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This large garden stoneware figure of a pixie, or Puck, was designed by Harry Simeon for Royal Doulton.

Numbered 736777 and with impressed Doulton marks to the base, the 16½in (42cm) high piece will go under the hammer guided at £800-1200 at Lawrences’ April 6 sale in Crewkerne.


This late 18th century Canton ivory carved pierced and painted brisé fan is a highlight of David Lay’s March 30-31 sale in Penzance.

Made from 26 sticks, the fan opens to reveal three shaped painted panels decorated on one side with European landscapes and on the other with flowers.

Estimate £500-800.


Bushey Auctions in Hertfordshire is offering this Picasso limited edition framed and mounted terracotta tile c.1970 in its March 30 auction. On the reverse of this 5.5in x 6in (14 x 15cm) tile is the mark J169 19/500.

It is estimated between £400-£600.


De Veres’ Irish art sale on April 4 in Dublin opens with 75 lots from the collection of the late Michael Carroll. A career banker, Carroll bought much of his collection at The Dawson and Taylor Galleries in Dublin in the 1970s and ‘80s, including works by William Scott, Camille Souter, Gerard Dilllon, Tony O’Malley and Patrick Scott.

Carroll got to know the abstract artist Cecil King (1921-86) when they lived together in the 1940s, and two works by the artist also feature in the auction. Pictured here is Winter Landscape (1961), a small 3¾ x 7½in (9.5 x 19cm) oil on paper guided at €400-600.