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Thursday 23 November 2017
The Art Workers' Guild

This year's Guild auction will feature an eclectic and intriguing collection of over 60 fine works rarely available on the open market. 

Paintings, prints, furniture, ceramics, glass pieces and more…all broadly on the theme of Thanksgiving, to mark the American holiday. This is a unique opportunity to acquire exquisite objects and artworks by the Guild's master craftspeople.

Commission bids will be taken until midnight on Wednesday 22 November. If you would like to place a bid before the auction, please email Leigh leigh@artworkersguild.org. On the night, up to 60 selected lots will be auctioned live. Any remaining will be in a silent auction that will close at 8pm on the night of the auction.

For the conditions of sale, please click here.

1

Pumpkin and Squash 3 by Jacqueline Taber

Oil on board

Framed H 533 x  W 762 mm
Image H 406 x W 709 mm

(Est. £600 - £850)

2

The first thing she saw there was the Green Woman planting flowers by Angela Barrett

Book illustration in watercolour and gouache. From The Walker Book of Ghost Stories.  ‘Young Kate’ by Eleanor Farjeon 1989

Watercolour and gouache

H 158 x W 132 mm

(Est. £700 - £900)

Current Bid: £800

3

Plas Newydd- November by Ivy Smith

Linocut

Image H 460 x 660 mm
Framed H 700 x 880 mm

(Est. £450 - £500)

Current Bid: £450

4

Cabbage by Geri Waddington

Engraving on resin printed on Zerkall paper

Framed H 370 x W 330mm
Image H 188 x W 153mm

(Est. £125 - £175)

Current Bid: £150

5

A day of individual tuition in poster printing by Phil Abel

Phil Abel, Master of the Art Workers’ Guild, offers a day of tuition and practical help in the design and printing of your own poster. A printer for more than thirty years, he has an extensive collection of wood and metal type, all of which will be available. This is an opportunity to get your hands dirty and experience the craft of letterpress printing.

(Est. £300 - £500)

Current Bid: £300

6

Duck Bowl by Tom Samuel

Bowl carved in walnut

L 152 x W 127 x H 114 mm 

(Est. £150 - £200)

Current Bid: £175

7

Design for trompe l'oeil gallery of paintings, Baalbek, Lebanon by Graham Redgrave Rust

Water-colour and gouache on paper

Framed  H 495 x  W 724 mm 
Image  H 292  x  W 495 mm

(Est. £1250 - £1450)

Current Bid: £1250

8

Odin's World Tree - version 2 by Caroline Swash

Formed part of an exhibition of 23 panels exhibited at the Kopavogur Art Museum alongside the International Conference on Architectural Glass Art 'ICELAND 2005'. Of these, two were bought for the Museum collection and another by a private buyer. Three more have since been sold. All are unique.

They were designed and made by Caroline Swash at Goddard and Gibbs Studio in London. The designs were developed from Icelandic artefacts and manuscripts in the V&A store, Horniman Museum Archive and British Library collections many of which had been gifted by William Morris following his visits to Iceland in 1871 and 1873 to see the sites of the sagas.

Stained glass panel

H 530 x W 150 mm

(Est. £900 - £1000)

Current Bid: £900

9

Headdress, 2015 by Rebecca Jewell

Hand finished archival print (with real feathers added)

Framed H 540mm x W 670 mm
Image H 510 x W 640 mm

(Est. £450 - £650)

Current Bid: £450

10

Orange County by Cathryn Shilling

Glass vessel

Fused glass tile, picked up hot, rolled and hand blown and hand finished.

H 190 x W 150 mm

 

(Est. £750 - £960)

Current Bid: £360

11

Lime Leaf Chair by Martin Grierson

A single chair in light oak
Carving in lime wood

Maker - Martin Grierson
Carved leaf - Georgy Metichian

H 900 x W 480 x D 600 mm

(Est. £800 - £900)

Current Bid: £800

12

Bowl of Strawberries by Jacqueline Taber

Oil on board

Framed H 292 x  W 343 mm
Image H 203 x W 254 mm

(Est. £350 - £600)

Current Bid: £200

13

Ferns by Jeremy Sancha

Oil on board

Framed H 559 x W 508 mm
Image H 330 x 279 mm

(Est. £150 - £200)

Current Bid: £140

14

Magpies by John Rae

This screenprint tells the story of a German baroness who lives on a remote part of north Wales. Her window is often attacked by magpies and the remedy is to frighten them away by placing a doll and a mirror on the inside sill. These are shown in the picture, and also her own face, with reflection, and her coronet. Three unframed prints from the edition of 30 are also available.

Framed H 559 x W 635 mm
Image H 406 x W 483 mm

(Est. £280 - £350)

15

Turkey Feather, 2014 by Rebecca Jewell

Hand printed feather in antique Danish frame with convex glass

Framed H 140 x W 100 mm

 

(Est. £90 - £130)

Current Bid: £75

16

Winter Scene by Eric Ravilious

From the St Bride Notebook, printed from magnesium process blocks on archival paper, 2003

Framed size H 125 x W 150 mm
Image size H 35 x W 45 mm

(Est. £80 - £100)

Current Bid: £50

17

Oak Leaf Platter by Jane Cox

Earthernware ceramic platter

H 60 x 400 (diameter) mm

(Est. £250 - £400)

Current Bid: £220

18

Clifftop V by Angie Lewin

A linocut in 3 colours printed in 2006. A variable edition of 5 artist's proofs was made, of which this is one.

