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Harcroft House Sale

Strauss & Co - Cape Town Monday 18 November 2019 Catalogue 18 Nov 2019 09:30 SAST (07:30 GMT) (3 day sale)

Sale Date(s)

  • Lots: 1-164
  • Lots: 165-376
  • Lots: 377-558

Viewing Date(s)

  • 10:00 SAST - 17:00 SAST
  • 10:00 SAST - 17:00 SAST
  • 10:00 SAST - 17:00 SAST
  • Cape Town

Venue Address

  • End of Norton Dingle Drive
  • Constantia
  • Cape Town
  • 7700
  • South Africa

Auction Details

Important Information Terms & Conditions Print Catalogue
Currency: ZAR
Buyer's premium inc. VAT/sales tax: 13.80%
Online commission inc. VAT/sales tax: 0.00%
VAT/sales tax on hammer: 15.00%

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There are 558 item(s) within this sale
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A set of eight Chinese ink and colour on silk paintings, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 1

A set of eight Chinese ink and colour on silk paintings, late 19th/early 20th centurypainted with courtiers and the Eight Immortals at various pu...

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A pair of Chinese ink and colour on silk paintings, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

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A pair of Chinese ink and colour on silk paintings, Qing Dynasty, 19th centuryeach painted with various birds including a pair of storks, pheasan...

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A pair of Chinese Export hardwood and burlwood side tables

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A pair of Chinese Export hardwood and burlwood side tableseach rectangular shaped top with rounded ends inlaid with three panels, above a pierced...

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A pair of miniature Tibetan guidon stands, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 4

A pair of miniature Tibetan guidon stands, late 19th/early 20th centuryeach open stand set with five brass standards, with various terminals, pie...

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A tall Japanese ivory okimono of a fisherman, Meiji period, 1868-1912

Lot 5

A tall Japanese ivory okimono of a fisherman, Meiji period, 1868-1912standing barefooted on a rocky outcrop, wearing a straw apron over his tunic...

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A pair of Japanese Shibayama-style  inlaid and lacquer ivory tusk vases, Meiji period, 1868-1912

Lot 6

A pair of Japanese Shibayama-style inlaid and lacquer ivory tusk vases, Meiji period, 1868-1912each decorated with storks and birds in flight am...

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A large Chinese ivory carving of Shou-lao, Qing Dynasty, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 7

A large Chinese ivory carving of Shou-lao, Qing Dynasty, late 19th/early 20th centurythe standing Immortal holding a ruyi sceptre in his left han...

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A Korean yumu, fruitwood and gilt-metal mounted cabinet, 20th century

Lot 8

A Korean yumu, fruitwood and gilt-metal mounted cabinet, 20th centurythe rectangular top above a panelled frieze enclosing four bats, a pair of p...

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A Japanese bronze koro and cover, Meiji period, 1868-1912

Lot 9

A Japanese bronze koro and cover, Meiji period, 1868-1912the faceted baluster body moulded in high relief with small birds amongst flowering bran...

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A Chinese plaster and giltwood figure of a courtier, 20th century

Lot 10

A Chinese plaster and giltwood figure of a courtier, 20th centurythe robed figure decorated with scrolling dragons, the reverse with a bat, seate...

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Muriel Rycroft; Coronation Portrait

Lot 11

Muriel Rycroft South African 20th Century Coronation Portrait signed and dated 1957 oil on board 120,5 by 90cm

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South African School 20th Century; Kingfisher; and Brown Hooded Kingfisher, two

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South African School 20th Century Kingfisher; and Brown Hooded Kingfisher, two each signed J Ivor Roberts, dated '65 and '67 respectively and ins...

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A mahogany tubular chiming longcase clock, Smith & Son Ltd, London, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 13

A mahogany tubular chiming longcase clock, Smith & Son Ltd, London, late 19th/early 20th century34,7cm brass dial with silvered chapter ring, gil...

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A pair of Japanese Kutani vases, late Meiji period, 1868-1912

Lot 14

A pair of Japanese Kutani vases, late Meiji period, 1868-1912of baluster form, each painted with panels of children and their attendants enclosed...

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A giltwood pier glass, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 15

A giltwood pier glass, late 19th/early 20th centurythe rectangular shaped plate within a moulded frame centred by a flowerhead cresting, the side...

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A large Canton famille-rose vase, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Lot 16

A large Canton famille-rose vase, Qing dynasty, late 19th centurythe baluster body enamelled with panels of battle and court scenes, enclosed by ...

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A Bokhara carpet, Pakistan, modern

Lot 17

A Bokhara carpet, Pakistan, moderncondition: fair, 380 by 280cm

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A spelter figure of Mephistopheles, after Jacques Louis Gautier, French, (1831- )

Lot 18

A spelter figure of Mephistopheles, after Jacques Louis Gautier, French, (1831- )signed, 90,5cm high; and a grey-veined marble pedestal, 19th/20t...

