A 19th century copper replica of the world’s largest coin – measuring 5in (13.5cm) and weighing 900gm – will be included in an auction of Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals at Dix Noonan Webb on February 21 in Mayfair, London.
Estimated at £3000-4000, the specimen is a 200-mohur cast copy of a lost original made for the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan I. It was discovered in Patna in the 18th century and was last seen in the 1840s. A similar copy is also in the British Museum.
Post-war British and 20th century art from the collection of a Midlands academic institution has been consigned to Derbyshire auction house Hansons of Etwall on February 22.
A highlight is this Fauve-esque oil painting by British artist Frederick John Pym Gore (1913-2009), above, estimated at £2000-3000 plus ARR. The Pink Field Les Baux, a 19½ x 2ft 5in (50 x 75cm) work, is believed to date to the 1960s when the artist was painting in Provence and bears a label for the Redfern Gallery to the verso.
Until recently, this rather neglected-looking George II mahogany table above was used as a workbench in a shed in the West Country.
Made in the manner of William Kent (1685-1748), the 3ft 3in x 6ft 6in (1 x 1.98m) table is raised on paired legs with carved volutes and lion mask capitals and features a central frieze drawer with a carved mask of Apollo. It carries an estimate of £3000-4000 in a sale at East Bristol Auctions on February 26 in Hanham.
This 2ft x 2ft 4in (61 x 71cm) oil on canvas of an Armstrong Siddeley car by Terence Cuneo (1907-96), above, comes in its original gilt frame and carries a guide of £4000-6000.
It forms part of an assemblage from ‘a large Kentish country manor’ in Deal, which will be offered on site by Westenhanger Auctioneers on February 24. The exact location has not yet been announced
The 110-lot auction will also contain a ‘Golden Age’ Steinway grand piano, five Armstrong Siddeley cars and a selection of Modern British paintings, prints and watercolours.