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Absentee bids accepted until Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Auction date Tuesday, 29 March 2022 14:00 - 17:00 BST

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Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
1 A rare Romanesque style carved granite mortar
Italian, 18th century or earlier
62cm high
£1,500 - £2,500 £2,400 View
2 A carved Istrian stone basin
Italian, 18th century or earlier
80cm wide
£500 - £800 - View
3 A pair of important carved Rosso Verona marble baths from La Suvera, Siena, country villa of Pope Julius II and latterly the Ricci family
Italian Renaissance, 16th century
of tapering form with drilled drainage hole
74cm high by 172cm long
£10,000 - £15,000 £9,500 View
4 A large carved limestone trough
60cm high by 200cm long by 97cm wide
£2,500 - £4,000 £2,900 View
5 † A rectangular carved sandstone trough
52cm high by 155cm wide by 67cm deep
£2,500 - £4,000 £2,500 View
6 A pair of carved white marble busts of Bacchus and Diana
Italian, 18th century
on later stone bases
108cm high overall
£1,500 - £2,500 £1,800 View
7 An important carved Istrian marble wellhead
Venetian, 15th Century

91cm high, the top 105cms by 108cms with later wrought iron overthrow and on sandstone plinth 284cms high overall
£25,000 - £40,000 £110,000 View
8 A Georgian lead cistern
dated 1715
cast with armorials and initials
80cm high by 159cm wide by 65cm deep
£3,000 - £5,000 £7,000 View
9 A Georgian lead cistern
dated 1751
92cm high by 140cm wide by 52cm deep
£2,000 - £4,000 £6,200 View
10 Attributed to John Cheere: A pair of lead figures of Scaramouche and Pantalone
circa 1755
lead, on modern painted wood bases
figures 97cm and 99cm high; bases 60cm by 50cm by 50cm
£15,000 - £25,000 £15,000 View
11 A lead figure of a rustic harvester in 18th century dress
2nd half 19th century
on later carved stone pedestal
the figure 150cm high, overall 230cm high
£7,000 - £10,000 - View
12 An extremely rare 18th century Georgian small lead wall cistern
of D shaped form
cast with the initials TM and dated 1747
now on circular Cotswold stone circular column base
47cm high by 25cm wide by 26cm deep, 85cm high overall
£600 - £1,000 £1,600 View
13 A rare tradesman’s sample lead figure of Apollo
Mid 18th century possibly by John van Nost
on associated stone pedestal
the figure 47cm high, 90cm high overall
£500 - £800 £1,900 View
14 ‡An impressive and extremely rare set of four carved marble figures representing the seasons
French, late 17th/early 18th century
On later sandstone pedestals
Spring and Summer 190cm high; Autumn 183cm high; Winter 178cm high;
the pedestals 106cm high, the tops 71cm by 55cm
£120,000 - £180,000 £230,000 View
15 A Queen Anne lead cistern
with initials and dated 1706
128cm long by 80cm high by 63cm deep
£3,000 - £5,000 £16,000 View
16 George Smith: A rare cast iron fountain
circa 1870
232cm high
with makers mark
£4,000 - £6,000 £4,000 View
17 A pair of unusual carved green granite urns
early 20th century
56cm high by 83cm wide
£3,000 - £5,000 - View
18 A Victorian cast iron urn
probably by Handyside
second half of the nineteenth century
70cm high by 104cm diameter
£1,000 - £1,500 £1,600 View
19 A pair of substantial & unusual cast iron boots scrapers
mid 19th century
25cm high by 58cm long
£600 - £1,000 £1,050 View
20 A Coalbrookdale stick stand of Hercules wrestling a snake
circa 1890
85cm high by 48cm wide by 26cm deep
£800 - £1,200 £1,000 View
21 A Coalbrookdale style Oak and Ivy pattern cast iron seat
20th century
148cms wide
(see engraving)
£500 - £800 £1,100 View
22 A wrought iron strapwork tree seat
early 20th century
in two halves
170cm diameter
£800 - £1,200 £1,150 View
23 A Cesari Lapini white marble bust of an odalisque
Signed C Lapini Fiorenze 1892
68cm high on serpentine marble column pedestal
176cm high overall
£3,000 - £5,000 £3,000 View
24 A white marble carved portrait roundel
mid 19th century
52cm diameter
£1,800 - £2,500 - View

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