Heap Mannam Collection

List of items


  • Large Canton ware bowl typically painted with Chinese domestic scenes mainly in greens and pinks
  • French porcelain lidded bowl with gilt metal mounts, scrolled handles and feet, painted with flower & scrolls, Meissen type mark beneath
  • Porcelain game service, comprising 10 meat plates, large serving dish, painted with game bird, gilded with elaborate scrolled rims. "Limoges", French, c. 1880
  • Royal Crown Derby lidded vase of baluster shape with gilt relief floral decoration against a deep blue/green background. English, late 19th century
  • Tall ewer shaped vase of deep blue with painted neo-classical frieze decoration. Marked J.S. Australia. Austrian
  • Pair of satsuma vases depicting domestic Japanese scenes amid typical geometric gilt decoration. Each with wooden base/stand, c. 1900


  • Ruby glass vase with etched bamboo design, early 20th century
  • Cameo-covered glass vase. White floral and leaf decoration on translucent blue ground. English, c. 1900


  • American silver gilt child's rattle in the form of a halloween pumpkin 'stg silver' c. 1900
  • Silver christening mug, banded body, scrolled dragon handles, 4 monograms dated from 1813. Maker A. Rosch, New Orleans
  • Eastern silver card case decorated with oriental scenes. Asian, c. 1890
  • 4-piece sterling silver tea and coffee service embossed with scenes representing the 4 continents amid leave scrolls on scrolled cabriole feet. Richard Hennell, London, 1859.

  • Sterling silver ewer in renaissance taste, chased and decorated and inscribed "Presented to Mr SRH … 11 Oct 1893." James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield, 1892
  • Silver box embossed with flowers and cartouch monogramed FEH. Gilt interior fitted with inkwell and pen stand. "Sterling & other metals". American? Late 19th Century

  • Silver cigarette box wood lined with Heap crest engraved on top
  • Heavily cut glass inkwell with leafy embossed silver mount. American, c. 1900


  • Oval walnut salon table on quadruped birdcage base inlaid with kingwood crossbanded borders to each surface, c. 1870
  • Leather 4 fold screen with painted scene of Lady Richmond's ball before the battle of Waterloo. First half of 19th century
  • Ladies writing desk in crossbanded mahogany, top with fold-out front section and mounted with cupboards inlaid with lozenge-shaped panels, single long drawer, square tapering legs, c. 1900
  • Cross banded satinwood sewing table with domed casket top on slender square tapering legs painted in late 18th century English style of Angelica Kauffman, c. 1900

Paintings and artworks

  • "Bunch of Buckskins", portfolio of eight coloured lithographs of American Indians & cowboys by Frederick Remington, 1901 in original folder
  • Portrait of King George IV in style of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Portrait on glass possibly a transfer finished in oils, gilt and gesso frame. English, c. 1825


  • 3-piece clock garniture in Napoleon III taste. Rich blue porcelain clock, inset panels of Louis XV-style pastoral scenes, floral bouquets and putti. Tazza urns similarly decorated, all on gilt bases. By Wm Litherland, Paris & Liverpool, c. 1870
  • Cameo-carved conch shell of neo-classical medallion scene with leafy surrounds. Origin uncertain
  • War medal 1939-1945 in box addressed to Mrs J. Manhajn, White House, Beacon Hill, Rubery, Worcs. English.
  • Ivory figure of leprechaun or elf, carrying spade and 4-leaf clover, c. 1920
  • Cameo-carved shell piece depicting fisherman with net amongst the waves. Asian, c. 1890
  • Carved ivory chess set representing hierarchical form of Chinese noble house, each figure mounted on puzzle ball & stand, all on ebonized tiered plinth with glass dome
  • Oriental carved ivory group of a barge with elaborately decorated canopy, figures of rowers, guards, royalty, on wooden plinth. Asian, c. 1900
  • Ivory figure of a Japanese girl in well-carved Kimono, holding a lantern. Artist’s signature underneath, c. 1900
  • Shaped satinwood standing toilet mirror, frame painted with a frieze of roses, c. 1900
  • Octagonal brass tray, elaborately engraved with Indian mythological figures
  • Pair panelled and mother-of-pearl inlaid opera glasses, gilt metal base, marked ‘La Maire Paris’, purple velvet bag
  • Heap family pedigree. In Special Collections (General), location no. 929.2 H434.H
  • 1877 English threepence
  • 1883 English threepence
  • 1843 English farthing
  • 1897 English farthing
  • Hinged ivory ball, exterior carved with renaissance style lozenge and leafy motifs, opening to reveal nativity scene. German? c. 1900
  • Ivory figure of a wood collector bearing a load on his back. Artist’s mark beneath, Origin uncertain.
  • Ivory brooch carved in the form of a rose bush, c. 1900
  • Ivory figure group of a monkey, baby collecting crabs - legendary theme. Origin uncertain.