The sale of Fine Wines & Spirits at Ewbank’s in Send, Surrey, on December 19 includes a number of drinking antiques including a Victorian silver spirit measure in the form of a large thimble engraved Just A Thimble Full.
Marked for by Colen Hewer Cheshire, Birmingham 1891, it comes in its leather case with an estimate of £100-120.
Lyon & Turnbull is again partnering with vintage poster specialist Tomkinson Churcher to present the annual Ski Sale in Edinburgh on January 15.
The auction will comprise approximately 70 poster lots. Of particular note is a family collection of Swiss and European posters from the 1920s-60s. They come from the family of Marie Louise Zahnd, whose father Louis Nicollier was a graphic designer who worked in Switzerland and Belgium during the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s.
Pictured above is the 1930 poster of an indoor skating rink at Jungfraujoch by Hans Thoni (1906-80) estimated at £300-500. Viewing will take place in L&T’s London gallery from December 19-23.
This Briggs of London malacca cane, above, with a gold knop hallmarked 1904 is inscribed Cosmo Duff Gordon Travellers Club. Its owner was the sherry magnate Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon (1862-1931), a controversial Titanic survivor who was later accused of buying his way off the boat.
Duff-Gordon, pictured left on the rescue ship Carpathia (back, third from left), protested against the slur but they remained tainted by the incident for the rest of their lives.
The cane, given to Duff-Gordon’s housekeeper Isabella Whale in 1931 following his death, has been consigned for sale at Clarks Auction Rooms in Liskeard, Cornwall, on New Year’s Day with an estimate of £300-500.