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Antiques & Fine Art Auction

Antiques & Fine Art

  • Plenty Close, Off Hambridge Road, NEWBURY RG14 5RL, UK

There are conflicting accounts about the origin of the globe, whilst it is acknowledged that German mapmaker Martin Behaim perhaps made the first true globe in 1492, the ancient Greeks were known to represent planet earth as a sphere. The globe has long been a favoured prop in still life and portraiture and is recognised in art history as denoting the enlightened individual. We bring to the market several desirable terrestrial globes, lots 49, 50 and 51.

This month’s sale has a focus on textiles with a large variety of sewing materials and implements from across several centuries.

Although this is going to be a rather unusual festive season, we have plenty of bottles of champagne, wine and liquor to raise the spirits. There are also many Swarovski crystal figures which could make fabulous gifts: all of which you can ‘click and collect’ after a successful bid and settlement of all fees, well in time for Christmas. Much has been discussed this year about people getting creative with gifting and the auction is the perfect place to snap up a bargain and give something a little bit unusual. One such example for someone very special is the fabulous Anglo Indian chess set lot 329.

Order of auction;

Objects 1-181

Ceramics 182-270

Glass 271-314

Asian 315-336

Tribal 337-349

Pictures 350-363

Textiles 364-450

Wines and Spirits 451-475

Furniture 476-567

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Featured lots

A Rare Georgian erotic snuff box

A Rare Georgian erotic snuff box

Estimate

£3000-5000

Charles Smith & Son celestial globe

Charles Smith & Son celestial globe

Estimate

£1200-1800

An 18th Century German ivory carving

An 18th Century German ivory carving

Estimate

£800-1200

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