This week we're highlighting some of our favourite lots from Dreweatts' Town and Country: The Collections of Charles Plante and Rawdon Hall which took place on the 10th May 2022.
First up on our featured lots this week is this historical portrait of the Rt. Hon. Sir George Rawdon. This oil on canvas portrait is a piece of history, inscribed with information regarding the subject's achievements. He was a successful military commander and rose to prominence serving in Ireland following the Catholic rebellion in Ulster in 1641. It defied expectations, smashing it's £2,000 - £3,000 for a final hammer price of £11,000.
Next up, we have this signed with monogram, oil on canvas painting of Charles Towne's A Huntsman With Two Spaniels. A candidate for admission to the Watercolour Society in 1809, Towne was known for painting landscapes and his portraits of horses, dogs and cattle alongside being the vice president and founding member of Liverpool Academy.
Coming up next, we have this fascinating bronze model by Edward Onslow Ford. With only minor surface scratches, the model likely depicts mythological figure Linus, the son of Apollo, the Greek god of sun and light. Ford is known for his free-standing mythological bronze statuettes, helping develop the New Sculpture movement of the 1880's.
Fourth in our featured lots is this Victorian or Edwardian child's horse and carriage. This lot can transport you back in time, as it's believed it was sat in by Queen Victoria as a child, possibly through the connection of Lady Flora Hastings, who was the Duchess of Kent's Lady in Waiting.
Our final featured lot is this beautiful Limoges porcelain Sevres-style shaped box. By 1830, Limoges had replaced Paris as the home of private porcelain factories. This stunning lot surpassed its £200 - £300 estimate, achieving a fantastic final hammer price of £2,200.