Cricket Ceramics & Metalware

Lot 498:
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William Gilbert Grace. 'Century of Centuries'. Original blue, white and gilt porcelain plate produced to commemorate W.G. Grace's Century of Centuries. The plate decorated in blue and gilt with the central reserve with Grace's signature and the date '1895' below with years and detail of each individual century and who scored against radiating out from the centre. With semi-gadrooned rim and gold line decoration to edge. Approximately 9" diameter. To verso, is a seating plan of the eighteen diners at the Dinner, makers marks for Coalport, England and pattern number X1763. The plate was commissioned by Grace from the Coalport China Company and manufactured for S.J. Kepple & Son of Bristol for a private dinner given by seventeen members of the Century Club at the St. Stephen' s Restaurant on January 22, 1895. Each guest was presented with a plate by Grace, and eighteen plates were produced, this plate being presented to Gilbert Court Branch who sat next to Grace at the Dinner. The plate has recently been professionally restored due to a hairline break to the plate in May 2017 when being removed from the frame it was originally displayed in, probably caused by slight pressure on the plate whilst in the frame. There are photographs of the plate originally mounted in the frame, after the breakage and the restored plate available to view. A very rare plate, rarely seen
Estimate: £12000/18000
Hammer price: £10000
W.G. Grace completed his one hundredth century by making his highest first class score of 288 v Somerset in the game in the match, Somersetshire v Gloucestershire, played at the Ashley Down Ground, Gloucester on Friday May 17th 1895.

A short resume of Gilbert Court Branch and the plate's history is provided by the vendors of the plate who reside in Canada- 'Although we know the journey of the plate over the last century we do not know a great deal of history about the original owner, our great grandfather Gilbert Court Branch and his connection to W.G. Grace. Gilbert Court Branch lived in Norton Hauteville, Pensford in Somerset and was a cattle dealer and farmer. We believe he knew W.G. Grace through their joint love of beagling. Both Branch and Grace were members of the Clifton Foot Beagles. We also believe that he was a member of the Bristol Century Club.

The plates journey began when it was specially commissioned by S. J. Kepple and Son for a private dinner party at the St. Stephen' s Restaurant on January 22nd, 1896 in honour of W.G.' s 100th century. The back of the plate depicts the seating arrangement with Gilbert Court sitting beside W.G. along with the other guests. The dinner was arranged by W. Methven Brownlee for all 18 guests.

Gilbert Court Branch died on December 19, 1912 at which time the plate was willed to our grandfather Harold Samuel Branch. He lived in the South Gloucestershire area for most of his life where the plate was proudly displayed in a frame in his residence until his death in 1967. After his death the plate along with other articles were shipped to Canada by our father Gilbert Peter Branch. He immigrated to Canada in the early 1950' s where he married our mother and lived in southern Ontario. As children we all remember the plate being displayed in the living rooms of our homes but had little knowledge of the significance other than it was a cricket plate that belonged to our great grandfather. In 2016 we started to appraise a number of household items that belonged to our parents at which time we discovered the importance of the plate. Being Canadian we have no understanding of the game of cricket and felt it was important to return it to the birthplace of the sport where it can be appreciation for it's rarity and significance.

'Irving Rosenwater, in 1975, wrote that ten [plates] were still in existence, and the appearance of one on the open market, it was believed for the first time, caused a flutter of excitement at Christie's Auctioneers in June 1989'. It sold for £4200 as lot 222. The Wisden Book of Cricket Memorabilia. Marcus Williams & Gordon Phillips 1990
Lot 499:
Lot 499
'The Brownies (Cricket)'. Large ceramic bowl with decorated with of images of 'Brownies' playing cricket to inside. Images of batsmen, fielders, umpires, crowd in a small marquee', thirteen images in total. Green rim, the base with printed factory stamps. Grimwade of Stoke-On-Trent and information on the Brownies. 'Brownies are imaginary little sprites, who delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. They work and sport while weary households sleep, and never are seen by mortal eyes'. The Brownies were characters in children's books before the first world war, popular in the USA. Approximately 12" long by 9.5" wide and 2.5" deep. Minor chip to underside of rim. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 500:
Lot 500
Village cricket mug. Very large Staffordshire 19th century mug, transfer printed in black with two scenes of village cricket, with church and tents to background, floral and oak leaf rim decoration and crossed cricket bats, balls and stumps decoration to handle. Hand coloured in green, burgundy, yellow and blue. Approx 5" tall and rim 5" diameter. c1850's/60's. Minor wear to the rim, small chip to base, odd further minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition for its age. Unusual to see this design of mug in this size
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £220
Lot 501:
Lot 501
Village cricket bowl. Staffordshire 19th century bowl, transfer printed in sepia with two scenes of village cricket, with church and tents to background, to sides, floral and oak leaf rim decoration. Hand coloured in green, burgundy, yellow and blue. Approx 5.5" diameter and 3.75" tall. c1850/60. Chip to rim odd further minor faults otherwise in good condition for its age. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 502:
Lot 502
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. Decorative white small side plate with colour transfer printed vignette of Barnes in batting pose next to the wicket to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' below. Above the centre image of Barnes is a printed shield 'Brilliant bowling by Barnes-obtained six wickets for 24 runs. The English team in Australia 1908' . 6" diameter with gold lustre to rim. Minor wear to the image of Barnes and surface of plate otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
The plates were produced to commemorate Barnes taking six wickets for 24 runs for England v Australia in Australia 1908' .
