The Art of India sale at Roseberys in London on June 14 includes this Company School painting of a monkey, India, mid-19th century, after a Mughal painting of the same subject attributed to the Stipple Master (active c.1692-1715).
In opaque pigments on paper, backed with extra later paper, it measures 10 x 8½in (26 x 22cm). The original painting dated to 1705-10 is held by the Art Institute of Chicago.
The sale at numismatist AH Baldwin & Son on July 5 includes this recent metal detecting find: an Anglo-Saxon gold and cloisonne garnet sword or scabbard mount.
Discovered in 2021, the piece dates to around 580-630AD and is contemporary with similar high-status treasures in the ship burial of Sutton Hoo and the enormous Staffordshire Hoard.
The miniature pyramid of extraordinary craftsmanship has an estimate of £10,000-12,000.
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Sworders’ Fine interiors sale on June 13-14 includes a group of lots from the connoisseur, Arthur G Tite (1904-84), of 48 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, London.
They include this pair of 2ft 1in (63cm) high 18th century Chinese export porcelain figures of court officials, mounted with ormolu candelabra branches in 1891 by the pre-eminent French cabinetmaker, Henri Dasson (1825-96). They are estimated at £15,000-20,000.
The Tites enjoyed a long connection with the Rothschild family over several generations, beginning with Arthur Tite Snr (1841-94), the first managing director of Messrs Rothschild & Sons Bank.
His grandson, Arthur George, acted as an agent to Victor Rothschild 3rd Baron (1910-90), sourcing fine art and antiques for purchase as evidenced by numerous references in the family’s correspondence.
Lay’s Cornish & Fine Art sale in Penzance on June 15 includes this gouache by Peter Lanyon.
Research has shown that this atypical work was painted in 1937 when the artist was just 19 and acting with the Penzance Players. It was probably used as a theatre prop for the production of a play titled Call it a Day by Dodie Smith at the Penzance Pavilion.
During one of the scenes the script has the cook (played Miss Agatha Chirgwin, later Penzance’s first lady mayor) referring wistfully to a picture of cows on the wall, saying: “I’ve always got my cows to look at.”
It comes for sale from Chirgwin’s family with an estimate of £2000-4000.
A single-owner collection of ‘character toys’ will be going under the hammer at Special Auction Services in Newbury on June 20.
The Mike Williams Collection comprises nearly 90 mainly British children’s characters from television, film, nursery rhymes, newspaper comic strips and comics as well as books by prolific authors including Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter dating from 1900-50s.
It was amassed over 25 years and he and his wife spent many of their UK holidays scouring antiques fairs in pursuit of rare and sought after pieces from a variety of makers. So great was his passion that it rubbed off on his wife, who became an avid collector of teddy bears.
She says: “On every holiday our first port of call was the nearby antiques centre. Collecting was his life and it became our way of life.” She describes their house as “like walking into a toy museum” as the collection was displayed throughout.
Shown here are a Chad Valley Bonzo the dog (estimate £300-400), Dean’s Rag Book long billed Donald Duck (£200-300).
This Doulton Lambeth model of a seated brown bear holding an upturned bee skep comes for sale at Bamfords’ new premises in Derby (46 Nottingham Road, Spondon, DE21 7NL) as part of a four-day auction from June 13-16, with an estimate of £4000-6000.
The 2ft 6in (73cm) salt glazed stoneware group, probably a design by the factory modeller Mark Marshall, is pictured with a copy of ATG for August 2019. That edition featured on the cover another version of the bear and bee skep that, found hidden in undergrowth in a Kent garden, sold for £8000 at the Canterbury Auction Galleries.