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Guild Auction

Thursday 23 November 2017
Venue: 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.

Lots may be viewed at the Guild by appointment during October and November.  Please contact the Guild office to arrange.  

The Guild will be open to the public for viewing on Thursday 23 November 10 am to 7pm.  Up to 60 selected lots will be auctioned live from 7pm. 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

H 308 x W 272 mm Framed

 

 

 

(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: £150

17

Aquitaine Decorated Large Charger 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

Image H 250 x W 223 mm Framed

(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: £260

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

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: £200

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

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.

H 385 x W 460 mm

(Est. £300 - £350)

Current Bid: £250

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)

Current Bid: £500

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

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)

Current Bid: £600

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: £120

42

Cross Handled Bottle by John Leach

West Country stoneware clay with ash glaze.

H 230 mm 



(Est. £270 - £300)

Current Bid: £250

43

Finger Portrait: Robert Tear CBE by 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)

Current Bid: £450

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)

Current Bid: £800

45

Squashed Bottle by John Leach

West Country stoneware clay with wax resist decoration
H 195 mm 

(Est. £175 - £200)

Current Bid: £155

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.

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)

Current Bid: £2500

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)

Current Bid: £450

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)

Current Bid: £350

49

Nutcracker Dancer by Gilbert Whyman MRBS

Sculpture in welded steel

H 250 mm

(Est. £350 - £500 )

Current Bid: £290

50

Black Mood (Dancing Lady) by John Leach

West Country stoneware clay
H 142 mm 

(Est. £175 - £200)

Current Bid: £160

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)

Current Bid: £450

52

Head over Heels by Gilbert Whyman MRBS

Sculpture in welded steel

H 390 mm

(Est. £350 - £500)

Current Bid: £290

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: £300

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)

Current Bid: £400

58

Elephant Resting by Marthe Armitage

Linocut

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

 

 

 

 

(Est. £200 - £400)

Current Bid: £200

57

Lady in Pink Skirt by Anne Hickmott

Reduction Lino cut 1/6

Framed = H 255 x W 290 mm 
Print = H 405 W 460 mm

(Est. £300 - £400)

Current Bid: £275

60

Tea at Nana's by Anne Hickmott

Reduction Lino cut 1/5

Framed = H 500 x W 457 mm
Print = H 300 W 430 mm

(Est. £300 - £400)

Current Bid: £275

63

Red Door Next Door by Anne Hickmott

Reduction Lino cut 5/10

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

(Est. )

Current Bid: £175