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Priced at £3500 from London dealer Sarah Colgrave is this 16 x 12in (40 x 30cm) oil still-life above, painted by Walter Sickert’s protégé Sylvia Gosse (1881-1968).

Sickert first noticed Gosse’s art in 1908 and encouraged her to take up etching. She enrolled in his evening classes, first at the Westminster School of Art and then at a private art school he founded in Hampstead Road, and eventually took over responsibility for running it.

Gosse’s brushy style and subject matter, which leans towards domestic interiors, street scenes and London night life, are the legacies of her training under Sickert.


A classic Art Deco glass clock by René Lalique is priced at £4650 from East Sussex dealer Jeroen Markies.

The so-called ‘Inséparables’ timepiece gets its name from the moulded relief of two pairs of frosted Lovebird parrots flanking the clock face.

This example has an eight-day Swiss movement and has been decorated to the clock face with hand-painted birds.