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Vincennes silver-gilt mounted ewer and basin of the first size of c.1754, estimated at £15,000-25,000 at Bonhams.

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This will feature the usual broad selection of pieces from factories across continental Europe.

Among the French highlights is a pair of late 1770s Sèvres hard paste porcelain vases painted with chinoiserie sea battles and insects that were formerly part of the collections of the Earls Spencer at Althorp, estimated at £70,000-90,000.

Also featured is this earlier, Vincennes silver-gilt mounted ewer and basin of the first size of c.1754, painted with reserves of flowers on a lapis blue ground. The set was acquired in 1960 from Newman and Newman in London and has been in the same family since, passing down by descent. It is estimated at £15,000-25,000.

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