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This pair of unique 1960s cased silver-gilt surprise eggs by the late Australian metalworker Stuart Devlin (1931-2018) will go under the hammer in a sale of silver and jewellery at 1818 Auctioneers on April 1 in Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

The eggs – one containing a cushion cut kunzite and the other a trio of amethyst crystals – come in cases retailed by Collingwood of Conduit Street, London, and Cartier. They are estimated together at £3000-4000. The lot also contains a personal letter from Devlin to the vendor confirming the eggs’ unique designs along with signed photographs, an original receipt and a 1960s valuation certificate.


Dorset saleroom Charterhouse in Sherborne will offer a small group of Fred Yates (1922- 2008) paintings in its auction on April 17, acquired over the past two decades by a West Country collector. There are 5 Fred Yates pictures in the collection.

Often referred to as ‘Fowey’s happy Lowry’ (a tag that Yates used himself), the Manchesterborn self-taught artist painted bold and colourful Cornish scenes of local village life, clifftops and beaches, many around Fowey where he lived from 1968.

This 13 x 17in (33 x 43cm) scene, Village Lane in Winter, is estimated at £2000-3000.


This 2ft (62cm) high Carter Stabler & Adams ‘Bush Velt’ earthenware vase is one of more than 50 lots of Poole Pottery to be offered at Dorchester saleroom Duke’s on March 21.

Decorated in the LZ pattern, it was designed by John Adams and painted in polychrome with a lion attacking an antelope within geometric segments by Anne Hatchard.

The vase, in good overall condition with no visible signs of restoration, is estimated at £2000-4000.

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A single-owner collection of more than 50 original works on canvas and paper by the prolific Victorian artist Albert Goodwin (1845-1932) will go under the hammer in a fine art and antiques sale at Lacy Scott & Knight on March 23 in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Assembled by the late Dr Tom Rayner, who had a particular interest in Victorian watercolours, the group is being sold with other items from the family home in Kenninghall, Norfolk. The Land of Egypt, a signed 17 x 21in (44 x 55cm) watercolour shown here, dated 1910, is estimated at £2500-4000.

A follower of JMW Turner, Goodwin travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Americas, India and New Zealand, inspired by the nature he saw around him. He sketched in situ then completed the works from memory in the studio – sometimes many years later.

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