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Victorian children’s teeth jewellery, known as ‘Mother’s jewellery’, was one of the more unusual fashions of the Victorian era. Although relatively common in the late 19th century with rings, brooches, pins and pendants routinely embedded with milk teeth, not many pieces have survived.

This oval locket above, decorated with a cross of children’s milk teeth and diamonds against a blue enamel border and offered in a fitted case, comes from the estate of the late Sir John and Lady Smith, co-founders of the Landmark Trust. It carries hopes of £100-200 at Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s on July 23-24.


A collection of automobilia containing hundreds of pieces related to motorcars, motor racing and garages will be offered without reserve in a two-day auction at Dorset saleroom Charterhouse in Sherborne on July 18-19.

The collection has been amassed by a collector in Somerset over several years and contains enamel signs, petrol pump globes, forecourt oil dispensers, oil cans, bottles and drums, dealership light boxes and petrol signs among other items.

An enamel sign promoting spark plugs by the American firm Champion is estimated at £200-300.


Tea time may be more synonymous with cricket rather than football, but in the first half of the 20th century teapots were regularly made to commemorate FA Cup winners

This teapot, with a stylised player for the handle, the trophy as finial and a whistle for the spout, is thought to have been made for Wolverhampton Wanderers, who won the cup for the third time in 1949.

It is estimated at £80-100 in a sale at Wolverhampton saleroom Cuttlestones on July 5.


American graphic artist and printmaker Paul Peter Piech (1920-96) covered a range of themes in his art, from highlighting social and racial injustice to tackling the political concerns of the late 20th century, with particular ire directed at President Nixon.

Around 20 of his jazz-inspired limited-edition linocuts from a single-owner collection will be offered at Cardiff saleroom Rogers Jones on July 6.

This 2ft x 18in (63 x 45cm) linocut above, dated 1995 and from an edition of 25, depicts side-by-side caricatures of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker under the Miles Davis quote: The history of Jazz can be told in four words: Louis Armstrong Charlie Parker.

It is estimated at £300-500.

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