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Roseberys’ sale of Islamic & Indian Art in West Norwood, south London, on October 22 will be led by this 5in (13cm) 3600-year-old Egyptian blue faience hippopotamus figurine on offer with a £15,000-20,000 estimate.

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1. Egyptian blue faience hippopotamus figurine

Roseberys’ sale of Islamic & Indian Art in West Norwood, south London, on October 22 will be led by this 5in (13cm) 3600-year-old Egyptian blue faience hippopotamus figurine.

Dated to the Middle Kingdom or Second Intermediate Period, it shares similarities with other figurines found in several international museums including William, the famous faience hippo in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art who serves as the museum’s informal mascot.

On offer with a £15,000-20,000 estimate, the piece was first recorded in the Adda family collection formed in the 1920s-30s. It passed by descent and now forms part of a consignment of nearly 100 lots from ‘the property of a lady’.

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2. Modern British painting

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‘Pegging the Washing’ by Fred Dubery, an 3ft x 2ft 4in (91 x 71cm) oil on canvas, unframed, is estimated at £300-500 at Sworders.

Pictures and sculptures by two Suffolk artists will be auctioned to raise funds for a local artistic community.

Artists Fred Dubery (1926-2011) and Joanne Brogden (1929-2013) left a cash bequest and the contents of their studios for the benefit of the East Anglian Art Fund.

The studio sale of more than 500 original works forms part of an auction of Modern British and 20th Century Art at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet on October 22. For more on this sale visit ATG's article here.

Many of the works in the Sworders sale are unsigned and unframed but each bears a studio sale stamp providing a full provenance.

The sale comprises some pictures in group lots of three or four with estimates of between £100-500.

Others such as Pegging the Washing are sold as single lots. Pegging the Washing by Fred Dubery, an 3ft x 2ft 4in (91 x 71cm) oil on canvas, unframed, is estimated at £300-500 at Sworders.

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3. Christopher Dresser Linthorpe sake bottle

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This rare 7in (17cm) Linthorpe sake bottle, modelled on a Fijian prototype, was designed for the Middlesbrough pottery by Dr Christopher Dresser, c.1880. It carries an estimate of £400-600 in the sale of Decorative Arts & Design at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on October 23.

This rare 7in (17cm) Linthorpe sake bottle, modelled on a Fijian prototype, was designed for the Middlesbrough pottery by Dr Christopher Dresser, c.1880.

A similar tray based on a Fijian libation vessel was also produced at the time.

With impressed maker’s marks and an indistinct impressed facsimile signature, it carries an estimate of £400-600 in the sale of Decorative Arts & Design at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on October 23.

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4. Enamelled and parcel gilt huqqa

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This late 18th or early 19th century enamelled and parcel gilt huqqa from Lucknow is one of a number of pieces of Indian art from the Jourdan-Barry collection to be offered by Chiswick Auctions on as part of an Islamic & Indian Art sale on October 25. It is estimated at £2000-3000.

This late 18th or early 19th century enamelled and parcel gilt huqqa from Lucknow is one of a number of pieces of Indian art from the Jourdan-Barry collection to be offered by Chiswick Auctions on as part of an Islamic & Indian Art sale on October 25. It is estimated at £2000-3000.

Marseille collector Pierre Jourdan-Barry, who died in 2016, formed collections in diverse areas entering the market of Indian decorative arts in the 1980s. He was often a strong bidder in the saleroom and had bought this piece at Christie’s in 2011 for £15,000.

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5. Chinese silver badge

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On October 26 Stamford Auction Rooms in Lincolnshire will offer the collection of Dr Jocelyn Chatterton, a specialist in Qing and Ming dynasty textiles and court costume. This 12in (30cm) 5th rank civil badge is among the pieces illustrated in her book Chinese Silks and Sewing Tools. Estimate: £160-200.

On October 26 Stamford Auction Rooms in Lincolnshire will offer the collection of Dr Jocelyn Chatterton, a specialist in Qing and Ming dynasty textiles and court costume.

This 12in (30cm) 5th rank civil badge, worked with a silver pheasant in flight over waves and auspicious objects – symbolising ‘may all you wish for come to you’ – is among the pieces illustrated in her book Chinese Silks and Sewing Tools.

Estimate £160-200.

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