From the Curious to the Extraordinary

Chiswick Auctions
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Großbritannien und Nordirland
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Datum der Auktion: 21.01.2020

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A SET OF EIGHT 1930'S FRENCH HANDPAINTED AND CARVED WOOD PUPPETS FOR 'LE GUIGNOL DES ENFANTS' of various characters dressed in various different clothes, together with a small book of 'Le Guignol des Enfants' dated 1932 the puppets about 40cm high each

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A 19TH CENTURY FUNGUS BRACKET the fungus still attached to a piece of wood, now mounted on a shaped stained wood display board, the backboard 53cm wide

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 60 £ - 80 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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FOLK ART: A 19TH CENTURY TAVERN DART BOARD the wooden backboard with arched top and tray at the base to catch the darts, the circular board with metal edging, 68cm high x 48cm wide

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A SET OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY BRONZE MEASURES FOR THE COUNTY OF CHESTER, DATE 1901 the six ringed cylindrical measures inscribed 'County of Chester ALTRINGHAM DIVISION 1901', including quart, pint, half pint, gill, half gill, quarter gill, signed by 'L. OERTLING LONDON', each also stamped ER and GR

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A 19TH CENTURY BRONZE IMPERIAL GALLON MEASURE FOR THE COUNTY OF CHESTER of ringed cylindrical form with a pair of lobed handles, inscribed 'RUNCORN DIVISION IMPERIAL GALLON COUNTY OF CHESTER 1869 POTTER LONDON', 19cm high x 30cm diameter

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A 19TH CENTURY BRONZE MODEL OF A LIZARD, POSSIBLY A LIFE-CAST raised on a rectangular black marble plinth, 16.5cm wide

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A SMALL EARLY 20TH CENTURY FRENCH GILT METAL SINGING BIRD IN CAGE AUTOMATON of typical form with domed cage over circular base, fitted with a movement to the inside of the base, winding from the underside and activated by a switch at the side of the base, numbered '132', the bird singing and moving

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A 20TH CENTURY ENGLISH BRASS SHIP'S TELEGRAPH WITH ENGINE ORDER BY CHADBURNS, LIVERPOOL AND LONDON the signed faceplates on both sides with commands including 'Finish with Engine' and 'Stand By', on a spreading base over a stained wood plinth, 46cm high

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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TWO GOTHIC STYLE SLATE AND BONE DIORAMAS the first in a rectangular display case with ebonised frame, the back of the case formed from black slate and carved with steps, a mouse skeleton sits waiting at the top of the stairs a mouse hole cut in the glass at the base, signed in the corner 'Harvey

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A RARE SELECTION OF BONES FROM THE EXTINCT MOA BIRD, EX-MUSEUM the five fragments contained within the original stained wood museum display box, the lid rising to reveal the pen on paper inscription applied to the inside of the lid 'SOME ACCOUNT OF THE BONES OF THE MOA BIRD NEW ZEALAND COMMUNICATED

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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TAXIDERMY: A RARE LATE 19TH CENTURY OAK COUNTRY HOUSE POST BOX WITH ORIGINAL LEOPARD SKULL FORMING THE LETTER SLOT, CIRCA 1880 the oak letter box of typical hexagonal form, with hinged door to the front and original key, fitted with a brass panel enclosing the paper label 'Post', the interior with

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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THE SKELETON OF A RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK toying with a Buffalo bone 48cm high x 103cm tall

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A 19TH CENTURY AFRICAN WITCH DOCTOR STAFF (FETISH) FORMED FROM MONKEY REMAINS the monkey skull bound with string, the staff formed of various ribs and bones tied together with bandages with hair added, 35cm high Presumably from a Museum of Curiosities

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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TWO EARLY 20TH CENTURY ENGLISH STAINED WOOD COLLECTOR’S CABINETS DISPLAYING A LARGE COLLECTION OF INSECTS the larger cabinet with a pair of glazed cupboard doors enclosing two banks each of nine drawers (eighteen drawers in total), eight of the drawers now empty, the other ten containing numerous

