This plum and white stained Fougeres vase No 923 shown above – 15cm (6in) high – was designed in 1912 by René Lalique (1860-1945).
The estimate at Lyon & Turnbull on October 26 is £2000-3000. The vase is one of 150 lots in a dedicated Lalique sale to be held in London.
Featuring in Dawsons’ Jewellery, Watches & Silver auction October 19 is this necklace which has an estimate of £18,000-22,000.
A French diamond riviere necklace c.1930s, it is set with an array of old cut diamonds graduating in size with a total estimated diamond weight of 29.00cts, to an emerald and diamond clasp, the choker length necklace measuring 14½in (37cm) long, converting into bracelets.
It bears French hallmarks for platinum and white gold and a maker’s mark for Magnier et Pinçon. Total weight 37g.
This late 19th century gem-set brooch, designed as a hummingbird, is pavé-set with cushion-shaped diamonds, rubies and emeralds and mounted in gold.
It is signed G Petochi to the pin. The firm Fratelli Petochi was established in 1884 by brothers Alessandro and Giuseppe Petochi in Rome. Their talents were noticed by Prince Alessandro Torlonia, who offered them a salon space in the Palazzo Torlonia, a famed 16th-century townhouse in the centre of Rome, in 1904.
This move led to a number of prestigious commissions from grand families such as the Royal House of Savoy, which granted them a royal warrant in 1926. Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn is said to have dropped into the Petochi salon to have an earring repaired while filming Roman Holiday and reportedly became one of the firm’s long-standing clients.
The brooch, 6.5cm long, is estimated at £10,000-15,000 in the Woolley & Wallis Fine Jewellery auction on October 25-26.
On October 19 Nantwich firm Wilson 55 is offering a single-owner group of antique silver accrued over many years by a discerning Cheshire collector.
The 75-lot sale includes this Queen Anne Britannia standard shaving bowl engraved with the royal insignia. It has London hallmarks for 1702 and the maker’s mark for Anthony Nelme.
This monumental stoneware vase by English ceramic artist Kate Malone (born 1959) has flowers covered in glowing lime green glaze with streaky blue glaze to the interior. It is signed and dated 2012.
Malone, who was a judge on the BBC TV show The Great Pottery Throw Down, says: “The intention of this piece is to create a feeling of being in a meadow of flowers. The glaze is unusual – a combination of two firings that I’ve not since been able to recreate.”
The vase, 20in (51cm) high x 12½in (31.5cm) diameter, will be offered at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield to benefit the FiredUp4 charity of which Malone is the co-founder. The estimate on October 19 is £8000-12,000.
The tramp suit that Charlie Chaplin first wore in the part of The Little Tramp is on offer at NCM Auctions of Doncaster on October 26 with an estimate of £100,000-120,000.
It was lent to him by comedian Billie Ritchie while they were performing in The Mumming Birds for the Alfred Karno Company. Chaplin was supposed to be playing the part of the gentleman cad and Ritchie the tramp, but due to this not working for Chaplin, Ritchie offered to exchange roles. The shoes were too large, so Chaplin put them on opposing feet and Chaplin’s famous creation was born.
Chaplin returned the suit after the performances but reprised the character on film in The Kid Auto Races, where his Tramp became famous.
The suit came into the possession of Ritchie’s widow Winifred – who designed costumes for Chaplin – and later placed in the museum of Harry Brown, a stage doorman of many London theatres from 1930-60.
After various moves, the suit and a cane signed by Chaplin were sold at auction at Bonhams in 1996 and in Plymouth nine years later. The cane went to a collector in Texas (a different Chaplin cane is offered with the suit at NCM).
A collection of 320 photographs of China c.1920s is estimated at £1000-1200 at Eldreds in Plymouth on October 24.
