A selection of Beswick ware, including horses, birds and other animals, will go under the hammer in a May 24-25 sale at Charterhouse Auctions in Sherborne.
The star, estimated at £1500-2500, is this 7½in (19cm) long Lincoln Red bull shown above, which is one of the lowest production animals made by Beswick.
Not many of these UK quad posters (above) are in existence. Produced for Star Wars in 1977 (later subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope), they were designed by brothers Tim and Greg Hildebrandt and issued when the film was initially released in the UK.
It was decided soon after, however, that the depiction of the characters should more closely resemble the film’s actors, and the poster was discontinued in favour of Tom Chantrell’s artwork.
This 2ft 6in x 3ft 4in (76 x 1.01m) example is estimated at £2000-4000 in a vintage posters sale at Ewbank’s Auctions of Surrey on June 1.
The fourth edition of Photo London may have just finished, but multiple satellite events celebrating the medium will go on in the capital over the coming weeks
Among them is a sale of photographs and photobooks at Forum Auctions in Mayfair, London, on June 1.
Shown above, this later 11 x 17in (29 x 43.8cm) signed gelatin silver print of American photographer Elliott Erwitt’s (b.1928) famous image taken in New York in 1974 has provenance to the Photographers’ Gallery, London. Estimate £2000-3000.
This 28-piece French Revolution period solid silver cutlery service, above, is a stand-out lot in an art, wine and antiques sale at East Bristol Auctions in Hanham on June 1.
Consigned by a local family who discovered it in their loft, the service dates from 1792, with each piece marked with the original owner’s monogram.