Monday, 21 November 2011

847 Fabulous Lots * The Incredible Sewing Sale at Bleasdales * 30 November 2011

I have absolutely no idea where to begin and what to show you with this sale which will be held at The Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick - there are 847 extremely desirable objects - the breadth is staggering. The best advice I have is for you to order up the catalogue. Just click here.
Above is lot 770 - a collection of eleven hand painted Berlin wool patterns in the style of Wittich, one titled for “Mrs. Smith Embroidress and Pattern Drawer, No. 12, Western Exchange, Old Bond St.”, together with six printed designs. Estimate:
£40 - £60.
Lot 577 is a group of seven needlebooks, comprising; an example with cut and stacked paper covers, green silk lining and tie, minor losses, 11cm x 6.5cm, another with punched card covers, a Bristol card example worked in steel beads “Go On To Perfection”, a shell work example incorporating a colour print “Second Terrace, Crystal Palace”, and to the other side a gilt and blue velvet panel “A Present From The Crystal Palace”, a velvet needlebook with silver wire and other decoration, a beaded and stitched Bristol card example, and another made from the pass ticket for “The International Health Exhibition, London, 1884”, made out to “Messrs. Mordan & Co.” Estimate: £60 - £100.
LOt 532 is a group of silk winders with an estimate of £50 - £100.
Above is lot 442. Two pin stuck pincushions, one inscribed “Bless The Babe”, with fringed border, 15cm x 11cm, the other larger and inscribed “Just As The Shing? Is Bent A Trees Inclinds ?”, within a red stitched outer border and fringed, 20cm x 18cm. Estimate:£30 - £50.
Lot 180 is a very rare didactic cotton and reel glazed display case for “J. and P. Coats Limited – Sewing Cotton”, the rectangular case with gold and black advertising panels to each long side, the hinged glazed lid enclosing a display demonstrating spool making (reels) in the first series from home birch and in the second from imported birch, with sections 1 to 9 showing the processing of cotton and 10 to 20 the processing of yarn and dying, and 21 showing a range of twenty eight finished reels and related goods, complete with folding printed card “Specimen Case from J. & P. Coats Limited, Paisley”, case 36.2cm x 29.2cm x 8cm. Estimate: £200 - £400.
Lot 10 is a good painted Tunbridge ware girdle pincushion incorporating a tape measure of circular form, one side with a hand coloured print of a terrace with balconies, figures promenading in the foreground, the other side with an inset circular pincushion and a spindle wind tape measure within a red painted border, the yellow silk tape in perfect condition and ink marked in nails and emerging from the side, the sides line painted, the whole on a yellow silk ribbon loop matching to the tape, 5.5cm diameter. Estimate: £200 - £300.
Lot 750 is a sampler book, inscribed in ink to the inner cover “Mrs Gilly’s School, Norham, 1845”, seven double sided red paper pages with outer paper cover and card boards, various samples including cuffs, buttonholing, darning, alphabet and numeral sampler, with an additional folded sample inserted, initialled “J.B.”, 18cm x 23cm. Estimate: £100 - £150. Register early if you are going to bid! Good Luck! If you are interested in past catalogues, just click here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting! I'm going to order the catalogue! Thanks for all your work informing us of events and exhibitions. You're amazing!