January Fine Art & Antiques auction preview

Posted in: News on January 11, 2019.

During the season of singing carols, basting turkeys and munching mince pies, the team at Dawson’s have been very busy preparing our first sale of 2019!

As ever, our sale on January 19th includes a wide variety of fine art, antiques and jewellery.


Whether you’ve forgotten a Christmas present for that special someone, or looking to treat yourself in the new year, we have a wide-ranging selection of jewellery, silver and watches to cater for all tastes and budgets.

Lot 660: Estimate £2,500 – £3,000

A particular highlight is this stunning 18ct rose gold, diamond and pale orange sapphire ring, and its sure to be admired. Set with a peach-coloured sapphire of approximately 3.0 carats, surrounded with a scalloped border of round brilliant-cut diamonds, mount 15 x 13 mm, size M, 6.7 grams.


We are pleased to be dealing with the stock of the former Iconastas Gallery in Piccadilly Arcade, St. James’s, following the recent death of the owner Mr. Chris Martin-Zakheim. In this sale we have various works of fine and decorative art, photographs and ephemera including three recently discovered original costume designs by Natalia Goncharova; one of Russia’s leading female artists.

Lot 359: Estimate £600 – £800


With over eighty lots within our Fine Art section, our January sale presents several opportunities to own a work by household names such as Pablo Picasso, L.S Lowry and John Piper. Additionally, we have a selection of fine Continental oil paintings from a private residence in Milan, including an early oil on tin of The Three Graces

Lot 266: Estimate £1,500 – £2,000
Lot 264: Estimate £1,500 – £2,000
Lot 265: Estimate £1,500 – £2,000

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish
Three original etchings from the ‘Vollard Suite’, each signed in pencil bottom right, c. 1930s, the plates 19.3 cm high x 26 cm wide.


Lot 226: Estimate £300 – £500

Late 18th or early 19th century Continental school
the Three Graces, oil on tin, unsigned, 20 cm x 14.5 cm in a heavy, ornate gilt frame.

Provenance : Private residence, Milan.


The time to buy antique furniture could not be better, made from fine timbers by master craftsmen, many of our lots offer excellent value for money which are both functional and unique interior design statements. We have a selection of both antique and more modern high-end furniture, from various private residences including a house on one of Hampstead’s most desirable roads.

Lot 104: Estimate £600 – £800

An unusual George IV rosewood & marquetry games table
the galleried side flanking a sliding and reversible ebony & ivory chess board, the obverse featuring a 144-square board, possibly for a ‘War Game’ (based on Polish Draughts), opening to reveal an inlaid backgammon tray, supported on four plain legs with pierced and carved palmettes, united by cross-stretcher on carved feet.

Provenance: From a private house, the lot comes with detailed correspondence regarding research into the history of the ‘War Game’ board.


For the inner child, there is nothing like a model car from decades past. Dawson’s have been entrusted with a lifetime collection of Dinky model toy cars, which we present as over ninety lots in our January sale ‘to get the wheels rolling’ ! With estimates ranging from £40-£400 there is something for everyone including group lots and rare collector pieces.


Viewing: Friday 18th January 10am – 7pm and the morning of the sale from 9am.

We are currently accepting entries for our next 23rd February Fine Art & Antiques auction, so please do get in touch for a free valuation and to consign.


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Fine Art & Antiques – 27th July 2019 10am

Fine Art & Antiques – 24th August 2019 10am

Fine Art & Antiques – 21st September 2019 10am

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