Auctioneers Bellmans will include a pair of Meissen squirrels, modelled by J.J.Kändler and dated to c.1750 in their forthcoming sale.

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Consigned from a private vendor whose mother was a keen collector and lived in Holland, they measure 7½in (19.5cm) and 8¾in (22cm) high.

With some restoration and small chips, they will be offered in their sale on March 26 in West Sussex.

They are estimated at £8000-12,000.

Contact 01403 700858.