The Mid Century Design sale at W&H Peacock in Bedford on August 20 includes, estimated at £500-800, this set of 1960s Ercol supper occasional tables in elm and beech. Models 515 and 516 fit together for a table that measures 3ft 10in (1.15m) overall.
Mallams’ Modern Living Sale in Cheltenham on August 18 includes this Model 402 bent wood birch chair by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), with original label to the underside.
Early works by the Finnish architect and designer of furniture, textiles and glassware were created during a time of rapid economic growth and industrialisation in Finland.
He received patents for innovation in various manufacturing processes, including the bent wood technique shown in this Model 402 chair.
Dating from c.1933, the 2ft 5in (73cm) high chair (pictured above) was made for Finmar, one of the major importers of Scandinavian furniture to the UK between 1934-65.
Found by metal detectorists near Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire, and registered with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, these bronze and enamel roundels come from an Anglo-Saxon hanging bowl dated to the 6th-8th century AD.
They have a guide of £6000-8000 at TimeLine in Harwich, Essex, on September 7.
This pair of 16in (41cm) high Doulton Lambeth baluster form vases were decorated by Hannah Barlow with an incised frieze of farm horses and a dog in a landscape.
They are estimated at £800-1200 at Mander in Sudbury on August 13-14.
The Asian art sale at David Lay in Penzance on August 12-13 includes this 9in (23cm) Satsuma plate decorated with geisha in a garden setting by Ryuzan.
It comes from a Derbyshire private collection and is guided at £400-600.
The sale at Modern Art Auctions of Scarborough on August 24 includes this late work by William Gear (1915-97).
Garden Project, 1983, an oil on canvas, 4 x 3ft(1.22m x 92cm), comes from a UK private collection with a guide of £4000-6000.
This Scottish tavern clock with a chinoiserie trunk and white painted dial signed for David Norrie of Leith, 4ft 10in (1.46m) high, has a guide of £800-1200 at McTear’s in Glasgow on August 12.
A Star Wars figure of Luke Skywalker in its original bubble packaging is included in Mitchells’ Vintage & Antique Toy sale in Cockermouth on August 12.
The Palitoy figure is the ‘12-back A version’ of the model released at the time of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.
It is offered with a very conservative estimate of just £50-80, but the levels of pre-sale bidding suggest the figure will sell for as much as £3000-5000.
The rarest Scottish provincial town marks, known only from spoons and ladles, are Stonehaven, Ellon and Keith. While a few pieces with Stonehaven and Ellon marks are known, Keith silver has rarely appeared at auction - the last example spoon was offered in the 1990s.
A fiddle pattern teaspoon comes for sale at Lyon & Turnbull’s Scottish Works of Art sale in Edinburgh on August 18. As with the two examples illustrated in Jackson’s Silver & Gold Marks of England Scotland and Ireland, it is marked JC, probably for John Cumming, a watch and clockmaker in Keith. The town name is built from five oddly shaped letter punches, perhaps made by Cumming himself.
New north Norfolk firm The Rostrum conducts a first sale in Thorpe Market, Roughton, on August 19-20.
From a London vendor, this silver gilt jack in a box ‘surprise’ egg by Stuart Devlin, London 1972, has a guide of £300-400.
The Oysterdate Monte Carlo series were the first chronographs produced by Tudor. A cyclops date magnifier, screw-down pushers and the distinctive dial with angled subsidiaries make them instantly recognisable.
This 1970s reference 7032 is known as the ‘homeplate’ thanks to its hour markers that resemble a baseball home plate. This example will be offered by Fellows in Birmingham on August 16 with a guide of £3500-5000.
The Arts & Crafts and Design sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on August 24-25 includes a number of William de Morgan tiles from the collection of Jon Catleugh, author of William De Morgan Tiles.
This rare large tile, 10in (25cm) square, is painted with a portrait of a Renaissance lady, in shades of blue, aubergine, green and yellow.
The sale at Peebles Auction House on August 14 includes an estate family jewellery collection. This 19th century yellow metal and micro mosaic brooch depicting St Peter’s in the Vatican was acquired by a family member during an Italian Grand Tour.
The RSPCA Life-Saving Medal, with its bar reading For Humanity, was instituted in 1909 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The medal is awarded in silver or bronze in recognition of acts of gallantry in saving the lives of animals.
This example awarded to Sgt William Bushby, Milburn West Riding Constabulary, 1927, forms part of the Mark Lane Collection of Medals, Militaria, Vintage Bicycles & Collectables at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter on August 24.