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This gold Division Two winner’s medal was awarded to John Edward ‘Jack’ Wren (1894-1948) in his first season for Notts County FC. Born in Bristol, Wren made 63 appearance for the venerable Nottingham club, playing half back from 1922-25. His career also took him to Millwall, Bristol City and Southport.

Alistair Lofley, sports valuer at Hansons, described him as “an industrious player and captain material… he knew every move on the board and tackled fearlessly – the sort of player fans love”.

The medal, together with a commemorative gold pocket watch marking the same event, will be sold at Hansons’ Football in Focus auction on May 23 with an estimate of £3000-5000.


This painting was long thought to be the work of John Constable and was exhibited as such for many years before it was re-attributed to his youngest son, Lionel Constable (1828-87), in 1982.

The Way to the Farm, a 16 x 14in (41 x 35cm) oil on canvas, was identified via a photograph taken by Lionel showing the same farmhouse and poplar tree. It carries an estimate of £2000- 3000 in a sale of furniture, paintings and works of art spanning five centuries of art from 1600 at Edinburgh saleroom Lyon & Turnbull on May 14.

Lionel, who generated lots of work in his eight short years as a painter, appears to have taught himself to paint almost entirely through close study of his father’s early work.

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It was an exhibition at Somerset House in London in late 2002 that launched the jewellery designs of the elusive American-born Parisian jeweller Joel Arthur Rosenthal, known as JAR.

Exhibition visitors toured rooms in darkness with a torch in hand to view some 400 pieces. At the time of the seminal show it was estimated that only about 250 people worldwide owned a work by JAR, while 145 of them lent pieces to this exhibition.

These purple flowerhead gold earclips made of anodised aluminium were specially created for the show and were purchased by the vendor during the first week of the exhibition in November 2002. The pair is estimated at £2000-3000 in a sale dedicated to jewellery at Chiswick Auctions in west London on May 14.

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Sworders’ sale of 20th Century Design in Stansted Mountfitchet on May 29 will contain this Italian blond wood wardrobe after a collaborative design between the Milanese architects and designers Paolo Buffa (1903-70) and Giovanni Gariboldi (1908-71).

The 2ft 2in x 6ft 4in (65cm x 1.88m) Italian piece is carved to each door front with bands of flowers and foliage and is estimated at £3000-5000.