Lot 503:
Lot 503
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. An 7.25" side plate with colour transfer printed vignette of Barnes in bowling pose next to the wicket to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' . Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 504:
Lot 504
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. Commemorative Staffordshire transfer printed ribbed mug with vignette of Barnes, wearing cap, in batting pose to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' to reverse a shield with 'Brilliant bowling by Barnes-obtained six wickets for 24 runs. The English team in Australia 1908' . Slight wear to image of Barnes otherwise in good condition. Approx 4.5" high. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 505:
Lot 505
Sydney Francis Barnes, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, England & Wales 1894-1930. Decorative green plate with colour transfer printed vignette of Barnes in bowling pose next to the wicket to centre, with inscription 'Syd. F. Barnes-Famous International Bowler' . To verso, a printed shield 'Brilliant bowling by Barnes-obtained six wickets for 24 runs. The English team in Australia 1908' . 8" diameter. Minor wear to image of Barnes and surface of plate otherwise in good condition. Unusual
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
Lot 506:
Lot 506
Alphabet 'Cricket' plate. Mid 19th Century earthenware circular 'Alphabet' child's plate with cricket scene to centre and 'Cricket', transfer printed in colour within the letters of the alphabet to rim. Approximately 5.5" diameter. 'Meakin' impressed to base. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
Lot 507:
Lot 507
'Cricket'. Victorian Staffordshire cricket mug with strap handle, printed in green with image of an early game of cricket with seven players, two umpires, tents and woods to background. c1880. 2.5" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £240
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'Cricket'. Three Victorian Staffordshire cricket mugs with strap handle, one printed in black with image of an early game of cricket with seven players, two umpires, tents and woods to background. Hairline crack and heavy restoration. Another printed in black with image of four children playing cricket with woodland and church spire to background. Wear to transfer print and hairline crack running through the mug and another entitled 'Cricket' with transfer print in black of a cricket match in progress, hand coloured in blue, yellow and green.Two chips to rim and chipping to base. Each 2.5" tall and all three c1880. Qty 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Lot 509:
Lot 509
Cricket jug. Early Staffordshire blue cream/milk cricket jug with strap handle, Transfer printed with two village cricket scenes to sides in light blue, floral and oak leaf rim decoration to inner and outer rim of jug. c1870/80. 4" tall. Large chip to foot of jug, minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £220
Lot 510:
Lot 510
William Gilbert Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1865-1908. A stoneware circular match holder with transfer printed full length image of Grace in batting pose. Produced by Kepple of Bristol. Approx 2.5" high and 3" diameter. Registration number R319664 for 1898 and painted mark M615 to base. Very minor wear otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £190
Lot 511:
Lot 511
Cricket vase. An unusual early green glass vase with large image of a boy wearing boater and holding to his side a cricket bat. The vase stands 9.5" tall and the painted image approximately 5.5" tall. Maker not known, the vendor suggests 'Bristol Glass'...?. The vase very light. Not previously seen by the auctioneer. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
Lot 512:
Lot 512
Ian Terence Botham. Somerset, Worcestershire, Queensland, Durham and England 1974-1993. 'Arlott's Immortals'. Excellent porcelain hand decorated action figure of Botham in batting pose in mahogany plinth, sculptured and produced in Alderney in 1982 by Count Andre D' Aquino, based upon the selected cricketers of John Arlott. The figure stands high 11" and is marked to base 'No.85 D' Aquino'. Sold with a 'Limited Edition Guarantee certifying that the figure is number 85 of a limited edition of 100 single copies. Very good condition. Rare, not previously sold by the auctioneers
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £150
There were fifteen completed cricketers represented before the hurricane of 1987 destroyed the Count' s studio in Alderney never to be rebuilt
Lot 513:
