The Exceptional sale at Christie’s on July 8 includes, guided at £40,000-60,000, this Aesthetic Movement ebonised and marquetry writing table.
Attributed to Jackson & Graham to a design by Owen Jones, c.1865, it was probably made for the antiquarian Alfred Morrison (1821-97) of 16 Carlton House Terrace, London.
The British, European and Sporting Art Sale at Tennants of Leyburn on July 17 will include a range of prints, works on paper and oil paintings from the 17th-20th centuries.
Highlights within the landscape and genre sections include this winter village scene with figures skating on a frozen river, attributed to Frans de Momper (1603-60), which is offered with an estimate of £10,000-15,000.
This inscription Commi F Eppillv on this gold quarter stater is one of the most finely engraved of any British Iron Age coin. Eppillus is only known from the numismatic record but his coins document a Roman client king of the Atrebates tribe reigning c.20BC-1AD.
This one was struck c.15BC when he had charge, at Calleva (Silchester), of the inland Atrebatic district of his brother Tincomaros’ southern kingdom, before he moved to Kent to found a dynasty of his own.
One of just three known, it has an opening bid of £2000 at a timed online sale ending on July 18 held by Celtic coin specialist Chris Rudd in Norwich.
The toys sale at Hansons at Bishton Hall in Staffordshire on July 10 includes this Bassett Lowke O Gauge LMS 4-4-0 electric locomotive.
Although the packaging is split to the corners, the model itself is in near-mint condition.
The Selections & Collections auction at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on July 24 includes two rare Wedgwood bowls designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones in the Leaping Chamois pattern. They were consigned during a routine house visit in Pembrokeshire.
The larger bowl, measuring 9in (23cm) across, is guided at £3000-5000, the smaller measuring just over 6in (16cm), at £800-1200.
The silver sale at Woolley & Wallis on July 13-14 includes a selection of 24 snuff boxes from the Lion Collection as published in British Silver Boxes 1640-1840, The Lion Collection (2015).
This particular table snuff box, bought at Christie’s South Kensington in 2006, is by Alexander Gardner and Co, Edinburgh 1802. Alongside an armorial is a presentation inscription reading Presented by the Western Abernethy Company of Volunteers to James Grant Esq. of Birchfield their Captain.
The unit was among those raised during the Napoleonic Wars. Grant, who in 1793 had created a regiment of Fencibles almost exclusively from his own tenantry, raised the Strathspey Battalion of Volunteers in 1798. In Abernethy there were two Companies, the Eastern and the Western, the latter with 80 men.
Lyon & Turnbull’s sale in Edinburgh on July 14 includes a studio collection of works by William Crosbie (1915-99).
A student at the Glasgow School of Art from 1932-35 who later studied at the Sorbonne under Fernand Léger and Aristide Maillol, in the post-war era he made a name as a mural painter creating works for the Britain Can Make It show (1946) and the Festival of Britain (1951).
One of 44 lots in the L&T sale is Still Life with Cockatoo, c.1955, 23in x 3ft 6in (59cm x 1.07m), estimated at £2000-3000.
This 12in (31cm) William Moorcroft vase decorated to a flattened oval form with a fish and a jellyfish is a rarity from c.1930. At Potteries Auctions in Stoke on Trent on July 8-10 it is expected to bring £1000-2000.
Found by the vendor in the walls of an old house, this 16th century manuscript almanac has a guide of £10,000-15,000 at Forum Auctions in London on July 15.
The text is that first printed in 1540 as The pronostycacyon for euer of Errer Pater: A Jewe borne in Jewery, a Doctour in Astronomye and Physicke. Profytable to kepe the bodye in helth…
It amounts to a compilation of astrological medical advice “that hath dominion of the bodie of man” and a predictor of the weather during the various seasons. The fictional author was extremely popular during the Tudor period and continued to be published, with additions, into the 18th century.
This manuscript in cursive script may be a copy of the 1582 edition.
Sworders’ July 13-14 Design sale includes a collection of cartoons for stained glass by George Daniels (1854-1940).
These full-size working drawings were made for windows dating from the 1920s-30s when Daniels was working with the architect Frederick Charles Eden (1864-1944).
Of particular interest are nine cartoons from 1927 for a five-light window formerly in the north aisle of Manchester Cathedral (it was destroyed by a bomb in December 1940).
One shown here, they depict a range of historical and both New and Old Testament subjects including Edward I and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Malcolm III and Margaret of Scotland and The Holy Family.
The estimate for the nine works offered together is £4000-6000.
A sale at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket titled The Explorer: A Collection of Objects from Around the World on July 16 includes this hardwood netsuke of a recumbent horse signed for the Iwashiro province carver Sari.
The July 19 sale at Lawrences of Crewkerne includes this Qianlong period Beijing pink overlaid white glass tripod censer. It forms part of an old collection of oriental and Welsh ceramics for a client in south Wales and carries a collection label for Francis Emile Andrews (1858-1943).
The sale at Swan Fine Art in Tetsworth on July 8 includes this silver and enamel caddy spoon with hallmarks for Omar Ramsden, London 1925.
The fine art sale at Burstow & Hewett in Battle on July 9 includes, guided at £1500-2000, this oil painting of packet shipping by William Griffin of Hull (1800-83). Signed and dated 1859, the painting is in good condition and retains its original lining.
An 18th century maritime painting by West Country artist Thomas Luny is estimated at £4000-6000 in the Charterhouse auction in Sherborne on July 8-9.
Showing frigates off North Foreland and measuring 19½in x 2ft 6in (49 x 76 cm), this is typical of Luny’s work, which was hugely popular at the time and remains in demand today.
Kinghams’ sale in Moreton-in-Marsh on July 8 includes a private collection of chryselephantine (bronze and antique ivory) figures that capture the spirit and decadence of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.
Revered names such as Ferdinand Preiss, Demetre Chiparus, Paul Philippe, Marcel Bouraine, Otto Poertzel and Claire Colinet are all represented, some by great rarities and leading models.
With estimates starting at £2000 and rising to £90,000-120,000 for a large version of Colinet’s Ankara, the sale is expected to realise in excess of £800,000.
This figure, Demetre Chiparus’ Tender Promises, c.1925, is guided at £14,000-18,000.