The Curator's Eye and The BADA Announce First Online Auction

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  • June 20, 2016

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Fine Famille Verte Rouleau Vase

The Curator's Eye (TCE) and The British Antique Dealers' Association (The BADA) have announced that their digitally based live auction will be held on July 14th,  the first of its kind.  By partnering together, The Curators Eye and The BADA have created a new model in a tradition-bound auction industry, enabling collectors to purchase from high end art dealers in an auction format.  Collectors will bid for top quality items with dealer assurances, and reduced cost of sale because of no buyers premiums. 

The TCE and The BADA auction will feature a variety of items across the art and antique industry with offerings from a fine selection of items including Asian antiques, carpets, clocks, fine art, furniture, illustration and modern works. See this link for the complete auction:,-2016&ID=262

18th Century Gold & Enamel French verge Pocketwatch

Highlights include:

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Fine Famille Verte Rouleau Vase (Est: £30,000/£50,000)

Kangxi period, circa 1700. A famille verte rouleau porcelain vase enameled with two large panels depicting scenes from literature. Placed within green key borders on a green ground with scrolling flower-heads and mythical beasts. The shoulder features a cell-diaper ground and has four panels depicting dragons, elephants, Buddhist lions and a phoenix. Condition is excellent.

Chinese Porcelain Blanc de Chine Jue, Tripod Libation Cup (Est: £2,000/ £2,500)

Ming/Qing dynasty, circa 1650. A Chinese porcelain blanc de Chine Jue tripod libation cup with single strap handle molded on the body with four panels of bamboo and lingzhi between relief flanges, all on three feet with mask terminals and beneath a molded key-fret band at the rim and covered in a cream glaze. Carved wood stand. Condition is perfect.

Chinese Ko-Sometsuke Export Porcelain Reverse Technique Underglaze Blue and White Octagonal Dish (Est: £1,800/£2,500)

Late Ming, Tianqi, circa 1620-1627. A Chinese ko-sometsuke export porcelain reverse technique underglaze. It is a blue and white octagonal dish with indented corners and everted rim, painted in the center with a fruiting prunus blossom and an insect. The sides feature ruyi-shaped clouds, and the underside has an apocryphal mark. Condition is perfect.

Famille Verte and Polychrome - Kangxi Period (Est: £1,500/£2,000)

Kangxi period, circa 1662-1722. A porcelain plate featuring a scene of the eight horses of Emperor Muwan.

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain (Est: £1,200/£1,800)

Circa 1625. A Chinese blue and white porcelain plate featuring a boy riding a bull to herd cattle into their pen.

An English Skeleton Timepiece In The Shape Of The Scott Memorial (1850)

A Chinese Robin's Egg Glaze Water Pot of Beehive Form with Aubergine Hydra in High Relief to the Shoulders (Est: £300/£400)

This is a 19th-century Chinese water pot of beehive form with a robin's egg glaze with aubergine hydra in high relief to the shoulders. Condition is excellent.

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A Very Finely Woven Late 19th Century "Haji Jalili" Persian Carpet (Est:  £25,000/£35,000)

Circa 1875-1900. This hand-knotted woolen pile Persian carpet is 419 centimeters by 339 centimeters in size. Condition is excellent.

A Mid-19th-Century English Needlework Carpet (Est: £5,000/£7,000)

Circa 1825 to 1875. This English needlework carpet features hand-worked stitches on canvas and measures 335 centimeters by 272 centimeters in size. Condition is excellent.

A Late 19th-Century French Aubusson Miniature Tapestry (Est: £1,500/£2,500)

Circa 1875 to 1900. This French Aubusson Tapestry is flat woven in wool and measures 89 centimeters by 85 centimeters in size. Condition is excellent.

An Early 20th-Century Persian Benlian Tabriz Carpet (Est: £6,000/£8,000)

Circa 1900 to 1920. This Persian Tabriz Carpet has a hand-knotted woolen pile and measures 348 centimeters by 257 centimeters in size. Condition is excellent.

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Richard Potter North - Set of 3 Family Portraits, Framed (Est: £12,000/£15,000)

Circa 1855. Oil on canvas family portraits, each 29.5 x 23 in. This set includes: a portrait of a mother with her infant in the drawing room; a portrait of the father leaning on a gate; and a portrait of the son, standing in a river landscape, this portrait is signed "R. P. North."

Edith Hume - Watching For the Return of the Ships on the Beach at Katwijk (Est: £10,000/£15,000)

Circa 1860-1900. Oil on canvas. This painting features two young mothers with their children on a beach. Signed "E. Hume."

Philippe Rousseau - Still Life with Peaches and Mixed Flowers (Est: £8,000/£10,000)

Circa 1880. Oil on canvas, 29 x 39 in. This painting features peaches and flowers on a marble side table and captures everyday life with the intense color Rousseau is known for.

