Edinburgh saleroom Lyon & Turnbull holds a sale titled A Celtic Eye: A Private Collection of Scottish pictures on February 25.
It includes this 5½ x 5in (14 x 12.5cm) conté drawing, Almond Eyes – Peggy Macrae (pictured top), signed with initials by Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935). Sold by Ewan Mundy Fine Art in 2008 on behalf of the artist’s family, it depicts one of Peploe’s most important early models.
Stanley Cursiter, who wrote Peploe’s first biography, described her as “witty, attractive and charming”.
The sale at Catherine Southon in Surrey on February 24 features this 10in (25cm) Revolutionary porcelain propaganda plate after a design by Mikhail Adamovich. Painted in iron red, black and gilt on an Imperial Porcelain Factory blank, the scene depicts a factory worker holding up a banner.
Alton, Staffordshire, firm Leighton Hall Auctions offers this 19th century gem set brooch and locket with a guide of £100-200 on February 20.
Jewellery such as this, with a row of five stones – ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond – spelt out the word 'regard'.
This 1956 first impression, first edition copy of Ian Fleming’s Diamonds are Forever with dust jacket is expected to sell for £800-1200 on March 10 at Plymouth Auction Rooms.
It is part of a collection of James Bond books being offered at the Devon saleroom over the next few months.
An Interiors sale at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory on February 24 includes property from the collection of the late Mr and Mrs John Da Silva.
This Victorian tortoiseshell octagonal tea caddy with silver mounts hallmarked for John Rose, Birmingham, 1899, is guided at £700-1000.
A dedicated sale of royal memorabilia held online by William George runs until February 18. Estimated at £400-500 is this signed photograph of a young Prince Charles in a green leather frame by Jarrolds, Knightsbridge.
These were produced to celebrate the Prince of Wales’ Investiture at Caernarvon in 1969 and his 21st birthday, given to family and friends.
A specialist sale of Juvenilia and Advertising Memorabilia at Bamfords in Derby on March 10 includes some choice enamel signs.
This well-preserved example of the famous Sunlight Soap die-cut 'Baker Boy', produced to be mounted on either side of a cart or trolley bus, c.1900, is pitched at £1000-1500.
The Northern Art sale at Wilson55 in Nantwich on February 11 includes this copy of The Level Crossing, a limited-edition 18 x 22in (46 x 56cm) print by LS Lowry from an edition of 750 published in 1973.
The Luxury Watch sale at Fellows in Birmingham on February 15 includes this early 18th century open face pocket watch by Thomas Tompion and Edward Banger, London.
Housed in a gilt-metal consular case is a key-wind full-plate fusee and chain movement with pierced balance cock, verge escapement and Egyptian pillars. The estimate is £4500-6500.
Although Tompion is often referred to as the Father of English Clockmaking, his talents were not just limited to clocks. He also made watches (an estimated 5500 against 700 clocks). He partnered for six years with Banger, who was married to Tompion’s niece from 1701-07.
A pair of 12in (31cm) Moorcroft MacIntyre Florian ware vases signed with initials WM and numbered M2092 are guided at £600-800 in the Thomson Roddick auction in Edinburgh on March 11.
This Japanese Edo period wooden netsuke, carved as a rat curled up on its tail and with inlaid eyes, with signature to base, measures 5cm wide. It is estimated at £700-900 in the Bishop & Miller auction taking place on February 12 in Stowmarket, Suffolk.
The sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on February 12 includes this scarce Beswick figure of the Arab Stallion with decorative saddle and tassels (model No 2269 designed by Albert Hallam).
In good condition, although missing the original wooden base, it is expected to bring £200-300.
This occasional table with wooden legs and a printed metal top has a cast maker’s mark to the underside reading Gerald Summers Registered Design No.871987.
Designed by Summers (1899-1967) in 1954, it is estimated at £200-300 at Greenslade Taylor Hunt of Taunton on February 11.
This 1914-15 Star was awarded to Lieutenant Basil Worswick, a soldier in the 2nd Battalion of the King Edward’s Horse who was sent to Dublin to help quell the rising in the city in 1916.
During a melee at the Guinness Brewery on the night of April 29 he was shot dead by a guard who thought he was a Sinn Fein spy.
The 1914-15 Star plus copied research is being sold by a private collector and is expected to fetch £400-500 at Dix Noonan Webb in a February 17 sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria.
The Fine Sale at Lockdales in Ipswich on February 17-18 includes this pair of silver and enamel menu holders made for Royal Exchange Assurance. Hallmarked for HC Freeman, Birmingham 1917 and 1919, they are pitched at £100-150.
TimeLine Auctions in Harwich, Essex, conducts a 560-lot sale on February 23 where this medieval gold and diamond ring is expected to bring £5000-7000.
Engraved to the hoop with scrollwork design and Ama (love) Dio (possibly God), it is set with a natural point-cut diamond. A similar ring dated to c.1400 inscribed Ava Maria is pictured in Diana Scarisbrick’s Rings: Jewellery of Power, Love and Loyalty (2013).
This example comes for sale from an English collector who acquired it from John Moor, York, in the late 1990s.
It was in c.1400 that the point-cut for the diamond was developed, taking advantage of the natural pyramidal structure of the gemstone. Resistant to fire and the hammer, the diamond became the quintessential stone for use in betrothal rings, representing continuity and strength for the proposed relationship.