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An early 19th century twin-handled chamber pot – £2200 at Lockdales.

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A decent piece of Georgian pearlware in itself, the pot decorated with hand-painted ochre leaves, featured a painted bust of Napoleon within the 10½in (26.5cm) diameter bowl along with the word Petreat (Let him perish).

Rare enough to warrant a £1000-2000 estimate at the sale on February 15, it sold to a collector.