Today has been a physically and mentally demanding day, and all the better for the latter of those two being the case. As well as imaging some very interesting lots, as you will see, I got to try my hand at describing. The most interesting lot for me was lot 720:
Wall Plaques – collection of seven by “Ivorex” – nice. Four of these are rectangular, 11ins by 7ins (28 by 18cm): Westminster Abber, Conway Castle & Bridge, Royal Naval College Greenwich and Tower Bridge. One plaque measures 8 ins by 3.5 ins (20 by 8cms), with an arched top piece which at the centre increases the height by approx 0.5 ins (1.5cms) – this is of the Capitol, Washington DC. Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral are both 5 ins by 3.5 ins (13 by 8cms).
Also quite interesting was lot 719, a small table, the top of which hinges up to reveal a full set of cutlery:
There were also several large dinner/ tea services in various extremely fragile materials which therefore needed very careful handling.
Another very interesting lot from an imaging and describing perspective, which I am not ready to share in full yet, consists of four boxes of wooden printers blocks of varying sizes, all fairly large.