Among the highlights in Brightwells’ spring fine art sale on March 21-22 in Leominster are six Japanese bronzes from the estate of the late Lady Mary Nolan (1926-2016), wife of Australian painter Sydney Nolan.
The naturalistic carvings of elephants and tigers were made in the studio of master craftsman Genryusai Seiya and date to the Meiji period. This large 3ft 3in (99cm) long striding tiger on a burr wood base is estimated at £3000-5000.
A 1969 Alfa Romeo 1300 GT Junior still retaining its original plastic covering on the back seats has been consigned to Clevedon Salerooms’ quarterly specialist sale on March 15.
Languishing in a garage unused for half its life, the right-hand drive motor is offered with two sets of keys, the original receipt for £1807.12s 6d, an instruction book and toolkit.
A George III mahogany longcase clock by John Wyke of Liverpool is estimated at £3000-5000 in Mitchells’ sale in Cockermouth, Cumbria, on March 21-23.
Measuring 8ft 3in (2.52m) high, it has a 13in (33cm) arched dial with a moon phase, two-train striking movement topped by a brass swan finial and has marquetry decoration to the long trunk door.
Of particular interest to rowing enthusiasts, Surrey saleroom Ewbank’s will be offering this Henley Royal Regatta cup in its three-day sale on March 21-23.
The cup was awarded for the Diamonds Sculls, a race first introduced in 1844 and considered the pinnacle of individual rowing. From 1850, a diamond scarf pin prize was replaced by a silver gilt pineapple goblet, such as this one. The winner retained the cup, a tradition continued at every regatta until 1973.
This example was awarded in 1908 to Alexander McCulloch, who won it by beating Athol Alexander Stuart.