Formerly from the collection of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, this Art Deco cultured pearl and diamond bracelet, c.1925, is estimated at £30,000-40,000 in the Dix Noonan Webb auction in London on September 14.
The clasp is engraved with the ownership mark M beneath the princess’ coronet, further stamped M for Mikimoto and P for platinum. At 7in (18cm) long, it comes in a later fitted case by Cartier.
The bracelet sold in the auction titled Property From the Collection of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, held by Christie’s in 2006.
A private collection of wildlife art has been consigned for sale at Halls in Shrewsbury on September 15.
A number of works by Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-79) include this 19in x 2ft (48 x 59cm) watercolour titled New Tenants, Guillemots. Exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1961, it was recently loaned by the vendor to the Tunnicliffe exhibition at Oriel Môn in Anglesey, 2019-2020.
Adam’s auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin on September 14 comprises some 202 lots. The private collection of ‘a noble Italian lady’ makes up some of the star pieces of the auction: it includes pieces from the 1940s-50s by the great French and Italian ateliers that were worn by her mother.
This retro coiled gold, sapphire and diamond Tubogas bracelet by Bulgari from the 1940s has an estimate of €10,000-15,000. The Tubogas shape, formed by wrapping long bands of gold around a wood or copper core, debuted in the 1940s and has since become a signature of the brand. The origin of its name derives from a clever take on the Italian ‘tubo gas’, literally translating as ‘gas tube’.
This particular piece is an early variation of the Serpenti Tubogas bracelet which emerged in the 1950s. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Amanda Triossi, former curator of the Bulgari Heritage Collection, stating that this bracelet was manufactured for and retailed by Bulgari and dates from the 1940s.
More items from Greystoke Castle, near Penrith are included in Mitchells’ three-day Antiques & Fine Art Sale in Cockermouth on September 8-10.
A collection of nine late medieval carved oak pew end panels are being sold in seven lots. The most valuable are expected to be these three portrait panels estimated at £1000-1500 each.
Bonhams Edinburgh is offering The Andrew Crawforth Collection of Early Metalware and Works of Art on September 13. Estimates range from £200 to £15,000 and all items are to be sold with no reserve.
Head of sale, Charlie Thomas, said: “The late much-admired antique dealer, Andrew Crawforth, was born near St Andrews in Scotland but spent most of his life in England. He was an acknowledged world authority on antique metalwork.
“From early on a Saturday morning, Andrew would open his stall on Portobello Market, buying and selling and sharing his unrivalled knowledge with collectors from around the world. This sale provides an opportunity to acquire pieces from Andrew’s private collection which adorned his house in Oxford.”
Shown here is a 7in (18cm) high Henry VIII pewter lidded measure, c.1540, estimated at £7000-10,000.
Bonhams notes that an “almost identical lidded measure was discovered in the wreck of the Mary Rose, which sank in 1545, off the coast of Portsmouth”.
Parker Fine Art is celebrating its first anniversary and set to hold a 14th auction, on September 9.
Shown here is A Boy’s Sport by American artist Gilbert William Gaul (1855-1919). The 12 x 16in (30.5 x 40.5cm) oil on canvas sketch of boys fishing, signed and inscribed verso, is estimated at £2000-3000.
The Farnham, Surrey, saleroom is also branching out – adding timed online sales of Decorative Paintings and Frames, the first of which is on September 10.
This 18ct gold, sapphire, diamond and enamel brooch with a monogram and the regal inscription Dieu et Mon Droit (God and my right) comes for sale at Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds on September 11.
The brooch is understood to have belonged to Lady Monica Lilly Bullough (1869-1967), whose husband Sir George Bullough owned the Isle of Rum in Scotland and built Kinloch Castle. Lady Monica may be wearing it in a 1909 portrait by Hugh Goldwin Rivière that still resides at Kinloch.
The Bulloughs established Longholes Stud in Newmarket in the 1920s, living at Warren Hill. According to family history, the brooch was gifted to the vendor’s aunt, Lady Bullough’s lady’s maid who accompanied her to Scotland every summer until the late 1950s.
This Arts & Crafts silver and enamelled twin handled footed small bowl from Liberty & Co has a guide of £300-400 at Special Auction Services in Newbury on September 16.
This Arts & Crafts chestnut side cabinet by Ernest Gimson (1864-1919) comes for sale at David Duggleby in Scarborough on September 18 by descent from Benjamin Fletcher who was headmaster of Leicester School of Art in the early 1900s.
He was associated with Gimson and involved in setting up the Dryad company with the cabinet, c.1904-10, acquired during his time in Daneway, Sapperton.
Catherine Southon’s sale at Farleigh Golf Course on September 15 includes, estimated at £6000-8000, this rare gentleman’s large size stainless steel Omega 33.3 monopusher chronograph wristwatch (ref CK988). It houses the famous Calibre 33.3 movement by Lemania that was highly advanced when it was made c.1939.
On the front page of ATG No 2506 we featured a First World War 1914 Star sold for £17,000 – its value coming from the fact it was believed to be the first British soldier killed in action in that conflict.
Another example of a recipient boosting appeal for a very common medal is for sale at Mullen’s in the Collector’s Cabinet auction, held at the Laurel Park salerooms, Woodbrook, Bray, Co Wicklow, on September 11.
This 1914 Star was awarded to Private John Neill, Royal Irish Regiment. His service record showed that the Wexford man had been a Prisoner of War and had been discharged in 1916, two years before the end of the war. The vendor, a medal collector, thought that was a bit odd. He found that Neill had been imprisoned at Limburg Camp, where the Germans concentrated Irish POWs to facilitate Sir Roger Casement in recruiting for his proposed Irish Brigade in the German Army.
Neill had witnessed Casement’s recruiting efforts and when he was repatriated in 1916, due to his debilitating wounds, he recounted Casement’s activities in his POW statement. Neill was called as a witness for the Prosecution in Casement’s trial for treason and testified that he saw and heard Casement recruiting at the Camp.
Casement was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London on August 3, 1916. His brigade had never numbered more than 56 men.