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Guild Auction

Thursday 23 November 2017
Venue: The Art Workers' Guild

This year's Guild auction featured 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 -  a unique opportunity to acquire exquisite objects and artworks by the Guild's master craftspeople.

Unsold lots are now available for private sale until 31 December 2017.  To enquire, please contact the Guild Secretary.  

 

1

Pumpkin and Squash 3 by Jacqueline Taber

'I was given the pumpkins.  I find the light on the subjects very exciting.  They then get eaten, so totally recyclable.' 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

Framed H 308 x W 272 mm
Image H 158 x W 132 mm

(Est. £700 - £900)

3

Plas Newydd - November by Ivy Smith

Plas Newydd, just outside Llangollen, was the home of the Ladies of Llangollen from 1778 – 1831. One of four linocuts (January, April, June and November) commissioned for a touring exhibition about lost Welsh gardens. In the foreground, a big bouquet of flowers that grew there in the Ladies’ time. In November these are old man’s beard and sumach.

Linocut

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

(Est. £450 - £500)

4

Cabbage by Geri Waddington

One of the artist's series of ‘Uninvited Guests’ engravings. Entirely by accident, these turned out to be very special snails; can you see why?

Engraving on resin printed on Zerkall paper

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

 

(Est. £125 - £175)

Current Bid: Sold

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: Sold

6

Duck Bowl by Tom Samuel

Bowl carved in walnut

'I do not usually make naturalistic shapes but this one turned into a duck which is almost Thanksgiving.'
Tom Samuel

L 152 x W 127 x H 114 mm

(Est. £150 - £200)

Current Bid: Sold

7

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

Based on a scheme for the Hotel Lebrun in Paris, to house paintings in grisaille. The sketches were made on site in 2004.

Water-colour and gouache on paper

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

 

(Est. £1250 - £1450)

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

Framed H 530 x W 450 mm
Image H 460 x W 380 mm

 

(Est. £900 - £1000)

9

Falconer's Headdress, 2015 by Rebecca Jewell

Hand finished archival print (with real feathers added)

'Inspired by the beautiful feather headdresses from the South Pacific, this ‘imagined headdress’ is for a falconer – when worn it would help the falconer to train and fly the bird successfully.' Rebecca Jewell

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

(Est. £450 - £650)

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: Sold

11

Lime Leaf Chair by Martin Grierson

A single chair in light oak
Carving in lime wood

The prototype sample for a set of 12 chairs for a side chapel in Kew Green Church.   

Maker - Martin Grierson
Carved leaf - Georgy Metichian

H 900 x W 480 x D 600 mm

(Est. £800 - £900)

12

Bowl of Strawberries by Jacqueline Taber

'...they then get eaten, so totally recyclable.' Jacqueline Taber

Oil on board

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

 

(Est. £350 - £600)

Current Bid: Sold

13

Ferns by Jeremy Sancha

Print

'The reflection on the surface of the water and how it relates to the plants was the starting point for this work.' Jeremy Sancha

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

 

(Est. £150 - £200)

Current Bid: Sold

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)

Current Bid: Sold

15

Turkey Feather, 2014 by Rebecca Jewell

Hand printed real turkey feather in antique Danish frame with convex glass from the artist's collection. 

Framed H 140 x W 100 mm
Image H 119 x W 79 mm

(Est. £90 - £130)

Current Bid: Sold

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: Sold

17

Aquitaine Decorated Large Charger by Jane Cox

Earthenware ceramic platter

A distinctive design, the first of which was purchased by The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for their permanent collection. The curves of the surface pattern echo the curves of the charger's round form wherin S shapes interlock in a spiral dance. The charger is decorated in coloured slips and then glazed in a rich turquoise crackle glaze which has a slight patina reminiscent of the textured surface of water.

