1. Hong Kong harbour – sold for £450
This 8 x 15½in (19.5 x 47cm) watercolour of Hong Kong harbour signed E Kato sold for nine times its top guide at Greenslade Taylor Hunt in Taunton, Somerset, on November 1. The artist could be Eika Kato (1859-1942), a Japanese painter based in Hong Kong during the early 20th century who produced China trade paintings for merchants to take home as souvenirs.
2. Figures in hats – sold for £680
Glo Williams’ (b.1940) energetic and spontaneous figure drawing and colourful still-life paintings are largely unknown on the secondary market. This 23in x 2ft 3in (58 x 68cm) oil of a group of ladies trying on hats sold for twice the top guide at Clevedon Salerooms in Bristol on November 1.
3. Flowers in Provence – sold for £680
This typical flower work by Scottish painter Katherine Cameron (1874-1965) sold within estimate at Lyon & Turnbull on October 31 in Edinburgh. The artist’s trademark delicate style and drawing technique is seen in the 9½ x 6in (24 x 15cm) pencil and watercolour, which bears the title In Provence.
4. Dutch shoreline – estimated at £700-1000
This painting by Evert Pieters (1852-1932) depicting Dutch shrimpers on a shore is being offered at Tennants’ sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on November 17. During his earlier period, the artist produced landscapes and still-lifes in the manner of the Dutch Old Masters but he began to produce more Impressionistic coastal scenes after moving to Katwijk aan Zee in 1905. This 23.25in x 2ft 3in (59 x 69cm) oil on canvas is signed and inscribed.
5. Royal kitchen – estimated at £200-400
A work on paper attributed to French artist Fleury François Richard (1777-1852) will be offered at Roseberys picture sale in West Norwood on November 21. The artist was a student of the great Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825). The pencil and brush and black ink sketch, heightened with white, is signed and dated 1823 and is titled Louis XI dans ses cuisines.
6. Kent hop houses – estimated at £600-800
Edward H Niemann (fl.1863-87) was the son of the better-known Edmund J Niemann (1813-76) and his style of his landscape paintings was very similar to that of his father. This signed oil on canvas of oast houses (buildings used for drying hops) in Kent was likely painted outdoors and demonstrates his broad use of colour. It is offered at Rowley’s sale in Newmarket, Suffolk, on November 20-21.