As Cheltenham Festival fever grips the nation this March, Roseberys is delighted to be sharing in the action by offering an exceptional silver sculpture of one of horse racing’s greatest equine heroes: Frankel. Crafted in solid silver by the highly acclaimed equestrian sculptor Charlie Langton, this limited-edition sculpture carries an estimate of £15,000-£25,000 and offers collectors and racing enthusiasts a rare opportunity to purchase an impressive and remarkable piece of racing history.



Lot 3: A silver sculpture: Frankel Winning the 2000 Guineas. 

Charlie Langton


Not to be outshone by Frankel and his legendary turn of foot, Lot 2, a delightful Victorian novelty silver tortoise table bell, possesses features that make it an equally special runner in this auction. Made in London by Joseph Braham in 1895, the tortoise features a silver shell and body encasing a clockwork bell mechanism operated by depressing the head or tail. It carries an estimate of £1,200-1,800.


Lot 2: A Victorian novelty silver tortoise table bell. 

Joseph Braham


Animals aside, the Silver sale this March comprises over two hundred lots of Stuart, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, and Contemporary silver at prices to suit every purse. The offering includes a private collection of silver from the estate of the late David Cornwell - best known as the author John le Carré - as well as silverware from the Continent and further afield. A highlight of the European silver section is a 19th century Austro-Hungarian dressing table mirror by Joseph Carl Klinkosch, one of Vienna’s most important makers and former Imperial Silversmith to Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.



Lot 8: A 19th century Austro-Hungarian silver dressing table mirror. 
Joseph Carl Klinkosch


A standout lot from among the offering of 17th century silverware in this sale is Lot 6: a pair of William III columnar silver candlesticks. Well over three hundred years old, these cast candlesticks are steeped in history and are estimated to realise £5,000-8,000. A slightly later pair of candlesticks (lot 47) from the estate of the late David Cornwell and dating from George I’s reign are expected to fetch £2,000-3,000.


Lot 6: A pair of William III silver candlesticks. 
Maker's mark 'DB' with mullet or pellet above


Further highlights in this sale include an early George I silver punch bowl by Robert Timbrell & Joseph Bell I (Lot 1), a set of four French silver gilt plates by Maison Odiot (Lot 13), and an interesting Japanese mixed metal and silver bowl (Lot 14), which our research suggests may have been brought back to England by Christopher Dresser in the late 19thcentury. Christopher Dresser was a leading figure in the Japonisme movement in the West, and his efforts to promote Japanese art and design led him to set sail for Japan in 1876-1877. This was the first visit to Japan by a European Designer, and Dresser was commissioned to form two collections of 'reliable tutorial value': one for the London based importer of Japanese wares, Londos & Co. (a partnership between Cornelius Brabrook Pare and Peter Charles and John Reynolds), and the other for Tiffany & Co. of New York. The hallmarks on this bowl (Birmingham, 1878, Cornelius Brabrook Pare) suggest that it was very likely one of the items brought back by Dresser for Londos & Co. in 1877.


Lot 14: A Japanese silver and mixed metal Aesthetic Movement bowl