Among the notable consignments is a selection of almost 50 pieces of early, mostly English pottery from the collection of the late Jonathan Horne, the well-known and influential pottery dealer.
Among the items included will be delft plates, chargers and tiles; a John Dwight, Fulham, stoneware bottle, medieval pottery jugs and a collection of sherds.
The sale also features six examples of English royal commemorative delftware, late 17th or early 18th century chargers or plates from the collection of Sir Henry Sutcliffe-Smith (1864-1938) that have passed down by descent, as well as a small collection of 1750s Worcester miniature porcelain.
Only two examples of this Minton porcelain teapot shown above, fashioned as a fluffed-up robin designed by William James Goode, are known.
This version was formerly in the collection of Archibald Brabazon Sparrow Acheson, 4th Earl of Gosford (1841-1922) and it seems likely that teapot is the one commissioned from William Goode in 1876 by the then Princess of Wales (Alexandra of Denmark) for her husband, later Edward VII.
This teapot is no longer in the Royal Collection and, since the 4th Earl of Gosford was Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Alexandra, it is entirely possible that she gave the teapot to him, since she was in the habit of regularly gifting high-value items to her staff and friends.
The teapot, which is restored and has a replacement cover, measures just under 6½in (16.5cm) high and has printed and impressed marks including for T Goode & Co. The estimate is £10,000-12,000.
This London delftware royal blue dash charger, painted with a full length portrait of William III, comes from the collection of Sir Henry Sutcliffe-Smith.
Born in Halifax, Sir Henry had an illustrious career in the textile industry, largely centred around Bradford and had a keen interest in art and antiques putting together a collection that included Nelson memorabilia which is housed at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
The charger, which dates from c.1690-95, shows William III wearing an ermine robe and holding an orb and sceptre and is inscribed WR3. It measures 13½in (34.5cm) and is estimated at £4000-6000.
Glass with a twist
This rare mixed colour twist wine or ale glass will feature in the September 19 sale. The 7½in (19.5cm) funnel bowl glass is set on a stem featuring a blue spiral around a cable airtwist. It has a provenance to a private London collection and an estimate of £1500-2000.