Sealed Bid

Home, Garden and Natural History (Sealed Bids) featuring the Rod Vass Collection

Start date Monday, 5 September 2022 End date Wednesday, 28 September 2022

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Among the highlights is a collection of monumental sculptures based on TV and film props created by Rod and Louis Vass, who set up Armordillo Ltd, a company specialising in designing and creating sculptural props for films, shows and events. During his long career Rod worked for the BBC (on such classics as Doctor Who and Black Adder) and for Warner Bros, Disney, Marvel and DC. Over the last decade he has been joined by his son Louis, who has added his sophisticated digital sculpting skills to Armordillo's portfolio. Among them are three monumental polyurethane resin heads, which were made for the TV series Beowulf. They are each almost two and a half metres high and are estimated at £3,000 - £5,000 each, one of the heads has been designed to fit around a tree.

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Rod Vass


This is a sealed bid auction and all bids must be received by 16.00 BST Wednesday 28th September

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All bids must be received by 16.00 BST Wednesday 28th September

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Lot 147 Unsold
A stained glass arched panel
circa 1900
68cm high by 72cm wide
Stained GlassInterior Design
Estimate: £150 - £250
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 148 Unsold
A pair of leaded stained glass panels
of figures in Japanese dress
early 20th century …
Stained GlassInterior Design
Estimate: £600 - £1,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 149 Sold
A pair of leaded and stained glass panels
early 20th century
228cm high by 31cm wide
Stained GlassInterior Design
Hammer price: £389
Estimate: £300 - £500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 150 Sold
A George III mahogany break front bookcase
late 18th century
with later painted decoration…
Furniture
Hammer price: £3,100
Estimate: £500 - £800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 151 Sold
A painted pine dresser with marble sink unit
late 20th century
115cm high by 145cm wide
Furniture
Hammer price: £3,200
Estimate: £500 - £800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 152 Unsold
A cast iron collection box
late 19th century
94cm high
Ecclesiastical
Estimate: £250 - £400
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 153 Sold
A Georgian gesso and pine chimneypiece tablet
3rd quarter 18th century
21cm high by 42cm long
This is based on the onyx cameo made by Tryphon during the Roman Late Republican or Early Imperial…
Hammer price: £450
Estimate: £200 - £400
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 154 Unsold
A Breton oak food cabinet
17th/18th century
162cm high by 176cm wide
Furniture
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 155 Sold
A composition marble rectangular relief plaque of a Bacchanalian feast
early 20th century
inscribed Adriano Cecioni,…
ArchitecturalInterior Design
Hammer price: £250
Estimate: £200 - £400
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 156 Unsold
A carved white marble papal coat of arms plaque
circa 1900
80cm high by 60cm wide
ArchitecturalInterior DesignHeraldry
Estimate: £400 - £600
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 157 Unsold
A similar carved white marble papal coat of arms plaque
circa 1900
80cm high by 60cm wide
ArchitecturalInterior DesignHeraldry
Estimate: £400 - £600
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 158 Unsold
A bronze Borough of Camberwell plaque
with inscription and dated 1920-1922
61cm diameter
ArchitecturalInterior DesignLondon
Estimate: £500 - £700
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 159 Unsold
A pair of early 20th century painted and re-gilt glass Royal Warrant signs
each 114cm high by 138cm wide
Interior Design
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 160 Unsold
A painted and gilt sign
64cm high by 185cm wide
Interior Design
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 161 Unsold
A painted and gilt sign
64cm high by 185cm wide
Interior Design
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 162 Unsold
An unusual wrought iron and stained glass chandelier
circa 1900
with inset stained glass and marble…
Interior DesignLighting
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 163 Unsold
A gilt brass lantern
early 20th century
with cut glass panels …
Provenance: The Gordon Gridley Collection, London Interior DesignLightingArchitectural
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 164 Unsold
A gilt bronze hexagonal lantern
early 20th century
with bevelled glass panels…
Interior DesignLighting
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 165 Unsold
Two pairs of impressive brass/bronze wall lanterns with cast iron brackets
Italian
late 19th century
124cm high
Interior DesignLightingARchitectural
Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 166 Unsold
A pair of silvered brass and bronzed iron lanterns
124cm high
Interior DesignLightingArchitectural
Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 167 Unsold
A pair of cast iron and oak signal cannons
20th century
56cm long
Garden ornament
Estimate: £300 - £500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 168 Sold
A terracotta rhubarb forcer
20th century stamped Bourne Valley Pottery,…
Garden Ornament
Hammer price: £80
Estimate: £150 - £250
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 169 Sold
An Historic full size mahogany snooker table by Thurston and Co
With applied makers plaque
85.5cm high by 384cm…
Provenance; Removed from Admiralty Arch, Whitehall. This iconic London building at the opposite end…
Hammer price: £1,961
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 170 Unsold
A Victorian painted pine clock turret
late 19th century
one side mounted with a painted…
Garden FurnitureGarden Ornament
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
28 September 2022 , 16:00 BST

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