This Victorian novelty silver whistle in the form of a dog’s head bears the hallmarks of Birmingham silversmith George Unite (1798-1896).
Born in Birmingham, Unite worked in partnership with James Hilliard until 1845 when he continued the business under his own name.
This piece, stamped Birmingham, 1865, is estimated at £250-400 in the June 14 sale at Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds on June 14.
In the market town of Alnwick in Northumberland stands the Adam Robertson Memorial Fountain – an ornate working drinking fountain in the Italian Renaissance style which commemorates the benefactor who gifted it in the late 19th century.
Robertson was a native of Alnwick: a leading figure in local politics and the founder of a local firm of decorators.
This original late 19th century working model of the fountain is on offer at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland in a two-day sale on June 18-19.
Consigned by the executors of Ian and Ena Robertson, it is estimated at £200-500.
An auction of soldiers and figures at C&T in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on June 19 will include this well-preserved Britains set of five 44 2nd Dragoon Guards with lances and a trumpeter, all riding ‘rocking horse’ type mounts.
It is offered in an original un-numbered compartmented box and is estimated at £250-400.
This early Martin Brothers stoneware vase is one of more than 40 lots dedicated to the idiosyncratic London pottery on offer in an Arts & Crafts auction at Salisbury saleroom Woolley & Wallis on June 19.
Measuring 7in (18cm) high and incised for Robert Wallace Martin (1843-1923), London 3 77, the vase is decorated with bands of stylised flowers and foliage in blue, brown and ochre.