The Winter Auction Series | Part I
Gibson’s is pleased to announce The Winter Auction Series catalogue is now online featuring a wide and fascinating array of magnificent items across all collecting categories.
Chinese and Japanese decorative arts including Property from the Collection of Jan Bayer (lots 66-130), is represented by various carved okimono, netsuke and other figures in coral, bronze, and gilt bronze as well as a large and interesting collection of snuff bottles. Oriental property from other collections include: a fine chenxiangmu court necklace, an impressive and rare set of Qing dynasty carved bamboo Eight Immortals, a polychrome Guanyin and a fine ‘dreamstone’ marble, hardwood and mother-of-pearl inlaid chair.
European furniture is well represented by various estates including a fine 18th century painted screen, originally sourced from John Dunn Antiques. From the Ellerington Collection (lots 399–557), there is a superb William & Mary marquetry inlaid cabinet on stand, a fine Regency pollard oak sofa table, an early Georgian parcel gilt and walnut wall mirror. Also from the estate is a large bronze figure of Mercury after the original by Giovanni da Bologna, and an exceptional pair of ormolu candelabra by Henry Dasson.
Other delights include a rare and early Royal Doulton ‘Dunce’ figurine by Charles Noke, an unusual sky blue cameo glass vase by Daum, a good small collection of Lalique glass, Royal Worcester, and a fine collection of jewellery and objets de vertu, including pocket watches, a fine collection of gold necklaces and bracelets, gold mesh coin purses, gold cigarette and card cases and a fine collection of antique gold coins.