Current Auction Catalogue

Online Bidding is available for this auction.

Bid Online

General Interiors Auctions: Buyer’s Premium of 18% plus VAT applies to each lot. Antique & Decorators Auctions & Specialist Sales:  Premium of 20% plus vat applies. Additional charge of 3% plus vat applies for online bidding via our website.  Artist’s Resale Rights may apply where relevant. Please enquire for details.

Current Auction Catalogue:  The Emporium: The Bennett-Levy Auction, together with other Estate properties: Saturday 25th January 2020 at 11am

Number of lots per page: 25 | 50 | 100 | All


Lot 1

A lepidoptery panel, c. 1900, framed (glass lacking). Overall 71cm by 55cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A lepidoptery panel, c. 1900, framed (glass lacking). Overall 71cm by 55cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 2

A handsome Chinese blue and white porcelain jar, late 19th century, of baluster form, painted with prunus, with pierced carved wooden cover and stand. Overall 47cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400
A handsome Chinese blue and white porcelain jar, late 19th century, of baluster form, painted with prunus, with pierced carved wooden cover and stand. Overall 47cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400

Lot 3

A Japanese bronze hand held mirror, c. 1900, cast to the reverse with cranes amidst pine trees. 33cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A Japanese bronze hand held mirror, c. 1900, cast to the reverse with cranes amidst pine trees. 33cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 4

A 19th century mahogany cased collection of geological specimens, labelled in three lift-out trays, the case with paper label for W. Edwards, Cabinet Maker, No. 13 Earl Street, Westminster. Case 9cm by 25cm by 15cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120
A 19th century mahogany cased collection of geological specimens, labelled in three lift-out trays, the case with paper label for W. Edwards, Cabinet Maker, No. 13 Earl Street, Westminster. Case 9cm by 25cm by 15cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120

Lot 5

A pair of 19th century polychrome painted cast iron door stops, Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnnie. Taller 26cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £150-200
A pair of 19th century polychrome painted cast iron door stops, Tam O

Lot 6

A pair of 19th century Chinese gilt-brass candlesticks each modelled as a crane standing on the back of a turtle, with lotus-cast detachable drip pans. Height 34cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400
A pair of 19th century Chinese gilt-brass candlesticks each modelled as a crane standing on the back of a turtle, with lotus-cast detachable drip pans. Height 34cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400

Lot 7

A pair of Chinese large enamel and gilt-painted iron models of Buddhist lion dogs, each modelled seated on its haunches, a paw resting on a brocade ball. Height 27cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £400-600
A pair of Chinese large enamel and gilt-painted iron models of Buddhist lion dogs, each modelled seated on its haunches, a paw resting on a brocade ball. Height 27cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £400-600

Lot 8

A pair of large Chinese Shiwan style pottery figures of bearded sages, early 20th century (losses/damage). 42cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-300
A pair of large Chinese Shiwan style pottery figures of bearded sages, early 20th century (losses/damage). 42cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-300

Lot 9

A 19th century cast iron Mr Punch and Toby door stop, modelled in characteristic pose. Height 33cm Provenance: Michael Bennett Levy, £80-120
A 19th century cast iron Mr Punch and Toby door stop, modelled in characteristic pose. Height 33cm Provenance: Michael Bennett Levy, £80-120

Lot 10

A collection of small glass pharmacy jars, 19th century and later, most with cork stoppers and original paper labels includiung "Robertson Chemist, The Atholl Pharmacy, Pitlochry, POISON", "A.N. Beck & Son, Stoke Newington High St., London, Potassium Permangonate, Cadmium Metal, Copper Metal, Manganese Dioxide" etc. Average bottle size 8cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £60-80
A collection of small glass pharmacy jars, 19th century and later, most with cork stoppers and original paper labels includiung "Robertson Chemist, The Atholl Pharmacy, Pitlochry, POISON", "A.N. Beck & Son, Stoke Newington High St., London, Potassium Permangonate, Cadmium Metal, Copper Metal, Manganese Dioxide" etc. Average bottle size 8cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £60-80

Lot 11

A group of nine clear glass pharmacy jars, c. 1900, each with red and gilt label, including "Aqua Camphorae", "Pulv:Areca:Nuc:" and "Ext: Ergotae Liq" (9). Average height 20cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £70-90
A group of nine clear glass pharmacy jars, c. 1900, each with red and gilt label, including "Aqua Camphorae", "Pulv:Areca:Nuc:" and "Ext: Ergotae Liq" (9). Average height 20cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £70-90

