Cricket Ceramics & Metalware

Lot 635:
Lot 635
William Arras Johnston, Victoria & Australia 1945-1955. 'Australian tour of England 1948'. Attractive silver plated ashtray with mounted set of cricket stumps and bails with the inscriptions 'Australian XI. 20th English Tour 1948', 'The Ashes 1948' and Johnston's signature all engraved to three borders of the ashtray. Makers marks for Marples, Wingfield & Wilkins of Sheffield to base. The ashtray measures 5.5" diameter and the stumps stand approximately 3.5" tall. Presented to Johnston on the 1948 tour. A rare personal memento of a famous Australian tour
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 636:
Lot 636 Lot 636
Silver plate (?) tea spoon. Unusual and attractive tea spoon in the shape of a cricket/jockeys cap. With floral and star shaped decoration and shield to peak. Approx 2" long x 1.5"x 0.5" high. Hallmarks to back of cap. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 637:
No lot
Estimate: £0/0
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 638:
Lot 638
Cricket metalware. Selection including an early 20th century bronze colour spelter figure of C.B. Fry wearing cricket cap and open neck shirt portrayed in batting pose, on plinth 10" tall, smaller brass and metal figures of cricketers, a small presentation cricket trophy to 'Brig. J.D. King-Martin... Malaya 1964', a small goblet with inscription 'Tamilnadu Cricket Association. Madras 14-1-1977', two metal spoons presented to Allan Lamb at the B&H Perth Challenge Series in 1977, gold metal cricketing pin, five cricket spoons (two hallmarked silver) etc. Qty. 16. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 639:
Lot 639
Cornhill Insurance Test silver convex medal for the England v India series 1982. With relief of a cricket ball to face. The medal inscribed 'The Prudential Trophy. England v India 1982'. Hallmarked to reverse. In original presentation box. Recipient unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 640:
Lot 640
The Ashes Test series 1928/29. Aluminium medallion by J.R. Gaunt & Sons Ltd of Birmingham. With names of the England team and Ashes urn to centre. 1.5" diameter. Rare G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 641:
Lot 641
Victorian cricket belt. Brass Victorian belt buckle complete with decorative belt. The belt buckle depicts a cricket scene with match in action, a bowler bowling to a batsman with keeper behind the wicket, umpire, fielders, tent, flags and trees to foreground. The cloth belt with beaded and embroidered floral decoration, some fading to decoration. Makers marks to lower edge of buckle. A nice complete item. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Lot 642:
Lot 642 Lot 642
Buckinghamshire County Cricket Club. Solid silver matchbox presented by Walter Bell Franklin, Buckinghamshire Captain to Arthur James, a member of Buckinghamshire's Minor County winning team of 1932. The silver matchbox with bordered sides has hallmarks for Birmingham 1931 and makers mark for S. Blanckensee & Son weighs 1.25oz. To one side is engraved 'A.J.S. James from W.B.F. 29-10-32' and to the verso 'Minor Counties Championship 1932 Winners. Buckinghamshire. P 10, W 10, L 0'. The matchbox measure 1.75"x2.25". Franklin apparently gave a similar case to each member of his team. Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £180
Lot 643:
Lot 643 Lot 643
Australia tour of England 1926. An oval colour Thorne's Super Extra Creme Toffee tin 'A Souvenir of the Australian's Visit in 1926. With named pictures of the Australian team to the sides and portrait of the Oval cricket ground with match being played to lid. 5.5". Some wear to lid and sides otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 644:
Lot 644 Lot 644
'Darnall Cricket Ground. Grand Match Admission Ticket' Early brass disc admission ticket c1820's with the initials 'WHW' cut into the surface and to verso the initials again, 'WHW' and 'G.H.'. The initials 'WHW' are the proprietors initials, W.H. Woodhouse who owned the ground in Sheffield. Darnall Park was one of the first grounds on which the great matches in the north were played and was opened in 1821. An early form of entry ticket. Some wear to image in the centre of the disc, otherwise in good original condition. Sold with a miniature ivory cricket bat, 3.75" long. Qty. 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
The Wisden Book of Cricket Memorabilia mentions a similar admission ticket on page 215 with further details
Lot 645:
Lot 645
C.B. Fry. Pair of 20th century spelter figures of C.B. Fry in batting and wicket keeping pose. Fry is portrayed wearing cricket cap and open neck shirt. The figures painted gold and mounted on black marble bases. c1890. Qty. 2. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