England v Australia 'Coronation' Test Series 1953. Official half pint glass tankard with colour emblem of the Ashes urn, bat, stumps and ball on a green shield, supported by a lion and kangaroo either side. Title scroll below,' Test Series. England- Australia 1953'. Lustre to rim. 4" tall. Wear to lustre, otherwise in good condition. Also a half pint glass tankard issued for Ken Suttle's benefit, 1972, with Sussex emblem and printed signatures of eleven Sussex players including Suttle, Dexter, Parks, Oakham, Langridge, Buss, Snow etc. 4.5" tall. Sold with 'The Ashes Tankard' issued by Franklin Porcelain to celebrate the centenary of the Ashes, 1882-1992. 6.5" tall, and one other small glass 'The Cricketers Tankard'. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 514 No lot
Lot 515:
Arthur Wood 'Sporting Series' cricketing mug, with colour cricket vignettes to sides of a match in progress with trees and scoreboard to background and a bowler verso. Gold lustre to handle, base and lip, beaded waist. 5" tall. Very good condition. Sold with 'W.G. Grace'. Royal Doulton ceramic caricature toby jug of 'The Champion' W.G. Grace 1989. 4" tall. Limited edition no 2678/9500. VG. Qty 2 - cricket
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 516:
Worcestershire County Cricket Club 'Champions 1964' . Jasperware 5" green/grey ceramic tankard produced to commemorate the Championship win 1964. With raised figures of a bowler, batsman, fielders, the Cathedral and the County emblem in white. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 517:
W.G. Grace. Coalport china plate commemorating W.G. Grace scoring a 'Century of Centuries' . Limited edition of 750 plates, this being no. 24, with facsimilie signature of Grace to reverse. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 518:
Cricket bag. Small crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Luton'. Arcadian ware. Approx 3" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 519:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Edinburgh'. Atlas Heraldic China. Approx 4.5" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 520:
Cricket bag. Large crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Chester'. British Manufacture. Approx 4.5" long. Very minor wear. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 521:
Cricket bag. Small crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Cambridge'. Arcadian ware. Approx 3" long. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 522:
Cricket bag. Medium crested china cricket bag with colour emblem for 'Great Yarmouth'. Arcadian China. Approx 4" long. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 523:
Cricket bag. Medium crested china cricket bag with emblem for 'City of London'. Coronet ware. Approx 4" long. Small firing crack, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 524:
Lot 524
Alfred Charles Stirrup Glover. Warwickshire 1895-1909. Attractive silver cigarette case with engraved circular image of Glover wearing Warwickshire cap and striped cricket blazer with 'A.C.S. Glover' and 'Warwickshire' above and below. To verso are the entwined initials 'B.L.'. The gilt lined case hallmarked for Birmingham 1900 and markers marks 'S star B' for Synyer & Beddoes of Birmingham measures 3.5" tall by 2.5" wide. Good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Alfred Glover, a middle order right hand batsman and occasional medium pace bowler, played 149 matches for his county scoring over 5000 runs at an average of 25.57 with a highest score of 124. He was captain of Warwickshire in the seasons of 1908 and 1909
Lot 525:
Lot 525
John Victor Saunders. Carlton C.C., Victoria, Wellington & Australia 1899-1914. Unusual silver vesta and sovereign case with inscription to front 'Presented to J. Saunders Esq. Member of the Australian XI by the members of the C.C.C. [Carlton Cricket Club] as a mark of esteem. 15.3.02'. To verso is the engraved emblem of the Carlton Cricket Club and the entwined initials 'J.S.' [John Saunders]. The case, with a lid at one end as a vesta case and at the other a hinged lid for storing sovereigns, hallmarked for Birmingham 1900 and markers marks 'S.M.L.' for Samuel M. Levi of Birmingham measures 1.25" by 2.75". Some bumps and dents to the surface of the silver otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £290
John 'Jack' Saunders was a left handed medium pace spin bowler who took over 553 first class wickets at an average of 21.81. He played fourteen Test matches for Australia taking seventy nine wickets at an average of 22.73 and a best of 7-34 v South Africa in 1902. He will be remembered chiefly as a member of the Australian team of 1902, which toured England and South Africa under Darling's captaincy. He came over with a big reputation as a left-handed slow bowler, and, favoured as he was by a wet season, met with considerable success. In all matches he obtained 127 wickets for just over 17 runs apiece, and in the four Test Matches in which he took part he dismissed eighteen men at a cost of 26.27
