Four items estimated under £500 including an Art Deco coffee set and a geological sculpture30 October 2019 Previews of upcoming lots at auctions including an Art Deco Jazz pattern coffee set and a gogotte sculpture.
1. Art Deco Jazz pattern pottery coffee set
This 1930s Art Deco Jazz pattern pottery coffee set, comprising coffee pot, six coffee cans and saucers, sugar bowl and cream jug, is by the Royal Winton Grimwades factory.
The estimate is £80-120 at David Duggleby's 20th Century and Contemporary Arts & Design auction in Scarborough on November 8.
2. An 18th century treen model ship
Tucked inside this 18th century treen model of a ship’s hull is a historic note reading: This was taken out of a writing bureau belonging to Lord Collingwood. I saw the bureau and know its history.
It is a reference to Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood who assumed the role of command-in-chief after Nelson’s death at Trafalgar. The 5½in (14cm) carving carries an estimate of £300-500 at Special Auction Services in Newbury on November 5.
3. A Michael Ayrton etching
After his first visit to Cumae in 1956, the earliest Greek colony in Italy, Michael Ayrton (1921-75) wrote and created many works associated with the myth of the Minotaur.
In the Greek myth, the Minotaur is a monstrous creation of man and beast: to Ayrton he was a more thought-provoking creature.
A number of Minotaur works by him, both on paper and in bronze, are included in the sale conducted by Modern Art Auctions in Scarborough on November 6.
This etching titled Minotaur Rising, a 16 x 22in (40 x 54cm) artist’s proof numbered X/X from 1971, is estimated at £300-500.
4. A gogotte sculpture
This unusual sculpture is one of 13 lots from a collection of gogottes put together in the 1970s.
The swirls of sandstone, looking as though they have been made by a Mister Whippy ice cream machine, were formed around 30 million years ago in sand dunes near Fontainebleau in France.
This example is 4 x 3.5in (11 x 9cm) wide and will be offered at Summer Place Auctions’ Evolution sale on November 19 with an estimate of £100-200.