A poster of Lawrence of Arabia and a sketch of Lucian Freud by his daughter are among five lots to watch


Lawrence of Arabia UK Quad Poster for 1971 reissue – valued between £ 150-250 at Special Auction Services.

1. Lawrence of Arabia poster

The two-day music and entertainment sale at Special Auction Services of Newbury on July 27-28 includes this Laurence of Arabia UK Quad Poster, with artwork by Brian Bysouth for the 1971 reissue of this epic by David Lean starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif.

Folded with slight marks in the corners, it measures 76 cm x 1.02 m (2 ft 6 in x 3 ft 6 in). Estimate £ 150-250.

View and bid for this Lawrence of Arabia poster via thesaleroom.com.

2. 18th century Irish silver box


George III vermeil liberty box by Carden Terry & Jane Williams, Cork – valued at £ 7,000-9,000 at Bonhams.

Bonhams’ Silver & Vertu sale on July 28 includes a number of Irish provincial coins. The Peter Ticher collection of Irish silver includes many pieces inherited from his father, Dr Kurt Ticher, who emigrated from Germany to Ireland in the 1920s.

Kurt developed a keen interest in Georgian Irish silver, building up a large and important collection, part of which has been bequeathed to the National Museum of Ireland. Peter, his eldest son, continued to enrich his collection throughout his life.

Estimated between £ 7,000 and £ 9,000, this George III vermeil liberty box by Carden Terry & Jane Williams, Cork.

Dated 1798, it is engraved with the arms of Cork City and is inscribed for Major General William Loftus (1752-1831), a British Army officer and later Member of Parliament. A veteran of the American Revolutionary War, he was appointed commander-in-chief in Munster in 1798 and took command of the Laughlinstown camp during the Irish rebellion the same year.

It is sold with a parchment relating to the freedom of the city of Cork, inscribed with Major Loftus and dated September 12, 1809. View and bid for this silver box via thesaleroom.com.

3. Elizabethan Manuscript

This Elizabethan manuscript succession book by Thomas Cony of Bassingthorpe, Lincolnshire, circa 1564-1608, went on sale for the first time since the 17th century at Tennants of Leyburn on July 28.

This historical document revealing the domestic and commercial transactions of a powerful member of the English merchant class was first brought to public attention by the famous antiquarian Edmond Turnor (1754-1829), who published a selection of passages and an introduction to the acts of the Société des Antiquaires in 1794.

Estimate £ 2000-3000. View and make an offer for this Elizabethan manuscript through thesaleroom.com.

4. Photo by Edward Seago


Edward Seago’s ‘A Norfolk Lane With Farm Cart’ – valued at £ 20,000-30,000 at Andrew Smith & Son.

that of Edward Seago A Norfolk Lane with farm cart, an oil on panel measuring 18 inches x 2 feet (45 x 60 cm), was previously at dealers Agnew & Son and Colnaghi before being offered to the seller in 1972.

It is valued at £ 20,000-30,000 in Andrew Smith & Son’s two-day sale of classic and contemporary interiors in Itchen Stoke, Winchester, July 28-29.

5. Lucian Freud’s pencil sketch


A pencil sketch of Lucian Freud by his daughter Jane McAdam Freud (born 1958) – estimated between £ 1,000 and £ 2,000 at Ewbank.

A pencil sketch by artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011) taken from life by his daughter Jane McAdam Freud (born 1958) was sent to the Ewbank Contemporary Art Auction on July 29 with an estimate of 1 000 to 2000 £.

Signed and dated 13 June ’11 lower right, the framed 14 x 14 cm (5 ½ x 5 ½ in) drawing is possibly the final portrait of Freud, who died a little over five weeks later.

The seller’s father purchased the sketch directly from the artist who was a personal friend. View and bid for this sketch by artist Lucian Freud via thesaleroom.com.


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