Lot 526:
Lot 526
Cricket cigarette cases. Two silver plated cigarette cases, the first inscribed 'Presented to J.C. Pickering for his fine innings of 171, July 7th 1911. Aspley C.C. and the other with entwined initials 'G.M.G.' and to inside stumps, ball and bails. Both approximately 2.75"x3.25". G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 527:
Lot 527
John William Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. Excellent silver cigarette case presented to Hearne whilst on the M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1913/14. Inscription to front reads 'Presented to J.W. Hearne by the Transvaal Cricket Union as a memento of the M.C.C. Visit to Johannesburg 1913-14'. The case, with gilt inner lining, measures approx 3.25"x3.5". Hallmarked, Chester 1911. Minor wear otherwise in good condition. Previously sold by Knights in February 2014
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £340
John Hearne, known as 'Young Jack' to distinguish him from his distant cousin J.T. Hearne', was a Middlesex leg spinning all rounder who represented England in twenty four Test matches from 1911 to 1926. One of the leading all rounders of his day, he achieved the 'double' five times and on three occasions exceeded 2,000 runs. He took over 100 wickets in a season five times.

The M.C.C. tour of South Africa in 1913/14 was won by four Tests to nil, one drawn, mainly thanks to the bowling of Syd Barnes, who finished the tour having taken 103 wickets at 10.74 with a best of 9-103. Hearne played in three of the five Tests and took 5-49 in the 3rd Test, but never lived up to his English reputation.
Lot 528:
Lot 528
Cricket cigarette case. Attractive silver cigarette case with scene of a cricket match in progress to lid, batsman, wicket keeper and fielder. The gilt lined case hallmarked Birmingham 1918 and makers marks for Charles S. Green & Co of Birmingham measures 4.25"x3.25". VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Lot 529:
Lot 529
George Ernest Cording. Glamorgan 1921-23. Attractive silver cigarette case with inscription 'Geo. E. Cording. 101 runs. Glamorgan v Worcester. 27,28,29 July 1921. From Cardiff C.C.'. The gilt lined case hallmarked for Sheffield 1920 and markers marks 'W&H' for Walker & Hall of Sheffield measures 3" by 3.5". Minor dent otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £230
Cording made his debut in county cricket for Glamorgan against Berkshire in the 1900 Minor Counties Championship. His appearances for Glamorgan were limited in his capacity as a full-time school teacher. Before World War One, his teaching commitments limited his appearances in the Minor Counties Championship to just seventeen. Glamorgan were afforded first-class status for the 1921 season, with Cording, aged 43 at this time, keeping-wicket in Glamorgan's inaugural County Championship match against Sussex at Cardiff Arms Park. Cording assisted Glamorgan for two further seasons, making eighteen further first-class appearances, the last of which came against Yorkshire. In his nineteen first-class appearances, he scored a total of 498 runs at an average of 16.60, with a high score of 101. This score, which was his only first-class century, came against Worcestershire at St Helens, Swansea, in July 1921
Lot 530:
Lot 530
Cricket cigarette case. Attractive silver gilt lined cigarette case with engraved crossed bats and ball and stumps and bails below to lid. To inside the inscription 'Presented to Mr E.E. Taylor by his club mates of the Derby Midland C.C. 1922. The case hallmarked Birmingham 1922 and makers marks for William Neale & Sons of Birmingham, measures 4"x3.5". Minor wear to case otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Frank (Bramley) Watson. Lancashire & M.C.C. 1920-1937. Attractive silver plated cigarette case with enamelled emblem of 'Demerara' to lid. To inside the inscription 'F. Watson from C.R. Brown. Feby 1926'. The gilt lined case measures 2.75" by 3.25". Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Frank Watson played 456 matches for Lancashire and was a member of the M.C.C. touring team to the West Indies in 1925/1926. Cyril Rutherford Brown played for British Guiana and the West Indies between 1921 and 1939. They played against each other in two of the three Test matches, England winning the series by one test to nil and two matches drawn, and the two tour matches against British Guiana. Both performed well in the series
Lot 532:
Lot 532
