Song and dance over juke box dat­ing to 70s

Western Morning News (Saturday) - - Art & Antiques -

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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