Current Exhibitions

Here are some fascinating and historic items I am currently offering for sale.

Nelson’s Lost Jewel »

To coincide with the publication of my new book “Nelson’s Lost Jewel: The Extraordinary Story of the Lost Diamond Chelengk”, celebrated London jewellers Symbolic & Chase commissioned an exact replica of the fabled lost jewel based on a drawing of the Chelengk discovered in the College of Arms. Made by master goldsmith Philip Denyer, the […]

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Portrait miniature of Lieutenant Daniel Pring RN (c1788-1846) »

Oval portrait miniature of Lieutenant Daniel Pring RN (c.1788-1846), attributed to Thomas Richmond (1771-1837) English school, circa 1810 Watercolour on ivory; mounted in gold as a pendent, reverse with plaited hair applied with gold monograms “DP” and “AP”. Dimensions: Oval, 65mm x 55mm / 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches (ex. loop) Provenance: Lot 695, […]

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Hat Cockade Worn by Sir Philip Broke in the action with the Chesapeake June 1st 1813 »

Plain circular wooden box containing a black Royal Navy cockade waterproofed for sea service, box with applied plaque inscribed: “Cockade Worn by SIR PHILIP BROKE In the action with the CHESAPEAKE June 1st 1813″ Diameter of box: 100 mm / 3 7/8 inches Height of box approx: 25 mm / 1 inch Diameter of cockade approx:  80 […]

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Composer Cipriani Potter’s “Truth” seal »

Gilt metal pendent fob with chased foliate and fox mask motif decoration set with a rectangular foiled back rock crystal seal engraved with a quill and legend TRUTH, English, circa 1830. Height approx: 25mm / 1  inch:  £1500.  Accompanied by a letter of family provenance dated October 1909 stating descent from Sir Wyndham Dunstan (1861-1949), […]

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A late 18th century French polychrome decorated carved wooden figure »

This rare carved figure is a relic of the little-known Royalist rebellion and counter revolution in the Vendée region of south-west France during the French revolution. Like the Chouannerie uprising in the west of France, the rebellion in the conservatively minded and strongly Catholic rural region was sparked by the brutal suppression of the clergy […]

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