Frank (Bramley) Watson. Lancashire & M.C.C. 1920-1937. Attractive silver cigarette case, presented to Watson by Leonard Green, Lancashire Captain, engraved Lancashire C.C.C. emblem to lid and below the inscription 'F.W. from L.G. 1927'. The gilt lined case hallmarked for Birmingham 1927 measures 2.75" by 3". Some small denting to lid of case otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
Lancashire won the County Championship in 1927, under the captaincy of Green, Watson playing thirty four matches and scoring 1536 runs at an average of 38.40, scoring three centuries with a highest score of 125
Lot 533:
Lot 533
Frank (Bramley) Watson. Lancashire & M.C.C. 1920-1937. Attractive silver cigarette lighter, presented to Watson for winning the County Championship in 1930 with colourful enamelled Lancashire emblem of the red rose in red, green and brown enamel 'County Cricket Champions 1930. F. Watson' in blue enamel. The lighter hallmarked for Birmingham 1930 with makers marks for Ollivant & Botsford of Birmingham measures 2.25" by 1.75". Some minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £340
Lancashire won the County Championship in 1930, under the captaincy of P.T. Eckersley, Watson playing thirty two matches and scoring 2031 runs at an average of 45.13, scoring three centuries with a highest score of 135
Lot 534:
Lot 534
John William Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. 'Folkestone Cricket Festival 1927'. Attractive silver cigarette case, decorated to both sides in zig-zag line patterns, with initials 'J.W.H.' in oval to corner. Inscription to inside reads 'Folkestone Cricket Festival. Presented to J.W. Hearne 100 for M.C.C. v Kent. 8th September 1927'. The case, with gilt inner lining, measures approx 3"x3.25". Hallmarked, Chester 1924 and makers marks of A. Wilcox of Birmingham. VG. Previously sold by Knights in February 2014
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
M.C.C. won the match by 188 runs and Hearne got his century in the M.C.C. 2nd innings. He also took four wickets in the match
Lot 535:
Lot 535
'All India tour of England 1932'. Excellent large silver cigarette case presented by the members of the All India team to their Manager E.W.C. Ricketts. The case, with Indian cricket emblem engraved to centre and beneath dated '1932'. To the inside of the case is the inscription 'E.W.C. Ricketts from the All India Cricket Team'. The gilt lined case, hall marked Chester 1916 with unidentified makers marks, measures 3.25 wide by 6" tall. Good/very good condition. Previously sold by Knights in August 2001
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
Lot 536:
Lot 536
George 'Gubby' Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1921-1950. Rare silver metal vesta case with ring suspension to top of lid, the front with engraved initials 'G.O.A.' in cartouche with swirling floral decoration to border, and to verso an image of stumps being broken by the cricket ball and below inscribed bowling figures of '6-0-36-5'. The vesta measures approximately 1.75"x2". Some slight wear and odd small dent otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
In the first Test of the 1936/27 Ashes Test series played at Brisbane in Australia, 'Gubby' Allen won the first Test for England, along with Bill Voce four wickets for 16 runs, by taking five wickets for thirty six runs. In the match England batted first making 358 all out, Leyland 126. In reply Australia made 234 all out, Voce taking 6-41 and Allen 3-71. In England's second innings they made 256 all out, Allen top scoring with 68 and then Allen and Voce bowled out Australia for 58 runs in 12.3 overs to win the first Test match. Australia won the series in 1936/37 by three Tests to two thanks to the brilliance of Bradman's batting
Lot 537:
Lot 537
Victorian cricketing vesta case. Attractive electro-plated rounded oblong vesta case applied with a raised enamelled oval colour plaque of a batsman standing before a set of stumps to centre cartouche with stylised foliage decoration. Worn makers mark of 'H.J. & Co' [not traced]. The vesta measures approximately 1.75"x2.75". Some slight wear and odd small dent otherwise in good condition. A nice case
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 538:
Lot 538
Victorian cricketing vesta case. Attractive silver plated rounded oblong vesta case with crossed bats and ball decoration on a ribbed background. The vesta measures approximately 1.25"x1.5". Some minor wear otherwise in good condition. A nice case
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £270
Lot 539:
Lot 539
Vesta case. Unusual Victorian bakerlite brown vesta case, modelled as a book, depicting a batsman, and a golfer on the reverse. Approximately 2"x1.5". G. Rare
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 540:
Lot 540
