1. Silver books
A vast collection of antique silver publications, covering a wide range of subjects from hallmarks and makers to design, has been consigned to Somerset saleroom Lawrences.
The 220-lot group, which will go under the hammer in a silver sale on January 15 in Crewkerne, come from a long-standing academic and silver collector who has been active in the field for 60 years.
Estimates range from £30-50 to around £300 for rarer types, including L'Orfèvrerie française aux XVIII et XIXe siècles, a three-volume tome on French gold and silversmiths’ work by Henri Bouilhet.
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2. Mod Brit art
A single-owner sale of Modern British paintings and sculpture assembled over the past 50 years and valued at around £400,000 will go under the hammer at Stansted Mountfitchet auction house Sworders on January 15.
The 440-lot collection was owned by the late Barbara Holliday, who started her passion for Modern British art in the early 1970s, buying at auction on regular trips to London and bringing her purchases back to hang in her Cumbrian home, The Gale.
This 2ft x 2ft 4in (61 x 71cm) oil on canvas by Cedric Morris (1889-1982) called ‘The Red Pond’ is dated 1932 and has provenance from the painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling. Estimate £15,000-20,000.
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3. Military brooches
A clutch of military brooches created for the RAF and other British forces will be included in a sale of jewellery, silver, coins and medals at Donnington Priory saleroom Dreweatts on January 16.
The 8-lot group, which come from various owners, will include this Royal Tank Regiment diamond sweetheart brooch, featuring a rose-cut diamond-set early tank within a wreath and a blue-enamelled banner inscribed Fear Naught.
With 9ct gold hallmarks for Birmingham 1955, it is guided at £150-250 and can be viewed at thesaleroom.com.
4. George III mahogany wine cisterns
A 600-plus lot single-owner sale of items from a large Lancashire estate will go under the hammer at Thomson Roddick on January 16 in Carlisle.
Among the lots, which include pottery and porcelain, militaria, paintings, bronzes, wine and furniture, is this 5ft 11in (1.8m) high pair of George III mahogany wine cisterns with pineapple finials on cupboard stands, acquired in 1965 from antique dealer Denys Wrey of Sloane Street, London. They carry an estimate of £5000-8000 and can be viewed at thesaleroom.com.
5. Petrol advertising sign
A collection of automobilia will be offered at Charterhouse Auctioneers in Dorset at its Pictures, Books, Beswick, Automobilia & Antiques two-day sale on January 17-18.
This circular double-sided 2ft 3in (72cm) diameter enamel advertising sign for Morris Authorised Dealer is among the lots. With enamel losses and fading to the sign, it is estimated at £140-160. For details of this lot and the auction visit thesaleroom.com.