The first 48 lots of the 19th century paintings auction are billed as Stephen and Iona Joseph's Livestock Paintings and include this study of Six Prize Berkshire Pigs by John Vine of Colchester, signed, inscribed and dated J. Vine Smithfield Club Prize Show 186(?), 171/2 x 23in (44 x 58cm). Its estimate is £8000-12,000.
Stock of Iona Antiques to be sold on March 21
Stephen and Iona Joseph began collecting and dealing in primitive animal portraits more than 30 years ago and as Iona Antiques were well-known exhibitors at top antiques fairs both here, where they were regulars at Grosvenor House, and in the United States. However, since Stephen Joseph died last year his wife has decided to stop dealing and is selling her collection at Bonhams on March 21.