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The Summer Fine Sale at Peter Francis on June 19th 2019 | The Wales Antiques Guide

The Summer Fine Sale at Peter Francis on June 19th 2019

The Summer Fine Sale at Peter Francis on June 19 includes one of the great toys of the inter-war years – a 52cm clockwork tinplate model of the 1920s Alfa Romeo P2 Grand Prix racing car.

Made by the French toymaker Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet, shortly after the full-size version won the first European Championship in 1925, this handmade luxury plaything was the gift every well-to-do child hoped to open on Christmas day. It featured many realistic features including rubber Michelin tyres, rack and pinion steering, opening filler caps and a working external brake lever. The example offered for sale in Carmarthen is painted in red livery and comes for sale from a local deceased estate with an estimate of £1500-2500.

Clockwork tinplate model Alfa

Clockwork tinplate model of the 1920s Alfa Romeo P2 Grand Prix racing car, made by the French toymaker Compagnie Industrielle du Jouet comes to sale with a £1500-2500 guide price.

Also firmly in the ‘boy’s toys’ category are a recently restored 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120 (estimate £7000-9000) and a Patek Philippe 18ct gold rectangular faced quartz dress watch with a tapering rope twist design bracelet (estimate £3000-4000).

Patek Philippe 18ct Watch

1970 Triumph Bonneville T120

1970 Triumph Bonneville T120

However, the lot expected to lead proceedings at £10,000-15,000 is a spectacular diamond solitaire ring with a single brilliant cut stone of an estimated 2.31 carats. It comes for sale from a local private seller.

Diamond Solitaire Ring with a single brilliant cut stone of an estimated 2.31 carats

Diamond Solitaire Ring with a single brilliant cut stone of an estimated 2.31 carats

There are many items with a strong Welsh heritage from a traditional 19th century moleskin ladies stovepipe hat marked ‘Best French’ to the most rustic and primitive of stick-back low chairs. Both are likely to appeal with estimates of £150-250 each.

19th century traditional welsh moleskin ladies stovepipe hat

19th century traditional welsh moleskin ladies stovepipe hat

The firm has a strong track record selling Welsh pictures and here the oil on board titled White cottage, North Wales by Royal Cambrian Academy member Donald McIntyre (1923-2009) is pitched at £4000-5000. Measuring 52 x 62cm it carries a label for the Attic Gallery in Swansea where Mcintyre – who left dentistry to make a living as a full-time painter in the 1960s – held a solo exhibition in 2003.

Oil on board titled White cottage, North Wales by Royal Cambrian Academy member Donald McIntyre (1923-2009) is pitched at £4000-5000