Heap Mannam Collection Images

A selection of Heap Mannam Collection images. For access to more images, please contact the Special Collections staff.


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


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 (teapot only shown)



French porcelain lidded bowl with gilt metal mounts, scrolled handles and feet, painted with flower & scrolls, Meissen type mark beneath.


Hinged ivory ball, exterior carved with Renaissance style lozenge and leafy motifs, opening to reveal Nativity scene. German? c. 1900.

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Ivory figure of a wood collector bearing a load on his back. Artists mark beneath.



Large Canton ware bowl typically painted with Chinese domestic scenes mainly in greens and pinks, c. 1900 (40cm diameter)

Leather 4 fold screen with painted scene of Lady Richmond's ball before the battle of Waterloo


Leather 4 fold screen with painted scene of Lady Richmond's ball before the battle of Waterloo. First half of 19th century

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Painting of Mellington Hall, the Heap family’s estate in Wales. The family moved to Wales in the 1890s.

Royal Crown Derby Lidded vase


Royal Crown Derby lidded vase of baluster shape, with gilt relief floral decoration, against a deep blue/green background. English, late 19th century.


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. (clock only shown)