This pair of doll’s gloves, above, are thought to have belonged to Queen Victoria.
Her signature cut from a piece of vellum comes with the lot that carries an estimate of £100-200 at a timed online sale conducted by Milnthorpe firm 1818 Auctioneers that ends on September 5.
This foxglove brooch by René Boivin made with pear-shaped shaded pink tourmalines and circular-cut tsavorite garnets dates from c.1980 – a later version of a jewel first designed by Juliette Moutarde in 1944.
Roseberys notes in an amendment that the brooch is additionally stamped with later British import marks for London 1992, Garrards & Co.
At the Jewellery & Watches sale at Roseberys in London on September 14 it is estimated at £8000-12,000.
The sale at Semley in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on September 18 includes the property of a number of deceased estates.
This 5in (13cm) high Delft blue and white model of a bird perched among flowers is marked HL for Leiden maker Johann Harlees (fl.1770-95).
Bellmans’ sale on September 7-9 includes this set of 19th century Renaissance revival carved walnut bellows estimated at £500-800.
A pair of 14-bore percussion guns by Charles Lancaster that were built for Prince Albert as a gift from Queen Victoria will be offered in the September 6 Gavin Gardiner auction.
Offered on behalf of a deceased collector, they are the only pair of Prince Albert-owned guns outside the Royal Collection.
The guns were built in 1850 and are signed Charles Lancaster, 151 New Bond Street, London. Prince Albert was a regular customer of Lancaster; he ordered his first pair of 15-bore guns in 1843 and the company received the Royal Warrant later the same year.
Gardiner says: “These were a gift to the Prince Consort from his wife in 1850. Albert was a keen shot and Charles Lancaster was one of London’s leading gunmakers at the time. Albert continued using Lancaster guns until his death in 1861, and in line with his fascination for science and industry, had only the previous year received a pair of new breech-loading guns from Lancaster, becoming one of the first men in the land to own a pair of modern breech-loading shotguns.”
This pair of cut-glass scent bottles modelled as the royal crown with an orb and cross finial were probably made by John Blades.
He was making items such as these as early as 1823 when a view of his upper showroom at 5 Ludgate Hill was published by Ackermann, after John Gendall. A close examination of the print shows a number of similar objects: it is possible that these were made as a souvenir for the coronation of George IV which was held on July 19, 1821.
Blades held a royal warrant to George III and is known to have supplied diplomatic gifts on behalf of the crown, some of which were designed by the architect JB Papworth.
Both damaged, one with staple repairs, they have a guide of £60-80 at the Country House sale at Tennants in Leyburn on September 17.
Hegarty Fine Art and Antiques conducts the clearance of a West Cork country house in Bandon, Co Cork, on September 5.
This ‘exceptionally fine’ Regency rosewood and brass inlaid centre table is expected to bring €3000-5000.
This enamelled double-sided sign for Verichrome Kodak Film is in original unrestored condition. It is expected to sell for £350-500 at Towcester firm Humbert & Ellis on September 9.
This watercolour of The Diving Bell at Plymouth Docks is one of 20 watercolours and 70 drawings that form part of a scrapbook dated 1818-23 complied by Lady Emily Charlotte Bathurst (1798-1877).
It comes for sale from a descendant at the Fine Books & Manuscripts sale at Bonhams on September 15 with an estimate of £2000-3000.
The daughter of Earl Bathurst, Lady Emily’s album reflects a complicated web of aristocratic family connections and contributions from a number of accomplished amateur watercolourists.
The contents underline the English obsession with Napoleon, by then safely in exile on St Helena, and also include an early mention of Jane Austen whose name (identified as the author of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey in December 1817) had not long been in the public domain when this album was begun.
This Liberty & Co silver, enamel and turquoise lidded jar designed by Archibald Knox for the Cymric range has marks for Birmingham 1903.
It is guided at £400-600 by David Duggleby of Scarborough on September 2.
This 8in (20cm) high Burmantofts vase decorated in the Persian style by Leonard King, with full impressed and patent marks to base, has a guide of £400-480 at Gerrards of Lytham St Annes on September 2-3.
This version of the classic Boomerang table lamp manufactured by the famous Spanish factory FASE carries an estimate of £250-350 at Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea on September 5
An arms and armour sale at Wilson55 in Nantwich on September 9-10 includes, estimated at £3000-4000, this pair of Forsyth and Co ‘scent bottle’ locks.
The Rev Alexander John Forsyth, a keen hunter, began experimenting with ways to shorten the ignition time of a firearm at the turn of the 19th century.
By 1806, he had designed a refillable ‘scent bottle’ shaped magazine that could hold enough fulminate to prime the lock for 25 shots.
Dated to c.1811, these are Forsyth’s third model with roller primers and are numbered 522 and 523. Originally from a gun made for Lord Plymouth, they were previously owned by W Keith Neal and are pictured in his book Forsyth and Co. Patent Gunmakers.
The sale at Lindsay Burns in Perth on September 2-3 will offer a group of Scottish football memorabilia relating to Arthur Barnes, a wing half who played for both Lochgelly Albert and Dunfermline. He won a solitary international cap playing for Scotland against England in 1928.
Accompanying his cap and period photographs is a series of 12 gold and silver medals awarded across his career from the 1920s into the 1940s.