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A pair of Royal Worcester two-handled vases and covers are for sale on October 4 at Toovey’s of Washington, West Sussex.

The 16½in (42cm) vases date to c.1903 and were painted by John Stinton (1854-1956), renowned at Worcester for his scenes of highland cattle.

Estimate £10,000-12,000.

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Pair of Royal Worcester two-handled vases and covers which are estimated at £10,000-12,000 at Toovey’s sale on October 4.

Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson furniture will go under the hammer at Sworders in Stansted Mountfitchet on October 9.

The furniture was commissioned in the 1920s-30s to fit out the offices of the Horlicks factory in Slough, built in 1908 by company co-founder James Horlick (1844-1921) to produce the famous malted milk drink.

The group of approximately 45 lots of Arts & Crafts oak furniture, representing one of ‘Mouseman’s’ largest commissions from the prime period of his career, is being sold by British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. GSK has recently put the Horlicks brand up for sale.

This 4ft 11in x 2ft 4in (1.51m x 72cm) kneehole oak partners’ desk, commissioned in 1930 at the cost of £22, is guided at £4000-6000.

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Lucie Rie (1902-95) is among the studio potters whose names will feature in a two-day auction of ceramics and modern design at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield, Cheshire, on October 11-12.

This 8½in (22cm) high porcelain bottle by Rie, decorated in a bronze glaze with sgraffito lines, is estimated at £8000-12,000.

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