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On one side Van Riebeeck is shown praying before the Dutch national flag at the cape and, on the other, the first settlers rowing to shore from the ships which are anchored below Table Mountain.

Designed by Charles Noke and Harry Fenton, the 10½in (27cm) tall piece is guided at £1000-2000 in Potteries Auctions’ February 11 sale in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.


This late Victorian gold, ruby and diamond heart pendant is included in Fellows’ antique and modern jewellery sale in Birmingham on February 9.

The pendant features a central cushion-shape ruby, with old-cut diamond surrounds and a later 9ct gold surmount with hallmarks for Birmingham. Estimate £800-1200.


Containing a 3D figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, this Georgian twin-handled pearlware chamberpot is typical of the scurrilous images of the French ruler produced in Britain during the early 19th century. Such pots were produced in numbers for both decorative and practical purposes, but few have survived.

This 10½in (26.5cm) wide pot is also painted with the Latin word pereat (let him perish) and is decorated to the outside with hand-painted ochre leaves.

It is guided at £1000-2000 in Lockdales’ sale in Ipswich on February 15-16.


A signed set of books by American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), more familiarly known by his pen name Mark Twain, features in Cuttlestones’ February 3 sale in Wolverhampton.

The 16 volumes, part of an incomplete 22-volume author’s edition de luxe set published in 1899-1901 by Chatto & Windus, includes two major classics of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

The edition was limited to 620 copies for sale in Great Britain and its dependencies, though it is thought that only 250 were sold.

Numbered 48/620, this part set also includes the author’s signature S L Clemens in Volume I of The Innocents Abroad. Estimate £600-1000.