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East End appeal endures for Pearly King and Queen

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: July 06, 2013

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Recent sales at the Auction Rooms in Lostwithiel have proved so popular that they are already bulging at the seams for the next sale on July 10.

If you're an EastEnders fan you might appreciate this Pearly King and Queen.

Memorabilia of the East End of London remains popular. This pair of Royal Doulton character jugs, Pearly Queen D6759 and Pearly King D6760, modelled by Stanley James Taylor, is estimated at £35-£50.

Elsewhere in ceramics, a large pair of Doulton and Slater laced impressed decorated vases, standing some 14in high on a typical blue ground should attract bids in the £100 to £120 region.

Black Forest items (especially bears) always attract a good following and, although not old, a carved Black Forest table centre, decorated by a bear on the pedestal and with the bowl some 12in diameter carries hopes in the region of £40-£60.

Although snake bangles are not everybody's cup of tea, a 9ct example with Ruby eyes has a pleasing look without being overpowering, weighing some 17.9 grams, there is no sting in the tail with the guide price of £100-£150.

A 3½in silver purse with leather interior and lined decoration has assay marks for Chester 1916. This could be purchased with your loose change in the £30-£50 range.

Modern Chinese Cloisonné seems to be very much under-rated. A pair of fabulous Dragon design 10in vases together with a further similar 7in Baluster vase is estimated at £30-£50 as, unfortunately, some minor defects will upset the purest collector and lower the price realised.

Brian Pollard is a well-known British naive artist from the Westcountry and produced many seascapes of the Devon and Cornwall area, with distinctive fluffy clouds and balloons in many of his works. Three posters/prints have been forwarded to the sale, including a poster of the Dolphin Hotel on Plymouth's Barbican, which is a limited edition (62 of 450) and inscribed in pencil "with best wishes, Brian". It has naive figures and a dog holding balloons drawn in pencil to the mount. The 18x15in print carries a guide of £30-£50 and similar prices are hoped to be achieved for a Barbican Gallery poster relating to Brian Pollard's exhibition in 1997, signed in pencil by the artist with a doodle of a trawler. A 1993 Navy Days poster also carries a doodle of a trawler and is signed by the artist.

A pair of elephant wall plaques could be yours to adorn your wall, the heads and ears are of ivory on an ebony leaf form plaque. At 8in high, they are hoping to attract interest in the £50-£80 range.

Early postcards of local views always attract interest with collectors in the area. A bundle of loose cards, many from the St Agnes area, have been entered, including the 1911 Coronation celebrations. Also from that period are church teas and regatta days at St Agnes. A postcard of the St Agnes football team with two cups is undated but has St Agnes Church painted on the ball and was photographed by S J Govier, a photographer from Chacewater. Also included are some 1950s fuel coupons etc, all in a plastic wallet. Bids of £30-£50 came are expected.

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