The striking enamel panel and unmarked silver brooch is attributed to Phoebe Anna Traquair – the first woman elected to the Royal Scottish Academy.
It is believed to date from around 1909 with the enamel depicting a slumbering figure with two angels in attendance, one angel playing a stringed instrument, all in a landscape, with pallion detail and highlights, in an elongated hexagonal bead and cord border mount, 5 cm by 4 cm overall.
This enamel is similar to the Traquair enamel panel, titled 'The Dream' in the Victoria & Albert collection, M198-1976, signed, titled and dated 1909 to the reverse.
This panel was part of an extensive donation to the V&A in 1976 from the artist's granddaughter Margaret Bartholomew.
The example to be offered at Greenslade Taylor Hunt is a reverse image of the same subject matter. The frame has similarities to a signed and dated pendant by Traquair titled 'The Awakening', 1903.
The auctioneers are indebted to Dr Elizabeth Cumming, of the University of Edinburgh, a historian and curator who writes on Scottish art and design, in identifying this work.
The piece has a pre-sale estimate of £1,200-£1,500.
On a more modest scale, but just as appealing is a pewter inkwell by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. This is guided at £120-£180.
The auction will also include seven pictures by ever-popular local artist Harry Frier. Among these are a view of Bridge Street and The Coal Orchard.
The antiques sale will be followed by the quarterly collectors’ sale on Friday, December 8. This will include a good collection of aviation prints signed by Second World War aircrew.
The auctioneers have a reputation for attracting excellent diecast model cars and the December sale will certainly deliver in this regard. A good section of British and German stamps is also anticipated.
Entries are currently being accepted for both sales.
For more information please contact the saleroom on 01823 332525.