Lot 646:
Lot 646
'Evening Standard Cricketer of the Month'. Large 'float bronze' sculpture of a bowler about to deliver the ball. The figure mounted on a slate plinth. The figure stands 18" tall. Similar trophies were apparently presented by the Evening Standard to the Cricketer of the Month some years ago. This trophy was bought by the vendor by the producer of the trophies, Thomas & Peters. An excellent sculpture. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £85
Lot 647:
Lot 647
'Evening Standard Cricketer of the Month'. Large 'float bronze' sculpture of a of a batsman wearing cap in batting pose playing a forward defensive shot . The figure mounted on a slate plinth. The figure stands 11.5" tall. Similar trophies were apparently presented by the Evening Standard to the Cricketer of the Month some years ago. This trophy was bought by the vendor by the producer of the trophies, Thomas & Peters. Approx 10" tall. An excellent sculpture. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £85
Lot 648:
'The County Cricket Championship Trophy. Presented by The Lord's Taverners'. Set of four pewter goblets with inscription to goblet side. Similar silver plated goblets were presented to members of County Championship winning sides in the 1960/80's. Each 6" tall. Some wear, staining, good. Sold with a cricket ball shaped ashtray mounted on three crossed cricket bats on circular metal base. Approx 5.5" tall. Tarnished
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 649:
Lot 649
Cricketing desk ink stand. Small wooden based desk set comprising an inkwell to centre with lid and two sets of cricket stumps and bat to each of the back corners. Decorative borders to base. 6.5"x3.25". 3.5" tall. Date unknown. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
Lot 650:
Cricket metalware. Selection of mainly modern cricket figures, three of batsman, one of a wicket-keeper, one a group scene of batsman, wicket-keeper and slips etc. One, a spelter metal figure on base of Grace, full length standing with tree behind, lacking bat and with loss to tree branches. Qty. 12
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 651:
Lot 651
Cricket toast rack c1900. A Victorian silver plated, six division toast rack with five pairs of stumps and bails to centre, with pair of angled cricket bats at each end, the handle in the form of a cricketer's belt and buckle on a cricket ball. The rack mounted on a base with feet comprising of two cricket figures and two cricket balls. Monogrammed initials to each bat. 7" long x 3.5" wide, 6.75" high. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Lot 652:
Lot 652
Sydney Cricket Ground membership medals. Three early gold metal with colour enamel medals for Sydney Cricket Ground 1902/03, 1903/04 and 1909/10. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £180
Lot 653:
Lot 653
Gold sporting medal. 9ct gold medal with blue enamel shield decoration to front. Medal by Thomas Fattorini Ltd of Birmingham. In presentation box. 4.03 grams. Hallmark worn, date unknown. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 654:
Lot 654
'Timeless Genius'. Victor Thomas Trumper. New South Wales & Australia 1894-1914. Original bronze coated resin sculpture of Trumper leaping out to drive based on the iconic photograph by George Beldam. The sculpture by Brian Elton was produced in 2005 as a limited edition of only one hundred copies, numbers 1-25 in silver plate, numbers 26-100 in bronze, this being number 31. Overall 12" high, 9" wide mounted on a mahogany base with rosewood finish, in original presentation box. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Brian Elton is an artist and sculptor who has produced presentation pieces for the Royal Engineers and the Royal Family
Lot 655:
Lot 655
Cricket tapes. Two leatherbound 'Chesterman' of Sheffield groundsman's measuring tapes with brass fittings, one 66ft, the other 33ft. Wear to the tape of the smaller example, cases in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 656:
Lot 656
Thomas Cuthbert Longfield. Cambridge University, Kent, Europeans & Bengal 1927-1939. Silver plate jug with hinged lid, and bakelite handle and finial. Presented by the Cricket Association of Bengal to Longfield on 20th March 1956, 'In appreciation of his service to cricket in Bengal and under whose captaincy Bengal won the Ranji Trophy in 1938'. 8.5" tall. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
Longfield's first-class cricket in England was restricted due his work in India where he led Bengal to their first Ranjiv Trophy victory in 1938/39. His daughter, Susan, married Ted Dexter
Lot 657:
Lot 657
