On July 21, Dreweatts conducts a single-owner sale titled A Lifetime’s Passion: Property from the Fell Collection.
This George III chair-back settee (pictured top) is probably Anglo-Chinese, drawing inspiration from the designs of Hepplewhite and Sheraton but made in padouk.
The sale of British, European and Sporting Pictures at Tennants in Leyburn on July 17 includes this watercolour HMS Spartan at anchor off Malta c.1815.
It is attributed to John Christian Schetky (1778- 1874), a professor of drawing at the Royal Naval College in Portsmouth from 1811 who would have seen HMS Spartan when it returned in 1814 after service in America. The frigate moved to the Mediterranean in 1815 at the end of the Napoleonic wars as Malta became the main British naval base in the area.
Measuring 18 x 12in (45.5 x 30.5cm) this Courage Brewery stained-glass panel featuring a cockerel to the centre is estimated at £250-550 at Chippenham Auction Rooms on July 17.
Like many privately owned large estates, Kentwell Hall in Long Melford, Suffolk, scene of Tudor and other historical re-creations and events, has been using the past year’s easing of its busy schedule to clear over 50 years of collected items.
Offered for auction among a range of items on July 17 by Mander in Sudbury, also Suffolk, is this dragon robe, possibly a concubine’s, currently part of the display in the Chinese room.
Purchased at auction in the 1970s in a job lot and found in a drawer, it has been on display for many years, when not being occasionally worn by the house’s current owner.
The catalogue is mostly without estimates.
Bonhams will conduct its final sale of Japanese works of art from the collection of Edward Wrangham on July 19.
It includes, estimated at £10,000-12,000, a complete set of 12 ceramic three-case inro by Ogata Kenya II (1853-1923), one pictured here. Made in the late 19th century, each is painted in coloured enamels with flowers or plants representing the months of the year with a globular ojime and a clam-shaped netsuke, painted with the same plants.
They were purchased by Wrangham from Graham Gemmell, London, in 1989.
The Pedestal auction house in Henley-On-Thames will sell 55 lots from Peacock’s Finest, as part of its sale on July 20.
The dealership had a shop in Pimlico (Moreton Street) for two years but is now operating by appointment from a home salon in north London.
Highlights include this monumental Arts & Crafts lustre wall charger by Maw & Co, Broseley. It seems likely that at 3ft (91cm) across it was made for one of the late 19th century international exhibitions and designed by a prominent artist of the era, perhaps William De Morgan or Walter Crane.
With a stapled firing crack to the body, it is estimated at £3000-4000.
The Battle of Britain group of 11 awarded to RAF Group Captain Peter Townsend (1914-95) will be offered by Dix Noonan Webb on July 21, expected to fetch £160,000-200,000.
Townsend, perhaps best known for his controversial romance with Princess Margaret, epitomised ‘The Few’, completing over 300 operational sorties while commanding No 85 Squadron from May 1940 until June 1941. Appointed equerry to George VI in 1944, and comptroller to the Queen Mother’s household in 1953, his ultimately forlorn romance with the queen’s sister brought him further celebrity status to add to his wartime achievements.
The group of 11 includes a CVO, DSO, DFC and Second Award Bar and will be sold with the recipient’s original Flying Log Books, bound in one volume - with later annotation in his own hand - covering the entirety of his operational career. The medals were last sold in November 1988, with Townsend donating the proceeds to a charitable fund set up to assist children.
This version of the well-known WMF Art Nouveau pewter and green claret jug and stopper, 15in (37cm) tall, carries a guide of £280-560 at Leighton Hall Auctions in Alton, Staffordshire on July 17.
Ringwood Auctions of Hampshire is offering two John Bratby oil paintings on July 24. One is called The Ridge I. The other, shown here, titled The Ridge II, an oil on canvas, is estimated at £1000-1500.
The Old Masters and 19th century pictures sale at Roseberys London on July 20 includes, estimated at £3000-5000, this pencil and oil on canvas portrait of the Twelfth Night character Olivia by William Powell Frith (1819-1909).
It was commissioned by the publisher Charles Heath for his book of Shakespeare’s heroines illustrated with ‘drawings by eminent artists’ published in 1848.
Evidently, more than one version of picture was produced as the engraving by William Henry Mote (1803-71) shows Olivia in a different position to this painting. This work is probably Frith’s first treatment of the subject.
This signed framed and glazed watercolour by Raphael Drouart (1894-1972) of Lt Lewis Pash Renateau (d.1978) is offered in a timed online auction ending on July 25 at Thimbleby & Shorland’s Reading saleroom.
Lt Renateau, an officer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, was taken prisoner near St Julien, near Ypres, on April 24, 1915. He was transferred to the Giessen prisoner of war camp, where fellow prisoner Drouart took his portrait.
A second portrait of Renateau by Drouart is held in the National Army Museum’s collection.
On July 31 Stamford Auction Rooms is offering the Sandler-Vallance Collection.
Part 1 includes Waitress, an Art Deco figure, c.1930s, by Josef Lorenzl (1892-1950). With gloss metallic patination, it is raised on an agate base, and measures 10in (26cm) high.
The sale of Modern British and Irish Art at Bonhams on July 21 includes a group of works by Roger Fry (1866-1934) that have come by descent of the artist to a collection in Canada. Woman in a Doorway, an oil on board measuring 14 x 11in (36 x 28cm) with a further unfinished landscape painting on the reverse, was painted in St Rémy, France c.1930.