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A collection of early 19th century and later ceramics including a pair of dark red and gilt candlesticks understood to be Chamberlains Worcester, 23.5 cm tall approximately, an armorial plate central with painted horse crest inscribed Festina Lente and with additional Bishops Mitre crest, 26 cm approximately, a pair of late 19th century Royal Worcester plates in the 18th century manner, a 19th century trio with green and gilt border decoration and painted landscape panel together with a matching plate, etc (12)
A Victorian 18ct gold E.J. Dent full hunter pocket watch, the circular white enamel dial with Roman numeral hour markers, outer minutes track and subsidiary seconds dial, signed and numbered E.J. Dent London 19173, movement signed and numbered 'E.J. Dent, Watchmakers to the Queen, London, 19173,' inner case bearing inscription 'Presented to the Rev'd Will'm Lake Onslow by his pupils on the paying off of her Majesty's ship Hastings, May 1853 as a token of their esteem and gratitude,' outer case bearing engraving and motto 'Festina Lente,' hallmarks for London, 1852, within a Dent fitted presentation case, diameter 50mm.Condition report: Overall condition good Some scratching to inner plate Pin to surmount slightly loose Watch can be wound and works at time of cataloguing Peter Wilson does not guarantee the working accuracy of any timepiece
An early 17th century German silver-gilt tankard, by Peter Wiber, Nürnberg, circa 1620, circular form, the body with engraved decoration and engraved with three interpretations of prints by Peter Iselberg after Albrecht Dόrer (1471-1528), titled 'Festina Lente' (more haste less speed), 'Sic Orbis Iter' (two steps forward one step back), and 'Sic Cedere iuvat', (so give assists), above old German inscriptions, the scroll handle with scroll motifs and a torso, (lacking head), the hinge with some repair, the cover with engraved decoration and with a later cone finial, on a spread circular foot, height 14cm, approx. weight 10.7oz. (335grams). Provenance: A Private Collection. Emblemata Poilitica was published in 1617, with engravings by Peter Iselberg (1580-1630) and with text by George Rem(us). This work would have influenced the decoration on this tankard. Mara R. Wade writes about this in Emblems in Early Modern Nürnberg: 'When the space (The Great Hall, Nürnberg), was renovated again beginning in 1613, a series of thirty-two emblems was painted into the window niches opposite the portrayal of the imperial triumphal chariot, augmenting Pirckheimer and Dόrer's existing allegorical program with a new genre, which offered modern expressions of good government and social justice in compact form. The emblematic epigrams were written by the Augsburg patrician Georg Rem (Remus) and soon thereafter, in 1617, they were engraved and published as Emblemata Politica by Peter Iselburg (1580-1630). In the introduction to the printed book, Isselburg writes that he had been so inspired by the political emblems in the Great Hall that he had immediately engraved and published them to make their civic message available to a wider audience . Published in book form, however, the emblems from the Great Hall were divorced from their context. Clearly, Georg Rem understood that this two-dimensional expression diminished his work and deprived it of its rich contextualization within Pirckheimer and Dόrer's sophisticated decorative program. The Rem manuscript preserved today at the Newberry Library represents an attempt to rectify this situation by positioning the emblems within the greater rhetorical framework of the decorative program and extending the interpretive framework to include civic monuments in Nόrnberg from the previous century. Moreover, the manuscript confirms that Rem saw his emblems in a much wider context than that of the Great Hall. He consciously places his emblems in a century-old tradition of articulating both real and ideal concepts of justice and good government in the relations between the empire and the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg' Reference: Wade, Mara R., Emblems in Early Modern Nürnberg, https://publications.newberry.org/digital/emblemata-politica/history-and-background.
A Quantity of costume jewellery which includes Silver and enamel pendant with silver chain, gilt metal and enamel painted daisy style bracelet, Key and clear stone brooch, Yellow metal chain with mother of pearl design, Small gilt metal pill box and Ladies Festina 17 jewel Incabloc watch in a working condition.
‡ A PAIR OF 54 BORE D.B SINGLE TRIGGER SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK BOX-LOCK RIFLED CARRIAGE PISTOLS BY BARBAR, TOWER PRIVATE PROOF MARKS, BIRMINGHAM SILVER HALLMARKS, 1776 with turn-off rifled cannon barrels numbered 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 respectively, box-lock actions boldly chiselled with scrolling rococo flowers and foliage, signed on a scroll on the right, fitted with cocks and steels chiselled en suite, and with sliding cut-off on the left each corresponding to an engraved sliding pan-cover, walnut butts profusely inlaid with silver wire scrolls and flowerheads (small losses), silver butt-caps cast and chased with foliage in low relief, and silver escutcheons engraved with owner's crest, a double eagle displayed on a coronet enclosed by the motto 'Festina Lente' 9.8 cm; 3 ¾ in barrels (2) Provenance Sotheby's, 29th July 1980, lot 557
AN 18CT GOLD LADIES FESTINA CENTURY EDITION WATCH 1902 - 2002 the classic oblong case and white dial with gold coloured Roman numerals to 12 and 6. has in original box with Festina international guarantee, original receipt for 3,000 Euros, and an Appraisal certificate for 4,950 Euros. Weight of the watch, strap and mechanism 24.1gms, weight of the watch with blue lacquered wooden box, and cardboard outer 1.315kg Condition Report:Appears to be running, .
A Halcyon Days reproduction Bilston and Battersea enamel box, the hinged cover printed with a nautical knot in gold on a cobalt blue ground, 4cm diameter, boxed; others, St Pauls Wednesbury, boxed; Je t'aime..., boxed; Festina Lente, boxed; Christmas 1977, boxed; The Best Is Yet To Come, boxed; a similar Limoges canted rectangular enamel box and cover, 5cm wide, associated box, some promotional booklets and advertising (7)