Forum Auctions in London will offer the research library of defunct Bond Street dealership Partridge Fine Arts on March 20. The library of countless titles and catalogues will be sold across 111 lots.
This page depicting a Thomas Tompion longcase is from a 1943 album of photographs and descriptions of 68 clocks in the collection of Walter J Iden.
Estimated at £400-600, this is one of a handful of albums produced by Iden himself that are referenced by Percy Dawson in his catalogue The Iden Clock Collection (1987).
This Victorian silver four-piece teaset, with engraved decoration and bird of prey finials, is marked for Edward & John Barnard, London 1854. It has an estimate of £600-700 at the Sheffield Auction Gallery on March 19.
Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Laois, will sell a typical ‘magpie’ collection covering a wide range of European and Asian works of art on March 24.
Tim O’Mahony, a retired dealer and collector from Kilkenny, has consigned close to 600 lots that, armed with a modest budget and a decent eye, he acquired at local auctions over the decades.
This Queen Anne style giltwood dressing mirror with a japanned interior, 3ft (1.08m) high, carries an estimate of €1500-2500.
The sale at Baldwin’s of St James’s on March 25 includes a collection of medals reflecting on the life and times of George IV. The 197-lot Pavilion collection has been formed over the past 20 years or so and is thought to be the first stand-alone collection of its type to appear at auction. The sale is timed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the accession of George IV in 1820.
This silver ticket gave the owner admission to the banquet marking the Coronation the following year. It is named for J Adams – probably James Adams who was listed at the time as ‘an assistant’ at the event.
The estimate is £300-350.
The sale held by sporting gun and antique weapons specialist Holts in Wolferton, Norfolk, on March 23 includes this rare 140-bore percussion revolver c.1840.
This version of the ‘pepperbox’ revolver, signed LF Model Mariette’s Patent with the serial number 178, has six inner and 12 outer barrels making 18 in total. As such a front-heavy weapon made accurate aiming difficult, the primary market for these weapons was for civilian self-defence.
This 1960s Lemania stainless steel single button chronograph with military arrow to the case back forms part of the first specialist Fine Jewellery & Watches auction held by Peter Wilson in Nantwich on March 19.
The estimate is £800-1200.
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A sale titled Twentieth Century Art and Design at Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds on March 20 includes three pieces of jewellery by Elizabeth Gage.
This typical Etruscan style dress ring centred by a pink sapphire hallmarked for 1974 is estimated at £1000-1500.
A US retrospective of Gage’s work titled The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage was held at the New Britain Museum of American Art in 2015.