1. This rare novelty claret jug, pictured above, has been consigned to the sale at Trevanion & Dean in Whitchurch, Shropshire, on December 5 by a private Cheshire vendor who had inherited it. Marked for Sampson Mordan, London 1882, it is modelled as Punch and Judy’s dog Toby, the head hinging open at the neck and snout.
Standing just over 9in (23cm) high and weighing 34oz, the estimate is £8000-12,000.
2. The sale at Michael Bowman in Newton Abbot on November 28 includes this 18in (45cm) Victorian Elkington plate meat cover. As well as an engraved crest for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, a finial features the regiment’s emblem of an antelope wearing a coronet.
3. This 18th or 19th century Indian silver ceremonial maharaja sceptre is decorated with repoussé floral motifs and has a finial shaped as a ferocious lion with its mouth agape.
It is estimated at £1500-2500 at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury as part of an Asian Art Part II sale rescheduled for December 8.
4. An Omar Ramsden twin-handled loving cup with hallmarks for London, 1937. It has a guide of £600-800 at Lockdales in Ipswich on December 8-9.
5. A sale at The Auction Centre in Runcorn on November 27 features this cased pair of George V silver and bone knife rests in the form of wings on splayed bases. With marks for James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1910, the guide is £40-60.
6. Fine Auctions in York conducts a timed online sale via thesaleroom.com closing on November 29. It includes this 10oz George III silver mug by Newcastle maker John Langlands and John Robertson (1780). Estimate £500-700.
7. A George III silver wine funnel by William Plummer, London 1786, has a guide of £200-300 at Canterbury Auction Galleries on November 28-30. The removable strainer is engraved with a crest.
8. This typical Georgian cream jug with engraved garlands has London hallmarks for TH, 1806. The estimate at Special Auction Services on December 1 is £45-75.
9. This large 19th century dog collar, mounted with George IV crown coins dating from 1821, is engraved Goth, Miss WA Code, Polapit Tamar.
It has a guide of £1000-1500 at the Charterhouse sale in Sherborne, Dorset, on December 3-5.
10. The At Home sale at Adam’s in Dublin on December 2 includes this large 10in (24cm) Irish silver pierced trelliswork potpourri bowl and cover (Dublin 1916).
11. An Edwardian silver and enamelled snuff box engraved and enamelled with clover, by William J Holmes, Birmingham 1903, has an estimate of £40-60 at Newton Green, Sudbury, auction house Mander on December 5.
12. This Victorian novelty seal in the form of a dog’s head (Birmingham, 1891) has a guide of £70-90 in the December 16 Fine Furniture, Works of Art, Silver & Paintings sale at Bishop & Miller of Stowmarket.
13. At Reeman Dansie’s timed online sale of Silver & Silver Plate in Colchester ending on November 29, this pair of Edwardian novelty pepper grinders in the form of 2lb bell weights is estimated at £500-700.
With engraved armorials verso, they have marks for the maker Mappin & Webb, London, 1902.
14. An estate clearance in Stafford conducted by William George includes this Edwardian silver double sovereign case by WH Hasler, Birmingham 1907. It has a guide of £50 in an online sale closing on December 6.
15. This pair of George V three-light candelabra with loaded bases by Thomas Bradbury and Sons, London 1917, assumes a Georgian fluted design.
The estimate is £800-1200 at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on December 5.
16. Hansons’ Derbyshire Fine Art Sale in Etwall on December 2-3 includes this Victorian silver sculptural group by Hunt & Roskell, London 1880. The subject, modelled by George Carter, is King John signing the Magna Carta in front of three barons, the Archbishop of Canterbury and two pages.
According to the presentation plaque, it was given to the civil engineer Liberal MP Joseph d’Aguilar Samuda (1813-85) in 1880 by a large number of his friends and former constituents in the Tower Hamlets in recognition of the important services he has rendered to the borough.
The piece is mounted on a walnut stand carved with the Samuda coat-of-arms and will be sold with an eight leaf illuminated presentation manuscript. It was exhibited at the South Kensington Museum (V&A) in 1884.
This group comes by direct descent with a guide of £20,000-30,000.
17. Peter Wilson in Nantwich holds a sale of Fine Jewellery & Watches on December 10. This early 20th century blue enamel and diamond festoon necklace with rose cut and old cut stones is expected to bring £1500-2500.
18. Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury rescheduled its Fine Jewellery sale to December 9-10. Estimated at £5000-7000 is this large Victorian snake necklace set in gold with graduated garnet cabochons.
19. The Winter Jewels sale at Chiswick Auctions in west London on December includes this ruby, sapphire and diamond floral brooch, c.1965, with a guide of £2500-3000. Designed as a bouquet, the leaves are set with baguette-cut diamonds, the flowerheads with a circular-cut ruby and sapphire and a single and brilliant-cut diamond stem and ribbon.
20. This early 20th century multi-gem set brooch millegrain set with a cushion-cut aquamarine in a border of rubies and diamonds comes in a box for Mackay & Chisolm of Edinburgh. At Lyon & Turnbull’s Jewellery, Watches & Silver on December 8-9 the guide is £1500-2500.
21. The Winter Online Sale at Hutchinson Scott in Skipton on December 3-5 includes this Victorian Scottish silver and hardstone crescent and star brooch estimated at £80-120.
22. A pair of diamond-set Pyramide ear clips by Bulgari in the maker’s box is guided at £2500-3000 at Roseberys London on December 8.
23. This early 20th century 18ct yellow gold cluster ring with sapphires and seven diamonds in a flowerhead setting has hallmarks for Chester 1912. It is pitched at £300-400 at W&H Peacock in Bedford on December 4.
24. In the 1950s-60s, Leicester firm George Tarratt worked with leading jewellery designers of the time to develop an in-house collection of jewellery which were produced into the late 1970s and early 1980s. This Modernist silver brooch designed by Ernest Blyth has a guide of £40-60 at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on December 8.
25. Lindsay Burns in Perth on December 1-2 includes 152 lots of modern jewellery from the stock of the Graham Stewart Gallery. Stewart, who died earlier this year, was one of Scotland’s foremost goldsmiths, running a workshop and gallery in Dunblane since 1978 (see obituary, ATG No 2468). The items comprise a diverse range of jewellery by various makers, with this 18ct gold sapphire and diamond set cocktail ring (London 1990), centred with a stone of just under 2ct, guided at £400-600.
26. The Fine Jewellery and Watches sale at Adam’s in Dublin on December 8 includes this 1950s ruby and diamond ‘tourbillon’ dress ring designed by Jean Fouquet. It has a maker’s mark for the workshop of Pierre Fertey. Estimate €3500-4500.
27. A timed auction of jewellery at Fellows in Birmingham ending on December 3 includes this pair of late 19th century gold and nephrite acorn drop earrings estimated at £120-180.
28. Dreweatts holds a sale of Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Objects of Vertu in Donnington Priory, Newbury, on December 8. Among the highlights is this Art Deco diamond and enamel safari bracelet attributed to jeweller Charlton & Co in Fifth Avenue, New York. Charlton’s lead designer was Maurice Duvalet, who designed special commissions, including a very similar bracelet made for a private client in 1937 that is pictured in Bejewelled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style by Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel (2001).
29. Sworders’ sale of Jewellery, Watches and Gifts in Stansted Mountfitchet on December 1 includes this Edwardian platinum and diamond pendant with split trace chain and bolt ring clasp. Estimate £400-600.