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Hampel Fine Art, Munich, December 9

Pair of 17th century Italian alabaster vases, 2ft 1in (63cm) high.

Estimate: €25,000-40,000

Hammer: €25,000

Holts, Wolferton, Norfolk, December 14

Boss & Co 12-bore single-trigger self-opening rounded bar sidelock ejector, serial no 8118 for 1936.

Estimate: £14,000-16,000

Hammer: £18,000

EP Deutsch, Vienna, December 14

Circle of Arthur William Devis (1762-1822), Indian and English soldiers at night, a scene from the 1st Indian- British War, oil on canvas, 6ft 7in x 4ft 11in (2.03 x 1.5m).

Estimate: €1600-3200

Hammer: €19,500


Moore Allen & Innocent, Cirencester, December 8

Qing carved hardwood four-fold screen signed to inside of uprights, 6ft 9in wide by 7ft 8in high (2.02 x 2.36m), various losses and repairs.

Estimate: £300-500

Hammer: £45,000

Wessex Auction Rooms, Chippenham, December 11

Portrait of a Naval officer with black attendant, oil on canvas, identified verso as Admiral Sir Courtenay Boyle (1770- 1844), by George Henry Harlow, 21 x 14in (52 x 35cm).

Estimate: 50-80

Hammer: £6500

Mendip Auction Rooms, Binegar, Somerset, December 11

Chinese carved hardwood cabinet, probably 20th century, 2ft 1in (65cm) wide.

Estimate: £250-350

Hammer: £9600

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Auctioneers are asked to send details of specialist book sales, as well as those sales that may contain significant book and ephemera sections, to:

Ian McKay Tel: +44 (0)1795 890475 email: ianmckay1@btinternet.com