Many of the images were taken by Chief Petty Officer Percy Peter Baker of HMS Cicala and have been mounted and annotated. Smaller commercial views are also included. The photo here shows Dr Sun Yat Sen, a key figure in overthrowing the Qing dynasty in 1911 (provisional president in 1912) and then the fractured Chinese republic.
During the First World War Baker joined the Royal Navy as a writer and saw much foreign service on different ships. After the war he quickly gained promotion, reaching the rank of chief petty officer. He married in 1928. During the latter part of his service, he served four years as canteen manager at Wei-hai-wei (now Liugong Island) in Shandong, China. He was joined by his wife and daughter. His son was later born in Qingdao.
After returning home, on the outbreak of the Second World War he rejoined the navy and was stationed in Plymouth, Newcastle and Scotland.
The collection of photographs has remained within Percy’s family and is consigned for sale by the photographer’s grandson.
Spink is holding its first sale of original vintage film posters on October 25.
The 100 lots include this 3ft x 14in (91 x 36cm) sheet made for the US post-war release of The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland.
Famously, while the 1939 film was popular at the box office, it failed to make a profit for MGM until this 1949 re-release. The poster was one of several issued featuring new artwork.
Dawsons’ Fine Art & Antiques auction on October 26 includes this portrait which has an estimate of £1500-2000.
By Jean Baptiste Fortuné Fournier (1798-1864), it depicts Napoleon III in military uniform. Signed F de Fournier à Paris 1852, the oval miniature on ivory, oval, measures 6 x 5in (15.5 x 13cm) and is framed and glazed.
It was given to the Countess de Beauregard (Harriet Howard, also known as Miss Howard), mistress to Napoleon III, and consigned to this auction by family descent.
The Ohio-born artist Edward Mason Eggleston (1882-1941) is best known for his commercial work and calendar portraits of young women in particular. His talents were used by a range of large corporations, including the Pennsylvania Railroad for which he produced a series of Art Deco posters featuring then popular railroad destinations. Most tap into the escapist fantasies common during the Great Depression years of the 1930s.
This image is one of two by Eggleston in Lyon & Turnbull’s specialist auction of Travel & Vintage Posters in London on October 23. Published by the Osborne Company of Clifton, New Jersey, c.1936, both promote the delights of Atlantic City (New Jersey). This version, backed on linen, has a guide of £3000-5000.
Stacey’s is holding a sale of works of art by David Hockney (b.1937) on October 23 at Baddow Antiques Centre in Great Baddow near Chelmsford.
Guided at £30,000-40,000 is this ceramic sculpture of a black and white cat dating from c.1955-56, measuring 15in (38cm) long x 14in (35cm) high x 4½in (12cm) wide.
It is offered with the original design and letter from Hockney to the vendor. The artist made five or six such cats each in varying colourways. They were mostly given as thank-you gifts, with one being a wedding present. This one is considered to the first such feline Hockney made.
This early 20th century gold rifle and reverse-painted crystal brooch by Tiffany is 2in (5.5cm) long and comes in its original box. It will be offered with an estimate of £800-1200 at Lawrences of Crewkerne on October 19.
A box of royal souvenir chocolates given to an eight-year-old girl in 1935 is coming to auction 88 years later – still uneaten. Vera Petchell, who died last November, had been told not to eat them by her father.
The Rowntree’s chocolates made to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary are estimated at £100-200 in Hansons’ auction on October 19-24.
Petchell and her classmates at a school in Leeds were each given a box as a gift arranged by the then lord mayor of the city, William Hemingway.
The October 26-27 Cornish Art Sale at Lay’s in Penzance includes this large work by Alfred Wallis. The image of a boat and a port comes with a provenance tracing directly back to Dorothy Elmhirst and Jim Ede of Kettles Yard.
As part of the Dartington Hall Trust collection, it was exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Quimper, Brittany, and then Tate St Ives in 1997.
Having never been offered to the market since it was purchased directly from Wallis for a tiny sum of money, the auction estimate is £60,000-80,000.