21st Oct 2002

J Hodgkinson and Sons

Here's the long-sought combination of the Great Names of Hodgkinson and Blackburn.

Thanks, Colin.

24th July 2002

James Hodgkinson and his Salt Machine

Information: Autograph and newspaper clipping from English inventor James Hodgkinson. Any green lines that appear in the scan below are due to a problem with my scanner and do not actually appear on the piece.
Size: The autographed sheet of paper is 7 x 9".
Condition: Minor edge and corner wear.

More details at the bottom of the page.

James Hodgkinson Salt Machine
14th Jan 2002

Swiss 17j 5adj g/f open face 16s pocket watch

I'm guessing that's 17 jewels, but the 5adj beats me.

A bright spotted damaskened nickel 17 jewel with screw in jewel chatons lever escapement "Swiss Sessmer Watch Co."signed 5 adjustments, micrometric regulator overcoil blued steel hairspring, compensated balance. Running OK, but may need clean & adjust for everyday use. Pendant wind & set.

Nice clean looking white enamel Roman numeral dial signed,"E.F. Hodgkinson Ulverstone". I can see two tiny edge lines peeping out at 7 under bezel, otherwise it looks ok.
Blued steel Breguet moon hands and subsidiary seconds hand.

"Fortune gold filled AWC Co. case made in Canada" signed screw back & bezel with a few small dents and small scratch wear marks on back lid which has a floral engraving on it. Front looks quite nice. Diameter 50.85mm. 2 inches.

Hodgkinson-Elektro-Medical Apparatus Class"0"(Aufschrift der Originalschachtel und des Gerätes). Das kleine dekorative Gerät befindet sich in einem Superzustand und stammt aus London, laut inliegendem Original Bestellzettel, datiert 14.10 33. Käufer trägt nur die Portokosten.

and here's an attempt at translation through SysTran:

Hodgkinson electrical Medical Apparatus Class"0"(Aufschrift of the
original box and the device). The small decorative device is in a superstatus and comes from London, according to inliegendem original order note, dates 14,10 33. Buyer carries only the postage costs.

Hodgkinson Hand-made Paper
Jim Dine / Dutch HeartsArtist: JIM DINETitle: Dutch Hearts Date: 1970• Number 63 in an Edition of 85.• Signed and edition numbered lower right.• Condition excellent.• Printed in color with collage on sheets of 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16x 20 inch) Hodgkinson Hand Made paper, watermarked with the initials of both the artist and Petersburg Press.• In each print, the hearts were torn from paper printed with crayon marks, washes, of textures, and collaged to the 40.6 x 50.8 cm 16 x 20inch) Hodgkinson paper.
Hodgkinson paper must be highly regarded, judging by its users. Here's a Hockney

“The carpenters bench , a knife and fire ” is a black and white etching, plate 24, made for the series "Illustrations for six fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm” in 1969 . It is an unsigned piece from the book edition of 600 proofs. It was published in 1970 by Petersburg Press and the plate size is 267 x 255 mms. It was printed by The Print Shop, Amsterdam and proofed by Maurice Payne in London and is on hand made Hodgkinson paper watermarked DH. It is catalogued in the Scottish Arts Council catalogue raisonee (SCAC) number 93.

Henry Moore
Auden Poem Moore Lithographs (C. 24-245; 246 (2); 247; 248 (2); 249; 250 (2); 251-258; 259 (2); 260-262), 1973

The complete bound portfolio, comprising 23 lithographs (some printed in colors) and 4 unbound lithographs printed on Hodgkinson paper, signed in pencil and numbered LXVI/CL on each unbound print and at the end of the portfolio, published by Petersberg press, Ltd., London, printed by J.E. Wolfensberger, Zurich
Sheet 16 x 13 1/4 inches (407.1 x 337.2 mm)
Estimate $2-3,000

Claes Oldenburg
Hats, Bones, Q's, Etc. (A./P. 161), 1976

Sugar-lift etching printed in green on Hodgkinson handmade paper, signed, dated in pencil and numbered 18/60, published by Petersburg Press, London and New York, printed by Maurice Payne, with full margins, in good condition aside from two faint spots of foxing, framed.

Jim Dine
"PICABIA I" is a hand signed and numbered lithograph done in 1971. It is from an edition of 75 and printed from a zinc plate. Handworked by the artist over half-tone images. Printed in black on Hodgkinson Mould made paper with collage added by the artist after editioning. The heart in the center of the print is a collage printed in red from a photolithograph of a wash drawing. Published by Petersburg Press, printed by Ernie Donagh. It measures 54" X 36" and it is signed, numbered and dated. The piece is in excellent condition.

(31st October 2001)
A beautifully-produced copy -- one of just 450 copies in existence, courtesy of the Julian Editions -- of a rare posthumous collection of poetry by the noted English critic and essayist -- Arthur Clutton-Brock's THE MIRACLE OF LOVE!
These poems were discovered after Clutton-Brock's death by his wife Evelyn, and collected and introduced by her in this very limited edition, published in 1926. They are arranged in three sections: The Miracle of Love: A Sonnet Sequence in Three Moods; Lyrics; and Last Poems.

Miracle of Love was the first of the collaborative series between Frederic Warde and Stanley Morison, known as The Julian Editions of University Press, Cambridge. It was printed on Hodgkinson handmade paper in Monotype "Barbou", with rough-trimmed edges. The book also features buckram-backed paper-covered boards, title gilt on spine and elaborate gilt decoration on the spine and upper board.

(6th Dec 2001)
RdEmb 10 oz Germantown Hodgkinson Quincy MASS
This is an unusual size, 10 oz, not the pint size. This is a round milk bottle that is embossed GERMANTOWN FARMS GEO.M. HODGKINSON QUINCY, MASS. in a slug plate on the front. Bottle has no chips or cracks but does has some case wear and fine scratches. It is also embossed 10 oz above the slug plate
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