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Mounted in a modern winged gold brooch, this ancient Egyptian scarab beetle above has been dated to the Middle Kingdom and late Second Intermediate Period (c.1950-1600BC).

The property of an English collector acquired prior to 1968, it is estimated at £250-450 in a sale of antiquities and tribal art at Chiswick Auctions on April 9.

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This charger above was made at the Bombay School of Art, which traded as Wonderland Art Pottery under the direction of George Wilkins Terry from the mid-1870s until about 1890. London department store Liberty imported some of the Wonderland wares to sell in its Regent Street shop.

Much of the decoration was influenced by the paintings at the Ajanta cave complex in western India. Students were also encouraged to adapt Ajanta motifs, as here, in an attempt to encourage traditions of Indian rather than European art.

The 18in (46cm) wide piece c.1880 is estimated at £300-500 in the Lyon & Turnbull auction in Edinburgh on April 3.

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Renowned for its stylish look, the Transcriptor hydraulic turntable was designed by David Gammon in 1963, inspired by clocks and watches from the 17th and 18th centuries.

It achieved cult status in Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1971 film A Clockwork Orange.

An early 1960s example with Transcriptor stylus scales is estimated at £300-500 at the C&T auction on April 3 in Tunbridge Wells.

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A further offering of pictures and items from the estate of Russian avant-garde artist Marie Vorobieff Marevna (1892-1984) – the so-called ‘first women Cubist’ – forms part of a dedicated online sale at London auction house Roseberys, concluding on March 28.

Blonde lady in blue wrap, c.1960, a 2ft 6in x 20in (76 x 50.5cm) oil and graphite on canvas, is estimated at £200-400. It comes with a photograph of Marevna painting the portrait with the sitter in her home in Ealing, west London.

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