John Emms, a prolific Norfolk painter, was famous for his lifelike portraits of animals. To fulfill his artistic endeavors, Emms eventually settled in London. His mastery of both painting and equestrian skills granted him multiple commissions in the city. Emms’ New Forest paintings of barn animals showcased his artistic ability and precise use of glazing techniques. The upcoming Brunk Auctions sale presents a New Forest painting of dogs and horses by John Emms. Titled New Forest Buckhounds and a Terrier in the Kennel After the Hunt, this piece demonstrates Emms’ direct approach, limited color palette, and artistic liveliness.
Also featured is a 1760s Irish George II carved mahogany side table. During the start of the 18th century, England faced the invasion of Irish immigrants as a form of protest. This led to trade associations and the migration of Irish workers. These artisans brought mainly native Irish woodworking skills to England. The available mahogany table is a strong example of these Irish woodworking techniques. With rocaille decoration, carved Venus masks, and cabriole legs, the table shows the intersection of English cabinetmaking and traditional Irish styles.
The auction will include a 1712 Queen Anne English silver Monteith bowl. Monteith bowls were first made around 1860 and used to chill glasses. The offered Monteith bowl has a detachable collar adorned with shells and a scalloped rim decoration. It also features Rococo cartouches on both sides. Interested bidders can also find paintings by John Frederick Herring Sr., Bakshaish carpets, English Delft polychrome ware, and a French Bouillotte lamp. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:425
Price Range:$200 - $120,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|New Forest Buckhounds and a Terrier in the Kennel oil on canvas by John Emms.|| Estimate: |
|Irish George II carved mahogany side table.|| Estimate: |
|Queen Anne English silver Monteith bowl.|| Estimate: |
|Red Pyle Old English Bantam Rooster with Two Hens in a Barn oil on canvas by John Frederick Herring Sr.|| Estimate: |
|Bakshaish carpet.|| Estimate: |
|English Delft polychrome punch bowl.|| Estimate: |
|French Bouillotte three-arm table lamp.|| Estimate: |