Framed size H 450 x W 380 mm
Image size H 250 x W 200 mm

(Est. £200 - £350)

Current Bid: £200

19

Large Plate by Sophie MacCarthy

Inspired by octagonal fountain at Highgrove. The Art Workers' Guild, Fortnum & Mason and Highgrove collaboration 2017.

Earthenware ceramic

425 mm diameter

(Est. £250 - £350)

Current Bid: £250

20

We Had Everything by Rob Ryan

Screenprint on paper

Framed size H 520 x W 520
Image size H 360 x W 350 mm

(Est. £300 - £500)

21

1903 Birdnest by Eric Ravilious

From the St Bride Notebook, printed from the original woodblock on archival paper, 2003

Framed size H 125 x W 150 mm
Image size H 50 X W 50 mm

(Est. £80 - £100)

Current Bid: £50

22

Laura snatched her up and hid her under the shawl by Angela Barrett

Book illustration in watercolour and gouache 1998. An unpublished picture from: Rocking Horse Land (and other classic tales of dolls and toys). ‘The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn’ by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is one of a set of illustrations commissioned in error, as the publisher did not have copyright on the story.

Image H 73 x W 110 mm

(Est. £425 - £750)

Current Bid: £400

23

Jamaica Purple Breadfruit by Jane Cox

Framed Silk Screen Print (edition of 8) 

H 700 x W 500 mm

(Est. £200 - £300)

Current Bid: £180

24

Bowl - Acer leaf design by Sophie MacCarthy

Art Workers' Guild, Fortnum & Mason and Highgrove collaboration 2017

Earthenware ceramic

H 80 x 340 diameter mm

(Est. £250 - £350)

Current Bid: £250

25

Three songbirds, 2014 by Rebecca Jewell

Hand printed feathers

Framed H 280 x W 350 mm
Image H 240 x W 310 mm

 

(Est. £400 - £600)

Current Bid: £350

27

Wet Walnuts by Jacqueline Taber

Oil on board

Framed H 292 x W 343 mm
Image H 203 x W 254 mm

(Est. £400 - £600)

Current Bid: £200

28

Traveller's Flowers- version 3 by Caroline Swash

Stained glass panel

Formed part of an exhibition of 23 panels exhibited at the Kopavogur Art Museum alongside the International Conference on Architectural Glass Art 'ICELAND 2005'. Of these, two were bought for the Museum collection and another by a private buyer. Three more have since been sold. All are unique.

They were designed and made by Caroline Swash at Goddard and Gibbs Studio in London. The designs were developed from Icelandic artefacts and manuscripts in the V&A store, Horniman Museum Archive and British Library collections many of which had been gifted by William Morris following his visits to Iceland in 1871 and 1873 to see the sites of the sagas.

 

H 530 x W 150 mm

(Est. £900 - £1000)

Current Bid: £900

29

Diamond Chair by Martin Grierson

Brown Oak with Bog Oak.  Cover can be changed to own fabric for an additional £50.

H 950 x W 550 x D 550 mm

(Est. £700 - £800)

Current Bid: £700

30

A pair of designs for alcoves by Graham Redgrave Rust

A pair of designs for alcoves: a cerval and an ibis in a landscape of classical ruins.

Water-colour and gouache on paper

Each image H 254 x W 268 mm
Framed H 445 x W 445 mm

(Est. £900 - £1250)

Current Bid: £950

31

Chicken by Eric Ravilious

From the St Bride Notebook, printed from the original woodblock on archival paper, 2003

Framed sixed H 125 x W 150 mm
Image size H 27 x W 30 mm

(Est. £80 - £100)

Current Bid: £50

32

Red into White by Jane Cox

Framed Silk Screen Print (edition of 8)

Image H 900 x W 620 mm

(Est. £250 - £400)

Current Bid: £250

33

Earthquake by George Hardie

Artist’s Proof of a Silkscreen Print for a Trickett and Webb Calendar

Framed H 830 x W 460 mm
Image H 600 x W 260 mm

(Est. £100 - £150)

Current Bid: £60

34

Walking Tour of Bath by David McLaughlin

David McLaughlin is offering a walking tour of 20th century conservation projects in Bath for up to six people. As well as conservation projects and a recreated 18th century garden, the tour will look at work commissioned by David including incised lettering by Bro. Alec Peever, Simon Verity and sculpture by Lawrence Tindall.

Bro. David worked as Conservation Architect with Bath and North East Somerset Council and its predecessor, Bath City Council, from 1975 until 2005 before establishing McLaughlin Ross llp with Kay Ross in 2005. David was elected a Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild in 2011.

(Est. £180 - £300)

35

Petals in Falling Light by Sandy Ross Sykes

Painting

Watercolour on Gesso board.

Framed H 155 x W 100 mm

(Est. £200-£300)

36

Large Pumpkin Dish by Prue Cooper

Red earthenware dish decorated with slips and honey glaze. Dishwasher & food safe.

H 385 x W 460 mm

(Est. £300 - £350)

Current Bid: £250

38

As Things Fall Out by George Hardie

Gouache, ink, crayon

Framed H 640 x W520 mm
Image H 540 x W 420 mm

(Est. £150 - £300)

Current Bid: £150

39

Alphabet by Eric Ravilious

From the St Bride Notebook, printed from the original woodblock on archival paper, 2003

Framed H 205 x W 250 mm
Image 100 x 100 mm

(Est. £100 - £150)

Current Bid: £75