Miniature mahogany Victorian grandfather clocks, like the one pictured above, were often used by travelling salesman or placed in a clockmaker’s shop window.
This 3ft 5in (1.04m) high example, with an eight-day movement, was made by Benjamin Glover. He appears on the 1851 census records as a 39-year old Dutch clock maker of Gildersome Street in Leeds.
It is estimated at £400-600 in David Duggleby’s November 18 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
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This vibrant 19th century military or soldier’s quilt features in Tennants’ Vintage Costume & Textile Sale on November 24 in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
Fashioned from wool serge uniform fabric, this quilt was made by Master Tailor H Cormack during his service in India, possibly in Rawalpindi, during the late 19th century. The reverse of the quilt is a patchwork of printed cottons featuring dogs and cats, and printed panels of naval officers courting ladies.
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This set of four early 19th century English silver candlesticks was made by the silversmith Henry Wilkinson & Co in Sheffield, 1838.
Measuring 11½in (29cm) high, they are embossed with rococo scrollwork and retain their original removable candle sockets. The quartet forms part of a silver collection consigned from a vendor in Rutland to Stamford Auction Rooms’ sale on November 25 in Lincolnshire. Estimate £800-1200.
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This large silver trophy cup commemorates Westward, a famous American schooner.
The 160ft yacht was launched in 1910 and sailed her way to stardom in the golden era of big class racing, challenging some of the most formidable schooners of the time in Europe’s premier regattas. Designed and built by the celebrated American yacht builder Nathanael Herreshoff, she was bought in 1924 by the self-made millionaire Thomas Benjamin Davis (1867-1942), who lived on the island of Jersey.
The 18½in (47cm) high cup, made in 1930 by Walker & Hall, Sheffield, is engraved with a tall sailing boat and commemorates Westward’s first racing at Cannes in March 1930. It is estimated at £1200-1800 in Cuttlestones’ November 23-24 sale in Penkridge, Stafford.
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