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The Titanian glaze – one of several new glazes perfected by the Doulton factory under the aegis of Charles Noke in the early 1900s – uses a titanium oxide which results in its blue tone.

A number of leading factory artists painted pieces for the range including Harry Allen, Harry Tittensor and F Henri - whose signature appears to this 6in (15cm) vase c.1920 decorated with a swan and cygnet, above.

With a printed back stamp titled Titanian, it is pitched at £200-300 by Special Auction Services, Newbury, on October 1.

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This unusual William IV needlework sampler above, worked with an alphabet, a crown and the first verse of Psalm 41, is signed and dated Cottayam Decr 1835.

Cottayam, now Kottayam, in the state of Kerala in India was a missionary post during British rule and many schools and educational institutions were founded there.

Part of a consignment from the property of a gentleman titled A Lifetime of Collecting, the 7 x 6in (18 x 15cm) sampler in later frame carries an estimate of £150-200 at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on October 2.

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This 3in (7cm) novelty silver table lighter in the form of a jerry can above bears the Russell family crest of a goat over the motto Che Sara Sara.

Marked for Sampson Mordan & Co, Chester 1911, it is estimated at £300-400 in the September 26 auction at Gardiner Houlgate of Corsham, near Bath.

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Arguably the best-known work by Scottish artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2008) is Newton, the monumental bronze of a naked figure measuring with a pair of dividers based on William Blake’s 1795 print Newton: Personification of Man Limited by Reason. The sculpture was installed in the piazza outside the British Library in 1995.

A number of earlier versions, maquettes and studies exist. This 8in (19cm) blue washed plaster model above, signed and dated 1992 in pencil, is titled Small Newton’s Foot. It is estimated at £150-250 in Catherine Southon’s sale at Farleigh Court Golf Club, near Selsdon, Surrey, on October 2.

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