Lots of art up for auction at Lawrences’ in Crewkerne

Dorset Echo: A STAB IN THE DARK: This bronze Japanese pikeman is expected to go for up to £1,600 A STAB IN THE DARK: This bronze Japanese pikeman is expected to go for up to £1,600

Lawrences’ 2200-lot Autumn Fine Art auction goes on view tomorrow and will offer a vast variety of items across three full days of auctions.

The silver section on October 9 includes a pair of Charles I seal top spoons, made by Robert Jugges of London in 1630 (£5000-7000) as well as a collection of vesta cases in all shapes and sizes.

Highlights in the jewellery section on October 11 include a Burmese ruby and gold hinged bracelet (£3000-4000) and a stunning gold necklet set with tiger’s claws (£2000-2500).

The Ceramics and Oriental selection later the same day offers a collection of twenty seven items of Troika pottery, made in Cornwall in designs influenced by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson (estimates from £70 to £200).

A Japanese bronze figure of a pikeman carries an estimate of £1200-1600.

Highlight of the final day on October 12th is expected to be a superb oil painting by John William Godward entitled “Summer Idleness: Day Dreams” (£150,000-200,000).

A selection of pictures from a deceased estate includes works by Henry Moore, Lucien Pissarro, Duncan Grant, Alan Davie and Prunella Clough (estimates from £300-7000).

In the furniture section, a walnut seaweed marquetry long case clock by R. Haughtin of Fetter Lane is expected to make £2500-3000 and an exotic wood specimen cabinet has dozens of hardstone tablets set into the doors (£800-1200).

In addition, on October 10th, there will be a 750-lot auction of decorative antiques in the £25-250 range. See it all online at www.lawrences.co.uk.

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