Australia v England 1974/75. Australian boomerang signed by both the Australian and England teams who played for the Ashes in 1974/75. Thirty one signatures including I. Chappell, Redpath, Marsh, Walters, G. Chappell, Lillee, Thomson, Mallett, Denness, Edrich, Greig, Cowdrey, Knott, Amiss, Arnold, Old etc. Approx 15.5" wide. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 658:
Lot 658
Aubigny C.C. 1895/96. A silver plate goblet with ornate floral engraved decoration and inscription. 'Presented by G.F. Bennett Esq, Aubigny C.C. Best Bowling Average Season 1895-6. Won by E.J. Metcalfe 13.15'. Maker's mark to underside of 'Meriden Britannia Company. Quadruple Plate. 197 S U.S.A.'. 8" tall. Some tarnishing to plate, dents to rim, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Aubigny C.C. appears to have been active in the late 19th century in New South Wales, Australia. The Meriden Britannia Company was founded in Connecticut in 1852 and by the 1870s was considered the largest silverware company in the world. It was incorporated into the International Silver company in 1898
Lot 659:
Lot 659
'Sport in Miniature' cricket figures. Collection of thirteen miniature figurines, each on wooden plinth, of John Wisden, W.G. Grace, Jack Hobbs, Sydney Barnes, Harold Larwood, Len Hutton, Fred Trueman, Ian Botham, David Gower, Denis Compton, Jim Laker, Walter Hammond, and Godfrey Evans. Each approx. 4.5" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £190
Lot 660:
Lot 660
'England v Australia 1926'. Very attractive gilt copper commemorative spoon for the Australian tour of England in 1926, The spoon handle with raised kangaroo and raised lettering 'Australia versus England' to end. The handle shaft decorated with cricket bat and stumps with bails. The bowl has the title 'Australian's Team 1926 and names of all the touring team in high relief. Players names include Collins, Bardsley, Gregory, Oldfield, Woodfull, Ponsford, Richardson, Ryder, Grimmett etc. Hallmarked. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 661:
Lot 661
Cricket locket. Silver locket with two American coins, dated 1866 and 1898, encased in a circular locket with crossed bats and ball and ring suspension to top. Hallmarked. Approximately 1"x1.25". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 662:
Lot 662
Julius Caesar and George Parr. A pair of original large Staffordshire cricketing figures, believed to be of Caesar and Parr. Both figures beautifully decorated, the figure of Caesar standing beside a set of brown cricket stumps holding a cricket bat, wearing a blue cap with orange peak and a spotted pink bow tie to neck, and white spotted shirt and orange sash with cricket blazer to right hand side. Parr standing beside a wicket holding a cricket ball in his right hand, wearing an orange cap and a blue bow tie to neck, and white spotted shirt with green sash to waist, a cricket blazer to left hand side. Some gold lustre to the blazer edges and to bases. The figures probably made by Sampson Smith c1860. The figures were purchased by the vendor from the well known Staffordshire dealers, Oliver Sutton Antiques of Kensington, London, in November 1983 and both figures have his small business stickers to base with date. The figure of Caesar measures approx 14" tall and the figure of Parr approx 13.75" tall. Minor wear to the painted surface of the blue cricket cap of Caesar otherwise both in good to very good condition. A rare pair of early cricket figures
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £1400
Two sizes of these figures are generally known, approx 10" and 14". These two figures were purchased from Oliver Sutton of Kensington, London in November 1983 and a photocopy of the invoice is sold with the figures.
Lot 663:
Lot 663
Batsman & Wicket-keeper. An original Victorian Staffordshire cricketing group of a batsman and a wicket-keeper on an oval base. Both figures within the group beautifully decorated, the batsman in polka dot orange, blue and white checked shirt with pink hat holding his bat in front of the wicket, the wicket-keeper wearing a white jacket with blue trim, pink trousers behind the wicket. Some gold lustre to base. The figures, probably made circa 1850, were purchased by the vendor from the well known Staffordshire dealers, Oliver Sutton Antiques of Kensington, London, in October 1984 and this cricketing group has his small business sticker to base with date. Approximately 6" tall. Minor wear otherwise both in good to very good condition. A rare group of early cricket figures
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1400
This group of cricket figures were purchased from Oliver Sutton of Kensington, London in November 1983 and a photocopy of the invoice is sold with the group of figures.
