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Roseberys’ 488-lot sale of Islamic & Indian Arts in London on October 23 will feature a private collection of Indian miniatures assembled by renowned novelist and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and her husband Cyrus Jhabvala.

Among the highlights is an18th century miniature of a lady at her toilette from Bundi in north-west India. The 11 x 8in (28 x 21cm) gouache is estimated at £2000-3000.

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A Battle of Waterloo manuscript that details the distribution of prize money has been consigned to Halls’ sale in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on October 25.

Titled Prize Money Granted for the Battle of Waterloo and Capture of Paris in the Year 1815, it contains 70 pages, written in neat secretarial hand. It details numbers of all the troops in Britain, the Netherlands, Hanover and Brunswick that fought in the battle and includes copies of letters concerning the prize money from the Duke of Wellington and his army officers.

The manuscript comes in a bound contemporary red morocco gilt cover and was purchased by the vendor 50 years ago with a box of Just William and Biggles books for £1. Estimate £2500-3000.


An Arts & Crafts copper and enamel casket by Frederic James Shields (1833-1911) will go under the hammer at Lyon & Turnbull on October 25 in Edinburgh.

The British artist and designer was closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites through Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown.

The 6 x 3in (15 x 8cm) box features an enamelled panel to the lid of grazing sheep and a faun playing pipes, and a hinged clasp set with enamel cabochon and worked with interwoven leafy tendrils.

Estimate £2000-3000.


Dreweatts’ Interiors sale in Donnington Priory on October 24 will feature an Aesthetic Movement ebonised and painted side cabinet designed by the architect Thomas Edward Collcutt (1840-1924) for Collinson & Lock.

The 7ft 10in (2.39m) high piece dates from c.1871, around the time that Collcutt was designing a number of black ebonised furniture for Collinson & Lock. It is estimated at £3000-5000.

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