Fine Art

Tuesday 22 October 2019


The next Fine Art and Antiques sale will offer more high-quality and diverse objects and artworks from the 17th to the 20th century, including British and Continental Old Master drawings and prints, portrait miniatures, 19th century paintings, sculpture and bronzes, and 20th century works of art. A fine chalk study of a female head by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785) from the Geider Collection carries an estimate of £300-500. 


Sculptures include the 19th century French artist Duchoiselle’s Femme Allongée estimated at £500-800. Amongst the portrait miniatures is a 19th century painting on porcelain depicting Catherine the Great (1729-1796) after the well-known original by Fyodor Rokotov (1736-1808), here embellished with a diamond-encrusted silver and gold frame (£300-500). Amongst Modern British works are oils by Julius Olsson of boats in St. Ives harbour, Geoffrey Tibble’s large interior with his wife Marjorie, works by Joseph Longhurst, Christopher Gifford Ambler, as well as prints by Paula Rego, John Brunsdon, and others. The illustrated catalogue will be available online from Tuesday 17th September.

For further information please contact Nathan Winter or Susanna Winters

+44 (0)1285 860006


Tuesday 22 October 2019 


Following on from the success of recent textile sales, we will once again be offering a large and diverse section of early and vintage textiles as part of our Fine Art and Antiques sale. Dating from the 17th century through to the 20th century, there will be an offering of shawls, dresses and other garments, quilts, lace items, early printed and woven fabrics, and embroideries.

Amongst the items we will be auctioning are two pairs of early lace mittens for children dating from the 16th or 17th century, a collection of rare 17th century needlework furnishing slips, an unusual satirical printed handkerchief ‘The Danger and Folly of Going to Law’, some miniature salesman sample garments, nursery curtains and fabric in ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ design printed by Marignon, and a desirable Mary Quant dress.



For further information please contact Susanna Winters

+44 (0)1285 860006



Tuesday 22 October 2019


Our October sale includes a good section of silver and fine jewellery, a selection of 18th century and later sculptures including bronze and carved wood, a Roman altar and other interesting artefacts.


A ladies 18ct white gold ring set with 10 brilliant cut diamonds, approximately 0.5ct each, stamped ‘750’, size M, overall weight (including stones) 7.7g

Estimate £1500-2000


A pair of ladies 18K white gold diamond drop earrings, set with 45 small brilliant cut diamonds on three strands, stamped ‘D357 K18’K, overall weight (including stones) 12g

Estimate £500-800


For further information please contact Henry Meadows

+44 (0)1285 860006


The Library of Eduard Rosenbaum (1887-1979)

Thursday 12 December 2019


Dominic Winter Auctioneers are delighted to offer for sale the library of the noted Anglo-German economist, author and librarian Eduard Rosenbaum (1887-1979).

Born in Hamburg, Rosenbaum was from 1919 syndic of the Hamburg chamber of commerce (Handelskammer) and director of its famous Commerzbibliothek. In the same year he was part of the German delegation at Versailles, and published an account of the negotiations shortly after (Der Vertrag von Versailles, 1921). He was removed from his position by the Nazi Party in April 1933, and in 1934 emigrated to England through the offices of John Maynard Keynes, whom he had met at Versailles, and whose papers he had helped publish through the Hamburg journal Wirtschaftsdienst: Wirtschafltiche Nachrichten.

In 1935 he became the first holder of the newly-created position of acquisitions librarian at the London School of Economics, remaining in post until his retirement in 1952. His internment on the Isle of Man in 1940 provided an introduction to Italian economist Piero Sraffa, whom he went on to assist in compiling the Royal Economic Society’s edition of the works of David Ricardo (1951); later in life he wrote a history of the Hamburg merchant bank M. M. Warburg & Co. (1976).

The library of Eduard Rosenbaum comes to the market direct from the family, and the sale coincides with an exhibition at the Hamburg Handelskammer to commemorate the centenary of Rosenbaum’s appointment as director, to be held from 26 July until 4 October 2019, which is to be followed by a special lecture on 17 October at the LSE. His collection provides an engrossing snapshot of the cultural milieu which the Nazi Party set out to destroy. Highlights include rare livres d’artiste by Conrad Felixmüller, the expressionist painter pronounced degenerate by the Nazi regime, limited editions of works by symbolist poet Stefan George, and a complete set of Robert Musil’s Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften (1930-43) in the dust jackets.


For further information please contact Dominic Somerville-Brown

+44 (0)1285 860006