Lot 664:
Lot 664
Staffordshire. Original Staffordshire 19th century pottery group depicting a boy holding a cricket bat, wearing a white smock coat, and a girl, in three quarter length dress, holding a ball. With tree and foliage background. Approx 6" tall. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 665:
Lot 665
Staffordshire. Pair of original Staffordshire 19th century pottery figures depicting a boy holding a cricket bat, wearing a white smock coat, and a girl, in three quarter length dress, holding a ball. Approx 5.5" tall. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 666:
'Young England' and 'Young England's Sister'. Excellent pair of Copeland parian figures, after C. Halse 1874. The figures leaning against a tree stump, the boy with cricket bat and reading a book, the girl with book and croquet mallet. Both, signed by Halse, on oval bases with titles to front 'Copyright reserved. Copeland' impressed to sides of base. Both approx 16" tall. The boy figure with small loss to the bat handle and corner of the open book, the girl in good condition. Qty. 2. Rare
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £260
These figures were produced in small numbers by the prestigious Copeland factory
Lot 667:
Lot 667
Childs plate. Victorian Staffordshire small plate with scene of boys, one holding a cricket bat, with a man holding a basket to centre with the wording 'The basket he open'd, the parcel was flown, George was silent, and scarcely could lift up his eyes, for the cake he had hid was his own'. Floral pattern around rim. 6" diameter. Minor loss to scene, minor firing mark to back, minor wear to plate edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 668:
Lot 668
'Lindfield'. Small 'Arcadian china' souvenir vase with cricket crest of Lindfield. 2.5" tall. Lustre to rim. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
Lot 669:
Lot 669
'Lindfield'. Small 'Arcadian china' souvenir ewer with cricket crest of Lindfield. 2.5" tall. Lustre to rim. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 670:
Lord's Cricket Ground- The Pavilion. Marylebone Cricket Club'. Three examples of the Sandland ware ceramic tankards with transfer printed images of the pavilion at Lord's, each with old father time to verso. Two are transfer printed in mono, one 5" tall, the other 4" tall plus a 5" tall tankard with colour transfer printed image. Gold lustre to rim and handle. G/VG. Sold with a 1950's style heavy cricket boot doorstop modelled in resin. Qty. 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 671:
Lot 671
Cricket figure. Large and realistic ceramic figure of a batsman wearing pads and gloves, holding bat to side in one hand and quartered cap in brown and cream in the other to hip stood on naturalistic plinth. Appears 1950's. The figure measures 18" tall. No makers mark. Minor wear otherwise in good condition. An impressive cricketing figure
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
Lot 672:
Lot 672 Lot 672 Lot 672
Staffordshire 4" waisted cricket mug with strap handle and beaded rim, with cream background and three raised figures of a batsman, bowler and wicket keeper, believed to be Lillywhite, Pilch and Box. c1870. Silver lustre floral decoration between figures. Some loss to lustre otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 673:
Lot 673
Cricket figures. A pair of German porcelain figures, the boy holding a cricket bat, wearing pads with a cap, the girl in three quarter length dress wearing a cap, she is holding a racket and shuttlecock. Each figure is decorated in blue, red and gold lustre. 9" tall. C 1890/1900. Very good condition. Previously sold at the Crump Collection 2006 as lot 336
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Lot 674:
Lot 674
Cricket figures. A pair of ceramic cricket figures, one a bisque batsman wearing pads and a cap holding a bat to side on naturalistic base, decorated in blue, yellow with gold lustre. 10" tall. The second, a batsman wearing pads and a cap holding a bat in the air wearing striped shirt and trousers on naturalistic base, decorated in blue with gold lustre. 8" tall. c1900. Replacement bat. Good condition. Previously sold at Vennett-Smith auctions of March 2011 and November 2013 respectively
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 675:
Lot 675 Lot 675