60 x W 400 mm

(Est. £250 - £400)

Current Bid: Sold

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

(Est. £200 - £350)

Current Bid: Sold

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: Sold

20

We Had Everything by Rob Ryan

Screenprint on paper

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

(Est. £300 - £500)

Current Bid: Sold

21

1933 Birdnest by Eric Ravilious

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

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

(Est. £80 - £100)

Current Bid: Sold

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
Framed H 250 x W 223 mm

(Est. £425 - £750)

Current Bid: Sold

23

Jamaica Purple Breadfruit by Jane Cox

Framed Silk Screen Print (edition of 8) 

This print actually is a hybrid. The green leaves are the Jamaica breadfruit leaves whilst the purple heads are the tops of fatsia flowers seen on Jane's way to the print workshop that morning. The print expresses the merging of one season into another; the gentle greens of spring giving into the hot purple blooms of summer.

H 830 x W 550 mm
Image H 700 x W 500 mm

(Est. £200 - £300)

24

Bowl - Acer leaf design by Sophie MacCarthy

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

Earthenware ceramic

H 80 x W 340 mm

(Est. £250 - £350)

Current Bid: Sold

25

Three songbirds, 2014 by Rebecca Jewell

Hand printed turkey feathers

Part of a series raising awareness about the decline of songbirds in the UK due to changes in the environment and the hunting of birds in the Southern Mediterranean.

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

(Est. £400 - £600)

26

Hand carved picture frame by Georgy Metichian

Hand made English oak picture frame with carved pine acanthus leaf decoration. Back lined with blue velvet

H 295 x W 235 mm

(Est. £350 - £500)

Current Bid: Sold

27

Wet Walnuts by Jacqueline Taber

'...they then get eaten, so totally recyclable.' Jacqueline Taber

Oil on board

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

(Est. £400 - £600)

Current Bid: Sold

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.

Framed H 530 x W 450 mm
Image H 460 x W 380 mm

(Est. £900 - £1000)

29

Diamond Chair by Martin Grierson

A prototype sample for a set of 10 chairs with an extending table made for a private commission. 

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)

30

A pair of designs for alcoves by Graham Redgrave Rust

A cerval and an ibis in a landscape of classical ruins.

Designed for the private dining room of a newly built palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (the latter based on Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli). The canvases were painted in Graham Rust's studio in Suffolk and then placed in situ by marouflage.

Water-colour and gouache on paper.

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

(Est. £900 - £1250)

31

Chicken by Eric Ravilious

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

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

(Est. £80 - £100)

Current Bid: Sold

32

Red into White by Jane Cox

Framed Silk Screen Print (edition of 8)

Based on a detail of a railing seen in summer in Barcelona. In real life the railing was bright red, vividly contrasting with the blue sky behind. The print seeks to convey the delight and joy of pure colours seen in sunshine.

H 930 x W 645 mm
Image H 900 x W 620 mm

(Est. £250 - £400)

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: Sold

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)

Current Bid: Sold

35

Lemon and turquoise by Sally Scott

Five colour stone lithograph
No. in edition 5/10

Framed H 370 x W 390 mm
Image H 180mm x W 200mm

(Est. £150 - £250)

Current Bid: £150

36

Large Pumpkin Dish by Prue Cooper

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

L 385 x W 460 mm

(Est. £300 - £350)

Current Bid: Sold

37

Red deer at Plumpton Hall, Ulverston, at dusk by Shawn Kholucy

Oil on gallery-wrapped stretched canvas (no frame necessary)

H 300 x W 300 x D 38 mm

(Est. £700 - £1000)

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: Sold

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: Sold

40. On a Jerusalem terrace

40

On a Jerusalem terrace by Shawn Kholucy

Oil on canvas panel

Framed H 400 x W 310 mm
Image H 300 x W 210 mm

(Est. £800 - £1200)

41

A pair of very unusual ebonised wooden chairs

A pair of very unusual ebonised wooden chairs, maker unknown. Suggestions of Liberty, William Birch, Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau.  Date circa 1895.

Seating fabric designed by William Morris.

Each chair H 890 x W 415 x D 400 mm

(Est. £150 - £200)

Current Bid: Sold

42

Cross Handled Bottle by John Leach

West Country stoneware clay with ash glaze.

H 230 mm 



(Est. £270 - £300)

43

Finger Portrait: Robert Tear CBE by Phil Surey

‘In the days before Robert’s death I took a mould of his index finger with the intention of carving it as a portrait of sorts. Though weak through failing health he still desired to make a good impression, unnecessarily pressing down into the mould resulting in an unintended flat surface to the finger pad. I came to see this as a moment of great poignancy from a man who had made a very great impression upon me and many others’. Phil Surey

From a plaster cast the finger is directly carved into stone at approximately 1:10 scale, replicating the whorls, creases and form to create a unique and intimate portrait. 

