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Absentee bids accepted until Wednesday, 18 October 2023

Auction date Wednesday, 18 October 2023 10:30 - 17:30 BST

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Wednesday 18th October at 10.30am

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Lots 1 – 56   |   Legacies from the Napoleonic Age

Lots 57 – 144   |   Ceramics and Glass

Lots 145 – 250   |   Pictures and Works of Art

Lots 251 – 257    |   Clocks

Lots 258 – 273    |   Rugs and Carpets

Lots 274 – 307   |   Furniture

Lots 308 – 331   |   Books and Maps

Lots 332 – 362   |  Dorset


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Head of Sale:

Garry Batt & William Batt

ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: ‘ADMIRAL NELSON’S GLORIOUS VICTORY’
Lot 1 Sold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: ‘ADMIRAL NELSON’S GLORIOUS VICTORY’
hand coloured engraving, writing sheet celebrating The Battle of the Nile (1798), 48cm x 37.5cm

Provenance: Purchased from Stephen Rench, bookseller, April 2014.
Hammer price: £550
Estimate: £100 - £200
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY CARD CASE
Lot 2 Sold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY CARD CASE
inscribed: ‘FROM A PART OF H.M.S. VICTORY, When she bore Lord Nelson’s Flag at the battle of TRAFALGAR, 1805. Manufactured by E & E Emanuel Portsmouth’, 11cm high x 7cm wide

Provenance: Purchased from a dealer 2011.

Note: E & E Emanuel were noted manufacturers and retailers of clocks, swords, telescopes, maritime instruments and silverware, they were granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria.
Hammer price: £180
Estimate: £200 - £400
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: 'ADMIRAL LORD NELSON AND THE VICTORY OF THE NILE 1799'
Lot 3 Unsold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: 'ADMIRAL LORD NELSON AND THE VICTORY OF THE NILE 1799'
an engraved and hand coloured broadside, published London 1799, 43.5cm x 17.5cm

Provenance: Purchased from Preston Antiques Centre, 2013.
Estimate: £200 - £400
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: 'ADMIRAL LORD NELSON AND THE VICTORY OF THE NILE 1799'
Lot 4 Unsold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: 'ADMIRAL LORD NELSON AND THE VICTORY OF THE NILE 1799'
engraved broadside, published London 1799, 45.5cm x 28.5cm

Provenance: Purchased from Steve Liddle, antiquarian bookseller, 2013.
Estimate: £200 - £400
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Lot 5 Sold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
including The Lancaster Gazette, dated November 16th 1805, announcing the death of Nelson and the Victory at Trafalgar; and The Times Newspaper, November 7th 1805, similarly announcing Nelson’s death and the Trafalgar Victory; together with another copy requiring repair (3)

Provenance: Both purchased 2011.
Hammer price: £90
Estimate: £40 - £60
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: FRAGMENTS OF A FRENCH TRICOLORE ENSIGN
Lot 6 Unsold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: FRAGMENTS OF A FRENCH TRICOLORE ENSIGN
a label to the mounting inscribed:       “Extract from History of Norwich, Ensign of the French…
Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: ‘DEATH OF TOM ALLEN’
Lot 7 Sold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: ‘DEATH OF TOM ALLEN’
a rare broadside offprint memorial to Tom Allen, Nelson’s faithful servant, comprising “Extracts from the Norwich Papers, December 1st and 8th, 1838.’’, published by John Stacy, three pages of 25cm x 20cm

Provenance: Purchased from Larry Illott, Kent bookseller, 12th March 2016.
Note: Tom Allen was Nelson’s “man-servant’’ who was also born at Burnham Thorpe. He died at…
Hammer price: £70
Estimate: £80 - £150
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: 'NELSON' SHEET MUSIC
Lot 8 Unsold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: 'NELSON' SHEET MUSIC
composed by Braham and arranged by Brinley Richards, published by Joseph Williams, London, 1890, 32cm x 23cm; together with an act of parliament ‘to grant a certain annuity to Lady Viscountess Nelson in consideration of the eminent services performed by the late Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson’, London, 1806, single sheet, 29cm x 18cm (2)
Estimate: £40 - £60
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: A COMMEMORATIVE COPPER VESTA CASE
Lot 9 Sold
ADMIRAL LORD NELSON INTEREST: A COMMEMORATIVE COPPER VESTA CASE
5cm high; and a commemorative medal, dated 1897, both apparently made from copper salvaged from the wrecked HMS Foudroyant, Nelson’s flagship, wrecked in 1897 off Blackpool (2)

Provenance: Purchased from The Hayhurst Collection in 2016.
Hammer price: £40
Estimate: £50 - £100
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
COMMANDER JAMES SPRATT (1771-1853) An autographed letter recounting his famous exploits
Lot 10 Unsold
COMMANDER JAMES SPRATT (1771-1853) An autographed letter recounting his famous exploits
when he single-handedly boarded the French “L’ Aigle”, cutlass between his teeth, on two sheets of bifold paper, the last three pages blank

