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Auction Miscellaneous Lots
A stunning metal sculptural relief panel of a brown trout rising to a fly created from pewter, gold leaf and brass. With beautiful detail down to fish-scale level and subtle shades of turquoise, brown, red, silver and gold, this artwork perfectly captures the beauty of a wild trout. The panel was designed and made by Scottish artist Sam MacDonald using traditional metal-working techniques. Sam’s work is increasingly collectable. He makes private and public commissions and has a large salmon piece in the prestigious West Ranga Lodge in Iceland. The panel measures 50cm x 20cm and is ready to hang. New, original artwork, signed.
A rare copy of Yorkshire Trout Flies by T E Pritt. Half blue calf over blue cloth boards, titled in gilt on spine and upper board, raised bands and gilt emblems on spine, gilt rules to boards, marbled end-papers. Binder’s label on rear end-paper of the publishers, Goodall & Suddick. Unusual but original binding, sound if slightly scuffed. Contents fine. Inscribed in mauve pencil on half title no. 46. One of only 250 copies of this limited first edition. Scarce copy of this important book. 1885 first edition.
An exquisite Japanese gyotaku art work of a yamame (trout) with Akebia quinata leaves by Mr. Nakamura
An exquisite Japanese gyotaku artwork of a yamame (trout) with Akebia quinata leaves by Mr Nakamura, who is both a teacher and master practitioner of the art. Gyotaku is a traditional technique developed in the mid-1800s to record exceptional fish. The fish is rubbed with ink and used to create an imprint on paper which is hand-coloured, creating a beautifully detailed representation. The leaves have also been created using an imprint which is then hand-coloured. Yamame are native Japanese trout Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae with black spots and fingerprint parr marks. 41cm x 32cm. Unframed, signed original.
An A3-sized drawing in charcoal and acrylic paint depicting a leaping trout in action by Cumbrian artist, Scott Winstanley.
An exquisite original Japanese gyotaku art work of two rainbow trout with blue hydrangea flowers and leaves by Mr. Nakamura
An exquisite original Japanese gyotaku artwork of two rainbow trout with blue hydrangea flowers and leaves by Mr Nakamura, who is both a teacher and master practitioner of the art. Gyotaku is a traditional technique developed in the mid-1800s to record exceptional fish. The fish is rubbed with ink and used to create an imprint on paper which is hand-coloured, creating a beautifully detailed representation. The hydrangea flowers and leaves have also been created using an imprint which is then hand-coloured. 53cm x 43cm. Unframed, signed original.
Learn to plough with champion ploughman, David Chappell. Two hours expert coaching in South Yorkshire
Learn to plough, or polish-up those skills, with World Champion ploughman and the England ploughing team’s coach, David Chappell. Two hours of expert coaching in South Yorkshire with all kit provided and a ploughman’s lunch. By arrangement, 2017. Proceeds will be dedicated to habitat work with the Tyne Rivers Trust.
A hands-on day for one during which all stages of brewing beer from grain will be demonstrated: mashing, boiling, fermenting, bottling and drinking! Andrew Farr brewed his first batch of home-brew beer over 40 years ago. The world of work took him away from both brewing and fishing but since retirement he has returned to both. Location in East Sussex. 2017 date by agreement.
G M Service
Fishing at Home and Abroad, edited by The Rt Hon Sir Herbert Maxwell. 1913, first edition, 413 pages, large 4to, 10¼in x 12¾in, fully illustrated, brown leather bound, gilt titled on spine and front board, limited edition – 245 ex 750. Condition as shown, some foxing and slight water damage, otherwise good. Excerpt: “Anglers have multiplied so prodigiously during the past half century and facilities of travel have so vastly increased, that the waters of the British Isles can no longer accommodate the crowd. We are encouraged, therefore, to believe that a useful purpose may be served in showing what excellent sport may still be had in other parts of the world, more or less remote.”
The Trout and the Fly, a signed, open edition giclée print with mount. Print is 6in x 10in approx, and 11in x 15in approx including mount. David Miller is a highly respected wildlife artist and his trout prints reflect his deep understanding of their underwater habits, gained by diving in rivers as well as fishing.
A Beswick rainbow trout figurine, no.1032, designed by Arthur Gredington. The base has printed factory marks and impressed ‘1032 Trout’. 6.25in (16.5cm) high. In excellent condition with no chips or other damage. The Beswick pottery in Staffordshire, founded in 1894, is famous for its animal figurines. A fine example of English retro/vintage pottery.