Cricket vesta case. Excellent silver metal vesta case, grooved case with crossed cricket bats and ball decoration to both sides. Approx 1"x1.5". G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 541:
Lot 541
Cricket vesta case. Excellent small silver cricketing vesta case, the face with original enamelled scene in colour of a batsman standing in front of the stumps and playing a shot, enamel good, the reverse has been engraved 'Dick' . Hallmarked to inside Birmingham 1917. Approx 1.5" tall by 1" wide. Odd minor bump otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Lot 542:
Lot 542
Cricket vesta case. Silver metal cricketing vesta case, the face with original enamelled scene in colour of a batsman standing in front of the stumps and playing a shot. Approx 2" tall by 1.5" wide. Small loss to edge of enamel, odd minor bump and lid a little loose otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 543:
Cricket vesta. Brass metal vesta case with engraved image of a cricketer in cap stood in front of a set of cricket stumps. 1.5"x1.75". G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 544:
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Silver letter opener/paper knife. Attractive Victorian silver letter opener with cricket scene of a match in progress with pavilion to foreground. The knife is hallmarked for London 1888 with makers mark for Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall - Martin, Hall & Co. The cricket engraving probably added at a later date. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 545:
Lot 545
Cricket condiment pots. Pair of mustard pots (?) in silver metal in the form of upside down cricket caps standing on three cricket stumps with cricket ball and bails on naturalistic stands. The stands with trade marks. The pots stand approximately 2.25" tall. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 546:
Lot 546
Cricket bottle stoppers. Three various cricket bottle stoppers, two with chain and ring. One silver, with figure of a batsman to top, and hallmarked Birmingham 1923 with makers mark for A.J. Pepper & Co of Birmingham, another more modern with figure of a batsman to top and the third a painted figure of a batsman to top, lacking cork. Odd faults, good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 547:
Lot 547
Charles Burgess Fry, Sussex & England 1892-1921. Victorian spelter three piece clock garniture featuring C.B. Fry. The clock cast with a wicket keeper a top it, flanked by Fry as a bowler and Fry as a batsman, celebrating Fry as the great English all rounder. The clock is 12" high, the bowler is 11" high and the batsman is 10" high. The clock appears to be in working order. Repaired break to the bat of the batsman figure, some wear to the surface of the figures otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
It is rare to find the full set of three figures including the much rarer wicket keeper on the clock together
Lot 548:
Lot 548
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". Very minor wear otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 549:
Lot 549
St. David's Cricket Club 1903. Attractive circular silver plate salver with pie crust edges and intricate floral design. Engraved inscription to centre, 'Presented to Rev. Ll. Ll. Davies by the St. David's Cricket Club 1903'. Maker's mark to verso. 12" diameter. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 550:
Lot 550
Silver metal EPNS ball ashtray mounted on three crossed cricket bats on circular metal base. Approx 5" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 551:
Lot 551 Lot 551
'The Nelson Lee Souvenir Album of the Test matches. England v Australia 1928/29'. Unusual souvenir folder containing a full set of sixteen circular metal lapel type badges with head and shoulders images of members of the M.C.C. team. Players include Sutcliffe, Hobbs, Larwood, Chapman, Hendren, Tate, Jardine, Hammond, Freeman, Ames etc. Mounted in a free-standing frame, overall 9.75"x9". The badges in generally good condition, the card folder split down the spine and only fair condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 552:
Lot 552
Cricket printing blocks c1930s. Box containing a collection of twenty one copper on wood printing blocks of cricket bats and two others. A number of the blocks are stamped 'S.M. Wainwright Limited' of Leeds. Presumed to have been used for a cricket and sporting advertising catalogue in the 1930s. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 553:
Ian Botham and Garry Sobers. Two Endurance Ltd cold-cast porcelain figures of Botham and Sobers in batting pose. On wooden plinth. Approx 9.5" tall. Sold with wooden bookends each incorporating a porcelain cast figure of batsmen. 6.5" tall. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32

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