Provenance: Purchased from T & W Auctions, Tunbridge Wells, November 2014. Included in several items from the papers of John Wilson Croker.
"Jack" Spratt writes: 'Woodway CottageTeignmouth Devon27th Dec 1851  Dear Sir,I have much pleasure…
Estimate: £500 - £1,000
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ENGLISH SCHOOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY A portrait of John Alexander Phillips
Lot 11 Unsold
ENGLISH SCHOOL, LATE 18TH CENTURY A portrait of John Alexander Phillips
oil on board, inscribed to verso ‘General Phillips (as a boy)’, 24.5cm x 19.5cm

Provenance: Purchased from Clevedon Salerooms Fine Arts Sale, 20th November 2014, Lot 146.

Note: John Alexander Phillips was born at Plymouth Dock in 1790, son of Alexander, a Naval Master, and Ann. He was Midshipman on the HMS Bellisle at Trafalgar aged 15. He transferred to the Royal Marines in 1806, was commissioned as a 2nd Lt on the 26th of August 1806, and rose to rank of Lieut-General. Died 17th November 1865, aged 75.
Estimate: £200 - £400
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
TRAFALGAR INTEREST: A ‘VICTORY OFF TRAFALGAR’ COMMEMORATIVE CARD
Lot 12 Sold
TRAFALGAR INTEREST: A ‘VICTORY OFF TRAFALGAR’ COMMEMORATIVE CARD
decorated with a stylised representation of Nelson’s famous signal, a manuscript presentation to the reverse: 'to the Naval Committee at the Trafalgar Hotel, Norwich, by Mr. P. Scott, October 21st 1842', 19cm x 23cm; together with an early 19th century pencil sketch of HMS Bellerphon, on card, depicted astern of HMS Vanguard, 17cm x 21.5cm (2)

Provenance: The card was purchased from Richard M. Ford Ltd, Antiquarian bookseller, December 2014. The sketch from The Hayhurst Collection, 27th June 2016.
Note: HMS Bellerphon was at the Battle of the Nile and Trafalgar. Napoleon surrendered on board her…
Hammer price: £40
Estimate: £40 - £60
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
SIR EDWARD CODRINGTON (1770-1851) A letter to J. W. Croker at the Admiralty
Lot 13 Sold
SIR EDWARD CODRINGTON (1770-1851) A letter to J. W. Croker at the Admiralty
in which it mentions ‘the boy’s head has caught ringworm and so is not fit’, this likely refers to his son Henry Codrington (1808-1877) who also became an admiral, 18.5cm x 11cm; together with an unrelated signed free front envelope, dated 1837, 8.5cm x 13cm (2)

Provenance: Purchased from T & W auctions, Tunbridge Wells, November 2014.
Hammer price: £70
Estimate: £80 - £150
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL JAMES HANWAY PLUMRIDGE (1788-1863) A letter to Edward Gifford
Lot 14 Sold
ADMIRAL JAMES HANWAY PLUMRIDGE (1788-1863) A letter to Edward Gifford
the author of Deeds of Naval Daring, congratulating him on his brother’s CB, and asking him about the Egypt Medal, to which he was entitled, three sides of 18.5cm x 11.5cm

Provenance: Purchased from T & W Auctions, Tunbridge Wells, November 2014.

Note: Admiral James Hanway Plumridge served at Trafalgar as a Lieutenant on HMS Defence.
Hammer price: £90
Estimate: £80 - £150
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY 'HMS Victory'
Lot 15 Unsold
ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY 'HMS Victory'
chromolithograph, depicting the ship moored at Portsmouth, 30cm x 45.5cm; together with ‘Battle of Trafalgar- Oct. 21st 1805’, coloured aquatint, plate III from J. Jenkins ‘Naval Achievements’, published 1817, 17cm x 26cm (2)

Provenance: ‘HMS Victory’ was purchased from Steven Rench, bookseller, 11th July 2015.
Estimate: £100 - £200
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ADMIRAL SIR ELIAB HARVEY (1758-1830) A signed letter
Lot 16 Sold
ADMIRAL SIR ELIAB HARVEY (1758-1830) A signed letter
dated November 9th 1815, in which he disclaims the responsibility of his wife from a debt, 23cm x 18cm

Provenance: Purchased from JG Autographs, USA, October 2014.