Lot 12

A set of four clear glass pharmacy jars, c. 1900, each with blue and gilt label including "Amylum" and "Pot. Nitras". (4) 17cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
A set of four clear glass pharmacy jars, c. 1900, each with blue and gilt label including "Amylum" and "Pot. Nitras". (4) 17cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60

Lot 13

A collection of blue and green glass pharmacy jars, late 19th century and later, of varying shapes and sizes, some with paper labels including "Hedley E. Dwelly, Acton Lane, Harlesden, Bicarbonate of Soda", "Mackenzie & Co., Forrest Rd., Edinburgh Fehlings Solution and Pure Glycerine" etc (13) Tallest 28cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120
A collection of blue and green glass pharmacy jars, late 19th century and later, of varying shapes and sizes, some with paper labels including "Hedley E. Dwelly, Acton Lane, Harlesden, Bicarbonate of Soda", "Mackenzie & Co., Forrest Rd., Edinburgh Fehlings Solution and Pure Glycerine" etc (13) Tallest 28cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120

Lot 14

A collection of clear glass pharmacy jars, c. 1900, various shapes and sizes, some with paper labels including "W. Robertson, The Atholl Pharmacy, Pitlochry, Rectified Benzine" and "Mackenzie & Co., Forrest Rd., Edinburgh, Powdered Boracic Acid" (15) Tallest 24cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120
A collection of clear glass pharmacy jars, c. 1900, various shapes and sizes, some with paper labels including "W. Robertson, The Atholl Pharmacy, Pitlochry, Rectified Benzine" and "Mackenzie & Co., Forrest Rd., Edinburgh, Powdered Boracic Acid" (15) Tallest 24cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120

Lot 15

A large collection of clear and coloured glass and stoneware pharmacy and other jars, some with stoppers, various sizes and shapes. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-100
A large collection of clear and coloured glass and stoneware pharmacy and other jars, some with stoppers, various sizes and shapes. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-100

Lot 16

A group of laboratory glass including a triple chamber condenser, other condensers, bell jar etc (9) First 49cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A group of laboratory glass including a triple chamber condenser, other condensers, bell jar etc (9) First 49cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 17

A group of laboratory glass including condensers and two thermometers (6). Longest 43cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
A group of laboratory glass including condensers and two thermometers (6). Longest 43cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60

Lot 18

A group of eight laboratory glass measures, all single-lipped, most with scales. (8) Tallest 18cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
A group of eight laboratory glass measures, all single-lipped, most with scales. (8) Tallest 18cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60

Lot 19

A quantity of laboratory glass test tubes, some in wooden stands Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50
A quantity of laboratory glass test tubes, some in wooden stands Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50

Lot 20

A box of laboratory glass including two beaker measures, condensers etc Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
A box of laboratory glass including two beaker measures, condensers etc Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60

Lot 21

An articulated horse's skeletal foot, fitted with wire, mounted on a wooden stand. Foot 20cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50
An articulated horse

Lot 22

A late 19th century rose metal mounted malacca cane, the domed handle with an unmarked monogrammed cap and with unmarked band; together with a long knopped stick with carved thistle handle. (2) 87cm and 133cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A late 19th century rose metal mounted malacca cane, the domed handle with an unmarked monogrammed cap and with unmarked band; together with a long knopped stick with carved thistle handle. (2) 87cm and 133cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 23

A late 19th century French sword stick, the handle cast as the bust of a gentleman, the blade stamped "M.X France" within a faux bamboo stick; together with a a shepherd's crook walking stick, the horn handle carved with a thistle, mounted with souvenir badges. (2) 93.5cm and 82cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A late 19th century French sword stick, the handle cast as the bust of a gentleman, the blade stamped "M.X France" within a faux bamboo stick; together with a a shepherd

Lot 24

A late 19th century sword stick with stag horn handle, the blade engraved "Toledo"; together with a sword stick of similar date, with hook handle, and two white metal collars and push button release, the blade engraved "France". (2) 84cm and 91cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A late 19th century sword stick with stag horn handle, the blade engraved "Toledo"; together with a sword stick of similar date, with hook handle, and two white metal collars and push button release, the blade engraved "France". (2) 84cm and 91cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 25

A mid-20th century galvanised metal and canvas scratch-built model of a biplane, with skis, revolving propellor and cord operated rudder. Length 54cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400
A mid-20th century galvanised metal and canvas scratch-built model of a biplane, with skis, revolving propellor and cord operated rudder. Length 54cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400

