29th July saw great results at Dawsons Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art sale

Martin Brothers, Cuban Cigars, Kangxi period Yen-Yen vase, Toy Trains and Josef Herman all featured

The July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Auction delivered some splendid results for our Clients. 


One of the star lots was a lovely Maltese 18th-century olive wood and walnut serpentine commode. With parquetry decorated top over three shaped long drawers. On squat cabriole supports. This beautiful piece of furniture created a great deal of interest with bidders on the telephone and also online. After some furious bidding, this Commode was eventually sold for £6,400. 

Maltese 18th-century olive wood and walnut serpentine commode. Sold £6,400


A Josef Herman painting entitled, 'The Little Street', which features a figure before houses with a tree to their side, oil on panel, signed and titled verso, in a contemporary frame. Interestingly, the reverse includes a hand-written note by the artist, stating: 'This painting is the last painting I painted in Ystradgynlais in 1953, but repainted many parts and completed the picture in 1979'.

Josef Herman (1911-2000) Polish/British, 'The Little Street'. Sold £4,700


The auction featured six boxes of vintage Cuban cigars, comprising a box of 25 Romeo y Julieta Coronas Chicas (opened but with pin still in cover), 25 Romeo y Julieta Petit Coronas, two boxes of 25 Ramon Allones Petit Coronas and two boxes of 25 La Corona Coronas, (the latter five boxes with tissue wrap still in place and appearing unopened.

Six boxes of vintage Cuban cigars. Sold £4,400


A Martin Brothers large double-sided stoneware face jug, dated 1899, modelled in relief to both sides with a grinning face and white-highlighted eyes, incised marks to base, 'Martin Bros, London & Southall' and '5-1899'.

A Martin Brothers large double-sided stoneware face jug. Sold £3,800

Within the Asian Art section of the sale was a famille verte yen-yen vase, Kangxi, mark & period, finely painted with figures from the tale 'A Journey to the West' attributed to Wu Cheng'en, the neck painted with Sun Wukong in a tree overlooking Tang Sanzang, Zhu Bajie & Sha Wujing, the body painted with Tang Sanzang returning to Emperor Taizong with scriptures, six character mark and Fredrick Bohman stock label to the underside; together with two Chinese blue & white deep containers, 17th century & a flared rim bowl painted with pak choi, with metal rim and four character mark.

A famille verte yen-yen vase, Kangxi, mark & period. Sold £3,400


Model trains featured strongly within the July sale. Three Bowman coaches, model number 550, in LMS (x2) and LNER livery, each in original wooden case (lacking covers), together with assorted loose tinplate/clockwork locomotives and rolling stock.

Three Bowman coaches. Sold £3,100


Clocks always prove popular within our Fine Art & Antiques auction, and July was no exception. From Thomas Field of Bath was a gorgeous George III double fusee bracket clock in mahogany case. Fitted a silvered one pieced arched top dial with strike silent in the arch and calendar dial at 6 o'clock, marked Thos Field Bath correspondingly to the dial and backplate. The eight-day movement chiming the hours on a single bell fitted with pendulum stay. The case with leaf capped bale handle and supported on ogee moulded bracket feet.

Thomas Field of Bath. George III double fusee bracket clock in mahogany case. Sold £1,700


The team of experts at Dawsons are always happy to provide a free verbal appraisal and auction valuation; regularly consigning an array of wonderful items to our monthly Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art sale. We can also provide insurance valuations, where required.

Please do get in touch, should you any Fine Art or Antiques that you are keen to have valued.

We would love to hear from you: 

0207 431 9445 / info@DawsonsAuctions.co.uk

Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

Richard is a highly experienced Auctioneer & Valuer. He has vast experience working as a General Valuer, but with a keen leaning towards Asian Art – which is a real passion of his. Richard spent 15 years at Sworders and was fortunate enough to work alongside BBC Antiques Roadshow favourite David Battie for many years.

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