Tulip-mania at auction

March is tulip season but for fans of the flower, why not get ahead and treat yourself to a tulip themed item in February?

Still life with tulips

A still life with tulips in a vase estimated at £50-80 at Special Auction Services’ on February 1-2.

There are a variety of tulip themed objects at auction from jewellery to paintings and furniture with carved tulip shapes. View a full selection via thesaleroom.com search.

Here is a selection of five upcoming items at auction.

1. Tulip painting

This oil on board (above) of a still life with tulips in a vase is catalogued as 20th century British school. It is estimated at £50-80 at Special Auction Services’ February 1-2 auction and could possibly be by London artist George Israel (1914-2004).

2. Notebook with tulip design

Aide-mémoire

A late 19th century notebook or aide-mémoire with enamelled tulip design, estimated at £200-300 at Catherine Southon’s auction on February 2.

This late 19th century notebook or aide-mémoire has an enamelled tulip design on its cover. It is estimated at £200-300 at Catherine Southon’s auction on February 2.

3. George III armchair with tulip motif seat

Also at Catherine Southon on February 2 is this George III mahogany ladder backed armchair with an estimate of £100-150. It is in the manner of Thomas Chippendale and the upholstered seat is embroidered with a tulip motif.

4. Tulip-form vase

John Ward vase

A tulip form vase by John Ward (b.1938) estimated at £3000-5000 at Piers Motley on January 31-February 1.

Demand for works by studio potter John Ward (b.1938) continues to grow. This tulip form vase is estimated at £3000-5000 at Piers Motley on January 31-February 1.

5. Wireless receiver with tulip-form speaker

Wireless receiver

Wireless receiver with tulip-form speaker, estimated at £70-90 at Tennants on February 2.

For tulip fan with everything, have you thought about a wireless receiver with tulip-form speaker? This Lotus type wireless receiver is estimated at £70-90 at Tennants on February 2.

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