This 8 x 10in (20 x 25cm) oil on paper sketch of East Bergholt Common by John Constable (1776-1837) depicts a view close to the Constable family home.
It was painted c.1810 during his long courtship with his neighbour Maria Bicknell and looks directly at the fields between the two homes where many of their first meetings took place. It comes up at Bonhams’ Old Master Paintings sale on December 17 from a vendor from outside the EU who bought it at the Salander O’Reilly Gallery, New York in 1988.
The estimate is £80,000-120,000.
This 3½in (9cm) Guild of Handicraft (London 1906) silver cream jug decorated with amethyst cabochons designed by Charles Robert Ashbee comes for sale at Clarke’s in Semley, Dorset, on December 30-31 with a guide of £700-1000.
The sale at Duke’s on December 17 titled A Taste of Luxury includes this case of Graham’s Finest Reserve 1966 vintage port. Bottled in 1968, the 12 bottles come in their original wood packing case. Estimate £500-1000.
The sale at Rendells of Ashburton, Devon, on December 17-19 includes items from a local collection of railwayana. This cast iron sign for the Brent signal box of South Brent, also in Devon, has an estimate of £150-250.
This unusually large 17th century English iron mortar cast with the date 1669 and the initials WG, 11in (27cm) diameter has a guide of £800-1200 at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on December 17.
The sale of Silver, Jewellery, Watches & Coins at Stride & Son of Chichester on December 17 includes, estimated at £100-200, this hallmarked gold badge with the logo of Delage. The French luxury automobile and race car company was founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois- Perret near Paris. It ceased operation in 1953.
This 18th century Mughal short staffing spear (Bhuj-Kuttai) from north-west India has a gilded hilt in the form of an elephant’s head with rock crystal eyes. Measuring 14in (35cm) long in its red leather and gilt metal scabbard, it has expectations of £500-600 at Gerrards in Lytham St Annes on December 17-18.
Bidding at the William George timed online sale of Royal Memorabilia & Historical Documents ends on December 18. It includes this pair of Elizabeth II presentation cufflinks by Collingwood of Conduit Street, London. Given as a gift by the queen, they are offered in their original presentation box. The opening bid is £180.
Collingwood produced the jewellery for Lady Diana Spencer on her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981.
This Regency tilt top table with chinoiserie lacquer decoration has a guide of £1000-1500 at John Nicholson’s in Haselmere, Surrey on December 17. The top measures 3ft 1in (93cm) across.
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