This 1950s Avery Hardoll petrol pump above is one of two that carry estimates of £4000-6000 each at East Bristol Auctions on August 16. Both were originally from the Workman Garages in Coronation Avenue, Bath, and stood together from 1952 until they were purchased by the vendor in 2009.
They were ordered together and have sequential serial numbers. The pair have since been sympathetically restored, one with an original BP globe, the other with the globe and livery of Shell.
The so-called ‘Cycladic culture’ developed in the islands of the Aegean Sea c1100BC, with Cycladic people counted among the three major Aegean cultures alongside the Minoan civilisation and Mycenaean Greece
The best-known type of surviving Cycladic artwork is the marble figurine usually depicting a full-length female with her arms folded across her chest, a sharply defined nose and smooth D-shaped face.
This example above differs from the standard in having a rounded or fusiform profile, but some of the standard Cycladic features are present including the face outlined in low-relief. The 6¾in (17cm) high piece, formerly in a Dutch collection formed in the 1970s, is estimated at £20,000-30,000 at TimeLine Auctions in central London on September 3.