A large modern ‘Carp’ vase by Sally Tuffin (b.1938) for Moorcroft is estimated at £1500-2000 in a sale at Lawrences of Crewkerne in Somerset on April 12.
The 2ft 2in (67cm) high vase, painted on a green ground, was made in a limited edition of 100 in 1991.
It forms part of a 26-lot collection of early and modern Moorcroft pottery inherited by a family in south Somerset.
Following the £626,000 sale of Modern British art from the collection of late antiques dealer Geoffrey Harley (1937-2016), Salisbury saleroom Woolley & Wallis is gearing up to disperse the principal contents of his home.
Around 250 lots from Pickwick End in Corsham will go under the hammer on April 11. Among them is a16½in (42cm) high pair of mid-Victorian Scottish pottery models of spaniels in a treacle glaze, each with a collar and a locket seated on an oval sponge splashed plinth.
An unusual pair of stained and polished pine ceremonial axes which belonged to the Ancient Order of Foresters, a friendly society formed in 1834, is priced at £875 by Devon dealer J Collins & Son.
It was created with the aim to provide financial aid to its members in times of need and was raised by members contributing a regular sum to the society.
The 2ft 5in (73cm) long axes are dated 1881 and gilded with initials JW and CE and N.
Pre-print mock-up illustrations for an early edition of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book will go under the hammer at William George & Co’s timed auction ending on April 12.
The prints, which come with a frontispiece dated 1903, include illustrations of Mowgli, Bagheera and this work of Kaa the python, and were drawn by prolific illustrators Edward Detmold (1883-1957) and his twin brother Maurice (1883-1908).
The collection comprises nine large 17 x 12½in (43 x 32cm) illustrations, printed and hand coloured with title strips attached below.
The prints are in good overall condition with some age wear to mounts and bear signatures and monograms.
Bidding opens at £850.