Auction 19.05.2005

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 19.05.2005

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AN EDINBURGH FRIENDLY INSURANCE SOCIETY LEAD FIRE MARK

AN EDINBURGH FRIENDLY INSURANCE SOCIETY LEAD FIRE MARK CIRCA 1770 Policy number 1983 (7C) 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) wide

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 May 2005

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A WESTMINSTER FIRE OFFICE LEAD FIRE MARK

A WESTMINSTER FIRE OFFICE LEAD FIRE MARK CIRCA 1767 Policy number 36483 (5B) 6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 May 2005

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A SALOP FIRE OFFICE LEAD FIRE MARK

A SALOP FIRE OFFICE LEAD FIRE MARK CIRCA 1795 Policy number 1762 (20A) 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) wide

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 May 2005

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A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BLACK-PAINTED METAL FIGURES OF PHOENIX ASSURANCE FIREMEN

A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BLACK-PAINTED METAL FIGURES OF PHOENIX ASSURANCE FIREMEN CIRCA 1880 In 18th century costume each supporting a hose and an axe, the plinths inscribed PHOENIX 1783 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 19 May 2005

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Currier and Ives

Currier and Ives The Night Alarm - "Start Her Lively Boys", Plate I from The Life of a Fireman lithograph in colours, 1854, by Louis Maurer, published by N. Currier, New York, 1854, with margins, a 20 cm. tear to the right of the image, a further 4 cm. tear to the right of the image, some

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 19 May 2005

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Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942)

Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942) Life in London signed 'Rossi Ashton' (upper left), inscribed 'LIFE IN LONDON' (upper centre in the margin) and 'One of the Best' (lower right in the margin) pencil and coloured chalks 13 x 18 in. (33 x 45.7 cm

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 19 May 2005

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Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) A fire at a brothel pencil, pen and brown and grey ink, on the artist's washline mount 7¼ x 10 in. (18.4 x 25.4 cm

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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After James Pollard

After James Pollard London Fire Engines: The Noble Protectors of Lives and Property etching and aquatint in colours, with hand colouring in watercolour, c. 1830, on wove, by R. G. Reeve, published by T. McLean, London, the colours still fresh, with margins, a repaired tear to the upper left and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 19 May 2005

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After James Pollard

After James Pollard London Fire Engines: The Noble Protectors of Lives and Property etching and aquatint in colours, with hand colouring in watercolour, c. 1830, on wove without a watermark, by R. G. Reeve, published by T. McLean, London, reduced to the image, a (9 cm.) repaired tear to the left

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 19 May 2005

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James Pollard (1792-1867)

James Pollard (1792-1867) London Fire Engines: The Noble Protectors of Lives and Property oil on canvas 21 x 30 5/8 in. (53.3 x 77.9 cm

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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THREE COUNTY ASSURANCE LEATHER FIRE BUCKETS

THREE COUNTY ASSURANCE LEATHER FIRE BUCKETS EARLY 19TH CENTURY 11 in. (28 cm.) high (3

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 May 2005

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A WESTMINSTER FIRE OFFICE AND A PHOENIX ASSURANCE LEATHER FIRE BUCKET

A WESTMINSTER FIRE OFFICE AND A PHOENIX ASSURANCE LEATHER FIRE BUCKET EARLY 19TH CENTURY 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 May 2005

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A PAIR OF ALLIANCE ASSURANCE LEATHER FIRE BUCKETS

A PAIR OF ALLIANCE ASSURANCE LEATHER FIRE BUCKETS EARLY 19TH CENTURY 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 19 May 2005

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A LEATHER FIREMAN'S HELMET

A LEATHER FIREMAN'S HELMET 18TH CENTURY bearing traces of a paper label, damages

Lot #: 13 A

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 19 May 2005

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AN OVAL BRASS FIREMAN'S BADGE

AN OVAL BRASS FIREMAN'S BADGE engraved POSITIVE GOVt. SECUTRITY LIFE ASSURANCE LIMITED, CALCUTTA No. 1

Lot #: 13 B

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 19 May 2005

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A framed needlework picture entitled 'A NEW - 21 - FIRE OFFICE'

A framed needlework picture entitled 'A NEW - 21 - FIRE OFFICE' THE NEEDLEWORK CIRCA 1803 AND RE-USED Depicting the Phoenix Assurance emblem of a Britannia-like figure holding a shield with a Phoenix 18 x 15 in. (46 x 38 cm.) overall

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £200 - £400

Date: 19 May 2005

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A COUNTY FIRE OFFICE LATE VICTORIAN BLACK AND GOLD-PAINTED CAST-IRON FIGURE...

