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This Sèvres coffee can and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe) above, c.1780-85, is decorated in puce camaieu with a depiction of the death of Cleopatra and vignettes of instruments, trophies and flowers. It carries the factory marks and blue LG painter's marks for Étienne-Charles Leguay.

A near-identical painting of Cleopatra by the same artist appears on an egg cup in the Louis XVI service at Buckingham Palace, while the Victoria and Albert Museum has a can and saucer from the same service, depicting the rape of Proserpina.

This pair (a section of the saucer is broken and restuck) was purchased from London dealership E&H Manners in 1988 by Judith Howard, a former curator at the V&A, whose collection of Sèvres and Vincennes comes for sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on February 4. It carries an estimate of £1000-1500.

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Moulded with swimming fish, a jade green glass Formose pattern vase by Lalique carries an estimate of £1200-2000 at the sale of British and Continental Ceramics and Glass at McTear’s of Glasgow on January 30.

The 7in (17cm) high vase is numbered 934 to the base and has the etched signature R Lalique, indicating it is an early-20th century piece.

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This Whitefriars oversize 5½in (14cm) high millefiori glass paperweight of mushroom form shown above is thought to be a prototype (one of two made) created for Harrods but never progressed to full production.

It is among a group of Whitefriars paperweights for sale at Amersham Auction Rooms in Buckinghamshire on February 6.

The estimate is £1200-1600.

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This triple-cased pocket watch above is a type made for the Turkish market. The verge watch signed for Marwick Markham Pascal, London, has Ottoman numerals to the dial with a silver case hallmarked for IR, London 1822. The second case is made in tortoiseshell with pique decoration and the outer case (unmarked) is embossed with floral decoration.

It has an estimate of £500-600 at Sterling Vault in Farnham, Surrey, on January 30.

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