A 17th-century miniature portrait and a royal Sikh archer’s ring are among five lots to watch at auction


A 17th century enamel miniature portrait of Lady Frances Haversham – estimate £ 1200-1500 at Dix Noonan Webb on June 15th.

1. Miniature portrait

A 17th century enamel miniature portrait (above) of Lady Frances Haversham (1646-1705), her auburn hair in trendy curls, is estimated at £ 1,200-1500 at the Ten Noonan Webb auction in London June 15.

It was then mounted in a 19th century gold medallion pendant, diameter 33 mm, the reverse is engraved Frances Lady Haversham born in 1646 under a baron’s crown.

Lady Frances Annesley was the daughter of the 1st Earl of Anglesey and Lady Elizabeth Altham, Countess of Anglesey. Her first marriage was to Francis Wyndham but when she was widowed in 1688 she married Sir John Thompson, 1st Baron Haversham (1648-1710), with whom she had at least 11 children.

Thompson was the first surviving son of Maurice Thompson of St Andrew, Eastcheap, City of London and Haversham, who at one point was said to have gained a monopoly on the Virginia tobacco trade.

Sir John was created Baronet of Haversham in County Buckingham in 1673, then returned to parliament where he held a seat for Gatton until 1696, and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Haversham. Between 1699-1701, he was Lord of the Admiralty.

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2. Archer’s ring

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Gem-set jade archer ring, circa 1820 from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur, wife of Ranjit Singh and mother of Duleep Singh – estimate £ 6000-8000 at Roseberys on June 15.

This reputable archer jade ring set with precious stones, circa 1820, belonged to the famous collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-1863), wife of Ranjit Singh and mother of Duleep Singh.

Possibly among the jewelry boxed in Bombay in 1850 by Frazer and Hawes and sent to London to be sold at Garrards, it was acquired by the seller from the family of the famous London jeweler John Brogden (1820-1884).

At the Arts of India sale at Roseberys London on June 15, he is guided between £ 6,000 and £ 8,000.

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3. Cordial glass


Beilby-type cordial glass, circa 1765 – estimate £ 500-700 at Halls on June 16.

This Beilby-type cordial glass, circa 1765, enamelled with an opaque ogee bowl of a fruit vine, is mounted on a double opaque twisted rod. It is expected to fetch £ 500-700 at the Halls of Shrewsbury on June 16.

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4. Cat inkwell


Mid-19th century Jacob Petit porcelain inkwell – estimate £ 600-800 at Busby on June 17th.

On June 17, Busby in Bridport, Dorset will donate this mid-19th century 13-inch (36 cm) tall Jacob Petit (1797-1868) porcelain inkwell, modeled as a cat sitting on a scrolled base.

He is descended from the estate of Air Marshal Sir Aubrey Beauclerk Ellwood of The Old House, North Perrott, Crewkerne.

Estimate between £ 600 and £ 800. View and bid for this cat inkwell via saleroom.com

5. Photo of Mary Fedden


Mary Fedden’s Redcliffe Road from 1946 – estimate £ 6,000-8,000 at Tennants on June 19.

Female artists provided many of the most notable lots at the Tennants Modern and Contemporary Art Sale on June 19.

Highlights include Mary Fedden’s Redcliffe Road from 1946 estimated at £ 6000-8000.

The painting depicts a jug of flowers and a pottery zebra sitting on a window sill and has previously been on display at the Royal West of England Academy.

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