This selection of 20 upcoming pieces from UK regional salerooms provides some inspiration at a range of price points.
Owl pepper pots
Boxed pair of Norwegian silver-gilt and enamel novelty owl pepper pots (pictured top) by David Andersen, estimate £100-150, Lockdales, Ipswich, December 8-9.
Dolphin drops in
Georg Jensen silver heart and dolphin brooch designed by Arno Molinowski, London import marks for 1961, £120-180, Hartleys, Ilkley, December 1.
Brooch in Arts & Crafts style
Arts & Crafts silver, amethyst and dog tooth pearl brooch, c.1910, £100-200, Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, December 2.
Rings a bell
Victorian silver and tortoiseshell desk or counter bell by William Comyns, London 1896, £150-200, Bishop & Miller, Stowmarket, December 10.
Write on the move
Edwardian silver travelling desk set by Henry Clifford Davis, Birmingham 1909 and 1910, £130-150, Thimbleby & Shorland, Reading, online sale ending November 28.
In the mix
Silver-plated Art Deco Mixit cocktail shaker, £400-600, at 1818 Auctions, Milnthorpe, online sale ending November 28.
Victorian gold, silver, diamond and ruby swallow brooch, £1200-1800, East Bristol Auctions, December 1.
Georg Jensen Amoeba ear clips designed by Henning Koppel, £100-150, Mallams, Oxford, December 8-9.
Pair of antique Iberian gold, step-cut emerald and rose and lasque cut diamond open work earrings, £800-1200, Roseberys, London, November 30.
A silver condiment set with bark finish by Gerald Benney, London, 1966, together with an ensuite sugar caster, London, 1968, £2000-2500, The Pedestal, Henley-on-Thames, November 30.
Victorian 15ct gold whistle in the form of a spaniel, possibly by Andrew Weddell, £100-150 at Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, November 30.
Early Victorian 18ct gold, pearl, diamond and emerald ring, £500-600, Cottees, Poole, November 27.
Eye of the tiger
Tiger’s eye and diamond dress ring with 18ct textured gold shank, £300-500, McTear’s, Glasgow, November 28.
Moth brooch to buy
Late 19th or early 20th century diamond, sapphire and ruby brooch in the form of a moth, £800-1200, Canterbury Auction Galleries, November 27-28.
Drinking caps on
Set of four silver decanter labels, George Unite, Birmingham 1836-39, two whisky and two brandy, £300-350, Thomas N Miller, Newcastle upon Tyne, December 1.
Mid-19th century archaeological revival gold and micro-mosaic bangle, £1800-2600, Fellows, Birmingham, November 25.
Cuppamost in thought
Continental silver tea caddy with import marks for London, 1896, £200-300, Rogers Jones, Colwyn Bay, November 30.
Set of four Edwardian table candlesticks in the George III style by Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh 1908, £500-700, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, December 7-8.
Early 20th century ruby and diamond brooch designed as a riding crop, €800-1000, Adam’s, Dublin, December 7.
Art Nouveau silver goblet by Gilbert Marks, London 1898, £2000-3000, Jacobs & Hunt, Liss, Hampshire, November 26.