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Worcester factory creamboat c.1752-53 – estimate £12,000-15,000 at Chorley’s on March 23-24.

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The Fine Art & Antiques sale at Chorley’s in Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire, on March 23-24 (rescheduled from earlier in the year) includes a fine private collection of English porcelain.

Among a number of polychrome-decorated wares from the earliest years of the Worcester factory is this creamboat c.1752-53 (pictured top). Known as the Wigornia type (after the example with a moulded mark in the Dyson & Perrins Museum), the decoration is carefully picked out in a distinctive palette of yellow, blue, puce and green.

Sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet in New York 1973, it was acquired by the vendor from Albert Amor in 1986.

Estimate £12,000-15,000.

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Victorian necklace featuring 15 different gemstones – estimate £2500-3500 at Fellows on March 25.

The March 25 sale at Fellows in Birmingham includes this Victorian necklace with an estimate of £2500-3500.

It features 15 different gemstones identified as green chrysoberyl, yellow sapphire, red jargoon, zircon (brown), olivine (Russian), puce spinel, jacinth, sapphire, topaz (light medium orangey brown), emerald, ruby (Ceylon), yellow tourmaline, peacock spinel, brown tourmaline and ruby spinel.

The necklace comes with a fitted case for Bright & Sons of Scarborough who sold it in 1889 and original paperwork identifying the stones and listing their cost prices. Specialist Ben Randall says: “It is intriguing to see how different gem names have evolved and how the different gems were valued at the time, the gorgeous central sapphire costing almost 10 times as much as the other gems.”

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Oil on board of Whitby by Richard Eurich – estimate £3000-5000 at Lacy Scott & Knight on March 19.

This 2ft 3in x 3ft 4in (69cm x 1.01m) oil on board by Richard Eurich (1903-92) depicting Whitby Harbour is a study for the mural he produced for the Teaching Hospital, Sheffield.

Exhibited at Ash Barn Gallery, Petersfield, in 1980 and again at The Fine Art Society, London in 1991, it bears notations, squaring, and a few stray pencil marks.

Eurich had a special fondness for Whitby, which he painted numerous times in his long career. At Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds on March 19, this work is expected to bring £3000-5000.

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Black chalk drawing Le Moulin a Cafe by François Bonvin – estimate £2000-3000 at Parker Fine Art on March 18-19.

This black chalk drawing Le Moulin a Cafe is by François Bonvin (1817-87) and is signed and dated ‘13 Janvier 1879. Measuring 6 x 8in (15 x 21cm), it is recorded in the artist’s catalogue raisonné and has a provenance to the Georges Pillement collection, Paris, and the London dealership Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox.

At Parker Fine Art in Farnham, Surrey on March 18-19, it is guided at £2000-3000.

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Newly discovered drawing by Augustus John of his mistress and muse Dorelia – estimate £7000-10,000 at Tennants on March 20.

A newly discovered drawing by Augustus John (1878-1961) of his mistress and muse Dorelia is to be sold in Tennants’ British, European and Sporting Art Sale on March 20 with an estimate of £7000-10,000.

John was introduced to Dorothy ‘Dorelia’ McNeill by his sister and fellow artist Gwen John in 1903, and she was to become first his model, then his mistress, who lived with John and his wife Ida Nettleship.

Following Ida’s death in 1907, she became John’s common-law wife and by the time she died in 1969 had long been known as ‘Mrs John’.

The drawing, executed in broad strokes of charcoal on buff paper, dates from c.1903-05 at the start of their relationship.

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'The Lieben Geberge, from the Terrace at Bonn', inscribed verso 'The Seven Hills' seen from Bonn by Mrs Josephine Butler – one in a collection of seven topographical watercolours by her, estimate £150-200 at Ewbank’s on March 25.

This watercolour The Lieben Geberge, from the Terrace at Bonn is inscribed verso The Seven Hills seen from Bonn by Mrs Josephine Butler.

An early campaigner for women’s suffrage, Josephine Butler (1828-1906) also sought better treatment of prostitutes and fought child prostitution and the network of white slave trading across Europe.

A collection of seven accomplished topographical watercolours she painted during travels to Europe in the 1870s-80s comes to auction at Ewbank’s in Surrey on March 25 with estimates of £150-250 each. The current owner is Butler’s great-great-great-nephew.

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Nineteenth century gilt metal turquoise and tortoiseshell hair ornament in the antique revivalist style – estimate £150-250 at Special Auction Services on March 18.