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A pair of Burmese silver-mounted ivory elephant tusks, 20th century

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A pair of Burmese silver-mounted ivory elephant tusks, 20th centuryeach set into the back of a kneeling Burmese elephant, the tusks supporting a ...

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George Baxter; Baxter prints, twenty

Lot 20

George Baxter British 1804-1867 Baxter prints, twenty published by Le Blond & Co, London print sheet size: 19,5 by 23cm; 23 by 26cm by 1cm includ...

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A pair of Chinese champlevé enamelled vases, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 21

A pair of Chinese champlevé enamelled vases, late 19th/early 20th centuryeach hexagonal body enamelled with bands of figures, the sides applied w...

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A French provincial walnut side table, 19th century

Lot 22

A French provincial walnut side table, 19th centurythe rectangular top above a scrolling moulded frieze centred by a flowerhead, on cabriole legs...

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A Chinese carved hardwood figure of a scholar, 20th century

Lot 23

A Chinese carved hardwood figure of a scholar, 20th centurythe seated figure holding a book in his left hand, his right arm resting on a tiger, i...

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A Chinese carved hardwood figure of a rider seated on his horse, 20th century

Lot 24

A Chinese carved hardwood figure of a rider seated on his horse, 20th centuryholding a parasol in his left hand and a whisk in his right, on a ca...

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An Edwardian mahogany and satinwood inlaid pembroke table

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An Edwardian mahogany and satinwood inlaid pembroke tablethe rectangular crossbanded hinged top above a frieze drawer and opposing dummy drawer, ...

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A Japanese hardwood, lacquered, ivory and Shibayama inlaid panel, late Meiji period

Lot 26

A Japanese hardwood, lacquered, ivory and Shibayama inlaid panel, late Meiji periodcarved in high relief with a peacock perched on a rocky outcro...

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A Chinese Export hardwood, dream stone and mother-of-pearl inlaid suite, 20th century

Lot 27

A Chinese Export hardwood, dream stone and mother-of-pearl inlaid suite, 20th centurycomprising: a half-moon table, four armchairs, a pair of sid...

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A Chinese Export ebonised, hardwood and mother-of-pearl inlaid table screen, late 19th century

Lot 28

A Chinese Export ebonised, hardwood and mother-of-pearl inlaid table screen, late 19th centurythe rectangular plate within a conforming frame inl...

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A pair of Chinese hongmu and marble inlaid drum stools, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 29

A pair of Chinese hongmu and marble inlaid drum stools, Qing Dynasty, 19th centuryeach of barrel form, the circular top inset with a variegated m...

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A black lacquered and gilt-metal-mounted cabinet-on-stand, 18th/19th century

Lot 30

A black lacquered and gilt-metal-mounted cabinet-on-stand, 18th/19th centuryheightened with gilt chinoiseries, the rectangular top above a pair o...

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A set of four Chinese ink and colour on paper scroll paintings, early Republic period

Lot 31

A set of four Chinese ink and colour on paper scroll paintings, early Republic periodeach painted with birds and flowering trees against a blue g...

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A pair of Chinese famille-noir vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 32

A pair of Chinese famille-noir vases, Qing dynasty, 19th centuryeach four sided tapering body with flared neck and rim, moulded in high relief wi...

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A Chinese embroidered silk panel, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 33

A Chinese embroidered silk panel, late 19th/early 20th centurystitched with a pair of peacocks before flowering bamboo, with three smaller birds ...

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A pair of large Japanese cloisonné vases, Meiji period, 1868-1912

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A pair of large Japanese cloisonné vases, Meiji period, 1868-1912each baluster body enamelled with sprays of chrysanthemums below wisteria agains...

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A Chinese famille-rose figure of Pu-Tai, early 20th century

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A Chinese famille-rose figure of Pu-Tai, early 20th centurythe seated smiling figure wearing a robe enamelled with shou symbols and pink flowerhe...

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A Chinese ink and colour on paper scroll painting

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A Chinese ink and colour on paper scroll paintingpainted with a finch beneath wisteria and bamboo, signed, possibly Gao Jianfu, two seals of the ...

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A Chinese silk panel, late 19th century

Lot 37

A Chinese silk panel, late 19th centurystitched with a rondel of Immortals enclosed by a border of seven squirrels, the foreground with a pair of...

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A gilt bronze figure of Vishnu, South India

Lot 38

A gilt bronze figure of Vishnu, South Indiastanding in samapada, on a lotus base, his principal right hand raised in abhayamudra and his principa...

