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A silver mounted horse hoof inkwell, inscribed with a reference to the Battle of Waterloo, features in Dawsons Auctioneers’ sale in Maidenhead on July 22.

The hinged lid displays an armorial shield with two rampant lions and opens to reveal an inscription that reads The last Waterloo horse, belonging to the 2nd Life Guards. Buried in Hyde Park, 1836.

During the battle, the 2nd Life Guards regiment formed the celebrated charging line of Lord Somerset’s Household Brigade against the French cuirassiers, which saved the British centre from being overrun.

The hoof itself is incised H 18, and the silver mounts are hallmarked for London 1845 and Charles Rawlings & William Summers.

Estimate £1000-1500.

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A Pilkington’s lustre bowl is priced at £1450 from British Art Pottery dealership AD Antiques.

Measuring 12½in (32cm) wide and dated to 1925, it is decorated with a winged beast by William Mycock.


An unopened figure of Boba Fett from The Return of the Jedi is included in a single-owner collection of Star Wars memorabilia on offer at Thomson Roddick Auctioneers in Carlisle on July 26.

Made by Palitoy of General Mills and bearing the Trilogo, the 3½in (9cm) figure is estimated at £1200-1500.

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A Daisy Makeig-Jones (1881-1945) creation for Wedgwood is estimated at £1000-2000 in the Mallams Cheltenham August 16 sale.

The 7in (18cm) wide Fairyland lustre octagonal bowl, c.1928, is decorated with the Bird in a Hoop and Rainbow Landscape pattern on the inside and the Gargoyle pattern to the exterior.