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  • LOT NUMBER 1

    Two 19th Century Coquilla Nut Containers. An early 19th century elongated egg shaped flask pierced and intricately carved with flowers & foliage between finely reeded bands and having a pierced bun finials to the centre and screw-off conical end, 3½'' (9 cm) in length. And a carved figural snuff box modelled as two scantily clad nymphs and a bearded bacchanal sat on a leafy mound around a tree-stump; the hollowed trunk with an opening to the top (lacking stopper), the base with a rectangular aperture (lacking lid) 3'' (7.5 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £200 - £400

  • LOT NUMBER 2

    A Fine 18th Century Treen Snuff Box, possibly yew. The lid elaborately carved with Arma Christi (''Weapons of Christ''), or the Instruments of the Passion, with Christ crucified to the centre flanked by the sun & moon, the penitent thief Dismas and wicked thief Gestas amidst implements; ladder, sponge on reed, hammer, pincers, spear, along with a cock, chalice and jug. The hinged, slightly domed lid carved with heart motifs above later gouge carved date 1427 and incised depiction of a pilgrim to the base, 1½'' (4 cm) high, 4'' x 3'' (10 cm x 7.5 cm).

    Estimated sale price: £150 - £300

  • LOT NUMBER 3

    A Late 18th/Early 19th Century Coquilla Nut Container, possibly Sicilian. The two part body pierced and intricately carved with a mass of scrolling leaves, screwing together in the centre edged with gadrooned moulding and standing on a pedestal foot with a small screw-off finial cap to the top, 6'' (15 cm) high.

    Estimated sale price: £200 - £300

  • LOT NUMBER 4

    An Early 19th Century Coquilla Nut Ship Snuff Box (A/F). The deck with lift off lid relief carved with centurion warriors above two tiers of gun ports and an ornamental band of sea shells to the underside. The figure head carved in the form of a bearded king, 6'' (15 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £200 - £300

  • LOT NUMBER 5

    An 18th Century Coquilla Nut Case of long oblong form with pointed ends, composed of two halves. The cushion lid pierced and elaborately carved in intricate detail with a mass of scrolling vines bearing clusters of fruit centred by a reeded mount, opening to reveal a mirrored interior. The base carved with biblical allegories, 4½'' (12 cm) in length. Also a 19th Century Coquilla nut egg shaped etui case pierced and embellished with small turned roundels 2¼'' (5.5 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £150 - £300

  • LOT NUMBER 6

    A Fine Quality Early 19th Rosewood Knitting Stick. The spindle turned shaft incorporating reel turning, ringed & reeded knops with a wrythen-fluted baluster section incised with fine ribbing, a reeded haft final to one end and graduated ball finial to the other, 8'' (20 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £80 - £160

  • LOT NUMBER 7

    A Fine & Unusual 19th Century Carved Rosewood Knitting Sheath. The square needle holder ornamented with a carved patera above swept and tapering body with ribbed bands to the sides and an undulating trail of foliage carved to the front, 7 in (18 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £60 - £80

  • LOT NUMBER 8

    A Fine Georgian Mahogany Child's Knitting Sheath with chip carved decoration and inlaid bone lozenge, incised initialed E×R, a small carved heart and scroll end, 5½ in (14 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £80 - £120

  • LOT NUMBER 9

    A Fine 19th Century Mahogany Knitting Sheath with brass inlay and bone inlay. The curved rectangular section stem with upswept end dotted with bone & ebony 'piqué' work and inset with a brass heart and diamonds, along with sheet brass lining to the L-shaped notch and a plate surrounding a needle hole, 6 in (15 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £60 - £80

  • LOT NUMBER 10

    A 19th Century Chip Carved Treen Knitting Sheath with Chain and Hook (A/F) similar to the work of Timothy Tarn of Teesdale. The needle holder located in an octagonal post carved with stylised leaves and geometric diaper-work above a wrythen fluted screw thread section. The chain carved from a single piece (broken) with a swivel link to the centre and a square twin-hooked pendant to the end, 14 in (35.5 cm) in length.

    Estimated sale price: £100 - £200



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