Lot 26

A large early 20th century German plaster model of a prize winning cow, a Rotbunte Hollander (Friesian), painted, modelled standing on an integral base bearing a plaque inscribed with the history of the beast and the modeller, G. Luthardt, dated 1913 (a/f). Length 50cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400
A large early 20th century German plaster model of a prize winning cow, a Rotbunte Hollander (Friesian), painted, modelled standing on an integral base bearing a plaque inscribed with the history of the beast and the modeller, G. Luthardt, dated 1913 (a/f). Length 50cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £200-400

Lot 27

A 19th century flax or hemp comb carding tool, on a pine board, dated 1833 and further incised with initials. 80cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A 19th century flax or hemp comb carding tool, on a pine board, dated 1833 and further incised with initials. 80cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 28

A set of three late 19th century German bisque porcelain novelty tobacco jars modelled as the heads of black boys. Largest 13cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50
A set of three late 19th century German bisque porcelain novelty tobacco jars modelled as the heads of black boys. Largest 13cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50

Lot 29

A small 19th century brass preserve pan. Diameter 19.5cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £20-30
A small 19th century brass preserve pan. Diameter 19.5cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £20-30

Lot 30

Taxidermy: James Gardner, Oxford Street, London (taxidermist), a rare late Victorian cased pair of snowy owls (Bubo Scandiacus), c. 1880/90, the larger modelled perched on an outcrop, the smaller a branch, in an ebonised glazed case bearing taxidermist's label verso, "Natural History Depot, James Gardner....426 Oxford St..." etc. 76cm by 81cm by 26cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £800-1200
Taxidermy: James Gardner, Oxford Street, London (taxidermist), a rare late Victorian cased pair of snowy owls (Bubo Scandiacus), c. 1880/90, the larger modelled perched on an outcrop, the smaller a branch, in an ebonised glazed case bearing taxidermist

Lot 31

A 19th century silver cased open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, key wind fusee movement in a (later) case hallmarked for Birmingham 1890. Diameter of dial 42mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A 19th century silver cased open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, key wind fusee movement in a (later) case hallmarked for Birmingham 1890. Diameter of dial 42mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 32

A late 19th century Continental silver cased open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with roman numerals and two subidiary seconds and half hour dials, button wind movement (lacking glass). Dial 40mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
A late 19th century Continental silver cased open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with roman numerals and two subidiary seconds and half hour dials, button wind movement (lacking glass). Dial 40mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60

Lot 33

A mid-19th century silver cased open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, key wind movement with cylinder escapement, signed Sam Archer, Kirby St., London, the case hallmarked for London 1842. Dial 39mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £60-80
A mid-19th century silver cased open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, key wind movement with cylinder escapement, signed Sam Archer, Kirby St., London, the case hallmarked for London 1842. Dial 39mm.  Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £60-80

Lot 34

A late 19th century silver-cased open face pocket watch, the two part white enamel dial with Roman numerals, the three quarter plate lever fusee movement signed A.H. Drinkwater, Coventry, the case hallmarked for Chester 1896 and the inner case engraved "Andrew Milner, Fochabers, 1903". Dial 44mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £70-90
A late 19th century silver-cased open face pocket watch, the two part white enamel dial with Roman numerals, the three quarter plate lever fusee movement signed A.H. Drinkwater, Coventry, the case hallmarked for Chester 1896 and the inner case engraved "Andrew Milner, Fochabers, 1903". Dial 44mm.  Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £70-90

Lot 35

A small 19th century silver-cased verge open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, the signed key wind chain driven fusee movement within a case hallmarked for London 1842. Dial 33mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120
A small 19th century silver-cased verge open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, the signed key wind chain driven fusee movement within a case hallmarked for London 1842. Dial 33mm.  Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120

Lot 36

A Swiss open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, signed F.E. Roskopf Patent, Geneve, the inside cover engraved "Marque de Controle", the dust cover stamped with Paris Exhibition 1900 plate, in unmarked white metal. Dial 42mm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
A Swiss open face pocket watch, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds dial, signed F.E. Roskopf Patent, Geneve, the inside cover engraved "Marque de Controle", the dust cover stamped with Paris Exhibition 1900 plate, in unmarked white metal. Dial 42mm.  Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60

Lot 37

A large and striking Black Forest oak wall clock barometer, late 19th century, the dial with enamelled Roman numeral panels above a thermometer and barometer dial all within a case elaborately carved with acorn crest, flowers scrolls and griffins, eight day striking movement (lacking key). Height 110cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £300-500
A large and striking Black Forest oak wall clock barometer, late 19th century, the dial with enamelled Roman numeral panels above a thermometer and barometer dial all within a case elaborately carved with acorn crest, flowers scrolls and griffins, eight day striking movement (lacking key). Height 110cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £300-500

