The Olive Collection

Bonhams London
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Date of the auction: 31.01.2019

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An extremely near pair of Charles II joined oak panel-back open armchairs...

Each having a back panel linear-carved with stylized flowerheads issuing from a single leafy stem, the arched double-scroll edged cresting carved with conforming floral motifs, with scroll-profiled and fluted ears, the uprights with split-baluster moulding, the slender downswept arms on ball-turned

Lot #: 63TP

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A pair of 17th century joined oak and fruitwood doors, Brittany, Northern...

Almost certainly from a cupboard bed and intended to slide open and closed, each with four baluster-turned spindles, above four raised moulded panels, all enclosed within run-moulded rails, 49cm wide x 2.5cm deep x 89cm high, (19in wide x 0 1/2in deep x 35in high) (2

Lot #: 64TP

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A George III oak and mahogany crossbanded bureau, circa 1780

The crossbanded sloping fall enclosing a fitted interior of pigeon-holes and stepped drawers around a central cupboard, the front with four long drawers with scribed edge, on bracket feet, 95cm wide x 50cm deep x 102.5cm high, (37in wide x 19 1/2in deep x 40in high

Lot #: 65TP

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A London delftware Adam and Eve charger, circa 1670

Boldly painted with 'The Temptation', outlined in blue and boldly coloured in manganese, yellow, orange and two shades of green, the figures flanking the tree, the writhing serpent with the head of a demon in the branches, the blue dash rim banded in yellow, with a lead glazed back, 33cm diam

Lot #: 66

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A London delftware 'Green Man' charger, circa 1695-1700

Of traditional charger shape with a slightly everted 'blue dash' rim, painted in blue and green outlined in black with a primitive 'Wild Man' holding a club over his shoulders, naked save for a short skirt of leaves to protect his modesty, flanked by simple trees with yellow and russet fruit, the

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A good English delftware tulip charger, circa 1680

Probably Brislington, painted in blue, green, yellow and orange, the three tulip flowers and slender leaves unusually contained within a vase, the striped jar flanked by stylised scrollwork, the blue dash rim edged with narrow yellow and blue bands, 34cm diam

Lot #: 68

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A London delftware tulip charger, circa 1680

Painted with a formal spray of tulip and carnation flowers in blue, manganese, yellow and red-brown, among slender leaves in turquoise-green growing from a single bulb, the blue dash rim edged with a yellow band, lead glazed back, 32cm diam

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A Brislington delftware tulip charger, circa 1720

Boldly painted in blue, red, yellow and green with a spray of three tulips, other formal flowers, slender leaves and seed pods, edged with concentric blue and yellow lines and a blue dash rim, with a tin glazed back, 34.2cm diam

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £1,400 - £2,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A Bristol or Brislington delftware Tulip charger, circa 1730-40

Painted in the centre with a large single tulip flanked by two stylised flowers and green grasses, within concentric line borders enclosing a formal stylised pattern of striped yellow fruits and blue and green foliage, the everted edge with a blue-dash rim, the underside tin glazed, 33.5cm diam

Lot #: 71

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A mid- to late 17th century leaded bronze mortar, from the London...

With moulded rim, and with curving lug handles, cast four times with the 'bird and implement' motif, a goose's head erased, gorged, an implement or key in its mouth, within a foliate frame or wreath, 16cm rim diameter x 11.5cm high, together with an associated leaded bronze pestle, with finial and

Lot #: 72

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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An unusual 17th century twin-handled leaded bronze mortar, with partial...

With angular lug handles and cast to one side with the initials T.I. and A.I. either side of a beaded rib, and to the other side 16?? and a cross moline, all between a pair of cords, 18cm rim diameter x 14cm high

Lot #: 73

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A mid- to late 17th century leaded bronze mortar, from the London...

Cast four times with a crowned Tudor rose, and with curving lug handles, 14.5cm rim diameter x 11.5cm high

Lot #: 74

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A James I/Charles I leaded bronze mortar, circa 1620 - 30, by William Land...

Thickly cast, the rim with the inscription WILLIAM LAND MADE ME, and with a band of scrolling foliate ornament at the waist, 16.8cm rim diameter x 13.3cm high, together with an associated leaded bronze pestle, 17th/18th century, with medial knop, 20cm high, (2

Lot #: 75

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A William & Mary leaded bronze mortar, from the 'cut-card' foundry...

Cast with a 'cut-card' framing the date '1692' beneath the initial 'W', possibly 'WA', and with spreading moulded foot, 12.5cm rim diameter x 10cm high

Lot #: 76

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A small mid- to late 17th century leaded bronze mortar, from the London...

Cast three times with a dragon's head erased, gorged and on a torse, with everted rim and footrim, 11cm rim diameter x 8.5cm high

Lot #: 77

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A fine and large Commonwealth leaded bronze mortar, dated 1655, attributed...

