The Edinburgh-born Archibald Archer (1789-1848) exhibited, mainly portraits, at the Royal Academy and British Institution from various London addresses between 1810 and 1845.
This work shown above, a group portrait of the Fenner Family of Hull and their pet dog and pony, signed and dated 1834, has a guide of £2000-3000 at David Duggleby’s Autumn Art Sale in Scarborough on September 15.
This fragment of crewelwork was, by tradition, sewn by Mary Queen of Scots. A label to the frame reads: From a bed curtain, embroidered by Queen Mary of Scotland, while in prison. Presented by the Countess of Elgin, a member of the Stuart Family, to Mrs. Salena C Lynch, nee Girdler, wife of James C Lynch and mother of Dr Henry C Lynch.
It has an estimate of £2500-3000 at Great Western Auctions in Glasgow on September 15-16.
This original Omega Seamaster Ploprof diver’s wristwatch, ref 166.077 dates from c.1976. Made to withstand pressures at extreme depths (this one tested to 600m) the nickname derives from the French words ‘Plongeur Professionnel’ meaning professional diver.
At Wilson55 in Nantwich on September 14, it is expected to bring £4000-6000.
The jewellery sale at Elmwood’s in London on September 14 includes this Victorian sapphire and diamond crescent moon brooch set in yellow gold and silver. The estimate is £1200-1600.
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This Heuer regatta watch, the 1970s Skipper (MkI) Reference 7346 has a guide of £6500-7500 at Sheffield Auction Gallery on September 14. The blue dial includes a large, colourful 15-minute counter for tracking the countdown start of a yacht race.
Mallams is offering 18 works by the British artist Jane Bond (b.1939) in the September 20 Oxford Library Sale. Alongside her own artworks are a number of objects she has collected over the years, including two artist lay figures and two easels. She began painting professionally in the 1980s and has since concentrated on her portrait work.
This oil on canvas Self Portrait is estimated at £200-400.
This treen carving of a timber-framed house is inscribed to the beams God’s Providence Mine Inheritance, WR MR 1652. The name God’s Providence House is believed to derive from the legend surrounding a 14th century building in Chester whose occupants were the area’s only survivors of a plague outbreak in 1647-48.
The 9in (22cm) carving has a guide of £400-600 at Bamfords in Derby on September 14.
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Santa Cruz Islands feather currency tevau were used in the exchange of goods, certain forms of labour and during ceremonies, such as weddings. Each tevau was made by three specialists and involved the feathers from over 300 honeyeater birds. Their precise value was dependent on size and richness of colour.
This example was acquired by the present owner in 1983 while on Temotu Island, through Joseph Olu, one of the local elders whose extended family had owned it for generations. It has a guide of £6000-8000 as part of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on September 20-21.
This Spode porcelain garniture of three vases c.1820 is decorated in pattern 2575. The taller of the three vases stands just over 6in (15cm) high. The trio carries an estimate of £700-1000 when Gardiner Houlgate sells the contents of a private estate in Corsham, Wiltshire, on September 22.
This black chalk drawing by Augustus John (1878-1961) is thought to depict the artist’s daughter Amaryllis Fleming. Signed and dated John 1941, the sketch has a guide of £600-800 at Greenslade Taylor Hunt in Taunton on September 14.
Halls is selling the late Michael Berthoud collection of H&R Daniel in Shrewsbury on September 20.
It includes over 300 pieces contained within around 90 different lots, ranging from porcelain items from notable services to the lesser-studied scarce earthenware.
A large number were illustrated in Berthoud’s book on the factory which was published in 1980.
Despite its relatively short lifespan of just 24 years, H&R Daniel in Hanley produced some of the best porcelain of the era. Henry Daniel, who had previously worked as an enameller at Spode, started his venture in 1822 before entering into a partnership with his son Richard in 1824. This teacup and saucer c.1827 is guided at £200-250.
This Derbyshire gritstone bust is believed to be the original carving for The Blackamoor’s Head public house on Church Street, Ashbourne.
Once displayed in close proximity to the pub, folklore suggests it was modelled on Francis Barber, a Jamaican servant boy of Dr Samuel Johnson. Tradition has it that Barber, a regular visitor to the Derbyshire market town with his master, was happy when entering Ashbourne and sad when he left.
The 41cm carving has a guide of £1000-2000 at Leighton Hall Auctions in Staffordshire on September 16.