Roseberys London holds a sale titled Design: Decorative Arts 1860 to The Present Day on April 26 where this silver and ivory claret or water jug is estimated at £2000-3000.
Designed by Christopher Dresser, it has hallmarks for Elkington & Co (Birmingham 1885) and the registration number 22870.
Michael Whiteway’s collecting monograph Christopher Dresser 1834-1904 illustrates a similar jug to the inside back cover (in silverplate with variations to the finial and the handle) and a page from Elkington’s silver pattern book, 1885, which shows the original drawing.
One of only five known surviving British film posters promoting the 1953 Hollywood movie of The War of the Worlds is on offer at Ewbank’s in Send, near Woking, on April 22.
It has been consigned by the person who bought it in 1953, at a local cinema when the film was released.
The British Quad film poster, printed by WE Berry, folded, measures 2ft 6in x 3ft 4in (76cm x 1.02m). Ewbank’s says this is the style B design, “which is the only one, apart from the US half sheet, that features the Martian space ship and is in good condition for its age”.
The Terror in France was greeted with a mixture of fascination and horror in Britain. This rare pearlware mug c.1793 is printed in blue with a scene titled View of La Guillotine or the modern Beheading Machine at Paris, By which Louis XVI late King of France was Beheaded Jan. 21 1793. Two figures watch on as the king lies prone beneath the blade.
At the European Ceramics & Glass sale held by Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on April 26-27 it is expected to bring £600-1000.
In 1967 The Omega Seamaster 300 was issued to the military. The following year the Navy placed an order once it had been tried and tested.
An example is estimated at £25,000- 35,000 in Fieldings’ April 21-22 auction in Stourbridge.
The stainless steel watch is described as “calibre 552 automatic wristwatch within Arabic numerals and luminous indexes to a black dial, case diameter 42mm, stiff lugs, engraved WI0/6645-99- 923-7697 A/009/67 to reverse, with an Omega Extract of the Archives certificate and folder dated 2015, no bracelet, box or further papers”.
A good section of Chinese export silver mostly from two private collections will be on offer in Tennants’ Jewellery, Watches and Silver Sale on April 23.
Shown here is a three-piece export silver tea service by with Chinese character artisan mark for Yi Tai, which was retailed by Luen Wo of Shanghai in the late 19th century, estimated at £1200-1800.
Modelled as gourds or melons, with applied chrysanthemums, the set is sold in a fitted wooden case. The gourd is associated with fertility in Chinese culture, and such sets were often given as wedding gifts.
This 1:48 scale ship model is estimated at £12,000-18,000 in the Charles Miller auction in London on April 26.
Possibly made by a dockyard apprentice, c.1745, it stands on a wooden display base and the overall measurements are 3ft 2in x 3ft 6in x 16in (96.5cm x 1.07m x 40.5cm).
AH Waite’s National Maritime Museum Catalogue of Ship Models to 1815 from c.1970 notes that the model is “probably the work of an 18th century amateur craftsman but the proportions are reasonably good. Its general appearance, disposition of the gun-ports etc suggests a 24-gun, 6th Rate of the 1741 Establishment but the hull is a little too fine to represent an actual ship. The rigging is probably 19th century but although on the heavy side it is approximately correct for the period.”
The model has a provenance to the National Maritime Museum Caird Collection, 1937; it was de-accessioned and sold at Sotheby’s Marine Pictures and Nautical Works of Art auction in July 1993. It has also been in the Kriegstein Collection; with Hyland Granby Antiques; and in a private European collection.
This large 19th century slip-ware bird-calling whistle in the form of birds on branches was made at the Halifax Pottery. Standing just under 10in (24cm) high, it is expected to sell for £60-120 at Leighton Hall Auctions in Alton, Staffordshire, on April 23.
This pair of George III two bottle wine coaster carriages combine a set of four silver coasters (all by Thomas Robins, London 1812) with a pair of plated stands with a turned ivory pull handles.
Each measuring just over 16in (41cm) long, they are expected to bring £500-800 at Lindsay Burns in Perth on April 26-27.