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A 12th century Angkor period Khmer sandstone figure of Vishnu is a highlight of Chiswick Auctions’ February 28 sale in London.

Measuring 9in (49cm), it has a provenance to the collection of a Danish diplomat, who acquired the piece while seconded as an economic attaché on behalf of the UN in south Asia in the 1960s. Estimate: £2000-3000.


This 18ct yellow gold tonneau-shaped wristwatch by Cartier is priced at £2800-3200 in Fellows’ dedicated watch sale in Birmingham on February 28.

The face, bearing Roman numerals on a silvered dial, is fitted to a signed brown caiman strap with 18ct yellow gold pin buckle.


A pair of John Lennon’s sunglasses, said to have been stamped on by the musician, form part of a collection of Lennon memorabilia on offer at Ryedale Auctioneers on February 17 in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.

The restored glasses include a receipt for the repairs, and a copy of a letter that describes how Lennon’s uncle, Charlie Lennon, retrieved the glasses from the bin at his home after the Beatles singer stamped on them while having an argument on the phone.

This is the first Pop Art & Memorabilia Sale to be held by Ryedale. Estimate: £3000-3500.


The opening 70 lots of Christie’s Interiors sale on February 22 in South Kensington feature property from the estates of the late Adrian Stanford and Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley.

St John-Stevas was a politician, author and barrister and was known as Lord St John of Fawsley after he was created a life peer in the House of Lords. The auction includes furniture, silver, ceramics, paintings and clocks from Stevas’ apartment in Westminster, which he shared with his partner, Stanford. Stevas collected antiques relating to historical figures, such as Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington, as well as high church memorabilia and French ormolu clocks, especially those featuring ‘Blackamoor’ figures. Estimates range from £700-5000.

Pictured here is an Empire ormolu and patinated bronze striking Retour De La Plantation mantel clock by Jean-Simon Deverberie, Paris. The early 19th century clock measures 17in (44cm) wide and is guided at £3000-5000.