LONDON.- Matthew Barton Ltd
s auction of Silver, Ceramics, Jewellery, Works of Art and Objects of Vertu will comprise more than 440 lots with estimates ranging from £80 to £8,000. The sale will take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in London at 25 Blythe Road, W14 and viewing will start on the Sunday (May 20th).
Among the highlights is a private collection of English and Irish silver, including a pair of Rococo silver candlesticks by Hugenot silversmith Aymé Videau of London, dating from 1744, which carry an estimate of £3,000-4,000, while a George I silver teapot by Jonah Clifton of London, dating from 1724 is expected to fetch £2,500-3,500.
Other notable pieces of silver included a Swedish silver tankard by Petter Britt of Kalmar, dating from circa 1710, which is estimated at £4,000-6,000 and a late 17th century Scottish silver-mounted laburnum wood Quaich (a shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl), carries an estimate of £1,500-2,500.
Elsewhere in the silver section are a number of silver and electroplate table centerpieces with estimates ranging from £600 to £4,000 and a collection of Art Nouveau Edwardian silver photograph frames. The objects of vertu on offer include a private collection of gold and silver boxes ranging from a Louis XV.
For the second time, Matthew Barton Ltds sale will have a section devoted to ceramics. Several pieces from the Kaars Sijpesteijn Family Collection of Chinese blue and white porcelain will be offered. Since the 17th century the family were 'rolreders' (sailcloth producers) in Krommenie, North Holland, as well as being merchants and ship owners with many links to the East India trade. Through this they collected 17th/18th century Chinese porcelain. Interesting pieces include two bowls, dating from the Kangxi period, one marked with period and the other with Chenghua mark (Est: £1,500-2,000 each).
Among the English pieces is a Coalport vase and cover painted with birds of prey by John Randall, estimated at £1,800-2,500 and a Daisy Makeig-Jones for Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Torches pattern cylindrical vase, estimated at £2,000-3,000.
The works of art include Japanese and Chinese carved ivory figures and boxes, such as a fine Canton casket estimated at £4,000-6,000, as well as a variety of European works highlighted by a rare lead roundel of the late 16th century recounting events during the Spanish Fury at Antwerp (Est: £2,000-3,000).
For the first time, Jewellery will be complemented by a selection of watches in the sale. A Patek Philippe gentleman's wristwatch, dating from circa 1955 is estimated at £6,000-8,000, and also included will be a number of IWC gentleman's wristwatches, with estimates ranging from £1,000 to £4,000. A large diamond solitaire ring weighing over 3 carats with good colour and clarity is estimated at £8,000-10,000, while a diamond eternity ring is expected to £1,000-1,500, and a 1950s diamond cluster brooch carries an estimate of £800-1,000.