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Where did the weekend go?

This inquisitive bronze figure is offered in the upcoming Fine European Works of Art & Clocks auction taking place on Wednesday 27th March at 2pm GMT. The artist is Mathilde Thomas-Soyer, one of the few professional female sculptors working in Paris in the late 19th century, and like Rosa Bonheur, specialised in Animalier subjects. She studied under the well-known sculptors Auguste Cain, himself an Animalier sculptor, and Henri Chapu.
Lot 190. Mathilde Thomas-Soyer (French, B. 1861): A Bronze Equestrian Model of a Cavalryman ‘En Vedette’ cast by Thiebaut Freres. Estimate: £2,000-£3,000
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This Torah, with a very intricate silver binding decorated with fruits and flowers will go under the hammer next week as part of the Books & Illustrated Art, including Cartoons auction. .
Lot 197. Silver Binding.- [Torah], light browning, dust soiling, marginal staining throughout, 1 leaf repaired with tape, German 13 Loth (812 standard) silver binding, decorated with a design of fruits and flowers, hinged clasp, marked to clasp with purity stamp and town mark only, 12mo (135 x 90mm), Sulzbach, 1805. Estimate: £2,500-£3,500
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Books and Illustrated Art, including Cartoons, Thursday 28th March at 11am
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‘What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.’ – Victor Hugo

Our latest Chiswick Curates blog examines cartoons and caricatures from some of the most popular names in UK political and social satire, against the context of Victor Hugo’s quote. The works will be offered in the forthcoming Books & Illustrated Art, including Cartoons taking place on Thursday 28th March at 11am GMT.
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Lot 30. Rowson (Martin) Brexit interest.- ARR David Cameron & Herman Van Rompuy as Pinocchio & Geppetto,2009 (3). Estimate: £200-£300

Lot 14. Lee (Joseph, illustrator / artist) ARR Political satire.- Referendum, 1960-70s (34) Estimate: £400-£600
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Our #ThrowBackThursday is this Egyptian bronze figure of Osiris, circa 664-332 B.C. The figure is offered in the forthcoming auction of Antiquities & Tribal Art taking place on Tuesday 9th April.
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Lot 19. An Egyptian bronze figure of Osiris, Late Period, Circa 664 – 332 B.C. Estimate: £6,000-£8,000
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‘This wonderful early 18th century clock is in beautiful original condition and full working order. It was made by Jacob Massey, a clockmaker descended from a family of renowned horologists originally from Blois, France, and related to Edmund Massey who produced a timepiece that was sold at Chiswick Auctions last year for £22,500 including premium’. - Rachael Osborn-Howard, Head of European Works of Art & Clocks
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Lot 105. A Rare and Fine William III Ebonised Striking Table Clock with Pull Quarter Repeat by Jacob Massey, London, c. 1700.
Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000
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European Fine Works of Art, Wednesday 27th March at 2pm GMT
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‘This double portrait is my personal favourite in the sale, it is very striking with its unusual format’. - Melissa van Vliet, Head of Sale, picks her favourite lot ahead of our Old Master Paintings sale.
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Old Master Paintings, Wednesday 20th March at 2pm GMT
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Lot 15. English School, circa 1720-30, Double portrait of a young boy and girl, oil on canvas. Estimate: £1,000-£1,500
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For #MiniatureMonday we have this tiny Sepher Torah Nevi'im U'Kethuvim, prepared by Menachem M. Scholz, housed in its original gilt tooled metal case, with magnifying glass inset.
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Books and Illustrated Art, including Cartoons, Thursday 28th March at 11am
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Lot 194. Miniature Bible (“Tanach”).- Sepher Torah Nevi’im U’Kethuvim, prepared by Menachem M. Scholz, light age yellowing, glue stain to last leaf, original stamped cloth, housed within original gilt tooled metal case, with magnifying glass inset, hinged clasp, 33 x 25 mm, Warsaw, c. 1880. Estimate: £1,200-£1,800
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‘I love how the colours heighten the sense of drama in this already powerful depiction of the eruption of the Vesuvius’. – Melissa van Vliet, Head of Sale, discusses one of her favourite lots from the upcoming sale of Old Master Paintings. .
Old Master Paintings, Wednesday 20th March at 2pm GMT
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Lot 66. Circle of Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797), A view of Vesuvius from Posillipo, Naples, oil on canvas. Estimate: £4,000-£6,000
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Weekend reading material, various books on Ancient history including Panegyrici Veteres, Vetera Romanorum and Varia Historia.

These are Edward Gibbon’s copies, with his armorial bookplate. The works were frequently cited in his ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ and other works. On ‘Vetera Romanorum’ he wrote: “A most excellent edition of one of the most useful works we have, on the Geography of the Roman Empire”.
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Books and Illustrated Art, including Cartoons, Thursday 28th March at 11am GMT
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‘Seeing such historically important negatives brought to life in the darkroom was a truly amazing experience’. – Austin Farahar, Head of Photographica.
More footage from last night @thebrightrooms who ran a special workshop developing negatives from The Francis Brugiuère Collection. The collection, containing works from one of the most influential photographers in the development of fine art photography, will go under the hammer on Tuesday 19th March at 11am GMT
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Tonight we’re at @thebrightrooms in Peckham, bringing the Francis Bruguière collection into the light with a workshop developing his original negatives ahead of our Photographica sale, next week
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Photographica, Tuesday 19th March at 11am GMT
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‘This lot is a classic example of a Heriz carpet with its hooked, angular design and strong colour combination. Over the years this type of carpet has always been well received at auction because of its hard wearing and bold design, making it a very good furnishing piece’. – Mark Henry Lampe, Head of Rugs & Carpets
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Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, Tuesday 26th March at 11am GMT
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Lot 49. A Fine Heriz Carpet, North-West Persia. Estimate: £1,600-£2,000
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