Cast from Bath Stone mix (series of 3)

H 360 x W 315 x D 100 mm

(Est. £600 - £900)

44

In Actaeon's bower by Shawn Kholucy

A puzzle picture - how many 'Foliate Heads' or 'Green Men' in the foliage and water can you discern?

Oil on canvas panel

Framed H 310 x W 400 mm
Image H 210 x W 300 mm

 

(Est. £900 - £1250)

45

Squashed Bottle by John Leach

West Country stoneware clay with wax resist decoration
H 195 mm 

(Est. £175 - £200)

Current Bid: Sold

46

Table Top Bureau by Martin Grierson

'The idea behind the design is that you are on the stage speaking or writing to your correspondent who is in one of the boxes in the auditorium.' Martin Grierson

Exterior veneered in saw cut Cuban Mahogany. Interior solid Rosewood. Writing surface tan leather. Finish burnished lacquer.

H 200 x W 800 x D 400 mm

(Est. £2500 - £3000)

47

Pumpkins by Tif Hunter

Unique tintype photograph in burnt wood frame

Framed H 241 x W 305 mm
Image H 203 x W 254 mm

(Est. £500 - £700)

48

Thanskgiving Turkey by Peter Malone

Gouache on paper. Window mounted.

Framed H 353 x W 316 mm
Image H 150 x W 137 mm

(Est. £350 - £500)

49

Nutcracker Dancer by Gilbert Whyman MRBS

Sculpture in welded steel

H 250 mm

(Est. £350 - £500 )

Current Bid: Sold

50

Black Mood (Dancing Lady) by John Leach

West Country stoneware clay
H 142 mm 

(Est. £175 - £200)

Current Bid: Sold

51

Corn by Tif Hunter

Unique tintype photograph in burnt wood frame

Framed H 241 x W 305 mm
Image H 203 x W 254 mm

(Est. £500 - £700)

52

Head over Heels by Gilbert Whyman MRBS

Sculpture in welded steel

H 390 mm

(Est. £350 - £500)

53

London Stained Glass Tour by Caroline Swash

A 2-hour tour for up to 4 people by the author of the definitive guide to stained glass in London.  

(Est. £80 - £100)

Current Bid: £100

54

The Sarcophagus Room, Sir John Soane's Museum by Simon Hurst

Model constructed with flatbed printed Daler Mount-board. Framed.

H 465 x W 356 x D 54 mm

(Est. £300 - £400)

Current Bid: Sold

55

Heralds by Robert Austin RE

Lithograph, 1953, signed in pencil.  From the Coronation Series published in an edition of 50 by the Royal College of Art.

Framed H 495 x W 610mm
Image H 300 x W 420 mm

(Est. £420 - £550)

56

Tyger! Tyger! by Ian Archie Beck

Signed in pencil and further signed, dated and annotated under mount.  Illustrated: Stories and Songs for Bedtime, Oxford University Press, 2004 (pp.74-5). 

Watercolour and pencil, 2003

Framed H 440 x W 540 mm
Image H 230 W 350 mm

(Est. £420 - £500)

Current Bid: Sold

57

Lady in Pink Skirt by Anne Hickmott

Reduction Linocut

'Inspired by a photograph that I took at Henley a few years ago. The person rowing - and not visible behind the willow - may be a secret assignment.' Anne Hickmott

Framed H 255 x W 290 mm 
Image H 405 W 460 mm

 

(Est. £300 - £400)

58

Elephant Resting by Marthe Armitage

Linocut

'I wanted to express how lovable, willing, peaceful and vulnerable elephants are. And in India they are at home and, I hope, prized.' Marthe Armitage

Framed H 558 x W 457 mm 
Image H 406 W 305 mm

 

(Est. £200 - £400)

