ONE MAN'S MEAT
Sydney Duckitt, born 1905, son of a Yorkshire industrialist, founded an engineering company and put his brass into French furniture, porcelain, clocks, ivories and other artworks. His 386 lots of Japanese and Chinese ivories are at Phillips, Tuesday (11am) - the biggest collection to hit the market in 15 years and a likely indicator of the worth of carvings in this stigmatised material. Rest of the collection: Wednesday (11am).
NECK AND NECK
British portraits and sporting pictures, ditchwater of the British art market, are at Sotheby's, Tuesday (10.30am) and Christie's Wednesday (11am). Sotheby's larger, poorer quality sale is better for bargains. With the pound weak, maybe Americans and Continentals will breathe new life into these old nags.
Bradford: Power tools, garden and gym equipment, wines and spirits, toys at Brick Lane Mills, Thornton Road, Tuesday (10am). De Romes (0274 734116).
Rothwell, Leeds: Classic and collectors' motor vehicles at Central Motor Auctions, Pontefract Road (0532 820707).
Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary: Contents of Cregg House, on the premises. Artworks and an Empire revival boat-shaped bed carved with swans, est IR pounds 2,000- pounds 3,000, Tuesday (10.30am). Mealy's (010 353 564 1229).
Guildford: Furniture, electrical equipment, bicycles, Slyford Green, Tuesday (11am). South East Marts (0483 573386).
Warrington: US government surplus, pick-ups and trailers, tool kits, copying machines, colour televisions, Tuesday at RAF Burtonwood. DRMO Molesworth (0480 842633).
Deptford: Furniture and household effects, computers, tomorrow (11am) at Arch Auction Rooms, Deptford Trading Estate (081-694 1656).
Today and tomorrow: Antiques Fair, Buxton (Unicorn Fairs; 0989 87312). Thursday-Saturday: Annual Norfolk Easter Antiques, Norwich (Anglian Arts & Antiques; 0986 872368). Friday- Saturday: Truro Antiques, Collectors and Book, City Hall (West Country Antiques and Collectors Fairs; 0225 424677).
Countrywide by Antiques Trade Gazette (071-930 4957) and Government Auction News (071-734 8291/4, hotline 0891 887700).
Look out for
Darfield: Contents of a snooker club, including 10 full-size tables, Black Jack gaming machine, bar furniture at Top Spot, 2 Snape Hill Road, Wednesday (11am). Harrison & Son (0924 279005).Reuse content