Wednesday 19th February, 2014
image TRAIN LEAVING FOR ASCOT, WATERLOO STATION, 1953 Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) Train leaving for Ascot, Waterloo Station, London 1953. Vintage silver print 23,5 x 29,8 cm. Two of the photographer's agency stamps and two “a.b.c. press” stamps on the reverse, label with typographic description on the reverse. Direct link
Friday 07th February, 2014
image FISHERMEN BY ERIC HUDSON, 1922 Fishermen signed 'Eric Hudson' (lower right) oil on canvas 34 x 42¼ in. (86.4 x 107.3 cm.) Painted in 1922. Direct link
Thursday 16th January, 2014
image CAROUSEL GIRAFFE, C1900 Rare carved basswood carousel giraffe (full-sized) by William Dentzel c1900- glass eyes, original leather reins from Philadelphia. Height 70 in. by Length 52 in. by Width 10 1/2 in. Direct link
Monday 06th January, 2014
image FERRARI F1 KIDS CAR, 1990'S A Michael Schumacher Ferrari F1 electric car by ToysToys. Made in Italy under license from Ferrari, constructed of a steel frame and molded plastic body, emblazoned with the period F1 sponsorship and Ferrari branding, the power source being 2 x 6 Volt rechargeable batteries at a speed of 5mph, appears complete and in good order. approximately 84 x 38 ins. Direct link
Tuesday 10th December, 2013
image CAST FOR R2-D2 A pre-production study cast for the first R2-D2 Robot for Star Wars - A New Hope - circa 1976. To be auctioned by Bonhams on 18th December, Knightsbridge, London. Direct link
Monday 09th December, 2013
image GREYHOUNDS A rectangular patinated bronze relief plaque depicting greyhounds, American c 1930s. Dimensions: LENGTH: 18 in. (46 cm) / DEPTH: 2 in. (5 cm) / HEIGHT: 11 in. (28 cm). Direct link
Wednesday 20th November, 2013
image NORTH INDIAN ISLAMIC CHESS PIECES C1900 Turned bone Islamic chess set, one side with blue etched decoration other with red. Comes in fine carved sandalwood box of same origin and date. The set of typical abstract form as carved figures & animals were forbidden under Islamic law. Size: Kings 2 1/4″ / 5.6cm. Direct link
Thursday 14th November, 2013
image SANS TITRE (YEUX), 2002 Veronique Boudier, Sans titre (yeux), 2002. signed 1/3. 23.5 x 66 cm. (9¼ x 26 in.) Direct link
Friday 01st November, 2013
image IVORY BANANA C1890 An ivory okimono of a banana from the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Carved with a strip of skin peeled back to to the brown stalk, revealing the fleshy interior, the skin stained a pale yellow, unsigned. 18.2cm long. Direct link
Thursday 26th September, 2013
image 'THE VAGABONDS' 16th October 2013 in L.A Bonhams have a sale of old manuscripts, books and photographs. Lot 2075 caught our eye, a brilliant photograph of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone 'laughing and seated on a back porch' c1920. Bonhams informs us that the three of them were great friends for over thirty years, often went camping together calling themselves "the vagabonds". Group Photograph signed by all three. 6 by 8 3/4 inch sepia-toned gelatin silver print on 7 1/4 by 9 3/4 inch card. Direct link
Tuesday 09th July, 2013
image LUCAS VALLEY, 1920 Lucas Valley, 1920 Selden Connor Gile. signed and dated 'S. Gile - 1920 -' (on the reverse) oil on canvas,12 x 16in (overall: 18 1/4 x 22 1/4in) Direct link
Monday 24th June, 2013
image 'THE TAIL IS LOST' Sotheby's, London 10th July Lot no. 378: Shepard, E.H., 'The Tail is Lost', suite of four illustrations, comprising: i) "Let’s have a look…", 54 by 46mm., unsigned; ii) "…he turned slowly round…", 60 by 47mm., unsigned; iii) "…he turned round the other way…", 44 by 52mm., signed with initials lower left; iv)"…he put his head down and looked between his front legs…", 39 by 36mm., unsigned; all four ink drawings, mounted together, framed and glazed, very minor browning. Direct link