1. A maritime oil painting
An oil on canvas, HMS Queen Charlotte at Spithead, by the Scottish artist Adam Callander (1750-1817) will be offered at Dreweatts as part of a single-owner sale of items from Plaish Hall, a Grade I-listed Tudor house in Church Stretton, Shropshire.
The Queen Charlotte was the first vessel to bear the name and was launched at Chatham dockyard in 1790. She carried 100 guns and was the flagship of Admiral Lord Howe at the Battle of the Glorious First of June. The picture is estimated at £12,000-18,000.
The sale, conducted for the family of the late Roy Merley, can be viewed online at thesaleroom.com.
2. A musical table clock
A private collection of antique clocks expected to total over £100,000 has been consigned to Shrewsbury auction house Halls. The group will be offered on May 15 in a Country House and Asian Art sale.
Among them is an 18th century mahogany musical table clock made in London by the Georgian clockmaker Eardley Norton, whose most famous commission was an astronomical clock for George III, which still stands in Buckingham House.
The 2ft (63cm) high clock has a six-pillar triple fusee movement and verge escapement and features a silvered arch marked MARCH, MINUET, SONG, COTILLION, MARCH, DANCE. It was formerly owned by W Strang, 1st Baron Strang (1893-1978), who purchased it while chargé d’affaires at the British Embassy in Moscow from 1930-33. It is estimated at £8000-£12,000.
The Halls’ Country House and Asian Art auction can be viewed online at thesaleroom.com.
3. A silver Suffragette medal
A Militaria, Coins and Medals sale on May 16 at Lawrences of Crewkerne in Somerset will include this silver Suffragette medal awarded by the Women’s Social and Political Union to women who were imprisoned and endured a hunger strike.
It was presented to Anna Lewis in February 1914 and comes with two silver portcullis brooches awarded to prisoners who were held at Holloway prison. Lewis told the press she was force-fed in prison, which damaged her throat and gave her a hoarse voice for the rest of her life. She is listed in the Suffragette Roll of Honour. The group is estimated at £4000-6000.
The militaria, coins and medals sale can be viewed on thesaleroom.com.
4. A Lichtenstein panel
A panel commissioned from American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein by the late art collector Gunter Sachs for his second wife, the French actress Brigitte Bardot is to be offered at Sotheby’s New York contemporary sale on May 16. Estimated at $900,000-1.2m, the panel was commissioned in 1969 and was mounted on the base of the wash basin in Sachs’ Pop Art-inspired penthouse apartment at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
5. A spring themed painting
This small spring-themed painting by John Bratby (1928-92) will be offered for sale at Ringwood Auctions in Hampshire on May 18.
Early Springtime: Flowers Carefully Cultivated Indoors 1 was presented at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1975 and has not been offered on the secondary market since.
The 4 x 3in (10 x 8cm) acrylic on board is accompanied by letters from Bratby detailing his composition and painting methods and the original bill stating the painting cost £385.
It is estimated at £3000-4000 with proceeds from the sale going to Minstead Church in Hampshire.