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Attributed to Hungarian painter Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (1861-1927), a still-life with flowers and fruit features in Dreweatts’ summer sale in Donnington Priory, Newbury, on August 22.

The 2ft 1in x 2ft 7in (64 x 80cm) oil on canvas is understood to have come from Czechoslovakia to the UK with the vendor’s grandmother, who escaped the Nazis c.1937-38.

It is also believed to be an early work by the artist and shows the strong influence of Rippl-Ronai’s tutor Mihaly Munkacsy, with whom he started studying in 1886.

Estimate £8000-12,000.

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Imitating an ornate display case filled with precious ornaments, a Chinese wall panel will feature among the Asian art at Chiswick Auctions in London on September 5.

Made in the 19th century from jade, amber, coral and wood, the 5in (12.5cm) long piece will be offered with another, estimated at £6000-8000.

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This 23½in (60cm) high Meissen porcelain ewer, representing water, was created as part of a series of four ewers, each symbolising a different element.

It was modelled after the original by JJ Käendler, principal modeller at the Meissen factory from 1742-75.

Featuring a naval scene cast in relief, the c.1880 ewer is decorated with figures of Neptune, mermaids, dolphins and galloping horses, and is set on a flared circular base.

It is priced at £18,000 from the Mayfair Gallery in London.

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