Australia 1968. Royal Worcester bone china plate produced by the factory to commemorate the Australian tour of England in 1968. The plate bears the reproduction printed signatures in gold of the Australia touring team visiting Worcester for the opening match of the tour. The plate measures approx 10.5" diameter with signatures in gold to centre with decorative gold edging to rim. To reverse is the Royal Worcester mark with title 'Australia Touring Side. England 1968'. Lacking original presentation box. Rare. Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
These commemorative plates were first produced and issued in 1938 and continued until 1973. Each plate was limited in number by the factory to about 50-60, one given to each member of the team and a few made available to specialist collectors
Lot 676:
Lot 676
Geoff Boycott. Royal Doulton china figure of Geoff Boycott. Boycott is depicted in batting mode wearing England cap with bat raised playing a stroke. Approximately 9.5" tall. Limited edition 11/8114. Produced in 1996. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Lot 677:
Lot 677
Sri Lanka v England 'First Test Match. 100 Years'. Rare commemorative plate by Lanka Porcelain produced to mark the first Test match between Sri Lanka and England, played at Colombo 17th-22nd February 1982. 8" diameter. Sold with a slightly larger plate commemorating Zimbabwe Cricket with emblems of the various teams to outer edge. The plate made by ['Norbet' of Zimbabwe. 10" diameter. Qty. 2. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
England won the inaugural Test match in Sri Lanka by seven wickets
Lot 678:
Lot 678
Cricket glassware. Selection including an original souvenir ashtray for the England v Australia 1953, 'Ashes Test Series' with colour image to centre of the lion and kangaroo, bats stumps and the Ashes urn. Title below. 3.5" diameter. Sold with a glass jar top kangaroo shaped bottle. 5" high. Plus a glass beaker produced for Alan Wharton's (Lancashire) Benefit in 1958 with printed titles and players' signatures in blue and red with gilt lustre to rim, a Leicestershire Cricketer's Tankard etc. Qty. 6
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 679:
Lot 679
Staffordshire replica cricket figures. A good selection including 'Caesar & Parr', 'Military Batsmen', 'W.G. Grace' (two different sizes), batsman & wicket-keeper etc. Odd faults, good. Qty. 6
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £12
Lot 680:
Lot 680
Cricket figures. Two early cricketing figures, bisque figure of an early bowler wearing a white cap, blue spotted shirt, white trousers, colourful sash, standing with a green blazer to one side and wickets and bat to the other. 8" tall, circa 1880's and the other a continental bisque 10" figure of a batsman, in blue cap, neck tie and sash, yellow and white shirt. '1397' marked to lower base at back. Good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 681:
Lot 681 Lot 681
Cricket figures. Selection of modern cricket figures, one an extremely large figure of a batsman in hooped cap leaning on his bat, 19" tall. Others include 'William Clarke. Founder of Trent Bridge 28th May 1838', 7" tall, a glazed pottery figure of batsman modelled full length in batting pose. Incised to base with signature 'R. Underwood', 7.5" tall, an Endurance Ltd cold-cast porcelain figure of Weekes in batting pose, a Kinsella style match holder etc. One figure with broken bat. Qty. 11
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 682:
Lot 682
Cricket figures. Pair of continental cricketing and tennis figures. The boy figure holding a cricket bat and the girl a tennis racket and ball. Both colourfully dress, both wearing hats. Both approximately 7" tall
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 683:
'Frank Worrell, West Indies'. Large Sandland Ware circular ashtray with transfer printed image of Worrell in batting pose to centre. Approx 8.5" diameter. Sold with a Sandland salt pot with similar image of Worrell to side. Plus a Sandland trinket/sweet tray with transfer printed image of Jack Hobbs in batting pose to centre
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 684:
'Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Champions 1964'. Jasperware 5" green/grey ceramic tankard produced to commemorate the Championship win. With raised figures of a bowler, batsman, fielders, the Cathedral and the County emblem in white. Sold with a small Royal Worcester trinket tray with similar title 'Champions 1964' with image of play at the County ground. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 685:
'Kinsella style' cricket match holders. Two 'Kinsella style' ceramic caricature match holders of the young boy as a batsman. Approximately 5" and 5.5" tall. Minor wear, good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 686:
Cricket ceramics and metalware. Selection including Doulton toby jugs of 'The Hampshire Cricketer' and W.G. Grace. Limited edition. Sold with a small early cricket plate, copper cricket plaque depicting a batsman, spelter figure of C.B. Fry as a batsman (repair to bat), a small pair of continental boy and girl cricketers, a cricket tin etc. Qty. 11. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 687:
W.G. Grace. Large oblong Sandland ashtray with transfer printed image of Grace in batting pose to centre. 9"x6". Sold with a square trinket box with lid, image of a cricket match being played to lid. Amberglade Potteries of Derbyshire. 4"x4"x2.5". Minor mark to the Grace ashtray otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 688:
Cricket ceramics. Varied selection of ceramics including a pair of cricket dog spill vase book ends, coloured in green and yellow, 'The Ashes Centenary Tankard 1882-1982. Franklin Porcelain 1982. 6.5" tall, small Teachers Whisky jug, featuring boy cricketers, pair of cricketing salt and pepper pots, Manor potteries china caricature toby jug of Grace in M.C.C. cap. Approx 6.5" tall, 'The Wicketkeeper', H.J. Wood ceramic toby jug, 'The Hope of his Side'. Kinsella 5.5" caricature spill vase of a young boy in batting pose (old repair to neck), another cricketing figure with wooden stumps mounted on small trinket tray after Kinsella's 'Cockney' boy cricketer, one stump missing, five treacle coloured cricket tankards (Holkham, Lord Nelson Potteries), 'A Century of Test Cricket' Melbourne Cricket Ground 1877-1977', two glass paperweights including 'Texaco Trophy England v Pakistan 1992', Staffordshire replica cricket figures(5), cricket mugs including Iden Pottery, Rye etc. Sold with two modern golfing ceramics and a golf paperweight. Qty. 38 . Some faults, generally good
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 689:
Lot 689 Lot 689
Staffordshire. Original Staffordshire 19th century pottery figure of a boy holding a cricket bat to side, wearing a white smock coat. Approx 6" tall. Good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Lot 690:
Lot 690
Royal Doulton toby jugs. Five Royal Doulton ceramic caricature cricket toby jugs of W.G. Grace wearing M.C.C. cap, Denis Compton, Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird and 'The Hampshire Cricketer'. Each limited edition and standing approx 4" to 4.25" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 691:
Lot 691
Royal Doulton toby jugs. Four Royal Doulton ceramic caricature cricket toby jugs of Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Freddie Trueman, and Ian Botham. Each limited edition and standing approx 4" to 4.25" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
Lot 692:
Lot 692 Lot 692
Cricket teapots. Three modern novelty cricket teapots. Various sizes, makers include Swinside (England), RFA (Chine) etc. Plus a ceramic model of a village cricket scene with pavilion, scoreboard and pub, 'The Cricketers' Arms' by Simon Wimblett, Danbury Mint. Qty. 4. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 693:
Lot 693
'Century of Centuries'. Collection of eleven limited edition china plates, each commemorating a player achieving a 'hundred hundreds' during his first class career. The plates by Royal Grafton and Coalport are Herbert Sutcliffe, Jack Hobbs, Denis Compton, Graham Gooch, Tom Graveney, John Edrich, Walter Hammond, Viv Richards, Les Ames, Len Hutton and Mike Denness. Three in original presentation boxes. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 694:
Lot 694
England v Australia 1977. Two Royal Stafford china plates. 'England 1977 Jubilee Test Series v Australia' with three lions emblem to centre and facsimile signatures of the England team to surround, and 'Australia 1977 Touring Cricket Team' with Australian emblem to centre and facsimile signatures of the Australian team to surround. Both in original presentation boxes. Sold with a selection of plates by Royal Worcester, Coalport, Wedgwood etc. for Centenary Test 1980, Centenary of Test Cricket at Old Trafford 1984, England v Australia, Headingley 1981 etc. Qty. 12. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 695:
Lot 695