Lot 38

A patinated cast metal novelty nutcracker in the form of a Newfoundland dog, c. 1900, in a bronze patina, with tail lever. Length 30cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50
A patinated cast metal novelty nutcracker in the form of a Newfoundland dog, c. 1900, in a bronze patina, with tail lever. Length 30cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50

Lot 39

A patinated cast metal novelty nutcracker in the form of a Newfoundland dog, c. 1900, with tail lever bearing patent number. Length 32cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50
A patinated cast metal novelty nutcracker in the form of a Newfoundland dog, c. 1900,  with tail lever bearing patent number. Length 32cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50

Lot 40

An early 20th century stick telephone with bakelite mouthpiece. 31cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £70-90
An early 20th century stick telephone with bakelite mouthpiece. 31cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £70-90

Lot 41

A GPO 300 black bakelite telephone bearing label for Phoenix Telephone and Electric Works, London. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70
A GPO 300 black bakelite telephone bearing label for Phoenix Telephone and Electric Works, London. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £50-70

Lot 42

A vintage cased travelling electro-therapy machine. Case 11.5cm by 34cm by 25cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50
A vintage cased travelling electro-therapy machine. Case 11.5cm by 34cm by 25cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-50

Lot 43

Three 19th century American patented cast iron turntable apple peelers, two by Goodell & Co., New Hampshire, one Lockey & Howland, each with table clamp. (3) Largest 32cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £120-180
Three 19th century American patented cast iron turntable apple peelers, two by Goodell & Co., New Hampshire, one Lockey & Howland, each with table clamp. (3) Largest 32cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £120-180

Lot 44

Three 19th century American patented cast iron turntable apple peelers,one by Goodell & Co., New Hampshire, one The Reading Hardware Co., the third Scott Manufacturing Co., each with table clamp. (3) Largest 30cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £120-180
Three 19th century American patented cast iron turntable apple peelers,one by Goodell & Co., New Hampshire, one The Reading Hardware Co., the third Scott Manufacturing Co., each with table clamp. (3) Largest 30cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £120-180

Lot 45

Two white metal "Pulsocons" or blood circulators, c. 1900, each crank driven vibrator with wooden handle, one labelled "Dr. Macaura's Blood Circulator", the other "Pulsocon", each with patent no. (2) 32cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
Two white metal "Pulsocons" or blood circulators, c. 1900, each crank driven vibrator with wooden handle, one labelled "Dr. Macaura

Lot 46

An Edwardian brass pivoting coffee percolator, with domed cover enclosing grounds container, moving on a hooped arm over a base fitted with a burner. Height 37cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-40
An Edwardian brass pivoting coffee percolator, with domed cover enclosing grounds container, moving on a hooped arm over a base fitted with a burner. Height 37cm. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £30-40

Lot 47

Three early 20th century electro-therapy/electric shock machines: one Eveready, "The Congress" in a fitted mahogany case; the second German, hand-held in white metal in a travelling case; the third with batteries in a fitted mahogany case. (3) Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120
Three early 20th century electro-therapy/electric shock machines: one Eveready, "The Congress" in a fitted mahogany case; the second German, hand-held in white metal in a travelling case; the third with batteries in a fitted mahogany case. (3) Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120

Lot 48

Three Robertson Wytelite carbon filament light bulbs, c. 1920, each half frosted; together with an Osram gas-filled bulb of similar date. (4) First c. 10.5cm diameter. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60
Three Robertson Wytelite carbon filament light bulbs, c. 1920, each half frosted; together with an Osram gas-filled bulb of similar date. (4) First c. 10.5cm diameter. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £40-60

Lot 49

A pair of Philips 1000w single coil light bulbs. 31cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120
A pair of Philips 1000w single coil light bulbs. 31cm Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £80-120

Lot 50

A rare giant gas-filled light bulb, stamped indistinctly to the glass, suspended in a wooden crate with stencilled marks, "Mazda 240v-5000w, Gas Filled, S/2". Dimensions of crate 48cm by 36cm square. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £100-150
A rare giant gas-filled light bulb, stamped indistinctly to the glass, suspended in a wooden crate with stencilled marks, "Mazda 240v-5000w, Gas Filled, S/2". Dimensions of crate 48cm by 36cm square. Provenance: Michael Bennett-Levy, £100-150

© 2020 Ramsay Cornish | Privacy & Cookies | Site Map | Website by Broxden