A COUNTY FIRE OFFICE LATE VICTORIAN BLACK AND GOLD-PAINTED CAST-IRON FIGURE OF BRITANNIA LATE 19TH CENTURY Shown standing semi-cuirassed, supporting a flag and shield bearing the arms of London and flanked by the figure of a recumbent lion on a square stepped base 77 in. (119.5 cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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A PAINTED WOOD MODEL OF A PHOENIX ASSURANCE NEWSHAM-TYPE FIRE ENGINE

A PAINTED WOOD MODEL OF A PHOENIX ASSURANCE NEWSHAM-TYPE FIRE ENGINE PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY Inscribed to the side Phoenix Office, Lombard Street, Charing Cross , elements lacking 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) long

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,500

Date: 19 May 2005

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AN ENGLISH BRONZE AND WALNUT MODEL OF A CANON

AN ENGLISH BRONZE AND WALNUT MODEL OF A CANON 19TH CENTURY The weapon raised on a twin axle carriage 11½ in. (29 cm.) long

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 19 May 2005

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A PAINTED WOOD MODEL OF A PHOENIX ASSURANCE COMPANY FIRE TENDER

A PAINTED WOOD MODEL OF A PHOENIX ASSURANCE COMPANY FIRE TENDER PROBABLY EARLY 19TH CENTURY The carraige painted to the side LOMBARD STREET, CHARING CROSS, NUMBER 1. PHOENIX OFFICE , on a mahogany stand 11 in. (28 cm.) high, 28 in. (71 cm.) long overall

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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A PAINTED WOOD MODEL OF A COUNTY FIRE OFFICE FIRE ENGINE

A PAINTED WOOD MODEL OF A COUNTY FIRE OFFICE FIRE ENGINE 19TH CENTURY Inscribed COUNTY, C & H. WHITE, AGENTS, LAMBETH , with a Britannia-like figure, the interior with a twin-piston cast brass pump 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high; 34½ in. (87.6 cm.) long

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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Thomas Mitchell (1735-1790)

Thomas Mitchell (1735-1790) The Great Fire at Horsleydown, 1785 inscribed 'SUN FIRE EN...' (on one of the boats) oil on canvas 25½ x 37¾ in. (64.9 x 95.9 cm

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller

Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller Portrait of Walter, 1st Viscount Chetwynd, three-quarter-length, in a dark gown and brown cloak oil on canvas 50 3/8 x 40¼ in. (127.9 x 102.2 cm

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 19 May 2005

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English School, circa 1730

English School, circa 1730 Portrait of Sir Richard Hopkins, half-length, in brown embroidered waistcoat and red velvet coat oil on canvas 30 x 25 1/8 in. (76.2 x 63.9 cm

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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Stanhope Alexander Forbes, R.A. (1857-1947)

Stanhope Alexander Forbes, R.A. (1857-1947) The Great Fire of London, 1666 indistinctly signed 'Stanhope A. Forbes' (lower right) oil on canvas, in an arch-top frame 60½ x 39 7/8 in. (153.7 x 101.3 cm

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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French School, mid 18th Century

French School, mid 18th Century Portrait of a gentleman said to be William Minet (1703-1767), half-length, seated at a table writing a letter oil on canvas 31 5/8 x 25 3/8 in. (80.3 x 64.4 cm.) in an English 18th century carved and gilded swept frame

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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Attributed to Louis Tocqué (Paris 1696-1772)

Attributed to Louis Tocqué (Paris 1696-1772) Portrait of a gentleman said to be Hughes Minet (1731-1813), half-length, in a burgundy velvet frock coat with fur trimmings oil on canvas 32 x 25¼ in. (81.3 x 64.1 cm.) in an English 18th century carved and gilded swept frame

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 19 May 2005

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A SUN FIRE OFFICE WROUGHT-IRON AND PAINTED STRONG-BOX

A SUN FIRE OFFICE WROUGHT-IRON AND PAINTED STRONG-BOX EARLY 17TH CENTURY The hinged top enclosing a steel locking mechanism 15 in. (38 cm.) high; 25¾ in. (65½ cm) wide; 12½ in. (32 cm) deep

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 19 May 2005

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THE WESTMINSTER FIRE OFFICE WROUGHT-IRON STRONG-BOX ON A LATER EBONISED STAND

THE WESTMINSTER FIRE OFFICE WROUGHT-IRON STRONG-BOX ON A LATER EBONISED STAND The box circa 1717, the stand 18th/19th Century With carrying handles to the sides, four holes drilled to the bottom 21 in. (53.5 cm.) high; 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) deep; 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) deep overall

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 19 May 2005

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THE SUN FIRE OFFICE GREEN-PAINTED WROUGHT-IRON STRONG-BOX

THE SUN FIRE OFFICE GREEN-PAINTED WROUGHT-IRON STRONG-BOX Circa 1708 Inscribed in gilt 'SUN FIRE OFFICE, LONDON', with carrying handles, the interior with an elaborate engraved steel locking mechanism signed 'Robt. Piebe', the underside of the top inscribed in paint '96', with two holes to the base

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 19 May 2005