Father Time Heals Grief (Est: £6,000/£8,000)

Circa 1760. Oil on canvas in original frame, 42-in tondo. 18th Century English School. This painting features a winged Father Time holding a scythe in one hand and reaching to help Grief to her feet. Artist unknown.

Bertram Priestman - Wharfdale River Landscape, Framed (Est: £3,200/£4,500)

Circa 1916. Oil on canvas, 16.25 x 24 in, 41 x 61 cm. Priestman captures the river in early summer. Signed and dated "B. Priestman 16."

19th Century Bronze Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius (Est: £12,000/£14,000)

Circa 1820. Height with base 58 cm. An early 19th-century bronze sculpture of Marcus Aurelius on carved white marble plinth.

Furniture and Decorative Arts,-2016&ID=272

Walnut and Thuya Display Sideboard by Gillows of Lancaster (Est: £10,000/£15,000)

Circa 1877. Bruce Talbert designed. This sideboard boasts intricate inlaid details and carving, including a spindle gallery along the base. Made by B. Braithwaite. Near perfect condition.

Satinwood Chest of Drawers (Est: £10,000/£15,000)

Circa 1785. A late 18th-century serpentine-fronted commode chest of drawers. It features a veneered top and large central oval with tulipwood banding, and four graduated drawers.

Satinwood Cylinder Bureau (Est: £10,000/£15,000)

Circa 1785. Attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. With a tambour shutter above, the bureau features a pullout writing surface with central rising book-rest. Below are two drawers fitted with original brass handles. Inlaid with purpleheart crossbanding and boxwood stringing. Remarkable condition.

A Fine Quality English Carriage Clock by S.Wilde (Est: £14,500/£20,000)

An English carriage clock by S. Wilde from 1850. This clock features a gilded chapter ring and bezel. The dial features scroll engraving and floral work. The backplate is signed S. Wilde, 8 Barford Street, Islington, No 1862. Height with/without the handle. 9.7 inches by 7.5 inches. Condition is excellent.

A Mahogany Cased English Regulator Signed For The Retailer Morrison, London with a Superb Quality Movement by John Leyland (Est: £7,500/£10,000)

A mahogany longcase regulator from 1840. The backboard of the clock features a floral engraved beat plaque across the width of the trunk. The 13-inch silvered regulator style dial is signed 'Morrison, London.' It is punch-marked and numbered for John Leyland 'JL969' on the front plate.

Weeks Museum, Coventry Street, London. A Fine Biscuit Porcelain And Ormolu Mounted Figural Mantel Timepiece (Est: £8,000/£10,000)

A sculpted biscuit porcelain mantel timepiece from 1825. Attributed to Nast Freres of Paris, the case depicts 'Time and Love' with Chronos and a Putti mounted in a boat. The stepped white marble base is mounted with an ormolu band. The enamel dial is signed for Weeks Museum, Coventry Street. The hands are of blued steel and Breguet style. Condition is excellent.

Bamboo Carriage Clock (Est: £4,250/£6,000)

Circa 1890. This clock features a case in the form of bamboo, and the dial features gilt work. Included is a carrying case, in good condition but minus its carrying strap. Very good condition.

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Arts & Crafts Copper Mirror (Est: £1,500/£2,000)

Circa 1900. 27.17 in x 40.16 in. The hammered copper frame is rectangular with an arched top. The mirror is original and in the style of the Newlyn School. Very good condition.

Arts & Crafts Brass and Stained Glass Lantern (Est: £1,500/£1,600)

Circa 1900. 47.24 in x 11.42 in diameter. This English Arts and Crafts lantern features blue, clear, and amber-colored stained glass. Very good condition.

Rare Desk by Heals of London (Est: £3,500/£4,000)

Circa 1920. A desk veneered with lacewood in diagonal parquetry. This piece boasts the original leather inset top and ebonized octagonal pulls. "466" is impressed in the back. Very good condition.

Oak Side Cabinet by Heals of London (Est: £3,500/£4,000)

Circa 1930. This trestle side cabinet has two central faceted drawers with cupboards on either side. It includes an ivorine plaque. Very good condition.

Nest of Three Walnut Tables by Edward Barnsley (Est: £1,600/£1,800)

Circa 1949. Nesting tables, each with a rectangular top with diagonally chamfered edges. By Edward Barnsley.

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi - Bronze Study of Newton (after Blake) (Est: £13,000/ £15,000)

Cast in 1988. Bronze with dark brown patina, signed. This stands on a small metal base. Paolozzi produced many studies of the figure of Newton, based on a print by William Blake.

David Wynne - Bronze, Christ on the Ass (Est: £5,500/£6,500)

Cast in 1954. Bronze with green patina. Height 15.75 in (excluding marble base). A maquette for The Entry into Jerusalem of 1954. Christ rides on the ass, his arms by his side. Signed on the base, "David Wynne 6/6."

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the trade association for the leading antique dealers in Britain. Since its foundation in 1918, The BADA has set the standard for trading in the antique business. Its main aim is to establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling.

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