Roseberys’ sale titled Fine & Decorative on May 24 includes, estimated at £1500-2500, this Worcester ‘Mobbing Birds’ baluster vase, c.1757-58.
The decoration of various birds including a horned owl is similar to one of a pair of vases in the British Museum of the same height and form, painted by I Rogers. It may have been part of the same garniture.
C&T of Kenardington, Kent, has guided the group of early wooden dolls, English early to mid 18th century, pictured at £3000-5000 on May 24.
All with finely painted features, they are mounted in a later gilt frame measuring 9½in (24cm) tall, 11½in (29cm) wide, 2in (5cm) deep.
A label to the back reads Early 18th century, originally in plain shadow box, in mid 19th century frame.
This ‘Dirty Dozen’ military issue wristwatch by Timor has a guide of £400-600 at Fellows’ sale of watches in Birmingham on May 18.
The watch is stamped to the case with the British Broad Arrow and numbered.
Closing on May 28, the timed online sale of postcards at Southgate Auction Rooms in London includes this Louis Wain design The Young Coquette estimated at £30-50.
This 16th century gold and point-cut diamond ring has an estimate of £4000-6000 as part of the 3109-lot sale at TimeLine in Harwich, Essex, on May 23-27.
Point-cut diamonds were often used by the wearer to engrave a personal motto or message onto a pane of glass.
Chorley’s is offering a selection of works with a royal association on offer in its sale of Fine Art and Antiques on May 23-24.
Pictured here is a child’s chair made to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953. The chair in oak is inscribed E II R 1953. It carries an estimate of £200-300.
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A collection of imperial standard county measures comes for sale at Flints in Thatcham, Berkshire on May 24.
This boxed full set of 11 William IV measures dated 1834 and inscribed County of Lancaster and De Grave London, ranging from quarter gill to a full bushel, has a guide of £4000-6000.
Cheffins Art & Design sale in Cambridge on May 25 includes this Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) Art Deco patinated and cold painted bronze and ivory figure.
The Vested Dancer is estimated at £5000-8000.
The sale at Curated Auctions in London on May 18 includes this rediscovered terracotta of Gratitude by Flemish sculptor Peter Scheemaker (1691-1781).
The 13in (32cm) model, used to create one of the marble figures for the tomb of Dr Hugo Chamberlain (1664-1728) in Westminster Abbey, is one mentioned when the artist’s studio contents and effects were sold at auction in Covent Garden in 1756.
Catalogued under the heading of Models, ‘Dr Chamberlayne, and one of the side Figures of his Monument, by Mr Scheemaker’ sold for £6 16s 6d.
The whereabouts of the present figure was unknown for a long period, until it was recognised in 2022.
Proof that some branded wristwatches have proved an exceptional investment, this Rolex Cosmograph Daytona– bought half a century ago in Epping for £200 – is up for sale at Stacey’s in Essex on May 23 with an estimate of £20,000-30,000.
The manual wind chronograph (Ref 6263) comes with original box and all paperwork.
Two maritime paintings with a close connection to the West Country are coming up for sale at Plymouth Auction Rooms on May 23.
Shown here is Vesper of Boscastle (John Bellamy commander) entering Port of Malta 1844, a watercolour by Nicolo Cammilieri estimated at £1000- 1500. On offer with the same guide is The Sappho of Liverpool (also commanded by Bellamy) entering the Bay of Naples, a gouache by Michele Funno, c.1847.
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Made in Turkey in c.1575, this Iznik water bottle or surahi has an estimate of £100,000-200,000 at Bonhams’ Islamic and Indian Art sale in London on May 23.
It comes from the collection of the Rolin family. The Belgian businessman Leon Rolin (1871-1950), nicknamed ‘The Lion of Cairo’, was the owner of one of the largest civil contractors in Egypt.
Among the consignments from a valuation day by Bellmans held at Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham was this 18ct gold Carlo Giuliano bangle.
The c.1870s bangle, set with rubies, diamonds, emeralds, moonstone and enamel, has a makers mark CG for Carlo Giuliano (1831-95) and is numbered 50. Giuliano, who trained under the famous goldsmith Castellani, set up his own shop in London in 1874.
The bangle is estimated at £4000-6000 at Bellmans’ fine jewellery and watches sale on May 18.
A timed online sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff includes this trio of caricature figures – known as groggs – depicting the legendary front row of the Pontypool rugby team from the 1970s.
Comprising loose head prop Anthony ‘Charlie’ Faulkner, hooker Bobby Windsor and tight head prop Graham Price, the Pontypool threesome also represented Wales and the British Lions, becoming the first club front row to achieve both feats.
The manufacturer of the figures, World of Groggs, is a ceramics business founded by John Hughes in 1965 which continues its output today from Treforest in south Wales.
Faulkner died earlier this year which may partly explain the heightened interest in this lot. Bidding, which ends on May 21, has already gone past the estimate of £900-1200.