Current Bid: Sold

59

Open Handle Teapot by Jeremy Nichols

Salt glazed Stoneware

'Handles and handling are the starting points for my series of teapot designs which aim to combine functionality with visual impact. I draw on my training (a long time ago) as an aeronautical engineer to invest these forms with a sense of movement and balance and with the spirit of precision.'   Jeremy Nichols

 

H 240 x W 300 x D 160 mm

(Est. £300 - £400)

60

Tea at Nana's by Anne Hickmott

Reduction Linocut 1of 5

'I wanted to show the hollyhocks with the light behind. Look for the two bicycles left by Nana’s visitors.' Anne Hickmott

Framed H 500 x W 457 mm
Image H 300 W 430 mm

 

(Est. £300 - £400)

61

Wild Flowers in Two Spotted Jugs by Ed Fairfax-Lucy

Picked on the dunes of the Atlantic coast

Oil on card

Framed H 287 x W 354 mm
Image H 160 x W 260 mm

(Est. £500 - £700)

Current Bid: Sold

62

Fortis Green by Sarah McMenemy

Original Artwork.

Gouache, ink, collage on paper.

'I walk past this block of mansion flats on my way to the shops in Muswell Hill. On a sunny day the red brick glows and the details on the building look majestic against the blue sky. I have enjoyed mixing paint and collage to convey the vibrant look of the facade.'


Framed H 430 x W 530 mm
Image H 260 W 350 mm

(Est. £300 - £500)

63

Red Door Next Door by Anne Hickmott

Reduction Linocut 5 of 10

A view from the office at the artist's son's house in Battersea.

Framed H 335 x W 390 mm
Print H 150 W 210 mm

(Est. £300 - £400)

Current Bid: Sold

64

Sussex chair

Victorian ebonised ‘Sussex’ armchair designed by William Morris, seat re-rushed but frame in need of repair.

(Est. £100 - £150)

Current Bid: Sold

65

Dunns' by Sarah McMenemy

Limited edition archival print.

'Dunns’ is the famous Crouch End bakery. It has a wonderful window display of magical and splendid baked and iced creations. It is a joyful sight and a bit thrilling to walk past. It was a favourite destination with my children after school.'

Framed H 620 x W 510 mm 
Image H 380 W 280 mm

 

(Est. £200 - £400)

66

Girl Towards Evening (after Arturo Martini) by Matthew Eve

Pen and ink drawing, 2017.

Framed H 560 x W 390 mm
Image H 400 W 230 mm

(Est. £350 - £450)

67

To My Dear and Loving Husband by Patricia Lovett

Written with a quill on calfskin manuscript vellum using two colours of calligraphy gouache.  Bound by the scribe using handmade paper from Thailand and India.

Poem by Anne Bradstreet, America's first published poet.  Written 1641 - 1643.

H 150 x W 200 mm

(Est. £300 - £500)

Current Bid: Sold

68

Waterlow Park by Sarah McMenemy

Original Artwork.

Gouache, ink, collage on paper.

'I have always loved the view down the sweeping slopes of Waterlow Park in Highgate. The pond often resembles a shining piece of silver and the there is a faint glimpse of London’s’ skyline beyond the trees. I am indulging my liking for brown parcel paper by using it as a shape which creates a path leading us down the hill.'

Framed H 530 x W 730 mm 
Image H 370 W 530 mm

(Est. £300 - £500)

69

Rodin in His Studio by William Rothenstein

Lithograph, 1897, signed in the plate.

Framed H 510 x W 600 mm
Image H 330 W 410 mm

(Est. £120 - £150)

70

Portrait of John Minton by Matthew Eve

Collage, pen and ink, 2017.

Framed H 420 x W 360 mm
Image H 170 W 110 mm

(Est. £150 - £200)

71

Sketchbook by Marthe Armitage and Mark Winstanley

Blank sketchbook with coptic binding.

Cover, inspired by a trip to Highgrove, designed and printed by Marthe Armitage, and bound by Mark Winstanley of the Wyvern Bindery.

H 200 x W 200 x D 25 mm

(Est. £150 - £200)

Current Bid: Sold

72

Two day Bookbinding Course by Mark Winstanley

Two day Bookbinding course at the Wyvery Bindery.  Lunch and all materials included.

(Est. £250 - £350)

Current Bid: Sold