20 - 21 October 1999
QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, two clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (4724 Pte. H. Hooper, Gren. Gds.), good very fine
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Private H. Hooper was killed in action at Senekal on 29.5.1900.
The Grenadier Guards led the assault on the strong Boer position at Biddulphsberg and suffered grievous casualties, not only from Boer fire but from a vicious veldt fire which, it was alleged, was started by a Yeomanry Officer carelessly dropping his cigarette. The Grenadier Guards own a magnificent oil painting of Lieutenant J.A.C. Quilter carrying wounded Guardsmen off the blazing veldt.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art