Cast with a band of alternating crosses formy and fleurs-de-lis beneath the rim, the waist cast with the date '1665' and the initials 'IC' between a band of delicate foliage topped by alternating trefoils and heptafoils, 31.5cm diameter x 26.5cm high

Lot #: 78

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A George II silver tea caddy, mark of Paul de Lamerie (1688-1751), London, 1745

Oblong, with re-entrant corners, the sides chased with foliated scrolls, flowers and rocaille, the hinged cover with a rocaille, grotesque mask and shell finial, later engraved on each side with coat-of-arms, marked underneath, 9.5cm wide x 6cm deep x 13.5cm high, (3 1/2in wide x 2in deep x 5in

Lot #: 79

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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An exceptional early London delftware drinking cup in the shape of a boot...

The free-standing vessel in the shape of a gentleman's riding boot compete with a spur at the back of the heel, the decorative sock around the boot painted in blue with ornamental patterns, inscribed at the rim 'OH. MY. HEAD', 17.5cm high

Lot #: 80

Estimate: £16,000 - £25,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A London delftware fuddling cup, circa 1635-40

With three conjoined baluster-shaped cups linked by twisted handles, each cup painted in blue with a motif of three lotus flowers and a leaf inspired by Wanli porcelain, 8.8cm high

Lot #: 81

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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An English delftware fuddling cup, circa 1715-30

London or Bristol, with four conjoined globular-shaped cups linked by twisted handles, each cup painted in dark blue with flowering plants and insects, the handles 'sponged' in blue, 7.4cm high, 11.7cm wide

Lot #: 82

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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An English delftware model of a shoe, dated 1685

Attributed to Brislington, modelled with a high heel painted in dark blue, the raised tongue applied with a large bow striped in yellow and blue, the same colours representing stitching on the toe, tongue and sides of the shoe, two rosettes painted at the back of the shoe, 15.8cm long, 10cm high

Lot #: 83

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A pair of English delftware models of shoes, circa 1725

Probably London, with blue high heels and pointed toes, rectangular buckles applied below the rectangular tongues, painted in iron red and blue with trailing flowers, bands of cross-hatching running from the buckles to the toes to simulate braid, 11.1cm high (2

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A splendid Bristol, Limekiln Lane, delftware polychrome large plate, circa...

In the Chinoiserie taste, painted in red, blue, green and yellow with a church-like building alongside a diagonal tree, its red and yellow leaves forming a canopy at the rim of the plate, two birds in impossible flight flanking the scene, under-rim makings || + || in blue, 33.7cm diam

Lot #: 85

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A Bristol delftware polychrome large plate, circa 1760

Painted rim to rim in a full palette of red, manganese, blue, yellow and green, with wispy bamboo growing among millet and peonies, a triangular fence to one side and a large flying insect above, 33.8cm diam

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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A Bristol delftware polychrome dish, circa 1735-40

Probably Limekiln Lane, painted in red, green, yellow and blue with a bald-headed Chinese figure standing in front of a fretwork fence and waving a flag, in a simple landscape with a pine tree and rocks to one side, a single narrow blue line at the rim, 33.5cm diam

Lot #: 87

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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An English delftware large plate, circa 1750

Probably London, the border with a powder blue ground reserved with quatrelobed panels of plants and florets, the full centre with Chinese 'Antiques' including a model of a dog on a square stand and peonies in a vase, 33.5cm diam

Lot #: 88

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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Two English delftware polychrome large plates, probably Bristol, circa 1740-60

Both painted with floral designs in red, blue and green, one with a central 'banded hedge' motif, the border with stylised insects, 33.5cm diam, the other with scattered sprigs with 'calligraphic' foliage, small buds picked out additionally in yellow, 32.8cm diam (2

Lot #: 89

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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Three London delftware large plates, circa 1740 and 1780

All in polychrome, one with a seated Chinese lady, 33.1cm diam, another with flowering plants and rocks within a red diaper panelled border, 35.2cm diam, the third with Chinese pavilions in red, blue and green, 33.5cm diam (3

Lot #: 90

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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Four English delftware polychrome plates, circa 1730-70

One painted with a bold geometric pattern in red, blue, yellow and green, 22.3cm diam, another painted with a Chinese landscape in blue, green, manganese and yellow, the border with daffodils, 22.5cm diam, together with a pair of plates painted in colours with flowering peonies, the leaves with

Lot #: 91

Estimate: £550 - £750

Date: 31 Jan 2019

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An Irish delftware plate and another plate, possibly Irish, circa 1760-70...

Both with distinctive lobed rims, one painted in dark blue with the 'Two Deer and Fence' pattern within a 'Fitzhugh' border edged in orange, 22.8cm diam, the other plate with a scalloped and barbed rim, painted in bright blue with flowering rocks, 22cm diam (2

Lot #: 92

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 31 Jan 2019