1. An Art Nouveau cabinet
A cabinet by the influential Italian artist and designer Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) forms part of a private collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco works consigned to a decorative arts auction at Roseberys in West Norwood on June 25.
The 3ft 2in x 17in (96 x 44cm) walnut, ebonised wood, pewter and brass inlaid and hammered brass cabinet dates to c.1900 – a high point in Bugatti’s career when his furniture designs were proving popular at European exhibitions.
This piece carries hopes of £8000-12,000. View the item on thesaleroom.com.
2. A collection of Cornishware
A vast collection of Cornishware’s trademark blue and white striped pottery will be offered at Plymouth Auctions on June 26 in Devon, with estimates ranging from £50-100.
The group was assembled over many years by a single owner and comprises some 400 pieces divided into 50 lots.
Pieces offered individually include a series of 10in (25cm) tall mugs and a square fridge box, while job lots contain a wide range of bespoke lettered jars from tea, coffee and sugar to rarer ones labelled for haricot beans and table salt. View the collection on thesaleroom.com.
3. Martin Orskey's collection
On June 26 South Cerney saleroom Dominic Winter will offer a private collection of books, prints and paintings belonging to the late Martin Orskey (1926-2019), a well-known name in the book trade for over half a century.
The collection contains almost 400 lots of rare books – ranging from science and medicine to natural history and travel – and over 50 English paintings and prints.
A naïve 18 x 25in (46 x 64cm) portrait of a brown and white spaniel called Sanchois estimated at £2000-3000. It was painted by Daniel Clowes (1774-1829) who lived and worked in Chester for most of his life. View the item on thesaleroom.com.
4. A signed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book
A signed hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, plus other associated memorabilia, will be offered at Vectis Auctions in Stockton-on-Tees with an estimate of £300-500 in the auction house’s TV & Film sale on June 26.
The book is being sold by the vendor who obtained the signature as a girl when she was on set as an extra during the filming of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001.
Among the signatures that she collected on set were from Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Emma Watson (Hermione Grainger), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Chris Columbus (director) who wrote ‘Believe in magic’ and Roy Button (managing director of Warner Bros Productions).
5. A Minton tortoise teapot
This teapot modelled as a tortoise and snail, made by the Minton factory c.1870, comes for sale at Sworders’ Fine Interiors auction in Stansted Mountfitchet on June 25-26.
It carries an estimate of £1500-2000. It has been consigned by a local lady who had watched an episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow broadcast in May which featured a similar teapot.
View the lot on thesaleroom.com.