The Modern Home sale at Roseberys London on January 27 features this three-piece electroplated tea set (pictured top) with stamped marks for James Dixon & Sons. The Aesthetic movement design with engine-turned decoration and raised on ball feet is attributed to Christopher Dresser.
The January 28-29 sale at David Lay in Penzance includes this 21½in x 2ft 5in (55 x 73cm) work by Dame Laura Knight.
The oil on canvas study, c.1913, depicts Ella Naper, the model in one of the artist’s most important works: Self Portrait with Model of the same date. It has never been seen on the market before, having always hung in the Naper family home.
This 14 x 10in (35 x 25cm) drypoint titled Quartier Latin by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889-1946) is signed in pencil. From an edition of 40 printed c.1927, it is guided at £1000-1500 at Parker Fine Art Auctions in Farnham on January 21.
The property of a lady, this Victorian ormolu mounted burr walnut, tulipwood and ebonised kidney shaped desk, 4ft 4in (1.32m) wide, has an estimate of £1500-2500 at Semley Auctioneers in Dorset on January 23.
This Boer War Lee Enfield cavalry carbine comes for sale at Lockdales in Ipswich on January 23-24 with hopes of £1600-2000.
As well as marks for Enfield 1897 the walnut stock has a butt marker disc stamped XVII (for the 17th Lancers) and 92 (the rifle number). It is possible this rifle was used in the famous stand of the 17th Lancers at Modderfontain on September 17, 1901, immortalised in a painting by Richard Caton Woodville.
Sworders’ Design sale to be held ‘live online’ on January 26 includes a collection of work by Art Deco giant Jules Leleu (1883-1961).
The 10 lots have been consigned by the Greek descendants of Celestine Galani, the wife of shipping magnate John Galani who was a friend of Jules Leleu. Based less than a mile away from the Maison Leleu which was at 65 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt in Paris, Celestine commissioned him in to decorate her entire apartment at 81 Avenue Marceau in the 1940s.
They include a Feux d’artifice (Fireworks) pattern rosewood and marquetry cabinet (pictured above) and commode. Inlaid in ebony and mother-of-pearl marquetry and applied with gilt bronze, these bear comparison with the better-known work of contemporary Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann.
They carry guides of £10,000-15,000 and £20,000-30,000 respectively.
This die-cut and lithographed cardboard floor standing advertising display was made for Whiteway’s Devonshire Cyder. It takes the form of a set of traffic lights, about 5ft (1.5m) high, accompanied by a smaller showcard in the form of a young lady holding an oversized apple.
At a sale of advertising memorabilia at Chippenham Auction Rooms on January 30 the estimate is £500-800.
This Modernist Art Deco white metal teaset, marked only Silver, is estimated to bring £400-600 at Brighton & Hove Auctions on January 22.
The Interiors Sale at Dreweatts in Newbury on January 27 includes this René Lalique Falcon pattern clear glass car mascot. This example of model 1124, designed c.1925, comes with its original illuminating radiator mount engraved for Breves Galleries in Knightsbridge. Breves Galleries was Lalique's London distributor of car mascots, with these particular mounts patented in 1929.
A group of railway posters and signs will be sold by Railtons in Wooler, Northumberland, on January 23. This early LNER booking office enquiry sign with moulded pine frame, 2ft 8in in x 3ft 2in (80 x 95cm), is expected to bring £300-500.
A selection of car owners’ memorabilia relating mostly to vehicles manufactured in Birmingham is estimated at £400-500 at local auction house Fellows on January 25. Mainly focused on cars manufactured at the Longbridge plant, two mid-20th century oak cases include cufflinks, compacts, enamelled badges, key rings and cloth badges.
Austin, MG, Riley and Wolseley were some of the British cars created in the West Midlands, notably at Longbridge, throughout the 20th century. The memorabilia also features Morris (produced in Oxford).
This late work by Edward Bawden (1903-89), Among the Marsh Arabs, 1986, was printed in an edition of 75 by Hurtwood Press. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil, it is guided at £300-500 by Modern Art Auctions in Scarborough on January 26.
Featuring in Reeman Dansie’s two-day Antiques & Fine Art sale on January 26-27 is this William and Mary olive wood oyster veneered miniature chest of drawers, estimate £1000-2000.
It is one of around 150 lots in the sale from the estate of the late Jane Sumner, the well-respected dealer who traded with her partner John Braund under the banner of Turpin Antiques.
This cow horn powder flask is engraved with the cypher GR for George III and the inscription Adam Starbuck His Horn Pass On Ao 1777… A Pox on all Rebel. To the reverse is an engraving of the ‘North River’ (the Hudson) with named tributaries and encampments including the Half Moon, Stillwater, Saratoga, Fort Miller and the Royal Block House at Fort Edward.
These encampments featured in the Saratoga campaign, culminating in the British defeat on October 1777.
Forum Auctions says the horn was “almost certainly procured by an American, loyal to the British cause”. On January 28 it is expected to bring £5000-7000.
This pair of glazed stoneware garden bench ends modelled as seated sphinxes was made by the Doulton Lambeth factory, c.1900. A similar seat is pictured in Alistair Morris’ Antiques from the Garden (1999).
After being at the owners' property for approximately 30 years, they come for sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on January 22 with hopes of £2500-4000.
This copy of the 1976 Dad’s Army annual is signed to the inside pages by 11 members of the cast including Arthur Lowe, Clive Dunn, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender, Frank Williams, Edward Sinclair and John Laurie.
At the sale of autographs at Chaucer Auctions on January 27 it is expected to sell for £100-140.
This set of four 18th century creamware apothecary drug jars, each 7in (18cm) tall with a metal cover, forms part of a timed online sale held by William George in Bristol on January 21. The opening bid is £240.
This 7 x 16in (18 x 40cm) 19th century gouache depicts vessels off the Grand Harbour of Valetta in Malta. At Denhams in Horsham, West Sussex, on January 27-28, the guide is £150-200.