Finger bowl made by James Powell of Whitefriars Glass for Victoria’s coronation banquet given by the Corporation of London in 1837, priced £2500 by Mark West.

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Crowned VR with the badge of the City of London and the Flowers of the Union, it is one of 12 made for the top table. Two are in institutions: the V&A and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.

This bowl is being offered by Mark West at Battersea’s Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair running from May 9-14, priced at £2500. West believes this bowl is the earliest example of uranium glass (invented in Bohemia in 1835) made in the UK.

Topolski's guests arrive


Royal Guests Arriving by Feliks Topolski, priced at £2850 by Panter & Hall.

Panter & Hall Decorative will bring a group of Feliks Topolski (1907-89) paintings to Battersea from May 9-14. Topolski came to England in 1935 to record George V’s silver jubilee for a Polish magazine. Among the pictures on show is this Royal Guests Arriving, priced at £2850.