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A pair of portraits with a distinguished provenance to the Earls of Carlisle at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire star in Lawrences of Crewkerne’s April 7 sale in Somerset.

Depicting the 3rd and 5th Earls, the duo was gifted to the vendor’s father by Geoffrey Howard, the 5th Earl’s son. The recipient was a kinsman and direct descendant of the 9th Earl, George James Howard (1843-1911).

Shown here is the 5th Earl, Frederick Howard (1748-1825). Estimated at £2500-4000, the 2ft 5in x 2ft (75 x 62cm) oil on canvas is a copy of Joshua Reynolds’ painting of 1767, which resides in a private collection. The second portrait is of Charles Howard, 3rd Earl, by the circle of William Aikman (1682-1731).


A specialist sale of modern sporting guns, antique firearms, edged weapons, militaria and medals will be held on April 8 at David Duggleby of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

On offer is a pair of late 18th century officer’s 8-bore flintlock duelling pistols made by the royal gunmaker, Harvey Walklate Mortimer.

Each gun comes in a period leather saddle bucket and is engraved with a shield and the maker’s label.

Estimate £3000-4000.


This late Victorian pendant is a highlight of Dix Noonan Webb’s jewellery, watches and objects of vertu sale in London on April 11.

To the centre of the 2½in (6cm) long pendant is a cushion-shaped mixed-cut pink tourmaline set within a looped ribbon, which is decorated with flat white and green guilloché enamel, old rose-cut diamonds and seed pearl accents.

Estimate £2000-3000.


This Régence-style giltwood centre table was acquired c.1917 by the banker Frederick Adolphus Konig (1867-1940) for the drawing room of Tyringham Hall in Buckinghamshire.

Konig, who emigrated to England at the end of the 19th century, owned the Grade I-listed stately home designed by John Soane.

Measuring 2ft 6in x 4ft 4in (77cm x 1.31m), the 19th century table is topped with French Sarrancolin marble and has a pierced frieze and cabriole legs carved with bearded masks, leaves and flowers.

It has passed down by descent and will be offered in Woolley & Wallis’ furniture, works of art and clocks sale on April 12 in Salisbury.

Estimate £3000-4000.