The London Jewels sale at Bonhams on September 21 incudes this Portuguese 18th century girandole stomacher and pendent earring suite pictured top.
Made in silver with paste stones and pear-shaped rose-cut topaz in foiled and closed-back settings, it is guided at £10,000-15,000.
Boldon Auction Rooms in East Bolden, Tyne & Wear, is holding a timed online sale of vintage textiles closing on September 23.
This panel of Legend pattern cotton made in 1963 by Edinburgh Weavers to a design by Alan Munro Reynolds (1926-2014) is expected to bring £100-150.
This late 19th century French ‘industrial’ automata clock and thermometer modelled as a windmill with revolving sails stands 19in (47cm) high. It is guided at £2000-3000 at Cheffins in Cambridge on September 21-22
This Victorian porcelain table centrepiece fashioned as the Three Graces is by the Copeland factory. Measuring 18in (45cm) high, it expected to sell for £400-600 at Amersham Auction Rooms in Buckinghamshire on October 6.
This Swansea porcelain plate painted by Henry Morris with a wickerwork basket of flowers is from the Lysaght service.
The service was produced during the Bevington period c.1817-20 and shares the same creamy paste and forms found on the Lady Seaton and Bevington-Gibbins services. With a label for the collection of Welsh porcelain collector Harry Sherman, it has an estimate of £700-1000 at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Bath, on September 22.
This Alfred de Bréanski (1852-1928) oil on canvas titled In the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland has a provenance to the Roberts Art Gallery, Toronto in 1934. At the Important Irish Art sale at Adam's in Dublin on September 28 it is guided at €3000-5000.
This portfolio of silk screen prints in a crimson cloth folder was given to John Lennon and Yoko Ono by the Japanese artist Tadanori Yokoo in 1971.
The title page has been inscribed For Mr John Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon 23/1/71 with love and the artist has copied Lennon’s style of writing and drawing in his dedication. The portfolio by the so-called ‘Japanese Andy Warhol’ contains 26 pages of notes in Japanese and English plus nine prints.
The property of Jo Johns, the former PA to John Lennon, it comes for sale at Special Auction Services’ Music & Entertainment sale in Newbury on September 27 with an estimate of £10,000-15,000.
This Faberge silver and red enamel card or cigarette case is estimated at £2500-3500 when John Rolfe Auctions holds A Sale of Wonderful Things in Tetbury on September 24.
Rolfe, previously at Wotton Auction Rooms, held his first sale in April. The firm has spent the summer renovating the new saleroom at Hangar One, Babdown Airfield.
This large bronze mortar is inscribed beneath the rim William Carter Made Me For James Bill 1614, making it the earliest recorded Whitechapel Foundry mortar.
It also has the initials TB for Thomas Bartlett (d.1632), Carter’s apprentice who took over the Whitechapel foundry on his death in 1619. Only one other mortar by Carter and Bartlett is recorded and it was made one year after this example. In the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, it is inscribed William Carter Made Me For George Beere TB 1615.
At the Oak Interior sale at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on September 28-29 it has an estimate of £6000-8000.
It comes for sale as part of the 50-lot collection of the antique metalwork dealer Christopher Bangs who died earlier this year.
Reeman Dansie’s biannual East Anglian Art sale in Colchester on September 27-28 includes this small Impressionist oil on board by child prodigy Peggy Somerville (1918-75). Precociously talented (she learned to paint at the same time she learned to talk), Somerville shot to international fame in 1928 at the age of 10 with a sell-out exhibition at Mayfair’s Claridge Gallery.
This painting titled The Last Load was one of 52 works which featured in her 1929 return exhibition at the same venue. Early works by Somerville are rarely seen at auction, with this example estimated at £800-1200.
The sale at Gerrards in Lytham St Annes on September 29-30 includes this 18ct gold, enamel and emerald sweetheart brooch in the form of a life buoy. Made for the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, it is estimated at £300-400.
On October 3 Dreweatts in Newbury conducts a sale titled The Collection formerly from Flaxley Abbey: An Oliver Messel Commission.
Oliver Messel (1904-78) redesigned Flaxley Abbey, a monastery turned manor house, in the 1960s over a period of 12 years for the industrialist Frederick Baden Watkins.
In addition to pieces that he specially designed or sourced for the house, Messel used works from his own private collection (selling to his client pieces he had inherited on the death of his mother in 1960).
This Anglo-Dutch English School painting of an unidentified country house dating from c.1740 was among them. It had hung in the drawing room of Messel’s family home, Homstead Manor, before it was incorporated into Flaxley Abbey. It is estimated to fetch £7000-10,000.
The garden statuary sale at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst on September 27 includes an impressive suite of three white marble reliefs.
Each mounted in bronze frames measuring around 20 x 22in (50 x 55cm), they depict typical Grand Tour mythological subjects – the Three Graces, Mercury entrusting the infant Bacchus to Ino and Venus comforting Cupid stung by a bee (pictured).
Made in Rome in the second quarter of the 19th century, they are thought to be from the workshop of neoclassical sculptor Bertel Thorwaldsen (1770-1844). The estimate for the trio is £20,000-40,000.
The Autumn Fine Sale held by Fonsie Mealy in Castlecomer, Kilkenny, on September 27-28 includes a cache of objects connected with Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847).
Hailed in his time as The Liberator, he was the acknowledged political leader of Ireland’s Roman Catholic majority in the first half of the 19th century.
The Daniel O’Connell Jug, an early 19th century English porcelain jug of unusually large size at 13in (33cm) high, has a guide of €1500-2000.
Now housed in a glazed wooden display case, it comes with manuscript letters including one from O’Connell to Ms McCarthy of 62 Dawson Street, in which he refers to the purchase of an item thought to be the jug. Another letter dated January 1900 states that the jug was presented to O’Connell while he was in prison and given to his friend, Joseph Dunne. It remarks on the deep crack to the base which was caused by the shock of boiling water.
The sale of Jewellery, Watches & Designer Goods at Moreton-in-Marsh firm Kinghams on September 23 includes this mid-20th century Cartier 18ct gold, platinum coral and diamond target brooch.
From the estate of the late Lady Kathleen Sheila Grade, it is estimated at £2000-3000.