See through the mind’s eye of a major UK dealer

After 50 years of dealing, Ken Bolan of West Country and London shop Talisman, is retiring.

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After a sculpture by Antonio Canova (1757-1822), this large white 19th century marble figure ‘The Dancer’, shown here as a detail, has an estimate of £15,000-25,000.

To mark the occasion he is offering more than 250 lots at Dreweatts on May 14 in the auction Ken Bolan: My Mind’s Eye. The sale shows off the breadth of his interest and the variety of his stock with estimates ranging from just 100-£60,000.

Here we look at some of the notable lots on offer at the auction.

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Offered with an estimate of £4000-6000, this early 20th century Compton Pottery owl is depicted on a plinth base stamped to the underside “Compton Pottery Guildford”.

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Alain Chervet’s Toledo, a Verdigris brass centre table from the last quarter of the 20th century, has an estimate of £6000-8000.

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This Italian ceramic lamp from the mid-late 20th century is estimated at £400-600.

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Estimated at £200-300, this Golden Gate Bridge wall sculpture in metal from the late 20th century is by Curtis Jeré.

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