Thomas R Callan 10th November Fine Art and Antiques Catalogue

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Thomas R Callan Ltd Auction Galleries, 22 Smith Street, Ayr KA7 1TF Telephone: 01292 267681 Fax: 01292 261671 web: email:


  • Thomas R Callan LtdEst. 1933

    Fine Art and AntiquesSaturday 10th November 2012 at 10.00am


  • Thomas R Callan LtdAuctioneers & Valuers

    Est. 1933

    Th omas R Callan LtdAuction Galleries, 22 Smith Street, Ayr KA7 1TF

    Telephone: 01292 267681 Fax: 01292 261671 web: email:

    Sale of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Furniture, Silver, Ceramics, Jewellery, Gold Coins,

    Militaria, Watercolours and Oil Paintings

    Saturday 10th November at 10.00amwithin 22 Smith Street, Ayr

    ViewingWednesday 7th November 9.00am 5.00pmTh ursday 8th November 9.00am 8.00pm

    Friday 9th November 9.00am 4.30pmand on the morning of the sale from 8.00am


    All lots must be paid for and collected by 4.00pm Tuesday 13th November.If a purchaser fails to collect goods without prior arrangement, Callans will store goods at 5.00 per lot per week and release lots only after full payment including

    all costs in connection with the lot. Callans removal teams will undertake deliveries on Monday 12th and Tuesday13th November.

    For costs and further details please ask at reception.

    Our next antique sale will be in March 2013. Entries for this sale are now invited. For free advice and valuations please phone Michael Callan at

    Th omas R Callan, Auction Galleries, 22 Smith Street, Ayr, KA7 1TFTelephone 0800 037 8000


    Lot 283 shown on the cover of this catalogue has been withdrawn from the sale

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    Th e following notes are intended to assist buyers particularly those who are new to our salerooms. Our conditions of sale are reproduced below. Please remember our staff are always on hand to assist.BUYERS REGISTRATIONAll attending buyers are asked to register at the reception desk, proof of identity and residence will be required. Th is should be conducted prior to the sale. You will be issued with a bidding paddle.BIDDINGPlease bid clearly and promptly. Should you be the successful buyer of any lot please ensure that your paddle can be seen by the auctioneer. Ensure the auctioneer repeats the number correctly when confi rming the sale. Please return bidding paddles to the reception desk at the end of the sale.ABSENTEE OR COMMISSION BIDDINGCommission bids may be left with the auctioneers indicating the maximum amount to be bid, (excluding buyers premium). Bids will be executed as cheaply as possible having regard to the Reserve (if any) and competing bids. We will do our utmost to execute these bids but we off er this service at the bidders risk. All absentee bids should be received before the auction commences. All email bids must be received by no later than 5pm on the Friday 9th November.TELEPHONE BIDDINGIf you are unable to come to the auction it may be possible to bid on the telephone for higher value lots. Th e number of lines is limited therefore, please note that this service is for lots with an estimate of 1000 or more. It would be advisable to leave a maximum covering bid in case we are not able to contact you by telephone. All lines must be booked before the day of the auction and preferably some time in advance. Telephone bidding involves many variables and whilst we take every care to ensure the smooth running of this service we cannot be held liable if your bids are missed for any reason.LIVE ONLINEReal time audio brings the excitement of the auction room right to your desk top so you can bid live from the comfort of your own home or from anywhere in the world. Please register with in order to conduct internet bidding.VIEWINGAll lots are available for inspection prior to the sale on Wednesday 7th

    November 9am to 5pm, Th ursday 8th November 9am to 8pm and Friday 9th November 9am to 4.30pm and on the morning of the sale from 8am.CONDITIONProspective purchasers have ample opportunity for inspection of goods and therefore must accept responsibility for inspecting lots which they may be interested in. If you require an opinion on the condition of any lot, please ask staff . Neither the seller nor ourselves, as the auctioneers accept any responsibility for their condition.CONDITION REPORTSWe may be able to assist buyers unable to view by posting or emailing a condition report, but these reports are based solely on our opinion and are for guidance only and no responsibility is accepted for their accuracy. Buyers are strongly encouraged to view.ESTIMATESEstimates are designed to help purchasers gauge the amount involved for the purchase of a particular lot. Th ese are printed below each lot and do not include buyers premium.BUYERS PREMIUMBuyers premium will be charged at 17.5% of the hammer price of each lot. Vat of 20% will be charged on the buyers premium.PAYMENTBuyers attending the sale are advised that all lots must be paid for in full on the day of the sale. Commission bidders should check the success of their bids as soon as possible and forward payment within four working days. Payments can be made either by cash, bankers draft, and credit or debit card. A 2.5% plus vat surcharge will be added to credit card transactions. ARTISTS RESALE RIGHTSLots indicated with ARR symbol, are each subject to Artists Resale Rights (ARR) in the cases where the lot sells for a hammer price of 1000 euros (825) or more, but calculated on the exchange rate of the European Central bank on the auction day. Th e royalty of 4% of the hammer price is charged to the buyer in addition to the buyers premium. Th e royalty is not subject to VAT. Th omas R Callan will forward all royalty charges to the Design and Artists Copyright Society. NB. Th e ARR has now been extended to benefi t the Heirs of any artist who died in the last 70 years. Th omas R Callan does not retain any handling costs in respect of the ARR.


