A 600-plus lot single-owner sale of items from a large Lancashire estate will go under the hammer in the new year at Thomson Roddick on January 16 in Carlisle.
Among the lots, which include pottery and porcelain, militaria, paintings, bronzes, wine and furniture, is a 5ft 11in (1.80m) high pair of George III mahogany wine cisterns with pineapple finials on cupboard stands. They were acquired in 1965 from antique dealer Denys Wrey of Sloane Street, London.
Dreweatts kicks off the New Year with a sale of three private European collections – one from Spain and two from Italy – at its Donnington Priory saleroom in Newbury on January 23.
From the hills of southern Spain, an Andalusian finca (country house) collection comprises around 140 lots of Continental, Jacobean and Georgian furniture, objects and works of art as well as English ceramics, silver and paintings.
Among them is Koblenz Ehrenbreitstein und Staffendorf am Rhein, a signed 22 x 2ft 8in (56 x 82cm) oil on copper by the Austrian painter Carl Ludwig Hofmeister (1790- 1843). It is dated Wien 1828, the year in which the fortress, Ehrenbreitstein, depicted in the background of the work on the east bank of the Rhine, was completed.