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Ceramics dealers Robert Pugh Antiques and Courtyard Antiques, based in Wales, will hold a joint ‘pop-up’ shop on February 23 at The Assembly Rooms in Presteigne, Powys.

Robert Pugh Antiques specialises in Welsh pottery and will take this Swansea pottery commemorative mug for the Coronation of Queen Victoria, above, priced at £475.


The board game, as we know it, was introduced to British youth as a new form of recreation at the turn of the 19th century – including some that dictated moral values. This Georgian paper board game above is such an example and will be offered with its illustrated sleeve in a sale of toys at Cockermouth saleroom Mitchells on February 23.

The 33 playing spaces are named for virtues such as Faith, Hope and Charity, and vices such as Folly, Malice and Envy – with the objective to be the first to land on the last space: Virtue. The game would have been played with a teetotum - an early form of dice in the shape of a spinner.

Estimate £300-500.

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This pair of silver and hardwood avocado-shaped trinket dishes was made by William Spratling (1900-67), the so-called ‘Father of Mexican Silver’.

Dating from this later period of Spratling’s work, these dishes are guided at £50-80 at Tayler & Fletcher’s fine art, antiques and decorative art Sale on February 21 in the Cotswolds.

Strongly influenced by pre- Columbian art and natural forms, the New-York born Spratling settled in Taxco and gained an international reputation for the quality of his pieces, which often combined silver with gems and native woods.

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Four pieces of tribal art formerly owned by the Scottish painter Alan Davie (1920-2014) have been consigned to Washington saleroom Toovey’s in East Sussex on February 21.

Davie, whose bold abstract canvases contain numerous references to magic, religion and tribal pieces, is known to have had an impressive collection of African, North-American Indian and Oceanic art.

This 19th century Senufo carved hardwood heddle pulley from the Ivory Coast, above, 7in (18.5cm) long, is modelled as the head of a hornbill with a raised crest and overall zig-zag hatching.

Estimate £300-500.

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