RARE: CHRISTOPHER DRESSER (1834-1904) ELECTROPLATED TEA SET COMPRISING: TEAPOT, SUGAR BOWL & MILK JUG MANUFACTURED BY JAMES DIXON AND SONS
Spherical form with four angled legs with ebony bar handles, stamped manufacturer's mark for James Dixon & Sons, designer's facsimile signature "Chr Dresser" and design registration lozenge for 25 November 1880, model number 2278
Teapot Measures 13.7 cm high: Milk Jug 6cm high: Sugar Bowl 8.5cm high: Ref: See Lyon & Turnbull, Lot 1, 19-04-2005
18ct GOLD ROLEX SUBMARINER DATE 16618: The Case, Bracelet & Bezel in 18ct Gold, Blue Bezel & Electric Blue Sunburst Dial with Luminous Markers & Hands. Complete with Original Inner & Outer Boxes. Swing Tag & Original Warranty Certificate/ Paperwork/Instruction Manual & Original Perfect Case Back Green Hologram: Purchased 29th November 1999: 40mm: Excellent Condition: Working Perfectly When Catalogued.
LI TANG 1050-1130: SONG DYNASTY: Scroll Painting of Characters within a Landscape: 245cm x 78cm
Li Tang was born ca. 1050, a native of Heyang. Already in his early years he earned his living by painting. Sometime after 1100, under Emperor Huizong, he earned the highest rank in the Painting Academy at the court in Bianjing (now Kaifeng).
He survived the invasion by the Jurchen Jin dynasty in 1126–27, and, together with the court, moved to Qiantang (now Hangzhou), which became the capital city of the newly established Southern Song Dynasty. He continued to serve as painter in the court under Emperor Gaozong, and died circa 1130.
Provenance: Given many years ago to the vendor as a gift by a friend who was a Chinese Art Collector.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: The Medals of Lieutenant Ernest Henry Wade M.M.G.C, 1st Lieutenant to Lawrence of Arabia, the medals including the Military Cross & The Order of El Nada. Wade mentioned in Pillars of Wisdom & The Legend of Lawrence. The Medals once displayed at the Museum in Bovington, the town where Lawrence lived. Wade mentioned in The London Gazette 4th September 1918.