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A small offering of Russian imperial antiques stars in Tennants’ Spring Fine Art Sale on March 24-25 in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

This pair of wine glasses is from the service made for Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, son of Nicholas I. Each is engraved with a crowned monogram and together are guided at £3000-5000.

The group also includes three oyster dishes from the impressive imperial Raphael dinner service, estimated at £15,000-20,000, and a set of silk napkins, worked with the imperial eagle and cypher of Nicholas II, estimated at £1000-1500.


This red and orange macrogauze hanging by British artist weaver Peter Collingwood (1922-2008) features in Adam Partridge’s March 17 sale in Cheshire.

Best known for these macrogauze creations, Collingwood made them using a technique for warpdominant weaving that he developed in the early 1960s.

This 4ft 11in x 2ft 7in (1.5m x 78cm) example, incised to the steel rods with his signature and serial number, is one of two by Collingwood in the sale consigned from the collection of Doreen and John Roberts. It was purchased from The Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, in 1983. Estimate £1500-2500.


This oil on canvas by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) has been uncovered in a townhouse in Belper, Derbyshire.

The 2ft 5in x 2ft (75 x 62cm) half-length portrait of a Spondon gentleman called John Dawes Mather (1761-1831) was painted in around 1783.

Little about the sitter is known, but he is thought to have been an influential gentleman in Derby and Spondon in the late 18th century.

Last restored in 1929, it has descended through the same family. It carries a £2000-3000 estimate in Hansons’ Spring Fine Auction on March 30-April 1 in Etwall, Derbyshire.


Several Grosvenor School linocuts feature in Forum Auctions’ Editions and Works on Paper sale on March 21 in London.

Included in the group is Trio (Coppel LT 22), a 10 x 11½in (25 x 29cm) gouache and graphite on paper by Swiss printmaker Lill Tschudi (1911-2004).

Showing three musicians, it dates to 1931, the year after Tschudi had officially stopped studying at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London.

The estimate is £3000-5000.