Note: Admiral Sir Eliab Harvey was captain of HMS Temeraire at Trafalgar.
Hammer price: £140
Estimate: £150 - £250
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ENGLISH SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY The Battle of Trafalgar
Lot 17 Sold
ENGLISH SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY The Battle of Trafalgar
depicting HMS Victory breaking through the line and engaging with the Bucentaure, indistinctly signed lower right, watercolour on paper, 60.5cm x 95cm

Provenance: Thomas Roddick & Metcalf Auctioneers, Carlisle, July 2014.
Hammer price: £480
Estimate: £400 - £800
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
VICE ADMIRAL SIR THOMAS MASTERMAN HARDY (1769-1839) An autographed letter to Elizabeth Norgrove
Lot 18 Unsold
VICE ADMIRAL SIR THOMAS MASTERMAN HARDY (1769-1839) An autographed letter to Elizabeth Norgrove
sent from on board the HMS Victory, 25th December 1805, Elizabeth Norgrove was mother of James Norgrove, a marine killed at the Battle of Trafalgar, mounted, 22cm x 18cm
The letter states: ''These are to certify that James Norgrove served as a Private Marine on board…
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
VICE ADMIRAL SIR THOMAS FRANCIS FREEMANTLE (1765-1819) A signed letter
Lot 19 Unsold
VICE ADMIRAL SIR THOMAS FRANCIS FREEMANTLE (1765-1819) A signed letter
dated 1813 and sent from HMS Milford during the Siege of Trieste, two sides 23cm x 18.5cm
The letter discusses various matters including reference to the eldest son (Charles) of the late …
Estimate: £200 - £400
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
SIR GEORGE GREY, 1ST BARONET 'The Memorial of Captain George Grey, Royal Navy'
Lot 20 Sold
SIR GEORGE GREY, 1ST BARONET 'The Memorial of Captain George Grey, Royal Navy'
addressed to the Duke of Portland, a former and future Prime Minister of Britain, dated August 1790, outlining his naval services, including capture of the French in the West Indies, serving as captain of St Vincent at The Boyne and at Cadiz, and further asking to be appointed as Naval Officer of Martinico, 33cm x 21cm

Provenance: Acquired 2011.
Note: Captain George Grey was Admiral John Jervis’s 2nd Flag-Captain in HMS Victory at the Battle…
Hammer price: £80
Estimate: £100 - £200
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
ENGLISH SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY A portrait of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Durham (1763-1845)
Lot 21 Unsold
ENGLISH SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY A portrait of Admiral Sir Philip Charles Durham (1763-1845)
watercolour on paper, depicted as a young man in naval undress uniform, inscribed verso ‘Admiral Sir Philip Durham Left by Lady Erskine’, 12cm x 9.5cm

Provenance: Purchased from a dealer in 2013.
Further reading: Hilary I. Rubenstein, Sir Philip Durham in Miniature, The Kedge Anchor Magazine,…
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
VICE ADMIRAL SIR RICHARD KING, 2ND BARONET KCB (1774-1834) A signed order
Lot 22 Unsold
VICE ADMIRAL SIR RICHARD KING, 2ND BARONET KCB (1774-1834) A signed order
to Captain F. E. Lock, Commander of HMS Eden, dated 6th October 1818, on headed notepaper, instructing Captain Lock to place himself and his ship under Admiral King’s command, 24cm x 20cm

Provenance: Purchased from Marine & Cannon Books, Hoylake, 1st June 2015.

Note: Admiral Sir Richard King was the Captain of HMS Achilles at Trafalgar and fought there with distinction.
Estimate: £100 - £200
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR INTEREST: A WILLIAM IV 18CT GOLD AND BLACK ENAMEL MOURNING RING
Lot 23 Sold
THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR INTEREST: A WILLIAM IV 18CT GOLD AND BLACK ENAMEL MOURNING RING
the enamel band inscribed ‘Vice Admiral Sir Richard King Bart KCB’, inscribed internally ‘Ob 5th August 1834 at 62’, hallmarked London, 1834, size N, approx 6g

Provenance: Purchased from Bespoke Auctions, 3rd June 2015. Previously from a descendant of Sir Richard King.
Note: Vice Admiral King (1774-1834) died in office on 5th August 1834 from cholera. He was one of…
Hammer price: £700
Estimate: £700 - £1,000
18 October 2023
18 October 2023
THE NAVAL CHRONICLE, IN EIGHT VOLUMES, CONTAINING THE SIGNATURE OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON (1758-1805)
Lot 24 Unsold
THE NAVAL CHRONICLE, IN EIGHT VOLUMES, CONTAINING THE SIGNATURE OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON (1758-1805)
comprising Volumes I and II (1799); Volumes III and IV (1800); Volumes V and VI (1801); and Volumes VII and VIII (1802), being the first four years of The Naval Chronicle, which ran from 1799-1818 (8)
Provenance: Purchased from Major W. G. Hills of Okehampton on 12th August 2015. He in turn had…
Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000
18 October 2023
18 October 2023

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