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Auction Preview: Craft & Tradition at Rosebery’s, London, Jul 19

A Charles II needle or 'stumpwork' table mirror, circa 1670-1680. The silk-ground worked in seed pearls and metal threads with a King and Queen in fine robes, probably Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, with a castle above and fountain below, the top corners worked with a lion and leopard, the lower corners with birds, the reverse with ink-inscribed label 'Bead-work of the time off Charles 2 (sic) constituting a sampler of that time, with portraits of Queen & Charles 2, Bishop of Nottingham', 80 x 73.5cm. Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000 ($13,288 – 19,932)
(Courtesy: Rosebery’s)

What: Craft & Tradition

Where: Rosebery’s, 74-76 Knights Hill, London, SE27 0JD

When: Jul 19, 2018

Top lots of the sale:

- A Charles II needle or 'stumpwork' table mirror, circa 1670-1680. The silk-ground worked in seed pearls and metal threads with a King and Queen in fine robes, probably Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, with a castle above and fountain below, the top corners worked with a lion and leopard, the lower corners with birds, the reverse with ink-inscribed label 'Bead-work of the time off Charles 2 (sic) constituting a sampler of that time, with portraits of Queen & Charles 2, Bishop of Nottingham', 80 x 73.5cm. Estimate:  £10,000 - £15,000 ($13,288 – 19,932)

- A German oak relief sculpture of the Annunciation, in the 15th Century style, 19th century, modelled with the angel Gabriel appearing to the kneeling Mary, with choirs of angels to the back looking over a cloth backdrop, 43cm high. Estimate:  £4,000 - £6,000 ($5,315 – 7,973)

- A George II Bielbey wine glass, c. 1750/60, the bowl decorated with polychrome enamels and gilded with fruiting vine and flying insect in turquoise, amethyst and white enamels, the lip gilded, above opaque double series twist stem, on conical foot, 15.7cm high. Estimate:  £2,000 - £4,000 ($2,658 - 5,315)

- A Flemish tapestry, in the manner of Teniers, early 18th century, depicting men seated drinking at a table with other playing skittles in the foreground, set before an elaborate Arcadian river landscape and distant castle, the gold border with repeating flambeau urns and scrolls 256 x 333cm. Estimate:  £2,000 - £3,000 ($2,658 – 3,986)

- A carved stone 'Battlement Figure' from Alnwick Castle, circa 1750-1770, James Johnson of Stamfordham, the bearded centurion in full battle dress resting on his shield, mounted on later limestone plinth, the figure - 132cm high; overall - 153cm high. Estimate:  £2,000 - £3,000 ($2,658 – 3,986)

- A large double sided Greek processional icon, 18th century, of shaped outline, carved to the borders with floral and scroll work, the cresting in the form of Christ in Majesty, with a scene of the Resurrection below, with an inscription in Cyrillic to the base, the reverse depicting Christ with John and Mary, with saints to the background, 154cm high x 65cm wide. Estimate:  £1,800 - £2,200 ($2,392 – 2,923)

- A large collection of copper jelly and chocolate moulds, mainly English and 19th century, some later, of various shapes and patterns, including miniature examples, two with tin sides, some with letter and number stamps, the largest 17cm high (46). Estimate:  £1,200 - £1,800 ($1,595 - 2,392)

- A French walnut armoire 17th Century, the moulded cornice above two doors each with three 'Point de Sable' geometric parts, on bracket feet, 208cm high x 176cm wide x 77cm deep. Estimate:  £1,000 - £1,500 ($1,329 – 1,993)

For details, visit: https://www.roseberys.co.uk/

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