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John Nicholson’s Country House sale on May 13 in Haslemere, Surrey, includes this large 2ft 11in (89cm) high bronze by American sculptor Harry Marinsky (1909-2008).

The work, which depicts a man sitting in a chair, stands on a large wooden plinth and is signed by Marinsky and the Fonderia Luigi Tommasi, which operated from 1957-85.

Estimate £3000-4000.


Among the highlights of Cheffins’ Art & Design from 1860 sale in Cambridge on May 11 is this French summer scene by British artist Eliot Hodgkin (1905-87).

Consigned from a private collection in Northamptonshire, Villa in the South of France with poplars measures 21 x 12in (54 x 32cm) and is signed to the oil on board E Hodgkin ‘66.

Hodgkin held several one-man shows, including at the Leicester Galleries, New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists and Agnew’s.

In 1959, he turned down the opportunity of becoming an academician, but continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy throughout his career, exhibiting a total of 113 paintings at the Royal Academy summer exhibitions from 1934-81.

Estimate £3000-5000.


This 19th century diamond pendant and brooch features in a dedicated jewellery sale at Chiswick Auctions on May 9 in London.

Of scrolling pierced form, the 2in (5.5cm) navette-shaped surmount is set with a cushion-shaped 1.7ct diamond to the centre and several smaller similarly-shaped and rose-cut diamonds.

Estimate £1800-2500.


This 2ft x 18in (61 x 46cm) abstract lithograph by John Piper (1903-92) goes under the hammer on May 6 at Roseberys’ Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples auction in London.

Published by Contemporary Lithographs and printed at the Curwen Press, Abstract Composition (1936) carries the dedication: For Chris & Rose, With love April 1978.

Chris Prater and his wife Rose were founders of the influential Kelpra Press and collaborated with Piper many times.

Estimate £2500-3000.