC, which opened in 1911 and had been built by the fashionable architects Charles Mewès and Arthur Davis, who had already been lauded for the recently constructed Ritz hotels in Paris and London, and the interiors of some of the great ocean-going liners of the day. Ondine, a mythological figure of European tradition, was a water nymph or sprite who could become human only when she fell in love with a mortal man. However, if the mortal was unfaithful to her, he was destined to forfeit his life. It is estimated at £5,000 - £8,000

Further lots included in this auction are a lead cistern fountain, which was part of this year's gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The garden had been designed by Chris Beardshaw, well-known from his long broadcasting career, which includes BBC 2's hit series Gardeners' World, Hidden Gardens and The Flying Gardener, and is another award in a line of many won by Chris Beardshaw Design. This garden was designed for the RNLI and the cistern is estimated at £3,500 - £5,000.


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The front cover features: Lot 19 Workshop of Bertel Thorwaldsen: An impressive and important suite o three carved white marble plaques probably 1830s, in bronze frames  

£20,000-40,000


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Lot 1 Sold
A rare Georgian dated carved stone trough
initialled J R and dated 1752
54cm high by 116cm…
It is extremely rare to find a dated stone trough.Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £3,600
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 2 Sold
A lead figure of a putto holding a bunch of grapes
18th century with restorations
on stone base
77cm…
Garden StatueGarden Ornament
Hammer price: £2,100
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 3 Unsold
A fine and rare lead figure of a mower by John Cheere
mid 18th century
135cm high

Provenance:…
Professor Sir Albert Richardson P.R.A (1880-1964).  President of Royal Academy (1954-1956).  His…
Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 4 Sold
†A lead cistern fountain removed from Chris Beardshaw’s gold medal winning…
modern
with fountain spout, plumbed for water…
Many will know Chris from his long broadcasting career, which began in 1997 and includes BBC2…
Hammer price: £3,500
Estimate: £3,500 - £5,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 5 Sold
A carved white marble bust of a woman
Italian, 18th century
65cm high
Garden OrnamentSculpture
Hammer price: £2,000
Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 6 Unsold
After the antique: A carved alabaster figure of the crouching Venus
19th century
52cm high
SculptureStatue
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 7 Sold
A carved white marble portrait bust of Nicolas Copernicus
18th century inscribed Nicolo Copernico, Filosofo…
Nicolas Copernicus ,19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance polymath, active as a…
Hammer price: £4,000
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 8 Unsold
A pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
63cm high by 54cm diameter
Garden Ornament
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 9 Sold
A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
62cm high by 50cm diameter
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £3,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 10 Sold
A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
62cm and 61cm high by 47cm…
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £3,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 11 Unsold
A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
63cm and 64cm high by 50cm…
Garden Ornament
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 12 Sold
A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
70cm high by 56cm diameter
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £3,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 13 Sold
A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
65cm high by 50cm diameter
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £3,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 14 Sold
A similar pair of carved white marble urns
late 19th century
73cm high by 54cm diameter
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £3,400
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 15 Unsold
A similar single carved white marble urn
late 19th century
59cm high by 40cm diameter
Garden Ornament
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 16 Sold
Holme Cardwell
A carved white marble group of a classical…
Provenance; The residual contents of Bixley Manor by instructions of the executors of Sir Timothy…
Hammer price: £15,000
Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 17 Unsold
A pair of carved white marble urns
Italian
late 19th century
101cm high
on carved…
Garden Ornament
Estimate: £20,000 - £25,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 18 Sold
A carved white marble crouching faun
Italian
circa 1870
79cm high
Provenance - Sotheby’s, 21st November 2000, lot 185 Sculpture
Hammer price: £4,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 19 Unsold
Workshop of Bertel Thorwaldsen: An impressive and important suite of three…
Rome, probably 1830’s
in bronze frames

The…
Bertel Thorvaldsen, Thorvaldsen also spelled Thorwaldsen, 19 Nov., 1770, 24 March 1844, was a…
Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 20 Unsold
Pietro Bazzanti
A carved white marble figure of a Neapolitan…
Pietro Bazzanti 1825-1895, was one of a family of sculptors working in Florence during the 19th…
Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 21 Sold
A pair of carved white marble urns on pedestals
20th century
152cm high
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £5,000
Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 22 Sold
A carved white marble bowl on stand
Italian
19th century
80cm high by 61cm diameter
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £3,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 23 Sold
A pair of shallow marble bowls
18th century or earlier
one bearing old Hampel…
MineralsNatural History
Hammer price: £2,300
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 24 Sold
Professor Fortunato Galli, 1830-1918
'Fare Insegna Fare' (Practice Makes Perfect)…
Born in Livorno, Professor Fortunato Galli (d.1918) spent most of his working life in Florence,…
Hammer price: £4,000
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022

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