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A pair of Chinese embroidered silk panels, 20th century

Lot 39

A pair of Chinese embroidered silk panels, 20th centuryone stitched with a pheasant before a blossoming branch, the other with a magpie standing ...

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A Hamadan runner, Iran, 1950

Lot 40

A Hamadan runner, Iran, 1950condition: fair, some holes, 482 by 110cm

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A painted gilt-metal and marble-topped table, 20th century

Lot 41

A painted gilt-metal and marble-topped table, 20th centurywith rectangular shaped pink-veined marble top above a pierced lattice-work frieze, on...

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A French style marble-topped and gilt-metal wall-mounted console table, 20th century

Lot 42

A French style marble-topped and gilt-metal wall-mounted console table, 20th centurythe rounded rectangular grey-veined marble top above a panell...

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A Victorian giltwood mirror

Lot 43

A Victorian giltwood mirror oval, the bevelled plate enclosed by a beaded slip and an egg-and-dart border surmounted by a trailing ribbon, 106cm ...

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George Baxter; Prints, sixteen

Lot 44

George Baxter British 1804-1867 Prints, sixteen including: Good News; The Burning Glass; The Pedlar; The Birds Nest; Waiting at the Ferry; The Sw...

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Sydney Ernest Wilson; Beaming Eyes

Lot 45

Sydney Ernest Wilson British 1869 - Beaming Eyes signed in pencil in the margin; published Jan 1, 1920, copyright Vicars Bros, 12 Old Bond Street...

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A set of seven Chinese Export carved teak panels, late 19th/early 20th century

Lot 46

A set of seven Chinese Export carved teak panels, late 19th/early 20th centuryrectangular, each carved in relief with figures at various pursuits...

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A pair of Chinese ivory figures of archers, Qing Dynasty, 19th/20th century

Lot 47

A pair of Chinese ivory figures of archers, Qing Dynasty, 19th/20th centuryeach standing figure dressed in chain mail and engraved with a five-cl...

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A Chinese carved teak cupboard, 20th century

Lot 48

A Chinese carved teak cupboard, 20th centurythe hinged rectangular top with rounded corners above a frieze drawer, with a single and two further ...

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A Japanese ginbari enamel vase, Meiji period, 1868-1912

Lot 49

A Japanese ginbari enamel vase, Meiji period, 1868-1912the tapering ovoid body enamelled with three ducks swimming amongst irises, signed, damage...

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A Japanese Satsuma figure of Kannon, late Meiji period, 1868-1912

Lot 50

A Japanese Satsuma figure of Kannon, late Meiji period, 1868-1912the standing figure with brocaded robe, holding a scroll in her left hand, her c...

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A Chinese hardwood two-tiered stand, late Qing Dynasty, 19th century

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A Chinese hardwood two-tiered stand, late Qing Dynasty, 19th centuryin the form of a gnarled tree, its branches supporting two platforms, repair,...

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A Chinese carved teak cupboard, 20th century

Lot 52

A Chinese carved teak cupboard, 20th centurythe moulded rectangular top above a pair of panelled doors enclosing later shelves and drawers, with ...

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A gilt painted and white marble figure of Buddha, Burma, 19th/20th century

Lot 53

A gilt painted and white marble figure of Buddha, Burma, 19th/20th centuryseated in dhyanasana on a carved lotus throne, wearing a dhoti, the ha...

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A Chinese ivory 'champion' vase and cover

Lot 54

A Chinese ivory 'champion' vase and coverthe sides of the double cylindrical body applied with a pair of carved dragon-and-ring handles, the fron...

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A Chinese Export hardwood and camphor-lined chest, 20th century

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A Chinese Export hardwood and camphor-lined chest, 20th centurythe hinged domed cover carved with a pair of three-clawed dragons contesting a fla...

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A Chinese carved teak fall-front bureau, 20th century

Lot 56

A Chinese carved teak fall-front bureau, 20th centurythe rectangular top above a carved fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with a pair of fri...

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A Chinese silk and colour embroidered panel, 20th century

Lot 57

A Chinese silk and colour embroidered panel, 20th centurystitched with the deity Shao-lou holding a peach in his left hand, a gourd suspended fro...

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A pair of Chinese red lacquer vases, early 20th century

Lot 58

A pair of Chinese red lacquer vases, early 20th centuryeach baluster body carved with figures of small boys before balustraded rocky outcrops bet...

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Three Chinese Ming style sancai-glazed stoneware figures of two monks and a deity, 20th century

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Three Chinese Ming style sancai-glazed stoneware figures of two monks and a deity, 20th centuryeach seated robed figure holding his attribute, re...

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A Chinese carved teak chest, 20th century

Lot 60

A Chinese carved teak chest, 20th centurythe hinged rectangular top enclosing a camphor-lined interior, the top, front and sides carved with pane...

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