26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2161


Collection of 20th Century Molas from San Blas Islands, Panama comprising twelve reverse appliqué and embroidered cotton decorative panels comprising a matched pair of panels depicting two caped figures in flight with hats and embroidered details, and the other with two long haired girls in flight, 44cm by 36cm,
another of two bears with embroidered ties and a bird between them, on a red cotton ground, 40cm by 35cm,
a pair of molas with twelve circles of orange graduated rings each with an embroidered and appliqued head to the centre, 45cm by 37cm,
another depicting a large central shape with quartered centre, 49cm by 41cm,
a mola depicting two coloured panels of similar design on a black cotton ground, 45cm by 33cm,
another in red and white of 'maze' design, 55cm by 47cm,
a similar pair of molas depicting 0's and X's in red, orange and black, 59cm by 54cm,
another of a dragon with spiked head and another creature on a black cotton ground, 47cm by 37cm,
a mola with a central shape enclosing two pairs of scissors, surrounded by a flying bird, penguin, crab and dog to each corner, 42cm by 41cm,

John Newall Private Collection

Sold for £90
Estimated at £100 - £200


Some fading and wear overall.


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Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles, 26th May, 2023

Highlights include quilts from Cumbria, a private collection of late 19th and early 20th century quilts from Great Britain, the United States and Canada, and a good selection of dolls. Amongst the luxury designer goods is a selection of Louis Vuitton luggage, a collection of 1990s designer outfits, a variety of 20th century costume, and modern perfumes.


Tuesday 23 May - Wednesday 24 May 10am-4pm, Thursday 25 May 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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