YZ Henry Howell – Ashtray

YZ Henry Howell – Ashtray – stock #39917

An fine novelty ashtray by Henry Howell & Co Ltd dating to the early 1930’s and from their YZ range of novelties designed by Bernard Charles Howell. The nut bird on this examples swivels to sit in different positions. It is made from various exotic woods, roots, horn and glass.

Henry Howell & Co Ltd were established in c1860 manufacturing walking canes and umbrella. It was not until tc1930 that the YZ range of novelties was marketed. The company ceasde trading in 1936.

39917a

Size
Marks
Condition
10cm high
11.5cm long
Stamped mark on the underside – SEE pictures. Good condition – Nice age patination.
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YZ Henry Howell – Dinner Gong

YZ Henry Howell – Dinner Gong – stock #24617

An fine large novelty dinner gong by Henry Howell & Co Ltd dating to the early 1930’s and from their YZ range of novelties designed by Bernard Charles Howell. It is made from various exotic woods, roots, horn, glass and bakerlite with a brass gong. The striker is a modern recreation.

Henry Howell & Co Ltd were established in c1860 manufacturing walking canes and umbrella. It was not until tc1930 that the YZ range of novelties was marketed. The company ceasde trading in 1936.

24617a

Size
Marks
Condition
34cm high Stamped mark on the underside – SEE pictures. Good condition – Nice age patination. Split on the birds crest. Small chip on the ashtray – SEE pictures.
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Brian Wilsher – Wood Sculpture

Brian Willsher – Wood Puzzle Sculpture – stock #28117

An original Brian Willsher (1930-2010) wooden puzzle sculpture dating to c1980. This example is 33cm tall and carved from a mahogany type wood with a pale chestnut colour. It does un-tangle if the correct piece is removed. This example is un-signed.

Brian Willsher (1930-2010) was a sculptor specialising in creating work in wood with a puzzle like structure mixed geometric abstraction with organic abstraction. He was creating works of art in wood from the mid 1950’s with his first one man show at Dunn’s in Bromley in 1965 followed by at Heals in 1966.

28117a

Size
Marks
Condition
33cm high
7.5cm wide
Un-Signed No chips, cracks or restorations. Minimal wear and a couple of white paint spots.
Price GB Pounds
£185.00
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