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This mid-18th century glass above with a triple-knopped tear drop stem is engraved with a view of industrial buildings, together with the Dutch inscription Het Welwaren Van Onse Fabrik (To the success of our factory).

The estimate is £1400-1600 at Wilkinson’s in Doncaster on September 29.

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A 12½in (32cm) George V Royal Air Force mahogany mess mantel timepiece c.1918-23 carries an estimate of £1000-1500 at Dreweatts’ clocks and instruments sale at Donington Priory on October 2.

Although unsigned, the substantial four-pillar movement is probably by FW Elliott, the principal supplier of timepieces to the RAF which included dial clocks, mess timepieces and the now much sought after ‘sector’ wall clocks.

By repute the clock, engraved with RAF in block capital script only (minus the crest typical found on other examples), was formerly at RAF Manston in Kent.

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Prompted by the Prince of Wales, between 1932-34 Clarice Cliff worked as the art director for the Modern Art for the Table project that engaged close to 30 artists in the production of designs for tableware.

Contributors included Duncan Grant, Paul Nash, Barbara Hepworth and Vanessa Bell with the results launched at Harrods, London, in October 1934.

Many of the designs received a mixed response but the most successful was the Circus range of tablewares designed by Dame Laura Knight in her distinctive linear style.

A pair of 4in (11cm) Circus candlesticks modelled in the form of two clowns back-to-back is estimated at £1600-1800 at Duke’s of Dorchester on September 26.

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