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A private family collection from North Yorkshire consisting of 18th century costumes and accessories will be included in an August 18 sale of Antique and Vintage Costume and Textiles at local saleroom Tennants of Leyburn.

Preserved in a family home, the group includes a range of embroidered silk waistcoats, including this cream silk example above dating from c.1780, embroidered in coloured silks with floral garlands and sprigs (detail also shown).

Estimate £300-500.

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At the height of its popularity in Rome, glass was present in nearly every aspect of daily life.

It was a particularly favoured container for precious, valuable liquids, such as expensive oils, perfumes and medicines, which were produced from all corners of the Roman empire.

This eastern Levantine Roman unguentarium flask in blue-green glass (above), c.3rd-4th century AD, is priced at £210 from London dealership Ancient Art.


This undated painting of a gentleman in a club chair (above) is a possible self-portrait by Frank Jameson (1898-1968).

An insurance-salesman-turned-painter, Jameson became a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and exhibited frequently with fellow artists John Park, Arthur Hayward and Dorothea Sharp. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1938 and the Paris Salon a decade later.

The signed 18 x 14in (46 x 35cm) oil on board is estimated at £250-350 in WH Lane & Son’s August 9 sale in Penzance, Cornwall.

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Depicting the marriage of Cupid and Psyche in putti form, a late Georgian 15ct gold brooch will be offered in an antique and modern jewellery sale at Fellows on August 9.

Estimate £250-350.

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