2022 Specialist Sale Highlights


22nd December 2022

A two-manual harpsichord by Andreas Ruckers, Antwerp, 1614, the mahogany case with boxwood stringing and figured mahogany crossbanding, shaped and engraved brass strap hinges, the fascia board and cheeks with gilt scrollwork on a brown ground, the four and a half octave keyboard AA to e3, with ivory naturals and ebony accidentals, four brass-knobbed handstops controlling two 8-foot stops and one 4-foot stop on the lower manual and one 8-foot and a lute stop on the upper manual, also a foot pedal operating a machine stop, the soundboard painted with flowers, foliage and insects, and with inset rose pierced and carved with King David playing the harp flanked by the maker’s initials AR, blue arabesques around the edges and the bridges, the interior case edges decorated with printed paper, the interior of the lid painted with an extensive landscape with a city on a hill and figures around a carriage in the foreground and a shepherd attending his sheep, on trestle stand. Inscribed on the name baton Andreas Ruckers me fecit Antwerpiæ, length 228.4cm, width 80.5cm, with canvas cover

Sold for £227,520 inclusive of fees

A Very Fine Patek Philippe Nautilus automatic gentleman's stainless steel wristwatch, reference no. 5800/1A-001, movement no. 3412xxx/438xxxx, circa 2007, ridged blue dial with date aperture and centre seconds, sapphire crystal display back, cal. 330/294 29 jewel movement, stamped with the seal of Genéve, Patek Philippe bracelet and double folding clasp, 37.5mm

** The Nautilus reference 5800 mid-size was introduced to replace it predecessor, reference 3800. The 5800 was only in production for 3 years as at the time collectors disliked the lack of masculinity when compared to the reference 5711. With the low number of 5800 available in the market today, the reference 5800 has now been considered as a modern day classic and treasure

Sold for £70,784 inclusive of fees

Dave Grohl and Pat Smear (Foo Fighters) - Pat Smear's personal 1990 Gretsch White Falcon hollow body electric guitar, made in Japan, ser. no. 906593-39, used by Dave Grohl in the video for the bands 1997 single 'Monkey Wrench’ and used by Pat Smear on 'The Colour and The Shape' album recordings. The guitar also used live on various Foo Fighters tours; the body in Classic White Falcon finish with orange sparkle binding, ebony fretboard, modified Cadillac tailpiece, modified switching, and the body with pillow filling interior. Within its original hard case bearing white tape, one inscribed 'Stays on the bus', the other 'Falcon'.

Sold for £58,144 inclusive of fees

Fine and very rare English brass verge winged hook and spike lantern clock by or from the workshops of Edward East and signed Eduardus East Londini on the front fret, the three train posted movement striking on two bells, with verge escapement and anchor shaped bob oscillating between the plates, the 6.5" silvered chapter ring with hour and minutes chapter rings, enclosing a centre finely engraved with tulips and with central alarm dial and two iron hands, surmounted by pierced and engraved tulip frets, strapwork two bells and finial, 15.5" high (anchor shaped pendulum, three principal weights and an alarm weight); also with an associated antique carved oak bracket

Sold for £42,976 inclusive of fees

Good quality certified 18ct white gold diamond solitaire ring, round brilliant-cut, 1.67ct, clarity VS1, colour H, width 8.5mm, 5.3gm, ring size J/K

Sold for £9480 inclusive of fees

Fine pair of Chesterfield leather wing back armchairs, on shell carved cabriole legs terminating on ball and claw feet, 33" wide, 33" deep, the seats are 18" high, the backs 44" high, 20th century (2)

Sold for £3412.80 inclusive of fees

Anna Katrina Zinkeisen RP., ROI., NS (1901-1976) - 'The Ballet' signed, also inscribed on a plaque attached to the frame together with a further artist's label verso, oil on canvas board, 17" x 21.5"

Sold for 3539.20 inclusive of fees



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