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE LATE 19TH CENTURY MINERAL SPAR SHADOW BOX, PROBABLY CUMBRIAN, CIRCA 1890 in a silvered wood and glazed display case of arched form, on a rectangular plinth, 50cm high x 41cm wide These were typically made by Tin Miners in the North of England during the Victorian period, using

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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WOOLLY MAMMOTH (MAMMUTHUS PRIMIGENIUS), A MOLAR LOWER JAW

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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WOOLLY MAMMOTH (MAMMUTHUS PRIMIGENIUS), A MOLAR UPPER JAW

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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AN ELEPHANT BIRD EGG, MADAGASCAR, PRE 17TH CENTURY an egg of Aepyornis maximus, filled cracks, on a fabric covered circular stand, the egg 20cm diameter x 30cm high

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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TREEN: A 19TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL (POSSIBLY SCANDINAVIAN) DRINKING VESSEL IN THE FORM OF AN ARMADILLO the head and tail functioning as handles, the interior with shallow carved bowl, 26cm wide

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A LARGE AMMONITE FOSSIL likely to have originated from Morocco, of typical form, 38.1cm wide, 33cm high. Footnotes: Ammonites are extinct molluscs that lived between the Devonian and the Cretaceous period, they are closely related to modern octopuses and squid, their fossil shells are amongst the

Los #: 19A

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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TAXIDERMY: A COLLECTION OF NINE LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY EX-MUSEUM WET / PICKLED SPECIMENS IN GLASS JARS comprising: Whiptail Lizard (Ameiva festiva), Colombia, British Museum c1880, rectangular jar, 16.5cm h x 11.5cm x 6.5cm, Pipe fish, dated 1936, rectangular jar, 20cm h x 11cm x 5.5cm

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY COLLECTOR'S CABINET, CIRCA 1810 the upper section with astragal glazed doors enclosing three shelves, the base with cupboard doors with oval panels of flame mahogany veneers on a quarter-veneered ground, opening to reveal banks of various drawers, 157cm wide at the top of the

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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AN 18TH CENTURY OR EARLIER TIBETAN GILT COPPER HAND OF BUDDHA 27cm long

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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AN EARLY BRONZE MORTAR, LATER ENGRAVED 'MAIRI R.Y.S' of typical tapering cylindrical form cast in relief with a vase of flowers and a man on horseback, 9.5cm high The Royal Yacht Squadron is one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world. Its clubhouse is Cowes Castle on the Isle of Wight

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 100 £ - 150 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A 1930'S JAPANESE PURSE FORMED FROM A CANE TOAD with bronze clasp modelled as three birds, the flap opening to reveal a mirror fitted to the inside, with silk lining and compartment with zip, 22cm wide

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A 19TH CENTURY BRONZE HAND BELL FROM THE 1837 ELECTION INSCRIBED 'CONSERVATIVE 1837' with turned wood handle, the bell with ringed decoration and also inscribed 'F.G. James', 28cm high The 1837 United Kingdom general election was triggered by the death of King William IV and produced the first

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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TAXIDERMY: FIVE EX-MUSEUM WET / PICKLED SPECIMENS IN GLASS JARS, MOSTLY 1930'S comprising: Lifecycle of the Snail*, labelled for Dr Schluter & Dr Maas, 40cm high, Lifecycle of the Cockroach, rectangular jar, labelled for Dr Schluter & Dr Maas, 21.5cm h x 10cm x 8cm, Lifecycle of the Cockroach

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH BRASS AND SILVER PLATED HORSE'S HOOF SNUFF MULL the domed lid surmounted by a model of a rose, 11cm high

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 80 £ - 120 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CARVED AND STAINED WOOD LAY FIGURE OR ARTIST'S MANNEQUIN with articulated joints and fully carved face, 83cm high

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 21.01.2020

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A CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF MARY MAGDALENE 61 cm high

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 21.01.2020