    1. Purchasers will be deemed:a) To have inspected their lots prior to the saleb) Accept that lots are sold with faults or imperfections, specifi cally mentioned or not, irrespective of whether they bid in person, by commission or by agent.2. All goods are second hand and sold without warranty.3. Catalogue descriptions are matters of opinion only and shall not be taken to be statements of fact.4. Callans acts only as an agent for the seller and reserve the following rights:a) To sell an item to a reserve price.b) To bid on behalf of a vendor and/or purchasers.c) To refuse any bid.d) To rearrange, consolidate, divide, add or withdraw any lots in the sale.e) To exclude any person from the premises if there is good reason for doing so.5. Th e purchaser shall be the highest bidder acceptable to Callans and Callans shall have absolute discretion to settle any dispute.6. At the fall of the hammer the purchaser is required to give his/her paddle number.If a bid is on behalf of another person, company or organisation he should make this clear to the auctioneer at the time or he will be held personally liable for the purchase under the terms of conditions.7. Upon the sale of a lot, the purchaser shall pay to Callans, within 2 days, the hammer price plus a buyers premium of 17.5% together with VAT at the standard rate (20%) on the buyers premium. e.g hammer price 10 - total price 12.10.8. No transfer of lots or sub sale by any purchaser will be recognised by Callans, purchasers shall remain liable under these conditions.9. All lots will be the purchasers risk from the fall of the hammer. Purchasers are therefore advised to check they have adequate insurance cover.

    10. Purchasers who pay by cheque will not normally be permitted to remove goods until their cheques have cleared. Whether removal is permitted or not, ownership of goods will not be deemed to pass to the purchaser until their cheque has cleared.11. All lots must be cleared from the premises at the purchasers expense by 4pm on Tuesday 13th November.12. If a purchaser fails either to pay or to collect goods, Callans shall without notice to the purchaser, be entitled to:a) Resell the lots by public or private sale, any defi ciency from resale will be paid to Callans by the purchaser and any surplus shall belong to the seller.b) Store lots at 5 per lot per week and release lots only after payment in full including all costs in connection with the lot.13. Artist Resale Right: If a lot is aff ected by this right it will be identifi ed with the symbol ARR next to the lot number. Th e buyer agrees to pay to Callans an extra 4% resale royalty, callans will pay such amount to the artists collecting agent.Resale royalty applies where the Hammer Price is 1,000 Euro or more and the maximum royalty payable is 12,500 Euro per lot. Th e ARR has now been extended to benefi t the heirs of any artist who has died the last 70 years.14. Online Bidding: Th omas R Callan off er an online bidding service via for bidders who cannot attend the sale. Please complete the bidder registration on and provide your credit card details. (1). authorise Th omas R Callan, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via and(2). Confi rm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Th omas R Callan through and agree that Th omas R Callan are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfi lment of the sale.Please note that any lots purchased via live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price.


  • Thomas R Callan Ltd

    Dewars, Kyle Street, Ayr 1920s with Thomas R Callan on the left


    Th e Callan family were Dairy Farmers at the turn of the 1900s. It was after the 1914 18 War that Callans founder, Th omas Callan, turned his back on farming and started his apprenticeship with Dewars in Ayrs Kyle Street. It was when Dewars went into liquidation in 1933 that Tom decided to set up his own business, and opened his Auction Hall in Ayrs High Street.

    Th e fi rst Callan Auction was held on the 17 November 1933 and the total takings amounted to 22/5s/9d.

