January’s auction commences the New Year with a focus on the decorative arts and the home interior.
Included in the sale are several items from the estate of Marianne Gale, offered at a reduced estimate. These were fresh to the market in a single owner sale in September 2020 entitled ‘The Natural Eye’, an event which aroused much interest. Highlights include lot 342 a contemporary bronze study of bulls, estimated at £300-£500 and lot 345 a Continental Art Nouveau bronze and Loetz glass table lamp estimated at £700-£1000.
Lots 57 -68 are by contemporary master wood turner Paul Swan whose work with exotic woods and combinations of woods is striking. It is the first time that a small collection of his works have come onto the secondary art market.
Lots 412-418 are the work of Pottery Wally Cole, otherwise known as Walter Vivian Cole MBE 1913-1999 who began his working life as a sculptor before changing to the medium of pottery and joining the studio at Rye.
From Wally to Walton…nearly some 200 years before Wally Cole, John Walton was producing ceramics for the home. His objects were engaged in re-telling biblical stores and the sensational news of the day, in a world without audio visual technologies these objects were perhaps much more important as works of entertainment. Lots 290 and 291 are marked Walton and have the characteristic pearlware hue. Lot 289 is in the style of.
At the time of going to press, viewing is possible by appointment. Whilst there is still no attendance on the day, there is the chance to bid by phone, leave a commission bid, or bid on the SAS or Saleroom platforms, and of course you can ‘click and collect’ after a successful bid and settlement of all fees.