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Sworders’ December 5 sale in Stansted Mountfitchet features this Anglo-Indian pierced box.

Made in Delhi or Amritsar, the 17in (44cm) wide box dates from c.1880-1900 and is decorated with intricate pierced panels and raised on elephant feet.

Estimate £2000-3000.

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Doulton & Co in Lambeth is probably best known today for the ornamental ‘Doulton Ware’, but it was first and foremost a manufacturer of industrial ceramics, including water filters, drainage pipes and sanitary fittings. In particular, its thick and heavy stoneware was well-suited to the chemical industry.

This pair of Doulton chemical or acid vats is included in East Bristol Auctions’ sale on November 24. Standing 5ft (1.53m) high, the vats were made in c.1940s for a chemical factory in Bristol and are thought to have contained zinc. They were removed in the 1960s by a factory worker and have remained in the same family since.

The vats are estimated at £1000-2000 each.

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This 2ft 4in (71cm) high white mohair Steiff teddy bear called Beau is looking for a new home. Dating from c.1908, it is estimated at £2000-3000 in Special Auction Services’ sale on November 30 in Newbury.

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An Irish art sale at Whyte’s of Dublin on November 27 will feature paintings from the estate of the late Belfast artist Robert Taylor Carson (1919-2008).

Trained at the Belfast College of Art, Carson went on to paint a wide range of subjects, drawing inspiration from his travels at home and abroad in North America and Europe.

An interest in people and their way of life is a common thread throughout his oeuvre.

Taking Stock, a 2ft x 2ft 6in (61 x 76cm) oil on canvas of a cattle auction painted in 1998, is estimated at €3000-5000.

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