This scarce Royal Worcester pepperette above is in the form of Bonzo the dog – the once famous cartoon creation of George Studdy that rose to popularity in the 1920s. Carrying typical puce marks and the model number 2855 to base, it has an estimate of £50-80 at Ewbank’s near Woking on January 30.
Bidding for an18th century Dutch Delft posset pot and cover starts at just £5 at Morgan Evans of Gaerwen on Anglesey on January 30.
This Royal Doulton series ware biscuit barrel above is printed with a design based on Isaac Walton’s Compleat Angler. The inscription reads Where In A Brook, With A Hook, Or A Lake, Fish We Take. Perch Or Pike, Roach Or Dace We Do Take. The guide price at Border Auctions in Hawick on February 1 is £110-150.
A single-owner collection of Cumnock Pottery will be sold in 27 lots at the Canterbury Auction Galleries on February 8-9 – the first in a new regime of weekend sales at the Kent firm.
Many of these rustic slipwares were commissioned by their original owners and made to order with personalised inscriptions.
Two teapots offered together estimated at £200-300 give their recipients’ addresses. One, slip-decorated with coloured flowers and leaves, is incised S and M. McTaggart. Cardoness Laundry. Gatehouse. 1888, while the other is incised Mrs Wm. Cook. 109 Paisley Road. Glasgow. 1884.
The sale of Costume, Accessories and Textiles at Tennants in Leyburn on February 8 includes anearly-20th century eau-de-nil wool cape made by Liberty. It was modelled by Fiona Bruce when it featured on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, filmed at Castle Howard. The estimate is £300-500.
This large 4ft x 3ft 4in (1.22 x 1.02m) 19th century oil on canvas above depicting two children and a model boat signed CJ Durham is titled The Wreckers. It carries an estimate of £300-500 at Swan Fine Art in Tetsworth on February 6.
The two sitters are brother and sister George Watters Greene and Alice Norah Gertrude Greene.
Alice would become one of the top female British tennis stars of the early 1900s, winning a silver medal in the 1908 London Olympics, while George served as a major in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War. Both settled in Jersey, where they would both live throughout the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
The Merlin Sub Miniature Spy Camera made c.1936 was the standard issue for British SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents working behind enemy lines during the Second World War.
A near-mint condition example complete with the maker’s label to the underneath and polished wooden box has an estimate of £250-350 at C&T in Tunbridge Wells on February 4.
At Locke & England in Leamington Spa on January 30, this early-20th century bronze and onyx hippopotamus desk blotter marked for Asprey of London has expectations of £200-300.