An auction of Commeratives
including items from the collections of Tony King John Wilkinson
Royal Ephemera, Musical Ceramics
Staffordshire Pot Lids and Prattware
on Saturday 16th November 2019
Sale commences 12 noon
Lots: 1-50 of 528
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Lot 1
A good Ilkla Moor musical jug, 140mm and a good Widdicombe Fair jug, both by Crown Devon and working (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 2
A good Irish Jaunting Car musical mug to play Killarney, 131mm and a Madame Butterfly mug, both by Crown Devon and working (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 3
A good Crown Devon musical mug to play Tavern in the Town, 134mm, another similar mug reverse printed and one other lacking its movement (3)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 4
A good Elizabeth II coronation musical mug to play The National Anthem, 134mm and another good mug with printed figural scenes to play For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, both by Crown Devon and working (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 5
A good John Peel musical mug to play that air, 151mm and a good Auld Lang Syne mug, both by Crown Devon and working (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 6
A good Crown Devon Edward VIII coronation musical mug to play The National Anthem inscribed for the abdication, 121mm, working
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £65
Lot 7
A good Crown Devon Edward VIII coronation musical mug inscribed for the abdication to play The National Anthem, 158mm, working
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 8
A good Crown Devon George VI coronation musical mug to play The National Anthem, 158mm, working
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 9
A Crown Devon John Peel musical jug to play that air, 195mm, the replacement movement detached and a good Floral Dance musical mug (3)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 10
A good Floral Dance musical mug, 172mm and a treacle glazed musical moulded jug to play John Peel, both working (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 11
A good Crown Devon musical cigarette box to play Daisy Bell, 211mm wide and a good spirit flask to play Auld Lang Syne, both by Crown Devon and working (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £28
Lot 12
A Crown Devon musical cigarette box for the coronation of George VI, another John Peel and a smaller Ilkla Moor box, lacking cover, each lacking movement together with a box of movements, distressed, spares and bits also a copy of Alan Roberts Crown Devon book (a lot)
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £28
Lot 13
A good Crown Devon Auld Lang Syne musical jug to play that air, 175mm
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 14
A good Crown Devon Widdicombe Fair musical jug to play that air, 175mm
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 15
A good Crown Devon John Peel musical jug to play that air, 201mm
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 16
A good Crown Devon Roamin in the Gloamin musical jug to play that air, 201mm
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 17
A good Edward VIII coronation musical moulded jug impressively decorated in colours and gilt, inscribed for the abdication, to play The National Anthem, 305mm
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 18
A good George VI coronation musical moulded jug impressively decorated in colours and gilt to play The National Anthem, 305mm
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 19
A Wade Heath musical loving cup for the coronation of Edward VIII to play an unidentified air, 128mm and a Crown Devon mug for 1937 coronation with recessed base, lacking movement (2)
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 20
Geoffrey Boycott: a Coalport 'Century of Centuries' plate, 230mm (commemorative, commemorate)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 21
Railways: a 19th century cylindrical pottery mug printed in black and decorated in yellow and red with a locomotive named 'Express', 103mm (commemorative, commemorate)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £38
Lot 22
Liverpool and Manchester Railway: a leather-bound volume being a facsimile of the 1831 original by T.T. Bury containing 16 coloured engravings, 345 x 282mm, with slip case (commemorative, commemorate)
Estimate:  £10 - 20 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £42
Lot 23
A pearlware nursery plate with colourful moulded border printed in green with facsimile arms and inscriptions relating to Temperance, circa 1830, 151mm, another depicting a gentleman with a spy glass, cracked and a Swedish plate for 1973 Gustaf VI in memoriam (3) (commemorative, commemorate)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 24
A moulded glass ashtray, 100mm, a copy of the Daily Mail guide both for 1951 Festival of Britain and a framed coloured engraving of Great Exhibition interior (3) (commemorative, commemorate)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 25
Wellington: a Staffordshire pottery jar and cover modelled as a portrait bust depicted in uniform, circa 1830, 190mm (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £70
Lot 26
1851 Wellington: a good white parian portrait bust after H. Weigall for Coalbrookdale the reverse inscribed with dates of sittings, 330mm (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £340
Lot 27
1852 Wellington: a good white parian group by Crowquill after G. Abbot depicted seated on a rectangular base moulded with monogram, the underside with printed mark and affixed with a Daniell paper label, 288mm (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 28
1852 Wellington: a good small bronze by Baron Carlo Marochetti the reverse signed and dated Novbre 4th 1852, 106mm
* Marochetti is famed for his monumental statutory including Richard the Lionheart outside the House of Lords and Duke d'Orleons at the Louvre. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 29
Wellington: a good memorial broach modelled in white parian as a head in profile looking to dexter highlighted in gilt, circa 1852, 60mm high, contained in a velvet lined red leather fitted box named in gilt on the lid.
