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Dating to the 19th century, the signed Tokyo School piece is modelled as a boy accompanied by two younger children, one clambering upon his shoulder holding a crayfish, the other, with an outstretched hand, at his feet.

Estimate £15,000-20,000.

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This matching pair of ancient Greek wirework earrings was fashioned from yellow gold over 2400 years ago. Dating from c.4-5th century BC, each solid gold hoop is decorated with tightly coiled fine wires and flattened circular gold details. They are priced at £8100 from Hatton Garden jeweller Berganza.

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This view of the Thames at Southwark by James Laurent Agasse (1767-1849) stars in Thomson Roddick’s January 27 sale in Carlisle.

The 13 x 20in (34 x 52cm) oil on lined canvas depicts figures in rowing boats in front of the landmarks of Blackfriars Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and, to the far right of the canvas, Albion Mill.

It is believed to have been painted c.1816-18 when Agasse made several studies on the Thames, culminating in his large Landing at Westminster Bridge which was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1818. The canvas, last offered at Sotheby’s in March 1984, carries an estimate of £15,000-20,000.

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