Vintage posters from the Caribbean island of Cuba will feature in a 400-plus poster auction at Antikbar on September 30 in the King’s Road, London.
Antikbar’s Kirill Kalinin said the collection was assembled by a gentleman who bought directly from poster artists during his visits to Havana in the 1980s and 90s. The examples are primarily hand-printed silkscreen posters, so their print runs were low.
The group includes propaganda posters printed by the Organisation of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL), founded in Havana in 1966 as a political movement to fight imperialism and defend human rights. An example from the group is this 17 x 11in (43 x 28cm) fold-out poster from 1972, depicting then US President Richard Nixon as a vampire. Estimate £225-450.
Hutchinson Scott’s September 28-29 sale in Skipton, North Yorkshire, features over 20 creations by Lalique, including this blue stained Muguet lily of the valley picture frame.
With a silvered metal easel, the 4in (10cm) high piece is signed R. Lalique France and is estimated at £350-450.
During the French Revolution, a young revolutionary drummer-boy by the name of Joseph Bara (1779-93) was killed by rebels while guarding horses during the Royalist rising in the Vendee. His death was seized upon by the French lawyer and politician Maximilien Robespierre and used as propaganda symbol for the Republic.
This 13in (33cm) high Sèvres biscuit porcelain bust of Bara was made in c.1895 and depicts the drummer boy wearing a shako inscribed with the national motto Egalite, Liberte Ou La Mort.
It is estimated at £200-300 in Dreweatts’ October 4 sale in Donnington Priory, Newbury, as part of the collection acquired by the late Ronnie Kirkwood and George Dixon. Over 100 lots of pictures and furnishings from the pair’s estate are being sold in the sale.
This Edwardian silver pin cushion in the form of a hedgehog was made in Birmingham in 1906.
Measuring 2in (5cm) long and bearing an illegible maker’s mark, it is included in a single-owner collection of silver bijouterie consigned to Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood’s sale in Exeter on October 3-4.