Estimate:  £60 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £130
Lot 30
Wellington: an embossed card and brass mounted circular box, the cover with a reverse glass picture depicted head and shoulders, circa 1851, 71mm diameter and a soft metal memorial medallion (2) (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £120
Lot 31
Wellington: a sulphide glass paperweight the domed body enclosing a white head and shoulders looking to sinister, circa 1820, 65mm diameter (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 32
Disraeli: a white parian portrait bust by Robinson & Leadbeater on integral square base, 261mm (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £110
Lot 33
1820 General Election: a rare pair of pink lustre jugs set with elaborate figural handles the bodies moulded with stag hunting scenes beneath bands of fruiting vines decorated in pink and green, one inscribed 'Lambton for ever' the other 'Powlett for ever', 135mm, Lambton chipped, cracked and stained (2)
* Following the death of George III in January 1820 Parliament was dissolved on 29th February. In the general election that followed Lambton, known as 'Radical Jack', who reputedly spent not an inconsiderable (commemorative, commemorate, political) 30,000 and William Powlett, a Whig, were both returned for County Durham. Richard Wharton, previously the Tory MP for Durham City was unsuccessful being denounced 'a keeper of Rotten Boroughs'. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £340
Lot 34
1832 General Election in Whitehaven: a rare pottery beaker printed in blue for the passing of the Reform Bill on 7th June and on the reverse inscribed 'Littledale and the Independence of Whitehaven', restored, together with a rebound contemporary copy of 'The Poll Book of the Borough of Whitehaven' being a list of the Electors and the Candidates for whom they voted, additional squibs and speeches of the Candidates, introduction to and report of the hustings.
* Following the passing of the Reform Bill Parliament was dissolved on 3rd December. In the general election that followed there were a number of newly created constituencies including Whitehaven in Cumberland for which Matthias Attwood, the Lowther nominee who received 211 votes, was returned for the Tories against Isaac Littledale, the last male descendent of an established Cumbrian merchant family, an Independent who received 173 votes. The 1832 contest in Whitehaven was the subject of intense interest throughout the land and it remains today an election of great note in Parliamentary annals. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £100 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £160
Lot 35
1906 to 1910 Elections in Hastings and Ducross: four bronze figures by Elkington & Co depicting running newspaper boys holding a folio (originally to contain the calendar cards) and a poster being a framed silver plaque engraved with the results for the general elections of 1906 and the two of 1910 also the by-election of 1908, the octagonal bases with maker's name, 151mm together with a framed poster of Harvey Ducross (5)
* In each of these elections a member of the Ducross family was returned for Hastings for the Conservatives. In that of 1906 it was Harvey who was Chairman of the Dunlop Tyre Company. He was succeeded by his son Arthur who held the seat until 1918 and who became Life President of Dunlop. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £300 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £340
Lot 36
1914 Hong Kong: a presentation painted metal seal topped with a Chinese stained and carved ivory ball of animals being chased by a dragon, the face inscribed to Annabelle Leyton from Sir Francis May upon her retirement as secretary and dated September 24th 1914, 73mm high
* Sir Francis Henry May was a British Colonial Administrator and Governor of Hong Kong from 1912 until 1918. May Road and May Hall in the University are both named after him. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £50 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 37
Sir Douglas McGarel Hogg: an Ashstead pottery jug by Percy Metcalfe moulded with name and printed with facsimile signatures, circa 1928, 191mm, handle repaired.
* McHarel Hogg was Attorney General from 1924 until 1928. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £35
Lot 38
An Ashstead pottery jug by Percy Metcalfe depicting Lloyd George, 182mm and another depicting Stanley Baldwin, both circa 1929 (2) (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £55
Lot 39
A rare side plate printed in black with a named portrait of Ramsay McDonald inscribed as Labour's First Premier 1929 and a painted composition figure of Hugh Gaitskell, 187mm, restored (2)
* MacDonald was the first Labour Prime Minister leading the party from 1929 to 1931 and Leader of the House during the period of National Government between 1931 and 1935. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £150
Lot 40
Winston Churchill: a stone ashtray the base containing a cast metal plaque with named portrait dated 1941, 141mm diameter and another set with a plaque detailing the stone as from the Houses of Parliament (2) (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £32
Lot 41
1832 Reform: an octagonal nursery plate with colourful moulded border, 178mm (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 42
Corn Laws: a nursery plate with colourful moulded border printed in black, circa 1840, 152mm (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £25 - 35 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 43
1850 Sir Robert Peel: a good white parian portrait bust after James S. Westmacott inscribed and dated on the reverse, 268mm
* See Parian Phenomenon, plate 615 right. (commemorative, commemorate, political)
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £190
Lot 44
Three small watercolours by E.A. Campbell dated 1924 depicting the headdress of the Royal Scots in 1914, Northumberland Fusiliers in 1890 and Infantry 28th Foot in 1826, each framed, 170 x 170mm, a print of Jellicoe and a set of 36 cigarette cards of officer's dress contained in two frames (6) (commemorative, commemorate, naval, military)
Estimate:  £30 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 45
A Spode for Mulberry Hall Green Howards regimental plate and four Coalport Railway plates, each boxed (5) (commemorative, commemorate, naval, military)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 46
General Sir Hector MacDonald: a Staffordshire pottery jug in the form of a portrait bust, 245mm, small restored chip to foot and a Watcombe Pottery terracotta portrait bust of General Gordon named and dated 1885 (2) (commemorative, commemorate, naval, military)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £85
Lot 47
President Paul Kruger: a miniature teapot and cover by Grafton China, 48mm (2) (commemorative, commemorate, naval, military)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 48
1900 Boer War: three white parian portrait busts by Robinson & Leadbeater modelled by W. C. Lawton depicting Buller, Kitchener and Roberts each with integral named square bases impressed and dated on the reverse, 204mm (3) (commemorative, commemorate, naval, military)
Estimate:  £60 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £260
Lot 49
World War I: a set of four named Grafton China portrait busts of the Commanders on integral bases enamelled with flags and another by Savoy China inscribed for 1916 Kitchener in memoriam, 122mm (5) (commemorative, commemorate, naval, military)
Estimate:  £60 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
Lot 50
Boer War: four mugs and three beakers (7) (commemorative, commemorate, naval, military)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
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