1. Lawrence of Arabia poster
The two-day Music & Entertainment sale at Special Auction Services of Newbury on July 27-28 includes this Lawrence of Arabia UK Quad Poster, with poster artwork by Brian Bysouth for the 1971 re-release of this David Lean epic starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif.
Folded with light marks to corners, it measures 2ft 6in x 3ft 6in (76cm x 1.02m). Estimate £150-250.
View and bid for this Lawrence of Arabia poster via thesaleroom.com.
2. 18th century Irish silver box
Bonhams’ July 28 sale of Silver & Vertu includes a number of Irish provincial pieces. The Peter Ticher collection of Irish silver includes many pieces that he had inherited from his father, Dr Kurt Ticher, who emigrated from Germany to Ireland in the 1920s.
Kurt developed a keen interest in Irish Georgian silver, building up a large, important collection, some of it bequeathed to the National Museum of Ireland. Peter, his eldest son, continued to add to his collection throughout his life.
Estimated at £7000-9000 is this George III silver-gilt freedom box by Carden Terry & Jane Williams, Cork.
Dated 1798, it is engraved with the Cork city arms and is inscribed for Major General William Loftus (1752-1831), a British army officer and later MP. A veteran of the American War of Independence, he was appointed commander-in-chief in Munster in 1798 and took command of Laughlinstown camp during the Irish Rebellion that same year.
It is sold with a related Freedom of the City of Cork scroll, inscribed to Major Loftus and dated 12th day of September 1809. View and bid for this silver box via thesaleroom.com.
3. Elizabethan manuscript
This Elizabethan manuscript estate book of Thomas Cony of Bassingthorpe, Lincolnshire, c.1564-1608, comes for sale for the first time since the 17th century at Tennants of Leyburn on July 28.
This historical document revealing the domestic and commercial transactions of a powerful member of the English merchant class was first brought to public attention by the noted antiquary Edmond Turnor (1754-1829), who published a selection of passages and an introduction in the proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries in 1794.
Estimate £2000-3000. View and bid for this Elizabethan manuscript via thesaleroom.com.
4. Edward Seago picture
Edward Seago’s A Norfolk Lane With Farm Cart, an oil on board measuring 18in x 2ft (45 x 60cm), was previously with dealers Agnew & Son and Colnaghi before it was gifted to the vendor in 1972.
It is estimated at £20,000-30,000 in Andrew Smith & Son’s two-day sale of Classic & Contemporary Interiors in Itchen Stoke, Winchester, on July 28-29.
5. Pencil sketch of Lucian Freud
A pencil sketch of the artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011) taken from life by his daughter Jane McAdam Freud (b.1958) has been consigned to Ewbank’s July 29 Contemporary Art auction with an estimate of £1000-2000.
Signed and dated 13 June ‘11 lower right, the framed 5½ x 5½in (14 x 14cm) drawing is possibly the final portrait of Freud, who died just over five weeks later.
The vendor’s father purchased the sketch directly from the artist who was a personal friend. View and bid for this sketch of the artist Lucian Freud via thesaleroom.com.