Song and dance over juke box dating to 70s
Juke boxes have been a popular sight in bars and dance venues since gaining popularity in the USA post Second World War. The German company NSM was founded by Nack, Schulze & Menke in the 1950s to produce American style music machines and is still going strong well into its seventh decade.
The model on offer here dates from the 1970s and was marketed as the NSM Prestige 160T. It is decorated with metallic woven panels above light up glass fleur de lys and comes complete with 80 45rpm records – some of them collectable in their own right.
It stands 53½in high and 41in wide and has a guide of £300-£500.
The 1920s and 1930s were a successful design period for Poole pottery, producing strong hand painted designs in the Art
Deco taste. One way of determining the age of a piece is the body of pottery used, which changed from red to white in 1934, when the previous supplies became scarce. Ruth Pavely was a prominent artist there from 1922 -1965 and rose to be head of the painting department. A 10in vase of the ovoid shape number 966 is painted with the GEP design in a green colourway, incorporating stylised floral motifs. The red clay and impressed mark date it to the early 1930s and the estimate is £250-£300.
The god Ganesha is one of the most revered deities in the Hindu faith. He is easy to recognise with an elephant’s head atop a human body with two pairs of arms, a single tusk and a pot belly! A 12in high patinated brass model shows him in dancing mode, asking bids of £80-£120.
A pair of silver apostle serving spoons carry the 1894 London hallmarks for William Hutton & Sons Ltd, a family firm that was in existence from 1800-1930 when it was taken over by James Dixon. In original fitted case with waisted gilt bowls they are reasonably priced at £50-£70.
An oak cased longcase clock with arched brass face and eight-day movement is by the St Austell maker Benjamin Andrew. It has pierced spandrels, calendar niche and second dial. With a total height of 80in, it asks £120-£150.
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