A watercolor of a bather on a beach by Henry Scott Tuke – estimate £ 10,000-12,000 at Lodge & Thomas.
1. Henry Scott Tuke watercolor
Henry Scott Tuke is featured twice in Lodge & Thomas’ inaugural art auction in Truro, Cornwall on November 12.
A watercolor of a bather on a beach (shown here) is expected to reach £ 10,000-12,000, and an oil on panel by Charlie in his Punt is also offered.
Both paintings are from a local private collection which also includes works by Dame Laura Knight and three paintings from the St Ives School by John Anthony Park. See this Henry scott tuke via thesaleroom.com.
2. Sampler of the William and Mary group
Woolley & Wallis is selling the contents of Upper Slaughter Manor, the Micheál and Elizabeth Feller collection, in Salisbury from November 9-10.
The sale features a number of fine needlework including this Judith Hayle type William and Mary group sampler. He has the initials IH for Judith Hayle, and the name Marthe Cussen.
The samplers at the school of Judith Hayle have been well documented by Edwina Ehrman. Until recently there were 11 samplers known to students taught by Widow Judith or Iudah Haylem in her hometown of Ipswich. This example, showing the signature cartridges and signature bands and text from a shared directory, is a twelfth.
A candidate for the sewing of this sampler is Martha, daughter of Edmond and Hannah Cousin of Brantham, Suffolk, who would have been around 10 years old when she stepped out with her sampler on August 39, 1696.
Estimate of £ 8,000 to £ 12,000. See this needlework sampler via thesaleroom.com.
3. Fashion designs of Princess Anne
Fashion designs for Princess Anne by royal couturier Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-79) will be auctioned as part of a large archive of designs and other company documents to come at the Ewbank sale in Surrey on November 11.
The drawings and documents, mostly from the 1960s and 1970s, were a personal gift from one of the last owners of the business to the seller.
Among these designs are two original fashion illustrations from the 1970s in watercolor, marked with pen and pencil. HRH Princess Anne. One is in an evening dress adorned with turquoise and white, the other in a lemon trapeze dress with a matching coat.
14 x 10 inch (35.5 x 25 cm) images are priced between £ 150-250. See these Sketch by Sir Norman Hartnell via thesaleroom.com.
4. William III silver candlesticks
This pair of William III silver candlesticks with hallmarks for London 1699, and maker’s mark SM under a bird, on sale at Potteries Auctions in Stoke-on-Trent from November 11th to 13th.
“In excess of the demands of a magnificent Midlands Hall, and never been to the market for generations,” they are emblazoned with a crest and weigh approximately 24 ounces.
Appraised for insurance 30 years ago for £ 6,000, they have a guide of £ 3,000 to £ 6,000. See these silver candle holders via thesaleroom.com.
5. Advertising poster
The sale at poster specialist Antikbar on November 13 includes, estimated between £ 300 and £ 600, this original 1938 stone lithograph advertising sheet for Mossant hats. The jovial drawing on a bright yellow background is by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942), the Italian commercial artist who mainly lived and worked in Paris.
Cappiello is now often called “the father of modern advertising” because of his innovation in poster design. He was, for example, the first poster artist to use bold figures emerging from monochrome backgrounds. See this advertising poster via thesaleroom.com.