Antique Heriz Carpet in the Collection of Anthony J Sargeant


This antique Heriz carpet was bought at auction in The Netherlands over 20 years ago and it has remained rolled up in storage ever since. Last month during a review of stored items it was finally unrolled to allow it to be cleaned during a few hot sunny days. Here it is laid out on […]

via Antique Heriz Carpetin the Collection of Anthony J Sargeant 

Who is the artist? Oil painting of a Fisherman



Anthony Sargeant would like any help in identifying the artist of this well executed and lively portrait. It is an unsigned oil painting that came in an old, probably late Victorian, frame (glazed with old glass). It has been relined many years ago and looks stylistically to be 19th Century. The ruler by the side is for scale is 30 cm long thus the painting measures 20 cm x 25 cm. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I think the man is a wearing a sou’wester hence the ‘fisherman’ description. There are no marks or other identification on the canvas or frame.

Antique Persian Rug in the Collection of Anthony Sargeant



This interesting and decorative rug was bought by Anthony Sargeant in auction in the Netherlands. It is is overall in good condition, lowish but evenly worn pile, and side cords and one end needs securing. In structure it is Baluch but the design shows influences of southern Persia – a very pleasing rug. Recently sold to a good friend for what was possibly cost price – but that is what you do for friends.

British Art Pottery – Linthorpe Vase by Christopher Dresser




This small Linthorpe vase in the collection of Eileen and Anthony Sargeant has a wonderful quality of glaze and shape. It joins a large number of other British Art Pottery pieces in the collection. It is 6 inches tall.

Antique Qajar Tile – Falconer and Companion



Despite having retired as an antique dealer Anthony Sargeant cannot resist ‘snapping up unconsidered trifles’. This small and damaged tile came with a great pile of  uninteresting bits of  brass and tourist ware and was uncatalogued in a provincial Shropshire auction. It is not enormously valuable but it is nevertheless very pleasing – despite being broken and reglued across the middle of the tile. The Qajar dynasty ruled in Iran in the 19th Century and this tile is typical of the period both in its palette and its form of relief figurative images.