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Lowry sketch leads Peter Wilson February Fine Art sale

A work on paper by the celebrated English artist L.S Lowry will lead a forthcoming sale at Peter Wilson Fine Art Auctioneers.
Dated 1961, the pencil sketch depicts Clifton Moss Farm in Lancashire, just a few miles from the town of Pendlebury where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, and is expected to sell for £10,000-£15,000.

Further significant artworks on offer will include several by the British painter and sculptor Geoffrey Key, regarded as one of the most important ‘Northern Artists’, whose work has been exhibited around the world and has risen significantly in value in recent years.

‘Waiting to Dance’, painted in 1998, comes with an estimate of £6,000-£8,000, followed by the landscape ‘Blue Hills II’, valued at £5,000-£7,000; ‘River & Trees II’, estimated at £3,000-£5,000; and ‘Clouds’, also priced at £3,000-£5,000.

Other notable artists represented in the sale include Henry Scott Tuke, William Mellor, Charles Spencelayh, Ken Howard and William Turner.

Away from fine art, the auction will include jewellery and watches such as a white gold three stone diamond ring estimated at £4,400-£4,600, a fancy pinkish brown, brilliant cut diamond ring valued at £3,000-£3,200, and an Ebel 18K gold and diamond lady’s bracelet watch priced at £2,800-£3,000.

Further treasures on offer include a luxurious antique Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, dating from the late 19th-early 20th century, estimated at £4,000-£5,000; a Wedgwood Cupid Jasper mantel clock valued at £3,000-£4,000; and a 14ct gold, jewelled and enamelled cigarette case, circa 1882 – 1909, estimated at £3,000-£4,000.

The February Fine Art Sale takes place on February 18.

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