Royal Doulton 'Bunnykins' tableware series. Excellent collection of eleven original pieces of tableware from the 1930's, four signed 'Barbara Vernon' including a plate, a cereal bowl, a dish, a child's dish with three partitions, an oval bowl, a circular bowl with raised sides, a cup, two mug (both different sizes), a two handled cup and a money box. Five pieces featuring the beach scene of rabbits playing cricket and the other six pieces showing various scenes including a rabbit carrying his cricket equipment, assisted by two mice. All of the pieces feature the running rabbit image to borders/rims and to base have the Bunnykins tableware backstamp, four of the pieces with printed date of 1936. Minor wear to the image on one of the plates, one minor chip to the circular bowl, hairline crack to the two handled cup otherwise no cracks, chips or faults noted. An interesting selection of the 'Bunnykins series'
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Introduced in 1934, Bunnykins tableware depicted Mr. and Mrs. Bunnykins and other rabbits dressed in human clothing, in colourful rural and small-town English scenes, transfer-printed on white china, many featuring the beach cricket scene. The chinaware line originated with artwork by Sister Mary Barbara Bailey (Barbara Vernon Bailey), the daughter of Cuthbert Bailey, general manager of Doulton during the 1930s. Unbeknownst to the public, Mary Barbara Bailey was not a professional illustrator, but a nun in the Augustinian Canonesses of the Lateran. Sister Mary Barbara provided illustrations to the designers of Doulton & Co. to be used on tableware. The earliest pieces, signed "Barbara Vernon" (Sister Mary Barbara Bailey), are quite rare and highly prized. Vernon died in March 2003
Lot 696:
Lot 696 Lot 696
Hedley Verity. Yorkshire & England, 1930-39. W. Ellis of Bramley commemorative mug for 'Hedley Verity, England's Famous Spin Bowler' with vignette of Verity in bowling pose. Verity's 'England and Australian Test Records' to verso, ten wickets v Warwickshire 1931 and ten wickets v Nottinghamshire 1932 'including the Hat Trick' and creating World Record figures of 19.4 overs, 16 maidens, 10 wickets for ten runs' . Stamps to base. Gilt lustre to rim and handle. Approx 4" high. Small chip rim otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 697:
Lot 697
Young England's sister'. Continental bisque figure of a young girl dressed in three-quarter dress holding a cricket bat on naturalistic base. Approx 9.5" tall. Minor hairline crack and some wear to base otherwise in good condition. Sold with a Victorian Staffordshire figure of a young child cricketer dressed in a green smock holding a cricket bat to side. Approximately 6" tall. '137' printed to base. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 698:
Brian Close Benefit Year 1961. Sandland one pint tankard produced to commemorate Close's Benefit Year, with vignette of the pavilion at Headingley and printed details. Gold lustre to rim and handle. 5". Very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 699:
'Century of Centuries'. Good selection of five limited edition china plates, each commemorating a player achieving a 'hundred hundreds' during his first class career. The plates by Coalport and Royal Grafton are Don Bradman, Jack Hobbs, Denis Compton, Les Ames and Geoff Boycott, in original presentation boxes. Sold with a Coalport china plate commemorating Geoff Boycott scoring a Century of Centuries for Yorkshire and a Wombwell 50th Anniversary plate (1991), both in original presentation boxes. Qty. 7. Sold with a small selection of cricket ties, three miniature bats with printed facsimile signatures, 'The Hampshire Cricketer' toby jug, wine glass, New Zealand first victory in England 1983 three framed cricket items, small quantity of cigarette cards etc. In two boxes
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 700:
Cricket ceramics and metalware. Good varied selection including two Staffordshire mugs (3"), both with odd chip and hairline cracks, commemorative plates including Championship winning plates (4), Spode china two handled loving tankard M.C.C. Bicentenary 1787-1987, four endurance figures of cricketers with some damage, loss of bat etc, signed balls, various souvenirs, modern Staffordshire figures etc. In three boxes. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 701:
Lot 701
Commemorative cricket glasses. Selection of four glasses, Ken Suttle Benefit Year 1966. Original Sussex C.C.C. half pint glass tankard produced to commemorate Suttle's Benefit year. With colour Sussex emblem in blue and yellow to centre of tankard and eleven signatures of the Sussex team beneath in black. 4.5". G. Sold with 'The Cricketers Tankard'. One pint and two half pint glass tankards with gold lustre to rim. With sixteen signatures of England players etched onto the glass. Signatures inc Bailey, Compton, Bedser, Statham etc. G. Qty. 4
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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