Auction 20.10.2009

Summers Place Auctions
Stane Street
The Walled Garden
RH14 9AB Billingshurst, West Sussex
United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 20.10.2009 - 23.10.2009

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An unusual cast bronze sheet copper and cast iron weathervane

An unusual cast bronze sheet copper and cast iron weathervane
circa 1860 198cm.; 78ins high The bronze crowned lion and crowned cast iron bust of a man surmounting this piece would suggest that it was originally situated by a building with some form of Royal connection such as the palace of

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A pair of monumental carved granite gatepier balls

A pair of monumental carved granite gatepier balls
18th/19th century 122cm.; 48ins high

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A rare set of four carved Ketton stone pine cones

A rare set of four carved Ketton stone pine cones
early 17th century 62cm.; 24ins high This set of four carved stone pine cones originally stood on the parapet of Spixworth Hall, near Norwich (see photograph). The house was an interesting example of late Elizabethan/early Stuart domestic

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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Joseph Barlow Robinson: A large pair of carved sandstone heads of a horse...

Joseph Barlow Robinson: A large pair of carved sandstone heads of a horse and a bull
circa 1860 each 74cm.; 29ins high Provenance: By repute removed from the Corn Exchange, Derby and carved by Joseph Barlow Robinson (1820-1883). The Corn Exchange in Derby was built in 1860 by the Victorian

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A carved sandstone mounting block

A carved sandstone mounting block
possibly 18th century 102cm.; 40ins high

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A pair of carved Portland stone armorial lions

A pair of carved Portland stone armorial lions
late 19th century 87cm.; 34ins high

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A pair of substantial Victorian carved sandstone urns

A pair of substantial Victorian carved sandstone urns
circa 1860 94cm.; 37ins high

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A rare composition stone bust attributed to Austin & Seeley of Queen...

A rare composition stone bust attributed to Austin & Seeley of Queen Elizabeth I
mid 19th century on earlier 18th century Belgian fossil marble pedestal Bust 78cm.; 31ins high, 153cm.; 60ins high overall Although this model doesn~t appear in the catalogue, it was probably made by either Austin and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A rare composition stone figure of a woodsman and dog

A rare composition stone figure of a woodsman and dog
mid 19th century the base stamped W. Vickers, Notts restored 153cm.; 60ins high The firm of W. Vickers in Nottingham were manufacturers of lace and were thriving in the middle of the 19th century under William Vickers and his son also called

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A rare carved sandstone armorial unicorn from the Palace of Westminster

A rare carved sandstone armorial unicorn from the Palace of Westminster
mid 19th century 114cm.; 45ins high

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A pair of rare composition stone figures of children, attributed to Matthew...

A pair of rare composition stone figures of children, attributed to Matthew Johnson
circa 1860 84cm.; 33ins high Similar but not identical models of children are illustrated in the Matthew Johnson catalogue of Artificial Stone circa 1850

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A rare Matthew Johnson composition stone figure of Epicetus

A rare Matthew Johnson composition stone figure of Epicetus
mid 19th century 152cm.; 60ins high Epicetus was a stoic Greek philosopher and lived between 55-135 AD approximately. He was born a slave and lived in Rome until he was exiled by the Emperor Domitian. Matthew W Johnson~s works rarely come

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A terracotta triton holding a trident

A terracotta triton holding a trident
Austrian, circa 1870 165cm.; 65ins high Provenance: By repute removed from the Vienna stock exchange

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A terracotta triton blowing a horn

A terracotta triton blowing a horn
Austrian, circa 1870 120cm.; 47ins high Provenance: By repute removed from the Vienna stock exchange

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A Georgian lead cistern with strapwork decoration

A Georgian lead cistern with strapwork decoration
dated 1771 with initials JR 79cm.; 31ins high by 150cm.; 59ins wide; 47cm.; 18½ins deep

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A pair of composition stone figures

A pair of composition stone figures
mid 19th century from a model by John Bacon 170cm.; 67ins high Provenance:Removed from the facade of the Lord Nelson Public house in Boston, Lincs in the 1960~s. Local legend held that they were a gift from Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, although their date

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A Manifattura di Signa terracotta seat

A Manifattura di Signa terracotta seat
early 20th century with trailing vine decoration, the curved back moulded with classical masks and anthemion, with circular manufacturers stamp number 1607 297cm.; 117ins wide Manifattura Di Signa produced copies of antiquities and renaissance models in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A Coadestone armorial lion

A Coadestone armorial lion
late 18th/early 19th century damages 60cm.; 24ins high by 60cm.; 24ins wide This almost certainly originally formed the left hand section of a Royal Armorial,. These were in great demand in Georgian times for businesses which had received a Royal Warrant to supply some

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £3,500 - £5,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A stoneware Warwick urn by J M Blashfield

A stoneware Warwick urn by J M Blashfield
late 19th century 66cm.; 26ins high Unusually, this vase or urn is signed and dated in a handwritten script rather than the more usual stamp. John Marriott Blashfield, remarked in his essay Account of the History and Manufacture of Ancient and Modern

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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After the Antique: A Blashfield stoneware Warwick vase

After the Antique: A Blashfield stoneware Warwick vase
circa 1870 stamped J M Blashfield, Stamford Terracotta Company, Blackfriars Road, London, the urn 68cm.; 27ins high by 110cm.; 43ins wide (see engraving) See footnote to lot 19

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A rare stoneware planter

A rare stoneware planter
circa 1860 stamped Carr & Sons Makers, number, shield and with the initials JWS 89cm.; 35ins high, the bowl 81cm.; 32ins diameter

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A Louis XVI style carved limestone wall fountain bowl on stand

A Louis XVI style carved limestone wall fountain bowl on stand
French, 2nd half 19th century 90cm.; 35½ins by 124cm.; 49ins wide

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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An unusual carved Cotswold stone wellhead

An unusual carved Cotswold stone wellhead
18th century or later 77cm.; 30ins high by 86cm.; 34ins square

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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An unusual carved Cotswold stone bird bath

An unusual carved Cotswold stone bird bath
19th century 112cm.; 44ins high

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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After Gerard Edelinck: An impressive set of four carved limestone figures...

After Gerard Edelinck: An impressive set of four carved limestone figures representing the Seasons
last quarter 20th century on pedestals 286cm.; 112ins high The representation of the seasons maintained a remarkable degree of continuity from late antiquity through to the 20th century. In Pompeian

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A carved limestone Louis XVI style wall fountain

A carved limestone Louis XVI style wall fountain
2nd half 19th century dolphin head and bowl plumbed for water 173cm.; 68ins high

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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An unusually fine composition stone faux bois chair

An unusually fine composition stone faux bois chair
French, 1st half 20th century

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A pair of rare composition stone planters

A pair of rare composition stone planters
Spanish stamped J Piquet Sevilla, 1914 124cm.; 49ins high

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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A carved white marble figure of a cherub

A carved white marble figure of a cherub
Italian, 19th century now supporting a giant clam shell, early 20th century overall 122cm.; 48ins

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009

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An impressive carved |onion| marble wall cistern bath

An impressive carved |onion| marble wall cistern bath
85cm.; 33½ins high by 200cm.; 79ins by 90cm.; 35½ins

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £16,000 - £25,000

Date: 20 Oct 2009 - 23 Oct 2009