Footballing great George Best has been immortalised in numerous ways, including a Fabergé Egg. A limited edition of 68 were made in homage to the Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend by Sarah Fabergé, the great-granddaughter of founder Peter Carl Fabergé.
The 9½in (24cm) high egg is made from sterling silver, 24ct gold and guilloché enamelled in red, and opens to reveal a gold and silver figure of Best in action with a sterling black and gold diamond studded football at his feet.
Mullock’s offers one in the Football and Rugby Memorabilia sale on November 30 in Ludlow, Shropshire, estimated at £13,000-15,000.
A painting by the late American abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) stars in Toovey’s sale on November 29 in West Sussex.
Titled Blue and White, the 2ft 4in x 21½in (71 x 55.5cm) ink on paper is thought to have been exhibited at the artist’s solo show at Arthur Tooth & Sons in London in 1962.
The exhibition catalogue listed Blue and White as an example of Kelly’s departure from using external references in his art.
Collectors of horse brasses will be chomping at the bit for Rogers Jones & Co’s sale on November 28 in Colwyn Bay, where a vast collection will be going under the hammer.
Collectively estimated at £8000-12,000, the group was amassed by the late William Mark Roberts, a well-known Welsh collector in draft horse circles who passed away earlier this year. The auction house has suggested that it could be the largest single-owner collection to come to auction.
Used to decorate harnesses, horse brasses became especially popular in England from the mid-19th century until their general decline alongside the use of draft horses.