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This Charles Gouyn/St James’s factory figure of Cupid grinding arrows which comes with the original shagreen case has an estimate of £2500-3500 at Dreweatts on February 19.

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They include Bow, Chelsea and Derby figures, as well as a group of the very collectable scent bottles or toys produced at the Charles Gouyn/St James’s factory in London in the mid-1750s.

Pictured top is one of them, a 3in (8cm) high figure of Cupid grinding arrows that comes with the original shagreen case and has an estimate of £2500-3500.

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Chelsea porcelain bodkin case of c.1775 estimated at £1000-1500 in Dreweatts’ auction on February 19.

Also shown above from the same collection is a rare Chelsea porcelain bodkin case of c.1775, measuring 5in (12cm) in height, the cover surmounted by a caged hen with her chicks and with the inscription Aimons Nos Petits. It has an estimate of £1000-1500.

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