This 7in (18cm) high stepped rim bowl (pictured top) by John Ward (b.1939), bought in 2001 for £595, has a guide of £8000-12,000 at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet on October 13.
The vendor is a friend of dealer Ian Courcoux whose gallery Courcoux & Courcoux Contemporary Art in Hampshire represented then rising star potter John Ward. It retains its original receipt for £595.
“These are probably the best set of chairs we have had in for years” comments Wooler, Northumberland auctioneer Jim Railton. “They came from a local farmhouse, where I have actually sat down to dinner on a few occasions.”
The set of 12, in the manner of Gillows, is estimated at £1500-2000 on October 10.
The Decorative Arts sale at Ewbank’s in Send, Surrey, on October 8 includes a number of slipwares by the potter Mary Wondrausch (1923-2016). This slip decorated pottery lion money bank made for the Silver Jubilee is inscribed 1952-1977 to one side and Elizabeth Regina to the other.
The primary appeal of this George III silver hip flask is its York hallmarks for the maker Robert Cattle and J Barber, 1807. It has a guide of £800-1000 of October 8 at John Nicholson’s in Haslemere.
This 18th century French folding fruit knife with a gold blade, mother-of-pearl hafted handle and its original green shagreen case is illustrated in Simon Moore’s book Pocket Fruit Knives. It has an estimate of £1100-1200 at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on October 13-14.
This Quaker cross-stitch sampler, worked in 1791 by Mary Hesletine at York School, is the choice item in a lot of four samplers that has a guide of £500-700 at Dominic Winter in South Cerney, Cirencester, on October 8.
York School, or York Friends’ Girls’ School, to give it its full name, was founded in 1789 by Esther and William Tuke. It continues today as an all-girls educational establishment, now known as The Mount School.
The verse to this sampler is taken from a 12-line poem published in Miscellanies, Moral and Instructive, in Prose and Verse compiled by American Quaker poet Milcah Martha Moore (1740-1829).
McTear’s in Glasgow holds a sale of British and Continental ceramics and glass on October 8. It includes this pair of Minton majolica candlesticks each surmounted with a pair of putti playing with a garland, 13in (32cm) high, estimated at £300-500.
This handbuilt 3½in gauge live steam model of a LMS Stanier Class 4P 2-6-4 tank locomotive is estimated at £1800-2000 as part of the 129-lot Steam & Model Engineering Sale at Richard Winterton in Lichfield on October 12. The auction includes handbuilt live steam locomotives, steam wagons, steam engines, gas engines and model aircraft engines, with a large number from a single-owner collection.
Also featured is a large selection of industrial engineering tools and test equipment.
An Asian art sale at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on October 8 includes this pair of Transitional period blue and white garlic-mouth vases, c.1640, set with Dutch silver caps, 13in (34cm high).
This silver badge by Robert HenneII I and David Hennell II (London 1801) carries the logo of the London Assurance and the number 24.
The firm was established by royal charter in 1720, granting insurance to maritime trade and for fire and life policies. It became a subsidiary of the Sun Alliance in 1965.
This badge in a wooden presentation frame has an estimate of £300-500 at Durrants in Beccles on October 9.
This George IV marble topped amboyna, partridge wood and ebonised side cabinet in the Egyptian revival taste has an estimate of £2000-3000 as part of Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh sale of the contents of Beal House in Yorkshire.
The sale on October 14-15 features 639 lots amassed by the late Ian Stewart, a businessman who lived and worked in both the UK and the Far East. He had a keen and lifelong passion for art and antiques and bought Beal House in the 1990s to house his ever-growing collection.
The Poole Pottery auction held on local soil by Cottees on October 10 numbers 178 lots. This piece is a rarity: a Port of Poole Empire Airways flying boat charger designed by Arthur Bradbury and painted by Margaret Holder in 1940. the piece, with some professional restoration to rim, is guided at £500-600.
This hand-coloured game board by John Wallis is titled The Royal Game of British Sovereigns Exhibiting the Most Remarkable Events in Each Reign From Egbert to George III. Among the 53 illustrations picturing events from British history is a view of Napoleon’s surrender on the Bellerophon. It dates from c.1817.
Offered in a slipcase with the pictorial title pasted on the upper cover, it has an estimate of £200-300 as part of the Maps & Atlases sale at Forum Auctions in London on October 8.
Shaftesbury, Dorset, firm Semley expects this 11in (28cm) mazer bowl to bring £1500-2500 on October 10.
Made in maple, c.1650, it has an unmarked silver rim set with alternating malachite and amethyst bosses. The piece, which comes by descent from the collection of Hubert Edmondson of Huddington Court, Worcestershire, was illustrated in an edition of Country Life magazine in 1921.
This Royal Crown Derby cup and a scalloped saucer is from the Judge Elbert Henry Gary service.
It is signed by both of the artists who worked on the service: Albert Gregory who painted the sprays of rose and the gilder George Darlington. As well as the Derby marks a retailer’s mark for Tiffany & Co appears.
Gary (who gave his name to the town of that name in Indiana) was an extremely successful American lawyer, judge and businessman. The 400-piece service he ordered in 1909 is considered one of the very finest that Royal Crown Derby produced.
The estimate at Paul Beighton in Rotherham on October 12 is £1000-1800.
House & Son of Bournemouth will be selling the second tranche of a large local collection of tinplate toys and over 1000 novelty inkwells on October 13.
All items will be sold without reserve, including this Bing tinplate clockwork open top double deck bus, lithographed with the London General Omnibus Company logo and advertisements for Pascall confectionery, Wright’s Coal Tar Soap and Dunlop.
The autographs and memorabilia sale at Chaucer Auctions in Folkestone on October 9 includes this printed sheet music for Step Inside Love – the song written by Paul McCartney for Cilla Black in 1967. It is signed by McCartney and Black and by producer George Martin.
Bellmans’ Winchester branch expects this pair of Liberty Tudric pewter vases, 10in (25cm) high, to bring £250-350 as part of a timed online sale that closed on October 11.
The ivory miniature to this locket depicts a labourer with a raised pitchfork in hand, beside a Martello Tower, with the fleet offshore, and the inscription We Are Ready Boney. It is believed to date to 1803-04 when the danger of a French invasion was most likely and volunteer companies of ordinary working men were being raised across the country, but particularly along the south coast.
The estimate at Dreweatts’ sale in Newbury on October 14 is £200-300.