Among the highlights of Plymouth Auction Rooms’ sale on May 9 is this near life-size bronze horse sculpture by contemporary Irish artist Rick Lewis.
The 4ft 6in x 2ft 6in (1.37m x 76cm) high sculpture was commissioned by the vendor’s late father, a close friend of the artist, whose dream had been to own a sculpture of a horse in full gallop, with protruding veins, eyes and flat back ears.
It is estimated at £5000-6000.
This 5ft 2in x 3ft 6in (1.59 x 1.08m) multi-colour advertising sign promotes the British insurance firm, Eagle Star & British Dominions.
The head-on image of a vintage racing car speeding towards the viewer, the words Empire Motor Policy emblazoned across its radiator, will go under the hammer in a sale held by Transport Collector Auctions at Dominic Winter’s saleroom in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, on May 17.
The character of Alice from Lewis Carroll’s quirky fairy tale Alice in Wonderland is a frequent motif in the Surrealist creations of Salvador Dalí (1904-89).
Taken from a 1977 drawing, this signed limited edition lost wax figure of Alice, modelled with a skipping rope with hair and hands turning into roses, comes from an edition of 350 made in 1984.
Stamped and dated Jemelton 1984 and impressed with a Perseo foundry mark, the 2ft 11in (90cm) high piece is priced at £8500 from Hickmet Fine Arts in London.