    During the Second World War, Th omas Callan served in the Royal Navy. On demob in 1946 he expanded Callans and bought his fi rst removal van. Ten years later his son, David Callan, joined the business and in 1971 David took over upon the death of his father. With the redevelopment of Ayrs High Street, the business moved to its current address at 22 Smith Street, Ayr. Michael Callan became a partner in 1998 and is the third generation of the family to join the business.

    Th e family partnership transferred to a limited company in 2011. Michael Callan is currently managing director. Th e limited company continues to conduct weekly auctions of general household furnishings, selling 400-500 Lots every Th ursday at 22 Smith Street, Ayr. Quality period items are consigned to quarterly Antique Sales.

    As members of the Scottish Association of Auctioneers & Valuers, Callans are qualifi ed to undertake valuations for offi cial purposes eg. Insurance, probate, etc

    Valuations of items for auction are conducted free of charge. Callans also have expertise in house clearance work, including appraisals, packing, collection, auctioneering and even disposing of unsaleable items. An optional house cleaning service can be provided leaving houses ready for the property market.

    Th omas R Callan operates a fl eet of purpose built Mercedes Benz removal vans. Th e teams undertake domestic and commercial removals, part loads and deliveries throughout the UK.

    Working in close association with our auctioneering services, the removal teams posses a wealth of knowledge and experience in packing valuables and handling pianos, antiques and fi ne art.

    Callans storage centre provides customers with the latest in storage facilities. With monitored security and 24 hour thermostat controlled warm air heating, the facilities are perfect for storing single items to the contents of a full house.

    For further details of services please contact:

    Th omas R Callan LtdAuction Galleries, 22 Smith Street, Ayr KA7 1TF

    Telephone: 01292 267681 Fax: 01292 261671 web: email:

  • CERAMICS 1-414 Thomas R Callan Ltd

    1Royal Worcester vase, decorated with Highland cattle in an upland landscape, signed John Stinton, date coded 1916, model No. 1407, 30cm high800-1200

    2Pair Royal China Works Worcester vases, double handled and raised on circular feet, decorated in pink and rich gilt, hand painted landscapes with (I) Lapwings (very rare) and (II) Pheasants, signed James Stinton, both date coded 1902, No. 998, Royal China Works marks to base, standing 28cm high800-1200

    Morning session starting at 10.00am

    Lot 1 Lot 1 detail

    Lot 2

  • 1-41 CERAMICS 5Thomas R Callan Ltd

    319th Century Royal China Works Worcester double handled reticulated vase and cover, raised on a square foot, hand painted landscape of lowland cattle No. 163 G2547, Royal China Works marks to base, 28cm high600-900

    419th Century Royal Worcester ewer, raised on a circular foot, hand painted with floral sprays and initialled on the front ER for Edward Raby, standing 31.5cm high Rd No. 233064, model No. 1742, date coded 1896300-400

    5Royal Worcester Art Nouveau twin handled vase and cover, decorate in pink and blue with doves, gilt handled and enrichments Rd. No. 673048, Model No. 2736, date coded 1919, standing 22.5cm high 80-120

    620th Century Royal Worcester Pot Pourri jar and cover, decorated with hand painted fruit and signed Sally Wood M/169B Royal Worcester black Factory mark to base, standing 20cm high600-800

    Lot 4

    Lot 5

    Lot 6

    Lot 3

  • 6 Thomas R Callan Ltd

    720th Century Pot Pourri jar and cover, decorated with a pair of black faced sheep, set in Highland landscape and signed by Royal Worcester artist Raymond Poole (no marks to base)80-120

    8Hadleys Worcester vase of ovoid form, decorated with pink and yellow roses raised on a circular foot, double handled, Royal Worcester Factory mark date coded 1908 initialled H in green, standing 17.5cm high80-120

    9Royal Worcester pot pourie jar and cover, decorated with fruit, signed, date coded 1956, model No. 169/H, 16cm high300-500

    10Royal China Works Worcester oval shaped shallow bowl with reticulated border and decorated with roses, 28cm long x 19cm wide60-80

    Lot 7

    Lot 8

    Lot 10 Lot 9

    CERAMICS 1-41

  • 7Thomas R Callan Ltd

    1120th Century Royal Worcester comport, raised on a circular foot, rich gilt rims and scallop handles, decorated with a hand painted panel of Autumn blackberries and leaves, signed Kitty Blake, date coded 1938, 31cm wide, standing 8cm high300-500

    1220th Century Royal Worcester plate, decorated with a hand painted under water study of a Red Snapper, signed M. Holloway, 23cm diameter60-90

    13Gilt framed porcelain plaque, with a hand painted Highland landscape with two Highl...


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