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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 25
A Roman style mosaic and marble circular table top on Sienna marble…
made up, possibly using ancient tesserae
133cm…
FurnitureInterior Design
Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 26
A monumental carved stone stone dragon
on associated base
240cm high by 196cm long…
StatueMythological
Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 27
A carved granite Kasuge lantern
Japanese
Meiji period
180cm high by 55cm square
Garden ornamentGarden Statue
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 28
A pair of Val d' Osne foundry cast iron urns
last quarter 19th century
Stamped Val d'Osne
the…
Founded by J.P.Andre in 1835 and based at the Val d’Osne, in the HauteMarne, the company took over…
Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 29
A rare Ducel foundry cast iron seat
mid 19th century
the front apron stamped Ducel…
A similar seat is illustrated in the catalogue of the Societe Anonyme des Hauts-Fourneaux & du Val…
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 30
A Coalbrookdale Fern and Blackberry pattern cast iron seat
circa 1870
maker's marks possibly obscured by…
Garden Furniture
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 31
A pair of Coalbrookdale cast iron Fern and Blackberry chairs
circa 1870
makers marks possibly obscured by…
Garden Furniture
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 32
A pair of Coalbrookdale Fern and Blackberry pattern cast iron chairs
last quarter of 19th century
each back with…
Garden Furniture
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 33
A similar pair of Coalbrookdale Fern and Blackberry pattern cast iron…
last quarter of 19th century
each back with…
Garden Furniture
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 34
A rare Coalbrookdale passion flower pattern cast iron seat
circa 1870
with registration stamp, others…
This design is registered  in the 1875 Coalbrookdale catalogue Section III page 263see…
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 35
An extremely rare Coalbrookdale Midsummer Night's Dream pattern cast iron…
circa 1870
fully stamped ‘CB Dale Co.’ and with…
This extremely rare Coalbrookdale pattern, now sadly missing its scroll cresting is registered …
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 36
Coalbrookdale hall stand
stamped Coalbrookdale
each section with diamond…
Furniture
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 37
A pair of Handyside foundry cast iron urns
2nd half 19th century
78cm high

See engraving
Garden Ornament
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 38
A strap work wrought iron games seat
19th century
incorporating wheels at one end and…
Seats such as this example were wheeled around Victorian gardens for ladies to sit on whilst…
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 39
A reeded wrought iron seat
19th century
160cm long
Garden Furniture
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 40
A substantial pair of stoneware lidded urns
circa 1870
137cm high by 58cm wide
Garden Ornament
Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 41
An unusual carved stone seat
circa 1900
101cm long
Garden Furniture
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 42
A similar unusual carved stone seat
circa 1900
101cm long
Garden Furniture
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 43
▲ Alexandra Beale (ARR applies)
An impressive bronze fountain figure of Ondine …
This fountain was commissioned and installed in 2008. Sculptor Alexandra Beale’s work ranges from…
Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 44
Horace Montford
A song to Demeter
Bronze
Signed H Montford, sc. …
Details of Horace MontfordSculptureStatue
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 45
Eneri Prosperi: An Henri studio life bronze of children standing on a tree…
1970s
stamped Bronze Elite by Henri
weathered…
Eneri Prosperi  was born in Bagni  di Lucca in tuscany in 1910 and later emigrated to America,…
Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 46
Eneri Prosperi: A Henri studio bronze group of two children on a working…
stamped Bronze Elite by Henri
180cm long
155cm…
Garden StatueSculpture
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 47
Eneri Prosperi: An Henri Studio bronze group of children playing inside…
stamped Bronze Elite by Henri
100cm high by 175cm…
Garden StatueSculpture
Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022
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Lot 48
Two bronzes of children on stepping stones
stamped Leonardo Rossi
the larger 137cm high
Although the identity of Leonardo Rossi is unknown it is likely to be the pseudonym for a foundry…
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
27 September 2022
27 September 2022

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