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Royal Doulton Lady Jester figure – £820 at Michael J Bowman.

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Also known as Jane the Foole – Leslie Harradine having modelled it on the court jester to Catherine Parr, Anne Boleyn and Queen Mary I – it was produced from 1927-38 but is considered scarce enough to be a target today.

Examples in perfect condition are touted at £3000 and more online, while one with a broken leg and a crack to the pedestal was sold at £360 by Potteries Auctions (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Newcastle-under-Lyme last October.

The Chudleigh figure, estimated at £400-600, sold to a Scottish collector at £820.