1. Arts & Crafts candlesticks
This pair of Arts & Crafts hammered silver candlesticks, above, are marked for Albert Edward Jones, Birmingham 1915.
The 5in (13cm) high candlesticks will be offered at Dreweatts’ silver and jewellery sale in Donnington Priory on August 4.
They have a guide of £500-800.
View the catalogue entry for these Arts & Crafts candlesticks on thesaleroom.com.
2. Actress’ archive
Olga Lowe (1919-2013) had an illustrious career that spanned over 70 years, performing and socialising with cinematic and singing greats such as the Marx Brothers, Carmen Miranda, Ivor Novello, Noel Coward, Bob Hope, Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Kenneth Branagh, Eartha Kitt, Pearl Bailey and many others. She is pictured above with Sid James.
Her many credits included Pal Joey, The Pajama Game, Guys and Dolls, Where Eagles Dare, Carry on Abroad, The Avengers, Steptoe and Son Ride Again, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Riddle of the Sands, Nijinsky, Uncle Vanya and EastEnders.
A personal collection of autographs, letters and entertainment memorabilia has been consigned to Dorking saleroom Crow’s via her spouse Keith Morris and will be offered in a timed online sale running until August 15.
Shown here is a letter to Lowe from Eartha Kitt, the American singer, dancer, actor, comedienne and activist who was close friend of Lowe and her first husband John Tore. The letter and three photos are estimated at £80-110.
3. 17th century wine bottle
The sale at Amersham Auction Rooms in Buckinghamshire on August 5 includes this 17th century mallet form ‘black glass’ wine bottle with a seal incorporating two crowns and a flag.
The bottle, which is in good condition but bears extensive traces of surface gilding, is believed to have been recovered years ago from Portsmouth Harbour. Estimate £300-500.
View the catalogue entry for this 17th century wine bottle on thesaleroom.com.
4. Rear admiral’s portrait
A collection of 18th and 19th century family portraits from three generations by leading artists, up for auction at Parker Fine Art on August 5, includes three portraits of Rear Admiral James Monypenny (1670-1721).
This 4ft 2in x 3ft 4in (1.27 x 1.02m) example from 1715, estimated at £3000- 5000, is by Thomas Gibson (c.1680-1751).
Monypenny had recently been promoted to rear admiral after capturing four French ships in the War of Spanish Succession. The prize money for this formed the foundation of his fortune and enabled him to buy an estate in Kent, where he started to build Maytham Hall in 1721.
The house was ravaged by a fire in 1893 and rebuilt by Lutyens, who worked with Gertrude Jekyll on the garden. The author Frances Hodgson Burnett lived there briefly, taking her inspiration for The Secret Garden from its grounds.
Gibson was an established portrait artist who painted a number of important public figures of the day. He was a founding director of Godfrey Kneller’s St Martin’s Lane Academy, the forerunner of the Royal Academy Schools.
View the catalogue entry for this Thomas Gibson portrait on thesaleroom.com.
5. Irish George III commode
Bonhams’ Home & Interiors sale on August 4 includes this Irish George III satinwood, sycamore, kingwood, tulipwood, purplewood and marquetry demi-lune commode. It is estimated at £15,000-20,000.
Made c.1780, perhaps in the workshop of William Moore of Dublin, it comes for sale by descent from the family of the Counts of San Luis. It was purchased at Frank Partridge & Sons by Carlos Sartorius y Diaz de Mendoza, 3rd Marquis de Marino, for the Spanish Embassy in London in 1947.
Although evidently highly prolific, only one piece of furniture can be definitively attributed to Moore and that is a demi-lune commode, c.1782, supplied to William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (d.1809), while he was viceroy of Ireland.
View the catalogue entry for this Irish commode on thesaleroom.com.