This Doulton terracotta garden figure above, of a young girl seated on a rock, was designed by Leslie Harradine, c.1932, as part of the series known as Reflections of Childhood. Standing an impressive 18in (46cm), it carries an estimate of £150-200 at Duggleby Stephenson in York on February 14.
A Staffordshire pearlware pottery best of John Wesley c.1820- 40 has an estimate of £100-150 at Ashley Waller in Lower Withington, Cheshire, on February 20.
Small bullet-shaped teapots in pewter are rare beasts – more common in silver than in base metal. This example above from c.1730 with an unidentified maker’s touchmark of TB was formerly in the celebrated collection of AT ‘Bertie’ Isher that was sold by Bruton Knowles in Gloucester in 1976.
Then, as lot 113, the teapot made £620. More than a generation later, it carries more modest hopes of £400-600 at The Oak Interior Sale at Bonhams Oxford on February 19.
The contents of Bridlington Station ‘buffet and refreshment room’ will be sold by Spicers in Driffield on February 14.
The Grade-II listed period waiting room opened in 1922 and is largely unchanged, retaining separate first and second-class rooms connected by a servery. However, local owner John Sadler, 70, has given up the tenancy after 17 years, and the ‘time-capsule’ of 300- plus pieces of railwayana and advertising memorabilia will be sold.
An English fusee mahogany 12in (30cm) dial clock with the logo of the Great Eastern Railway and a 212 plaque for Standon Station, Hertfordshire, will be offered together with a photograph of the station that closed to passengers in 1964.
The Fine Art Sale at Tayler & Fletcher’s north Cotswold Saleroom on February 20 includes abronze scale model of a 24-pounder cannon from HMS Victory’s middle gun deck.
The model is stamped with the cypher of George III and stands, with ramrod and lead cannonballs as accessories, on a 19th century maple platform. The model carries a plaque with the date 1765 – the year that Victory was launched.