This Portrait of Lady Darling (above) by Sir John Lavery (1856-1941), signed upper left; inscribed and dated 1906 to verso, is estimated at £3000-5000 in the Aldridges of Bath auction on May 30.
An oil on canvas-board, 14 x 10in (35.5 x 25.5cm), in a tortoiseshell and ebonised frame, it came by family descent to the present owner.
Lady Darling (Mary Caroline Greathed, 1864-1913), was the daughter of Major-General William Wilberforce Harris Greathed CB and Alice Clive. In September 1885 she married Charles John Darling, 1st Baron Darling PC (1849-1936), English lawyer, politician and High Court judge.
A caricature of Lord Darling by Spy featured in Vanity Fair, July 1897.
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The sale at The Auction Room in Twickenham on May 30 includes this 17th century delftware dish with a radiating geometric design estimated at £1500-2500.
Bought at Sotheby’s in 1992 as part of the John Philip Kassebaum collection, it was previously in the Lipski collection in 1983.
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This Egypt Medal with a Suakin 1885 clasp is named for 510 Pte W. Sinnott NSW Infy.
The campaign was the first time Australian units were sent overseas to fight alongside imperial troops, a total of 16 officers and 517 men serving with the New South Wales Infantry between March 1 and May 14, 1885, the period for which the clasp was awarded.
It has an estimate of £200-300 as part of a sale of Medals, Awards, Banknotes & Coins at Lawrences of Crewkerne on May 25.
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On June 19 Bamfords of Derby will sell the 152-lot Gilchrist collection of Fine Dolls, Toys and Automata.
“This collection has been my passion for the last half a century”, says the vendor. “Many of the dolls were purchased from antiques fairs and auction houses such as Christie’s, Bonhams and Sotheby’s.”
This late 19th century French bisque head and painted composition bodied doll has an automaton walking mechanism with a key initialled for Roullet & Decamps.
In a period card box labelled for Au Bon Marché, Paris it has a guide of £500-700.
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A clock sale at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham on May 25 includes, estimated at £2000-4000, this large English brass lantern clock signed Robert Seignior, Londini.
At 22in (55cm) high with a 10in (25cm) dial, the clock is believed to be unique and possibly a special commission. The maker, was regarded as quite a rogue (working in Exchange Alley at the premises later occupied by Daniel Quare he was constantly in trouble with the Clockmakers Company administration) but was also highly regarded.
On October 10, 1682, he was paid £20 for a clock commissioned for the Treasury Chambers. It may be that this is that clock.
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Gantries on a Sunday, Belfast, 1936 by Harry Kernoff (1900-74) has a guide of €20,000-30,000 at Adam’s in Dublin on May 31.
The London-born artist painted the daily life in many of Ireland’s towns and cities, this oil depicting a moment of leisure in Victoria Park under the looming cranes of the Harland and Woolfe shipyard.
At 2ft x 3ft 1in (62 x 94cm) it is thought to be the oil of the same title sold for £50 at the Royal Hibernian Academy 1936 exhibition. It was bought by the owner’s family at the Kernoff show held by the Godolphin Gallery in 1974.
A detailed preparatory sketch for this painting is in the National Gallery of Ireland, part of the collection donated by the artist’s sister, Lena Kernoff, after his death.
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This Kammer & Reinhardt Walter 102 bisque antique character doll has been given an estimate of £12,000-17,000 at the Vectis Doll and Teddy Bear sale in Teesside on June 6.
Only a few examples of this model are known. It is part of the so-called 100 series culpted by the German artist Arthur Lewin-Funcke. The models, designed to be bought by adults in the years before the First World War, were based on Lewin-Funcke’s own children with this particular design ‘the Urchin’, c.1910, first made as a bronze in 1898.
This doll, in original cotton and woollen shorts clothing, was consigned to Vectis by an owner who inherited it from her grandmother. The damage to the foot was relatively recent: it was chewed by the family dog when a puppy.
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The Costume, Accessories and Textiles Sale at Tennants in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on May 26 will include a selection of antique quilts. Leading the colourful array is the unusual early 19th century cotton coverlet pictured here, which incorporates a delicate sampler into the centre of the design.
The sampler, which depicts Adam and Eve, is signed Martha Curchin and is dated 1826. The same hand most likely made the rest of the fine quilt too, which features intricate appliqué flowers and animals, and it will be sold alongside a further sampler worked by Sally Cole Curchin.
There were numerous Curchins recorded around the Newark area in the 19th century, and, indeed, this was where the current vendor purchased the quilt. Estimate £500-800.
A similar fine early 19th century cotton appliqué bed cover from the same collection is offered with an estimate of £400-600.
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This panel of Charles II era beadwork depicting a lady holding flowers alongside birds and exotic animals measures 13 x 10in (34 x 24cm).
At Brighton & Hove Auctions on May 25-26 it is guided at £200-400.
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Edward Lear travelled extensively around Greece, Albania, Turkey and Egypt between summer of 1848 and spring 1849.
This watercolour, sheet no 159, bears the inscription Parnassus, April 12. 11am and is annotated in Lear’s hand with words such as perfectly flat plain of lines; dark violet and very red red – reminders for a later oil painting.
It comes for sale at Canterbury Auction Galleries on June 4-5 from Kent private school Dover College. It is assumed the watercolour was a gift to headmaster William Cookworthy Compton who left in 1910.
The estimate is £10,000.
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Two very quirky boyhood photographs by the celebrated French amateur photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) come for sale at Chiswick Auctions.
Mounted together, Descent of the Rabbit and The Rabbit has Arrived have a guide of £10,000-15,000 as part of the May 31 sale of 19th and 20th Century Photographs.
The pair of silver gelatin prints document an episode in September 1911 when Lartigue and his brother Zissou constructed a loop-the-loop track which transported the family’s unsuspecting rabbits and chickens in a tailor-made car.
Descent, showing the wooden track descending from a second-floor window, is framed alongside Arrived which depicts a family pet emerging apparently unscathed from the journey.
Lartigue, who was taught to use a camera at the age of seven, gifted much of his vast photographic archive to the French state but these prints were formerly owned by Lartigue’s third wife, Florette (née Ormea), whom he married in 1945.
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This silver medal for the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society has a guide of £400-500 as part of a sale of sporting memorabilia held by Mullock’s in Telford, Shropshire, on May 25-26.
With hallmarks for the Edinburgh silversmith James Nasmyth, it is engraved to the obverse Golf Subscription Medal and on the reverse Gained by Walter Lothian Esq – Edinr.
The Edinburgh Almanac from 1827 lists Walter Lothian as the holder of the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society medal. It comes for sale from estate of golfiana collector David Easby.
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This bronze and ivory Art Deco sculpture by Demetre Chiparus is expected to sell for between £30,000-50,000 in Mitchells’ next Antiques & Fine Art sale in Cockermouth on June 15-16. Solo measures 20in (50cm) high and is signed in the alabaster base.
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