The sale at Special Auction Services in Newbury on March 18 includes this 19th century gilt metal turquoise and tortoiseshell hair ornament in the antique revivalist style.

Estimate £150-250.

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Half-length portraits by Dutch Golden Age genre painter Jacob Frans van der Merck – estimate £6000-8000 at Roseberys on March 23.

These half-length portraits by Dutch Golden Age genre painter Jacob Frans van der Merck (c.1610-64) depict Ludwig Ziegler (1608-81) and his wife Elizabetha Margaretha Spina (1626-1702).

The paintings – although similar in composition and technique – were likely to have been produced at different times as one is completed on panel and the other (the portrait of Elizabetha dated 1647) on canvas. During this period van der Merck was a member of the painters’ guild in Dordrecht.

At the March 23 sale of Old Master, 18th and 19th century pictures at Roseberys London the pair is pitched at £6000-8000.

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First-edition copy of Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Mr Quin (1930) complete with dust-jacket – estimate £10,000-15,000 at Forum on March 25.

Only a handful of first-edition copies of Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Mr Quin (1930) have come for sale complete with dust-jacket.

This copy of her third collection of short stories, featuring the semi-supernatural figure Mr Harley Quin, is deemed ‘an excellent example of a rare and delicate dust-jacket’ and is expected to bring £10,000-15,000 at Forum’s March 25 sale of Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper.

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Three cricket bats with signatures, including one featuring both the England and Australian 1938 teams – estimate £800-1200 at Charterhouse on April 8.

These three cricket bats and stand formed part of a probate valuation at a thatched cottage near Shaftesbury. The property was previously owned by a family who had owned and run the Caius House School near Shoreham-by-Sea for many years.

One Sykes bat is signed by both the England and Australian 1938 teams including Len Hutton, Wally Hammond, Denis Compton and Don Bradman. It was originally presented to Caius House School, probably by an old pupil in July 1938. It is estimated to bring £800-1200 at the April 8 sporting sale at Charterhouse in Sherborne.

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Plaque on a bat reading Presented to Charles Lancaster Esqr by Members of the Calcutta Exhibition Cricket Team for Excellent Batting 1883-84 – estimate £150-250 at Charterhouse on April 8.

A Victorian bat from the same source has a brass plaque inscribed Presented to Charles Lancaster Esqr by Members of the Calcutta Exhibition Cricket Team for Excellent Batting 1883-84. It is expected to bring £150-250.

The stand and the remaining bat are guided at £100-200.

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Emin Relief Star given by the Royal Geographical Society to those who took part in the expedition to rescue Emin Pasha led by Henry Morton Stanley – estimate £400-600 at Bonhams on March 24.

The Emin Relief Star is a rare award given by the Royal Geographical Society to those who took part in the expedition to rescue Emin Pasha led by Henry Morton Stanley.

Only about 200 of these stars were ordered from Carrington & Co, and made in silver by Barnet Henry Joseph & Co of Birmingham in 1889.

This example, previously owned by Sir William Mackinnon of Balnakiel, Argyle, the founder of the British India Steam Navigation Company, has an estimate of £400-600 at Bonhams’ sale of Coins and Medals on March 24.

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Pair of 19th century Grand Tour bronzes of Mercury and Fortuna after Giambologna – estimate £1000-1500 at Michael Bowman on March 27.

A pair of 19th century Grand Tour bronzes of Mercury and Fortuna after Giambologna, each standing 20in (50cm) high on circular plinths, are expected to bring £1000-1500 at Michael Bowman in Newton Abbot on March 27.

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Pair of 28-bore flintlock overcoat pistols by Richardson of Manchester and London, c.1810 – estimate £1500-2000 at Lockdales on March 27-28.

The sale at Lockdales in Ipswich on March 27-28 includes, estimated at £1500-2000, this pair of 28-bore flintlock overcoat pistols by Richardson of Manchester and London, c.1810. The pair is offered in excellent condition in a case with pincer mould, powder flask and cleaning rod.

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Late 16th century European battle axe – estimate £1500-2500 at David Stanley on March 18.

This late 16th century European battle axe is decorated with birds in a foliate surround. It would have been for the use of a high-ranking soldier, mainly for ceremonial purposes, and the condition of the leather grip suggests it has seen some action.

At tool specialist David Stanley’s auction in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire, on March 18 it has a guide of £1500-2500.

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