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Hannam’s auction in Selborne, Hampshire, on February 28-March 2 will incorporate a private collection of Austrian cold-painted bronze sculptures, including a number by the Viennese factory of Franz Bergmann (1861-1936).

A large 12½ x 8in (32 x 20cm) early 20th century bronze figure of a bulldog in a red stud collar is estimated at £1500-2000.


This 1920s Orrefors glass centre bowl is estimated at £800-1200 in a Modern Living sale at Mallams in Cheltenham on March 7.

The 12in (30cm) wide bowl was made by Simon Gate (1883-1945) and engraved by Arthur Diessner in 1926 for the Swedish glassworks company.

It depicts classical nudes and animals above bands of frosted glass and is etched with Orrefors 1926 Simon Gate, N332.


A Japanese wooden netsuke of a hungry wolf with a crab pinned down between his front paws is priced at £1750 from Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art in Poole, Dorset.

Sourced from a private collection in the north of England, it dates to the Edo period (1615-1868) and was carved in c.1800 by the netsuke artist Masatada.


This 19th century work bench tool cabinet by Richard Melhuish & Sons of London is estimated at £800-1200 at Special Auction Services in Newbury, Berkshire, on February 20.

Patented by the company in 1884, the 3ft 5in x 2ft 10in (1.04m x 86cm) piece has a hinged lid containing a tool rack, vice and bench stop, in addition to six graduated drawers and a cupboard. It also features two inlaid brass Melhuish plaques in the lid, one listing an 1884 medal, and many (mostly modern) tools and accessories.

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