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This Moorish-style 19th century Italian ivory inlaid centre table is estimated at £2000-3000 in Chilcotts’ auction on June 1.

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1. A Royal Crown Derby tureen and cover

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A tureen and cover from the service made for Tiffany’s private client Judge Elbert Henry Gary are estimated at £2000-3000 in Paul Beighton’s auction on May 27.

Among the most celebrated services commissioned by Tiffany in New York from Royal Crown Derby during the first quarter of the 20th century was the service made for Tiffany’s private client Judge Elbert Henry Gary (1846-1927), a corporate lawyer and founder of the United States Steel Corporation.

After his death in 1927, a large portion of his collection was auctioned for over $2m, an auction record at the time for a single-owner sale.

A tureen and cover from the service, painted by Albert Gregory with panels of flowers framed within elaborately moulded gilt cartouches, is estimated at £2000-3000 in Paul Beighton’s auction on May 27 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The lot can be viewed on thesaleroom.com.

2. A horse-racing cup

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A horse-racing cup won by Colonel Arthur Waite, a Grand Prix motor-racing winner turned horse race owner, is estimated at £300-500 at Plymouth Auction Rooms on May 29.

This horse-racing cup was won by Colonel Arthur Waite (1894-1991), a Grand Prix motor-racing winner turned horse race owner.

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Waite served at Gallipoli and was later hospitalised where he met his future wife, Irene Austin, who was the daughter of Herbert Austin of Austin Motor Company fame. Waite won motor racing events at Brooklands in Surrey and Monza in Milan. In Australia, his Austin 7 won the 100-mile road race, later to become known as the 1928 Australian Grand Prix.

This 10in (25cm) high silver gilt cup, hallmarked for London 1965 and surmounted with a pineapple finial to the cover, was won in 1966 by Waite’s horse Nous Esperons at Salisbury’s Bibury Cup race, run at the course since 1899.

The cup is estimated at £300-500 at Plymouth Auction Rooms on May 29 in Devon. The lot can be viewed on thesaleroom.com.

3. A 17th century Bills of Mortality 

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A first edition issue list of the deaths recorded in all the London parishes during the Great Plague in 1665-66 is up for sale at Forum Auctions on May 30 estimated at £2000-3000.

The Great Plague – the last major epidemic of the bubonic plague to occur in England – was a devastating event in London, wiping out an estimated 100,000 people between 1665-66.

A first edition issue list of the deaths recorded in all the London parishes during that year is up for sale at Forum Auctions in Mayfair, London, on May 30.

Titled London’s Dreadful Visitation: Or, a Collection of all the Bills of Mortality for this Present Year, it lists a total of 97,306 deaths, 68,596 of which were as a result of the plague. It also comes with an extra folding table detailing ‘all the Christnings and… Burials from the 19 of December, 1665. To the 18 of December, 1666’ – of which only two others are recorded. Estimate £2000-3000.

The lot can be viewed on thesaleroom.com.

4. A Pinocchio first edition 

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A rare first edition in book form of Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, which has a frontispiece and 61 illustrations by the Italian cartoonist Enrico Mazzanti, is estimated at £8000-12,000 at Chiswick Auctions on May 29.

This picture is from a rare first edition in book form of Carlo Collodi’s (1826-90) famous children’s classic The Adventures of Pinocchio, which was originally published in instalments from July 1881.

The tale appeared in the weekly magazine Il Giornale per i Bambini up to chapter 15, with the remaining part published for the first time by Felice Poggi in 1883.

This book, which has a frontispiece and 61 illustrations by the Italian cartoonist Enrico Mazzanti (1850-1910), is estimated at £8000-12,000 at Chiswick Auctions in west London on May 29.

The lot can be viewed on thesaleroom.com.

5. A 19th century Italian table

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This Moorish-style 19th century Italian ivory inlaid centre table is estimated at £2000-3000 in Chilcotts’ auction on June 1.

This Moorish-style 19th century Italian ivory inlaid centre table is decorated with detailed panels depicting European river landscape and rural scenes with masks to each of the four corners.

The 4ft 4in (1.3m) wide piece comes from a private collection in north Somerset and will go under the hammer at Chilcotts’ saleroom in Honiton, Devon, on June 1.

Estimate £2000-3000. The lot can be viewed on thesaleroom.com.