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Typically purchases can either be collected safely and couriered, or stored by the auctioneers until the current government guidance is lifted. Some of the events below have been rescheduled from earlier dates. Check antiquestradegazette.com/calendar and thesaleroom.com for the latest updates.

Nine upcoming lots

Six pictures by Anglo-Canadian artist Hugh Cronyn (1905-96) feature in the Modern & Post-War British art sale at Chiswick Auctions on April 22.

They include Churchill’s Funeral Barge – Havengore approaching Festival Pier, painted in 1965 and depicting Winston Churchill’s funeral procession that Cronyn witnessed first-hand from the Embankment on the north side of the Thames. Estimate £600-800.


This René Lalique Longchamp car mascot above is guided at £2000-3000 at Elstob & Elstob’s live online auction on April 18. The clear and frosted glass mascot is the rarer ‘double mane’ variant made to a 1929 design.


A late 19th century ‘scrimshaw’ carved marine ivory pastry crimper with five wheels and an inlaid lozenge of abalone has an estimate of £400-500 at Claydon Auctions of Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire on April 27-28. The firm was previously known as Dickins Auctions.


The Football Match, a monochrome limited edition print by LS Lowry (1887-1976), has an estimate of £1500-2000 at Richard Winterton in Lichfield on April 27. Signed bottom right, it is also numbered 736 from the edition of 850.


This 20in (51cm) high Tang dynasty (618-906AD) pottery figure of a dancing courtier, above, retaining much of its pink and green pigment carries an estimate of £3000-6000 at Pax Romana in London on April 26.

It comes for sale from an Oxfordshire collection formed from the 1970s until 2000 and has a thermoluminescence report from a Germany lab.


British naval officer, naturalist and artist Admiral Sir George Back (1796-1878) produced many illustrations of the Canadian Arctic.

This watercolour and bodycolour on paper is signed Capt Back, dated July 9, 1826, and inscribed with the title A Young Esquimaux Woman of the Tribe of the McKenzie.

Made during the Mackenzie River expedition of 1825-27 (the second of three Arctic expeditions led by John Franklin) it is offered together with a related black and white engraving by Edward Finden titled Esquimaux woman and Esquimaux man, both of the Thleweechodezeth tribe, dated July 28, 1834.

The estimate at Wotton Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire on April 28-29 is £1000-1500.


This c.1900 Viennese cold painted bronze model of the medieval ‘iron maiden’ torture chamber, above, has a concealed surprise. Hoping the doors reveals a slide-out gilt bronze female nude.

At the Objet d’art and Bijouterie sale at Wilkinson's in Doncaster on April 19, the 10½in (26cm) high model is estimated at £3500-4000.


The sale at Greenslade Taylor Hunt in Taunton on April 30 includes three early cricket bats.

One example, dated to the first half of the 18th century, is made with a single piece of wood with a narrow curved ‘paddle’ face. Retaining its black and red paint finish, the estimate is £200-300.


This original vintage circus advertising poster above, for The Greatest Show on Earth – Barnum & Bailey’s Ringling Circus, was printed in the US, c.1942. It has an estimate of £150-300 at Antikbar in London on April 25