Rowley’s is an independent auction house providing a complete art and antiques auctioneering and valuation service throughout East Anglia and the East Midlands. We specialise in providing valuations for insurance, probate and family division purposes, and in appraising, marketing and auctioning items of all values to national and international markets.
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We are pleased to announce, in partnership with the-saleroom.com, we are now able to provide online bidding at our forthcoming Fine Art auctions. You will be able to see lots on your screen at the same time as they appear in the room, and relay bids through your computer directly to the auctioneer. To register to bid, or for more information, please visit the-saleroom.com.
CARLO GRUBACS (1802-1878) Italian
Piazza San Marco from the Riva Degli Schiavoni; and Riva Degli Schiavoni with the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute in the Distance
Oil and bodycolour on canvas
26.5 x 20.5 cms, framed, (a pair) (2)
Sold for £9,800.
An 18th/early 19th century yellow metal mounted enamel decorated blue glass scent bottle, probably the London workshop of James Giles
The enamel decorated top above the facet cut main body decorated with birds, insects and flowers in a landscape, housed in a silk lined shagreen case. 8 cms high.
Sold for £9,200.
A large early 19th century dolls house
The three storey building with an arched pediment painted with a crest above the glazed windows and painted front door with brick work painted throughout, the interiors with fitted cast iron fireplaces, on a detachable pine stand. 170 cms high.
Sold for £6,750.
A 19th century gilt bronze and marble mantel clock
The ribbon tied and floral swag mounted oval face painted with cherubs, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals above a separate patent date and days aperture, over the scroll and shell cast central section and white marble plinth presentation plaque, standing on florally cast bun feet. 57 cms wide.
Sold for £5,900.
A pair of George VI silver photograph frames, hallmarked Birmingham 1946, maker's mark of Henry Hodson Plante
Enclosing signed photographs After Elizabeth Wilding of King George VI and Elizabeth below engraved Royal cyphers; together with a framed photograph of the two princesses. The frames 35.5 x 36.5 cms overall.
Sold for £5,400.
A 19th century carved giltwood chinoiserie mirror, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
The ornately C-scroll and florally carved frame surmounted with a pagoda issuing a bell, flanked by twin ho-ho birds. 165 cms wide.
Sold for £4,200.
A large pair of Chinese carved ivory figures
One a gentleman holding flowering blooms and a staff, a crane at his feet, the other a lady holding flowering blooms and a basket, a peacock at her feet, each with carved marks to base. Each 60 cms high. (2)
Sold for £3,900.
An early 19th century pressed tortoiseshell tea caddy
Decorated with panels of Gothic architectural design, the domed hinged lid enclosing a single lidded compartment, the underside with a lock release catch. 11 cms wide.
Sold for £3,900.
The company prides itself on delivering a highly professional and confidential service to its many private clients and to the region’s leading solicitors, banks, land and estate agents. Rowley’s is based at 8 Downham Road in Ely, Cambridgeshire where monthly regular Auctions are held on the second Saturday of each month. Quarterly Fine Art and Antique Auctions are held at Tattersalls sale ring in Newmarket, Suffolk.