1. Commemorative delft plate
This 9in (22cm) English commemorative delft plate marking the accession of William and Mary in 1688 has an appealing guide of £600-800 as part of the Oak & Country sale at Lay’s in Penzance on January 12.
Made c.1690, it is painted in blue and ochre with the king and queen and inscribed WMR.
2. Madonna and Child
The Fine Paintings and Frames sale at Parker Fine Art Auctions on January 12 includes an oil on panel offered as ‘attributed to Palma Vecchio (c1480-1528)’.
The Madonna and Child with Sts John The Baptist and Mary Magdalene measures 2ft 2in x 3ft 5in (65cm x 1.05m). It is believed to be a known work which was mentioned in Philip Rylands’ 1992 book on the artist.
While Rylands had not even seen a colour photo of the work at the time, the Surrey auction house sent him a photo of the current lot. He replied: “It is much damaged and repainted as far as the naked eye can see, but there is no one else it could be by."
The estimate is £20,000-30,000.
3. Great Dane sculpture
Steve Ribbons collected canine-related antiques. His huge collection of ceramics, bronzes, works on paper and books is to be offered without reserve by Bamfords in Rowsley, Derbyshire in a January 12 auction titled Nothing But a Hound Dog.
Bidding for this 13in (33cm) wide Copeland parian model of a recumbent Great Dane (pictured above) begins at £20.
4. Frederick Gore picture
Shown here is October, Elm Park Gardens, one of two works by Frederick Gore (1913-2009) on offer at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on January 11 estimated at £5000-7000 each.
Signed lower right, inscribed to stretcher, the oil on canvas measures 3ft 2in x 4ft (95.5cm x 1.21m).
The other work is Playing Boules in the Market at Apt. (Vaucluse), also a signed oil on canvas, 3 x 4ft (90.5cm x 1.21m).
5. Loving cup
Pictured above is a large Staffordshire porcelain two-handled loving cup painted with a foxhound standing over a dead hare in a landscape setting, titled DRUMMER opposing a gilt H monogram above the date 1849 within a frame of hops and barley, flanked by gilt weed above gilt banding.
The 6in (15cm) high unmarked cup is estimated at £200-300 at Toovey’s auction in Washington, West Sussex, on January 12.
6. Mid-century sideboard
This ebonised birch sideboard by CWS Lewis with panels designed by Dorothy Heritage, from the 1960s, has a guide of £1200-1800 at Lots Road Auctions in London on January 15.