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This painting above, depicting the venerable French glass designer René Lalique (1860- 1945) seated at his desk in 1931, is the only recorded portrait painted in his lifetime.

The 2ft 2in x 2ft 8in (66 x 81cm) oil on canvas was painted by his daughter Suzanne Lalique (1892-1989), an accomplished designer and painter in her own right.

The portrait was commissioned by Jesse Boot, of Boots chemist fame and was subsequently owned by well-known Lalique collectors Glen and Mary-Lou Utt and sold at Sotheby’s in 1993 and Christie’s in 2017. It will be guided at £20,000-30,000 in a single-owner sale of Lalique glass assembled by dealer and collector Geoffrey G Weiner (see News Digest, ATG No 2354). The 70-lot sale will be held at Gorringe’s of Lewes in East Sussex on September 6.

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Dix Noonan Webb’s next jewellery sale in London on September 4 will include a private collection of post-medieval gold jewellery discovered in Jamaica.

The 12-lot collection of 16th-18th century rings and other jewels was found in the dried-up riverbeds around Old Spanish Town by the vendor’s relative, who was a keen detectorist in the mid-20th century. This 16th century single stone Colombian emerald ring above is guided at £4000-6000.

The jewels are thought to have been lost to the river between 1716-26, a turbulent period in Jamaican history known as the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’.

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This George II Irish carved mahogany side table above is a star entry in a sale of furniture, carpets and works of art on September 5 at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, Berkshire.

The 2ft 6in x 4ft 4in (75cm x 1.34m) piece dates to c.1750 and has a moulded rectangular top, frieze and cariole shaped tapering legs surmounted by carved acanthus terminals and terminating in stylised lion paw feet.

It has provenance to an American collection and is estimated at £5000-8000.

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