Following a probate valuation that Devon auction house Chilcotts carried out in early 2022, a family has consigned this Doulton Lambeth George Tinworth stoneware clock, The Menagerie (shown above).
It is on offer at the Honiton sale on January 21 estimated at £6000-8000.
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The Design sale on January 17 at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet includes this large Rozenburg glazed earthenware charger.
Measuring 23in (57cm), it depicts a woodland view with a meandering path and a border of horse chestnut leaves. Incised to the back with a stork mark, the initials MJ and the date code for 1896, it is estimated at £1000-1500.
sworder.co.uk or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com
This ebonised birch sideboard by CWS Lewis with panels designed by Dorothy Heritage, from the 1960s, has a guide of £1200-1800 at Lots Road Auctions in London on January 15.
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Estimated at £2000-3000, this pair of Royal Worcester vases comes for sale at Hutchinson Scott in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on January 17-18.
Standing 10in (25cm) tall with puce marks for 1873, they are decorated in the Japoniste taste with relief gilt and coloured shells painted with oriental style birds, flowers and branchwork motifs.
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Cups with coconut bowls mounted in silver or silver-gilt were fashionable rarities in Western Europe throughout the 16th and early 17th century.
This late Elizabeth I or James I silver-mounted coconut cup is estimated at £2000-3000 in the Woolley & Wallis Silver & Objects of Vertu auction on January 25. Unmarked but dating from c.1600-20, the 7in (18cm) vessel with engraved foliate silver rim and strap supports is inscribed RMM September 140726.
woolleyandwallis.co.uk or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com
The sale of Furniture, Clocks & Rugs at Lawrences of Crewkerne on January 20 includes this early 17th century needlework bag or ‘bourse’.
A piece examined and authenticated by George Wingfield-Digby, former keeper of the textiles department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, it is worked in coloured silks and metal thread with a design including caterpillars, a cockerel, a dove, a sea monster and a figure under an arch.
In good condition for its age, it is estimated at £1500-2000.
lawrences.co.uk or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com
Dated 1878, this 16in (40cm) diameter Copeland Aesthetic movement plaque painted by Lucien Besche with a profile portrait of a lady is expected to bring £1000-1500 at Wilson55 in Nantwich on January 12.
One of the many talented French ceramic artists who settled in Stoke-on-Trent in the 19th century, Besche worked for Copeland as a figure painter and he became a family friend.
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The expected highlight of the sale held by Barry Hawkins in Downham Market, Norfolk on January 18 is this version of the Jean-Jacques Feuchere (1807-52) sculpture Mephistopheles or Satan.
Titled Satan when first exhibited in plaster at the Salon of 1834 and cast in bronze the following year, it proved an influential work for its Romantic portrayal of Mephistopheles as a melancholic rather than a monstrous creature. The subject’s pose is inspired by the famous engraving of Melancholy by Dürer (Feuchere is known to have owned a copy) and in turn is thought to have influenced Rodin’s Thinker.
A number of reductions were cast in bronze measuring 13½in (34cm) and 10½in (21cm), as here. Signed and dated Feuchere 1833, it is estimated at £800-1200.
barryhawkins.co.uk or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com
Nottingham firm Mellors & Kirk will sell the collection of CW Briggs (1906-71) on the opening day of a three-day sale on January 17-19.
More than 400 eclectic lots come from this family collection, including this rare early 19th century transformation game titled Comical Metamorphoses for Boys.
Comprising a series of lithographed and painted card sections (heads, torsos, legs) in a softwood sliding lid box with a pictorial title label with German, French and English text, it is guided at £200-300.
mellorsandkirk.com or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com
This 9in (22cm) English commemorative delft plate marking the accession of William and Mary in 1688 has an appealing guide of £600-800 as part of the Oak & Country sale at Lay’s in Penzance on January 12.
Made c.1690, it is painted in blue and ochre with the king and queen and inscribed WMR.
davidlay.co.uk or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com
The Japanese artist Yoshio Markino (1870- 1956) settled in London in 1897, and would remain there for most of his life, enamoured by the striking visual effects of the city’s ubiquitous smog, fog and gaslight.
As documented in William Rodner’s Edwardian London Through Japanese Eyes The Art and Writings of Yoshio Markino (2012), he spent many of his days walking around the city and observing and sketching.
This watercolour titled Monkey House fashionable crowd at London Zoo, Regent’s Park is one that was used as an illustration in William John Loftie’s travel book The Colour of London published in 1907. It has an estimate of £2500-3500 at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on January 17-18.
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This 7in (18cm) salt glazed stoneware mug, applied with a rectangular panel depicting topers over a foxhunting scene on a two-tone ground, is a type associated with Joseph Kishere, founder of a small but important Mortlake pottery in the late 18th century.
As part of Tennants’ Country House sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on January 13, it is expected to bring £400-600.
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Steve Ribbons collected canine-related antiques. His huge holdings of ceramics, bronzes, works on paper and books will be offered without reserve by Bamfords in Rowsley, Derbyshire in a January 12 auction titled Nothing But a Hound Dog.
Bidding for this 13in (33cm) wide Copeland parian model of a recumbent Great Dane begins at £20.
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On January 19 West Sussex saleroom Toovey’s will be offering this Louis Vuitton zinc-covered Explorer cabin trunk (malle cabine), c.1895.
The hinged lid and sides have brass trim, studs, side handles and locks; the top is inscribed Dickin, the sides initialled E.P.D.
The interior comes with original printed label, numbered 37942, and the underside is fitted with four barrel castors. The 13½in high x 2ft 8in wide x 18½in deep (34 x 81 x 47cm) case is estimated at £20,000-30,000.
tooveys.com or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com
The Antique Home & Garden sale at Mitchells in Cockermouth on January 12-13 includes this 19th century brass and oak National cash register.
Made in Dayton, Ohio for the Scandinavian market – with Kroner and Ore denominations – it is estimated at £600-800.
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The Caroline Gee collection, a large inventory of antique and contemporary arts, will be offered at Burstow & Hewett in Battle, East Sussex, on January 25.
The sale features many English watercolours by well-known 19th century artists including this view of the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin by Alfred Gomersal Vickers (1810-37).
It is offered in a gallery frame with an estimate of £500-800.
burstowandhewett.co.uk or this item can be seen at thesaleroom.com