This c.1900 12in (31cm) Wemyss high cat decorated by Edwin Sandland with cabbage roses is estimated at £2000-3000 in the Lyon & Turnbull August 16 sale.

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Edinburgh auction house Lyon & Turnbull is holding two sales next month, one dedicated to contemporary and post-war art and the other to Scottish silver and applied arts.

The latter, which will be held on August 16, will incorporate the distinctive pottery from Fife known as Wemyss Ware.

First produced in 1882 by the talented Czech decorator Karel Nekola and Fife pottery owner Robert Heron, the firm took its name from its early and most enthusiastic patrons, the Wemyss family of nearby Wemyss Castle.

One highlight is a c.1900 12in (31cm) high cat decorated by Edwin Sandland with cabbage roses. Sandland was among the pottery’s best-known painters, succeeding Nekola in the early 20th century. Descended from a long line of master-potters, Sandland worked at the pottery until his death in 1928, aged 55.

Like the Wemyss modelled pigs, cats are high up on the list of most desirable pieces for collectors, with this example estimated at £2000-3000.

In the limelight at the contemporary and post-war art auction, held a day later, are a series of works by Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005).

A study he made for a series of Tottenham Court Road Underground station mosaics, featuring a colourful arrangement of cogs, film reels and musical instruments, is guided at £20,000-30,000.