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With the establishment of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company in 1862, the company gradually gained recognition for its Far Eastern-inspired designs.

This early 20th century 5in (12cm) high Royal Worcester vase above, influenced by a Chinese rootwood brush pot, carries an estimate of £200-300 at David Duggleby in Scarborough on December 14.

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This Edwardian mahogany-cased rolling sign above displays the names of 19 different doctors. Made for either a hospital or a surgery, it has an estimate of £100-150 at Pilton Auctions in Barnstaple, Devon, on December 14.

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This early-19th century Scottish provincial silver fiddle pattern toddy ladle above has marks for Robert Robertson (b.1793) of Cupar, the small Fife market town to the north of Edinburgh. It dates to c.1830.

The estimate is £350-450 at Taylors of Montrose on December 14.

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Two handwritten ledgers documenting the dates, meetings, runners and riders at Newmarket Races in the mid-18th century are on offer at Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds on December 1.

The first volume covers race meetings from March 1744 to April 1757. The second is dated May 1756 to April 1762. The pair carries an estimate of £300-500.

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