Five to buy: classic Design ideas from a dedicated auction
20 June 2022
An exceptionally large ruby lustre charger by Maw & Co is one of the highlights of a North Yorkshire auction on June 25.
Exceptionally large ruby lustre charger by Maw & Co - estimate £3000-5000 at Tennants. You can bid for the Maw & Co charger via thesaleroom.com.
The Stag Hunt, depicting a leaping stag against a plant-filled landscape encircled with running hounds, is marked with the Maw & Co camel couchant mark, and the decorator’s initials MJ. The identity of the decorator has been lost to time; however, an MJ – probably the same artist – is listed as an artist working for William De Morgan from 1880.
The charger comes up for sale in Tennants’ 20th Century Design auction in Leyburn with an estimate of £3000-5000.
This sale includes many classic star names of design, such as Lalique, Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, Godwin, Tiffany, Galle and Moorcroft, many at 'more affordable' price levels.
Here are five ideas on what to buy, including the Maw & Co charger (pictured top).
Estimated at £600-900, this René Lalique (French, 1860-1945) opalescent, stained and frosted Saint Françoise No.1055 Glass Vase is moulded in relief with birds perched on branches, bears a stencil mark R LALIQUE FRANCE and is 17.5cm high. Bid for the Lalique Saint Françoise No.1055 Glass Vase via thesaleroom.com.
Guided at £300-500, this Aesthetic Movement walnut office swivel chair was designed by EW Godwin, patented in 1881. With slatted back, shaped arms, saddle seat, on four shaped supports, the unmarked chair measures 62cm wide x 48cm deep x 91cm high (height of seat 43.5cm). A similar chair is illustrated in The Secular Furniture of EW Godwin by Susan Weber Soros, New Haven, 1999. See thesaleroom.com to view the Aesthetic Movement walnut office swivel chair designed by EW Godwin.
Mouseman simple charm
A 20cm diameter English oak fruit bowl by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson (1876-1955), with tooled interior and exterior, with carved mouse trademark to the exterior, is estimated at £400-600. Check the oak fruit bowl by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson on thesaleroom.com.
Gordon Russell suite
A Gordon Russell teak and English oak dining room suite, 1958/9, estimated at £200-300, comprises an extending Table, on four tapering cylindrical legs, unmarked, 1.52m by 1m, 72.5cm high with two extra leaves, each 44cm by 1m; and a set of six (4+2) chairs, re-upholstered in dark purple/black weave fabric seats and backs, each with tapering legs, unmarked, 78cm high. Bid for the Gordon Russell teak and English oak dining room suite using thesaleroom.com.