A pair of Coade urns, with bud form finials and fluted sides, bases impressed Coade Lambeth 1794, will be offered in the Halls sale in Shrewsbury on September 16.
They stand 2ft 1in (63cm) high, on a pair of ram’s head and swag moulded pedestals, 21in (53cm) high, and come from the Property of a Titled Estate Note. These urns are in fact finials and similar examples can be seen on company founder and owner Eleanor Coade’s home, Belmont House, in Lyme Regis, on the parapet walls of the roof, as was the fashion on Palladian-style manors and villas of the day.
A highlight of Tennants’ Country House Sale on September 19 is A Gentleman’s Private Collection, Warwickshire, which comprises 100 lots of largely Victorian antiques put together over the years by the vendor’s father.
From slightly later, this carved oak cresting for the Royal Flying Corps, comprising a crowned laurel wreath surrounding RFC, and flanked with outstretched wings is the top-estimated lot in the collection, at £4000-5000.
The Royal Flying Corps was the precursor to the Royal Air Force during the First World War, until the latter was formed in 1918.
An album of Indian watercolours painted in Patna in the mid-19th century goes under the hammer at Chorley’s autumn country house auction from September 22-23 with an estimate of £6000-8000.
The 75 watercolours depict tradespeople, botany, ornithology and architecture.
A selection of costume designs for theatre and ballet from the 1920s-60s features in the British and Continental Pictures Auction at Olympia Auctions in west London on September 22.
The work pictured here was most likely for one of the performances given by Les Ballet Ida Rubinstein in 1928.
Signed and dated A Benois 1928, the work in pen and ink with pencil and heightened with coloured washes is by Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois (1870- 1960) and is estimated at £1000-1500.
Mallams’ country house sale on September 17 in Cheltenham includes the principal contents of Long Court, Randwick, Gloucestershire, consisting of 200 lots.
Many of them have originated from the famous Ford collection, assembled by the English travel writer Richard Ford (1796-1858), known for his books on Spain in the 19th century.
Pictured here is a carved alabaster relief in the Circle of Pierre Étienne Monnot (1657-1733). It is believed to have been exhibited in Works of art from the Ford collection, in Exeter in April 1946, where it is mentioned as ‘Madonna and Child, Marble Italian 17th Century’ on the platform. Depicting the Madonna watching over Christ, it comes in a later 18th/19th century gilt plaster frame, 21 x 17½in (53 x 44.5cm).
Study for Flora by Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein, (1895- 1978), is estimated at £15,000-25,000 in the David Lay auction in Penzance on September 17-18.
The 10 x 8in (25.5 x 20.5cm) oil on canvas, signed and dated 1921, is illustrated on p55 of Gluck, her biography by Diana Souhami.
This is a study for Flora’s Cloak first exhibited at Gluck’s solo exhibition in 1924 at the Dorien Leigh Galleries in South Kensington and now in the Tate collection.
It was purchased by the vendor in February 1977 from the Shepherds Hill, Buxted, house contents sale of the artchitect Sir Edward Maufe (no 707 in the Clifford Dann catalogue). Sir Edward and his wife Prudence, the Heal’s designer, were close personal friends of the artist.
Prudence Maufe was possibly the model for this study, states David Lay, “for as well as owning the painting we feel there is a strong resemblance, although Maufe’s granddaughter, the writer Juliet Dunmur, does not believe this to be the case”.
Letters from artists Henry Moore, Stanley William Hayter and Augustus John will be offered at Cheffins on September 17 as part of the Cambridge saleroom’s Art & Design sale.
They come from the collection of Gigi Richter (1922-2020), described by the auction house as “the doyenne of picture restorers throughout the 1940s and 1950s” who worked with many leading artists of the period and became close friends.
In one of the letters Moore describes his famous 1946 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art which has been widely cited as the key turning point in Moore’s career. The four-page handwritten letter, pictured here, is estimated at £200-400.
The letters will be offered as six lots and the consignment also includes an original Moore drawing estimated at £5000-6000, a sketch by Wilfredo Lam guided at £6000-8000 and a Hayter watercolour estimated at £400-600.
This rare personalised souvenir woodcut was made for one Mr Jonathan Bowles to commemorate the Thames Frost Fair held when the river froze solid in the bitter winter of 1715-16.
The 13 x 8in (32 x 20cm) broadside was Printed upon the Ice on the Thames, at the Maidenhead, the Second Booth, at Old Swan Stairs, Jan 18 1715-16.
At Busby Auctions in Bridport, Dorset, on September 17 it has a guide of £600-800.
This finely decorated trade unionist jug depicts two proud iron foundry workers holding a casting wheel alongside the motto The Friendly Iron Moulders Society – an institution founded in Bolton in 1806 and affiliated in 1837.
A further inscription reads Industry and Benevolence United In Friendship. A scene to verso depicts two workers in conversation, one with a caption which reads Brother Can you give Me A Job and the other man says If We Cannot We Will Assist You.
The jug carries an estimate of £300-400 at Gerrards in Lytham St Annes on September 17-18.
This ‘monumental and rare’ 13th century Persian Kasham Mihrab lustre tile is estimated at £30,000- 50,000 in John Nicholson’s Islamic and Oriental auction on October 7.
It has been in a ‘good private European collection’ since the c.1930s.
Forum Auctions in London will offer a further selection of early English printed books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library on September 24.
This 1585 first edition account of William Parry’s plot to assassinate the queen as she rode through St James’s Park has an estimate of £1200-1800. A True and plaine Declaration of the horrible Treasons, practised by William Parry the Traitor, against the Queenes Maiestie is bound in crushed red morocco by Rivière.
Following Elizabeth’s murder, Parry had planned to organise an invasion from Scotland to liberate Mary, Queen of Scots, and place her on the English throne.
This three-piece Kutch silver tea service carries the marks OM for Oomersi Mawji, Bujh. In addition to typical repoussé and chased decoration, each piece has a cast squirrel finial. At the specialist sale of Jewellery, Watches & Silver at Tennants in Leyburn on September 19 the estimate is £1000-1500.
A sketch for the painting A Very Gallant Gentleman by John Charles Dollman (1851-1934) carries an estimate of £7000-10,000 at Sworders’ Fine Interiors sale on September 22-23.
Measuring 23in x 3ft 4in (59 x 99cm) and executed in pen, ink and watercolour heightened with white, this depiction of Antarctic explorer Captain Lawrence Oates walking to his death in 1912 was created by Dollman for the finished painting which hangs in the Cavalry Club, London.
It was commissioned by officers of the Inniskilling Dragoons in 1913 – the year after news arrived of the doomed Terra Nova expedition– and shown at the Royal Academy that year.
Sworders’ sketch includes some notable compositional differences. In this work Oates is depicted holding ski poles, a feature dropped by the artist in the painting where Oates wears only mittens.
It is on the market of the first time. It was given to the Thompson family of Beacon House in Ditchling by Dollman’s daughter Ruth, who lived in the village until her death aged 90 in 1965.