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A pair of English wrought iron driveway gates,£1,200 the set
A pair of English wrought iron driveway gates,each of the gates with a field of upright spears bound by a geometric undulating rail, small spikes studding the top bar,£1,200 the set
A set of four English relief-cast plaster ovals£1,200 the set
A set of four English relief-cast plaster ovalseach modelled with a winged putto bearing attributes for the seasons of the year,£1,200 the set
England and France, after William Hogarth published c1805£650 the set
England and France, after William Hogarth published c1805
William Hogarth produced these prints to boost public morale when an invasion from France seemed probable.
Hogarth depicts the weak and emaciated army ready to invade England. The alehouse sign reading 'Meagre Soup at the Royal Comb' points this up. There is also an officer roasting four frogs on his sword. A further soldier carries a banner which reads 'Vengeance with the good beer and good beef of England'. There is also a portly monk (obviously the church folk won't be hungry), and he carries plans for a monastery to be built at Blackfriars.
In contrast he believed the English to be always well fed and always merry, despite the evidence of widespread poverty. Here a recruitment officer is shown measuring up a volunteer. The man has to stand on tiptoe to reach the required height. A round of beef and some porter is on the table in front of some revellers, one of whom is drawing a pastiche of the French King, who is uttering the words "You take my fine ships you bede pirate you bede Teef me send my grand armies and hang you all Morbleu."£650 the set
A set of four sterling silver dinner spoons,£380 the set
A set of four sterling silver dinner spoons,hallmarked London, dated 1792 in the reign of George III made by Peter Ann Bateman. Each having the addition of bright cut decoration.£380 the set
18th Century French Engravings of Dogs£175 each
18th Century French Engravings of DogsPublished for, Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière (1749–1804), which was the first modern attempt to systematically present all existing knowledge in the fields of natural history, geology, and anthropology.£175 each
Henri Matisse, ‘The Last Works of Henri Matisse’£900 each
Henri Matisse, ‘The Last Works of Henri Matisse’From Verve Vol. IX No. 35/36 published by Tériade under the title 'The Last Works of Henri Matisse'£900 each